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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CH-2
Corporate Name: Branch and Clayton
Local Name:
Owner Name: Branch and Clayton
Location: Precinct 2 or 3, 1880 Census
County: Chambers
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Precinct 2 or 3
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
Other
Power Source: 10-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: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: This 10-horsepower steam sawmill ran 4.5 months during the census year ending May 31, 1880. During that time it employed nine persons (three children under the age of sixteen) and operated on the ten hour day. Wages paid averaged from $1.00 to $2.50 per day, and the mill owners paid $460 in wages during the year. The mill did not do its own logging. Lumber was shipped down Turtle Bayou to Galveston Bay. Branch and Clayton had $1200 invested in the mill.
Research Date: JKG 9-22-93, MCJ 04-02-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson