||Let's look at the river town of Dycusburg in 1848
By Brenda Underdown, contributor, The Crittenden Press
Appeared March 31, 2005
Part 3 of a series on Dycusburg.
Mayes and McKee are the millers at Dycusburg, and they have but recently put up one of the best roller mills in the two counties. The mill has a capacity of fifty barrels a day, and is supplied with the best roller process machinery now made.
It is conveniently arranged in every way, and from the very start it has had all the work it could do. The floor made is in great demand, both at Dycusburg and in the surrounding country, and a great deal of it is shipped to points along the Cumberland River
Mayes is a native of the county. He was reared near Marion.
For business integrity, honesty and reliability none stand higher. Nothing adds more to a town like Dycusburg than a good mill, and nothing adds to the mill more than a good miller, hence Dycusburg and the fine wheat country surrounding are all justly proud of the latest enterprise - Mayes & McKee's Roller Mills.
It was while working at the forge that he formed a large acquaintance and established a reputation for business integrity that served him so well in after years.
When he began merchandising at Dycusburg, his business grew as the years went by, and today he has one of the leading business houses of the county, and enjoys the esteem and confidence of the people among whom he has lived so many years.
He carries a $10,000 stock and his business occupies three large rooms.
He handles dry goods, groceries, notions, clothing, hardware, and in fact, "everything," as he expressed it, "except whisky and coffins."
He keeps the best grade of goods, sells at low prices, and whatever he tells you can be depended upon; his life and his business has been so long and so closely connected with the town that he is regarded, and justly, as an important factor in the continued prosperity and good name of the town.
On May 20, 1865, Mr. Clifton was united in marriage with Miss Mary J. McLarney, and to them eight children have been born.
His family has added greatly to the social worth of the community, and is prized for usefulness in the social and church circles. Such citizens as Mr. Clifton and the family he has reared are the substantial features of a prosperous county.
He is at present engaged in the hardware and grocery business. We have a good picture of his business house.
He carries a select stock of these goods, keeps his house in splendid shape, everything having a tasty appearance; and being so well and favorable known by the people of that section, he naturally does a good business. His affable disposition, good humor, an social qualities make him a popular man, and then is a business way he is honorable and trustworthy.
Thanks to Brenda Underdown for supplying this article to dycusburg.com.