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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LE-21
Corporate Name: T. J. Oden
Local Name:
Owner Name: T. J. Oden
Location: Enumeration District 388
County: Leon
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
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: 14-horsepower steam engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 200,000 feet of lumber 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: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: T. J. Oden operated a steam circular sawmill in Leon County in 1879 and 1880. The Manuscript Census of 1880, reporting for June 1, 1879 to May 31, 1880, detailed the business operations of the sawmill. The sawmill, d a capital value of $2,500, worked three employees. The employees received daily wages of $1.00 to $1.50 for eight hour days in the winters and ten-hour days in the summer. Oden paid a total wage of $400. From a total value of $1,080 of supplies and sawlogs, the sawmill manufactured 200,000 feet of lumber, worth a gross value of $2,300.
Research Date: MCJ 03-11-96
Prepared By: M Johnson