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  • James Duff (c.1828 - 1900)
    James Duff, freighter and Confederate irregular, was born in Logierait, Perthshire, Scotland about 1828. He emigrated to the United States where, in 1849, he enlisted as a private in the United States ...
  • Emanuel Dubbs (1843 - 1932)
    Emanuel Dubbs, pioneer, minister, and county judge, was born on March 21, 1843, on a farm near New Franklin, Ohio, the youngest of the six children of Daniel and Elizabeth (Meckley) Dubbs. He attended ...
  • William G. Dryden (1807 - 1869)
    William G. Dryden, trader, adventurer, and politician, son of David H. Dryden, was born near Richmond, Kentucky, on February 11, 1807. After his mother's death he was left in the custody of relatives. ...
  • Catherine “Kate” McGill Dorman (1828 - 1897)
    Catherine “Kate” Sanders McGill Dorman, hotel owner, entrepreneur, caregiver, and “Confederate heroine of the Battle of Sabine Pass,” was born in Georgia on October 7, 1828. Scholars know little about ...
  • Olive King Dixon (1873 - 1956)
    Olive King Dixon was born on January 30, 1873, on Bent Mountain, eighteen miles southwest of Roanoke, Virginia, the eighth of ten children of Robert Woods and Mary Jane (Blankenship) King. The family...

Designed to capture contributors and participants in America's expansion westward from the east coast. Including politicians, newsmen, explorers, founding fathers, frontiersmen, mountainmen, railroadmen, lawmen, outlaws, gunfighters, etc.

Notable people of the American Old West



  • Sacajawea, Shoshone guide and interpreter during the Lewis and Clark expedition


  • Annie Oakley, Sharpshooter and Performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West shows
  • Nan Aspinwall Expert horsewoman, lariatist and sharpshooter, and oriental dancer, "Princess Omene"

First Settlers

Indian Raids - Native American or American Indian Raids



  • Bill Dalton - Wild Bunch Gang, Dalton Gang
  • Grat Dalton - Dalton Gang
  • Bob Dalton - Dalton Gang
  • Em Dalton - Dalton Gang
  • Bill Doolin - Dalton Gang, Oklahombres Gang
  • Black Bart - Robbed Wells Fargo Co alone.
  • Wes Hardin - Killer, expert shooter
  • Cherokee Bill - Cook Gang
  • Butch Cassidy - Wild Bunch Gang
  • Black Jack Ketchum - Ketchum Gang
  • Sam Ketchum - Ketchum Gang
  • Calamity Jane was a frontierswoman and professional scout best known for her claim of being a close friend of Wild Bill Hickok, but also for having gained fame fighting Native Americans.
  • Laura Bullion, was an outlaw and a member of the Wild Bunch
  • Rose Dunn, was an outlaw
  • Pearl Hart, was an outlaw
  • Etta Place, was a bank robber
  • Lillian Smith, was a sharpshooter
  • Belle Starr, was a notorious American outlaw


  • Sam Houston, Won at the battle of San Jacinto, was Texas State's first senator


  • General Ranald Mackenzie aka "Bad Hand" was a soldier who fought in the Civil War, earning the name "Three Fingers" or "Bad Hand." Following the war he served with great distinction in the Indian wars.