Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-131
Corporate Name: Frank Sanders
Local Name:
Owner Name: B. Troutham [Trantham]. B. F. and S. J. Trantham. Frank Sanders.
Location: Jacksonville
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1912
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1912
Town: Jacksonville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1,568 in 1906
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 8000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 8,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and, by 1909, a shingle mill.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern, Texas & New Orleans, St Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: B. Troutham was reported by the Southern Industrial and Lumber Review to be cutting 8,000 feet of lumber daily at Jacksonville in 1906. On February 8, 1907, B. F. Trantham and S. J. Trantham executed mortgages with Dilley & Son for $350 and $376, respectively. B. F. Trantham mortgaged for a boiler, a stock of orchard boxes, a set of grates, and an engine. S. J. Trantham mortgaged for a D sawmill, a saw, a dolly, and one saw swage. On June 29, 1907, B. F. Trantham and S. J. Trantham executed mortgages with Dilley & Son for $160 for a Curtis Co Dixie edger. In 1909, Frank Sanders mortgaged for $1,250 to B. F. Sanders a steam engine, a boiler, a sawmill, a shingle mill, and all fixtures. That June, Sanders had mortgaged to Jacksonville State Bank a log wagon and thirteen oxen for $413. B. F. Trantham on February 191, 1912, mortgaged for $402 to the First National Bank of Jacksonville his sawmill, two mules, six oxen, a house, and two wagons.
Research Date: JKG 8-23-93, MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson