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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-174
Corporate Name: Shepherd and Duncan
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. S. Welch and Son. Shepherd & Duncan
Location: Unknown
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1907
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: 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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: On 18 September 1906, according to San Augustine county records, E. S. Welch and Son mortgaged to M. Little a carriage with a 7 1/2-inch steam shotgun feed, two 80-tooth saws, a cutoff saw, and a saw mandrel. On 22 February 1907, E. S. Welch & Son mortgaged 375,000 feet twice with the Garrison Bank for the sums of $2105 and $3000. The lumber was located at the yard of their sawmill. On 9 March 1907, E. S. Welch & Son mortgaged to Shepherd & Duncan an one-half interest in the Welch sawmill plant. According to San Augustine county records, Shepherd and Duncan on 7 June 1907 mortgaged to T. J. Williams, another sawmiller from Angelina County, for $850 a #2 DeLoach sawmill, a 54-inch by 16-boiler, a 12-inch by 15-inch steam engine, a cutoff saw, two circular saws, a 3-saw Tower edger, and a 2-saw trimmer.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson