The Texas Rangers and The San Saba Mob

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Editor’s Note - Part 44(d) of a continuing series

The State of Texas vs. Louis Davenport The following testimony was taken at the examining trial in the above mentioned case.

This March 21st 1888

Submitted by Ross J. Cox, Sr.


Witness said he had not talked with Trowbridge.

He agreed when he talked with Meeks and Ford to join the mob.

“I was in my field plowing cotton when they came up to me.

I remarked to Meeks that I had seen horse tracks going down the road, and he said the horse tracks were all right.

He then said he knew I was an honest man, and he wanted me to come in and join them; that it was time all honest men organized against horse and cattle thieves, and I promised to do so.”



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