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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-41
Corporate Name: H. Ramsour
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. Hosea Ramsour
Location: Unknown
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: About 1849 to the 1850s
Town: Unknown
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: 800,000 during the reporting period of the 1850 Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Identification of the A. Hosea Ramsour sawmill in Rusk County is made through Smith County records. He and another person sold 1107 acres about six miles east of Tyler in Smith County to Archibald H. Ramsour so that the latter could erect a sawmill. H. Ramsour's steam sawmill in Rusk County manufactured 800,000 feet of lumber (valued at $10,000) during the census year ending June 1, 1850. Ramsour employed ten men, paid $200 per month in wages, and had $5500 invested in his mill.
Research Date: JKG 11-8-93, MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland