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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-208
Corporate Name: J. T. Tubbs
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. T. Tubbs (Tubbe)
Location: West half of Beat no. 1, Enumeration District 11, 1880 Census
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 15 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1893
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889,1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1893
Town: None
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: None
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 20-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
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: J. T. Tubbs had $1250 invested in a twenty-horsepower steam sawmill in Cherokee County in 1880. The mill ran eight months during the census year ending May 31, 1880. Tubbs employed five men and paid $0.50 to $1.00 per day in wages, totaling $600 for the year. The average work day was ten hours. Tubbs did not do his own logging. J. T. Tubbs mortgaged with J. L. Douglas for $1,014 in 1893, pledging a 30-horsepower steam engine, one boiler, a sawmill, and a shingle mill. He later moved his operation across the Trinity River into Leon County.
Research Date: JKG 9-23-93, MCJ 01-26-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson