Old West Lawmen List – B

Lawman Summaries (name begins with) A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Mariano Barela (18??-18??) – Mesilla County, New Mexico Sheriff and U.S. Marshal.

Dudley S. Barker – While serving as a Texas Ranger in company B, he helped break up a gang terrorizing the town of San Saba in 1897.

William “Bill” Barker – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the District Court at Muskogee, serving under Deputy Marshal Leo Bennett in 1898. Barker rode with Bud Ledbetter, Dave Adams, and Lon Davis to capture the Hughes Gang near Bristow, Oklahoma.

W.L. Barler – Served as a Texas Ranger and as the sheriff and tax collector of Terrell County, Texas,

Frank R. Barling – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas on July 1, 1880, serving under Marshal Valentine Dell.

Jerry Kannady Barling – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas on April 17, 1888, serving under Marshal Jacob Yoes. That same month, he was appointed as court bailiff of the Fort Smith federal court.

Robert F. Barling – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas, before 1896, under Marshal John Carrol.

John Barnell – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas by Marshal Jacob Yoes. He rode with U.S. Deputy Marshals

C. W. Barnett – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on June 21, 1893 in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas under Marshal George Crump.

Joe I. Barnett (18??-1882) – A Creek Lighthorse Policeman, Barnett was a part of the National Constitutional Party during what was known as the “Green Peach War,” a civil war which occurred in the Creek Nation of Indian Territory in 1882. On July 30, 1882, Barnett was one of a group of Creek Lighthorse Polecemand that tried to arrest a group of “Loyal Creeks” (the opposing party,) when the officers were attacked. Both Officer Barnett as well as the officers’ leader, Captain Sam Scott were killed.

John W. Barnett – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

A.S. BarnhillU.S. Deputy Marshal working in Indian Territory, appointed at Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1884 under Marshal Thomas Boles.

Charles Barnhill – U.S. Deputy Marshal working in Indian Territory, appointed at Fort Smith, Arkansas on August 5, 1896.

C. M. Barnes – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas on September 3, 1884 under Marshal Thomas Boles. Barnes position was chief deputy assigned to handling prisoners in the Fort Smith jail. In March of 1886, Deputy Barnes retired his office as chief deputy.

Edward Barnes – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Harry C. Barnes – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District of Arkansas in 1899 by Marshal Solomon F. Stahl.

Preston Barnes – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on May 11, 1892 in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas under Marshal Jacob Yoes.

Race Barnes – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned out of the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas by Marshal Jacob Yoes.

W. H. Barrick – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on October 5, 1889 in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas under Marshal George Crump.

Adolph P. Barrier (1844-??) – Deputy Sheriff of San Miguel County, New Mexico during the Lincoln County War. Barrier saved the lives of two men.

J.C. Barringer – Served as a Texas Ranger in 1886 under Captain G.H. Schmidt.

James Barry – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District of Arkansas in 1899 by Marshal Jacob Yoes.

Dan Bartell – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in Oklahoma Territory in 1894 under Marshal Evett Dumas Nix.

Sam Bartell – U.S. Deputy Marshal under E. D. Nix Oklahoma Territory.

Sidney A. Bartelson – U.S. Deputy Marshal in Arizona Territory commissioned on July 1, 1896.

C.C. Bartley – Served as the sheriff of Val Verde County, Texas, in 1909.

Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers

Charles Barton – Served in Company D of the Texas Rangers in 1887.

James R. Barton – Served as Los Angeles County, California Sheriff from 1852-55, and again in 1857. He and three others were killed by the the Flores-Daniels Gang when they attempted to arrest them.

J.A. Bascom (1832-1912) – Utah lawman, Provo Chief of Police, Mona town constable.

John W. Bascom (1869-1947) – Utah lawman, Uintah County Deputy Sheriff.

J. E. Basham – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in Oklahoma Territory in 1895 where he served under Marshal Evett Nix.

Charlie Bassett, Dodge City Lawman

Charlie Bassett, Dodge City Lawman

Charles “Charlie” C. Bassett (1847-1896) – Ford County Under Sheriff to Bat Masterson and later, Sheriff; Dodge City, Kansas Marshal with Wyatt and James Earp working as deputies.

F. B. Batteries – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

George Battles – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District on July 1, 1894 under Marshal George J. Crump.

Henry Baughman – U.S. Deputy Marshal in the Fort Gibson area of Oklahoma.

Wes Bauman – Worked as a U.S. Deputy Marshal in Indian Territory and worked out of Judge Isaac Parker’s courtroom in the 1880s and 1890s.

C.N. Baxter – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on December 2, 1885, in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas under Marshal George J. Crump.

J. M. Baxter –  U.S. Deputy Marshal who worked as a jailer in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was on duty when Crawford Goldsby; alias Cherokee Bill tired to escape with a gun smuggled to him by a trustee. There was a gun battle between Bill and the prison guards, in which one of the guards was killed. However, the guards were unable to disarm Bill and it was standoff. Also jailed was outlaw, Henry Starr, who was an acquaintance Cherokee Bill. Henry offered to disarm Bill if the guards would in turn promise not to kill Cherokee Bill afterwards. The promise was made and Henry entered the cell telling his friend that he had no chance of escape. Cherokee Bill gave up his revolver and Starr turned it over to the guards. This incident helped Henry to later acquire his freedom.

James M. Baxter – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on  December 2, 1885 in the Western District of  Arkansas, serving under Marshal John Carroll.

Joseph Baxter – U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Mitchell Baxter – U.S. Deputy Marshal under Marshal Jacob Yoes, commissioned on June 23, 1892 in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Monta Baxter – U.S. Deputy Marshal under Marshal George J. Crump, commissioned on October 5, 1893 in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

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