Samuel Ketchum (c.1860 - 1899) MP

public profile

View Samuel Ketchum's complete profile:

  • See if you are related to Samuel Ketchum
  • Request to view Samuel Ketchum's family tree

Share

Birthdate:
Birthplace: San Saba, TX, USA
Death: Died in Santa Fe, NM, USA
Cause of death: Septicemia
Managed by: MRA ♥
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About Samuel Ketchum

Sam Ketchum (18??-1899) - Hailing from San Saba County, Texas, Sam grew up to work along with his younger brother, Thomas "Black Jack" Ketchum, as a cowboy on several ranches throughout west Texas and northern and eastern New Mexico. However, by 1896, the pair had turned to a life of crime, robbing businesses, post offices and trains in New Mexico. The two soon formed the Ketchum Gang which included a number of other outlaws, including Will Carver, Elza Lay and Ben Kilpatrick, who also rode with Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. However, everything began to fall apart when Sam, along with Will Carver and Elza pulled a heist without Black Jack on July 11, 1899 in Folsom, New Mexico. Though they made off with some $50,000, they were soon pursued by a posse to a hideout near Cimarron, New Mexico. In the ultimate shootout that occurred, Sam Ketchum was seriously wounded, and Sheriff Edward Farr was killed. Carver and Elza were able to escape, but Ketchum was taken to the penitentiary in Santa Fe, where he later died of blood poisoning on July 24, 1899. Source: Legends of America

view all

Samuel Ketchum's Timeline

1860
1860
San Saba, TX, USA
1899
1899
Age 39
Santa Fe, NM, USA