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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-96
Corporate Name: James M. Anderson
Local Name:
Owner Name: James M. Anderson
Location: Unknown
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
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: Twelve-horsepower steam engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: More than 1,000,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill with probably one or two upright sash saws
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: James M. Anderson ran a 12-horsepower steam sawmill somewhere in Angelina County during the census year ending June 1, 1860. He employed six hands, paid $200 total in wages monthly, and had $3000 invested in the business at the time. The Special Census Records at the Texas State Library in Austin are difficult to read, but it appears the mill produced at least one million feet of lumber (valued at between $5500 and $12,000) during the census year.
Research Date: JKG 9-21-93, MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson