William Porter "Port” Stockton
Son of Samuel Stockton and Sarah Jane Hickey
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About William Porter "Port” Stockton
William Porter "Port” Stockton (1864-1881) - Born and raised in Texas, Port became an outlaw and lawman. He was the younger brother of more well-known Ike Stockson, who led the Stockton Gang, a group of thieving robbers in northern New Mexico. Allegedly he killed his first man when he was just 12 years-old. He drifted Dodge City, Kansas briefly before following his older brother to New Mexico in 1874, where Ike ran a saloon in Lincoln. Port shot and killed Juan Gonzales in October, 1876 in Cimarron, New Mexico, but was released based on a plea of self defense. Then, he and Ike moved to Trinidad, Colorado, where he killed another man in a saloon fight just two months later. Arrested, Ike helped him to escape from jail. Amazingly, in 1979-80, he was serving as Marshal in Animas City, Colorado. In June, 1879, he killed a man in Otero, New Mexico, but escaped once again. After getting into a dispute with a rancher in Farmington, New Mexico named Alfred Graves, Port was shot by Graves on on January 10, 1881.