This is an interesting newspaper clipping about a saw mill in Pike County. The S. E. Ott mentioned is, I believe, Samuel Edward Ott. I am unsure how vegetables relate to a saw mill’s operations but it sounds lucrative.
Samuel Edward Ott
6 December 1830 LA – 9 June 1922 Pike, MS
Son of Charles Ott & Margaret Ann Tate
Husband of Elenor Esther Addison
Father of 12 children
Messrs. Bridewell & Co. and S. E. Ott & Son, have now a first class saw mill, each, and are bringing in large quantities of very fine lumber, which is putting a good deal of money in circulation. The vegetables shipped from here have also brought in somewhere near six thousand dollars. What will it bring in next season?
Source: Osyka Notes. (Magnolia, MS: The Magnolia Gazette, 10 June 1887) 2; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed Sept. 2021.