Monday, October 08, 2018

Milton Bridges

Asa Thomas Paid for Milton Bridge (1798)

Caswell County
April Court 1798

Ordered that Asa Thomas be allowed the sum of thirty nine pounds, six shillings and eight pence as compensation for his services in building a bridge across Country Line CreeK at Milton agreeable to his Petition filed.

A. E. Murphey

Source: Dunaway, Stewart E. Caswell County North Carolina Bridge Records 1787-1872. Lulu, 2009. Page 23. Print.
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Milton Bridge 1837 (at site of former middle bridge)

State of North Carolina
Caswell County
January 10, 1837

"The undersigned being appointed by the County Court of said county at July term 1836, as commissioners to contract for the building a public bridge across Country Line Creek in the Town of Milton at the place where the middle bridge formerly stood and keeping the same in repair for seven years.

"And the said commissioners having duly advertised the same -- Richard Yarbrough became the last and lowest bidder at the sum of Four Hundred and Ninety dollars -- and having completed the said bridge to the satisfaction of the commissioners and given bond with approved security for keeping the same in good repair for seven years, the said commissioners hereby receive the said bridge upon the terms and conditions mentioned in the order for the same, which is hereunto annexed --

"Given under our hands and seals the day and date above mentioned

__ __ Wilson
Stephen Dodson
Samuel Watkins"

Source: Dunaway, Stewart E. Caswell County North Carolina Bridge Records 1787-1872. Lulu, 2009. Page 133. Print.
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State of North Carolina
Caswell County
January Court 1807

Whereas at January Term 1805 there was an order passed appointing Asa Thomas, Thomas Jeffreys, James Dix, Thomas Bouldin and James Rainey, Commissioners to contract for building a bridge across Country Line Creek above the Mill at Milton; We therefore certify that the same was undertaken and built under our superintendence for the sum of One Hundred and Sixteen Pounds, Twelve Shillings and Six Pence by William Rainey the undertaker.

Give under hand this 27th day of January 1807.

Asa Thomas
Thomas Jeffreys
James Rainey

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Alex Murphey CC

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