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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TI-16
Corporate Name: Houston & Beasely
Local Name:
Owner Name: Houston & Beasely
Location: Subdivision 27, U. S. Census, 1860
County: Titus
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Subdivision 27, U. S. Census, 1860
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, cornmeal, wheat
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 300,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the 1860 Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Houston and Beasely, according to the 1860 Census, operated a multi-mill combination producing lumber, meal, and flour, with capital investments of $1,000 invested in the sawmill and $2,000 in the grist mill. They paid four men a total monthly wage of $84 in lumber operations, and one man $30 monthly at the grist mill. Raw materials included $930 in trees, $2,500 in corn, and $500 in wheat. The mills manufactured 300,000 feet of lumber worth $3,750, 3,000 bushels of meal worth $3,000, and 60 bushels of flour worth $360.
Research Date: MCJ 04-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson