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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-103
Corporate Name: J. F. McMinn and F. A. McMinn
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. F. McMinn and F. A. McMinn
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1900 to 1909
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, cotton, cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam engine and boiler
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: On December 7, 1900, F. A. McMinn mortgaged with Smith Palmer Machinery Company, for $203, on the following equipment: a #1 sawmill, a 56-inch circular saw, an 8-horsepower Skinner & Wood boiler and engine, a 25-horsepower boiler and engine, a cotton gin, and a grist mill. The sawmill firm of F. A. McMinn and J. F. McMinn operated in Cherokee County during the early 1900s. They had a steam powered sawmill and did their own logging. F. A. McMinn et al mortgaged to G. S. Huston for $600 in 1907, pledging an engine and boiler. F. A. and J. F. McMinn in 1907 mortgaged for $75 to E. A. Goolsby three yokes of oxen. J. F. McMinn for $958 mortgaged in 1908 to G. S. Huston and the First National Bank at Rusk, pledging four yokes of oxen, a sawmill, a boiler and engine, 100 acres of pine timber, and 50,000 feet of lumber. In 1909, J. F. McMinn executed several mortgages on his sawmill and milled lumber with the First National Bank at Rusk and a B. B. Perkins.
Research Date: MCJ 04-11-96
Prepared By: M Johnson