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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-141
Corporate Name: James Graham
Local Name:
Owner Name: James Graham
Location: Unknown
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: 1840s to 1850s
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 0
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: 90,000 feet during the reporting period of the Census
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: According to census records for the year ending June 1, 1850, James Grayham's water-powered sawmill cut 90,000 feet of lumber during the census year. Grayham employed two workers at $24 monthly, and d the mill's value at $2,250. The d value of the lumber produced was $800.
Research Date: JKG 12-1-93, MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson