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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-69
Corporate Name: J. E. Robinson
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. E. Robinson. G. A. Lampkin
Location: Rock Hill near Beckville
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1904 to 1905
Town: Rock Hill near Beckville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 606 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably 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: Texas & Gulf Railway
Historicial Development: J. E. Robinson, noted Panola County records, had bought a sawmill operation from G. A. Lampkin. On July 10, 1904, J. E. Robinson filed a mortgage at the county courthouse. Robinson had mortgaged an Ames engine and boiler at his sawmill, located on fifty acres near Rock Hill, with the Merchant & Farmers National Bank. According to the Lumbermen's Credit Association's 1905 edition, J. E. Robinson operated a saw mill at Beckville in January, 1905. He had a credit rating of “slow pay.” He was not listed in the 1907 edition of the LCA.
Research Date: JKG 12-10-93, MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson