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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-60
Corporate Name: Hill & Ramsey
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hill & Ramsey. Gaston A. and W. Hull Ramsey. Audirsch & Prie
Location: Eleven and a half miles from Carthage
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907 to 1908
Town: Eleven and a half miles from Carthage
Company Town: 1
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
Power Source: Steam
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: E. J. Audirsch bought a total of 720 acres from Hull Ramsey and Mrs. C. A. Ramsey, the land located on the James Tippett and Geo. Gillespie surveys, in February 1906. Audirsch intended to build a sawmill with the Ramseys doing the logging at $3.50 per thousand feet of lumber. Audirsch took an individual named Prie as a partner, and they must have defaulted on the payments. Gaston and Hull Ramsey bought the Audirsch & Prie sawmill plant in Panola County, about eleven and a half miles from Carthage. The Ramseys, on July 12, 1907, executed a Deed of Trust to Robert Scott, Trustee, for $2,100 to secure the sawmill, machinery, buildings, sheds, etc. Apparently, they took a partner by the name of Hill. The Ramseys, according to Panola County records, mortgaged their one-half undivided interest in the sawmill plant on June 22, 1908, in the sawmill of Hill & Ramsey, located about eleven miles southeast of Carthage. Equipment included an Atlas boiler, an Erie City steam engine, a Tower edger, belts, pulleys, a cut-off saw, four lumber buggies, etc.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson