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Life in Motley County Texas 1800 - 1950
Jeff Davis Boone 1892

Jeff Davis Boone

Former Matador Ranch wagon boss and owner of the Dew Drop Saloon, Jeff Davis Boone was fatally wounded in the Motley County courthouse in 1892 when he picked a fight with newly elected Motley county Sheriff Joe Beckham . On September 21, 1892, a grand jury indicted Beckham for assault to commit the murder of Jeff Boon. The district judge moved the case to Floyd County (Floydada) on a change of venue. Beckham was tried there and acquitted.

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