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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-62
Corporate Name: Jas W. Flanagan
Local Name:
Owner Name: Jas W. Flanagan
Location: In 1870, Precinct 2 with post office at Henderson
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: In 1870, post office at Henderson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: In 1870, lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 8-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: In 1870, milled 60,000 board feet and ground 1000 bushels of cornmeal (a capacity of 70 bushels daily) 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: In 1870, sawmill and grist mill.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Jas W. Flanagan sawmill and grist mill was enumerated in the 1870 Census at Precinct 3, Rusk County. It was a combination mill, producing 60,000 board feet of lumber worth $1,200 and 1,000 bushels of cornmeal valued at $950. Each mill was d to be a capital value of $600 and $400, respectively. The mill operated nine months of the reporting period and employed four men, who received a combined total wage of $500. His plantation, according to Gregg County records, was located south of Longview. E. A. Rice was operating a sawmill and shingle mill at the plantation by 1878.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson