Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TI-24
Corporate Name: Newson & Knight Sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Newson & Knight
Location: Unknown
County: Titus
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 24-horsepower steam engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 312,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the census of 1870
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Newson and Knight Sawmill, according to the 1870 Census, operated a sawmill producing lumber a capital investment of $3,000. They paid seven men in six months of operation a total wage of $2,000. Raw materials included $3,500 in logs, and the sawmill manufactured 312,00 feet of lumber worth $6,200.
Research Date: MCJ 04-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson