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Fargason's Mill

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Re: Fargason's Mill

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 10:19AM GMT
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From "Henry County Georgia: The Mother of Counties" by Vessie Thrasher Rainer
Published 1971
p. 73

“This small mill on Walnut Creek, just below the bridge on Highway 20, in McMullan’s District was one of the last to grind corn and wheat in this locality.

McMullan’s District was actually settled by a number of members of the Harper family; but took the name from Jeremiah McMullen who had married Sarah Harper and settled on the creek across the road from the mill.

Other members of the Harper family who settled here together were: Rhoderick and Thomas Harper and Judith Harper, the wife of John Jackson.

Daniel Fargason (1806-1884) married in 1827 Nancy Harper, (1811-1852), daughter of Rhoderick Harper. Fargason’s Mill was on his place near his house. No certified records are available of detailed facts on the mill, but its purpose seems to have been to serve these related families in this community.

One of the millers at this mill was Jim Lester who married Mary Jackson, a member of this family. He later went to Price and Heflin’s Mill.

Fargason’s Mill was a favorite place for picnics about 1910. The mill house is gone, but the property remains in the possession of a descendent of Daniel Fargason.”

Note: My father told a story of taking a family outing at Fargason's Mill. It would have been between 1910 and 1915.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
tocar 29 Apr 2000 12:00PM GMT 
johntharkness... 15 Aug 2001 1:27AM GMT 
Clifford Fargason 2 Jan 2005 1:35AM GMT 
hthayes 27 Jan 2013 5:19PM GMT 
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