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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-174
Corporate Name: J. R. Marham & Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. R. Marham & Co. William McKay J. S. Barnwell and F. S. Eberhart
Location: From four to six miles north of Gilmer on William King headright survey
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
Town: North of Gilmer
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwood (gum and oak) lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably 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: Potential Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: William McKay gave a four year lease to J. R. Marham & Co to cut pine, oak, and gum ten inches in diameter at the stump on land located about four and a half miles north of Gilmer. The company had the right to erect a sawmill and housing on the land, but when the company quit the land it would have to leave the buildings in place. J. L. Marham & Co. took a four-year lease from J. S. Barnwell and F. S. Eberhart on standing pine, gum and oak timber located about six miles north of Gilmer on the William King headright survey. The company had an option to build a mill; all improvements, however, would revert to Barnwell and Eberhart at the end of the lease.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson