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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-73
Corporate Name: Josiah Marshall
Local Name:
Owner Name: Josiah Marshall
Location: Marshall
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Marshall
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: 900,000 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: Saw and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: The census of 1860 records that the Josiah Marshall mill had a $3,000 investment, $1,000 in the sawmill and $2,000 in the grist mill. The sawmill had raw materials of $2,300, employing three men at a total monthly wage of $60. It manufactured 900,000 feet of lumber valued at $10,000. The grist mill had raw materials of $10,000, employing 3 men at a total monthly wage of $60. It ground 11,500 bushels of corn into meal at a value of $11,500. Marshall was a slave owner with fifty-four slaves. It is not known at this time if any of his slaves worked in the mill.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson