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John Forbes (1797 - 1880)

FORBES, JOHN (1797–1880). John Forbes, lawyer, judge, and military man of the Texan army during the Texas Revolution, was born to Scottish parents on February 26, 1797, in Cork, Ireland. His fam...

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Captain Hayden Arnold (1805 - 1839)

ARNOLD, HAYDEN S. (1805–1839). Hayden S. Arnold, army officer in the Texas Revolution and legislator in the Republic of Texas, was born in Tennessee in 1805 and moved to Texas late in December 1...

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Peyton Forbes Edwards ("Red Rooster of Nacogdoches") (1844 - 1918)

EDWARDS, PEYTON FORBES (1844–1918). Peyton Forbes Edwards, Civil War combatant, lawyer, Nacogdoches county treasurer, Texas state senator, and district judge, was born on September 28, 1844, in ...

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Benjamin W. Edwards (c.1775 - 1837)

Benjamin W. Edwards (c.1780–1837) was an American colonist in early Texas, and the leader of the Fredonian Rebellion. In 1837 he ran for governor of Mississippi, but died during the campaign. ...

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Haden Edwards (1771 - 1849)

Haden (also spelled Hayden) Edwards (August 12, 1771 – August 14, 1849) was a Texas settler and land speculator. Edwards County, Texas on the Edwards Plateau is named for him. In 1825, Edwards...

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Haden Harrison Edwards, Jr. (1812 - 1864)

EDWARDS, HADEN HARRISON (1812–1864). Haden H. Edwards, soldier, merchant, and legislator, was one of the thirteen children of Susanna (Beall) and Haden Edwards, leader of the Fredonian Rebellion...

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Col. John Williams, U.S. Senator MP (c.1778 - 1837)

Capt of 6th U.S. Infantry 1799-1800; Captain of U.S. Regulars in the War of 1812. Colonel of East Tennessee Mounted Volunteers during the Seminole War, Colonel of the 39th U.S. Infantry, 1813 and serve...

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Charles McClung (1761 - 1835)

Charles McClung (May 13, 1761 – August 9, 1835) was an American pioneer, politician, and surveyor best known for drawing up the original plat of Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1791. While Knoxville ...

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Brig. Gen. James White MP (1747 - 1821)

DAR Ancestor #: A124810 ) James White (1747 – August 14, 1821) was an American pioneer and soldier who founded Knoxville, Tennessee, in the early 1790s. Born in Rowan County, North Carolin...

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William Cocke, U.S. Senator MP (1747 - 1828)

William Cocke (1748 – August 22, 1828) was an American lawyer, pioneer, and statesman. He has the distinction of having served in the state legislature of four different states: Virginia, Nort...

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John Gately Downey, 7th California Governor, 1860-1862. MP (1827 - 1894)

Owner of Rancho Santa Gertrudes Los Angeles County, California Wikipedia John Gately Downey John Gately Downey (June 24, 1827 – March 1, 1894) was an Irish-American politician and the sevent...

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Annie Kennedy Bidwell (1839 - 1918)

Annie Kennedy Bidwell, was the daughter of Joseph C. G. Kennedy, a socially prominent, high ranking Washington official in the United States Bureau of the Census who was active in the Whig party. She...

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Gen. John Bidwell (Calif. Militia), US Congress (1819 - 1900)

John Bidwell (August 5, 1819 – April 4, 1900) was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician, prohibitionist and philanth...

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Nancy Kelsey (1823 - 1896)

Nancy Roberts Kelsey was the first white woman to visit Utah, and she was the first to cross the Sierra Nevada mountains, arriving in California on November 25, 1841. "Where my husband goes I can g...

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Benjamin Kelsey (1813 - 1889)

Benjamin or Ben Kelsey (1813-1889) was an early American pioneer of California with his brothers Andy and Sam Kelsey. He was a founder, often with one or more of his brothers, of several settlements ...

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Joseph Franklin Dye (1831 - 1891)

Joseph Franklin Dye (1831–1891), teamster, alleged member of the Mason Henry Gang, lawman, rancher and oilman. Early life Joseph Franklin Dye was born in Union County, Kentucky in 1831...

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Judge George Gordon Belt (organized the Mason Henry Gang) (1825 - 1869)

George Gordon Belt (1825–1869), soldier, 49er, businessman, judge, Confederate sympathizer who organized the Mason Henry Gang in California during the American Civil War. Early Life and Ca...

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Col. Return Jonathan Meigs, Sr., Indian Agent (1740 - 1823)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A077223 . Return Jonathan Meigs (December 17, 1740 – January 28, 1823) was a colonel who served ...

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John Thomson Mason (c.1787 - 1850)

) John Thomson Mason (8 January 1787–17 April 1850) was an American lawyer, United States marshal, Secretary of Michigan Territory from 1830 through 1831, land agent, and an important figure i...

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W.H.H. Clayton (1840 - 1920)

William Henry Harrison Clayton best known as W.H.H. Clayton (October 13, 1840 – December 14, 1920) was a prominent lawyer and judge in post-Civil War Arkansas and Indian Territory Oklahoma. He...

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Captain Benjamin Woodworth (1782 - 1874)

Benjamin Woodworth (December 29, 1782-January 16, 1874), also known as "Uncle Ben", was a Captain in the War of 1812, hotelier, a pioneer of the city of Detroit, and member of the Woodworth political...

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CDR Selim E. Woodworth (USN) (c.1815 - c.1871)

From Woodworth was born in New York City, the second son of poet and dramatist Samuel Woodworth. He was a descendant of colonial settler Walter Woodworth. At age twelve he set out with a rifle to cro...

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Charles D. Poston ("Father of Arizona") (1825 - 1902)

Charles Debrille Poston (April 20, 1825 - June 24, 1902) was an American explorer, prospector, author, politician, and civil servant. He is referred to as the "Father of Arizona" due to his efforts l...

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Charles Lee Dibrell, Sr. MP (1757 - 1840)

Charles Lee Dibrell was the oldest son born to Anthony and Elizabeth Lee Dibrell on October 24, 1757. He was the first of three children: Leeanna, Judith, and Anthony, Jr. were the other siblings. Ch...

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Olive Oatman (Indian captive) (1837 - 1903)

Olive Oatman (1837-1903) was a woman from Illinois who was famously abducted by a Native American tribe (likely the Yavapai people), then sold to another (the Mohave people). She ultimately regained ...

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Edmund Pearson Dole, 1st Attorney General of the Territory of Hawaii (1850 - 1928)

Edmund Pearson Dole (1850–1928) was a lawyer from New England who served as the first Attorney General of the Territory of Hawaii, and argued a case up to the U.S. Supreme Court. He also wrote...

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Sanford B. Dole, 1st Territorial Governor of Hawaii MP (1844 - 1926)

From Lost Kingdom by Julia Flynn Siler Sanford Ballard Dole - A missionary's son and cousin of the Dole Food Company (Hawaiian Pineapple Co.) founder who described himself as "of American blood but H...

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Colonel Jesse Henry Leavenworth (USA) (1807 - 1885)

Colonel Jesse Henry Leavenworth (March 29, 1807–March 12, 1885) was military careerist and the second member of his family to serve in the regular army. He was the son of Brigadier General Hen...

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Brig. General Henry Leavenworth (1783 - 1834)

Henry Leavenworth (December 10, 1783 – July 21, 1834) was an American soldier active in the War of 1812 and early military expeditions against the Plains Indians. He established Fort Leavenwor...

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Brig. General William H. Ashley (1778 - 1838)

William Henry Ashley (1778, Powhatan County, Virginia–March 26, 1838, Boonville, Missouri) was a pioneering fur trader, entrepreneur, and politician. Though a native of Virginia, Ashley had al...

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Brig. General John Tipton, U.S. Senator (1786 - 1839)

Shields Tipton (August 14, 1786 - April 5, 1839) was an American politician. Tipton was born in what is now Sevier County, Tennessee. His father was killed by Native Americans. His great uncle, a...

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John Shields (1769 - 1809)

Private John Shields (1769–1809) was, at 35, the oldest member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thi...

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John Colter (the first mountain man) (1774 - c.1813)

John Colter (c.1774 – May 7, 1812 or November 22, 1813) was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804−1806). Though party to one of the more famous expeditions in history, Colter...

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Major Andrew Henry (1775 - c.1832)

) Major Andrew Henry (c. 1775 – 1832) was an American fur trader who, with William H. Ashley started the Rocky Mountain Fur Company in 1822. Born circa 1775 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, He...

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Maj. General John G. Parke (USA) (1827 - 1900)

John Grubb Parke (September 22, 1827 – December 16, 1900) was a United States Army engineer and a Union general in the American Civil War. Early life Parke was born in Coatesville, Chester...

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Thomas R. Nichols (1815 - 1847)

Thomas was a ranger and a participant in The Battle of Plum Creek and the Battle of Salado and was later killed by Indians. His brother James Nichols was a diarist and published a book "Come Hear My Ho...

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James Wilson Nichols (1820 - 1891)

NICHOLS, JAMES WILSON (1820–1891). James Nichols, Indian scout, was born on December 27, 1820, in Franklin County, Tennessee, the son of George Washington and Mary Ann (Walker) Nichols. At age t...

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James Berry (member of the Black Hills Bandits) (1838 - 1877)

James "Jim" F. Berry (1838-1877) - A member of the Black Hills Bandits who participated in the Big Springs Robbery in Nebraska, Berry hailed from Missouri. The son of Caleb & Virginia (Fulkerson) Berry...

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Pete Spence (Texas Ranger and outlaw) (1852 - 1914)

Pete Spence (1852–1914), suspected of robbery in 1878 in Goliad County, Texas, changed his name from Elliot Larkin Ferguson. He was later a suspect in a stagecoach robbery outside Bisbee, Ariz...

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Joe Ventioner, Deputy U.S. Marshal (1852 - 1941)

Joseph William "Joe” Ventioner (1852-1941) - Born near Fort Worth, Texas on April 21, 1852, Ventioner migrated to Indian Territory, where he resided in Lenora, on the Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservatio...

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Patrick Francis Sughrue (1844 - 1906)

Patrick Sughrue (1844 - 1906) Dodge City, Kansas lawman during the final days of the cattle era, Patrick originally hailed from County Kerry, Ireland. He and twin brother, Michael, were born to Hum...

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Michael Sughrue (1844 - 1901)

Michael Sughrue (1844-1901) - Kansas lawman, Michael Sughrue was born in County Kerry, Ireland, to Humphrey and Mary Sughrue on February 17, 1844, along with his twin brother Patrick. When the boys wer...

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Thomas William "Billy" Preece (Utah lawman) (1856 - 1928)

Thomas William "Billy" Preece (1856-1928) - Utah lawman, Thomas Preece, was best known for capturing several members of the Wild Bunch. Born at Salt Lake City, Utah on February 11, 1856, he worked on t...

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Capt. Junius "June" Peak (1845 - 1934)

PEAK, JUNIUS W. (1845–1934). Junius (June) Peak, Confederate veteran, Dallas city marshall, and Texas Ranger, was born in Warsaw, Kentucky, on April 5, 1845, to Jefferson and Martha Malvina (Rea...

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Bass Outlaw, Texas Ranger and Deputy U.S. Marshal (1854 - 1894)

Bass (Baz) L. Outlaw (1854-1894) - Coming from a good family in Georgia, Bass grew up to be a refined gentleman, but he had a serious drinking problem that continually got him into trouble. After he al...

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Joseph "Joe" Shelby Lefors, Deputy U.S. Marshal MP (1865 - 1940)

"There is a lot of family information on the family of Joe LeFors in the book "Facts As I Remember Them" The Autobiography of Rufe LeFors, edited by John Allen Peterson. Rufe was an older brother of Jo...

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Burton C. Mossman, Arizona Ranger (1867 - 1956)

Burton C. Mossman (1867- 1956) - Born in 1867 in Illinois, Mossman became a farmer, rancher, cattleman and Rough Rider. In 1898, he was hired by the Aztec Company to manage it's Hashknife Outfit and tr...

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Wells Spicer (1831 - 1885)

Wells W. Spicer (1831-1887?) was an American journalist, prospector, politician, lawyer and judge whose legal career immersed him in two significant events in frontier history: the Mountain Meadows M...

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1st Lt. Redbird Sixkiller (USA), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation (c.1823 - 1898)

Redbird Sixkiller was born in the Cherokee Nation East in Georgia. In 1837, he and his wife, Pamelia Whaley, were informed that they were to be forcibly removed from Georgia and relocated to the Indi...

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Samuel Sixkiller, Captain of the U.S. Indian Police and Deputy U.S. Marshal (1842 - 1886)

Sam Sixkiller (1842-1886) - One of the most outstanding members of the Longhorse Police in Indian Territory, Sixkiller was born in the Going Snake District (now Adair County) of the Cherokee Nation in ...

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Seaborn Barnes (member of the Sam Bass Gang) (1849 - 1878)

Train and Bank Robber. The "Lieutenant" of the Sam Bass Gang. Called "Seab" or "Nubbin's Colt", he was born in Cass County, Texas. His father died when Seaborn was an infant and his widowed mother took...

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Cullen Montgomery Baker (Confederate guerilla) (1835 - 1869)

Cullen Montgomery Baker (1835-1869) - A guerilla soldier during the Civil War, Baker didn't want to give up the fight once the Confederates lost the war. Afterwards, he continued to "fight the war," am...

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William Barnett Hardin (1806 - 1885)

Fought in the Texas Revolution. HARDIN, WILLIAM BARNETT (1806–1885). William Barnett Hardin, a participant in the siege of Bexar and unofficial advisor to the Alabama-Coushatta Indians, was bo...

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Evett Dumas "E. D." Nix, U.S. Marshal (1861 - 1946)

Evett Dumas Nix, often known as E.D. Nix, (September 19, 1861 - February 6, 1946) was a US Marshal in the late 19th century handling the jurisdiction that included the wild Oklahoma Territory, later ...

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Bat Masterson, US. Marshal (1853 - 1921)

William Barclay "Bat" Masterson (November 26, 1853–October 25, 1921) was a figure of the American Old West known as a buffalo hunter, U.S. Marshal and Army scout, avid fisherman, gambler, fron...

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Ed Masterson (lawman) (1852 - 1878)

Ed Masterson (September 22, 1852 – April 9, 1878) was a lawman and the brother of the American West gunfighters Bat Masterson and James Masterson. Lawman career Ed Masterson was born in He...

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James Masterson (lawman) (1855 - 1895)

James Masterson, also known as Jim Masterson, (September 18, 1855 – March 31, 1895) was a lawman of the American West and the brother of gunfighters and lawmen Bat Masterson and Ed Masterson. ...

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Captain Bryan Marsh (CSA), Texas Ranger (1833 - 1901)

Bryan Marsh (1833-1901) - Born in Alabama in 1833, Marsh later relocated to Texas, settling in near Tyler. During the Civil War, he served with distinction as a captain in the Texas Cavalry. In the bat...

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Bluford "Blue" Duck (outlaw) (1859 - 1895)

The first known reference to Blue Duck tells of his family living on Rogers Creek west of present day Oologah. This was during the late 1870's when Blue Duck was in his teens. Some accounts purport Blu...

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King Fisher (gunfighter) (1854 - 1884)

King Fisher (1854 – March 11, 1884) was a gunslinger of the American Old West. Early life John King Fisher was born in Collin County, Texas, to Jobe Fisher and Lucinda Warren Fisher. He ha...

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Dallas Stoudenmire (CSA) [lawman and gunfighter] (1845 - 1882)

Dallas Stoudenmire (December 11, 1845 – September 18, 1882) was an American Old West gunman and lawman, who gained fame for a brief gunfight that was later dubbed the "Four Dead in Five Second...

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Christen Madsen (1851 - 1944)

Chris Madsen (February 25, 1851 – January 9, 1944) was a lawman of the Old West who is best known as being one of The Three Guardsmen, the name given to Madsen and two other Deputy US Marshals...

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James Franklin "Bud" Ledbetter, U.S. Deputy Marshal (1852 - 1937)

James Franklin "Bud" Ledbetter (1852-1937) - Ledbetter was born and raised in Madison, Arkansas where he began his career as a lawman. He served as a deputy sheriff in Johnson County for ten years, gai...

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Brevet Maj. General John Milton Thayer (USA), U.S. Senator, Governor, Territorial Governor (1820 - 1906)

John Milton Thayer (January 24, 1820 – March 19, 1906) was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War and a postbellum United States Senator from Nebraska, as well as governor o...

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William "Bill" Doolin (member of the Dalton gang and founder of the Wild Bunch) (1858 - 1896)

Occupation: Cowboy, and then a famous outlaw, known as Bill Doolin: (complete text) William "Bill" Doolin (1858 – August 24, 1896) was an American bandit and founder of the Wild Bunch, an ou...

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Roy Daugherty (aka., "Arkansas Tom Jones") [member of the Wild Bunch gang] (1870 - 1924)

) Roy Daugherty, also known as Arkansas Tom Jones, (1870 - August 16, 1924) was an outlaw of the Old West, and a member of the Wild Bunch gang, led by Bill Doolin. Born into a staunchly religious f...

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Jack Helm (CSA), Sheriff of DeWitt County, Texas (1837 - 1873)

Jack Helm (1837-1873) - Texas cowboy, Confederate soldier, gunfighter, and lawman, Helm was said to have once killed a black man for whistling a Yankee song during the Civil War. At wars end, he work...

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Jesse Lee "Red" Hall, Texas Ranger (1849 - 1911)

Jesse Lee (Leigh) Hall 1849 - 1911 Jesse Lee Hall was born in Lexington, North Carolina on October 9, 1849. The original spelling of his name was "Leigh," but Hall changed it to Lee soon after mo...

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Major Crawley P. Deak (USA), U.S. Marshal for the Territory of Arizona (1836 - 1890)

Crawley P. Dake (1836-1890) - Union soldier during the Civil War and U.S. Marshal for Arizona Territory from 1878 to 1882. Dake was born at Kenfield, Ontario, Canada in 1827 but moved with his family t...

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George Washington Earp (1864 - 1960)

George Washington Earp (1864-1960) - The first cousin to Wyatt Earp, George was born in Montgomery County, Missouri on December 13, 1864. At the age of 18, having a burning ambition to be a cowboy, he ...

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John M. Larn (lawman and outlaw) (1849 - 1878)

John M. Larn (March 1, 1849–June 23, 1878) was a western American lawman and later outlaw who, with gunfighter John Selman, operated a cattle rustling ring in Shackelford County, Texas for ove...

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Phin Clanton MP (1843 - 1905)

Phineas Fay Clanton (December 1843 – January 5, 1906) was the son of Newman Haynes Clanton and the brother of Billy and Ike Clanton. He was witness to and possibly played a part if a number of i...

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Warren Earp (1855 - 1900)

Baxter Warren Earp (March 9, 1855–July 6, 1900) was the youngest brother of Wyatt, Morgan, Virgil, James, and Newton Earp. He was not present during the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. After Virg...

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Texas Jack Vermillion (CSA) (1842 - 1911)

John Wilson Vermillion (1842–1911), alias "Texas Jack" and later as "Shoot-Your-Eye-Out" Vermillion, was a gunfighter of the Old West known for his participation in the Earp vendetta ride and ...

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William Sidney "Cap" Light (lawman) (c.1863 - 1893)

William Sidney "Cap" Light was a Texas lawman from 1884 until his death in 1893, when he accidentally shot himself. He had a shining reputation, except for the period (1891–1892) when he worke...

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Soapy Smith ("King of the Frontier Con Men") (1860 - 1898)

Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith II (November 2, 1860 – July 8, 1898) was an American con artist and gangster who had a major hand in the organized criminal operations of Denver, Colorado; Cre...

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John Joshua Webb (member of the Dodge City Gang) (1847 - 1882)

Profile photo: J.J. Webb, shackled in the center of the photo, next to his jailers at the Old Town Jail in Las Vegas, New Mexico. John Joshua Webb (February 14, 1847 – 1882) was a noted lawm...

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Mysterious Dave Mather (member of the Dodge City Gang) (1851 - c.1886)

Dave Allen Mather (August 10, 1851, date of death unknown, most probably May 1886, but nothing confirmed), known as Mysterious Dave, or sometimes as New York Dave, was an American lawman and gunfight...

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Carl Adamson (1867 - 1919)

On February 28, 1908, ex-lawman and killer of Billy The Kid, Pat Garrett, was killed near Las Cruces, New Mexico, ostensibly because of a land dispute. [James Brown] Miller was alleged to have committe...

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Israel Clements (1812 - 1869)

Died in a knife fight with George Isaacs who also died in the same fight. ------------------ U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index about Israel Clemons Surname: Israel Clemons [Israel ...

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William "Slick" Clements (Texas Ranger) (1857 - 1906)

William Clements is referred to as William Anderson Clements in the Anderson Family History. He is referred to as William T. Clements by James B. Gillett in "Six Years with the Texas Rangers", and his ...

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William Hepburn Russell (1812 - 1872)

William Hepburn Russell (1812–1872) is often credited along with Alexander Majors and William B. Waddell as the founders, owners, and operators of the Pony Express. His public life is one of num...

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Powell "Pike" Landusky (1849 - 1894)

Birth: Mar. 4, 1849, Missouri, USA Death: Dec. 27, 1894, Landusky, Phillips County, Montana, USA (killed in a shootout with Harvey Logan, aka., Kid Curry) Pike Landusky was a Montana pioneer and la...

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Lonny Logan (aka, Lonnie Curry) [outlaw] (1872 - 1900)

Lonny Logan, aka., Lonnie Curry, was the brother of Harvey Logan, aka., Kid Curry. He was a member of the Black Jack Ketcham and Wild Bunch gangs. Lonny and his brothers, Johnny and Harvey, became ou...

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Frank Burford (1881 - 1953)

Burford, James Frank FRANK BURFORD IS LAID TO REST HERE SATURDAY Last rites for James Frank Burford, 71-year old native of Colorado county and lifetime resident of Columbus, were held at the Columb...

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Dr. Joseph F. Lessing (1874 - 1947)

Colorado County Feud The Colorado County Feud, a series of gun battles between members of the Townsend family of Columbus, started during the 1898 Colorado County sheriff's race. The election pitted ...

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Arthur Lee Burford (1876 - 1900)

A DEPLORABLE EVENT It was about 4 o'clock last Monday afternoon that the news flashed over the wires that Arthur L. Burford had been shot and killed and Will Clements seriously wounded, at Bastrop. W...

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Sheriff Will Burford (1850 - 1908)

Burford, William Thomas Mr. William T. Burford, formerly Sheriff of Colorado County, died at his residence in this city at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, after a lingering illness. Mr. Burford was born...

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"Dick" Reese (1852 - 1899)

Colorado County Feud The Colorado County Feud, a series of gun battles between members of the Townsend family of Columbus, started during the 1898 Colorado County sheriff's race. The election pitted ...

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Herbert Reese (1880 - 1912)

Colorado County Feud The Colorado County Feud, a series of gun battles between members of the Townsend family of Columbus, started during the 1898 Colorado County sheriff's race. The election pitted ...

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Walter Reese (1879 - 1919)

Colorado County Feud The Colorado County Feud, a series of gun battles between members of the Townsend family of Columbus, started during the 1898 Colorado County sheriff's race. The election pitted ...

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Nate Champion (key figure in the Johnson County War) (1857 - 1892)

Nathan "Nate" D. Champion (September 29, 1857 – April 9, 1892) was a key figure in the Johnson County War. Labeled falsely by the wealthy cattlemens association in Wyoming as a rustler, Champi...

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Senator Marcus Harvey Townsend (1859 - 1915)

Marcus Harvey Townsend attended the Law Department of Baylor University at Independence, passing the Bar in 1880 and becoming a lawyer. He was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1882 and ...

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Tom Horn MP (1860 - 1903)

Thomas "Tom" Horn, Jr. (November 21, 1860 – November 20, 1903) was an American Old West lawman, scout, soldier, hired gunman, detective, outlaw and assassin. On the day before his 43rd birthda...

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James Gaither Townsend (1851 - 1911)

Colorado County Feud The Colorado County Feud, a series of gun battles between members of the Townsend family of Columbus, started during the 1898 Colorado County sheriff's race. The election pitted ...

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Sheriff Sam H. Reese (1859 - 1899)

Sam H. Reese Murder Mr. Sam H. Reese, whose tragic death in this city last Thursday afternoon is elsewhere printed, was a man of many estimable traits of character. He was a brave man, fearless in th...

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John Stafford (1849 - 1890)

Two great clans of cattlemen, the Stafford's and the Townsend's, had trouble that culminated in the killing of R. E. and John Stafford in front of a Columbus saloon on 7 July 1888. Larkin and Marion Ho...

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Bob Stafford (1834 - 1890)

Two great clans of cattlemen, the Stafford's and the Townsend's, had trouble that culminated in the killing of R. E. and John Stafford in front of a Columbus saloon on 7 July 1888. Larkin and Marion Ho...

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Spencer Burton Townsend (1812 - 1857)

One of the early Indian fighters and was later a hero of the Battle of San Jacinto (21st April 1836) where he lost the small finger of his right hand. ----------------- TOWNSEND, SPENCER BURTON ...

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Asa Townsend (1795 - 1876)

TOWNSEND, ASA (1795-1876). Asa Townsend, cattleman and civic leader, was born on December 14, 1795, in Marlboro District, South Carolina, the oldest of eight sons of Thomas and Elizabeth (Stapleton) To...

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