Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-96
Corporate Name: J. B. Allen
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. B. Allen
Location: Unknown
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1910
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 1
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: J. B. Allen was an officer in the T. B. Allen hardwood lumber company that was operating near Brookeland in Sabine County. Allen apparently operated his own sawmill in San Augustine County. On 20 May 1906 he mortgaged for an Ames 11-inch by 12-inch steam engine, a boiler, a Curtis Dixie D sawmill, a 30-inch 3-saw edger, and two 56-inch circular saws. He was taxed by the county on commissary, product, tools, and boilers from 1907 to 1910.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson