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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-232
Corporate Name: Samuel Knisely
Local Name:
Owner Name: Samuel Knisely
Location: District 1, 1870 Census
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: District 1, 1870 Census
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
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: 500,000 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 and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Samuel Knisely operated a saw and grist mill in District 1, Nacogdoches County, during the census year ending June 1, 1870. The 26-horsepower steam mill manufactured 500,000 feet of pine lumber (valued at $8000) and produced 2200 bushels of corn meal (valued at $1600) during the year. Knisely had $6000 invested in the enterprise.
Research Date: JKG 9-21-93, MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson