Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JA-72
Corporate Name: Lewis Letney
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lewis Letney
Location: Unknown
County: Jasper
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1845
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: Late 1840s to 1850s
Town: Unknown
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: Water
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 100,000 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Lewis mill, valued in 1850 at $3,000, produced 100,000 feet of lumber valued at $1,000. It employed three men averaging $12 per month. Raw materials included 2,000 pine logs at $650. The Census of 1850 reveals that Letney had a second mill in Angelina County, milling 100,000 feet of lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 01-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson