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IHISTORY OF TEXAS. 641~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
notable Red River campaign, until the close
of thie great struggle. In this engagement
he served his company as Orderly Sergeant,
and at the time of the surrender lie was Assistant
Regimental Commissary Sergeant.
Mr. Bouchelle drafted the constitution and
by-laws of the ex-Confederate Association of
Williamson county, and has great respect for
honest, patriotic soldiers, whether they wore
the blue or the gray.
Mr. Bouchelle takes an active interest in
the Democratic party, and has held the office
of Justice of the Peace three years, and that
of County Commissioner two years.
He has been thrice married; first, to Mary
Williams, a daughter of John Williams, who
came to Williamson county, Texas, in 1848.
She died in 1865, before Mr. Bouchelle returned
from the surrender. In the same
year he married Bethany E. Duley, whlo died
in 1867. April 12, 1870, he was united
in marriage to Margaret Mastin, a native of
North Carolina. Mr. Bouchelle has two
adopted children, aged respectively nine and
Socially, he is a member of the Masonic
fraternity, and religiously both he and his
wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.
J E. LONGMOOR, cashier of the First
National Bank of Rockdale, Milami
county, was born in Kenton county,
Kentucky, January 14, 1854. He was reared
in his native State and West Virginia, in the
schools of which he received his early education,
finishing in the Virginia Military Institute
at Lexington, Virginia. In 1874 he
came to Texas, and the year following located
at Rockdale, which has since been his home.
For eighteen years he has been connected
with the banking interests of this place. He
began his career as a banker here in the
usual way, taking the position of bookkeeper
in the private banking house of Tracy &
Brother, and holding such preferment until
that house went out of existence. Then for
six years he was bookkeeper and for eight
years manager of the Rockdale bank, when,
in January, 1890, in company with a number
of the business men of Rockdale, lie organized
tlhe First National Bank of this place, of
whicll he became cashier, and has since held
this position. The First National istheonly
bank that Rockdale now has, the Rockdale
bank, the pioneer institution of the town,
having gone into voluntary liquidation on
January 1, 1892. For some time before the
movement that resulted in the organization
of a new bank here took any definite form
there had been noted among the merchants
and business men of the community a growing
demand for better banking facilities, and
the present bank was the practical response
of a tew of the more enterprising men of the
place to this demand. The bank was organized
with a paid-up capital of $75,000. This
was subscribed for in varying amounts b1y the
principal mercantile firins of the town, and
the bank started off propitiously. Its progress
since has been all that was anticipated.
Its average deposits have risen from nothing
to $100,000 annually, reaching as high as
$125,000 during the cotton season. It has
declared a dividend of five per cent. semiannually,
and it numbers among its patrons
all of the business men of Rockdale, with a
fair share of the larger farmers and stockmen
in the western and southern part of Milain
county. Its facilities and equipments are
ample, and it enjoys, to the fullest extent,
the confidence of all classes of citizens. For
this condition of things it is indebted in a
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