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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-68
Corporate Name: Stephen Tucker
Local Name:
Owner Name: Stephen Tucker
Location: Starrville Beat, U. S. Census, 1870, fifteen miles northeast of Tyler
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: Northeast of Tyler
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Oak lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 30-horsepower steam engine
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 of 1870
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Stephen Tucker sawmill (worth a capital investment of $1,500) as recorded in the 1870 Census employed six men for 12 months at a total wage of $1,500. With raw materials including $1,500 in oak logs, the saw mill produced 200,000 feet of oak lumber worth $4,000.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson