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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JA-60
Corporate Name: James P. Childers
Local Name:
Owner Name: James P. Childers
Location: Unknown
County: Jasper
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1845
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: Late 1840s to 1850s
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Water
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 250,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: James P. Childers had a sawmill in Jasper during the reporting period of the Census of 1850. It was valued at $5,000 and produced 250,000 feet of lumber valued at $2,500. It employed six men averaging $12 per month. Raw materials included 2,500 pine logs at $800.
Research Date: MCJ 01-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson