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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-114
Corporate Name: J. S. Simp Miller
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. S. Simp Miller
Location: Unknown
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1908
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles, lumber, cotton, cornmeal
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: Steam machinery, a gin stand, a cotton gin with press and scales, a sawmill and a shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. S. “Simp” Miller had been taxed as early as 1894 for industrial machinery, probably pertaining to cotton gin and grist milling. On 30 March 1908, Miller mortgage to Stevens and Blackshear for $1000 his multi-combination milling operation: a grist mill, steam machinery, a gin stand, a cotton gin with press and scales, a sawmill and a shingle mill, plus one-third of the output of the mills and gin.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson