Leslie County Court Records, Pension Dropped for Martha Osborne Napier

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PENSIONER DROPPED

UNITED STATES PENSION AGENCY

Louisville, Kentucky
August 2, 1907

Certificate No. 510.897
Class    widow
Pensioner   Martha Napier
Soldier       Ezekial Napier
Service      Private, Company L, 14th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry

The Commissioner of Pensions

Sir: I have the honor to report that the above- named pensioner who was last paid at $8.00, to November 4, 1906, has been dropped because of death January 15, 1907

Very Respectfully,

A Wood
United States Pension Agent

Leslie County Court Records, Martha Osborne Napier

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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie

In the matter of the application of MARTHA NAPIER, pension claim, widow of EZEKIAL NAPIER, private, Company L, 14th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry
On this 4th day of March, A.D. 1901, personally appeared before me, a County Court Clerk in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, TAYLOR SIZEMORE aged about 40 years, a citizen of Leslie County and State of Kentucky and JAMES N. NAPIER, aged 48 years, a citizen of  Leslie County and State of Kentucky whose post office address is Hyden, Kentucky, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
Taylor Sizemore states that he lived a neighbor to the said Martha and Ezekial Napier at and prior to the death of the said Ezekial Napier at the time of his death and was present and helped to bury him and that he departed this life on the 5th day of September 1899

James N. Napier states that he lived a neighbor to the above named parties at and prior to the death of the above named Ezekial Napier and that he departed this life the 5th day of September 1899 and that he officiated in the burial, which was on the 6th day of September 1899.

They further declare that they have no interest in said claim and is not concerned in its prosecution.
his
William M. Howard                                                                  Taylor X Sizemore
John Lewis                                                                                 James N. Napier

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of May, 1901
James M. Howard
Clerk, Leslie County Court

Leslie County Court Records, Martha Osborne Napier

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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie

In the matter of the application of MARTHA NAPIER, pension claim, widow of EZEKIAL NAPIER, private, Company L, 14th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry
Personally appeared before me, a County Court Clerk in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, JOHN DAVIDSON aged 56 years, a citizen of, Leslie County and State of Kentucky and whose post office address is Hyden, Kentucky, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
I was acquainted with the above named soldier at and prior to his enlistment into the said service. I lived a near neighbor to this soldier ever since the war until his death. He had the appearance of a sound and healthy man at his enlistment and sometime shortly after the war of the rebellion I noticed he was coughing and continued coughing and had lung troubles until his death. I believe from my own knowledge and acquaintance with said soldier and by being a near neighbor to him that the above named disease was the sole cause of the death and from what I know of him I believe he contracted same while in the said service and further state he had no physician with him in his last illness.
I further declare that I have no interest in said claim and am not concerned in its prosecution.

John Davidson
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 20th day of February, 1901
James M. Howard
Clerk, Leslie County Court

Leslie County Court Records, Martha Osborne Napier

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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie

In the matter of the application of MARTHA NAPIER, pension claim, widow of EZEKIAL NAPIER
Personally appeared before me, a County Court Clerk in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, FRANKIE SIZEMORE aged 58 years, a citizen of, Leslie County and State of Kentucky and whose post office address is Hyden, Kentucky, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
That she is a sister to Martha Napier and further states that she was present and saw Martha Osborne now Martha Napier and Ezekial Napier married and that they were married at the house of Rainey Napier in Clay County, Kentucky on or about _ day of July 1860. That Lilburn Woods J.P.C.C. married them and they lived together until his death. I further state neither of them were ever married to any other person and further state that this claimant has not remarried since the death of her late husband Ezekial Napier.
I further declare that I have no interest in said claim and am not concerned in its prosecution.

John Lewis
John Couch                                                                                  Frankie X Sizemore

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19th day of January, 1901
James M. Howard
Clerk, Leslie County Court

Leslie County Court Records, Martha/Nancy Osborne

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MARRIAGE LICENSE

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

To any minister of the Gospel or other person legally authorized to solemnize matrimony you are hereby permitted to solemnize the rites of matrimony between EZEKIAL NAPIER and NANCY OSBORNE the requirements of law having been complied with.
Witness my signature as Clerk of the Clay County Court this 20th day of July 1860
G W PRICE, Clerk

CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE

This is to certify that on the 22nd day of July 1860. The rites of matrimony were legally solemnized between E. NAPIER and MARTHA OSBORNE at his father’s house in the County of Clay in the presence of W. WOODS and PLEAS. SIZEMORE
Signed. L. WOODS, JP

Leslie County Court Records on Martha Osborne Napier

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State of Kentucky, County of Leslie

On this 9th day of March 1900
Personally appeared before me a County Court Clerk within and for the County and State aforesaid, MARTHA NAPIER, widow of Ezekial Napier deceased, age 55 years, a resident of Leslie County, Kentucky and whose post office is Hyden, Kentucky, who being duly sworn according to law declares that she is the identical Martha Napier who married Ezekial Napier on the 22nd day of July 1860 under the name of Martha Osburn.
The affiant further declares that she does not know why nor how that her name appears Nancy Osburn in the copy of the license and that her name is Martha and as always been so and that same must be mistake of the Clerk.

Witness:                                                                                               her
J.M. Howard                                                                            Martha X Napier
John Lewis

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of March 1900
J.M. Howard, Clerk

Newspaper clippings of the Shooting of Lige Sizemore 1950

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THOUSANDSTICKS THURSDAY APRIL 27, 1950

Elijah Sizemore Killed

Elijah Sizemore, 36, was shot and killed in Hyden last Sunday night between 9:00 and 10:00 o’clock by Henry Davidson. Davidson was a member of the Hyden City Police Force and it had been reported that Sizemore and one of Davidson’s sons, Edwards had been having trouble prior to the killing. According to reports, young Davidson and Sizemore had engaged in an argument after which Sizemore came out and was sitting in an automobile when both Davidson’s came out and the shooting occurred.
Henry Davidson and his son Edward surrender themselves to authorities in London, Kentucky and are awaiting further action of the court.

THOUSANDSTICKS THURSDAY MAY 18, 1950

Davidson’s Go On Trial

Henry Davidson, former policeman of Hyden, and his son Edward went on trail here Tuesday fro the killing of Lige Sizemore, which occurred on the streets of Hyden some few days ago. After attempting for 2 days to impanel a jury of Leslie County citizens it was decided that it would be necessary to send to another county for the purpose of obtaining non related and non interested persons to serve on a jury. Accordingly men were summoned from Knott County and after convening court here today the jury was chosen and the evidence is now in progress and being taken with the commonwealth beginning their testimony.

THOUSANDSTICKS THURSDAY MAY 25, 1950

Davidson Given Life Sentence

Henry Davidson 55, former policeman of Hyden, went on trail here Tuesday May 15, before a Knott County jury and was found guilty of the murder of Lige Sizemore, which killing took place on the streets of Hyden a few weeks ago. He was given a life sentence.
It was found impossible to get a jury in Leslie County to try this case. The commonwealth introduced evidence to show that Henry and his son Edward had followed Sizemore out from the pool room and that while the son was attacking Sizemore physically, older Davidson fired tree shots into the car in which the deceased was sitting, killing him almost instantly.
Today Edward Davidson was sentenced to life in the penitentiary after entering a plea of guilty.