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John Heath lynched in Arizona

John Heath lynched in Arizona

John Heath (or Heith) (1851-1884) – After receiving only life in prison for a brutal robbery and murder, Heath was lynched in Tombstone, Arizona.

Marion Hedgepeth (1856-1910) – Known as the “Handsome Bandit,” the “Debonair Bandit,” and the “Montana Bandit,” Hedgepeth was a dapper dressing outlaw train robber, hired gun, and killer who operated throughout the American West.

William Hedges, aka: Pawnee Bill – An outlaw, he was listed in a Las Vegas, New Mexico poster warning all “Thieves, Thugs, Fakirs and Bunko-Steerers” to leave town before 10 p.m. or be invited to “a Grand Neck Tie Party.”

Art Hefferman – An outlaw who shot a man at Virginia City, Montana in March 1871 and was lynched by vigilantes.

Bill Heffridge – Outlaw member of the Sam Bass Gang in 1877, he was killed in Kansas during a gun battle.

Augustus “Gus” Heffron – An outlaw and friend of the outlaw Dave Crockett, he was captured in the gun battle with lawmen at Cimarron, New Mexico in October 1876, where Crockett was killed. He escaped and was not heard from again.

Levi Boone Helm

Levi Boone Helm

Boone Helm (1823-1864) – An outlaw member of Henry Plummer’s gang called the Innocents. Helm was hanged in Virginia City, Montana by vigilantes

Davenport Helm (18??-1855) – Outlaw cousin to Boone Helm, he was killed in Sonoma County, California.

Jack Helm – A lawman, gunfighter, and outlaw, he fought for the Suttons in the Sutton-Taylor Feud in Texas. His posse killed Hays Taylor on August 23, 1869.  In retaliation, he was later killed by John Hardin and Jim Taylor in July 1873.

Bill Henderson (18??-1876) – Leader of a rustling gang near Fort Griffin, Texas, a posse was sent in heavy pursuit after they stole more than two dozen horses from a local ranch. The gang soon fled to Dodge City, Kansas, but Henderson and others were arrested by Sheriff Charlie Bassett. They were soon returned to Albany, Texas, Shackelford County seat and were lynched.

Wall Henderson – An outlaw, he was shot and killed on November 14, 1871, by John W. Stinson in Elizabethtown, New Mexico

Mariano Hernandez – An outlaw, he was lynched in 1850 after killing a man in San Jose, California.

Sam Pipes, on left, and Albert Henderson, on right shortly after they were released from prison

Sam Pipes, on left, and Albert Henderson, on right shortly after they were released from prison

Albert Herndon – Albert Herndon was an outlaw member of the Sam Bass Gang who participated in the train robbery in Mesquite Springs, Texas. He was sent to Sing Sing prison in New York and afterward disappeared in history.

Nestor Herrera – An outlaw member of Vicente Silva’s White Caps Gang in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Bob Herring – A Texas outlaw and member of Joe Baker’s gang, he stole horses from 1885-1894 and was imprisoned for 35 years following a gunfight at Dallas in 1899.

Joe Hetherington – An Englishman outlaw, he was lynched by vigilantes in San Francisco, California on July 29, 1856.

Milt Hicks – An outlaw in Arizona and New Mexico.

George Hilderman, aka: The Great American Pie-Eater – An outlaw, he was a member of Henry Plummer’s gang of Innocents.

Frank Hill – An outlaw and rustler who was killed by a posse in New Mexico in March 1880.

Owen D. Hill (18??-1888) – A black outlaw in Indian Territory, he murdered his wife and mother-in-law. Convicted of murder, he was sentenced to die. He was hanged in Fort Smith, Arkansas on April 27, 18 88.

Tom Hill, aka: Tom Chelson (18??-1878) – An outlaw and gunfighter, he went by the name of Tom Chelson when he was rustling cattle in Texas. He soon made his way to New Mexico and became Jesse Evans’ right-hand man. In October 1877, Hill and Evans, along with several other outlaws raided the Tunstall and Brewer ranches in Lincoln County, New Mexico. Aggressively pursued by the local authorities they were soon captured and placed in the Lincoln County Jail. However, they escaped when more than 30 of the cohorts busted them out of jail. Hill was said to have been one of the instigators in the killing of John Tunstall in February 1878, which ignited the Lincoln County War. However, Hill would not live long enough to fight in much of the “war,” as he was killed on March 13, 1878, while robbing a sheep camp.

Clarence Browler Hite (1862-1883) – Born in Logan County, Kentucky to George B. Hite and Nancy James Hite, Clarence was the first cousin of Frank and Jesse James. Hite joined the James Gang, where he is credited with participating in the Blue Cut, Missouri train robbery, as well as commandeering the train engine at the Winston, Missouri robbery in 1881. On February 11, 1882, he was arrested in Kentucky for the Winston robbery and returned to Missouri. He plead guilty on July 15th, rather than go through a trial, and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Shortly after he was released, he died of tuberculosis.

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