County Constables and Local Sheriffs

Brown, Ike and Lee businessman in Deadwood
Jun 08 1876
In regard to: Brown, Isaac C.

Brown, Isaac was elected sheriff, McCall trial
Aug 05 1876
In regard to: Brown, Isaac C.

Brown, Isaac shot through the heart, Sunday 20th
Aug 26 1876
In regard to: Brown, Isaac C.

Bullock, Sheriff dispersed crowd in South Deadwood
Mar 31 1877
In regard to: Bullock, Seth

Bullock, Seth is Deadwood sheriff
Apr 09 1877
In regard to: Bullock, Seth

Lawrence County jail taking sealed proposals
May 08 1877
In regard to: Lawrence County

Cole, R.W. is constable of Deadwood
May 14 1877
In regard to: Cole, R.W.

Ingram and Maclay get county jail log contract
May 23 1877
In regard to: Ingram and Maclay

Manning, John and Mahan own Senate Hotel
May 26 1877
In regard to: Manning, John

Bullock, Sheriff 25 prisoners in Deadwood jail
Jun 04 1877
In regard to: Bullock, Seth

Miller, George escape from Deadwood jail
Jun 11 1877
In regard to: Miller, George

Maitland, Amos D. escape from Deadwood jail
Jun 11 1877
In regard to: Maitland, Amos D.

Lloyd, Jack escape from Deadwood jail
Jun 11 1877
In regard to: Lloyd, Jack

Dean, John escape from Deadwood jail
Jun 11 1877
In regard to: Dean, John

Burns, Charles escape from Deadwood jail
Jun 11 1877
In regard to: Burns, Charles

Miller, George jumped from jail window, didn't get far
Jun 12 1877
In regard to: Miller, George

Burns, Charles in jail
Jun 14 1877
In regard to: Burns, Charles

Humstry, George in jail
Jun 14 1877
In regard to: Humstry, George

Maitland, Amos in jail
Jun 14 1877
In regard to: Maitland, Amos

Lloyd, Jack in jail
Jun 14 1877
In regard to: Lloyd, Jack

Jail on land known as Weaver Addition
Jun 14 1877
In regard to: Lawrence County

Green, Charles in jail
Jun 14 1877
In regard to: Green, Charles

Ballinger, George in jail
Jun 14 1877
In regard to: Ballinger, George

Hankins, Thomas released from jail
Jun 22 1877
In regard to: Hankins, Thomas

Fire Alarm, North Main old jail house, false alarm
Jul 07 1877
In regard to: Fire Department

Lawrence County Jail move to South Deadwood
Jul 07 1877
In regard to: South Deadwood

New jail a credit to them as the builders
Jul 09 1877
In regard to: Smith Brothers

Bid to dig a well in county jail yard accepted
Jul 09 1877
In regard to: Siever, Noah

Description of new jail in South Deadwood
Jul 09 1877
In regard to: Law and Order

There are now eleven prisoners in county jail
Jul 16 1877
In regard to: Deadwood

Jail has 13 males and 1 female inmate
Jul 16 1877
In regard to: Lawrence County

Jail has 20 persons in it, some do not wash
Aug 03 1877
In regard to: Lawrence County

Manning, John has resigned as foreman of Deadwood fire
Aug 04 1877
In regard to: Fire Department

Has moved into his new residence near the jail
Aug 06 1877
In regard to: Dix, June

Foley, Patrick in jail
Aug 13 1877
In regard to: Foley, Patrick

Donahue, Deputy Sheriff Ed brings prisoners to Deadwood
Aug 14 1877
In regard to: Donahue, Ed

Harrington captured by John Manning at Crook City
Aug 20 1877
In regard to: Harrington,

Harrington is brought back to Deadwood by Manning
Aug 20 1877
In regard to: Harrington,

Berry, Dick works at jail
Aug 28 1877
In regard to: Berry, Dick

Jordan, Barney attempts to escape from jail
Aug 28 1877
In regard to: Jordan, Barney

Jackson attempts to escape from jail
Aug 28 1877
In regard to: Jackson,

Bullock, Sheriff stops jail break, all 29 prisoner
Aug 28 1877
In regard to: Bullock, Seth

Cochrane, Deputy Sheriff John is ill
Sep 04 1877
In regard to: Cochrane, John

Cochrane, John, Deputy Sheriff feeling better
Sep 10 1877
In regard to: Cochrane, John

In Seth Bullock's party, hot on the trail
Sep 28 1878
In regard to: Dix, June

Jackson breaks out of jail
Sep 28 1877
In regard to: Jackson,

County Jail 41 prisoners now inhabit
Oct 08 1877
In regard to: Lawrence County

Jordan, Barney attempts escape from jail
Oct 15 1877
In regard to: Jordan, Barney

Berry, Deputy stops attempted escape from jail
Oct 15 1877
In regard to: Berry, Richard

Overfelt, Deputy stops attempted escape from jail
Oct 15 1877
In regard to: Overfelt,

Manning, John and Seth Bullock run for sheriff
Oct 27 1877
In regard to: Manning, John

Cole loses bid for County Constable
Nov 10 1877
In regard to: Cole,

Manning wins as Sheriff
Nov 10 1877
In regard to: Manning, John

Beaman wins as County Constable
Nov 10 1877
In regard to: Beaman,

Newly Elected Sheriff John Manning and Ex-Sheriff Seth Bullock
Battle for The Deadwood Jail


Jail can be seen at the head of Sherman Street
Nov 15 1877
In regard to: Lawrence County

Presented with golden badge of office by friends
Dec 02 1877
In regard to: Manning, John

Manning, Sheriff not secured possession of jail
Dec 11 1877
In regard to: Manning, John

Manning, Sheriff has jail and deputies turned over
Dec 28 1877
In regard to: Manning, John

New sheriff takes over the office from Bullock
Dec 30 1877
In regard to: Manning, John

Manning appoints him as Deputy at Crook City
Dec 30 1877
In regard to: Wilson, Billy

Manning to keep him on as deputy
Dec 30 1877
In regard to: Overfelt, Thomas
In regard to: Cochrane, John

Ex-sheriff turns over jail to new sheriff, Manning
Dec 30 1877
In regard to: Bullock, Seth

Appointed as County Constable
Jan 07 1878
In regard to: Graham, F.C.

Sheriff Manning knocks down barricades at mine
Jan 09 1878
In regard to: Woolley and Pecacho

Still in possession of Sheriff Manning
Jan 11 1878
In regard to: Woolley and Pecacho

Sheriff arrests George Healey, road agent
Jan 26 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Leaves Deadwood with prisoner George Healey
Jan 28 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Horse thieves held in jail for Sheriff Manning
Feb 07 1878
In regard to: Rapid City

Sheriff Manning returned from Rapid, horse thieves
Feb 12 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Argue appointed Deputy by Sheriff Manning
Feb 14 1878
In regard to: Argue, J.J.

Sheriff Manning chases horse thief in Elizabethtown
Feb 18 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Office of Sheriff and Clerk of Courts now in Court H
Feb 19 1878
In regard to: Deadwood

There are nine unfortunates in our county jail now
Feb 25 1878
In regard to: Lawrence County

Puts wrist jewelry on trouble makers, lets them go
Mar 19 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

County Constable, on Lee Street, Deadwood
Apr 02 1878
In regard to: Spencer, Charles

He and another man were lodged in jail for fighting
Apr 06 1878
In regard to: Hussey, Timothy

Has F.C. Graham arrested on charges of embezzlement
Apr 17 1878
In regard to: Brigham, George E.

Challenged Brigham to show down at 10 paces
Apr 18 1878
In regard to: Graham, F.C.

Complaint he brought against F C Graham dismissed
Apr 18 1878
In regard to: Brigham, George E.

General Field put in jail in Gay-Forbes case
Apr 26 1878
In regard to: Black Americans

Put in jail to protect him from mob in shooting
Apr 26 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Sheriff Manning and deputies have broken up gang
Apr 29 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Treasurer's office taken away, but he's holding on
May 07 1878
In regard to: Brigham, George E.

Deputy Peterson assists Sheriff Manning
May 07 1878
In regard to: Peterson, James M.

Deputy has altercation with Brigham in office
May 08 1878
In regard to: Beaman, Hank B.

Sheriff must take Brigham by force
May 08 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Sox says he has a free pass to jail, can't get in
May 09 1878
In regard to: Cloud, Oliver

No one allowed to visit jail without permission
May 13 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Allowed reporter to interview George Bell, prisoner
May 14 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

In jail, gaffing a witness
May 14 1878
In regard to: Gay,
In regard to: Hunt,
In regard to: Fields, Samuel
In regard to: Durham,

Arrested E.C. Dwinnell to keep him for trial
May 17 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

A Word for our Sheriff, an editorial
May 21 1878
In regard to: Deadwood

J.S. Ryason arrested for stealing cattle
May 23 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

There are now 20 men in jail, three who are insane
May 24 1878
In regard to: Deadwood

Picked up by Sheriff Manning in a demented condition
May 24 1878
In regard to: Boughton, Ed

New Deputy Sheriff
May 31 1878
In regard to: Kehoe, John H.

Has gone to parts unknown for his health
May 31 1878
In regard to: Brigham, George E.

Constable Spencer looking for Brigham
May 31 1878
In regard to: Spencer, Charles

Warrants filed against, for forgery
Jun 01 1878
In regard to: Brigham, George E.

Deputy Kehoe, Drew Six-Shooter
Jun 01 1878
In regard to: Kehoe, John H.

Sheriff Manning, dispatch from Omaha $1,000. reward
Jun 01 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Deputy who made arrest of Anderson at Eureka Hall
Jun 03 1878
In regard to: Kehoe, John H.

Sheriff Manning appointed W.J. Thornby deputy
Jun 06 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

First jail behind Star and Bullock building
Jun 14 1878
In regard to: Star and Bullock

Taken suddenly and seriously ill at jail today
Jun 14 1878
In regard to: Gay, William

Drunken man kicked at jail to be admitted
Jun 20 1878
In regard to: Deadwood

Sheriff presented with badge from his deputies
Jun 20 1878
In regard to: Manning, John
In regard to: Maclay, John G.
In regard to: Brewer, William M.
In regard to: Berry, R.

On way to Detroit with Hunt and Dunham, penitentiary
Jun 21 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Under Sheriff, will act as sheriff for Manning
Jun 21 1878
In regard to: Maclay, John G.

Sentenced to 1 hour in county jail, $25. and costs
Jun 24 1879
In regard to: Curley, William

Put in jail and forgotten, no records of his arrest
Jun 25 1878
In regard to: Edwards, Charles

Judged insane and locked up in the county jail
Jun 25 1878
In regard to: Bernard, William

Tim Hussey may be found there the next 3 months
Jun 26 1879
In regard to: Manning, Hotel de

How did he get into our county jail?
Jun 28 1878
In regard to: Edwards, Charles

James Glasgow bound $250 for hitting M. Simmer on head
Jul 02 1878
In regard to: Simmer, M.

County officers, Justice of the Peace, and constables.
July 2 1878
In regard to: Beaman, Hank (Henry B.)
In regard to: Spencer, Charles.
In regard to: Graham, F. C.
In regard to: Donahue, Ed.

Sheriff taking murderers to Detroit for jail stay
Jul 05 1878
In regard to: Manning, John
In regard to: Bullock, Seth

Was well enough to be returned to county jail
Jul 08 1878
In regard to: Gay, William

Sheriff appoints Frank E. Arnold as Lead Deputy
Jul 09 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Jennie Washburn, She Broke His Little Head
Jul 12 1878
In regard to: Women

Eddie Dwyer got drunk and pounded on his girl
Jul 12 1878
In regard to: Washburn, Jennie

Jennie Washburn was released from jail
Jul 12 1878
In regard to: Women

Erecting a large warehouse near jail, S. Deadwood
Jul 13 1878
In regard to: Star and Bullock

It must be a little warm in jail during dog days
Jul 18 1878
In regard to: Lawrence County

Deputy Kehoe arrested Peter Nelson
Jul 20 1878
In regard to: Kehoe, John H.

Report that Deputy Kehoe has been dismissed is false
Jul 23 1878
In regard to: Pioneer Newspaper
In regard to: Kehoe, John H.

Had no intention of stealing Patton's animals
Jul 24 1878
In regard to: Washburn, Jennie
In regard to: Dwyer, Ed

Road Agents have a little scheme to steal horse
Jul 25 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Hunting thieves via the stage coach, novel way
Aug 06 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Traced horse thieves to Rockville area
Aug 07 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

"Great Jail Delivery" big article on jailbreak
Aug 24 1878
In regard to: Pioneer Newspaper

Jail, young man "fell in a fit"
Aug 25 1878
In regard to: Lawrence County

Jail, prisoners escape and are captured again
Aug 25 1878
In regard to: Lawrence County

Territorial Officers
Sep 02 1878
In regard to: Barker, Charles E.
In regard to: Barnes, A. H., Associate Justice
In regard to: Beaman, H.B., Constable
In regard to: Bennett, Granville, Associate Justice, Delegate to Congress
In regard to: Bevans, A.D.
In regard to: Burke, X. S.
In regard to: Campbell, Hugh J., United States Attorney
In regard to: Conzett, J.
In regard to: Donahue, Ed
In regard to: Fisher, James D.
In regard to: Fraser, John R.
In regard to: Gates, G.W.
In regard to: Giddings, Robert
In regard to: Graham, F.C.
In regard to: Hand, George H., Secretary
In regard to: Howard, William A., Governor
In regard to: Ispersen, Henry, United States Surveyor General
In regard to: Kidder, Jefferson, Delegate to Congress, Hon., Associate Justice
In regard to: Manning, John, Sheriff
In regard to: McKinnis, Charles, Register of Deeds
In regard to: Miller, Joseph
In regard to: Moody, G.C., Associate Justice
In regard to: Pennington, John L , Governor
In regard to: Raymond, John B., United States Marshall
In regard to: Ryan, James
In regard to: Shannon, P.C., Chief Justice
In regard to: Spencer, Charles, Constable
In regard to: Thompson, C.F.
In regard to: Von Bodungen, F.W.
In regard to: Whitson, Burt
In regard to: Wood, Eugene

Jail house needed for drunks closer to Deadwood
Sep 06 1878
In regard to: Lawrence County

McDermott wants to supplant Manning as sheriff
Sep 07 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Received the 4 steel doors for cages in jail
Sep 14 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Started out after Shelton Edwards for bad checks
Sep 20 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

14 prisoners now confined in county jail
Sep 21 1878
In regard to: Lawrence County

Has accident while after Edwards, his leg is hurt
Sep 21 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Has Shelton Edwards at Cheyenne, may not be back
Sep 25 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Sheriff Manning Makes Him Settle or Take a Bath
Sep 26 1878
In regard to: Manning, John
In regard to: Edwards, Shelton

Skipped out of town armed to the teeth
Oct 01 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Deputy is now in charge of Charley Collins grocery
Oct 10 1878
In regard to: Kehoe, John H.

Noted horse thief brought in and put in jail
Oct 03 1878
In regard to: Pastor, Tony

Says the report of two men hanging "is another"
Oct 06 1878
In regard to: Kehoe, John H.

In Deadwood, Deputy Sheriff
Oct 10 1878
In regard to: Kehoe, John H.

Stampeded for the jail hearing of Rogers and Lovell
Oct 14 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Nomination for sheriff was made unanimous
Oct 14 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Road Agents Corraled, Intensely Interesting
Oct 15 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Democratic candidates from Deadwood
Oct 16 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Ed Dwyer and James Keating went to jail
Oct 25 1878
In regard to: Keating, James
In regard to: Dwyer, Ed

What has he done to qualify him for re-election?
Oct 25 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Refuses to move Price before someone responsible
Oct 28 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Racy account of appearance of democratic circus
Oct 28 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Shot Amos Simon, "Tex", leg may need amputation
Nov 07 1878
In regard to: Mick

Indicted for assault with intent to kill
Nov 07 1878
In regard to: Curley, Edwin

Says he intends to keep jail full of criminals
Nov 08 1878
In regard to: Beaman, Hank

Allowed to leave jail on bail
Nov 08 1878
In regard to: Boughton, Mary, Mrs

Serenaded by Deadwood band
Nov 08 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Official vote of Lawrence County,
2485 John Manning to 2446 Seth Bullock
Nov 12 1878
In regard to: Manning, John
In regard to: Bullock, Seth

Gus Johnson captured by Manning as horse thief
Nov 15 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Sentenced to $102.88 fine and 30 days in jail
Nov 16 1878
In regard to: O'Donnell, Thomas

Pay costs and imprisoned in jail for one hour
Nov 21 1878
In regard to: Glasgow, James

Enlarging our jail
Nov 21 1878
In regard to: Deadwood

Contract for improvements to county jail awarded
Dec 03 1878
In regard to: Rewman, Paul

Leaves Deadwood, 7 prisoners and 3 guards
Dec 03 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Took very good care of sheriffs office for Manning
Dec 26 1878
In regard to: Mahan, John

Sheriff returned from Detroit where he left criminals
Dec 27 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Treasurer arrested by Sheriff Manning, May 8
Dec 29 1878
In regard to: Manning, John
In regard to: Brigham,

Acquitted by the commissioners, Apr 18
Dec 29 1878
In regard to: Brigham,

Acquitted by the jury on charge of grand larceny
Jan 30 1879
In regard to: Dwyer, Ed

Sent Peck and Gibson to Hotel de Manning, jail
Feb 20 1879
In regard to: Rinehart, W.A
In regard to: Gibson, W.H.
In regard to: Peck, James Tex

Alias Tex, sent to jail by Justice Rinehart
Feb 20 1879
In regard to: Peck, James Tex

Alias Reddy, sent to jail by Justice Rinehart
Feb 20 1879
In regard to: Gibson, W.H.

Ex-treasurer is at present working in Colorado
Mar 29 1879
In regard to: Brigham,

County Constable, offices Deadwood and Central, a card
Apr 01 1879
In regard to: Spencer, Charles

In Hotel de Manning for inability to pay fine
May 10 1879
In regard to: Castego, James

Baldy Ford attempts to make a break from sheriff
May 10 1879
In regard to: Manning, John

Put Brewer in charge of office while in the east
May 10 1879
In regard to: Manning, John

Shot five cows for cutting down of five trees
May 24 1879
In regard to: Rahn, John

Moral: Don't try to escape from sheriff Manning
May 24 1879
In regard to: Martin, J.S.

County officers, Constable, Deadwood
Jun 01 1879
In regard to: Beaman, H.B.

Chloroformed at night and robbed of $600 in valuable
Jun 13 1879
In regard to: Rigby, A.J.

Sheriff knew nothing of Kehoe arresting people
Jul 08 1879
In regard to: Manning, John

Sent to jail by Judge Moody for contempt of court
Jul 16 1879
In regard to: Bruce, Hector

Committed to jail for being in default of bail
Jun 17 1879
In regard to: Warren, Frank

Sheriff returned with Devine to Deaddwood from Rapid
Jun 17 1879
In regard to: Manning, John

Warner and Warren on trial for breaking into house
Jun 17 1879
In regard to: Rigby, A.J.
In regard to: Warren, Frank
In regard to: Warner, William V.

Now lodged in our county jail for stage holdup
Jun 17 1879
In regard to: Staurck, Fritz
In regard to: McDonald, John

Closes the saloons on Election Day, it's the law
Jun 21 1879
In regard to: Manning, John

South Deadwood should be satisfied to have jail
Jul 01 1879
In regard to: Ingleside

Kehoe put him in jail when he wouldn't pay Blackman
Jul 08 1879
In regard to: McLaughlin,

Kehoe brought before Judge for arresting people
Jul 08 1879
In regard to: Clark, John

One responsible for blackmail is not ex-deputy
Jul 09 1879
In regard to: Kehoe,

In jail, charged with burglarizing Mr Rigbys home
Jul 16 1879
In regard to: Warren, Frank

Most faithful lieutenant of Sheriff Manning
Jul 23 1879
In regard to: Brewer, W.M.

Has revoked all of the deputy appointments
Jul 23 1879
In regard to: Manning, John

Two jail cells, made of boiler iron, en route here
Jul 26 1879
In regard to: Law and Order

Now languishing in Hotel de Manning, jail
Jul 27 1879
In regard to: McMillan, John C.

Territorial and County Officers
Sep 02 1879
In regard to: Alden, H.A., Justice of Peace
In regard to: Blake, James B., Justice of Peace
In regard to: Campbell, Hugh J. United States Attorney
In regard to: Clark, H.C., Justice of Peace
In regard to: Coleman, N., Justice of Peace
In regard to: Duree, Mike, Justice of Peace
In regard to: Edwards, Dolph, Supt of Public Inst
In regard to: Hastie, Addison W., County Attorney
In regard to: Hunter, H., Coroner
In regard to: Ingram, Felix.C., Assessor
In regard to: Jones, William, Commissioner
In regard to: Kello, R.H., Surveyor
In regard to: King, Richard, Commissioner
In regard to: Neill, Robert, Treasurer
In regard to: Offenbacher, J.V., Judge of Probate
In regard to: Raymond, John B., United States Marshall
In regard to: Rinehart, W.A., Justice of Peace
In regard to: Sackett, William L., Commissioner

Sheriff arrested Wadsworth from description given
Aug 20 1879
In regard to: Manning, John

Jury empanelled in the case of malicious mischief
Sep 19 1879
In regard to: Rahn, John

Case for killing five cattle commence today
Sep 20 1879
In regard to: Rahn, John

Alias Goodyear, charged with taking $8 from woman
Sep 20 1879
In regard to: Wertman, Wm.
In regard to: Valentine, Edith

Got 90 days in the county jail for grand larceny
Sep 23 1879
In regard to: Hoffman, Charles

Got 120 days in county jail for assaulting Chinaman
Sep 23 1879
In regard to: Scott, William V.

Sheriff notified that grand jury was to visit jail
Sep 24 1879
In regard to: Manning, John

Warner indicted for burglarizing Rigby's house
Oct 08 1879
In regard to: Rigby, A.J.

Received four years for grand larceny
Oct 11 1879
In regard to: Warren, Frank
In regard to: Warner, William V.

Wertman received 30 days in jail for petit larceny
Oct 11 1879
In regard to: Valentine, Edith

Sentence of 6 months in county jail at hard labor
Oct 11 1879
In regard to: Rahn, John

Terhune defeats May for constable of South Deadwood
Nov 05 1879
In regard to: May, Boone

Re-elected constable of South Deadwood
Nov 05 1879
In regard to: Terhune, William

Quiet and gentlemanly, is cook for the jail
Nov 07 1879
In regard to: Rahn, John

Has won the regard of all the officials in jail
Nov 07 1879
In regard to: Begley, Jeremiah

Alias Happy George, came up from Crook City
Nov 15 1879
In regard to: Albert, George

Occupying quarters at Hotel de Manning
Nov 18 1879
In regard to: Coffee, Billy

Deputy Rewman went after 5 who made a jail break
Nov 25 1879
In regard to: Rewman, Paul
Note: Paul Rewman will serve jail time himself, June 1880
In regard to: Godfrey, Bill
In regard to: Brewer, William

Convicts made escape while sheriff was away
Nov 26 1879
In regard to: Manning, John

Employed by Sheriff Manning at his ranch
Dec 14 1879
In regard to: Missouri

Let out of jail, not happy anymore, wants back in
Dec 27 1879
In regard to: Happy George

Arrested for stealing buffalo overcoats
Jan 21 1880
In regard to: Happy George

Fined Happy George $25 and costs, plus 30 days
Jan 21 1880
In regard to: Colman, Nathan

Bum and kleptomaniac says there's no money in working
Mar 11 1880
In regard to: Happy George

Sheriff after Watcher boys, they refuse to give up
Mar 12 1880
In regard to: Manning, John P.

Took a trip up to county jail, off streets 30 days
Mar 16 1880
In regard to: Happy George

Kehoe comes from Crook City to visit the jail
Mar 23 1880
In regard to: Manning, John P.

Sheriff went out yesterday with 6 prisoners
Mar 25 1880
In regard to: Manning, John P.

Is out of jail again, can he steer clear in future
Apr 04 1880
In regard to: Happy George

Happy George stole clothes from store in Ingleside
Apr 13 1880
In regard to: Toplin, N.J.

Manning gave him provisions to get him to leave
Apr 13 1880
In regard to: Happy George

Arrested, probably see Detroit Corrections this time
Apr 13 1880
In regard to: Happy George

Happy kuss was held over for the grand jury
Apr 14 1880
In regard to: Happy George

Sent 2 to Hotel Manning for 7 days
Jun 06 1880
In regard to: Coleman, Nathan

Treatment of insane man completely inhumane
Jun 15 1880
In regard to: Manning, John P.

Sister gives statement about insane mans treatment
Jun 15 1880
In regard to: Manning, John P.

Will not run for office of sheriff this time
Sep 25 1880
In regard to: Manning, John P.

The Deadwood Gallows

All well, will be ready for gallows in a few weeks
In regard to: Price, Tom
Dec 03 1878

From the penitentiary to the gallows
In regard to: Kid, The
May 31 1879

Description of gallows built for Gilmore execution
In regard to: Gilmore, James
Dec 15 1882

Gallows torn down, uncanny appearance terrifies
In regard to: Gilmore, James
Dec 17 1882

Gallows torn down, appearance terrified residents
In regard to: Ingleside area of Deadwood
Photo of Deadwood from Engleside 1888 Grabill Collection, © Library of Congress.
Dec 17 1882

Gallows no longer terrify timid women and children
In regard to: Women
Dec 17 1882

Close call for Ridgway.
In regard to: Ridgway, Samuel.
May 21, 1885

Passes from shadow of the gallows.
In regard to: Kills the Enemy at Night
In regard to: Native Americans
March 6, 1887

Photo Gallows Deadwood 1891 used to execute Native American Sioux, Wounded Knee Massacre Collection of the Denver Public Library and Library of Congress History of the American West, 1860-1920
© Library of Congress and Western History and Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library.

