A Guide to the Graves Mill (Madison County, Va.) Records,1784-1886 Graves Mill (Petersburg, Va.), Records, 1784-1886 45458

A Guide to the Graves Mill (Madison County, Va.) Records,1784-1886

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 45458


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
45458
Title
Graves Mill (Madison County, Va.) Records, 1784-1886
Physical Description
.9 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Graves Mill (Madison County, Va.) Records, 1784-1886. Accession 45458. Business records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of John Y. and Dana S. Faulconer, Orange, Virginia.


Historical Information

Graves Mill was constructed in the 1790's, and supplied flour and corn products to the local community around the present day village of Wolftown in Madison County, Virginia. The gristmill was built by Thomas Graves (1733-1810). The complex also included a hemp and saw mill. Graves was also a distiller of spirits, and sold brandy. There was also a substantial blacksmith operation on site. The original mill site was constructed in 1745 by David Jones. Graves and his sons built a five-story gristmill over the foundation of the earlier mill, and in 1921, it was purchased by Silas Byron Deale, who reduced the structure to three stories.

Scope and Content

Records, 1784-1886, of Graves Mill, a gristmill located in Madison County, Virginia, and operated by Thomas Graves (1733-1810) and his sons. Includes account books, bonds, correspondence, daybook, ledgers, list of hires, orders for payments or goods, promissory notes, ticket and memorandum book, and other items.


Contents List

Accounts and Receipts, 1785-1878.
Box: 1
Folder: 1
Accounts and Receipts, n.d..
Box: 1
Folder: 2
Account Book, 1852-1856.
Box: 1
Folder: 3
Account Book, 1855-1858.
Box: 1
Folder: 4
Account Book (portion), 1858.
Box: 1
Folder: 5
Account Book (portion), 1859-1862.
Box: 1
Folder: 6
Account Book, 1869-1872.
Box: 1
Folder: 7
Account Book, 1873-1876.
Box: 1
Folder: 8
Account Book (Weldon J. Terry), 1879-1880.
Box: 1
Folder: 9
Account Book (Rudy and Graves; Rudy, Graves and Goodman), 1883-1886.
Box: 1
Folder: 10
Albert Brothers (Baltimore) Partnership Notice, 1876.
Box: 2
Folder: 1
Bonds .
Box: 2
Folder: 2
Checkbook, 1855.
Box: 2
Folder: 3
Correspondence .
Box: 2
Folder: 4
Cyphering Book (portion) .
Box: 2
Folder: 5
Daybook (Beech Grove Mills), 8 August 1825 - 2 May 1826.
Box: 2
Folder: 6
Estate of William Booton .
Box: 2
Folder: 7
Estate of Asa W. Graves .
Box: 2
Folder: 8
Estate of Thomas Hurtley .
Box: 2
Folder: 9
Estate of James Jarrell .
Box: 2
Folder: 10
Ledger, 1784-1802.
Box: 2
Folder: 11
Ledger, 1817-1823.
Box: 2
Folder: 12
Ledger, 1828-1829.
Box: 2
Folder: 13
Ledger, 1829-1832, 1879-1880.
Box: 2
Folder: 14
List of Hires .
Box: 2
Folder: 15
Miscellaneous .
Box: 2
Folder: 16
Orders for Payment or Goods .
Box: 2
Folder: 17
Promissory Notes .
Box: 2
Folder: 18
Sale Notice .
Box: 2
Folder: 19
Subscription for School Teacher .
Box: 2
Folder: 20
Ticket and Memorandum Book, 1865-1868.
Box: 2
Folder: 21
Trade Card - William H. Smoot 1784-1802.
Box: 2
Folder: 22