Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 1,104 of 1,110
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HISTOR Y OF DALLAS COUNTY.
tianl 1tand friendly, 1n words can speak her praise
too warmly. Such a tender bond of sympathy
bound ler to the members of her immediate
household, and the shock was most severe
when that cord was rudely broken by the
hand of death. She and her husband were
devoted members of the Methodist Episcopal
Church Soutll, and were interested in all
good works. IHer husband survived her
many years, living to the advanced age of
ninety, expiring in the midst of his family
and friends in 1888. This worthy couple
were the parents of seven children, five of
whom survive, two having died in early
The subject of this sketch is the second of
the surviving children. His early life was
spent in his native county and in Texas. He
was carefully reared and liberally educated,
attending Yale College, Connecticut, graduating
at that institution in the class of 1859,
numbering 105 students.
On completing his studies, he returned to
Texas, and studied law under Judge Royal
T. Wheeler, Chief Justice of the Lone Star
State. In the latter part of 1860, he was admitted
to the bar and opened an office by
himself in Austin, where he practiced his
profession for about a year, meeting with
very encouraging success. This prosperity
was interrupted by the civil conflict which
rent the country, and threatened to end in its
destruction. In August of 1861, he enlisted
as a private in Company D, Terry's Cavalry
Rangers, and served in that rank during the
entire war, being under the various commands
of Generals Albert Sidney Johnston, Bragg
and Joseph E. Johnston. He participated in
a number of the most important battles of
his department, and was an able and efficient
soldier. He was once taken prisoner in a
cavalry engagement, but was captured before
the enemy escaped with the force. He stood
the service well, and surrendered with his
regiment at the time of General Joseph E.
At the close of the war, he returned to
Bastrop, Bastrop county, Texas, and formed
a partnership under the firm name of McGinnis
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/1104/: accessed April 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.