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William I. Davis Denial

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3585

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.

Dates

  • 1900 July 27

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this document in 2001.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480