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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JA-31
Corporate Name: B. Lowe & Joseph M. Childers
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lowe and Childers
Location: Unknown
County: Jasper
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: Late 1840s to 1850s
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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 of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
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: B. Lowe and Joseph M. Childers had a sawmill located in Jasper County. The Census of 1850 revealed that is capitalized value was $3,000. The mill produced 200,000 feet of lumber valued at $2,000. It employed three men and one woman, the men averaging $12 per month and the woman $8 per month. Raw materials included 2,000 pine logs at $650.
Research Date: MCJ 01-07-1996
Prepared By: M. Johnson