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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 birthday,...

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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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Constable A. M. Townsend (1872 - 1894)

Dee Braddock Stabs and Kills Constable A. M. Townsend, and Escapes. Thursday evening about 6:30, as Constable A. M. Townsend went to the city jail to hand in some fresh water to Dee Braddock of Flato...

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Constable Thomas L. Townsend (1866 - 1893)

Died from injuries he received after a horse fell on him while he was performing his duty as a Constable in Colorado county, Texas. Memorial at Officer Down website: -------------- Townsend, Thom...

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Marion Hope (1859 - 1911)

Marion Hope Post Special:Wharton Texas The remains of Marion Hope,who was accidentally killed near Nixon, were bought here for interment and were laid beside the graves of two of his children. Mr.H...

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Constable Larkin S. Hope (1855 - 1898)

Assassination of Officer Hope Columbus,Texas,August 4.About 9 0'Clock last night Constable Larkin S. Hope of this city was assassinated by some unknown person.The weapon used was a double barrel shot...

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Sheriff James Light Townsend (CSA) (1845 - 1894)

Townsend, James Light (private) age 14 in 1860; enrolled in Company A, 5th Texas Cavalry; captured at Yellow Bayou, Louisiana, May 18, 1864. United States, Civil War Soldiers Index for J. L. Townsend...

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Elzy Lay (member of the Wild Bunch gang) (1868 - 1934)

William Ellsworth "Elzy" Lay (November 25, 1868 – November 10, 1934) was an outlaw of the Old West best known as being a member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch, gang, operating out of the Hole-i...

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Della Moore (girlfriend of outlaw Kid Curry) (1880 - c.1926)

Della Moore (1880-1926?), also known as Annie Rogers or Maude Williams, was a prostitute during the closing years of the Old West, best known as being the girlfriend of outlaw Harvey Logan (Kid Curry...

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Harvey Logan (aka., "Kid Curry") ["the wildest of the Wild Bunch") (1867 - 1904)

Harvey Alexander Logan (1867 - June 17, 1904), also known as Kid Curry, was an American outlaw and gunman who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid's infamous Wild Bunch gang. Despite being les...

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Madame Fannie Porter (brothel owner) (1873 - c.1940)

Fannie Porter (February 12, 1873 - c.1940) was a well known Madame of the 19th century. She was best known for her association with famous outlaws of the day, and for her popular brothel. Career as...

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"Queen" Ann Bassett (cattle rancher and associate of the Wild Bunch gang) (1878 - 1956)

Ann Bassett (May 12, 1878 – May 8, 1956), also known as Queen Ann Bassett, was a prominent female rancher of the Old West, and with her sister Josie Bassett, was an associate of outlaws, parti...

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Josie Bassett (cattle rancher and associate of the Wild Bunch gang) (1874 - 1964)

Josie Bassett (January 17, 1874 – 1964) was a female rancher. She and her sister "Queen" Ann Bassett are known for their love affairs and associations with well-known outlaws, particularly B...

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Ben Kilpatrick, [member of the Wild Bunch gang] (1874 - 1912)

Ben Kilpatrick (January 5, 1874- March 12, 1912) was an American outlaw during the closing days of the American Old West. He was a member of the Wild Bunch gang led by Butch Cassidy and Elzy Lay. He ...

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Laura Bullion (member of the Wild Bunch gang) (1876 - 1961)

Laura Bullion (October 1876 – December 2, 1961) was a female outlaw of the Old West. Most sources indicate that Bullion was born of German and Native American heritage in Knickerbocker, near M...

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William "News" Carver (member of the Wild Bunch gang) (1868 - 1901)

) William "News" Carver (September 12, 1868 – April 2, 1901) was an American outlaw and a member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch during the closing years of the American Old West. His nickname "...

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George E. Evans (CSA) (1820 - 1879)

He came to Texas in 1839 from Madison Co., Ohio. He was given a land grant as a single man in Gonzales Co., This he stated several times, when he applied for a pension from his army service. He was kil...

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Hettie Duderstadt (Tennille) (1861 - 1914)

John Wesley Hardin connection to the Tennille Family: Fred Duderstadt and his wife Henrietta "Hettie" Tennille (daughter of George Culver Tennille) allowed John and his family to stay on their ranch ...

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Jesse (Rev.) Bushyhead MP (1804 - 1844)

: Perhaps no character in all Cherokee history was more revered and respected by his people than was Jesse Bushyhead , who was born in southeastern Tennessee in September 1804. The family home was si...

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Ned Bushyhead, Chief of Police, San Diego, California (1832 - 1907)

Edward "Ned" Wilkerson Bushyhead (1832-1907) - Miner, publisher, and lawman, Bushyhead was born near Cleveland, Tennessee. Part Cherokee Indian, he was the son of a Baptist preacher, who he accompanied...

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Heck Bruner, Deputy U.S. Marshal (1859 - 1899)

Eli Hickman "Heck” Bruner (1859-1898) - Born on February 13, 1859 at Siloam Springs, Arkansas to Eli W. and Mary E. Collins Bruner, Bruner grew up to be a U.S. Deputy Marshal. He was commissione...

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Sam Bass (leader of the Sam Bass Gang) MP (1851 - 1878)

Sam Bass: (21 July 1851 - 21 July 1878) Born near Mitchell, Indiana. After numerous 'money-making' ventures Sam had formed a partnership with Joel Collins and Jack Davis. After driving a herd of cattle...

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Buck Taylor, Sutton-Taylor Feud (1837 - 1868)

On Christmas Eve 1868, William Sutton, Sheriff of Clinton County, Texas, killed cousins Buck Taylor and Dick Chisholm in a saloon in Clinton after an argument regarding the sale of some horses. Thi...

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Jim Creed Taylor, Feud Victim (1851 - 1875)

Jim Taylor (1852-1875) - The son of Pitkin Taylor, Jim swore revenge on the Sutton faction when his father died in 1873 during the Sutton-Taylor feud. He quickly assumed his father’s leadership ...

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William "Billy" Taylor (b. - 1875)

William "Billy' Taylor (18??-1875) - The son of Pitkin Taylor, and brother of Jim Taylor, Billy fought with other family members in the Sutton-Taylor feud, especially after his father was killed. On Ma...

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Pitkin Taylor of the Sutton-Taylor Feud (1822 - 1873)

Pitkin Taylor (18??-1873) - A gunman and brother to renowned Texas Ranger, Creed Taylor, Pitkin led the Taylors in the Sutton-Taylor feud which began in 1868. The Sutton faction, many of which were law...

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Philip Taylor, "Doboy", Sutton-Taylor Feud (1843 - c.1871)

Phillip G. Taylor, aka: Do'boy (1843-1871) - A gunfighter and son of Creed Taylor, Phillip was with his brother, Jack, when he killed two cavalry soldiers at Fort Mason, Texas. The Taylors were an anti...

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Hays Taylor (1842 - 1869)

John "Jack" Hays Taylor (1842-1869) - A gunfighter, Jack was the son of renowned Texas Ranger, Creed Taylor. Though Jack inherited his father's talent with guns, he obviously didn't follow in his foots...

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Creed Taylor, Texas Ranger (1820 - 1906)

CREED TAYLOR (1820–1906). Creed Taylor, soldier and Texas Ranger, was born on April 20, 1820, in Alabama, one of nine children of Josiah and Hepzibeth (Luker) Taylor. Creed's father, Josiah Ta...

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Lige Briant, Sheriff of Sutton County, Texas (c.1861 - 1933)

Elijah S. "Lige" Briant (1861-1933) - Born in raised in Simpson County, Kentucky, Briant headed to Texas in the early 1880s. Described as a very quiet and dignified person, he first worked as a school ...

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Martha Balch Clements (1817 - 1867)

Alternate DOB: 4 Jan 1817 ------------ She was an Aunt of John Wesley Hardin . ------------- The seventh child born to Ben and Patsy was Martha Balch Hardin born in Jan. 4, 1817, in Wayne Count...

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Benjamin B (II) Hardin (1780 - 1845)

Alternate place of birth: Richmond, Henrico county, Virginia. Benjamin II Hardin was born on 28 Feb 1780 to Joseph Hardin Sr. and Jane Gibson. He was named after an older brother (Benjamin Hardin I) ...

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Hannah Johnson (1705 - c.1774)

Cresap's War (also known as the Conojocular War — from the Conejohela Valley where it was located (mainly) along the south (right) bank) was a border conflict between Pennsylvania and Maryland...

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Thomas Cresap (c.1702 - c.1790)

Colonel Thomas Cresap (c. 1702–c.1790) was an English-born pioneer settler in the state of Maryland, and an agent of Lord Baltimore in the Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary dispute. During the di...

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Capt. Michael Cresap (Cont. Army) (1742 - 1775)

Michael Cresap (April 17, 1742 – October 18, 1775) was a frontiersman born in Maryland. He was the son of the pioneer Thomas Cresap. He spent part of his adult years in the Ohio Country as a t...

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Fred Waite (member of the Lincoln County Regulators) (1853 - 1895)

Fred Waite (occasionally Fred Wayte) (September 28, 1853 – September 24, 1895) was a Native American who was hired as a cowboy and joined Billy the Kid's gang. A member of the Chickasaw tribe,...

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Ab Saunders (member of the Lincoln County Regulators) (1851 - 1883)

Ab Saunders (October 14, 1851 — February 5, 1883) was an American cowboy and, at times a gunman best known for his association with Billy the Kid, Charlie Bowdre, Frank McNab, Doc Scurlock, an...

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George Coe (member of the Lincoln County Regulators) (1856 - 1941)

Photo: George W. Coe in 1934 displaying his missing finger. ) George Washington Coe (1856–1941) was an Old West cowboy and, for a time a gunman alongside Billy the Kid as a member of the Lin...

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Frank Coe (member of the Lincoln County Regulators) (1851 - 1931)

) Frank Coe (1851–1931) was an Old West cowboy and, for a time, a gunman in the company of Billy the Kid as a member of the Lincoln County Regulators during the Lincoln County War. Biogr...

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Antoni Sadowski (1669 - 1736)

Greatest Polish frontiersman of colonial times, an organizer of Amity Township, PA in 1719. Founder of the Sandusky family in America. May have had an Indian trading post on the shores of Lake Erie, an...

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Capt. John Harness (1726 - d.)

Reports in several historical journals indicate that John Harness was involved as a frontier rifleman in some of the eary skirmishes with Indians in the Ohio River valley and later in Dunmore’s ...

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James B. "Killer" Miller (gun for hire) MP (1861 - 1909)

James B. "Killer" Miller, (October 25, 1861 - April 19, 1909) was also known as Deacon Jim because he regularly attended the Methodist Church and because he did not smoke or drink. He was an outlaw and...

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Mannie Clements (1868 - 1908)

Emanuel "Mannie” Clements, Jr. (1869-1908) - A lawman and cattleman, Clements was born in Gonzales County, Texas. He was raised in Ballinger, Texas and called "Little Mannen” or "Mannie,"...

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Fred Duderstadt (1851 - 1938)

John Wesley Hardin connection to the Tennille Family: Fred Duderstadt and his wife Henrietta "Hettie" Tennille (daughter of George Culver Tennille) allowed John and his family to stay on their ranch ...

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Thomas Conley Tennille (1860 - 1925)

Tom Tennille was born in Gonzales, Texas on February 22, 1852. His father, George Tennille, was killed in the Taylor-Sutton Feud. Tom Tennille grew up in Texas. His parents were cattle ranchers and the...

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Corp. George C. Tennille (CSA) (1825 - 1874)

Soon after his birth the family relocated to Texas with Stephen F Austin's third colony. He and his wife Mary Jane had five children. He became an essential member of the Taylor faction of the Sutton-T...

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John Billings (1803 - 1872)

John Wesley Hardin and Billings Family Connections There is some confusion about his exact birth date. His tombstone in Union Cemetery near Smiley, Texas has this date as November 6, 1803. A descenda...

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Sgt. Doc Bockius (CSA) (1829 - 1909)

James Monroe's Bockius ancestry is unclear, he supposedly was born in Ohio and came to Texas in the 1850's. For a few months preceding the Civil War, James was a member of the Mounted Rangers, Rio Gr...

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Emanuel Clements (1813 - 1864)

Emanuel was born in Kentucky, married in Wayne Co. TN, was in Mississippi in July, 1837 where his first child was born, and arrived in the Republic of Texas in November, 1837. He has land grants in L...

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Ferdinand Jackson Brown (1849 - 1930)

Involved in the Sutton-Taylor feud with his wife's brothers the Clements. ------------------ Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 for F.J. Brown Name: F.J. Brown Death Date: 18 Sep 1930 Death Place: Ra...

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2nd Lt James Denson (CSA) (1839 - 1908)

Born in Rankin, Mississippi, USA on 11 Feb 1839 to Joseph Denson and Araminta Smith. James Madison married Mary Jane Clements and had 11 children. James served in the 33rd Texas Cavalry, CSA in the Civ...

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Gip Clements (1854 - 1932)

John Gibson "Gip” Clements - A gunman and youngest of the Clements brothers, John was born on May 14, 1854. When he grew up, he helped cousin John Wesley Hardin disarm several deputies of Wild B...

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Joseph Hardin Clements (CSA) (1849 - 1927)

Born 1 Dec. 1849, Joseph Hardin Clements was named for Col. Joseph Hardin, great grandfather of John Wesley Hardin . Hardin's father's sister married Emmanuel Clements, and the Hardin and Clements cous...

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Jim Clements (CSA) (1843 - 1897)

James Clements - A gunman, brother of Emanuel Sr. and cousin of John Wesley Hardin , he drove cattle with Hardin and helped him kill several Mexican herders near Newton, Kansas in 1871. -------------...

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Mannen Clements (CSA) (1845 - 1887)

Son of Emanuel Clements & Martha Hardin Clements. Wife Molly Ann Robinson. Emanuel Clements was also known as Manning, Mannen & Mannin. Emanuel was killed at the Senate Sallon in Ballinger, Runnels cou...

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Apache May Slaughter (1896 - 1900)

Apache May Slaughter (May, 1896-1900) was the daughter of Tombstone, Arizona sheriff John Slaughter and his wife Viola. Apache May was found by John Slaughter as he was following a group of Apaches...

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Jeff Milton, Texas Ranger and Deputy U.S. Marshal (1861 - 1947)

Jeff Milton (November 7, 1861 – May 7, 1947), born Jeff Davis Milton, was an Old West lawman, and the son of Confederate Florida governor John Milton. Early life His father committed suici...

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Addie Slaughter (1872 - 1941)

Indian attacks, outlaws, rattlesnakes, smallpox and blizzards are a few of the true-to-life dangers experienced by Addie Slaughter, daughter of the famous John Horton Slaughter, a Texas Ranger, famed...

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Robert Bent (c.1840 - d.)

Robert Bent was the mixed-race son of the fur trader William Bent, the founder of the trading post named Bent's Fort; and Owl Woman, a Cheyenne. On November 28, 1864, Colonel John Chivington and a vo...

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White Thunder, Cheyenne Chief and Medicine Man MP (b. - 1884)

White Thunder, Wakinyan Ska, a Wazhazha leader was an influential Cheyenne leader and medicine man. He was the tribe's "Keeper of the Arrows," four arrows thought to have a sacred or medicinal role. ...

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Charley Bent, Cheyenne warrior (1845 - 1867)

Charles "Charley" Bent was a a well-known and feared Cheyenne warrior. He was the mixed-race son of the fur trader William Bent, the founder of the trading post named Bent's Fort; and Yellow Woman, a C...

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Black Kettle, Chief of the Southern Cheyenne MP (c.1803 - 1868)

Chief Black Kettle (Cheyenne, Moke-tav-a-to) (born ca. 1803, killed November 27, 1868) was a leader of the Southern Cheyenne after 1854, who led efforts to resist American settlement from Kansas and ...

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George Bent (CSA), Cheyenne warrior MP (1843 - 1918)

George Bent (1843 – May 19, 1918) was the mixed-race son of the fur trader William Bent, the founder of the trading post named Bent's Fort; and Owl Woman, a Cheyenne. Born near present-day La Ju...

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Owl Woman (b. - 1847)

Owl Woman (Cheyenne name: Mis-stan-stur) (died 1847), was a Cheyenne princess. She married an Anglo American trader named William Bent, with whom she had four children. She was inducted into the Colo...

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William Wells Bent MP (1809 - 1869)

William Wells Bent (1809–1869) was a frontier trapper, trader, and rancher in the American West who mediated among the Cheyenne Nation, other Native American tribes and the expanding United St...

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Charles Bent, 1st Territorial Governor of New Mexico MP (1799 - 1847)

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Charles Bent (November 11, 1799 – January 19, 1847) was appointed as the first Governor of the newly acquired New Mexico Territory by Governor Stephen Watts Ke...

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Silas Bent (1768 - 1827)

[ ) Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia] Silas Bent (1768–1827) was a judge on the bench of the Missouri Supreme Court from 1817 to 1821. His son Charles was a fur trader and appointed as the fir...

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Theodore Boggs (1834 - d.)

Theodore Boggs founded the town of Big Bug, Arizona in 1862 where he fought Apaches during a small encounter at the Big Bug mine. Big Bug is a ghost town in Yavapai County, Arizona. The former sett...

