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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-254
Corporate Name: W. B. Stivers
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. B. Stivers
Location: Unknown
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: About 1849 to the 1850s
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Water
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 70,000 feet during the reporting period of the Census
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: According to census records for the year ending June 1, 1850, W. B. Stivers had $3500 invested in a saw and grist mill somewhere in Nacogdoches County. Stivers employed two hands, paying $46 per month in wages, and produced 70,000 feet of lumber, valued at $700, during the year. The corn meal produced during the same time was valued at $1687.
Research Date: JKG 9-20-93, M. Johnson 02-10-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson