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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.


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

Art Leatherwood


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Art Leatherwood, "DAVIS, WILLIAM," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Modified on October 24, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.