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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-68
Corporate Name: J. D. Brasher
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. D. Brasher. E. R. Yarbrough
Location: On E. R. Yarbrough land near Beckville
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1943
End Year: 1947
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1943 to 1947
Town: Near Beckville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Diesel or gasoline motor
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 and planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Panola County records document that E. R. Yarbrough had a sawmill and planing outfit, powered by either gasoline or diesel, near Beckville in 1943. In that year, E. R. Yarbrough sold his one-half undivided interest in the outfit to J. D. Brasher plus the buildings housing the said outfit. Brasher moved then sold an interest in the outfit to Darnell Lumber Company in 1944. The outfit was probably located on the Darnell Lumber property south of Carthage. In 1947, Brasher sold out his interest in the Darnell Lumber Company for $10.00 and other considerations in equal amount to Gordon L. Darnell and Laurence Edwin Carnell.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson