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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-180
Corporate Name: J. D. Matthews
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. D. Matthews. E. B. Gillan. Wiley Thompson.
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1887
End Year: 1888
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1887 and 1888
Town: Unknown
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: Steam
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: E. B. Gillan mortgaged with Wiley Thompson in 1887 for a sawmill, a steam boiler and engine, eight oxen, a log wagon, a blacksmith shop, and belting. Gillan apparently was not able to satisfy the mortgage with Thompson, for on February 22, 1888, Thompson mortgaged most of the outfit, minus one ox, to J. D. Matthews for $872.
Research Date: MCJ 01-26-96
Prepared By: M Johnson