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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-266
Corporate Name: William Summers
Local Name:
Owner Name: William Summers
Location: Beat number 7, 1860 Census
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Beat 7, 1860 Census
Company Town: 2
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: Water
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 35,000 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: William Summers ran a water-powered saw and grist mill in Nacogdoches County in 1860. He had $600 invested in the mill, and he employed two workers during the year and paid $50 per month in wages. For the census year ending June 1, 1860 he produced 35,000 feet of lumber.
Research Date: JKG 9-21-93, MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson