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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-152
Corporate Name: P. W. Barron
Local Name:
Owner Name: P. W. Barron; George W. Roberts
Location: About six miles east from San Augustine on the East Hamilton Road
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1885
End Year: 1887
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1885 to 1887
Town: Six miles east of San Augustine
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: Steam
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: Steam saw and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Roberts mortgaged his mill in the sum of $150 to John MacKechney on April 9, 1885. He twice more mortgaged the mill to MacKechney in order to obtain a steam engine and boiler and other goods. The early sawmillers of San Augustine County often performed multi-milling operations (corn, cotton, and lumber) with the same engines and boilers running all equipment. On 20 January, 1887, P. W. Barron bought the mill for $550 from John MacKechney, the noteholder on Roberts' mill. Early the following year, P. W. Barron would buy Jack Garrett's mill in San Augustine County (see entry).
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson