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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-74
Corporate Name: J. J. Johnson
Local Name: Chaney's Mill, Posts Mill
Owner Name: J. J. Johnson. G. T. Merrill. R. R. Cheney and {Chaney, Chany, or Chany}.
Location: Two miles north of Beckville
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1895
End Year: 1895
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1895
Town: North of Beckville
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
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: Texas & Gulf
Historicial Development: R. R. Chaney (with different spellings) operated sawmills in at least three places in Panola County: Posts Mill, north of Beckville, and Haysland. Gregg County records note that the R. R. Chaney sawmill north of Beckville was being operated by J. J. Johnson in 1895. It apparently had been leased or sold earlier to G. T. Merrill before Johnson began milling there. He contracted to sell his output for a year to T. E. Clemons.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M Johnson