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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-72
Corporate Name: J. R. B. Barbee
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. R. B. Barbee
Location: Lovelady
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1884
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1884
Town: Lovelady
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 300 in 1880. 416 in 1890.
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International and Great Northern (Missouri Pacific) at Lovelady
Historicial Development: The sawmill of J. R. B. Barbee appeared at Lovelady in an 1884 railroad directory. Aldrich recorded that Barbee, as a captain, served as the commanding officer of Beat No. 11's Reserve Company of the 11th Brigade of Texas Militia with the coming of the Civil War.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M Johnson