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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GR-22
Corporate Name: J. M. & J. A. (????)
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. M. & J. A. (????)
Location: Unknown
County: Grimes
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Unknown
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: 18-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: 390,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: The spelling of the owners' names is illegible on the original manuscript. This sawmill, according to the 1860 Census, had a capital investment of $4,000 and was located in Grimes County. It had $2,000 in raw materials. Employing seven men at an average monthly salary of $30 each, the sawmill cut 390,000 feet of lumber valued at $11,700.
Research Date: MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson