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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-175
Corporate Name: Sidney S. Moss
Local Name:
Owner Name: Sidney S. Moss
Location: Unknown
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1903
End Year: 1911
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1903 to 1911
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished, dressed lumber; cotton
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill, a 9-inch by 12-inch Atlas steam engine, a 36-inch by 10-foot boiler, a Van Winkle sawmill with a 48-inch saw, a planer-matcher, a 60-saw Winship cotton gin, a sawmill building, and a gin house.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe at San Augustine in 1907
Historicial Development: Sidney S. Moss is listed in the 1910 Census as a sawmill owner somewhere in San Augustine County. He may be a relative of Zachary S. Moss, who owned a sawmill at Altonia, in the county, from 1905 to 1907. The county records reveal that Sidney S. Moss in 1903 mortgaged for a 9-inch by 12-inch Atlas steam engine, a 36-inch by 10-foot boiler, a Van Winkle sawmill with a 48-inch saw, a planer-matcher, a 60-saw Winship cotton gin, a sawmill building, and a gin house. Sidney S. Moss mortgaged in 1910 with Geo Dilley for $1025 an Ames 12-inch by 15-inch Ames Vim steam engine, an Ames 54-inch by 16-foot boiler, and a Curtis 12-saw trimmer twenty-four feet long. Sidney S. Moss mortgaged in 1910 and 1911 for log wagons.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson