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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-361
Corporate Name: T. Hunger son (or Ferguson)
Local Name:
Owner Name: T. Hungerson (or Ferguson)
Location: Bean's Creek on the old Palestine-Rusk road
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: About 1849 to the 1850s
Town: Bean's Creek
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Water
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 12,500 feet of plank and 4,000 bushels of corn
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: T. Hungerson operated a water-powered saw and grist mill in Cherokee County during the census year ending June 1, 1850. Raw materials included 4,000 bushels of grain valued $2,500 and 500 logs valued $250. During that time he manufactured 12,500 feet of “plank” (valued at $1562), and 5,000 bushels of meal (valued at $3,125). He employed five men, each making $20 monthly. His mill was valued at $2500.
Research Date: MCJ 01-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson