Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-41
Corporate Name: David M. Vanter
Local Name:
Owner Name: David M. Vanter
Location: Beat No. 9, U. S. Census, 1860
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Beat No. 9
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and grain
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: 300,000 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 and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: The Vanter steam mill had a capital investment of $2,000 with raw materials of $2,000 in timber and $400 in bushels of corn. He employed four men to whom he paid a total monthly wage of $95. The saw mill manufactured 300,000 feet of lumber valued at $3.200, and the grist mill produced 780 bushels of cornmeal valued at $780.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson