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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-199
Corporate Name: R. S. Shipp & M. L. Brown
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. S. Shipp & M. L. Brown
Location: Stockman, about nine miles south of Timpson on the Texas & Gulf
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1909
Town: Stockman
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Ames steam engine and a boiler.
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: Dixie single circular sawmill, friction feed works, five sets of 10-inch trucks, two Dixie #2 head blocks, one 52-inch circular saw, a cutoff saw, and a Hall & Brown planer-matcher with all knives.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Gulf (the Waterman tram road)
Historicial Development: Shipp and Brown were neighbors in Timpson, Texas, and were enumerated in the 1910 census at residences 82 and 87, Precinct 7, in Timpson. They apparently were partners in 1905, although only R. S. Shipp is listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association as a sawmiller in Timpson. Either Shipp had a mill in Timpson or they were setting shop up at Stockman. That same year, they mortgaged $7988 to Dilley & Son for one Dixie single circular sawmill, friction feed works, five sets of 10-inch trucks, two Dixie #2 head blocks, one 52-inch circular saw, and a cutoff saw. On February 7, 1906, they mortgaged for an Ames steam engine, and a boiler. In March 1906, they mortgaged $1,100 to Hall & Brown for a planer-matcher with all knives. In December 1909, they mortgaged for $3,000 to Shreveport Lumber Company a boiler, an engine, a planer-matcher, and a sawmill complete.
Research Date: MCJ 03-02-96
Prepared By: M Johnson