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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-87
Corporate Name: C. E. Ford
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. E. Ford
Location: West half of Beat no. 1, Enumeration District 11, Bean's Creek, 1880 Census
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Beans Creek
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 16-horsepower water-powered wheel
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, no remanufactures
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: C. E. Ford had $1250 invested in a 16-horsepower water-powered sawmill on Beans Creek in Cherokee County in 1880. The mill ran eight months during the census year ending May 31, 1880. Ford employed three hands (one under the age of sixteen), and paid $0.50 to $2.00 per day in wages, totaling $200 for the year. The average work day was ten hours. Ford did his own logging.
Research Date: JKG 9-23-93, MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson