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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-212
Corporate Name: William Nash
Local Name:
Owner Name: William Nash
Location: San Augustine district, 1850 U.S. Census
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: 1840s to 1850s
Town: San Augustine district
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
Other
Power Source: Water
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 200,000 feet during the reporting period of the Census
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: According to census records for the year ending June 1, 1850, William Nash's water-powered sawmill cut 200,000 feet of lumber during the census year. Nash employed five men during that time, and d the mill's value at $4,000. The d value of the lumber produced was $2000. He does not appear in the Products of Industry schedules for 1860 or 1870.
Research Date: JKG, 8-20-93 MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson