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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-78
Corporate Name: J. N. Morris
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. K. Graves. J. N. Morris
Location: Murvaul
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
Town: Murvaul
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: Atlas boiler and a Phoenix 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: 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 at Carthage.
Historicial Development: In October, 1906, the Panola County records note that the Philers mortgaged with J. K. Graves for a sawmill that had once belonged to J. N. Morris. A close perusal of the records indicates that Graves had earlier bought the mill from Morris. Equipment mortgaged included the sawmill, two horses, six mules, a Snyder log wagon, a Bender log wagon, chains, and other materials. The sawmill had originally been at Murvaul, several miles to the east of Buncomb. Panola County records document that J. N. Morris in April of 1906 had hired J. N. Barton to build him a steam-powered sawmill at Murvaul. J. K. Graves must have moved the sawmill to Buncomb.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M Johnson