JAMES, J. T.

                    
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J. T. JAMES  --1897

[JOHN THOMAS JAMES]

J. T. James represented several businesses. He came to Hamilton in 1876, and with Z. C. Law engaged in the drug business. They started the first regular drug store in Hamilton. Describing Mr. Jamesí activities, the paper states:

"James did a lucrative business, and in the course of a few years they established the first bank in the county, which they carried on in connection with their drug business. About 12 years ago (1885). Mr. James dissolved his connection with Mr. Law and formed a partnership with Dr. Geo. F. Perry in the same line of trade. Soon after he added to his other business that of placing mortgage loans for Eastern capitalists on real estate, and up to date (1897) he negotiated loans in this and adjoining counties to the amount of over $500,000. He is also operating for six or seven foreign and American fire insurance companies in which he does a large business. He is also vice-president of the board of directors of Hamilton National Bank. He has also been engaged for the past year in getting up an abstract of land titles for Hamilton County that will be the most complete and accurate of the kind in this section of the state. Judge J. G. W. Pierson, who is well-known as an accurate and painstaking land lawyer, and has been familiar with the land records at the state capital for many years, has had charge or this work and it can be relied on as correct and exhaustive."

J. T. James is the father of Cecil Bouldin and Malcolm GillespeJames of Hamilton, and has other relatives here.

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PIONEER EDITION

HAMILTON COUNTY NEWS, Vol. VIII, No. 7

THE CARLTON CITIZEN, Vol. 30, No. 23

Friday, June 24, 1938

W. F. Billingslea, Publisher, Hamilton County, TX

 

 
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