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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-107
Corporate Name: J. N. “Jerry” Fonville
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. N. “Jerry” Fonville
Location: Rebecca Switch
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1910
Town: Rebecca Switch
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: 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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: According to San Augustine county records, J. N. Fonville mortgaged in November 1906 with the Henderson Iron Works for a Henderson #3 sawmill and a Henderson 3-saw gang edger. The taxes were enumerated in the name of Mrs. J. N. Fonville from 1907 to 1909. Presumably the sawmill was located on her land. B. F. Dickerson was mortgaging lumber located at Fonville's sawmill at Rebecca Switch in 1910 to A. Phillips.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson