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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-161
Corporate Name: J. T. Kolb
Local Name: Whitton and Willis
Owner Name: J. T. Kolb. T. G. Whitton & C. L. Willis.
Location: Stack or Stoker, ten miles on the Upper Nacogdoches and Martinsville Road
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Stack or Stoker
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
Other
Power Source: Steam boiler and engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: HSG 48-inch by 14-foot boiler, an 11-inch by 14-inch steam engine, a Bremmen sawmill, a Giant feed works, a 3-saw edger, the mill and planer sheds, plus the lumber sheds at Appleby.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: T. G. Whitton and Hillis sawmill operation is mentioned twice in 1907 in Nacogdoches County bill of sale records. On September 24, T. G. Whitton & Hillis paid H. Judd and other for with 120,000 feet of lumber for labor and hauling at their sawmill located about ten miles east on the Upper Nacogdoches and Martinsville Road from Nacogdoches. A bill of sale record identifies the location of the T. G. Whitton mill as at Stack. C. L. Willis of Willis & Whitton contracted N. C. Stack on July 1, 1907, to supply the Whitton & Willis mill with sawtimber, priced at $4.75 per 1,000 feet. J. T. Kolb bought T. G. Whitton's sawmill complex located near Stoker, nine miles northeast of Nacogdoches on the Upper Nacogdoches and Martinsville Road, on October 9, 1907, for $2,700. Known as the Whitton and Willis mill, property and equipment included a HSG 48-inch by 14-foot boiler, an 11-inch by 14-inch steam engine, a Bremmen sawmill, a Giant feed works, a 3-saw edger, the mill and planer sheds, plus the lumber sheds at Appleby, all other items and appurtenances necessary for the operation of a sawmill, and the lumber contracts of T. G. Whitton. Kolb renewed N. C. Stack's logging contract that he had earlier made with Willis and Whitton.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson