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Another view of the Old Stone House. It was also called the Old Rock House. Published by Theo.Buerbaum, Salisbury, N.C.

German immigrant Michael Braun (Brown) built this house of native stone in 1766 near Granite Quarry.  The son of Stephen Braun, he had arrived in Philadelphia with his family on the ship the “Glasgow” in 1738.  The family settled in Lancaster County,…

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A Salisbury Evening Post newspaper clipping dated October 4, 1970 documenting Reg Kirchin's career as a stone cutter.

A postcard showing multiple views of the Balfour Quarry operations.

A postcard view of the Balfour Quarry operation in Granite Quarry, NC

A referral letter given to Reginald Kirchin from his employer, The Harris Granite Quarries Company. The letter, dated May 3, 1922 at Salisbury, NC reads as follows: To Whom it May Concern. Reginald Kirchin started work in the employ of The Harris…

Declarations of Intention (also known as First Papers) are the initial step in an immigrant's naturalization process. Harry Kirchin's Declaration of Intention was signed on December 28, 1910 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
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