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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-8
Corporate Name: Ashton & Son
Local Name:
Owner Name: Ashton & Son
Location: Beat No. 3
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Beat No. 3
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and grain
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
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: Unknown
Historicial Development: Ashton & Son, according to the 1870, operated a saw and grist mill on which was placed a value of $3,000. It had $1,300 worth of raw materials. Employing five men and one woman at total monthly wages of $150 and $10, respectively, this mill manufactured lumber at the value of $3,000.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson