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Erastus "Red" Yeager

Erastus “Red” Yeager

Erastus “Red” Yager (or Yeager) (1831-1864) – An outlaw and messenger for Sheriff Henry Plummer’s gang, the Innocents, he would reveal the identities of Plummer and his gang. He was lynched in January 1864 by Montana Vigilantes.

Oliver “Ol” Yantis (18??-1892) –  In Oklahoma, Oliver made the acquaintance of George “Bitter Creek” Newcomb, who soon recruited him into the Doolin-Dalton Gang.

Dick Yeager – See Nathaniel Ellsworth Wyatt

Code (or Cole) Young, aka: Cole Estes, Bob Harris, Tom Harris

Code (or Cole) Young, aka: Cole Estes, Bob Harris, Tom Harris

Code (or Cole) Young, aka: Cole Estes, Bob Harris, Tom Harris (1872-1896) – Hailing from Texas, Young was working as a cowboy near Roswell, New Mexico before joining up with the Will “Black Jack” Christian’s High Fives Gang.

Granville Young (18??-1845) – Outlaw member of a gang operating along the Mississippi River. Hanged in Rock Island County, Illinois.

William Young – A New Mexico outlaw Young was hanged in March, 1881 in Silver City.

James “Jim” Younger (1848-1902) – Member of the James-Younger Gang, was sent to prison and killed himself shortly after paroled.

John Harrison Younger (1851-1874) – Member of the James-Younger Gang, was killed in a shoot-out with Pinkerton Agents.

Robert “Bob” Ewing Younger (1853-1889) – Member of the James-Younger Gang, was sent to prison and died there of tuberculosis.

Thomas Coleman “Cole” Younger (1844-1916) – Member of the James-Younger Gang, he was sent to prison, paroled, and spent the rest of his life as an honest man.

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Robert Zachary – A road agent in Montana and thought to have been a member of Henry Plummer’s gang of Innocents. He was hanged by Montana Vigilantes.

 

By Kathy Weiser-Alexander, updated May 2018.

 

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