For a while Lucien L. Bartlett operated a general merchandise store in
Chatfield, Texas, in northeastern Navarro County, near the Trinity River.
Below is an advertisement from
The Navarro Express
, Corsicana, Tex.,
September 26, 1861, page 1. The Civil War had begun, and
Confederate shipping was hampered by a blockade.
Apparently money was tight but L. L. would extend credit.