Old West Outlaw List – B

Ben Bowlegs, aka: Ben Billy, Williams – Oklahoma outlaw captured by Bass Reeves.

Charley Bowlegs – Son of Seminole Chief Billy Bowlegs, Charley was wanted for murder. He committed suicide.

Black Bart, Outlaw

Black Bart, Outlaw

Charles E. Bowles, aka: Black Bart, Charles E. Boles, T.Z. Spalding (1830-1917?) – Best known as Black Bart, this Old West 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 California and southern Oregon during the 1870s and 1880s.

Reuben “Rube” H. Boyce – An outlaw in Kimble County, Texas, Boyd led a gang of rustlers. He was arrested for murder on January 24, 1878.

Thomas M. Boyd, Jr. – A New Mexico outlaw, Boyd shot and killed John Foundation in Lake Valley on August 15, 1884.

Robert H. Boyle, aka: Homsburg – A New Mexico outlaw, Boyle shot Pat Slavin in Magdalena, New Mexico on May 28, 1881.

“Sport” Boyle – A gunman and outlaw, Boyle was a member of the Dodge City Gang in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Adam Brady – An outlaw in Indian Territory, Brady was brought in by U.S. Deputy Marsha, Bass Reeves.

Jack Brady – An outlaw in 1892, Brady stole $50,000 from a Wells Fargo stagecoach and was killed by a detective.

Abner Brasfield – At the age of 22, Brasfield killed Arkansas 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 Arkansas prison. After his release, he served as a peace officer in Eufaula, Oklahoma.

William Brazzleton (18??-1878) – Robbed stagecoaches in Arizona while wearing various disguises until he was killed in August 1878.

Henry Brent – A Montana, Brent was run out of Bannack, by vigilantes. He was later killed during a fight with Indians.

Joseph BrinsterTexas outlaw hanged in Isleta, Texas on July 5, 1883.

Richard “Dick” Broadwell, aka: Texas Jack, John Moore (18??-1892) – Member of the Dalton Gang. Killed at the Coffeyville, Kansas raid. Dick Broadwell was from a prominent family near Hutchinson, Kansas and at the opening of Oklahoma Territory, he staked a claim to a homestead in the Cowboy Flats area. There, he met and a young lady who owned the homestead next to his and asked her to marry him. After their marriage, she persuaded him to sell both claims and move with her to Fort Worth, Texas, where she disappeared with their money. The embittered Broadwell returned to the Indian Territory and started work on the ranches where he met the members of the Dalton Gang. Soon, he was robbing banks and trains throughout Kansas and Oklahoma. He was killed during the attempted double bank robbery in Coffeyville, Kansas on October 5, 1892. His family claimed his body and returned with it to Hutchinson, Kansas. However, he was buried at night in an unmarked grave. The exact location is unknown but is most likely somewhere in the Broadwell plot in the Hutchinson Cemetery.

Curly Bill Brocius

Curly Bill Brocius

William B. “Curly Bill” Brocious (1845-1882) – An outlaw leader of the Clanton Gang of Arizona, 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 EarpWyatt soon caught up with him and killed him on March 24, 1882.

Calvert Brock, aka: Will Waldrip, Joe Jackson, Henry Davis (1860-1890) – Born on July 13, 1860, Brock and his brother, W.L., joined the Burrow Gang in 1888 and aided the notorious brothers in a number of train robberies in Texas and Alabama. He was identified as one of the outlaws when the Burrow Gang robbed the Mobile & Ohio train on September 26, 1889. After a substantial reward was posted for him, he was arrested on a train in Columbus, Mississippi in July,1890. After a quick conviction, he was sentenced to a long prison term. However, he committed suicide on November 10, 1890 ,by jumping from the fourth tier of the cell block.

“Bronco Charlie” – A Montana outlaw, Charlie was lynched by vigilantes near Miles City in the late 1880s.

William “Billy” L. Brooks, aka: “Buffalo Bill” (1832-1874)Lawman turned, Brooks was lynched in Caldwell, Kansas in 1874.

Hank Brophy – Cattle rustler in New Mexico.

Ben BrownOklahoma member of the Christian Gang.

George W. Brown (18??-1864) – An alleged outlaw, Brown was said to have been associated with Henry Plummer’s gang of Innocents. Probably born in Minnesota, he grew up to marry a Sioux woman and the couple had several children. During the Minnesota river uprising, he served as a scout under Lieutenant Colonel William Rainey Marshall. By 1863, Brown had found his way to Montana, where he was said to have been an influential member of the ruthless gang of road agents called the Innocents. On January 4, 1864, he and Erastus “Red” Yager were the first two victims of the newly organized  Montana Vigilantes. They were both hanged in Laurin, Montana, about 11 miles northwest of Virginia City.  

Henry Newton Brown (1857-1884) – A member of Billy the Kid’s Gang, Brown eventually turned lawman and became the city marshal of Caldwell, Kansas. Later, he turned again and was hanged.

Hoodoo Brown (18??-??) – See Hyman G. Neill

Joseph Brown (18??-1844) – Along with John McDaniel, he plundered Mexican wagon trains on the Santa Fe Trail and was hanged in St. Louis, Missouri on August 16, 1844.

Robert C. “Bob” Brown – Brown along with a gang of thieves attempted to rob a train at Fairbanks, Arizona in 1900. He was captured and sent to prison at Yuma. After his release he disappeared.

“Long-Haired Sam” Brown – A gunman and outlaw in the Nevada mining camps, Brown killed fifteen men and was shot and killed on July 7, 1861.

W.E. BrownTexas Brown was shot and killed by Sheriff Turnbo on September  6, 1887 ,in Pecos, Texas.

William “Billy” Brown – A gunman, Brown killed his best friend, Robert Tate, on August 19, 1880 ,near Fort Sill, Oklahoma. 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 Texas, and hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas on September 9, 1881.

William Browning – An train robber in Illinois in the 1900s, Browning was killed in Texas while robbing a bank.

“Tex” Brunton – With the law on his tail, Brunton fled from Texas, to California and Oklahoma.

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.

Roscoe “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.

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