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DAVIS, WILLIAM

Art Leatherwood

DAVIS, WILLIAM (1805–?). William Davis was a prominent planter and slave owner in Burleson County. He was born in Georgia in 1805 and appears in the United States Census of 1860. He owned 121 slaves and held 900 acres of land on which he raised corn and cotton.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Randolph B. Campbell, An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas, 1821–1865 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989).

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Handbook of Texas Online, Art Leatherwood, "DAVIS, WILLIAM," accessed January 22, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fdacx.

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Modified on October 24, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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