Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-15
Corporate Name: David C. Hackney
Local Name:
Owner Name: David C. Hackney
Location: South of Trinity River, on the Houston East & West Texas, around New Caney
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880
Town: Near New Caney
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough 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: Houston, East & West Texas
Historicial Development: David C. Hackney was one of many early East Texas sawmillers who followed the construction of the railroads to tap the most easily accessible pine stumpage. In 1880, he operated a sawmill on the Houston East and West Texas Railway, south of the Trinity River, but he later moved to Polk and Liberty counties. (See also other Hackney records). He lived in Montgomery County in 1880 at Res 97, Precinct 2-7, in the Boggy District. He employed seventeen workers. Hackney was listed in a directory as a lumber dealer at Houston in 1884.
Research Date: JKG 12-14-93, MCJ 02-23-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson