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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-132
Corporate Name: J. K. Ayres
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. K. Ayres
Location: Conroe
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1885
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880 to 1885
Town: Conroe
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
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Ayres is probably the same James Ayres listed in the 1880 Census as a sawmill owner employing twelve workers. He lived in Conroe, Boggy District, either Precinct 2 or 7, at Residence 41. Gandy noted that Ayres was a sawmiller in Montgomery County.
Research Date: MCJ, 03-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson