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Gunfighter Index - H-J

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  • John Hale - A gunman and foreman of the Manning Ranch near EI Paso, Texas. After killing Gus Krempkau in 1881, he was shot and killed by Marshal Dallas Stoudenmire.

  • Caleb Hall, aka: The Prowler, John Collins, Sam Collins - A former John Kinney Gang member, he fought in New Mexico's Lincoln County War. Afterwards, he joined Selman's Scouts, a vicious gang who terrorized the county. He died of natural causes at Cripple Creek, Colorado on March 12, 1935.
  • James Hanna - A gunman, he was shot on March 17, 1883 in Middle Camp, New Mexico.

  • Bill Hardin - A gunman and first cousin to John Wesley Hardin, he was lynched by a mob after killing a man near Engle, New Mexico in the 1880s.

  • John Wesley HardinJohn Wesley "Wes" Hardin (1853-1895) - Known as Texas’ most deadly gunman, Hardin killed over thirty people. After spending 18 years in prison, was shot and killed on August 19, 1895 by John Henry Selman.

  • Albert Harmon - A gunman, he shot and killed Tomas Salazar in January 1908 at Springer, New Mexico.

  • James Harris - A gunman and former lawman, he was killed while dueling Bob Majors at Santa Cruz, California in the 1880s.

  • Edward Hart - A former John Kinney Gang member, he fought in New Mexico's Lincoln County War. Afterwards, he joined Selman’s Scouts, a vicious gang who terrorized the county.  He was shot and killed by John Selman in Lincoln County in September 1878 for allegedly attempting to assume the role of gang leader.

  • George Hawks - A gunman, he shot and killed John M. Berry on January 18, 1887 in Flagstaff, Arizona.

  • Charles Helm - A gunman and cowboy he was shot and killed by Billie McCauley in Tombstone, Arizona in 1882 after arguing about whether to drive cattle fast or slow.

  • Jack Helm (??-1873) - Confederate soldier, cowboy, gunfighter and lawman, who served as the captain of the Texas State Police Force during reconstruction and fought in the Sutton-Taylor Feud. He was killed by Jim Taylor and John Wesley Hardin in July, 1873.

  • Fernando Herrera - Fought with the Regulators in the Lincoln County War of New Mexico. He survived the conflict and died at Alamogordo, New Mexico in the 1930s.

  • Bill Heslett - A gunman and rancher in Grant County, New Mexico, Bill and brother, Ike, ambushed and killed two notorious Tombstone, Arizona outlaws named Billy Leonard and Harry Head on June 12, 1881 who were attempting to take over their ranch. In retaliation, both Bill and Ike were killed by a mob of outlaws ten days later in Eureka, New Mexico on June 22nd.

  • Isaac "Ike” Heslett - A gunman and rancher in Grant County, New Mexico, Ike and brother, Bill, ambushed and killed two notorious Tombstone, Arizona outlaws named Billy Leonard and Harry Head on June 12, 1881 who were attempting to take over their ranch. In retaliation, both Bill and Ike were killed by a mob of outlaws ten days later in Eureka, New Mexico on June 22nd.

  • James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok (1837-1876) - Marshal in Abilene and Hays City, Kansas. Better known as a gunfighter; involved in the McCanles Massacre in 1861and the Hickok-Tutt Shootout in 1865. Killed by Jack McCall in Deadwood, South Dakota in 1876.

  • John Calhoun Pinckney "Pink" Higgens (1848-1914) - Quick on the trigger, Higgens was Involved in the Horrell-Higgins Feud and during his lifetime, was said to have killed between 14-18 men.

  • George W. Hill - A gunman, he shot and killed two men named Pooler and Juan Romero.

 

 

  • Tom Hill, aka: Tom Chelson  - A member of Jesse Evans Gang during New Mexico's Lincoln County War. He was killed by a sheep-herder near Tularosa, New Mexico on March 9, 1878.

  • Henry Hoges - A gunman, he was arrested for the March 1883 murder of John Byers.

  • Doc Holliday T-ShirtJohn Henry "Doc" Holliday (1851-1887) - Deputized by Virgil Earp in Tombstone, Arizona to help in stopping the crimes of the Clanton Gang, which culminated with a gunfight at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in October, 1881. He died in a of tuberculosis in Colorado in 1887.

  • Tuck Hoover (18??-1894?) - A Texas rancher and gunfighter, he was shot to death following a killing in which he was involved.

  • John Horan; aka: Pete - A gunman and miner, he was hanged in 1863.by Sheriff Henry Plummer in Montana for murder.

  • Tom Horn, aka: James Hicks (1860-1903) - Horn joined the Pinkerton Agency in 1890 and was extremely effective, tracking down dozens of outlaws. Later, he was working as a cattle detective in Wyoming and became embroiled in the Johnson County War. It was at this time that he began to offer out his services as a hired gunslinger. When hired in 1903 to kill a sheepherder in Wyoming, he killed the man's 14-year old son instead. This time, Horn didn't get away with it -- he was arrested and hanged on November 20, 1903. 

  • Benjamin Horrell (18??-1873) - A gunman and one of five rowdy Horrell brothers of Lampasas County, Texas. Prone to violence, these rowdy brothers were in a number of gunfights before fleeing  Texas under threat of the law, and started the Horrell War in Lincoln County, New Mexico. They then returned to Texas, rustled cattle and were soon involved in the Horrell-Higgins Feud. Benjamin Horrell was killed while resisting arrest on December 20, 1873, the event that led to the Horrell War in Lincoln County.

  • John Horrell (18??-1870) - Another cowboy, gunman and the oldest of the six rowdy Horrell brothers, John made his way to Las Cruces, New Mexico before his younger brothers got involved in the gunfights and feuds they became known for. However, John was also a gunfighter and was the first of the brothers to die.

  • Martin "Mart” Horrell (18??-1878) - Was one of the five violent Horrell brothers, creating chaos in Texas and New Mexico. In 1878, he and brother, Tom, were jailed in Meridian, Texas as suspects for a robbery/murder. The jail was besieged by a vigilante mob who shot and killed both brothers.

  • Merritt Horrell (18??-1877) - Was one of the five violent Horrell brothers, creating chaos in Texas and New Mexico. He was shot and killed by Pink Higgens during the Horrell-Higgins Feud of Lampassas, Texas on January 22, 1877.

  • Samuel "Sam” Horrell - Was one of the five violent Horrell brothers, creating chaos in Texas and New Mexico. He was the only brother to survive. He moved his family to Oregon in 1882 and died in California in 1936.

  • Thomas Horrell - Was one of the five violent Horrell brothers, creating chaos in Texas and New Mexico. In 1878, he and brother, Mart, were jailed in Meridian, Texas as suspects for a robbery/murder. The jail was besieged by a vigilante mob who shot and killed both brothers.

  • Temple L. Houston - A gunman, Texas state senator, and son of Texas governor Sam Houston, he killed Ed Jennings in Woodward, Oklahoma. He was tried and acquitted of murder. He died in Woodward, Oklahoma on August 15, 1905.

  • Joe Howard - A gunman in Lincoln County, New Mexico, in 1877, killed Chihuahua, a Cherokee Indian.

  • Bennett Howell - A gunman and cowboy, he and two other men were killed by Billy the Kid on June 5, 18 81 at John Chisum's ranch in New Mexico.

  • George R. Hoyt - A gunman and cowboy, he was shot by Wyatt Earp while "hurrahing" Dodge City, Kansas. His arm was amputated and he died.

  • John Hudgens - A gunman, he shot and killed Louis Montjeau in January, 1885 at White Oaks, New Mexico.

  • Hugh Hudson - A Peacock gunman in the late 1860s Lee-Peacock feud in Texas. He was shot and killed after he was accused of killing a man.

  • James Hurley - A member of the John Kinney Gang during New Mexico's Lincoln County War. He died of heart trouble in Carlsbad, New Mexico on August 16, 1910.

  • Johnny Hurley - A member of the Seven Rivers Warriors who fought in New Mexico's Lincoln County War. He survived the war but was killed by Nicholas Aragon in Chaperito, New Mexico on January 25, 1886.

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  • John W. Irving - A former John Kinney Gang member, he fought in New Mexico's Lincoln County War. Afterwards, he joined Selman’s Scouts, a vicious gang who terrorized the county. He was robbed and killed by unknown persons in the White Sands, New Mexico Territory in December,1878.

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  • James Jackson - A gunman, he killed James Williams on May 12, 1884 in Lake Valley, New Mexico.

  • Ben Jacobs - A gunman, he killed John Findlay on November 5, 1882 in White Oaks, New Mexico.

  • Tom Jenkins - A gunman from Dawson, New Mexico, he shot a prostitute for shooting his brother on August 15, 1907.

  • Bill Johnson - A gunman who rode with Bronco Bill Walters, he was killed by Jeff Milton and George Scarborough.

  • Jack "Turkey Creek" Johnson (1852?-1887?) - A lawman and gunfighter, Johnson was known to be in Deadwood, South Dakota and Dodge City, Kansas before arriving in Tombstone, Arizona. He worked as a deputy marshal with the Earps and was part of the posse that killed Frank Stillwell in Tucson, Arizona. He left town and was later killed.

  • William H. Johnson - A member of the Seven Rivers Warriors who fought in New Mexico's Lincoln County War. He was killed by fellow gang member Hugh Beckwith at Seven Rivers, New Mexico on August 17, 1878.

  • Richard "Dick” Johnson - A Lee gunman in the Lee-Peacock feud in Grayson County, Texas in the late 1860s, he was thought to have been Peacock's murderer on July 1, 1871.

  • William H. Johnson - A gunman in the Lincoln County War of New Mexico, he was indicted in 1879 for his participation.

  • John A. Jones - A member of the Seven Rivers Warriors who fought in New Mexico's Lincoln County War, he was killed a year later by fellow gang member Bob Olinger in Seven Rivers, New Mexico on August 29, 1879.

  • Jim P. Jones - A member of the Seven Rivers Warriors who fought in New Mexico's Lincoln County War. He died of cancer at Carlsbad, New Mexico on February 5, 1930.

  • "Ranger" Jones - A Texas gunman, he was shot from his horse and killed in an ambush near Buffalo, Wyoming during the Cattleman's War.

  • Tom Jones - A gunman in the Lincoln County War of New Mexico.

  • William "Bill" M. Jones - A member of the Seven Rivers Warriors who fought in New Mexico's Lincoln County War. He died of natural causes in Carlsbad, New Mexico on March 17, 1952.

  • William "Canada Bill” Jones - A gunman, he was allegedly one of the hidden snipers that shot and killed Ben Thompson and John Fisher in San Antonio, Texas in 1884.

 

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