Ab Saunders Ab Saunders was an American cowboy, and at times gunman, best known for his association with Billy the Kid, Charlie Bowdre, Frank McNab, Doc Scurlock, and Saunders's cousins Frank and George Coe...
Apache Kid (Haskay-bay-nay-ntayl) Has-kay-bay-nay-ntayl (c. 1860 - after 1894), better known as The Apache Kid, was a White Mountain Apache scout and outlaw, active in the U.S. states of Arizona and New Mexico and the Mexi...
Bat Masterson William Barclay "Bat" Masterson was a figure of the American Old West known as a buffalo hunter, U.S. Marshal and Army scout, avid fisherman, gambler, frontier lawman, and sports editor and columnist for the New York Morning Telegraph.
Belle Starr Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr (February 5, 1848 – February 3, 1889), better known as Belle Starr, was a notorious American outlaw.
Ben Kilpatrick Ben Kilpatrick (January 5, 1874- March 12, 1912) was an American outlaw during the closing days of the American Old West.
Ben Thompson Ben Thompson was a gunman, gambler, and sometime lawman of the Old West.
Ben Thompson (lawman) Ben Thompson (November 2, 1843 - March 11, 1884) was a gunman, gambler, and sometimes lawman of the Old West.
Benjamin Mayfield Benjamin Mayfield (1831–187?) cowboy, miner, killed the outlaw John Mason.
Bill Doolin William "Bill" Doolin (1858 – August 24, 1896) was an American bandit and founder of the Wild Bunch, an outlaw gang that specialized in robbing banks, trains and stagecoaches in Arkansas, Oklaho...
Bill Longley (gunfighter) William Preston Longley (October 6, 1851 – October 11, 1878), also known as Wild Bill Longley, was an American Old West outlaw and gunfighter noted for his ruthless nature, speed wit...
Bill Miner Ezra Allen Miner (circa 1847 – September 2, 1913), more popularly known as Bill Miner, was a noted American criminal, originally from Bowling Green, Kentucky, who served several prison ter...
Bill Standifer Bill Standifer, also known as "Little Bill" Standifer (1853 - October 4, 1903) was a gunman and lawman of the Old West.
Bill Tilghman William Matthew "Bill" Tilghman, Jr. (4 July 1854 – 1 November 1924), was a lawman and gunfighter in the American Old West.
Billy Claiborne William F. Claiborne, was an American outlaw and gunfighter in the American Old West.
Billy Clanton Billy Clanton (1862 – October 26, 1881) was a cowboy in Cochise County, Arizona Territory.
Billy the Kid William H. Bonney, better known as Billy the Kid and also known as Henry Antrim, was a 19th-century Irish American gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War and became a frontier outlaw in the American Old West.
Billy Thompson (gunman) Billy Thompson, sometimes known as Texas Billy Thompson (1845 – September 6, 1897) was an Old West gunman and gambler, and the younger brother of the famous gunman and lawman Ben Thompson.
Black Bart (outlaw) Charles Earl Bowles (b. 1829; d.after 1888), better known as Black Bart, was an English-born American Old West outlaw noted for the poetic messages he left behind after two of his robberies.
Bob Dalton (outlaw) Robert Reddick Dalton, better known as Bob Dalton, was an American outlaw in the American Old West.
Bob Younger Robert Ewing "Bob" Younger (October 29, 1853 – September 16, 1889) was an American criminal and outlaw, the younger brother of Cole, Jim and John Younger.
Buckshot Roberts Andrew L. "Buckshot" Roberts was an American buffalo hunter, frontiersman and cowboy whose last stand against the Lincoln County Regulators during the Gunfight of Blazer's Mills near Lincoln, Ne...
Buffalo Bill William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman.
Calamity Jane Martha Jane Canary, better known as Calamity Jane, was an American frontierswoman, and professional scout known for her claim of being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok, but also for having gained fame fighting Indians.
Cattle Annie Anna Emmaline McDoulet, known as Cattle Annie (November 29, 1882 - November 7, 1978), was a young outlaw in the American Old West, most associated with Jennie Stevens, or Little Britches.
Charlie Bowdre Charles Bowdre (1848 – December 23, 1880) was an American cowboy and outlaw.
Charlie Storms Charlie Storms (1820/21?-1881) was a professional gunfighter and gambler of the Old West, who is best known for having been killed in a gunfight with Luke Short in Tombstone, Arizona.
Christopher Evans (outlaw) Christopher "Chris" Evans (1847–1917), a native of Bell's Corner near Ottawa, Canada, was an American farmer and teamster turned outlaw.
Chunk Colbert Chunk Colbert (died January 7, 1874) was an Old West gunman, known for having been killed by noted gunfighter Clay Allison.
Clarence L. Maxwell Clarence L. Maxwell, known as Gunplay Maxwell (1860 - August 23, 1909) was a late 19th-century Old West gunfighter and businessman from Boston, Massachusetts.
Clay Allison Robert Clay Allison (September 2, 1840 – July 3, 1887) was a Texas cattle rancher and gunfighter.
Commodore Perry Owens Commodore Perry Owens (July 29, 1852 - May 10, 1919) was an American-born lawman and gunfighter of the Old West.
Cullen Baker Cullen Montgomery Baker (June 23, 1835-January 1869), was a Tennessee-born Texas and Arkansas desperado whose gang is alleged to have killed hundreds of people including former slaves during the...
Dallas Stoudenmire Dallas Stoudenmire was an American Old West gunman and lawman, who gained fame for a brief gunfight that was later dubbed the "Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight". Although lesser known than many others from the Old West called gunfighters, his name is becoming more prominent.
Dan Bogan Dan Bogan (1860 - after 1889) was an American gunfighter and outlaw of the American Old West, who today is considered to have been one of the most underrated gunmen of the 19th century west.
Dan Tucker (lawman) Dan Tucker, better known as "Dangerous Dan" Tucker, (1849 - unknown), is a little-known lawman and gunfighter of the Old West.
Dave Rudabaugh David Rudabaugh (July 14, 1854 – February 18, 1886), was an outlaw and gunfighter in the American Old West.
Doc Holliday John Henry "Doc" Holliday (August 14, 1851 – November 8, 1887) was an American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist of the American Old West who is usually remembered for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and his involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Doc Scurlock Josiah Gordon "Doc" Scurlock was an American Old West figure, cowboy and gunfighter.
Frank Coe (Lincoln County War) Frank Coe (1851–1931) was an Old West cowboy and for a time gunman in the company of Billy the Kid, as a member of the Lincoln County Regulators.
Frank James Alexander Franklin "Frank" James (January 10, 1843 – February 18, 1915) was an American soldier, guerrilla and outlaw.
Frank Loving Frank Loving, sometimes called "Cockeyed" Frank Loving was an Old West gambler and gunman.
Frank M. Canton Josiah Horner, better known as Frank M. Canton, was a famous American Old West lawman, gunslinger, cowboy and at one point in his life, an outlaw.
Frank McLaury Frank McLaury (March 3, 1848 - October 26, 1881) was a ranch hand in the American Old West.
Frank McNab Frank McNab was a member of the Regulators who fought on behalf of John Tunstall during the Lincoln County War.
Frank Stilwell Frank C. Stilwell (1856 – March 20, 1882) was an outlaw Cowboy who killed at least two men in Cochise County during 1877–1882.
Franklin Leslie Nashville Franklin Leslie (1842 - c1930) was a lawman, U.S. Army scout, gambler, and an outlaw.
Fred Waite Fred Waite,, was a Chickasaw cowboy who joined Billy the Kid's gang.
George Coe (Lincoln County War) George Washington Coe (1856–1941) was an Old West cowboy and for a time gunman alongside Billy the Kid during the Lincoln County War.
George Contant George Contant, aka George Contant Sontag (1864 - date of death unknown), was an outlaw of the American West known mostly for train robberies.
Gunfighter Gunfighter and gunslinger, are literary words, used in cinema or literature, referring to men in the American Old West who had gained a reputation as being dangerous with a gun and has participated in gunfights and shootouts. Gunman was a common term used for these individuals in the 19th century.
Hank Vaughan Henry Clay Vaughn aka Hank Vaughn was born to Alexander and Elizabeth Vaughan in the Willamette Valley of Oregon Territory.
Harvey Logan Harvey Alexander Logan (1867 – June 17, 1904), also known as Kid Curry, was an American outlaw and gunman who rode with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid's infamous Wild Bunch gang.
Henry Newton Brown Henry Newton Brown was an American Old West gunman who played the roles of both lawman and outlaw during his life.
Hoodoo Brown Hyman G. Neill, better known as Hoodoo Brown, was the leader of the Dodge City Gang in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1879 and early 1880.
Ike Clanton Ike Clanton was a member of a loosely associated group of outlaws known as the The Cowboys that had ongoing conflicts with lawmen Wyatt, Virgil, Morgan Earp and Doc Holliday.
Jack McCall John "Jack" McCall (1852 or 1853–March 3, 1877), also known as "Crooked Nose Jack" or "Broken Nose Jack", was the murderer of Old West legend James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok, shootin...
James Riley (gunman) James Riley (1853-?) was a young man from Kansas who, on August 19, 1871 was the deciding factor in a little-known but deadly gunfight, which became known as the Gunfight at Hide Park, that took...
Jeff Kidder Jeff Kidder (November 15, 1875 - April 5, 1908) was a little-known police officer in the closing days of the American Old West.
Jesse James Jesse Woodson James (September 5, 1847April 3, 1882) was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the Ja...
Jim Courtright Timothy Isaiah Courtright, also known as "Longhair Jim" or "Big Jim" Courtright (1848 - February 8, 1887)), was an American lawman, outlaw and gunfighter.
Jim McIntire James McIntire was a gunfighter and Texas Ranger in the old west of the United States.
Jim Miller (outlaw) James Brown Miller (October 25, 1866 - April 19, 1909), also known as "Killin' Jim", "Killer Miller" and "Deacon Jim", was an American outlaw and assassin of the American Old West credited with ...
John Bull (gunman) John Bull (1836 – 1929) was a little-known yet nonetheless deadly gunman of the American Old West.
John Higgins (gunman) John Higgins, better known as "Pink" Higgins (1848 - December 18, 1914), was a little-known gunman and cowboy of the Old West, despite his having killed more men in his lifetime than more ...
John Joshua Webb John Joshua Webb (February 14, 1847 – 1882) was a noted lawman turned gunfighter and outlaw of the American Old West.
John Middleton (cowboy) John Middleton was friend of Billy the Kid and a key member of the Regulators, who fought on behalf of John Tunstall during the Lincoln County War.
John Sontag John Sontag (May 27, 1861 - July 3, 1893) was an outlaw of the American West known mostly for train robberies.
John Wesley Hardin John Wesley Hardin (May 26, 1853 – August 19, 1895) was an American outlaw, gunfighter, and controversial folk icon of the Old West.
Johnny Ringo John Peters "Johnny" Ringo (May 3, 1850 – July 13, 1882) was an outlaw member of The Cowboys of Cochise County, of the American Old West, who was affiliated with Ike Clanton and Frank Stilwell in Cochise County, Arizona Territory during 1881–1882.
Jonathan R. Davis Jonathan R. Davis was an honorary captain of the Palmetto Regiment of Volunteers of South Carolina in the Mexican–American War and a gold rush prospector.
Jose Chavez y Chavez Jose Chavez y Chavez (1851 – 1924) was an outlaw from the U.S. state of New Mexico.
Joseph Alfred Slade Joseph Alfred "Jack" Slade, (January 22, 1831 - March 10, 1864), was a stagecoach and Pony Express superintendent, instrumental in the opening of the American West and the archetype of the Weste...
King Fisher John King Fisher (1854 – March 11, 1884) was a gunslinger from the U.S. state of Texas during the heyday of the American Old West.
Langford Peel Langford Peel (1831–1867), also known as Farmer Peel was a gunman in the American Old West.
Lige Gardner Lige Gardner (c. 1846 - c. 1901) was a Texas gunfighter sketched in the book titled, "Pages from a Worker's Life" by William Z. Foster.
Lillian Smith (entertainer) Lillian Francis Smith was a young trick shooter and trick rider who joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show at the age of fifteen in 1886.
Lillian Smith (trick shooter) Lillian Frances Smith (3 Feb 1871– 3 Feb 1930) was a young trick shooter and trick rider who joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in 1886, at the age of fifteen.
Little Britches (outlaw) Little Britches (born Jennie Stevenson in 1879; date and place of death unknown) was an outlaw in the American Old West associated with Cattle Annie.
Lou Cooley Lou Cooley was a cowboy, and alleged gunfighter who took part in the Earp-Clanton feud in Tombstone, AZ from 1880-1882.
Luke Short Luke L. Short (1854-September 8, 1893) was an American Old West gunfighter, who had worked as a farmer, cowboy, whiskey peddler, army scout, dispatch rider, gambler, and saloon keeper at variou...
Mart Duggan Mart Duggan (1848 – April 9, 1888) was a gunfighter of the American Old West who, although mostly unknown today, was at the time one of the more feared men in the west.
Milton J. Yarberry Milton J. "Milt" Yarberry (1849 – February 9, 1883) was an outlaw, gunman and lawman of the Old West, best known for having been the first Town Marshal for Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Morgan Earp Morgan Seth Earp (April 24, 1851 – March 18, 1882) was the younger brother of Deputy U.S. Marshals Virgil and Wyatt Earp.
Mysterious Dave Mather David Allen Mather (born August 10, 1851, Saybrook, Connecticut-- date of death unknown, possibly May 1886), known as Mysterious Dave, or sometimes as New York Dave, was an American ...
Nathaniel Reed Nathaniel "Texas Jack" Reed (March 23, 1862 – January 7, 1950) was a 19th-century American outlaw responsible for many stagecoach, bank, and train robberies throughout the American Southwe...
Newman Haynes Clanton Newman Haynes Clanton (c. 1816 - August 13, 1881), also known as "Old Man" Clanton, was a cattle rancher and father of four grown sons, one of whom was killed during the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Pancho Daniel Pancho Daniel (?-1858) was a Californio bandit, leader of the Flores Daniel Gang who was lynched in November 1858 while awaiting trial for his involvement in the murder of Los Angeles County She...
Pat Desmond Pat Desmond was a lawman and gunman of the American Old West.
Phineas Clanton Phineas Fay Clanton (December 1843 – January 5, 1906) was the son of Newman Haynes Clanton and the brother of Billy and Ike Clanton.
Pony Diehl Charles "Pony Diehl" Ray (possibly "Deal") was an Old West outlaw who crossed paths and associated with some of the most famous western characters in American history.
Porter Rockwell Orrin Porter Rockwell (June 28, 1813 or June 25, 1815 – June 9, 1878) was a figure of the Wild West period of American History and a law man in the Utah Territory.
Richard Brewer Richard M. "Dick" Brewer, was an American cowboy and outlaw.
Richard Bullock Richard "Dick" Bullock (20 August 1847 at Ruthros, near St Columb Major, Cornwall – 1921) was a Cornishman who once sang in a Methodist choir and later became a legendary figure of the Wild West...
Richard M. Brewer Richard M. "Dick" Brewer (February 19, 1850 – April 4, 1878), was an American cowboy and Lincoln County, New Mexico, lawman.
Richard West (outlaw) Richard "Little Dick" West was an outlaw of the Old West, and a member of Bill Doolin's gang.
Robert Ford (outlaw) Robert Newton "Bob" Ford (December 8, 1861 – June 8, 1892) was an American outlaw best known for killing his gang leader, Jesse James, in 1882.
Rose Dunn Rose Dunn (September 5, 1878 - June 11, 1955), also known as Rose of the Cimarron, was best known for her good looks and for her romantic involvement with outlaw George "Bittercreek" Newco...
Rufus Henry Ingram Rufus Henry Ingram was a bushwhacker that led Captain Ingram's Partisan Rangers that operated in California in 1864.
Scott Cooley Scott Cooley was an Old West Texas Ranger and later outlaw, best known for his association with gunman Johnny Ringo.
Sherman McMaster Sherman McMaster was an outlaw turned lawman, who was one of the six men involved in the Earp vendetta ride.
Shotgun John Collins "Shotgun" John Collins (November 22, 1851 – December 2, 1922) was a little-known, though well associated, gunfighter of the Old West.
Texas Jack Vermillion John Wilson Vermillion (1842–1911), alias "Texas Jack" and later as "Shoot-Your-Eye-Out" Vermillion, was a gunfighter of the Old West known for his participation in the Earp vendetta ride and hi...
The Apache Kid (Haskay-bay-nay-ntayl) Has-kay-bay-nay-ntayl (c. 1860 - after 1894), better known as The Apache Kid, was a White Mountain Apache scout and outlaw, active in the U.S. states of Arizona and New Mexico and the Mexi...
The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid is a biography and first-hand account written by Pat Garrett, sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico, in collaboration with a ghostwriter, Marshall Ashmun...
Tom Bell (outlaw) Tom Bell was a western outlaw and physician known as the "Outlaw Doc".
Tom Horn Thomas "Tom" Horn, Jr. (November 21, 1860 – November 20, 1903) was an American Old West lawman, scout, soldier, hired gunman, detective, outlaw and assassin.
Tom Ketchum Thomas E. Ketchum (October 31, 1863 – April 26, 1901), known as Black Jack, was a cowboy who later turned to a life of crime.
Tom McCauley Tom McCauley, better known by his alias as James Henry or Jim Henry (? - 1865), was one of the many California Gold Rush criminals in Tuolumne County convicted of murder with his...
Tom McLaury Tom McLaury (June 30, 1853 – October 26, 1881) and his brother Frank owned a ranch outside Tombstone, Arizona, Arizona Territory during the 1880s.
Tom O'Folliard Tom O'Folliard (c. 1858 – December 19, 1880) was the best friend of the famous outlaw William Bonney (Billy the Kid).
Tom Pickett (outlaw) Tom Pickett (1858 – May 14, 1934) was a 19th-century American cowboy, professional gambler and, as both a lawman and outlaw at various points in his life, was an associate of Dave Rudabaugh and ...
Tom Starr Thomas Starr (1813–1890) was a Cherokee in the American West, who was declared an outlaw by his tribe in an internal conflict over treaties with the United States government.
Tuba (Chief) Tuba (also Tuvi or Toova; c. 1810–1887) was a Hopi leader in the late 19th century.
Victorio Victorio (Bidu-ya, Beduiat; ca. 1825–October 14, 1880) was a warrior and chief of the Chihenne band of the Chiricahua Apaches in what is now the American states of New Mexico, ...
Virgil Earp Virgil Walter Earp (July 18, 1843 – October 19, 1905) was a veteran of the American Civil War and was a Deputy U.S. Marshal for south-eastern Arizona Territory and Tombstone City Marshal at the time of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, in October 1881.
Warren Earp Warren Baxter Earp (March 9, 1855 – July 6, 1900) was the youngest brother of Wyatt, Morgan, Virgil, James, and Newton Earp.
Wild Bill Hickok James Butler Hickok—known as "Wild Bill" Hickok—was a folk character of the American Old West. Although some of his exploits as reported at the time were fictionalized, his skills as a gunfighter and gambler, along with his reputation as a lawman, provided the basis for his enduring fame.
William Blake (outlaw) William "Tulsa Jack" Blake was an outlaw of the Old West, and member of the Wild Bunch gang.
William Brocius William Brocius, known as Curly Bill Brocius was a gunman, rustler and an outlaw Cowboy in the Cochise County area of the Arizona Territory during the early 1880s.
William Carver (Wild Bunch) William "News" Carver (September 12, 1868 – April 2, 1901) was an American outlaw and a member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch during the closing years of the American Old West.
William L. Brooks William L. "Buffalo Bill" Brooks was a western lawman and later outlaw.
William M. Dalton William Marion Dalton (1866–June 8, 1894), called Bill Dalton, was an American outlaw in the American Old West.
William P. Longley William Preston Longley (October 6, 1851 – October 11, 1878), also known as Wild Bill Longley, was an American Old West outlaw and gunfighter noted for his ruthless nature, speed wit...
William Sidney "Cap" Light William Sidney "Cap" Light was a Texas lawman from 1884 until his death in 1893, when he accidentally shot himself.
William Tattenbaum William Tattenbaum, aka Russian Bill (1853-November 9, 1881) was an outlaw of the Old West, and an outlaw Cowboy in Cochise County, Arizona.
William Walters (outlaw) William Walters, also known as "Bronco Bill" (1869 - 1933?) was an outlaw during the closing days of the Old West.
Wood Hite Robert Woodson "Wood" Hite (c.1850-1881) was an outlaw and cousin of Frank and Jesse James.
Wyatt Earp Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (March 19, 1848 – January 13, 1929) was an American gambler, Pima County Deputy Sheriff, and Deputy Town Marshal in Tombstone, Arizona, and took part in the Gunfight at th...