I am trying to locate info on a sawmill in the Magnolia area of Montgomery County and I have 2 time frames in mind.
In the year 1876 - 1877 or 1895 to 1900-05.
There was a family reference to a sawmill that was possibly ran by
Whitfield Eli Denn/Eli Denn in the later time period or he worked for them in 1877-1878 before marrying Nancy Jane Thomason/Thompson in 1877. Within a year of marriage in 1877 they moved to Craighead County AR, but later returned to Mont. Co. about 1887 or so. She was of some Indian descent. The one odd thing I find is that there were pictures of them (individually) all dressed up in their wedding clothes. PHotos taken from waist up, and they both looked very well dressed. I am not aware that it was common because of the expense to have wedding photos in 1877 time.
The sawmill could have been owened by her family maybe.
Surname Thomason/Thompson, possibly her father being Jabez as first name.
Any clue found delightful.
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