Old West Outlaw List – C

 

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Robert “Bob” Christian, aka: Tom Anderson (1868-?) – Older brother to Will “Black Jack” Christian, Bob was a member of the High Fives Gang. In 1895, he, along with his brother Will, and two other men murdered Deputy Sheriff Will Turner. All four were later arrested and tried. The two Christian brothers both received 10-year sentences. However, while Bob and Will were in the Oklahoma County jail appealing their cases, they escaped on June 30, 1895, along with two other men. During the escape, they killed Oklahoma City Police Chief Milton Jones. The brothers then fled to Arizona and New Mexico. Will Christian was killed by a posse in Arizona in 1897. Bob Christian escaped and was known to have been jailed in Fronteras, Senora, Mexico in 1897 for “shooting up the town.” After his release, he disappeared.

Will “Black Jack” Christian, aka: Ed Williams (1871-1897) – Leader of a gang of robbers called the High Fives Gang, he and his brother older brother Bob would roam Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona where they robbed banks, trains, and stagecoaches in earnest.

Willard Erastus Christianson, aka: Matt Warner, Ras Lewis (1864-1938) – Both an outlaw and a lawman, Christianson 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 Claiborn

Billy Claiborn

William 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.

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 25 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.

Archie Clement

Archie Clement

Archibald 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.

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.

Daniel “Dynamite Dick” Clifton (1865-1897) – Dan Clifton was already a wanted man before joining the Doolin Gang in 1892. Having committed robbery, safecracking, and cattle rustling in Oklahoma, lawmen were constantly on his tail.

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.

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  1. Granmother was born on a ranch out of Castle Rock, Co. 1893, Had great fear of train, indian outlaws, gunports on their house. Would put food out, access to water for Indian hunting parties. Moved to Denver around ’04.

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