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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-137
Corporate Name: Samuel Cole
Local Name:
Owner Name: Samuel Cole
Location: Unknown
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 18-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: 1,200,000 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 with probably upright sash saws
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Samuel Cole owned a steam sawmill, valued at $5000, in Angelina County during the census year ending June 1, 1860. He employed eight workers, paid $300 per month in total wages, and produced 1,200,000 feet of lumber (valued at $10,000) during the year.
Research Date: JKG 9-21-93, MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson