SLAUGHTER, JOHN HORTON - Cochise County, Arizona | JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER - Arizona Gravestone Photos

John Horton SLAUGHTER

Calvary Cemetery
Cochise County,
Arizona

Oct 3, 1841
Feb 16, 1922

He was born in Louisiana and moved to Texas where he fought Comanches and drove cattle herds with his brothers. He fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War and was a Texas Ranger before moving to New Mexico and then on to Arizona. In Arizona he became a rancher and sheriff of Cochise County where he was known as the "meanest good guy who ever lived." When Pancho Villa stole some of his horses he confronted Villa and returned with 20 gold pieces.

Contributed on 3/5/09 by goldwing.traveler
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Record #: 66144

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Submitted: 3/5/09 • Approved: 3/7/09 • Last Updated: 10/27/12 • R66144-G0

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