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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-88
Corporate Name: Mason Moseley
Local Name:
Owner Name: Mason Moseley
Location: Upshur district, 1850 U.S. Census
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: 1849 to 1850
Town: Upshur district
Company Town: 2
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: 100,000 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, Mason Moseley's water-powered sawmill cut 600 logs (value of $150) to produce 100,000 feet of lumber valued at $1,000. Moseley employed three men during that time at a total monthly wage of $45, and d the mill's value at $1200.
Research Date: JKG 11-30-93
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson