Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-65
Corporate Name: F. Marion Abbott
Local Name:
Owner Name: F. Marion Abbott
Location: Area later known as Waterman
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 23 years
Start Year: 1868
End Year: 1890
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879,1880-1889,1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1868 to 1890
Town: Waterman
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: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
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: F. Marion Abbott settled in Shelby County and built a sawmill about 1868. By 1890, he was running a sawmill in the area that W. W. Waterman Lumber Company would later build its big mill sixteen miles south of Timpson.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson