Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-100
Corporate Name: J. B. Algood
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. B. Algood
Location: Timpson
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 15 years
Start Year: 1894
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1894 to 1908
Town: Timpson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber and ties
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Ames steam engine and tubular 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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas and the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: Algood's mill is first noticed in the Sabine City Chattel Mortgage Records when he mortgaged for a 20-foot saw carriage. On March 26, 1908, J. B. Algood mortgaged to the First National Bank of Timpson his “entire cut of my sawmill at present mill site.” On April 17, 1908, he mortgaged about 200,000 feet of pine lumber and ties.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson