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Francis Grist Mill  – Part II

Francis Grist Mill – Part II

The mill has been handed down through generations, remaining in family hands. William Francis had a son named Monteville Pinkney Francis who spent his life running the mill. His son, Dewey V. Francis inherited the mill upon his death, and kept the mill in regular operation until his death in 1976. The mill then passed on to his daughter, Hester Ann Francis Boone.¬† Boone wanted to restore the mill into its original condition, but it is Tanna Timbes, Boone‚Äôs daughter, who inherited the mill in 2003, that is seeing it through. Tanna Timbes along with friends and family, formed the […]

The Francis Grist Mill – Part I

The Francis Grist Mill – Part I

Why the Francis Grist Mill? This conversation started while eating a decadent chocolate cake I designed for a friend‚Äôs birthday party.¬† What type of flour did I use?¬† Flour is a vast topic in its own right.¬† And I shall be delving into flours in future posts.¬† But for now,¬† ¬†there‚Äôs a bit of Haywood County history that I would like to share with you.¬† We have our own Grist Mill in Waynesville and it is running. History I visited the Francis Grist Mill in 2006 as part of the Cold Mountain Tour and to research information for a county […]