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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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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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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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Hiram E. Clements (1879 - 1906)

Reese–Townsend feud From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Reese–Townsend feud, also called the Colorado County Feud (1898 through 1907) was a politically motivated feud taking pla...

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Walter Gray Rees (1861 - 1911)

WALTER GRAY REES Weimar Mercury, March 3, 1911 Express Special:—Yoakum, Tex.. February 28—The body of W. G. Rees of Houston was brought here for burial Friday. Mr. Reese was 50 years ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Deputy Sheriff Will Clements (1876 - 1911)

Reese–Townsend feud From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Reese–Townsend feud, also called the Colorado County Feud (1898 through 1907) was a politically motivated feud taking pla...

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James Augustus Clements (1871 - 1929)

1880 United States Federal Census about James A. Clements Name: James A. Clements Age: 9 Birth Year: abt 1871 Birthplace: Texas Home in 1880: Oakland, Colorado, Texas Race: White Ge...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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