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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MA-39
Corporate Name: J. H. Boone
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. H. Boone. Mary P. and Ephraim Terry. Sutton Pettingill & Co.
Location: Between Big and Little Cypress Bayous
County: Marion
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1865
End Year: 1865
Decades: 1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1865
Town: See above “location”
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: Unknown
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 and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Marion County Deeds of Trust reveal that a sawmill and grist mill existed in 1865 between Big and Little Cypress Bayous. It was sold that year by Mary and Ephraim Terry to J. H. Boone for $3,300. The sawmill had earlier belonged to Sutton Pettingill and Company.
Research Date: MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson