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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-75
Corporate Name: J. J. Williams
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. J. Williams
Location: Precinct 5
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Precinct 5
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: 40-horsepower steam engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 100,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. J. Williams owned and operated a sawmill, according to the 1880 Census, in Precinct 5, Panola County. The mill was d to be a $1,200 capital value. The normally employed two men and, at peak, five. For $580 in supplies and sawlogs, the mill manufactured 100,000 feet of lumber valued at $1,000.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson