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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-135
Corporate Name: J. M. Collins
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. M. Collins
Location: Precinct 4, Residence 134
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 16 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1884
Town: Precinct 4, Residence 134
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Ties
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 24-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: 800,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
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: James M. Collins operated a 24-horsepower steam sawmill and grist mill in Montgomery County for six months during the census year ending June 1, 1870, producing 800,000 feet of lumber (valued at $12,000). He was listed in the 1880 Census's population schedule at Precinct 4, Residence 134. In 1884, he appeared in a railroad directory with a sawmill listed at Montgomery.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson