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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-74
Corporate Name: M. P. Martin
Local Name:
Owner Name: M. P. Martin
Location: In 1870, Precinct 2 with post office at Henderson
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: In 1870, post office at Henderson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: In 1870, lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 22-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: In 1870, milled 100,000 board feet and ground 600 bushels of cornmeal (a capacity of 100 bushels daily) 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: In 1870, sawmill and grist mill with saw and stone.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: The M. P. Martin sawmill was enumerated in the 1870 Census at Precinct 2, Rusk County. It was a combination mill, producing 100,000 board feet of lumber worth $3,000 and 600 bushels of cornmeal valued at $750. Each mill was d to be a capital value of $1,000. The mill operated eight months of the reporting period and employed eight men, who received a combined total wage of $1,300.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson