Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 366 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS OOUNTYleaving
college he was engaged as a bookkeeper
for Richmond his wife died of diphtheria,
about 1864. Grandfather James Arbuckle was
with Wellington during the war, being a
member of the Scottish Greys.
James, our subject, was reared and educated
in the city of Glasgow, and graduated
at the Andersonian University of that city.
At the age of nineteen years he left home
and came direct to New Orleans, in connection
with a wholesale dry-goods house, and became
their adjuster for several years during
the war, in Louisiana, Texas, and Indiana.
During the war Mr. Arbuckle was also
interested in vessels in Mexico, through
Eagle Pass and Brownsville. In 1866
he established the first bank in Eastern
Texas, at Jefferson, the head of
navigation on the Red river, under the firm
name of James Arbuckle
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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/m1/366/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.