Snow Camp Stouts part two

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Snow Camp Stouts part two - (Confinorf from Page One-C) nmT.rvwrr Jessie...
(Confinorf from Page One-C) nmT.rvwrr Jessie Sandle is sponsor. : and hJNOW PARTY ltd itam. He has another map dated I^^^^J^ was. . ."like the tre« i/ianted b y j the water". . .it took root and i shows both Holeman's Mill and! branched out. I Clover Orchard. So. Chatham must I VISITOR The S l a t e r cards were pat- terned after those made in Eng- land. The spinning frames were designed along the lines of Ark- wrights frames which he invented in 1769. The Arkwright spinner was invented five years a f t e r Hargreaves introduced his spin- ning jenny, or "mule." The spin- ning frome was the c h o i c e of Messrs. Humphries, Holt and Stout because, it required less skill to operate than the mule, and the spinning frame could be operated by women and children. In passing It might be well to mention that the Snow Camp Wool- ing Mill used mule spinners until it was burned in 1912. Owing to the shortness of wool fiber and its peculiar properties, the mule is more adapted to spinning w o o l than cotton. 80 then, in the year 1830, or there about, William Stout got busy on his land and made a brick mill. He was going to build his factory building of brick and save main- tenance expenses and reduce the fire hazzard to the minimum. And Henry Humphries could run his factory with a steam engine if he wanted to, but Stout would run his with » water wheel and save the expense of cutting and hauling so much wood to keep the "b'iler" hot. Being a dirt - farmer, William Stout knew top soil from clay. As the college man would say, he knew "organic" soil would produce grain, and he knew common clay lich in "kaolin" would, when moulded to schape, dried in the ·un and burned in a kiln to near fusion, would be brick -- hard as itone. Mud for kneading in a turn- itile mill and the horse that fur- nished the power by going around In circles, was in use for making brick on large · scale production. With the help of his grandfather, Peter Stout, who furnished the timber from hie sawmill, the wa- ter power from his mill pond and, · good portion of the capital, Wil- liam Stout had the mill spinning yarn for hand looms in the neigh- borhood by 1331, the year "Grand- pa" died. F"-et labor built the Cane Creek Faeloiy, and free labor carded and spun the yarn. Al- though slave labor was available in 1830, of. course, the Newlins, Stouts and other hardy pioneerswf Southern Alamance, believed that nobody had a moral right to en- ilave their fellow mortals. The Cane Creek Cotton Factory was, perhaps, built before the Holt t Carngon Factory -- later Ala- mance Factory -- as the great- great grandson, H. C. Stout, of Burlington claims. But it didn't thrive like the one later built on Alamance Creek. So, we will con- cede the paternity of the textile in- dustry to Edwin Michael Holt. The Stouts were, however, the first to attempt a m n d e 1 factory village in what is now Alamance County. To quote Prof. H. C. Stout, a lineal descendent of Peter «nd William Stout: "On one side of the little cotton mill village at that time were the best and neatest buildings in the community, having a school room on the first floor and Masonic hall on the upper floor. On the other fttde of the village the same type cl building with a school room and p ub 1 i c meeting place was con- structed, with the second floor be- . ing used as a Sons of Temperance meeting hall." It Fiems the Cane Creek Cotton Factory lasted about 28 years be- fo'e the sheriff "banged" it out. Tntn, too. the factory seems to have been in Chatham Co u n ty when court proceeding? we r e against the property. Here is the way t copy of the court minutes reads: "It is a proceeding in the Court of Plea, and Quarter Session for Chatham County, May Term 1858, by R. B. Paschal, Sheriff of Chat- ham County, and Richardson Fau- cett against Cane Creek Cotton Factory. This tract of land con- tained 190 acres and highest bid- der at sale was H. A. London and transferred hsi bid to Chesley Faucet), President of Clover Orch- ard Mfg. Co., in the sum of three dollars ((3) for naid land and ap- purtenances thereunto belonging. 'This Instrument is recorded in Book A-L, nt P 264, Chatham Coun- ty registry." The letter was dated February 12. 1957, and signed by Lemuel R. Johnson, Register of Deeds, Chat- \(,m County. So, II may he assumed thai Che«- ify Fmicflt, of the Clover Orchard Mfg. Co., pnld three dollnri for the iroperty, and aggumpd rke out- Handing debfe of the bankrupt cot- , Ion factory. The mill, yrar« lalcr, wai known ' t Holftnun'n Mil!, and a mop In I JUftiUr «f D««di' effict HUM | : have yie'ded a slice of land to , , Alamance sometime between 1858 com erty somewhere between the years 1870 and 1885. So, we see Professor Emeritus Stout has a good background. while he didn't sustain the textile industry in Alamance County, he did great work in the field of cation. LOCAL (Continued from Page One-C) operations. The consultants, in turn, work with the assureds of, the company. j Also, Lancaster will head up re- 1 Top ommendations ants on safety op Lancaster, a native along to consult-! erations. ' Peggy search projects and will pass of South! Carolina, joined Carolina Casualty 1 as a field safety engineer three years ago. Two years ago he named assistant field supervisor, and later he was promoted to the company's Engineering Divi-i sion in the Research and Engi-j neering Department. I He had become a student of For cident prevention while engaged operating his own trucks in the; e n a o n had joined a motor lines firm i laml South Carolina as operaUons BIRTH manager to serve lor U T before coming with Carolina Cas-i Mr - ualty. He has s t ud i e d through parlment and was with the Ad- jutant General's office as an ad- ministrative officer during ar ' · I Members nf the Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster and j their four children reside at 225 Rolling Road and are members of the Beverly Hills Congregation- al Christian Church, where he serves as a trustee. ! Guaranteed Good Armour's Star COFFEE Hormel OLEO PEPSI COLA

Clipped from The Daily Times-News25 Apr 1957, ThuPage 30

The Daily Times-News (Burlington, North Carolina)25 Apr 1957, ThuPage 30
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