Rodgers Mill Property
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Robert P. Nickell acquired two parcels of land by will from his father, Andrew Nickell.
Deed Book N/672††† 3/7/1843
Robert P. Nickell and Catherine Nickell to Samuel Hamilton and James M. Nickell.
Two parcels;† 231A.† and 23 A. 3r 20p.
There is no mention at this time of a mill or mills on this property.† †
Deed Book V/717†††† 12/25/1893†††††† It is now shown as 80 ĺ A. 23p.
James M. and Sally Ann Nickell to James Humphreys.†† Land both in
The lot the Byrds live on is excluded from the property but is not deeded to them till much later by Rodgers.
The school is also mentioned in this deed.
At this point, Benjamin F. Humphreys has acquired the property from his father, James Humphreys by will.
Deed Book 34/454††† 1898††† 45A.
B.F. Humphreys to Agnes J. and Luther Byrd
This is a part of the estate controlled by B.F. Humphreys and joins the mill property but is not a part of it.† It does however, list the children of James Humphreys as;† Benjamin F. , Mary E. , Willie B.D. and Emma.
Deed Book 35/151†††† 9/30/1898†††† 35 A.
B.F. Humphreys and Susan Humphreys of Augusta Co.
James M. Rodgers of Greenbrier Co.††† (land in both Greenbrier and Monroe Co.ís)
This deed includes grist mill and saw mill as well as the
dwelling house, all on the Monroe Co. side of the creek.† It also mentions
Again this deed excludes what is known as the Byrd lot and house containing 2 ĺ A. 6p.† They also have full access to spring below the grist mill near the creek.
Deed Book 38/152††† 1904†††† Now listed as 1.5 A. 22p
James M. Rodgers to Luther Byrd
It is assumed that this makes the Byrd lot officially theirs.
Agnes Byrd who was married to Luther Byrd was one of the Humphreys children.
Deed Book 40/237†† †12/26/06
James M. and Emma J. Rodgers to Homer D. Rodgers
Said to join property of Caldwell, Byrd, Folden, George Williams and the Dickson/Curry School.
It is stated that this is part of the land from
B.F.Humphreys to James M. Rodgers on
The parcel is described herein as The James M. Rodgers Grist Mill and Saw Mill property.