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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AN-21
Corporate Name: Ezell & Posey, Suggs
Local Name:
Owner Name: Ezell & Posey, Suggs
Location: Unknown
County: Anderson
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
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
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: 990,000 feet during the reporting period of the Census of 1870
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: The Ezell & Posey, Suggs mill, according to the Census of 1870, had an invested capital of $4,500 in the sawmill and $500 in the grist mill. Raw materials included $2,565 at the sawmill and $300 at the grist mill. It employed eight men in lumber operations and two men at the grist mill. The company paid $4,500 in wages during eleven months of operation. The mills produced 990,000 feet of lumber for $12,000 and $350 worth of cornmeal.
Research Date: MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson