Index - B
Abran Baca - Outlaw Baca, along with two of
his brothers, murdered a man named Anthony Conklin in Soccorro,
New Mexico in
1880. He was soon captured. His brother, Antonio was killed while
attempting to escape. After his brother Onofre was acquitted and Abran
was awaiting his own trial, he was lynched by a
committee, obviously unhappy with Onofre’s release.
Antonio Baca - Antonio, along with two of
his brothers, murdered a man named Anthony Conklin in Soccorro, New
1880. He was soon captured and while trying to escape jail on December
29, 1880, he was killed by authorities.
Onofre Baca -
along with two of his brothers, murdered a man named Anthony Conklin in
Soccorro, New Mexico in
1880. His brother, Antonio was killed while attempting to escape. Onofre
later stood trial, but was acquitted in 1881.
Celso Baca - A murderer who beat Jose de la
Cruz Sandoval to death in 1884 at Santa Rosa,
Cruz Baca - An
murderer, Baca killed W.H. Allen of Hillsboro, New Mexico in
Jose Baca - An
multiple offender, was sent to prison on November 19, 1906, for the
Manuel Baca -
White Caps Gang in the 1890s. His "job” in the gang was to act as
the "Judge" who ordered the execution of disloyal gang members.
Patricio Baca (18??-1875) - One of the most
notorious horse thieves in northern
Territory, he was killed in Chimayo in December, 1875.
John Bailey - A cattle rustler, Bailey was
shot and killed by
P.E. Baird in Edward County,
Texas on July
Alex Baker -
was captured and brought in by
U.S. Deputy Marsha
Cullen Montgomery Baker (1839-1868) - A Veteran guerilla soldier of
Baker fought reconstructionist soldiers and terrorized
Texas for four
years. He was killed on January 6, 1869.
Frank Baker (18??-1878) - An
member of the
Jesse Evans Gang
Baker served as a deputy sheriff in the Lincoln County,
New Mexico .
Embroiled in the
County War, he rode in the posse
that killed John Tunstall. He was killed by
Billy the Kid on March 10, 1878.
Thurman "Skeeter" Baldwin (1867-19??)
outlaw and member of the
He was captured after a bank robbery.
"Cherokee" Bangs - A
rustler, Bangs led a gang in the 1890s which sometimes included
"Kid" Bannister -
Bannister was killed by a saloon proprietor Tom Cook in
Claude Barbee - A wanted
was tracked down to a west
by a Deputy Hamilton, which erupted into a gunfight and the lawman was
killed. Barbee fled, was captured, but escaped. He was pursued by
but gave the lawman the slip and made it out to
where he lived under another name aid died in the 1940s.
John Barber - After robbing a bank in
1887, Barber fled to
was later killed by
U.S. Deputy Marshals>,
Captain Gideon White and Barney Connelly.
John Barbour -
Whitley-Cornett Gang of
Texas in the
1880s. He was later killed in
Santos Barela - A
New Mexico, Barela
was hanged on May 20, 1881 in Mesilla.
Clinton Barkley, aka: Bill Bowen
(18??-??) - A
Texas gunman wanted for murder, he soon found himself in
the midst of the Horrell-Higgins Feud.
Wesley Barnett - An
in the 1880s, he was killed by lawmen in 1889.
Barnes was shot and killed in 1882, some say by Wyatt Earp.
Seaborn Barnes, aka: "Nubbin’s Colt" (1849-1878) -
Sam Bass Gang
in 1878. He was killed with
at Round Rock,
Calisto Barrera - A
Barrera murdered John D. Bohn on August 16, 1882, near Sapello, New
Will Barry - See
Richard "Rattlesnake Dick" Barter, aka: Dick Woods
(1834-1859) - A
Barter made his living stealing horses and
robbing mining camps. He was killed in July, 1859 while robbing a mule
"Kid” Barton - A
New Mexico, Barton
led a stage-robbing gang that operated at Raton Pass. He killed several
people and was hanged in the late 1860s.
Jerry Barton - A gunfighter, Barton ran a
saloon in Charleston,
some point, he killed his partner, and later a Mexican man in 1881. He
was imprisoned for the second killing.
Tucker Basham -
Samuel "Sam” Bass (1851-1878) - The leader of the
Sam Bass Gang, Bass
robbed stages in South Dakota and trains in Texas. He and another gang member,
Seaborn Barnes, were
killed at at Round Rock, Texas in 1878.
Bassett (1878-1956) - The daughter or ranch owners at Brown's
Hole, near the
border, Bassett became a "member"
Andrew T. Baugh - A
cattle rustler, Baugh was lynched in 1885 when caught with a herd of
Baughan – When 32 year-old Pony Express employee, Baughan committed
murder, he was hanged on September 18, 1868 in Nemaha County, Kansas.
Edward H.O. "Ole" Beck, aka: Edward Welch
(18??-1912) - After meeting
in jail, Beck joined up with
Wild Bunch. He and
Kilpatrick were both killed during a train
robbery on March 13, 1912.
Frank Beck - An, Beck
helped murder Joe Hickson on October 28, 1884 at Good Hope,
William "Cyclone Bill” Ellison Beck - An, who
became a suspect in the robbery of an Army paymaster on May 11, 1889.
Courtney Belmont - A gunman and,
Belmont rode with Matt Zimmerman in the 1880s in
Dick Belmont - A gunman and, Dick
rode with Matt Zimmerman but went to
after Matt was killed. He was later shot and killed.
"Choctaw" Bell - An
of the Langford Gang of
Texas in the
early 1880s, Bell was killed by a posse in 1881.
Tom Bell - See
Thomas J. Hodges
Santos Benavides - Horse thief and murderer,
Benavides was lynched in Albuquerque,
New Mexico on
December 29, 1880.
Jules Beni (18??-1861) - An Overland Stage station manager, Beni
often robbed the stage, as well as wagon trains and rustled cattle. He
eas replaced by
Jack Slade, who later killed him.
of the Bill Dalton gang, Bennett was killed in 1893 at Longview,
a bank robbery.
Charley Bentley - A
Bentley escaped from jail at White Oaks,
New Mexico in
James "Jim" F. Berry (1838-1877) -
of the Black
Hills Bandits, Berry was caught by lawmen after the train robbery at Big Springs,
Benjamin F. Bickerstaff (18??-1869)
- A veteran Confederate guerilla soldier, Bickertaff looted Federal
Texas. He was shot and killed by citizens
Alvarado in April, 1869.
"Big Sandy" - A
Charles Bill -
Bill, was run out of the
Territory on February 6, 1906.
John Billee (18??-1890) - An
Indian Territory, Billee murdered W.P. Williams with the help of
Thomas Willis. Wanted for robbery and murder, he was captured by
U.S. Deputy Marshals Will Ayers, James Wilkerson, and Perry DuVall and
Arkansas. He was hanged on January 16, 1890.
Billy the Kid -
See William Bonney
Miles Bishop - A
Bil Bivins - A
was jailed for train robbery near Atlantic City in 1877.
Lige Bivins - A
as a member of a gang of raiders in Bell,
Black Bart - See
Charles E. Bolton
H. J. Bassett - A member of Selman’s Scouts following the
turmoil of the Lincoln County War in New Mexico. He disappeared sometime
after late November,1878.
Isaac "Ike" Black (18??-1895)
Black was killed by a posse during a
August 1, 1895.
Jim Black - A train robber in the
New Mexico Territory.
Pope Black - A
New Mexico, Black
was shot and killed in the Florida Mountains, while resisting arrest,
Robert "Arkansaw” Black - When
caught up with this, Black
eluded lynching by challenging them to a fight.
Duncan "Tom” Blackburn (18??-??) - Robbed
coaches in 1877 in
He disappeared after Boone May killed four bandits.
James Blackwell - A
Blackwell shot and killed W.B.Foster in Raton,
New Mexico on
August 8, 1882.
Joe Blain - A
New Mexico, Blain
shot and killed Joe Pitman in Luna Valley,
New Mexico on
February 18, 1888.
William "Tulsa Jack" Blake (18??-1895) - A member of the
Doolin-Dalton Gang, he was killed by lawmen near Dover,
M. Blevins, aka: F.C. Marklin - After this
captured and imprisoned, he escaped from the
penitentiary in 1884, at the age of twenty.
Kenry Blun - A
New Mexico, Blun
shot George C. Quaries on September 20, 1884 at Fairview,
Charley Bobtail - An
bootlegger and horse thief, Bobtail was arrested by
Dan Bogan - Having committed a number of
Bogan later made his way to
he was indicted for murder in 1881.
Gus Bogles (18??-1888)
- Convicted of murdering J.D. Morgan, Bogles was hanged at
July 6, 1888.
William James Bolt - A
New Mexico, Bolt
was hanged in
New Mexico on
June 18, 1886.
G.C. Bolton - An
cattle rustler, Bolton was captured by Sheriff Lake and Deputy Canton.
Convicted, he was sent to prison in Lansing,
Bonney, aka: Billy the Kid, Henry Antrim, Kid Antrim, William Antrim,
Henry McCarty (1859-1881) -
Billy the Kid
who participated in the
According to legend, he killed 21 men, but, he is generally accepted to
have killed between four and nine. He was killed by Sheriff
on July 14, 1881.
William James "Joe" Boot (18??-??) - An
Arizona, Boot was
captured and sent to prison in 1899 after attempting his first stage
robbery with Pearl Hart.
Borjoques (18??-1871) - A
killer and robber, Borjoques usually murdered his victims with a shot in
the head. He himself was shot and killed in a saloon brawl in 1871 while
on the run for murdering and burning the bodies of a rancher & his
Borne (1849-1921) - The leader of a group of horse and mule thieves
who operated in
Indian Territory in the 1870's.
William Boucher - An
Boucher was suspected of stage robbery and killed on March 25, 1888 by
Sheriff Billy Breakenridge's posse.
Charles "Charlie" Bowdre (1848-1880) - Right hand man to
Billy the Kid,
Bowdre was killed in 1880 while he was awaiting trial for
the murder of Buckshot Roberts.
Charles E. Bowles, aka: Black Bart, Charles E. Boles, T.Z. Spalding
(1830-1917?) - Best known as Black Bart, this
outlaw was noted for his poetic messages left after his robberies. He
was a gentleman bandit, and one of the most notorious stagecoach robbers
to operate in and around Northern
during the 1870s and 1880s.
aka: Ben Billy, Williams - Oklahoma
- Son of Seminole Chief Billy Bowlegs, Charley was wanted for murder. He
Reuben "Rube” H. Boyce - An
led a gang of rustlers. He was arrested for murder on January 24, 1878.
Thomas M. Boyd, Jr. - A New Mexico, Boyd
shot and killed John Foundation in Lake Valley on August 15, 1884.
Robert H. Boyle, aka: Homsburg - A
New Mexico, Boyle
shot Pat Slavin in Magdalena,
New Mexico on
May 28, 1881.
"Sport" Boyle -
A gunman and, Boyle
was member of the Dodge City Gang in
Adam Brady - An
Brady was brought in by
U.S. Deputy Marsha,
Jack Brady - An
1892, Brady stole $50,000 from a Wells Fargo
coach and was killed
by a detective.
Abner Brasfield - At the age of 22,
Justice of the Peace Bill Hamm when the two were arguing over land. The
fleeing murderer was later captured and served four years in an
prison. After his release, he served as a peace officer in Eufaula,
(18??-1878) - Robbed
while wearing various disguises until he was killed in August, 1878.
Henry Brent - A
was run out of Bannack, by
He was later killed during a fight with Indians.
Joseph Brinster -
Texas on July
Richard "Dick” Broadwell, aka: Texas Jack,
John Moore (18??-1892) -
member of the Dalton Gang.
Killed at the Coffeyville,
William B. "Curly Bill" Brocious (1845-1882) - An
leader of the
Clanton Gang of
Curly Bill was a vicious, drunken gunman, cattle rustler and murderer.
After the Gunfight at the
O.K. Corral, Brocious attempted to kill
Virgil Earp and succeeded in assassinating
Morgan Earp. Wyatt>
soon caught up with him and killed him on March 24, 1882.
Leonard Calvert Brock, aka: Will Waldrip, Joe Jackson, Henry Davis
(1860-1890) - A member of the Rube
Burrow Gang, they robbed trains in
Texas and Alabama. He was captured and died in November, 1890, after
jumping from the fourth floor of the jail.
"Bronco Charlie" - A
Charlie was lynched by
near Miles City in the late 1880s.
William "Billy" L. Brooks, aka: "Buffalo Bill" (1832-1874)
Brooks was lynched in
Kansas in 1874.
Hank Brophy - Cattle rustler in New Mexico.
Ben Brown -
of the Christian Gang.
Brown (18??-1864) -
to have been associated with
Plummer's gang of
Innocents, he was hanged
Newton Brown (1857-1884) - A member of
Billy the Kid's Gang,
and became the city marshal of
Kansas. Later, he turned
again and was hanged.
Hoodoo Brown (18??-??) - See
Joseph Brown (18??-1844)
- Along John McDaniel, he plundered Mexican wagon
trains on the Santa Fe Trail and was hanged in St. Louis,
August 16, 1844.
Robert C. "Bob”
Brown - Brown along with a gang of thieves attempted to rob a train at
1900. He was captured and sent to prison at Yuma. After his release he
Brown - A gunman and outlaw in the
camps, Brown killed fifteen men and was shot and killed on July 7, 1861.
W.E. Brown -
was shot and killed by Sheriff Turnbo on September 6, 1887 in Pecos,
Brown - A gunman, Brown killed his best friend, Robert Tate, on August 19, 1880 near
Brown claimed that he was trying to defend
himself against a man who had threatened his life and fired at a shadowy
figure moving toward him, not knowing that it was his friend. He
was later arrested in
on September 9, 1881.
Browning, aka: - An
robber in Illinois in the 1900s, Browning was killed in
robbing a bank.
"Tex” Brunton -
With the law on his tail, Brunton fled from
Charles "Charlie" Bryant, aka: Black Face Charlie (18??-1891)
- A member of the Dalton Gang,
Bryant was killed in a gunfight with
U.S. Deputy Marshal>
Edward Short, which left both men dead.
"Rustling Bob” Bryant – A former
John Kinney Gang member, he became a
member of Selman’s Scouts following the turmoil of the Lincoln County
War in New Mexico. He was shot and killed by other members of Selman's
Scouts in October, 1878 near Seven Rivers, New Mexico.
Rufus Buck (18??-1896)
- A Euchee Indian and leader of the
Rufus Buck Gang, Buck along with four members of his gang embarked on a
13 day crime spree in July, 1895. During the spree, they killed at least
people, including Deputy Marshal John Garrett, wounded several others,
robbed anyone who crossed their path, and raped several women. All five
were were apprehended. They were
hanged on July 1, 1896 at
Arkansas for murder, robbery and rape.
James "Coal Oil Jimmy” Buckley (18??-1871) -
robber and murderer in northern New Mexico.
In 1871, he was calling Elizabethtown, New Mexico
home and leading a series of
coach holdups on
the road to Cimarron. His career was cut short when the town posted a
$3,000 "dead or alive" reward. He was soon shot down for the reward.
Laura Bullion, aka: Della Rose, Rose of the Wild Bunch (1876?-19??)
- The girlfriend of
rode with the Wild Bunch. She was imprisoned
in 1901. When she was released she lived the last years of her
life in Memphis, Tennessee
Eugene Bunch, aka: Captain J. F. Gerard (18??-1892) - Bunch was a
train robber who after making off with the cash from an express car was
killed by Pinkerton Agents on August 21, 1892 near Franklin,
station manager, Bunton was thought to have been the 2nd in Command of
Plummer's gang of
Innocents. He was hanged by
Jim Burrow (18??-1888) - Brother of Rube Burrow, Jim was captured
and jailed i n1888. He died in jail of natural causes.
William Burbridge -
Burbridge shot and killed William Heine on April 12, 1881 in San Marcial.
Pete Burleson - Burleson shot and killed Tom
Driscoll in Springer, New Mexico,
on January 16, 1884. Driscoll died sixteen days later.
Reuben "Rube" Houston Burrow (1854-1889)
Leader of the
Burrows Gang, who operated in
and Alabama. He was killed on October 7, 1890.
Sam Burt -
was lynched by
on December 17, 1875.
Matthew "Matt" Burts (18??-??)
and, Burts rode with
Burton, Billie Stiles and
the Owens brothers. He was murdered in
California in 1925.
Sheppard Busby - An ex deputy marshal, Busby shot and killed
U.S. Deputy Marshal
Barney Connelly when the lawman tried to arrest him for adultery. Busby
was hanged at
on April 27, 1892.
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