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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-35
Corporate Name: J. T. Lowery
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. T. Lowery
Location: Starrville Beat, U. S. Census, 1860
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Starrville Beat
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and oak
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: 200,000 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: The J. T. Lowery saw mill (worth a capital investment of $2,000) as recorded in the 1860 Census kept three employees busy at a total monthly wage of $70. With raw materials including $700 in pine, $200 in oak, and $100 in other stock, the saw mill produced 200,000 feet of pine lumber worth $2,000 and 50,000 feet of oak lumber worth $1,000.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson