Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-32
Corporate Name: E. B. Adams & Son
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. B. Adams & Son
Location: Red Branch, about three miles south of Lovelady on railroad tracks
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1980-1989
Period of Operation: 1880 to 1884
Town: Red Branch, south of Lovelady
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Lovelady, 300 in 1880. 416 in 1890.
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough hardwood (oak and gum) and pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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: Hardwood (oak and gum) and pine sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern at Lovelady
Historicial Development: The sawmill of E. B. Adams and Son appeared in a 1880 Chicago lumber publication. The mill was apparently located in or around Red Branch. It reappeared in an 1884 railroad directory. Research by Block reveals that Earl B. Adams served in the cavalry force of General Nathan B. Forrest, entering at the age of fourteen. Carrying the sobriquet of Colonel, Adams practiced law in Crockett and was the county and district attorney for eight years. Lovelady, on the International & Great Northern tracks, was established in 1872 with the railroad's arrival.
Research Date: JKG 12-14-93, MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson