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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-103
Corporate Name: Matthews & Appling
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. H. Matthews. J. N. Matthews & Appling.
Location: Sabine River 250 yards west of Respess home, five miles north Carthage
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907 to 1908
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: 12-inch by 15-inch Ames 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: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas, Sabine Valley & Northwestern, became Texas & Gulf in 1905, at Carthage
Historicial Development: On September 10, 1907, the firm of Matthews & Appling mortgaged with J. N. Cooke, a cashier for a bank, for a sawmill, a log wagon, a span of mules, and a 12-inch by 15-inch Ames steam engine, for $1,600. Thirteen days later they mortgaged the Ames steam engine to Geo M. Dilley & Son. The firm placed its sawmill plant on lands leased from C. C. and Mattie Respess. A document dated December 18, 1907, reveals that the location was five miles northeast of Carthage on the left hand side of the public road leading to Iron Bridge on Sabine River and on the west side of Roberts Creek, about 250 yards west of the Respess house. On July 11, 1908, J. N. Matthews mortgaged to J. N. Cooke, a cashier for a local bank, a sawmill operation for $5,018.90. The equipment included a sawmill, a boiler, an engine, eight mules, twenty-one yoke of oxen, and four log wagons.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M Johnson