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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-12
Corporate Name: A. Bobbitt and Martha Bobbitt
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. Bobbitt and Martha Bobbitt
Location: Unknown
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1883
End Year: 1883
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1883
Town: Bobbitt
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Cotton
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: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Gin Mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: The Bobbitts acquired a steam cotton mill in 1883. They may have sawed some lumber. The early sawmillers of San Augustine County often performed multi-milling operations (corn, cotton, and lumber) with the same engines and boilers running all equipment.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson