Sawmill Locations

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i think this is the Godfrey's sawmill that wolfspider is referring to. Made up of sandstone

 

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I fixed the link which was not working.

That is an interesting find. Are there holes nearby?

Guy
 

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Thank you for fixing the link, i am not great at posting codes lol.
As for your question there are 3 holes around the sawmill. There is one hole, which is from the sawmill, and the other 2 are about 5-10 yards away from the sawmill.
 

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That is pretty normal and I suspected they would be there. That is a very nice find! Now the harder part may be finding the stones.

There is one near Carranza that looks like that.

Guy
 

flash

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im hoping wolfspider can get back out in that area again soon and take some pics of the stones he has found
 

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Now from what i know this sawmill was around in 1836. What i don't know is when the sawmill was built, or when it disappeared.
 

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Now from what i know this sawmill was around in 1836. What i don't know is when the sawmill was built, or when it disappeared.
Then it should not be called Godfrey Estlow's sawmill because he was not even born in 1836. It may have been Christopher Estlow's sawmill who was his dad and then he took it over.

1850 Washington Twp, Burlington Co, NJ,
Christopher ESLOW 34 NJ Millwright
Ann 34 NJ
Jesse A. 9 NJ
Godfrey 8 NJ
Francis 7 NJ
Christopher 5 NJ
Winfield 4 NJ
Hezekiah 1 NJ





There is a record of a Godfrey who was around in 1830 but I am not sure it was the same family. Have you researched this??

Guy
 

flash

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It was on a map created in 1836. It shows Godfrey Estlow's ownership of land and the sawmill's location.
Didn't Godfrey die on October 14, 1836? And was buried October 16, 1836?
Buried at Barnhart's Place
 

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Maybe it was Christopher's dad???? I will see what I can come up with.

Guy
 

flash

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Wow i am reading into this alot and it does seem pretty confusing. If that was his father it would all make sense.
 

flash

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It also refers to him being the same Godfrey who is mentioned in the Martha furnace diaries a few times. Let me know what you come up with!
Thanks
 

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Awsome Guy thanks for the quick response
So this sawmill and area are pretty old huh?
 

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We have to be careful with the info on that site. I know someone who has written the man who placed that info on that site and questioned some of it. But I suspect Godfrey was the dad of Christopher and the grandfather of Godfrey.

Guy
 

flash

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That would make sense because this Godfrey had the sawmill before and during 1836, and passed away in October of 1836. Interesting