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Baynes Store

Rick Frederick (View posts)
Posted: 1162223220000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Baynes, Harrelson
Dear Shelly and John:

Attached is a photograph of the Baynes Store that John described so eloquently. His word picture certainly brought back memories of the old country stores, of which Baynes was an archetype.

I believe that James Rainey (Jimmy) Baynes (1855-1923) and Leonidas Franklin Harrelson (1859-1939) were very earlier owners and operators of the Baynes Store. Whether they were the first and built the building I have been unable to determine. However, I do believe that the Baynes Community in south Caswell County was named for James Rainey (Jimmy) Baynes.

Note that in 1891 James Rainey (Jimmy) Baynes married Laura Louella Harrelson (1860-1940), the sister of his business partner. The couple had at least three children.

I do hope that others will share their memories and photographs of these community institutions.

Best regards.


PS Under development on the Caswell County Historical Association website is a section on the old stores of the county:

Caswell County Historical Association Website

Caswell County GenWeb Website

Caswell County Family Tree


Caswell County Photograph Collection
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