John William Poe Papers 1881-1940


John William Poe Papers 1881-1940

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Poe, Sophie A. (Sophie Alberding), 1862- (person)

Poe, John William, 1850-1923 (person)

Born in Mason County Kentucky in 1850, John William Poe moved to Texas in 1868 to hunt buffalo. In the 1870s he served as town marshal for Fort Griffin, before becoming a U. S. marshal. Poe then became cattle detective for the Canadian River Cattleman’s Association, where he worked in New Mexico. In 1881, Poe accompanied Sheriff Pat Garrett and another deputy to the location of Billy the Kid, where Garrett allegedly killed the Kid. Poe decided to remain in New Mexico after the Kid was killed, wh...

Billy, the Kid, 1859-1881 (person)

Billy the Kid (b. Henry McCarty, September 17 or November 23, 1859, Manhattan, New York City–d. July 14, 1881, Fort Sumner, NM) was also known as William H. Bonney. He was an American Old West outlaw and gunfighter. The exact date of his birth has been disputed as either September 17 or November 23. As a child he moved to New Mexico; his mother died when he was 13. As an early teen McCarty was caught steeling bread, clothing, and guns. As a result he was jailed but escaped. He later lived in ...

Garrett, Pat.F. (Pat. Floyd), 1850-1908 (person)

Garrett was a politician, rancher, and lawman. He was the lawman who killed Billy the Kid. From the description of Garrett photographs, circa 1880s-1920s. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367953571 Lawman and rancher, sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico, in 1880 and later sheriff and ranch owner in Dona Ana County, New Mexico. Garrett is most widely remembered as the sheriff who shot and killed the infamous outlaw "Billy the Kid." From the description of Pat F. G...