Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-42
Corporate Name: Frank Bivins Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Frank Bivins Lumber Company
Location: Kildare
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 12 years
Start Year: 1890
End Year: 1901
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: As early as 1890 to early 1900s
Town: Kildare
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 214 in 1905
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: 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: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: Frank Bivins was a brother of James K. Bivins, both sawmillers of northeast Texas. Frank Bivins company was listed as the Bivins Lumber Company in the “Report of Yellow Pine Clearing House Association, August, 1901.” Cass County records reveal that he had bought some 2,500 acres in Cass County in 1890. Bivins Lumber Company was mentioned in a deed record involving the Buffalo Bayou Brazos & Colorado Railroad Company in 1901.
Research Date: JKG 12-29-93, MCJ 04-03-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson