As published (expect where formatting was web prohibitive) in Cass County Connections. Cass County Connections is a quarterly publication put out by the Cass County Genealogical Society of Cass County, Texas. Permission granted by Cass County Genealogical Society to Dana Thomas for publishing on The Cass County, TXGenWeb Project Pages.
Taken from The Cass County Genealogical
Society, 1976, Vol III, No. 2, pg 8-9.
FIRST STEAM ENGINE IN CASS COUNTY
It has been published by Mr. Tom Floyd, one of Cass County's
earliest settlers, installed and operated the first steam engine
in the county during the Civil War days. He bought and installed
this engine and operated a grist and wheat mill down on a spring
branch running through his farm, two miles west of Cussetta.
He later put in a cotton gin and operated it for many years.
Wheat was brought to his mill for making it into flour for over
fifty miles around in those days, spending the night there and
standing in line to get their wheat ground.