J. H. Bostick

36" gauge


Mill Location: Ellisville Jct, MS (Jones County)

Mill Capacity: 0,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1912-ca1916

Miles Operated

Locomotives Owned: 1


4 log cars


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History by Gil Hoffman:

On February 21, 1912, J. H. Bostick purchased a sawmill and dry kiln from the W. M. Carter Lumber Company, of Laurel, MS This mill was moved to the "Y" on the New Orleans, Mobile & Chicago at Ellisville Junction, about eight miles south of Laurel, and reassembled. The first timber cut by Bostick was directly south of the mill. The W. M. Carter Lumber Company, in return for acting as financial backer of this mill, obtained a royalty on the lumber produced by Bostick. The following year, May 30, 1913, Bostick purchased 440 acres of timber from the McGowan Lumber & Export Company, of Mobile, Ala., at Ellisville Junction for $24,000. This timber was immediately west of the mill site. As part of the deal, the McGowin Lumber & Export Company became exclusive dealer for Bostick's output. About 1916 the mill cut out.



















ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 


?   2T Shay   Lima   445      6-1893      22      2-6x10      20000

Purchased from W. M. Carter Lumber Co., Laurel, MS. On hand by 5-1913. Built as R. S. Phillips #445 "Charlie," Ellisville, MS (wood rail), renumb. #1; to Flood-Lyons Lumber Co., Narkeeta, MS, in 1908; to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Birmingham, AL; to W. M. Carter Lumber Co., Laurel, MS, on 8-14-12. Sold to Monarch Lumber Co. #1, Monarch, MS, about 1916, transferred to McLain, MS, in early 1919; to Long Branch Lumber Co., Tuckers Crossing, MS, on 5-4-20; to W. M. Tomlin Lumber Co. #1, Buckatunna, MS, in 1926; to Brownlee Lumber Co. #1, Chickasaw, AL, on 12-17-28.





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