William I. Davis Denial
This small leaflet records the oath of William I. Davis in which he denies the charge that Isham G. Leabow made against him. Davis swears that he did not tell Leabow that T.H. Ford, candidate for sheriff, had been paid $600 to run. It is signed in print by George W. Montgomery, notary public in Claiborne County. On the reverse, Davis has penciled a note telling the recipient not to say a word to a living man and requesting a meeting that night.
- 1900 July 27
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This small leaflet records the oath of William I. Davis in which he denies the charge that Isham G. Leabow made against him. Davis swears that he did not tell Leabow that T.H. Ford, candidate for sheriff, had been paid $600 to run.
William I. Davis was born on December 8, 1870, to Jasper and Melvina Davis. He married Julia C. Essary circa 1899, and they had three children: Margueret, William, and Mary. Davis was a lawyer, a delegate to the Republican national convention in 1928, and a Tennessee Republican state chair from 1939 to 1945. He died on February 11, 1948, in Claiborne County, Tennessee.
Tilman H. Ford was born circa 1870 in Arizona, to Wesley and Melvena Ford. He first married Susan, and in 1900 they had seven children, Minnie, Rachel, Reuban, Carlisle, Napel, Regs, and Tib. He moved to Texas circa 1903, lived in New Mexico in 1920, and was back in Texas in 1930. He married Bennie circa 1915, and they had six children: Howard, Floyd, Elwyn, Mary, Vera, and Lillie.
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Special Collections purchased this document in 2001.