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Viola Slaughter (1860 - 1941)

Cora Viola Howell (September 18, 1860-March, 1941), later to become Viola Slaughter, was a famous Arizona rancher and the wife of sheriff John Slaughter. Early years Viola Slaughter was born in M...

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"Texas John" Slaughter, Texas Ranger and Cochise County Sheriff (1841 - 1922)

"Texas John” Slaughter was a Civil War veteran, trail-driver, cattleman, Texas Ranger, famed Cochise County Sheriff, professional gambler, and an Arizona State Representative during his lifeti...

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John Selman (lawman and outlaw) (1839 - 1896)

John Selman (November 16, 1839-April 6, 1896) was an outlaw and sometimes lawman of the Old West. He is best known as the man who murdered outlaw John Wesley Hardin Early life, service with the Con...

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George Scarborough, US Marshal (1859 - 1900)

George Scarborough (October 2, 1859 - April 5, 1900) was a cowboy, lawman, and possible outlaw (disputed) who lived during the time of the Wild West. He is best known for having killed outlaw John Se...

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John Reynolds Hughes, Texas Ranger (1855 - 1947)

) John Hughes (February 11, 1855 - June 3, 1947) was a Texas Ranger and cowboy of the Old West, and later an author. Early life Hughes was born John Reynolds Hughes, in Cambridge, Illinois,...

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Thomas Ira Walker (1853 - 1879)

Tom Walker became a somewhat well known gunman, who had several brushes with the law due to shootings he was involved in. He eventually drifted to Seven Rivers, New Mexico, and took part in the Lincoln...

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Lon Oden, Texas Ranger (1863 - 1910)

Lon Oden (March 15, 1863 - August 10, 1910) was a Texas Ranger of the Old West, and is a legend inside the Texas Rangers organization. Early life He was born Alonzo Van Oden and called "Lon", in ...

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John Wallace Olinger, Deputy Sheriff (member of the Seven Rivers Warriors gang) (1849 - 1940)

John Wallace Olinger was a Depuy Sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico and a member of the Seven Rivers Warriors outlaw gang during he Lincoln County War. Olinger was the brother-in-law of fellow gan...

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Robert " Pecos Bob" Olinger, Deputy U.S. Marshal (member of the Seven Rivers Warriors gang) (c.1841 - 1881)

Birth: 1841 Death: Apr. 28, 1881 Lincoln, Lincoln County, New Mexico, USA Frontier Peace Officer. Bob Olinger was a Deputy U.S. Marshal and Deputy Sheriff of Lincoln County, NM under Sheriff Pa...

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Hugh Beckwith (leader of the Seven Rivers Warriors gang) (b. - 1892)

Henry M. "Hugh" Beckwith was the leader of the outlaw gang known as the Seven Rivers Warriors. The gang was known primarily due to their part in the Lincoln County War. Formation of the Seven Riv...

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Susan McSween ("Cattle Queen of New Mexico") (1845 - 1931)

Susan McSween (December 30, 1845 – January 3, 1931) was a prominent cattlewoman of the 19th century, once called the "Cattle Queen of New Mexico", and the widow of Alexander McSween, a leading...

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Alexander McSween (c.1843 - 1878)

Alexander McSween (c. 1843 — July 19, 1878) was a prominent figure during the Lincoln County War of the Old West, and a central character, alongside John Tunstall, opposing the "Murphy-Dolan F...

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Richard M. "Dick" Brewer (leader of the Lincoln County Regulators) (1850 - 1878)

Richard M. "Dick" Brewer (February 19, 1850 — April 4, 1878), was an American cowboy and outlaw. He was the first leader of what historically is referred to as Billy the Kid's band (the Lincol...

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Reuben "Rube" Boyce, Texas Ranger (1853 - 1927)

Reuben Hornsby Boyce (1853-1927) - Lawman, Texas Ranger and miner, Boyce traveled the west before finally settling down in Texas . Boyce was born in Williamson County, Texas on January 8, 1853, the old...

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Captain John Bird, Texas Ranger (1795 - 1839)

BIRD, JOHN (1795-1839). John Bird, soldier and Indian fighter, was born in what was later Perry County, Tennessee, in 1795, the son of William Bird. After service under Andrew Jackson in the War of...

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John Beckwith, Deputy Sheriff, Lincoln County, New Mexico (1853 - 1879)

John Beckwith (1853-1879) - A native of New Mexico, John was born on January 14, 1853 and along with his older brother Robert, ran a cattle ranch on the east side of the Pecos River in Lincoln County. ...

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