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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-98
Corporate Name: J. B. Thomas
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. B. Thomas
Location: Unknown
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
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
Other
Power Source: Water
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 50,000 feet 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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The 1860 census records that J. B. Thomas sawed 250 logs at his mill with help of one employee, to whom he paid $15 in monthly wages. His production value was $500 for 50,000 feet of lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson