follow us on twitter   follow us on facebook  


Email Page Print Page

Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-75
Corporate Name: J. Pierce Littleton
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. Pierce Littleton
Location: Unknown
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1845
End Year: 1855
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: Late 1840s to early 1850s
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Water
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 50,000 feet during the reporting period of the Census
Produced:
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: None
Historicial Development: According to census records for the year ending June 1, 1850, J. Pierce Littleton's water-powered saw and grist mill, with a capital investment of $500, produced 50,000 feet of lumber, valued at $500, during the census year. The grist mill ground 1,270 bushels worth $1,370. Littleton employed two workers earning $12 each per month. The mill had 300 saw logs, worth $66, and 1600 bushels of corn.
Research Date: JKG 12-29-93, MCJ 04-02-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson