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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...
  • Kyle Terry (1855 - 1890)
    (Jefferson) Kyle TERRY was born on 26 December 1855 in, Brazoria, TX. He died on 21 January 1890 at the age of 34 in Galveston, Galveston, TX.. A Texas gunman, Terry killed Henry Williams in Februa...
  • "Pistol Pete" Francis (Frank) Boardman Eaton (1860 - 1958)
    Folk Figure. A former deputy U.S. Marshal who claimed to have killed 11 men with the Colt .45 he wore strapped to his side. He served as deputy U.S. Marshal under Judge Isaac C. Parker "hanging judge" ...
  • Brushy Bill Roberts (1859 - 1950)
    Brushy Bill Roberts (? – December 27, 1950; claimed date of birth December 31, 1859) a.k.a. Ollie Partridge William Roberts, Ollie P. Roberts or Ollie L. Roberts, attracted attention by claiming to b...
  • Elfego Baca (1865 - 1945)
    Links Find A Grave Wikipedia Elfego Baca (February 10, 1865 – August 27, 1945) was a gunman, lawman, lawyer, and politician in the closing days of the American wild west. Baca was born in Soc...

Old west gunfighters refers to outlaws or lawmen, of the American frontier who gained fame or notoriety during the American Wild West or Old West. The term gunslinger is a modern, 20th century invention, often used in cinema or other media to refer to men in the American Old West who had gained a reputation as being dangerous with a gun. A gunfighter may or may not be an outlaw or a lawman. An outlaw had usually been convicted of a crime such as Black Bart, but may have only gained a reputation as operating outside the law such as Ike Clanton. Some may have also served in law enforcement like Marshal Burt Alvord who subsequently became an outlaw, and some outlaws like Johnny Ringo were deputized at one time or another.

The occupations of gunfighters ranged from lawmen, to cowboys, ranchers, gamblers, farmers, teamsters, bounty hunters, and outlaws.