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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
Other
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
Produced:
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