Pardon of Defee and Pardue

The Gazette
July 26, 1899

P. G. Defee and Dan Pardue, two of the parties convicted in this parish of the murder of Rev. Joe Platt in August 1894, have been pardoned by the Governor. Defee was pardoned on account of his health, and Pardue because of his extreme youth at the time the killing took place. Of the seven men sent to the penitentiary for the killing of Platt, only two remain in that institution – Jim Defee and Coffee Bill Tisdale. Bill Williamson and W. L. Tisdale died in prison, and Sam Williamson, P. G. Defee and Dan Pardue were pardoned.

Tell Us What You Think About It

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s