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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TI-17
Corporate Name: J. J. McGee
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. J. McGee
Location: Unknown
County: Titus
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, cornmeal, wheat
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: 700,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the 1860 Census
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: McGee, according to the 1860 Census, operated a multi-mill combination producing lumber, meal, and flour. He had $2,000 invested in the sawmill and $5,000 in the grist mill. He paid five men a total monthly wage of $125 in lumber operations, and three men $60 monthly at the grist mill. His raw materials included $4,500 in trees, $10,000 in corn, and $500 in wheat. The mills manufactured 700,000 feet of lumber worth $8,750, 11,600 bushels of meal worth $11,600, and 100 bushels of flour worth $650.
Research Date: MCJ 04-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson