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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-6
Corporate Name: Wm M. and S. A. Elliott
Local Name:
Owner Name: Wm M. Elliott and S. A. (Sam) Elliott. S. A. Elliott and B. S. Rogers. Mitchell & Scruggs.
Location: Probably near Jacksonville
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1882
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1882 to 1884
Town: Jacksonville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cotton
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Bay State 20-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: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and gin and Goodall-Waters planer-matcher
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Wm M. Elliott mortgaged to J. B. Scruggs in 1882 for $1,575 a Bay State 20-horsepower steam engine, a boiler, a Goodall-Waters Machinery [of Philadelphia] planer-matcher. S. A. Elliott and B. S. Rogers soon joined Wm. M. Elliott in business. In 1883 they mortgaged to J. B. Scruggs for $400 “one complete sawmill outfit.” Wm. Elliott mortgaged for $1575 a sawmill with a 52-inch saw, a planing machine, two boilers (one 15-horsepower and one 20-horsepower), and a 20-horsepower engine in 1884 from the firm of Mitchell & Scruggs. Later that year, Wm. and S. A. Elliott bought from Mitchell & Scruggs a gin house, a steam and boiler with machinery, a T. B. Bartlett 20-horsepower steam engine, four yokes of oxen, a carry log, a log wagon, a planer, and two horses.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M Johnson