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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
Other
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
Produced:
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