A. WENGER , Daniel ROGAN and I.A. TAYLOR built the Hartford Water Mill in 1873. Mr. ROGAN died in 1874 and other two carried on. Isaac A. TAYLOR came in 1871. He was born in
Water-Powered Weaving Machine – Rough Creek
3 Nov 1875, Hartford Herald: Col. O. P. Johnson, one of our most enterprising citizens, has erected one of the finest weaving machines in the
Green River country. .
. . .
Col Johnson was the Collector of Taxes for the Second Kentucky District, for the Internal Revenue Service, based in
. 4 Apr 1877. Owensboro
The Jan 17, 1877 Hartford Herald says Col. O. P. Johnson and family moved to
this week. Owensboro
12 Jun 1878 – “Wool Wanted. In exchange for Jeans, Yarns, Lindseys & etc, at Hartford Water Mills. O. P. Johnson, Proprietor”
17 Jul 1878 – “Stocking of Yarns of every variety, at the Hartford Woolen Mills. O. P. Johnson, Proprietor”
17 Jul 1878 – “Highest Prices paid for wheat and corn, at the Hartford Woolen Mills. O. P. Johnson, Proprietor”
11 Dec 1878 - ”Mr. Dan Wise has rented the water mills of Col. O. P. Johnson.”