Old West Outlaw List – G

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M.H. Bud Galbreath, aka Gelbrath, Galbraith, and Marion C. Cook – An outlaw and companion of Ike Stockton, also rang with the John Wesley Hardin gang. At age 17, in June of 1874, he murdered Bosque County Sheriff Deputy Jabez C. Pierson while escaping arrest for rape. He was captured in Indian Territory in 1897 and tried in 1898. The jury said that while he was guilty, the offense was more than three years prior, and they let him go.

Jack Gallager Headstone

Jack Gallager Headstone

Jack Gallagher, aka Three-Fingered Jack (18??-1864) – Deputy Sheriff in Bannack, Montana, and thought to have been a member of Henry Plummer’s gang of Innocents. He was hanged by Montana Vigilantes.

Bill “Barney” Gallagher – A New Mexico outlaw, he was killed in 1876 by John Slaughter in South Springs, New Mexico.

Leandro Gallegos – Outlaw member of Vicente Silva’s White Caps Gang of Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Nestor Gallegos – Outlaw member of Vicente Silva’s White Caps Gang of Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Manuel Garcia, aka Three-Fingered Jack (??-1853)Joaquin Murrieta’s right-hand man.

Pete Garfias – An outlaw, he allegedly robbed a train in 1883 and was killed in a battle.

Joe Garrett – Outlaw member of the Ike Stockton Gang.

Joe George – An Arizona outlaw, he, along with Grant Wheeler, allegedly robbed a Southern & Pacific train near Willcox.

Bill Gibbs, aka The Panther of the Boston Mountains – An outlaw, he killed five men and was shot and killed by a lawman.

Augustus M. “Gus” Gildea (18??-1935) – A lawman, cowboy, and later an outlaw, Gildea served as a Texas Ranger and deputy sheriff in Texas before joining up with Selman’s Scouts following the turmoil of the Lincoln County War in New Mexico.

Jim Gilliland – An accused rustler, Gilliand joined the Oliver Lee faction in the Lee-Good feud in Tularosa, New Mexico.

Charles Glass – Bank Robber Glass was killed in a bank hold-up with George Birdwell in Boley, Oklahoma.

Reason Goble(s) – A member of Selman’s Scouts following the turmoil of the Lincoln County War in New Mexico, he disappeared in 1879 into Texas.

William Goings – An Oklahoma outlaw and murderer, he was executed in the Choctaw Nation of Indian Territory on July 13, 1899.

Clarence Goldsby – Oklahoma outlaw and brother of “Cherokee Bill” Goldsby, he killed U.S. Deputy Marshal Ike Rogers.

Cherokee Bill

Cherokee Bill

Crawford “Cherokee Bill” Goldsby (1876-1896) – Crawford Goldsby, better known as Cherokee Bill, was an Old West outlaw responsible for the murders of eight men while he and his gang terrorized Indian Territory for over two years.

Manuel Gonzolez y Blea, aka: EI MelladoOutlaw member of Vicente Silva’s White Caps Gang of Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Marcus GonzalesOutlaw Gonzales was captured and jailed in La Veta, Colorado. A short time later, he was lynched by a mob in July 1877.

Martin Gonzolez y Blea, aka: EI MoroOutlaw member of Vicente Silva’s White Caps Gang of Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Luther Goodall – A bank robber in Oklahoma.

William Goodman – A New Mexico outlaw, Goodman escaped from a Las Vegas, New Mexico jail along with Dave Rudabaugh and Joshua Webb on December 3, 1881.

Lon Gordon (18??-1894)Outlaw member of the Bill Cook Gang in Oklahoma, he was killed near Sapulpa, Oklahoma, after the Chandler bank robbery.

Tom Grady – A New Mexico outlaw, Grady rustled cattle and murdered John Carney on December 14, 1885, in Lake Valley, New Mexico.

Albert “Abbs” Graham, aka Charles Graves, Ace Carr – An outlaw member of the Jesse Evans Gang, Graham robbed throughout New Mexico and West Texas. He was arrested but died or left the country, as he never appeared in court.

Charles Graham, aka Bud Davis – Outlaw member of the Jesse Evans Gang and brother of Abbs, he was captured and accused of killing a man while shooting up Jonesboro, New Mexico.

Dollay Graham, aka George Davis, George Graves – An outlaw and one of the Graham brothers who rode with Jesse Evans in Lincoln County, New Mexico. He was killed when the gang was captured in West Texas.

William “Whiskey Bill” Graves – A road agent in Montana, Graves was said to have been a member of Henry Plummer’s gang of Innocents. When Montana Vigilantes began to round up the known outlaws in Bannack and Virginia City and hang them, Graves took off to the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana. However, when Red Yager fingered him to the Montana Vigilantes, they went after him, capturing him at Fort Owen near present-day Stevensville on January 26, 1864. Graves made no resistance but refused to confess. The vigilantes then tied one end of a rope around his neck, threw the other over a stout limb, and forced him to mount a horse behind another vigilante. The horse was then spurred as the vigilante yelled, “So long, Bill,” and Graves was lifted behind him to hang by his neck.

James Greathouse, aka Whiskey Jim – A former deputy sheriff labeled an outlaw by ranger Patrick Garrett, ran a way station on the White Oaks-Las Vegas, New Mexico, road. Shot to death southeast of Socorro.

Richard Green – Oklahoma horse thief and member of Sam Green’s Gang.

Sam Green – Led an outlaw gang in Oklahoma. He killed Sheriff Jack Bullard and Deputy Sheriff Cogburn in Roger Mills County.

Tom Green – An outlaw, he was indicted for murder in 1877 in Parker County, Texas.

Jacob Franklin Gregg (1844-1906) – Born to Jacob and Nancy Gregg in Jackson County, Missouri, on March 22, 1844, he grew up to serve under William Quantrill during the Civil War. Afterward, he joined the James-Younger Gang. He was with the gang in their first robbery of the Clay County Savings Association in Liberty, Missouri, on February 13, 1866. In March 1869, he was arrested in Independence, Missouri, for killings made during the war. However, during his trial in Lexington, Missouri, he was acquitted partly due to the intercession of General Jo Shelby. On February 11, 1872, he married Sallie C. Gilliland and, that same year moved to Texas. He died there on August 26, 1906.

Ben Griffith – A guerilla outlaw under Cullen Baker in the Texas reconstruction war, was killed by three citizens of Glarkville in 1868.

Black Hills, South Dakota Stagecoach

Black Hills, South Dakota Stagecoach

William “Curley” Grimes (1850-1879) – The Cheyenne and Black Hills Stage & Express Company, which ran between Deadwood, South Dakota, and Cheyenne, Wyoming, traveled one of the most dangerous routes in the American West due to its frequent hold-ups and hostile Sioux Indians. Curley Grimes, one of the most conspicuous road agents guilty of holding up the stage, had been making a “career” in the Black Hills as a bandit for about two years. Having also been accused of stealing U.S. Mail from the stages, Special Agent William H. Llewellyn and U.S. Deputy Marshal Boone May were sent to capture him in 1979. He was arrested without incident when the two officers caught up with the road agent halfway between Rapid City and Fort Meade. However, when Grimes attempted to escape later in the day, he was shot and killed by Boone May.

Albert Gross, aka John Gunter – An outlaw member of the Jesse Evans Gang, he was captured by Texas Rangers near Shafter, Texas, on July 3, 1880. Later, he escaped briefly but was recaptured by Ranger Sam Graham.

Billy Grounds (1862-1882) – His real name was said to have been Burtcher. Billy was born in Texas but left and headed westward in 1881, landing in New Mexico and Arizona. He soon hooked up with the likes of the Clanton Gang and began rustling cattle. He soon moved on to bigger things, and on March 25, 1882, he and another outlaw named Zwing Hunt attempted to rob the Tombstone Mining and Milling Company in Charleston, Arizona. After being challenged, they shot and killed a man before panicking and taking off without a dime. Within no time, U.S. Deputy Marshal William Breakenridge gathered a posse and began to track the two killers. Finding them at the Jack Chandler Ranch near Tombstone, a Breakenridge had killed Billy Grounds, and Zwing Hunt had been wounded. Unfortunately, one deputized man, John Gillespie, was also dead. The other two posse members were wounded but would recover. Outlaw Zwing Hunt escaped three weeks later, only to be killed by Apache Indians.

Buck Guyse – A lawman and outlaw, he deserted the Texas Rangers and fled to New Mexico where he was arrested by Pat Garrett.

© Kathy Alexander/Legends of America, updated March 2023.


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