In later years, fulling mills were erected along streams and applied the energy of moving water to power the mill. As early as 1815, Jonathan Hewitt had a fulling mill and a saw mill at the mouth of Washington Run. The site was bought by John Bradley who later established a brickyard a short distance north of Washington's Grist Mill.
William Searight was of a settler of Scotch-Irish descent who became an influential landowner. After Searight sold this mill, he purchased a farm on Route 40, which is now known as Searight's Crossing.