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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-151
Corporate Name: J. J. Farrell
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. J. Farrell J. J. Farrell. R. S. Mann. John Farrell and Bob Manning.
Location: 680 acres located about ten miles northeast of Nacogdoches near Shady Grove
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1889
End Year: 1889
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1889
Town: Northeast of Nacogdoches near Shady Grove
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Cornmeal, lumber, cotton
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, grist mill, gin
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas at Garrison
Historicial Development: J. J. Farrell gave a $1,750 Deed of Trust to R. S. Mann on a grist mill, sawmill, and gin on about 680 acres located ten miles northeast of Nacogdoches as well as all livestock. In 1907, a local newspaper article reported that John Farrell and then Bob Manning had operated the first sawmill north of Melrose in the area of Shady Grove. In 1907, Bob Manning may have been operating a mill near Appleby. Robert Manning was listed in a lumberman's directory five years earlier as owning a sawmill at nearby Martin City.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M Johnson