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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NE-36
Corporate Name: Francis Wilson
Local Name:
Owner Name: Francis Wilson
Location: Unknown
County: Newton
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: 1849 to 1850
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: Water
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 100,000 feet during the reporting period of the Census of 1850
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: none
Historicial Development: The Francis Wilson sawmill in 1850 was valued at $1,000. Raw materials included 1,000 pine logs worth $300. Employing four men at a monthly average of $12 each, the mill produced 100,000 feet of lumber worth $1,000.
Research Date: MCJ 01-23-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson