There were just so many outlaws in the old west that there is now way that I want to list all of them on my blog. Instead, I am just going to randomly pick a few. Some you have heard of and maybe some you have never heard of. If you want to add any information on the following, please feel free to do so.
OK, if you have seen any Wyatt Earp TV shows or movies, like the Gun Fight at the OK Coral, I am sure you have heard about this first one:
William B. "Curly Bill" Brocious (1845-1882) - An outlaw leader of the Clanton Gang of Arizona, Curly Bill was a vicious, drunken gunman, cattle rustler and murderer After the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Brocious attempted to kill Virgil Earp and succeeded in assassinating Morgan Earp. Wyatt soon caught up with him and killed him on March 24th of 1882.
Seaborn Barnes, aka: "Nubbin's Colt" (1849-1878) - Barnes joined the Sam Bass Gang in 1878. He was killed with Bass at Round Rock, Texas in 1878.
Samuel "Sam" Bass (1851-1878) - The leader of the Sam Bass Gang, Bass robbed stages in South Dakota and trains in Texas. He and another gang member, Seaborn Barnes, were killed at Round Rock, Texas in 1878.
Charles E. Bolton, aka: Black Bart, Charles E. Boles, T.Z. Spalding (1830-1917?) - Best known as Black Bart, this old west outlaw was noted for his poetic messages left after his robberies. He was a gentleman bandit, and one of the most notorious stagecoach robbers to operate in and around Northern California and Southern Oregon.
Butch Cassidy, aka: Robert Leroy Parker, Hiram Bebee (1867-?) - Leader of the Wild Bunch, the gang robbed trains and banks in Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and other states. He and Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid, were allegedly killed in Bolivia or Argentina in 1908.
James "Jim" Younger (1848-1902) - Member of the James-Younger Gang, was sent to prison and killed himself shortly after paroled.
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.
See, a leopard can change his spots. . .
OK, the famous outlaws of the old west were not all men. Some were women. Here are a couple of examples:
Anne Basset (1878-1956) - The daughter of ranch owners at Brown's Hole, near the Wyoming, Colorado and Utah border, Basset became a "member" of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch.
Ellen Watson, dubbed by local newspapers in the late 1880's, as "Cattle Kate," has long been thought of as an outlaw. Watson along with James Averell were hanged by vigilantes near the Sweetwater River in Wyoming on July 20, 1889 for the accused crime of cattle rustling. However, there is a mystery surrounding the hangings and it appears that their deaths were unjustified, perpetrated by powerful land and cattle owners of the time.
All of the above information came from: http://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-outlawindex.html
Now, I will put on my ten gallon hat and ride off into the sunset. . . have a great evening, you hear?