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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-66
Corporate Name: Beauchamp Bros
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. W. Beauchamp and Lonnie Beauchamp
Location: Whitehead
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 8 years
Start Year: 1886
End Year: 1893
Decades: 1880-1889,1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1886 to 1893
Town: Whitehead
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 15000: 1893
Capacity Comments: 15,000 feet daily in 1893
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: Beauchamp Brothers were sawmillers in Cherokee County before 1900. They bought, in 1886, what seems to be planing mill equipment. County records reveal that the Brothers purchased a 20-horsepower steam engine and boiler in June of 1889, and the following September they bought a band saw, spindle shift, and a Hall & Brown planer moulder. In November, 1889, Beauchamp Brothers, mortgaged with Ullmer, Lewis & Co ($750) for a Hall shingle mill, a 30-horsepower steam engine and boiler, a 70-saw cotton gin, and a 25-horsepower engine boiler for the cotton gin.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson