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  • Billy Campbell - A member of Jesse Evans Gang during New Mexico's Lincoln County War. Nothing known of life following the conflict.  

  • William Campbell - A Texas cowboy and gunman, Campbell a gunfight erupted with Babe and Andy Moye in Ogalalla, Nebraska after Campbell insulted Babe. When the smoke cleared Campbell was dead.

  • John Cannon - A judge in Beckham County, Oklahoma who was killed in a duel with a man named Hamlet on December 2, 1915. Cannon was shot five times and died almost instantly.

  • Frank Canton Frank M. Canton, aka: Joe Horner (1849-1927) - Johnson County, Wyoming Sheriff, where he fought in the Johnson County War. Later moved to Oklahoma where he became a U.S. Deputy Marshal and Q County, Oklahoma Under Sheriff.

  • Antonio Carbajal - A New Mexico gunman, Carbajal fatally wounded Bernardino Chavez on December 8, 1897 at Mesilla, New Mexico.

  • Manuel Cardenas - A gunman, Cardenas was suspected of murder in November 1875 at Cimarron, New Mexico. 

  • George Carrhert - A Montana gunman, he was killed in Bannack during a duel in 1863.

  • Joe Carson - Gunman, city marshal, and member of the Dodge City Gang in Las Vegas, New Mexico, he was killed in a saloon gunfight.

  • "Tex” Carter - A gunfighter for Jim Lacy, Opium Bob, and Dutch Charley Bates, Carter escaped a lynch mob on March 22, 1881, at Rawlins, Wyoming and later became a sheriff in Nebraska.

  • Samuel E. Chamberlain, aka: Peloncillo Jack - A gunman and mercenary in the 1840s, he later became a general in the Civil War. He died Worcester, Massachusetts in 1908.

  • John Chambers -  A member of the John Kinney Gang, during New Mexico's Lincoln County War. After the gang broke up, he disappeared. Florencio Chaves - Fought with the Regulators in the Lincoln County War of New Mexico. He survived the conflict and died in Lincoln, New Mexico in the 1930s.

  • Martin Chaves, died on December 8, 1931 of natural causes at Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  • Jose Chavez y Baca - A gunman in the Lincoln County War.

  • Jose Chavez y Chavez - Fought with the Regulators in the Lincoln County War of New Mexico. He died of old age at Milagro, New Mexico on July 17, 1923.

  • "Cherokee Bob" - A gunman in the 1860s in mining camps of Idaho an Montana.

  • Fred Chilton - A cowboy and gunman, he was one of three cowboys killed by Len Woodward on March 21, 1886 at Tascosa, Texas.

  • Benjamin Clark - A gunman and Indian scout, fought and killed renegade and hostile Indians most of his life. He served with Bat Masterson and scouted for General Nelson Miles in the Indian Wars of 1874.

  • Jap Clark - A New Mexico gunman who survived the last days of the Old West. He was imprisoned in 1908.

  • Emmanuel "Mannen" Clements, Sr. (18??-1887) - A rancher, outlaw, and gunfighter, Mannen Clements headed up a violent and ruthless Clements family in McCulloch County, Texas . He was killed at Ballinger, Texas, on March 29, 1887.


  • Personalized Wanted PosterEmmanuel "Mannie" Clements, Jr. (18??-1908) - Served under Sheriff Dave Allison as deputy sheriff at Pecos City, Texas. He later worked for Jim Miller during the Miller-Frazer feud in Pecos, Texas in 1891. While serving as a lawman in EI Paso, Texas he was killed on December 29, 1908.

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

  • 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 Bill Hickok's in 1871 and send them back to Abilene, Kansas, without their pants. Clements died in Runnels County, Texas on November 4, 1829. He is buried in an unmarked grave in the Miles Cemetery in Runnels County, Texas.

  • Joseph Clements - A cowboy, gunman, and one of the Clements brothers, he trailed John Wesley Hardin's herd in 1874 to Comanche County.

  • John P. Clum - A gunman and Apache Indian agent in Arizona, he sided with the Earps against the "cowboys" in Tombstone.

  • Thomas Cochran - A member of the Jesse Evans Gang in New Mexico and a gunman in the Lincoln County War, he was a member of the posse that killed John Tunstall. He later moved to Arizona, where he died sometime after 1887.

  • Frank Coe (18??-1931) - Coe fought on with the McSween faction in the Lincoln County War of New Mexico.  He was charged, along with his brother George, with the murder of Buckshot Roberts, but later received amnesty. He survived to live to a ripe old age.

  • George Washington Coe (1856-1941) - Fighting with his brother, Frank in New Mexico's Lincoln County War, he was charged with the murder of Buckshot Roberts but later received amnesty. He died in Roswell, New Mexico.

  • Phillip "Phil" Houston Coe (1839-1871) - Called the greatest gunfighter of Texas, he was killed by Wild Bill Hickok in 1871 at Abilene, Kansas .

  • Chunk Colbert (18??-1875) - Colbert established a reputation as a gunman during the early 1870's, reputedly killing seven men in West Texas , New Mexico , and Colorado . He was killed by Clay A llison on January 7, 1875 in New Mexico.

  • Scott Cooley (1845-1876?) - Cooley was an honorable man for the first 30 years of his life and served as a Texas Ranger. However, that changed with his participation in the Mason County War. After being involved in the murders of several men, he reportedly died of brain fever in 1876.

  • Ira Cooper - A gunman, he helped end the Lee-Good feud in Tularosa, New Mexico.

  • Jim Cooper - A gunman and rancher, he participated in the Lee-Good feud in Tularosa, New Mexico.

  • Jim Courtright Timothy Isaiah Courtright, aka: Long-Haired Jim (1848-1887) - A lawman and outlaw , Courtright was elected city marshal of Fort Worth, Texas in 1876. He became a U.S. Deputy Marshal in 1883, and participated in the American Valley murders in New Mexico, after which he became a fugitive. He was later acquitted. He was killed by Luke Short in a gunfight in 1887.

  • Charlie "Lollycooler" Crawford (18??-1878) - A member of the Seven Rivers Warriors during the Lincoln County War in New Mexico, he was killed by  Regulator, Herrera in Lincoln, New Mexico on July 17, 1878.

  • David "Davy" Crockett (1853?-1876) - A gunman and outlaw, Crockett was the nephew of the more famous Davy Crockett of Alamo fame. After escaping from a Texas prison in 1872, he made his way to Cimarron, New Mexico, where he and an accomplice killed three black soldiers in cold blood. He was later shot dead while resisting arrest. 

  • Thomas Cullins, aka: Joe Rivers (18??-1878) - Fighting with the Lincoln County War of New Mexico, he was shot by Murphy-Dolan in Lincoln on July 18, 1878.


  • Hog Davis - A gunfighter, Davis killed Peter Hildreth and was in return shot to death in 1872.

  • Alfred Day - A gunman in the Taylor faction in the Sutton-Taylor feud and a friend of John Wesley Hardin, he allegedly shot Bill Sutton in the back in 1876. He wrote a book on his life in the 1930s.

  • Dan Dedrick (18??-1938) - Fought with the Regulators in the Lincoln County War of New Mexico. He later moved to California, where he died in 1938 at Big Bear.

  • Sam Dedrick - A gunman and rancher in White Oaks, New Mexico, he was a friend of Billy the Kid.

  • Pony Deal (or Diehl) - A former member of the John Kinney Gang, Diehl joined the  Jesse Evans Gang during New Mexico's Lincoln County War. Afterwards, he went to Arizona and joined the Clanton Cowboys . He was sought after by Wyatt Earp during the Earp Vendetta Ride but wasn't found. He claimed to have killed John O'Rourke in 1882, after O'Rourke allegedly killed his friend, Johnny Ringo .

  • John Denson (18??-1896) -

  • J. I. Dial - A gunman who allegedly killed a freighter on March 14, 1872 in Mexico. He was later killed near EI Paso, Texas.

  • John Dodds - New Mexico gunman and companion of Dick Rogers of Raton.

  • James Joshua Dolan (1848-1898) - One of the primary instigators of New Mexico's Lincoln County War, James Dolan attempted to control the economy of Lincoln County in the 1870s. He led the Murphy-Dolan faction and was suspected of riding with the posse that killed John Tunstall . He was charged with the murder of H.J. Chapman on February 18, 1879, but nothing came of it.

  • Ponciano Domingues - A member of Jesse Evans Gang during New Mexico's Lincoln County War. Nothing known of life following the conflict.

  • Major A.S. Doran - A gunman and soldier, he killed about ten men and was shot dead in Hot Springs, Arkansas in 1888.

  • Leslie Dow - A gunman and lawman, Dow shot and killed Zack Light during an argument in a saloon in Seven Rivers, New Mexico in the late 1880s. He later became sheriff of Eddy County and was killed by former Sheriff Dave Kemp at Carlsbad .

  • Nathan Augustus Monroet Dudley - A New Mexico gunman and lieutenant colonel stationed at Fort Stanto , Dudley sided with the Murphy-Dolan faction during the Lincoln County War and was with them when they besieged the McSween house in Lincoln. He was tried and acquitted for his actions.

  • Charlie Dwindle - A gunman who was arrested for the murder of John Byers near Springer, New Mexico in March, 1883.


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