Old West Outlaw List – D

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Christopher “Kit” Dalton, aka: Charles Bell, Thomas Mabry (18??-1920) – An outlaw and second cousin of the Dalton brothers, Kit robbed and looted along the North-South border during the Civil War and claimed he rode with both the James and Bass Gangs. He died in 1920.

Daltons Dead

Daltons Dead

Emmett Dalton, aka: Charley McLaughlin (1871-1937) – Outlaw member of the Dalton Gang, he survived the raid on Coffeyville, Kansas but was shot and captured while attempting to rescue his brother Bob. He served over fourteen years in prison, moved to Hollywood, California and wrote a book about the Dalton Gang.

Grattan “Grat” Dalton (1865-1892) – Served as a Kansas deputy marshal before turning outlaw, robbing banks and trains with the Dalton Gang.  He was killed during the Coffeyville, Kansas bank robbery attempt on October 5, 1892.

Robert “Bob” Dalton (1868-1892) – Served as a lawman before forming the Dalton Gang in 1891. He was killed during the Coffeyville, Kansas bank robbery attempt on October 5, 1892.

William “Bill” Dalton (1866-1894) – Serving in the California legislature before turning outlaw, Bill joined Bill” Doolin’s gang after the death of his brothers. He became a leader of the Doolin-Dalton Gang and was killed by lawmen on June 8, 1894.

J. Frank Dalton, aka: Happy Jack – An outlaw who was wanted in Limestone County, Texas in 1886 for horse theft. He later claimed he was Jesse James.

John Daly (1839-1864) – Arriving in Aurora, Nevada from California in the early1860s as a hired gun, Daly soon hooked up with “Three-Fingered Jack” McDowell and the two ran an unsavory saloon and operated the Daly Gang which terrorized the Nevada gold fields between Aurora and Carson City. Using scare tactics known as “criminal vigilantism,” they lynched anyone who resisted. The saloon quickly became known as a place where beatings, gunfights, mayhem, and murder were the norm. McDowell, Daly and two other men named William Buckley and Jim Masterson, bullied the town and cheated any card players that were foolish enough to frequent McDowell’s saloon. However, after the gang cut a man’s throat and threw him into Aurora’s dusty street, the fed-up citizens formed a vigilante group and attacked McDowell’s saloon on February 5, 1864. Dragging McDowell, Daly, Buckley, and Masterson from the saloon, they locked them up while they quickly constructed a gallows. A short time later, all for men were hanged outside Armory Hall in Aurora.

Boston Damewood – A California outlaw and highwayman, he was lynched by a mob of 200 in Los Angeles. Bill Daniels – Led a gang of outlaws who robbed the Tucumcari, New Mexico bank and shot a boy who was holding his hands in the air.

Pancho Daniel (18??-1858) – Along with Juan Flores, led the Flores-Daniels Gang in raids of southern California during the mid 1850’s. He was hanged for his crimes on November 30, 1858.

Isom Dart

Isom Dart

Isom Dart aka: Ned Huddleston (1849-1900) – Born into slavery in Arkansas, Dart drifted into Texas, then Colorado, where he began to rustle cattle. He was shot dead on October 3, 1900, by Tom Horn.

Emmet R. Daugherty – The nephew of Henry Starr, Daugherty attempted murder in Oklahoma.

Roy Daugherty “Arkansas Tom Jones” (1871-1924) – An outlaw and member of the Doolin-Dalton GGang,he was captured at Ingalls, Oklahoma and served seventeen years in prison. Upon his release, he returned to a life of crime and was killed by law officers on August 16, 1924.

Jim DavenportTexas outlaw and cowboy, Davenport was accused of killing Elk Hereford. When the Texas Rangers tried to apprehend him in Cotulla, Texas in 1899, he fought them and was killed.

Andrew Jackson “Big Jack” Davis (??-1877) – A stagecoach and train robber, he was killed by a Wells-Fargo shotgun messenger while trying to rob a stagecoach in Nevada.

George Davis – See Dolly Graham

Frog Davis – Killed Sheriff Jim Musgrove in the Cherokee Nation of Indian Territory. He was convicted and hanged for the crime.

Jack Davis (1845?-1879?) – An outlaw and friend of Bill Longley, Davis and robbed trains with Sam Bass and Joel Collins.

John Davis (18??-1884) – Killed a boy named William Bullock, at Brownswood, Texas. Arrested by Heck Thomas, he was convicted and hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas on July 11, 1884.

Lewis Davis – (18??-1896) – Creek Indian outlaw and member of the Rufus Buck Gang. He was hanged on July 1, 1896, at Fort Smith, Arkansas for murder, robbery, and rape.

Lucky Davis (18??-1896) – Creek Indian outlaw and member of the Rufus Buck Gang. Was hanged on July 1, 1896 at Fort Smith, Arkansas for murder, robbery, and rape.

Curtis DaysonOutlaw member of the Cook Gang in Indian Territory, he was captured after a bank robbery.

Pony Deal (or Diehl) – A former member of the John Kinney Gang, Diehl joined the  Jesse Evans Gang during New Mexico’s Lincoln County War. Afterward, he went to Arizona and joined the Clanton Cowboys. He was sought after by Wyatt Earp during the Earp Vendetta Ride but wasn’t found. He claimed to have killed John O’Rourke in 1882 after O’Rourke allegedly killed his friend, Johnny Ringo.

Ollie “Big Nose George” Deetz (1850-1889) – Deetz became the marshal of Manhattan, Colorado in May 1887. Manhattan was a gold mining camp in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in northwestern Larimer County. Like other mining camps of the time, it had a lawless element and city authorities hired Deetz to “get rid of it.” He seemingly happily complied, killing three men his first night on the job and collecting a $100 bounty on each man. He continued to “rid” the town of its seedier characters, hanging some of them after planting evidence. A year later he moved northward to Wyoming, and following an alleged bank robbery, he was lynched at Rock Creek on October 5, 1889.

William E. Delaney, aka: Bill Johnson; Morman Bill (1856-1884) – An outlaw suspected of murder in Pennsylvania, he fled to the west where he joined a gang in Arizona. He was captured by Deputy Ben Daniels and hanged in Tombstone in March 1884.

Tom Deloach – Shot and killed Joe Holland in September 1885 outside of EI Paso, Texas.

Dan Demmons – Led an outlaw gang in Texas and New Mexico in the 1870s. He was captured in 1880.

Boyd Dempster – A New Mexico outlaw, he was shot and killed in Georgetown, New Mexico, on December 26, 1881by Deputy Sheriff Glasgow.

Patas de Rana, aka: El Coyote – Outlaw member of Vicente Silva’s White Caps Gang in Las Vegas, New Mexico, he shot and killed Vicente Silva on orders of the gang on May 19, 1895. The gang’s breakup came after one of them was ordered hanged by the gang court.

James Devine, aka: Jones, James Johnson, Curran – New Mexico outlaw lynched in Raton on April 16, 1881.

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