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The Complete List of Old West Outlaws

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Much like today, outlaws have never been uncommon in history; however, there are few criminals that get the recognition of those that lived in America's Old West.

After the Civil War, many of the men who had become accustomed to violence, and often having lost their lands or fortunes, turned quickly to the other side of the law.

 

As these many outlaw tales were taking place on the American Frontier, those puritan folks in the east, longing for adventure and entertainment, greedily absorbed every word of the shocking newspaper headlines and the exaggerated tales in "dime novels" that were often published before an outlaw even had time to escape, was jailed, or was killed in a shoot-out.

 

Still today, those tales of gunfighters, outlaws, and lawmen remain popular, more than a century after their deaths.

 

 

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  • Carl Adamson - Rode with Jim Miller, and was allegedly involved in the killing of Pat Garrett in New Mexico  on February, 28, 1908.

  • Epeminto Aguelari - An outlaw who killed Jose A. Samora at Wallace, New Mexico on April 20, 1884.

  • Ceberiano Aguilar - An outlaw who fought and died in the Horrell War of Lincoln County, New Mexico in 1874.

  • Donaciano Aguilar - An outlaw who was sentenced to life imprisonment in New Mexico on November 24, 1909.

  • Reymundo Aguilar - A outlaw who fought and died in the Horrell War of Lincoln County, New Mexico in 1874.

  • Felix Aguillan - Outlaw member of the Castillo Gang.

  • Jermin Aguirre (18??-1875) - A member of the Mes Gang, which competed with the John Kinney Gang in New Mexico. On August 8, 1875, Aguirre, along with Jesus Mes, Pas Mes, and Tomas Madril were ambushed and killed by the John Kinney Gang and Jesse Evans near the San Augustin Ranch.

  • Alamosa Bill - An outlaw allegedly involved with Billy the Kid sometimes, who was killed in El Paso, Texas, in April 1888.

  • Eugenio Alarid - A crooked lawman and outlaw, Alarid was a member of the Las Vegas, New Mexico police force and a member of Vicente Silva's White Caps Gang. At the request of Silva, Alarid, along with to more crooked lawmen, Jose Chavez y Chavez, and Julian Trujillo lynched Patricio Maes on October 22, 1892. All three men were eventually arrested for the murder of Maes and sentenced to life in prison.

  • Nasario Alarid - An New Mexico outlaw, he was finally captured and sentenced to ninety-nine years in prison on September 17, 1906.

  • John Alexander (18??-1874) - An outlaw and horse thief, Alexander was shot and killed by a mob in Belton, Texas when they caught him trying to steal horses on May 25, 1874.

  • William Alexander (18??-??) - A Mexican-American who was convicted of murdering his business partner on October 21, 1889. He hired a shrewd lawyer and though found guilty, was one few spared from the hanging gallows at Fort Smith, Arkansas. He ended up walking free. Bill Allen - A Texas outlaw and robber, Allen occasionally rode with the Jesse Evans Gang.

  • George Alford - A Texas outlaw, Alford was imprisoned for five years for killing a sheriff in 1880 at Fort Worth, Texas.

  • "Bladder" Allen - An outlaw in Lincoln County, New Mexico, Allen was jailed for stabbing a man in White Oaks, New Mexico.

  • Charles Allen - An outlaw, Allen robbed and killed a group of people in Virginia City, Montana and was hanged by vigilantes.

  • Charles Allen, aka: Big Time Charlie - After the turn of the century, Big Time Charlie ran one of the most illicit prostitution rings in Denver, Colorado.

  • James Allen - An outlaw, Allen killed James Moorehead in Las Vegas, New Mexico, allegedly over a dispute about eggs on March. 2, 1880. He was sent to prison but escaped and later killed by a pursuing posse.

  • Joseph Allen (18??-1909) - A gunfighter who was involved in a bitter feud in Ada, Oklahoma, was later arrested for the murder of Gus Bobbitt. On April 19, 1909 a vigilante mob of 150-200 men stormed the jail, and dragged out Allen, along with Jim Miller, Jesse West, and D.B. Burrell. The four were hanged in an abandoned barn behind the jail.

  • Malachi Allen (18??-1889) - Wanted for gunning down two men in July, 1888 in the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, Allen was involved in a vicious gunfight with Deputy Marshal McAlester and his posse. Wounded in the arm he was taken back to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where the arm was amputated shortly before he was hanged on April 19, 1889.

  • Charles Allison - A lawman turned outlaw, Allison was  appointed deputy sheriff of Conjos County, > Colorado, but soon organized a band of outlaws. Robbing stages between Colorado and New Mexico, he was captured in 1881 by Sheriff Matt Kyle and sent to prison. He was released in 1890.

  • Jack "Red Jack" Almer, aka: Jack Averill (18??-1883) - Leader of the Red Jack Gang operating in Arizona, killed by a posse in 1883

  • Wade Alsup - A Texas outlaw, Alsup was lynched by 15 masked men in Blue, Texas on June 27, 1877.

  • Juan Alvarid -  A vicious Mexican outlaw, Juan was lynched in Socorro, New Mexico , on August 16, 1882, for raping an 8 year-old girl.

  • Leonard Alverson - A thief and smuggler, Alverson was accused, with two other men, of robbing a post office at Steins Pass, New Mexico on December 9, 1897. Though he was guilty of other crimes, this one he had not committed. He and the other men were imprisoned, but in 1899, Thomas Black Jack Ketchum confessed to the crime and the three men were freed.

  • Burton Alvord, OutlawBurton Alvord (1866-1910) - An Arizona lawman who turned outlaw in the 1890's when he began to drink too much.

  • Martin Amador - A New Mexico outlaw, Amador was hanged for murder in Deming, on January 13, 1908.

  • Fred Amos - An outlaw and highwayman in California in the late 1860s, Amos was captured and sentenced to ten years prison for a holdup. One story ways that after the sentencing, he asked the judge to play a game of seven-up with him, double or nothing. Fred lost and got twenty years in San Quentin.

  • David L. Anderson, aka: William "Billy” Wilson, Buffalo Bill (1862-1918) - Most commonly known as "Billy Wilson," he was a member of Billy the Kid’s Gang of rustlers. He was later the sheriff of Terrell County, New Mexico.

  • James "Jim” Anderson - Brother to William William "Bloody Bill" Anderson, Jim rode with Quantrill's Raiders during the Civil War and later joined the James-Younger Gang. He was killed by another gang member.

  • Hank Andrews - A New Mexico outlaw, Andrews was lynched by vigilantes in February 1884 near Tularosa.

  • Justin Anjo - A California outlaw, Anjo was lynched for shooting a man to death on July 12, 1877.

  • Ernest Anthony - Outlaw horse thief, Anthony was jailed in Springer, New Mexico in March 1885.

  • Henry Antrim - See William Bonney, aka: Billy the Kid

  • Apache Kid (1867-1894?) - Accused of a murder he didn't commit, the Apache Kid fled and was soon blamed for virtually every unsolved crime in Arizona.

  • Maximo Apodaca (18??-1885) - An outlaw and murderer, Apodaca was convicted of murdering the Nesmith family in White Sands, New Mexico. Sent to prison, he committed suicide in prison in 1885.

  • Bill Applegate - Applegate led a gang of rustlers in New Mexico during the 1870’s.

  • Nicholas Aragon - An outlaw who sometimes rode with Billy the Kid, Aragon was a cattle rustler and murderer. When tracked down by Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff Jasper Corn on October 26, 1884, Aragon shot him.  When he was tracked down once again by Lincoln County Sheriff John Poe and a posse on January 27, 1885, the killer shot down Deputy Sheriff John Hurley. Only after he was shot and wounded did he finally surrender. Convicted of murder, he was sentenced to life in prison.

  • Doroteo Arango Arámbula, aka: Francisco ''Pancho'' Villa  (1877-1923) - Outlaw, cattle rustler, and Mexican revolutionist, Pancho made numerous successful raids along the U.S. border. He was assassinated in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico in 1923.

  • James Arcine (or Arcene) (18??-1885) - Cherokee Indians, Arcine and William Parchmeal killed a traveler named Henry Feigel as he was making his way through Indian Territory in 1872. Thirteen years later they were finally arrested,  convicted, and hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas on June 26, 1885.

  • Thomas Archer (18??-1886) - The leader of the Archer Brothers Gang, who terrorized Indiana in the mid-1880's, he and three of his brothers were hanged when they were finally caught.

  • William Arnett (18??-1862) - A horse thief, Arnett chose to shoot it out rather than being arrested and was shot.

  • David Arguello - Convicted of murdering Colorado peace officer, Francisco Garcia on October 19, 1905, Arguello was legally hanged in Raton, New Mexico on May 25, 1906.

  • "Arizona Jack" - A gunman and teamster, was lynched at Wagon Bed Springs, Kansas Territory, for shooting to death another teamster.

  • Arizona Rangers (1901-1909) - Organized in 1901 to protect Arizona Territory from outlaws and rustlers. After accomplishing their goals, they were disbanded in 1909.

  • Jack Armstrong - An outlaw of Las Vegas, New Mexico who killed a bartender over the price of a drink.

  • John Barclay Armstrong (1850-1913) - He enlisted with the Travis Rifles in 1871 and joined the Texas Rangers in 1875, where he helped in the capture John King Fisher in 1874 and tracked and captured John Wesley Hardin in 1877. He retired as a captain in 1882 and died May 1, 1913.

  • Willis Arrington - A Texas outlaw, Arrington was charged with rustling cattle in 1881.

  • George Ashby - A horse thief that operated in Texas and Montana, Ashby killed a sheriff near the Powder River in Montana.

  • Joe Asque (18??-1877?) - When outlaw cattle rustler was captured near Hillsboro, New Mexico, he was lynched around 1877. However, the outlaw was able to cut himself down from the hangman’s noose and escaped.

  • David Atkins (18??-1964) - An outlaw and member of the Black Jack Ketchum gang, Atkins robbed trains throughout New Mexico, West Texas, and Arizona. He broke with the gang in 1898. Two years later he arrested in Montana for a Texas murder and was extradited. Out on bail, he escaped and would not be recaptured until 1911. Convicted of murder, it is amazing that he only received five years in prison. He died in 1964, having spent his last 32 years in a mental institution.

  • Harris Austin (18??-1890) - A murderer in the Chickasaw Nation of Indian Territory, Austin was captured by U.S. Deputy William Carr and executed at Fort Smith, Arkansas on January 16, 1890.

  • James AverellJames Averell or (Averill) (1851-1889) - An alleged Wyoming cattle rustler who was not guilty, Averell was hanged, along with "Cattle Kate" Watson, by a cattle baron faction in 1889, just one of the many incidents that led to the Johnson County War.

  • Genovevo Avila - A Mexican native who was a member of Vicente Silva's White Caps Gang.

  • Jesus Avott - A horse thief who escaped with the Apache Kid.

 

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