Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-147
Corporate Name: Newby, Hargis, Christian, Ervin and Ervin
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. B. Newby, Henry Hargis, R. B. Christian, Kake and Will Ervin
Location: Near Bettie with a rail switch at Bettie
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Near Bettie
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: Henry Hargis, R. B. Christian, Kake and Will Ervin operated a steam sawmill on leased land from Sam Ervin and Henry Fluellen, with a rail switch at Bettie. In March 1907 the partners sold a one-half interest in the operation to J. B. Newby.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson