Historic Texas People

Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers

 John R. Abernathy – Wolf Catcher & Lawman

Adoeette, aka: Big Tree Kiowa Warrior

Clay Allison – New Mexico Bad Boy

William Davis “Dave” Allison – Lifetime Lawman

David L. Anderson, aka Billy Wilson – Outlaw & Lawman

Hugh Anderson – Texas Cowboy Gunfighter

John Barclay Armstrong – Texas Lawman

Ira Aten – Texas Ranger and Cowboy

Bad Men of Texas

Cullen Montgomery Baker – A Very Bad Man

Bud Ballew – Gunfighter & Lawman of Oklahoma

Billy Bailey – Cowboy Lawman

Sam Bass Gang

Sam Bass Gang

Seaborn Barnes – Member of the Sam Bass Gang

Bennie “Blanche” Barrow – Member of the Barrow Gang

Sam Bass – Texas Outlaw

Sam Bass Gang

Roy Bean – The Law West of the Pecos

William Becknell – Father of the Santa Fe Trail

Bonnie & Clyde – Stars of the Public Enemy Era

James Bowie – Dying at the Alamo

Elijah S. Briant – School Teacher Turned Lawman

Jack L. Bridges – Kansas Lawman

Henry Newton Brown – Outlaw Marshal of Kansas

Charles “Charlie” Bryant – Trigger Finger Outlaw

Caddo Indian Tribe

Frank Canton – Cowboy, Outlaw, and Lawman

William Carr – Heroic Deputy or Outlaw?

Nate Champion – Killed in the Johnson County War

Chief Bowl – Cherokee Leader

Jesse Chisholm – Blazing a Trail

John Chisum – Cattle Baron on the Pecos

Mannie Clements, Jr. – Lawman and Cattleman

Emmanuel Clements, Jr.

Emmanuel Clements, Jr.

Emmanuel “Mannen” Clements, Sr.- A Bad Texas Hombre

Phil Coe – Gunfighter and Gambler

Joel Collins – Cowboy Outlaw

The Comanche Indians – Horsemen of the Plains

Cynthia Ann Parker – White Woman in Comanche World

Comancheros of the Llano Estacado

Scott Cooley – Texas Ranger Turned Killer

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado – Spanish Conquistador

Timothy Isaiah Courtright -Texas Lawman and Outlaw

Everett Creekmore – Lawman Turned Outlaw

David “Davy” Crockett – Frontier Hero

David Crockett at the Alamo

Davy Crockett – Gunfighter & Outlaw

Timothy Courtright – Lawman and Outlaw

William R. Cruger – Southern Lawman

Lottie Deno – Queen of the Paste Board Flappers

John Denson – A Bad Seed

William “Billy” Dixon – Texas Plains Pioneer

Fred Dodge – Undercover Detective

Andres Dorantes de Carranza – Spanish Explorer

Bill Earhart – Feuding in the Southwest

Estevanico – Finding Cibola

James Walker Fannin

James Walker Fannin

James Walker Fannin – Fighting in the Texas Revolution

John King Fisher – Texas Gunman, Outlaw, Lawman

Bud Frazer and the Frazer-Miller Feud

Buck Garrett – Gunfighter and Lawman

Pat Garrett – An Unlucky Lawman

John H. Good – Gunfighting Rancher

Charles Goodnight – Blazing the Cattle Trails

Frank Hamer – Stopping Bonnie & Clyde

Raymond Hamilton – Hanging With the Barrow Gang

John Wesley Hardin & The Shootist Archetype

John Coffee Hays – Soldier and Texas Ranger

Jack Helm – Texas Lawman

Pink Higgens – Texas Gunfighter

Doc Holliday – Deadly Doctor of the West

The Lawless Horrell Boys of Lampasas

Benjamin Horrell – Texas Gunfighter

Samuel Houston – Texas President

John R. Hughes – Texas Ranger

Bose Ikard – Black Cowboy in Texas

John B. Jones – Commanding the Texas Rangers

Bill Jordan – Gunfighter Legend

John B. Jones – Commanding the Texas Rangers

George “Machine Gun” Kelly – Prohibition Era Outlaw

Matthew Kimes – Leader of the Kimes Gang

Jean Lafitte – A “Hero” Pirate

John M. Larn – Vigilante, Outlaw, Lawman

Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle

Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle

Sieur de La Salle – French Explorer

The Lee Gang – Murder and Thievery on the Texas Border

Joseph “Joe” S. LeFors – Fighting Battles with the Wild Bunch

Kitty Leroy – Lady Gambler & Gunfighter

Buckskin Frank Leslie – Another Tombstone Rowdy

William Sidney “Cap” Light – Texas Marshal & Soapy Smith Man

Ben Lilly: Bears, Blades & Contradictions

Wild Bill Longley – A Dangerous Man in Dangerous Times

Harry Love – Leading the California Rangers

“Cock-Eyed” Frank Loving – Dueling Gunfighter

Oliver Loving – Pioneer Cowboy

“Rowdy Joe” Lowe – Saloon Gunfighter

James “Tex” Lucas – Bank Robber & Car Thief

Bat Masterson – King of the Gun Players

William J. McGrew – A Tragic Affair in Montgomery

George McJunkin – Black Cowboy & Amateur Archaeologist

Sherman McMasters – Outlaw or Lawman?

Henry Methvin – Barrow Gang Member

James Miller – Hired Killer of the Old West

Jeff Davis Milton – Long-Term Lawman

Audie Murphy – America’s Greatest Hero

Thomas “Big Foot” O’Folliard- Jesse James Cohort

John Baker “Texas Jack” Omohundro – Cowboy Performer

Bass Outlaw – Lawman, Gunfighter, & Texas Ranger

Bass (Baz) Outlaw – Excerpt from the book Whiskey River Ranger

Martin Parmer – Woodsman Turned Texas Hero

Ferd Patterson – Living and Dying by the Gun

Junius “June” Peak – Soldier & Texas Ranger

Tom Pickett – Lawman & Outlaw

Captain Alonso Alvarez de Pineda – Spanish Explorer

Harry Longabaugh "Sundance Kid" and Etta Place

Harry Longabaugh “Sundance Kid” and Etta Place

Etta Place – Hanging With the Sundance Kid

Fannie Porter – San Antonio’s Famous Madam

William “Bill” Pickett – Texas Bull-Dogger

Pecos Bill – A Legend of the American West

John William Poe – Hunting Billy the Kid

Bass Reeves – Black Hero Marshal

Barney Riggs – Infamous West Texas Gunfighter

Johnny Ringo – Tombstone Rowdy

Buckshot Robert’s Last Stand

Ben Robertson – Lawman Turned Outlaw

A.J. Royal – One Bad Pecos County Sheriff

George Scarborough – Sheriff & U.S. Deputy Marshal

Josiah Gordon “Doc” Scurlock- Cowboy Gunfighter

John Selman – Wicked Lawman and Vicious Outlaw

Shelby County Regulators

Luke Short – A Dandy Gunfighter

Charles Siringo – Cowboy Detective

Sally Skull – The Scariest Siren in Texas

Texas John Slaughter – Taming Arizona

Six Shooter Bill Smith – Little Known Desperado

Pete Spence – Escaping the Wrath of the Earps

Texas Madam Squirrel Tooth Alice

“Texas John” Slaughter – Lawman

Dallas Stoudenmire – Taming El Paso

William E. “Billy” Sutton – Rancher, Lawman, and Gunfighter

Creed Taylor – Soldier and Ranger

John “Jack” Hays Taylor- Fighting in the Sutton-Taylor Feud

The Texas Rangers – Order Out of Chaos

Heck Thomas – Tough Law in Indian Territory

Ben Thompson – Lawman and Gunman

Ben Thompson and Other Noted Gunmen by Bat Masterson

Texas Billy Thompson – Constant Trouble

William Travis – Texas Hero Who Died at the Alamo

Joseph “Joe” W. Ventioner – U.S. Deputy Marshal

“Texas Jack” Vermillion – Old West Gunfighter

Bigfoot Wallace

Bigfoot Wallace

“Bigfoot” Wallace – A Texas Folk Hero


© Kathy Alexander/Legends of America, updated November 2022.

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