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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-83
Corporate Name: J. A. Ewing & Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. A. Ewing
Location: Unknown
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1882
End Year: 1886
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: About 1882 to 1886
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. A. Ewing appeared on the county tax roll in 1883 as having $2,500 in manufacturing tools, four horses or mules, and two wagons or buggies for his sawmill trade. No land grant or other location is listed. By 1885, his manufacturing tools were worth $2,000. Either that year or the next he probably moved his mill northwest of Lufkin and built the small community of Ewing. Joseph Kurth would buy the Ewing mill in 1888. According to Keeling, Ewing & Son operated a small, geared locomotive on the Ewing & Son tram road, probably the first tram locomotive used in the county.
Research Date: JKG 2-15-94, MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson