Grist Mills and Lumber Yards in Tallapoosa
The 1870-1880 Georgia Industrial Census lists the occupations of residents and other information concerning the type of business which they operated and includes those persons who were manufacturers, lumber mills, saw mills, brick yards, tile works, flour and grist mills, slaughtering and meating packing and salt works, boots and shoes, etc. For the genealogist wishing to learn more about the ancestors, this is an excellent resource. The following were listed in Tallapoosa: William Mann, Joseph Hooper, Wyatt Williams, Abram Bush of Black Creek, John Bush of Little River, Henry Aldridge of Beach Creek, C. J. Reeves and H. C. Walker. Lumber yards were owned by William Mann of some 75 acres and Michael Aderhold, 300 acres.
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