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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-73
Corporate Name: Bean, Thorn, James Carter, Haden Edwards
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bean, Thorn, James Carter, Haden Edwards
Location: Eight miles south of Nacogdoches on LaNana Bayou
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1834
End Year: 1836
Decades: 1830-1839
Period of Operation: 1834 to 1836
Town: South of Nacogdoches
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, plank, boards, scantling, 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: 500: 1834
Capacity Comments: Ca. 500 feet per day
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill, gristmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Peter Ellis Bean moved the sawmill to LaNana Bayou about eight miles south of Nacogdoches about. According to Nacogdoches County deed records, dated June 28, 1836, Haden Edwards and James Carter bought an one-half undivided interest in a sawmill and grist mill on a league and fifty acres of land, “all of which previously belonged to Bean and Thorn jointly.” The purchase price was $1,600.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson