Luke Gibson: Birth: 3 AUG 1895 in Richmond County, Beaver Dam Township, North Carolina, USA. Death: 6 JUL 1970
Title: Richmond County Heritage Book Vol. I Published by: Walsworth Printing Co., Inc. Printed in the USA copyright 2002 Richmond County Historical Book Committee and County Heritage, Inc. Don Mills, Inc. and the Richmond County Historical Society
Page: Luke and Mary Graham Gibson Page 150
Note: her on which he erected a one room structure where he began his married life. When the main house was constructed in the late 1880's or 1890's the single room structure served as the kitchen. Luke built a grist mill-sawmill-turpentine still and operated a commissary. He added to his landholdings by buying land from neighboring McDonalds in 1882 and from his Aunt Nancy Chance. Some of those who worked for Luke were-Tom Leak-Henry Cameron-Temple Gibson-Bill Covington-Maston Chappel and Jim Love. Luke Gibson's first grist mill was on Chalk Fork Creek but after the dam broke the second one was constructed on Rooty Branch from 1920-22. The second one was bought complete from Carolina Millstone Company owned by McPherson of Cameron NC. McPherson installed the rocks-frame-hopper-meal box-etc. Mr. Roy Stutts from Cameron built the penstock and poured the concrete for the foundation of the mill. It took two years to build the dam hauling sand in the wheelbarrow. Cab Gibson built the mill house assisted by Vance Cameron-Will Steel and Fred Douglas. Rob Watkins also helped build the mill and was very adept at "sinking the pilings." The toll dish and half-bushel measure were made for the first grist mill in 1880 by John Butler.
Note: Before his marriage Luke Gibson purchased a tract of land from his Fat
Note: About eight miles north of Rockingham.
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