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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-10
Corporate Name: A. D. Burress
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. D. Burress
Location: Teacup
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1840
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1850-1859
Period of Operation: Late 1840s to 1850s
Town: Teacup
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill:
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: 450,000 feet during the reporting period
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: The steam-powered sawmill (worth $10,000) of A. D. Burress cut 450,000 feet of lumber worth $6,750. Raw materials included 1,340 logs. Employed were seven men at an average of $20 monthly and one women at $12 monthly. Burress employed six men at an average of $20 per month and one woman at $12 per month.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson