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  • Guadalupe Caballero, aka: The Owl - Caballero was a member of Vicente Silva's White Caps Gang in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Acting as the gang’s chief spy, he was later captured and sentenced to ten years in prison for his participation in the killing of Pat Meas.

  • Andrew Cameron - New Mexico outlaw and murderer, Cameron shot and killed Donaciano Tafoya on April 25, 1881.

  • Edmund Campbell (18??-1875) - A black man, Campbell murdered Lawson Ross and his wife in Indian Territory in revenge for an insult. He was hanged on September 3, 1875 at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • William "Wild Bill" Campbell (18??-1881) - Campbell rode with outlaw Jesse Evans. He was later lynched by a mob in Arizona in 1881.

  • William Campbell, aka: The Kid - Montana outlaw member of the Ashly Gang of Montana in 1884. He was killed by lawmen.

  • Frank CantonFrank M. Canton, aka: Joe Horner (1849-1927) - Gunman, outlaw, lawman, and rancher, Canton lived in Oklahoma, Wyoming, Alaska, and Montana.

  • Louis Cardis - A Texas outlaw, Cardis led the Mexican faction in the EI Paso Salt War and was killed by Judge Howard in 1877.

  • "Laughing" Sam Carey - Possibly also known as Laughing Dick Carey, he was a member of the loosely knit Hole in the Wall Gang in Wyoming during the latter part of the 19th century.

  • Peter Carl - A New Mexico an outlaw, Carl shot and killed Harry Huber in a saloon in Rincon, New Mexico on August 31, 1884.

  • Thomas "Kye" Carlile - Early leader of the Cookson Hills Gang, he was the chief suspect in a Bixby, Oklahoma and Springdale, Arkansas bank robberies. he was also suspected of murdering a woman named Susie Sharp and four Oklahoma lawmen. He was killed by lawmen in Cherokee, Oklahoma in September, 1932. 

  • "Carlisle Kid" - See Nah-deiz-az

  • John Carlisle - A Texas outlaw, Carlisle was hanged in 1893 for conspiracy to commit murder.

  • William L. "Bill” Carlisle - Train robber in California and Wyoming, Carlisle was the last of the Old West train robbers. He was finally captured and imprisoned in the 1900s.

  • Patrie Carmondy - A New Mexico outlaw, Carmondy was jailed with Mexican conspirators Jagola and Gonzales, for killing William Wiggins. The three escaped from jail in Socorro, New Mexico in October 1888.

  • Jose M. Carrolla, aka: Portuguese Jo - Outlaw member of the Wild Bill Martin Gang, he was shot and killed by John Perry on June 19, 1877.

  • Alexander Carter - A road agent in Montana and thought to have been a member of Henry Plummer's gang of Innocents. He was hanged by Montana Vigilantes

  • Bill CarverWilliam Carver (1866?-1901) - An outlaw and Texas cowboy, Carver rode with the Black Jack Ketchum Gang, the Wild Bunch, and the High Fives Gang. While robbing with the Kilpatrick brothers, he was killed by a posse led by Sheriff Lige Briant in 1901 outside of Sonora, Texas.

  • James P. Casey - Editor of the San Francisco Times newspaper, Casey shot James King, proprietor of the rival Evening Bulletin. When King died six days later, in what was probably the largest vigilante committee ever formed, some 2,600 men marched to the jail, broke Casey out and lynched him along with his unfortunate cell mate on May 14, 1856.

  • Jim Casey - An Oklahoma outlaw, Casey was jailed for the alleged killing of a Yukon deputy. When he attempted to escape from jail on June 30, 1895, he was shot.

  • Joe Casey - An Arizona outlaw, Casey was jailed by Sheriff Bob Paul in 1882 in Tucson, Arizona. After escaping, he was captured and hanged.

  • John P. Casey - A horse thief, Casey was apprehended in the Black Hills of New Mexico in June 1889.

  • James C. Casharego - See George Wilson

  • Butch Cassidy, aka: Robert Leroy Parker, (1867-1911 or 1937) - Leader of the Wild Bunch, the gang robbed trains and banks in Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and other states. He and Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid, were allegedly killed in Bolivia or Argentina in 1908.



  • Candido Castillo - An outlaw with rewards on his head totaling $2,400, he was shot and killed by a posse near Espanola, New Mexico in 1884.

  • Catfish Kid - A Texas outlaw, the "kid” reportedly killed deputy Sheriff L.S. Pierce in a gunfight and was imprisoned for murder.

  • Jim Catron, aka: The Pagnas Stage Robber - This Colorado outlaw was shot and killed by a guard in the 1880s at Fort Garland, Colorado.

  • Cattle Kate - See Ellen Watson

  • Icnacio Chaco - Outlaw member of the Castillo Gang.

  • Augustine Chacon, aka: Paludo, Peledo, the Hairy One (18??-1902) - Led a gang who murdered and robbed in Arizona. He escaped jail and execution twice before he was captured by the deputy sheriff of Cochise County, Burton Alvord. He was hanged on November 21, 1901.

  • William "Bill" Chadwell, aka: Bill Stiles (1840s-1876) - Outlaw member of the James-Younger Gang, Chadwell was killed on September 7, 1876 during the First National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota robbery.

  • Wade Chamberlee - Oklahoma train robber arrested by Grant Johnson.

  • Joe Chancellor - See Tom O'Day

  • Juan Chaves - A New Mexico horse thief, he was captured by the 9th Cavalry in February, 1876.

  • Paz Chaves - A horse thief who operated around Boquilla, New Mexico.

  • Antonio Chavez - A New Mexico outlaw, he was shot and killed during a holdup outside San Simon New Mexico on May 21, 1880.

  • Carlos Chavez - A New Mexico outlaw, Chavez was hanged for slaying Yum Kee in Silver City, New Mexico in 1884.

  • Fernando Chavez - A New Mexico outlaw, he was lynched in Las Lunas, New Mexico on October 6, 1881.

  • Josefito Chavez - An outlaw and horse thief, he was also a gunman in the Lincoln County War of New Mexico.

  • Pedro Chavez - An outlaw and member of Augustin Chacon's gang in the 1890s. He was arrested for robbery, escaped prison at Tuscon, Arizona, and was killed in a gun battle with Sheriff Wakefield.

  • Jose Chavez y Chavez - Outlaw member of Vicente Silva's White Caps Gang of Las Vegas, New Mexico. The last surviving member of the gang, he was sentenced to life imprisonment.

  • Otto Chenowith - A Wyoming horse thief, Chenowith was placed in a sanitarium in the East.

  • Cherry, aka: The Kid - Outlaw member of Ike Stockton's gang. Dyson Eskridge shot him in the back.

  • John Childers, Jr. (1849-1873)

  • - Robbed and murdered Rayburn Wedding in October, 1870 in the Cherokee Nation of Indian Territory. Though he was immediately arrested, he escaped from a federal jail in Van Buren, Arkansas. He was recaptured in 1871. On August 15, 1873, he became the first man to be hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas.
  • Frank Choalt - An outlaw who escaped from a prison train on April 16, 1906.

  • Bob Christian, aka: Tom Anderson - Brother to Will "Black Jack" Christian, Bob was a member of the High Fives Gang. In 1895, he murdered Deputy Sheriff W.C. Turner and Oklahoma City Police Chief Milt Jones. He was jailed in Fronteras, Senora, Mexico in 1897 for "shooting up the town." After his release he disappeared.

  • Will "Black Jack" Christian, aka: Ed Williams, 202 (18??-1897) - He and brother, Bob, ran the High Fives Gang in Arizona until Will was killed by a posse in 1897.

  • Willard Erastus Christianson, aka: Matt Warner, Ras Lewis (1864-1938) - Both an outlaw and a lawman, Christianson started started out as an outlaw, changing his name to Matt Warner. He rode with Butch Cassidy and wound up in prison. Afterwards, he served as Justice of the Peace and deputy sheriff in Carbon County, Utah.

  • Ned Christie (1852-1892) - Cherokee Indian outlaw, Christie was a horse thief who killed Marshal Dan Maples and others. He was killed by a posse on November 2, 1892 in the Cherokee Nation of Indian Territory.

  • Billy ClaibornWilliam F. "Billy" Claiborne (1860-1882) - A gunman and cowhand, moved to Cochise County, Arizona, where he became a member of the Clanton Gang. He survived the O.K. Corral gunfight and was killed by Buckskin Frank Leslie in Tombstone in November, 1882.

  • John Clancy - He allegedly robbed a stage in September, 1879 near Tecolote, New Mexico and was captured, tried and acquitted.

  • Eddy "Newt" Clanton (??-1934) - Outlaw member of the Cookson Hills Gang, participating in numerous bank robberies in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska between 1932-34.Also suspected of two murders, he was killed by police officers in Chelsea, Oklahoma in February, 1934.

  • Finneas Clanton - Son of Ike Clanton and member of the Clanton Gang. Although not as active an outlaw as his brothers, he did serve a prison sentence for cattle rustling.

  • Isaac "Ike” Clanton (1847-1887) - Gunman and member of the Clanton Gang of Cochise County, Arizona. He was unarmed when the Earps and Doc Holliday advanced on them at the O.K. Corral.

  • Newman Haynes "Old Man” Clanton (1816-1881) - The head of the Clanton Gang in Cochise County, Arizona, was accused by the Earps of rustling, ambushing smugglers, and harboring outlaws. He was never prosecuted or arrested for these alleged crimes.

  • Robert Clanton - A gunmen who killed Jerome and Dick Maddox and Lew Coates in a gunfight in Portland, Missouri in 1863. He escaped to Texas, but was apprehended twenty-five years later for murder.

  • William "Billy” Clanton (1862-1881) - A gunman and member of the Clanton Gang in Arizona. He participated in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and was killed along with Frank and Tom McLowery.

  • Barnard Clark - Oklahoma outlaw that rode with Al Spencer and Jelly Nash.

  • Thomas Clark aka: Pennsylvania Butch - An outlaw and member of the gang that held up a train outside Marcus, Illinois. He was arrested and sent to the prison at Joliet.

  • Newton Clayton - A murderer and bank robber in Oklahoma

  • George Cleveland - A black outlaw, he was a member of Kit Joy's gang and was killed by the gang after escaping from jail at Silver City, New Mexico on March 1884.

  • Archie ClementArchibald J. "Little Archie" Clement (1846-1866) - A federal guerilla under William "Bloody Bill" Anderson in the Civil War, he later was the first leader of the James-Younger Gang. He was killed by Missouri State Militia on December 13, 1866.

  • Emanuel Clements, Sr., aka: Mannen (18??-1887) - An outlaw, cousin, and cohort of John Hardin, he killed two men in July, 1871 in Indian Territory. He was later jailed in Kansas by Wild Bill Hickok but was released on request of Hardin. He was killed at Ballinger, Texas, on March 29, 1887.

  • Daniel "Dynamite Dick" Clifton (1865-1897) - Outlaw member of the Doolin-Dalton Gang, he participated in several train and bank robberies. He was killed outside Checotah, Oklahoma on November 7, 1897 by U.S. Deputy Marshals George Lawson and Hess Bussey.

  • Charles Cosy - An arsonist, Cosy was brought in by U.S. Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves.

  • Charles Clyde - Was arrested for stealing mules in April, 1884.

  • Tilton Cockerill - An outlaw and former army officer, he led a group that robbed a train at Verdi, Nebraska on November 4, 1870.

  • Chas Coe - A lawman and outlaw, Coe killed two men in Grayson County, Texas in 1884 and was indicted for murder.

  • William "Bill" Coe (18??-1868) - Leader of the Oklahoma Bill Coe Gang, he headquartered in an area now known as Robber's Roost in the Oklahoma Panhandle. He was lynched by vigilantes in 1868.

  • Chas Coe - A lawman and outlaw, he killed two men in Grayson County, Texas in 1884 and was indicted for murder.

  • George Collins - A train robber, he killed a Pinkerton detective and was hanged on March 26, 1904.

  • Henry Collins - A gunman, he allegedly helped Sam Bass rob a train in 1878 at Mesquite, Texas.

  • Joel Collins - An outlaw, he joined Sam Bass in a train robbery near Big Springs, Nebraska and was killed by soldiers near Hays City, Kansas.

  • William Collins (18??-1878) - An outlaw, he joined Sam Bass after his brother, Joe was killed and participated in a train robbery. He was arrested, escaped, and fled to Canada where he and U.S. Marshal Bill Anderson shot and killed each other.

  • James Colville - An outlaw rustler, he was apprehended in March, 1883 by the militia of A.J. Fountain.

  • AI Connor - A Texas outlaw, he was one of five brothers chased by Texas Rangers for many months in the 1880s.

  • Bill Connor - A Texas outlaw, he was one of five brothers chased by Texas Rangers for many months in the 1880s.

  • Fred Connor - A Texas outlaw, he was one of five brothers chased by Texas Rangers for many months in the 1880s.

  • John Connor - A Texas outlaw, he was one of five brothers chased by Texas Rangers for many months in the 1880s.

  • Willis Connor - A Texas outlaw, he was one of five brothers chased by Texas Rangers for many months in the 1880s.

  • Jim Cook - An outlaw and brother of William Cook, he was wounded while resisting arrest in the Cherokee Nation of Indian Territory.

  • William "Bill” Tuttle Cook, aka: The Cherokee Kid, John Williams; John Mayfield (1873-1900)  - Outlaw leader of the Cook Gang, which committed several bold robberies throughout the Indian Territory. He was arrested January 11, 1895 and sentenced to forty-five years imprisonment in the federal prison at Albany, New York. He died there on February 15, 1900.

  • John Cooper - A road agent in Montana and thought to have been a member of Henry Plummer's gang of Innocents. He was hanged by Montana Vigilantes

  • Tom Cooper, aka: Tom Kelly - An outlaw, he rustled cattle in Hillsboro, New Mexico in 1877.

  • James Copeland (1815-1857) - Killing, robbing, and thieving, mostly in Mississippi, Copeland was the co-leader of a 60 man gang known as the Wages and Copeland Clan. He was captured and executed at Augusta, Mississippi on October 30, 1857.

  • Burt Corman - Shot and killed Matt Craig on December 27, 1886 in Fairview, New Mexico.

  • Silveria Coma - Murdered Tavian Pacheco on July 15, 1882, in Sabinal, New Mexico.

  • Brack Cornett (18??-1888) - The most well known of the outlaw members of the Bill Whitley or Brack Cornett Gang, the desperadoes robbed banks and trains in Texas in the 1880's. Whitley was killed on September 25, 1888, and Cornett was tracked and killed by Sheriff Alfred Allee the same year.

  • Gregorio Cortez (1875-1916) - A Texas rustler and outlaw, he killed Kames County Sheriff Morris and Gonzales County Sheriff Robert Glover. After serving just eight years in prison, he was pardoned.

  • Charlie Cotner - Bank robber in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.

  • Jim Crane (18??-1881)

  • Juan Nepomucena Cortinas, aka: Juan Cortina, Cheno - A Mexican bandit chieftain, led raids against towns north of the Rio Grande River during the 1850s. He captured the U.S. Army garrison at Brownsville, Texas. After Texas Rangers killed several of Cortina's leaders, the Mexican bandit retired and died in 1892.

  • Can Costillo - A New Mexico outlaw, he was wanted for murder.

  • Pat Coughlin - Outlaw cattle rustler and friend of Billy the Kid, he was apprehended by John W. Poe but released after the only witness was gunned down.

  • Ed Coulter - An outlaw, he was lynched by vigilantes in New Mexico in October, 1881.

  • James H. Craft - An outlaw and partner of Charles G. Walrath, he murdered William Shook near  Ojo Caliente, New Mexico. Both he and Walrath were lynched on June 30, 1879.

  • Jim Crane - An outlaw in Arizona and New Mexico who died in a shoot-out in 1881.

  • Ben Cravens - An Oklahoma outlaw, he was jailed for rustling cattle, but escaped. He was again captured in July, 1894 and given a long prison term but escaped by killing a guard. He was recaptured in November, 1896, but escaped again.

  • Foster Crawford (18??-1896) - An outlaw who rode with Elmer "The Slaughter Kid" Lewis, and robbed and murdered in Texas. The pair were captured by Texas Rangers, jailed, and lynched on February 27, 1896.

  • 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. 

  • Zacariah Crompton - An outlaw and horse thief, he and several others killed Isidoro Patron, Isidoro Padilla, Dario Balazar, and Jose Candelaria in Lincoln County, New Mexico on December 20, 1873.

  • Tom Crook - Oklahoma outlaw who killed U.S. Deputy Marshal Charley Pettit in the Osage Nation of Indian Territory.

  • Charles H. Crosthwaite - A gunman and newspaperman, he was hanged for killing George W. Johnson in January, 1889.

  • Jackson Crow (18??-1888) - Killed a prominent merchant named Charles Wilson in the Choctaw Nation of Indian Territory in 1884. He was hanged in Fort Smith, Arkansas on April 27, 1888.

  • Patrick Crowe - An outlaw, he robbed a train in 1894 and stole diamonds in Denver, Colorado. He was captured in Cincinnati, Ohio and sentenced to three years in prison.

  • Boudinot Crumpton, aka: Bood Burris (18??-1891) - Convicted of killilng his traveling companion, Sam Morgan in Oklahoma, Crumpton maintained his innocence to the end. He was hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas on June 30, 1891.

  • Florentino Cruz - An outlaw in Arizona and New Mexico, he was killed by Wyatt Earp in 1882.

  • Ed Cullin, aka: Shoot 'em Up Dick - Outlaw member of Black Jack Ketchum's gang, he was killed during a train robbery in December, 1897.

  • Jim Cumming, aka: James Cunnieus - Wanted for larceny and murder, Cumming killed Captain Will Fields in the Creek Nation of Indian Territory.

  • James Robert Cummins or Cummings, aka: "Windy Jim," James Johnson, "Old Jim" (1847-1929) - Outlaw member of the James Gang, he was present during several robberies, and eventually settled in Missouri where the law forgot about him. He published a book about his life in 1903.

  • Forest Cunningham - Oklahoma bank robber, was killed on May 13, 1930 in Stephens, Oklahoma.

  • Jess Cunningham - Oklahoma bank robber.

  • John Cunningham - Oklahoma bank robber. Died in the McAlester penitentiary on July 29, 1932.

  • Manuel Cunningham - Oklahoma bank robber.

  • George Curry, aka: Flat Nose, Big Nose, Tom Dilly (1864-1900) - An outlaw member of the Wild Bunch, taught the skills of robbery to Harvey Logan (Kid Curry,) whom he raised. He was shot and killed after a bank robbery in 1900 by the lawmen from Vernal, Utah.

  • John Curry - An outlaw killed along with Dick Rodgers on March 13, 1885 while attempting to help a prisoner escape from the Springer, New Mexico jail.

  • Frank Curtis - Oklahoma horse thief, captured by Grant Johnson

  • George Curtis - Oklahoma horse thief, captured by Grant Johnson

  • Old John Cush - Outlaw member of the Black Jack Ketchum gang, he was captured by Jeff Milton and sent to prison.


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