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Robert Woodson Hite, member of the James Gang

Robert Woodson Hite, member of the James Gang

Robert Woodson Hite (1848-1881) – The first cousin of Frank and Jesse James, Wood rode for “Bloody Bill” Anderson during the Civil War. Later, he joined the James Gang and was killed by Robert Ford, another gang member.

Joseph Hlavaty – An accomplice to Pretty Boy Floyd and Fred Hildebrand.

Thomas J. Hodges, aka: Tom Bell, The Outlaw Doc (1825-1856) – Thomas J. Hodges, who was also known as Tom Bell, and the “Outlaw Doc” was a physician, stagecoach robber, and leader of an outlaw gang in California.

Foster “The Kid” Holbrook – Outlaw member of the Christian Gang, he was captured in 1895 a short time after the killing of Deputy Sheriff W.C. Turner.

Lewis Holder (18??-1894) – An Oklahoma outlaw, Holder was convicted of robbing and killing George Bickford and was hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas on July 25, 1894.

H.H. Holmes – Herman Webster Mudgett (1861-1896), better known by the name of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes or more commonly, H. H. Holmes,  was a prolific serial killer who operated in the late 19th century.

Russ Holloway – An outlaw, he killed a man in 1879 in Earth County, Texas and fled. He returned in 1927 and surrendered himself but was released as no indictment was standing.

Reimund Holzhay, aka: Black Bart – A German immigrant and outlaw, was captured in 1889 while robbing a train single-handedly. He received a life sentence.

Joe Horner – See Frank M. Canton

Tom Horn

Tom Horn

Thomas Horn, aka: James Hicks (1860-1903) – A gunfighter and lawman, he turned outlaw when he began to offer his “services” for hire and was hanged on November 20, 1903.

Eddie House – New Mexico outlaw charged with the murder of a Lincoln County sheepherder but was acquitted in 1881.

Thomas Jefferson House, aka: Tom Henry – An outlaw and horse thief, he killed Joe Carson, constable of Las Vegas, New Mexico, on January 22, 1880 (or 1884). He was lynched on February 7.

Walter Hovey, aka: Fatly Ryan – Outlaw member of the Black Jack Ketchum Gang.

Charles Howard – Outlaw member of the Robert McKemie Gang, he was captured in 1878 along with McKemie.

James “Tex” Howard, aka: Tex Willis, Jack Howard – An outlaw, he was the scout for a Bisbee, Arizona, robbery in 1883 during which, several people were killed. Howard was arrested and hanged in 1884.

Joe Howard – An alleged outlaw and horse thief, he was lynched in 1873 at Franklin, Missouri.

“Big Dan” Howland – An outlaw, Howland murdered J.W. Lacy, a relative of Ike Stockton in May 1881 at the insistence of the vigilantes in Farmington, New Mexico.

Joe Hubert, aka: Joe Roberts – An outlaw, rustled cattle in 1877 near Hillsboro, New Mexico, and was convicted of mail robbery.

Jim Hughes – An Arizona and New Mexico outlaw, he died on November 2, 1899.

Wilson “Texas Jack” Hughes – Outlaw member of the Ike Stockton Gang.

Della Humby – A black outlaw in Indian Territory, he was wanted for murdering his wife and killed Sergeant James Guy of the Chickasaw Mounted Police. Arrested, he was tried at Fort Smith, Arkansas. In the first trial he was found guilty, but on appeal, he was acquitted.

O.V. Humphreys – After killing a man named John Allen, he then wounded his wife and committed suicide in Apache, Oklahoma.

“Humpy Jack” – An alleged outlaw, he was shot and killed in his cabin in 1884 by the vigilante Montana Stranglers.

Richard “Zwing” Hunt (1858-1882) – An outlaw, he robbed the Tombstone Mining and Milling Co. with Billy “the Kid” Grounds and killed M.C. Peel. U.S. Deputy Marshal William Breakenridge killed Grounds and wounded Hunt. Hunt escaped later only to be killed by Apache Indians a short time later.

Bill “Tex” Hunter – An outlaw, Hunter was a member of Ike Stockton’s Gang.

Bill Hunter (18??-1864) – An outlaw and member of the Henry Plummer’s gang of Innocents in the 1860s. He was the last of the gang to be lynched by the Montana Vigilantes.


By Kathy Weiser-Alexander, updated December 2018.


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Also See:

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Story of the Outlaw – Study of the Western Desperado

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