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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AN-10
Corporate Name: Ben W. Jackson
Local Name:
Owner Name: Ben W. Jackson
Location: Unknown
County: Anderson
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Cornmeal and lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 320,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The firm of Ben W. Jackson, according to the Census of 1870, had one saw and two men employees earning a total of $700 in wages in four months. It had $1,350 in raw materials, and produced 320,000 feet of lumber worth $3,200. The grist mill had two men employees that made $400 in total wages in four months. It had 2,000 bushels of corn valued at $2,000, and when ground into meal, the value was $2,500. The operation was capitalized at $2,000, with $1,000 in each mill.
Research Date: MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson