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) – Daly was a vicious thug that, along with “Three-Fingered Jack” McDowell, ran a saloon in the mining camp of Aurora, Nevada, and terrorized the town’s citizens.

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-1850s. 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 Gang, 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. On July 1, 1896, he was hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas, for murder, robbery, and rape.

Lucky 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.

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.

Timmie Dick – A Creek Indian outlaw in Indian Territory, Dick was convicted of murder and executed in 1906.

James Diggs (18??-1878) – Oklahoma murderer Diggs killed J. C. Gould, a cattle drover, for $27.00. He was hanged on December 20, 1878, at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Jerry Dillon – A New Mexico outlaw who killed Captain Paul Dowlin on May 5, 1877, nearby Fort Stanton.

Lee DixonOutlaw member of the Smith-Dixon Gang. He was wounded by Deputy James Cole upon his capture and later died in the jail hospital at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Cornelius “Lame Johnny” Donahue, aka: John A. Hurley (1850-1878) – A road agent operating in the Black Hills, he was arrested, but before he could be taken to jail, he was hanged by a vigilante.