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ing been admitted to the bar lie immigrated to was appointed Deputy United States Marshal, the
Texas, and in 1854 entered on the practice of his duties of which office he discharged with fidelity
profession at Castroville, in that State. In 1859 for about two years. Since that time he has been
hlie located at San Antonio, where, a a lawyer he on th retired list, residing with his son at Galveshas
since resided. When the civil war was begun ton and Palestine. Mr. Rinaldo Hotchkiss is a son
hlie entered the Confederate army, and for a of Archibald Hotchlkiss, a personal memoir of whom
period was a gallant officer on the staff of General appears in this volume. The Hotchkiss family were
H. G. Whiting. I-e was an active participant in early pioneers of Texas, and theirname is historivery
many of the hottest fought battles of the war cat in its annals.
in the Eastern army.
For a time during the progress of the civil war
lie did very important and efficient service as Special
Treasury Agent for the Confederate States Gov- .
erinent, bringing to Texas from Richmond, at one . ,RIGG, BINGHAM, lawyer, Austin, is a
time, the starthlng amount ot twenty millions of r~ native of Saline county, Missouri, where
Confederate bonds. In 1876 ihe was one of the lo he wa born on the 26th of Pe ry
Electors on the Presidential ticket. He succeeded e1840. HiN s father, J ohn A. Trigg, was a
the Hon. Griistave Schleiclier as mieimber (if Con- 1840a r . Hisd-v. T fahr Joh A. Trig wa
the on. Gustave Schleher as member of Con- native of Abington Virginia, was in life a lawyer,
gress. and for twenty-two years was Circuit Clerk of
* 4 * * 4~Saline county Missouri. The subject of this meinm-4~.
..... oir was reared in Missouri. His early education
was liberal and obtained at McGee College in
2Macon county Missouri. HlIe began reading law in
=C OTCHKISS, RINALDO, prominent citizen 1858, at Oregon, Holt county Missouri, and in 1859
/ of Palestine, Anderson county, is a native was admitted to the bar at Athens Missouri. In
' of Western New York, where he was born 1861 lhe entered the Confederate army as Assistant
November 13, 1818. He lived in New York Division Inspector of the Rolla district, by apState
till 1835, when he located in Nacogdoches, pointinent of Governor Jackson, He was an active
Texas. He soon joined tho Texas army, and par- participant in the battles of Shilohl, Wilsons creek,
ticipated in the military movements of the camni- Pea Ridge and Lexington. He was promoted to a
paign of 1835. He participated in the campaign of colonelcy before the termination of -the war; and
1836, and was actively engaged in the battle of San at the battle of Lexington, he commanded a briJacinto,
as a private in Captain Williamn Ken- gade. "called 3McBride's Brigade" which was the
brough's company. -ie lived in Nacogdoches till first division of troops to enter the enemies fortiS1851,
engaged in agricultural and mercantile pur- ication. In 1.865 lie settled at Lockhart Texas
suits. He was a participant in the Cherokee In- and taught school for 'several years. In 1867 he
dian wars. Hle also in 1842 participated in the mloved to Bastrop and practiced law till 1869,
movements against the Mexican invaders, Wall and when lie was appointed District Attorney, and disVasquez,
and at Mlatamoras was taken' prisoner charged the duties of the office for several terms.
and confined in Mexico for several months, when in 1873 he was elected District Attorney by the
he. was released on his promising to retire into the people and discharged its duties for four years
interior of Mexico. In 1851 he located at Tyler, longer. In 1876 he was lected County Attorney,
and was engaged there as a merchant till 1854, of Travis county. In politics Colonel Trigg is a
when he returned to Nacogdoches, and remained Greenbacker.
there till 1858 engaged in the practice of law. In
1858 he located at Sabine Pass, and remained there -- -as
a merchant till 1864. He took no active part
as a soldier in the civil war on account of physical
incapacity, but acted as a clerk in the interest of f EXTON, FRANKLIN BARLOW, prominent
the Coniederate Government. Frour the termina- lawyer, Marshall, Harrison county, Texas,
tion of the war till 1871 he traveled as a commer- is a native of New Harmonv, Posey
cial traveler, but in that year his physical infirm- county, Indiana, where he was born
ities had become so threatening, that he renounced April, 29, 1828. He was the son of Samuel Sexton,
commercial life and went to Galveston where he whose birth-place was in the State of Connecticut
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