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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-135
Corporate Name: J W Doster & J W Brawley
Local Name:
Owner Name: J W Doster and J W Brawley
Location: Unknown
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1900s
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
Power Source: Steam engine and boiler
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: An Adams #3 circular sawmill with a boiler, an engine, two head blocks,and a dog & set works.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. W. Doster, later a partner with J. T. Harris, and J. W. Brawley operated a mill in the county. In May 1906, Doster mortgaged to W T Adams for $5336 a boiler, an engine, an Adams #3 sawmill with two head blocks, a dog & set works, and a circular saw. The next month, Doster & Co mortgaged all its cut to B. A. Barnes. In September, Doster mortgaged to B A Barnes a tubular boiler, an engine, the Adams sawmill, and an Henderson 3-saw edger. On January 25, 1907, Doster & Brawley mortgaged their one-half undivided interest in the lumber stacked on their yard to Farmers Bank. This mill may have evolved into the Doster & Harris mill.
Research Date: MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: M Johnson