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Elfego Baca (1865 - 1945)

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Bill Standifer (1853 - 1903)

Bill Standifer, also known as "Little Bill" Standifer (1853 - October 4, 1903) was a gunman and lawman of the Old West. He is best remembered for having been killed by noted and better known gunman...

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John Middleton (c.1854 - d.)

) John Middleton was friend of Billy the Kid and a key member of the Regulators, who fought on behalf of John Tunstall during the Lincoln County War. Born around 1854, Middleton came to Lincoln Cou...

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Thomas Harbo Rynning MP (1866 - 1941)

Born in Norway in 1866, Rynning arrived in the United States when he was just two years old. Joining the military, Rynning served under General Phillip Sheridan during the campaigns against the Souther...

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Jack Slade (1831 - 1864)

Joseph Alfred "Jack" Slade, (January 22, 1831 - March 10, 1864), was a stagecoach and Pony Express superintendent, instrumental in the opening of the American West and the archetype of the Western gu...

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Commodore Perry Owens (1852 - 1919)

Commodore Perry Owens (July 29, 1852 - May 10, 1919) was an American-born lawman and gunfighter of the Old West. One of his many exploits was the Owens-Blevins Shootout in Arizona Territory during ...

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George "Bittercreek" Newcomb (1866 - 1895)

George "Bittercreek" Newcomb (1866-May 2, 1895) was an American outlaw of the American Old West. He was a member, first, of the Dalton Gang but after being called "too Wild" by Bob Dalton, he and B...

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William McWaters (1845 - 1875)

William McWaters (ca. 1844-1875) was an American gunfighter from Missouri who once rode with William Clarke Quantrill. Though not as well known today as the likes of the James-Younger Gang, McWaters ...

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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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"Buckskin Frank" Leslie (1842 - c.1930)

Nashville Franklin Leslie (1842 - c1930) was a lawman, U.S. Army scout, gambler, and an outlaw. He was known for his fringed buckskin jacket and his twin revolvers. He became famous in Tombstone, Ari...

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Jeff Kidder, Arizona Ranger (1875 - 1908)

Jeff Kidder (November 15, 1875 - April 5, 1908) was a little-known police officer in the closing days of the American Old West. He is considered one of the twelve most underrated gunmen of the Old ...

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"Pink" Higgins (1848 - 1914)

) John Higgins, better known as "Pink" Higgins (1848 - December 18, 1914), was a little-known gunman and cowboy of the Old West, despite his having killed more men in his lifetime than more notable...

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Frank M. Canton (1849 - 1927)

Josiah Horner (September 15, 1849 – September 27, 1927), better known as Frank M. Canton, was a famous American Old West lawman, gunslinger, cowboy and at one point in his life, an outlaw. E...

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William "Texas Billy” Thompson (1845 - 1897)

William "Texas Billy” Thompson (1845-1897) – Brother to more famous gunman Ben Thompson, Billy was described as "mean, vicious, vindictive and totally unpredictable.” When Billy wa...

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Henry Newton Brown (1857 - 1884)

Henry Newton Brown (1857 – April 30, 1884) was an American Old West gunman who played the roles of both lawman and outlaw during his life. Brown was raised in Cold Springs Township, in Phelp...

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"Shotgun" John Collins (1851 - 1922)

"Shotgun" John Collins (November 22, 1851 – December 2, 1922) was a little known, though well associated, gunfighter of the Old West. Life Born Abraham G. Graham, in Horry County, South Ca...

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Jim Courtright (1845 - 1887)

Timothy Isaiah Courtright, also known as "Longhair Jim" or "Big Jim" Courtright (1848 - February 8, 1887), was an American lawman, outlaw and gunfighter. He was born in Sangamon County, Illinois, w...

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Luke L. Short (1854 - 1893)

Luke L. Short (1854-September 8, 1893) was an American Old West gunfighter, who had worked as a farmer, cowboy, whiskey peddler, army scout, dispatch rider, gambler, and saloon keeper at various time...

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Charlie Bassett (c.1847 - 1896)

Profie photo: The "Dodge City Peace Commission" June 1883. Bassett is at far left, in a white coat. From left to right, standing: W.H. Harris, Luke Short, Bat Masterson, W.F. Petillon. Seated: Charlie ...

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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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Gunplay Maxwell (1860 - 1909)

Clarence L. Maxwell, known as Gunplay Maxwell (1860 - August 23, 1909) was a late 19th-century Old West gunfighter and businessman from Boston, Massachusetts. Born the son of a hotel manager (Alfon...

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William Preston "Wild Bill" Longley (1851 - 1878)

William Preston Longley (October 6, 1851 – October 11, 1878), also known as Wild Bill Longley, was an American Old West outlaw and gunfighter noted for his ruthless nature, speed with a gun, q...

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David "Davy" Crockett (c.1853 - 1876)

David "Davy" Crockett (1853?-1876) - A gunman and outlaw, Crockett was the great nephew of the more famous Davy Crockett of Alamo fame. A native of Tennessee, he made his way to Texas where he soon wou...

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Benjamin "Ben" Thompson (aka, "Shotgun Ben") (1843 - 1884)

Benjamin "Ben" Thompson, born in Knottingley, Yorkshire, England on November 2, 1843. As a child he moved with his parents to Austin, Texas. He initially worked as a printer and subsequently took u...

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Robert "Wood" Hite (c.1850 - 1881)

Robert Woodson "Wood" Hite (c.1850-1881) was an outlaw and cousin of Frank and Jesse James. He was a member of the James-Younger gang, participating in a number of robberies and other crimes. He was sh...

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James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok MP (1837 - 1876)

American Outlaw James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok was a legendary gunfighter and law man in the American Wild West. Many characters in Western novels are fashioned after Hickok. ======= James Butle...

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Boone Helm (1827 - 1864)

Boone Helm (1828 – January 14, 1864) was a mountain man and gunfighter of the American West known as the Kentucky Cannibal. Helm was also a serial killer who gained his nickname for his opportun...

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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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Clay Allison MP (1840 - 1887)

Robert Andrew "Clay" Allison was once asked what he did for a living and he replied "I am a shootist." It is simply not possible to verify the multiple accounts of his numerous outrageous activities ...

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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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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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William Henry "Billy the Kid" Bonney (c.1859 - 1881)

WHO ARE BILLY'S PARENTS? To this day, genealogists are still stumped. There have been various books published with different information. Billy used to lie about his identity often, including his age...

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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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Sheriff Pat Garrett (killed Billy the Kid) MP (1850 - 1908)

Sheriff Pat Garrett, the man who (probably) shot Billy the Kid. Pat Garrett was raised on a prosperous pre-Civil War plantation in Louisiana, then worked as a cowboy and buffalo hunter before becomin...

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John Hicks "J. H." Adams, U.S. Deputy Marshal (1820 - 1878)

John Hicks "J.H." Adams (1820-1878) - Born in Edwardsville, Illinois in 1820, Adams helped his father in his castor oil factory as he was growing up. He attended college at Shurtleff College, in Upper ...

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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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William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield MP (1839 - 1921)

What was the fate of Old Randall and Devil Anse, reputed leaders of the infamous Hatfield and McCoy Feud? Old Randall died of burns from a fire in the home of his nephew on March 28, 1914. He was 88. D...

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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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Porter Rockwell MP (1813 - 1878)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Orrin Porter Rockwell (June 28, 1813, or June 25, 1815 – June 9, 1878) was a figure of the Wild West period of American History and a law man in the Utah T...

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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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Doc Scurlock (1849 - 1929)

Josiah Gordon "Doc" Scurlock (January 11, 1849 – July 25, 1929) was an American Old West figure, cowboy and gunfighter. A founding member of the Regulators during the Lincoln County War in New...

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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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Heck Thomas (lawman) MP (1850 - 1912)

Henry Andrew "Heck" Thomas (January 3, 1850 - August 15, 1912) was a lawman on the American frontier, most notably in Oklahoma. He played a significant role in the demise of both the Dalton and Dooli...

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Doc Holliday MP (1851 - 1887)

John Henry "Doc" Holliday (August 14, 1851 – November 8, 1887) was an American dentist, gambler and gunfighter of the American Old West , who is usually remembered for his friendship with Wyatt ...

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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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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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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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John Wesley "Wes" Hardin MP (1853 - 1895)

John Wesley “Wes” Hardin (1853-1895), son of James “Gip” Gibson Hardin (1823 – 1876) and Mary Elizabeth Dixon (1826 – 1885), was a notorious outlaw and gunfigh...

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Wyatt Earp MP (1848 - 1929)

Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (1848 – 1929) was an American farmer, teamster, buffalo hunter, officer of the law in various Western frontier towns, gambler, saloon-keeper, and miner. He is best known f...

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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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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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Johnny Ringo (1850 - 1883)

American Outlaw John Peters "Johnny" Ringo became a legend of the Old West because of his alleged involvement in the gunfight at the OK Corral and his association with the Clanton Gang. -----------...

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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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