Irish Hand of The Law, Deadwood's Sheriff and Deputies 1880
Family Relationships and Nepotism, Estimated Age, Birthplace, Family Origins


John J. Manning, wife Frankie Manning, Sheriff, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT, 36, Married, White, Ireland, Father born South Carolina, Mother born New York

Thomas Manning, Deputy Sheriff, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT, 45, Married, White, Ireland, Brother

J. P. Manning, Deputy Sheriff, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT, 28, Single, White, Wisconsin, Parents born Ireland

John P. Manning, Deputy Sheriff, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT, 25, Single, White, Wisconsin, Cousin, Parents born Ireland

W. L. Dunn, Deputy Sheriff, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT, 37, Single, White, New York, Parents born Scotland

James M. Peterson, Deputy Sheriff, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT, 37, Single, White, Ireland, Parents born Ireland

Noah Siever, Deputy Sheriff, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT, 48, Single, White, Virginia, Parents born Virginia

John A. Swift, Deputy Sheriff, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT, 36, Single, White, Ireland, Parents born Ireland

Constables, Lawrence County, Deadwood 1880
Family Relationships, Estimated Age, Birthplace, Family Origins


Henry Beaman, Mary A. Beaman, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT, 32, Married, White, Indiana, Parents born Indiana

C. P. Burch, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT, 28, Single, White, Illinois, Father born Ohio, Mother born Illinois

Gale Hill, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT, 27, Single, White, Missouri, Father born Ohio, Mother born Kentucky

Charles Spencer, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT, 30, Single, White, W. Indies, Father born Sweden, Mother born W. Indies

William N. Terhune, Kate Terhune, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT, 38, Married, White, New York, Parents born Holland

Hotel de Manning A Legacy in The Making

Missouri gives his account of cowboys killed
Aug 05 1882
In regard to: Wingfield, John T.

Territorial, county and city officers
Oct 01 1882
In regard to: Anthony, Jake S.
In regard to: Ault, Playfair G.
In regard to: Baird, William M.
In regard to: Beaman, H.B.
In regard to: Belding, John P.
In regard to: Bonham, W.H.
In regard to: Campbell, Hugh J.
In regard to: Chadwick, W.L.
In regard to: Edgerton, A.J.
In regard to: Edwards, Dolph
In regard to: Fessenden, Wm. M.
In regard to: Garland, J.W.
In regard to: Giddings, William
In regard to: Grimshaw, Robert E.
In regard to: Hall, George H.
In regard to: Hand, George H.
In regard to: Hastie, Addison W.
In regard to: Hill, Gale
In regard to: Hudson, S.A.
In regard to: Hunter, David
In regard to: Kello, R.H.
In regard to: Kidder, Jefferson
In regard to: La Breche, D.
In regard to: Moody, Gideon C.
In regard to: Ordway, N.G.
In regard to: Parshall, A.J.
In regard to: Pettigrew, R.F.
In regard to: Phillips, Kirk G.
In regard to: Raymond, John B.
In regard to: Robinson, G.
In regard to: Ryan, John C.
In regard to: Schofield, G.B.
In regard to: Smith, B.P.
In regard to: Star, Solomon
In regard to: Tracy, Joseph S.
In regard to: Vanocker, F.

Appointed deputy sheriff for Deadwood by Manning
Jan 24 1883
In regard to: Tyler, William Pitt

Willard resigned deputyship under Sheriff Manning
Mar 31 1883
In regard to: Manning,

Does not take kindly to Hotel de Manning attention
Aug 24 1883
In regard to: Brave Bull

Colonel W.H. Parker's big pointer, Dash, exhibited symptoms of rabies, yesterday, and ran around snapping at everything he saw. John Missouri, the crack pistol shot of the Hills, went in pursuit of him, but up to a late hour we heard nothing of the killing.
December 15, 1883
In regard to: Parker, W.H.
In regard to: John Missouri.

Billy Holmes resigned his position as deputy, under Sheriff Manning, and left on Wednesday last to accept a position with a large cattle company, whose headquarters are on Hat creek. His many friends in Deadwood will be pleased to hear of his promotion.
December 28, 1883
In regard to: Holmes, Billy.
In regard to: Manning.

Sheriff Manning notifed Deputy Siever last evening that he would resign his position as sheriff of Lawrence county on the first of January, 1884. We are sorry to see John Manning throw up his position, as in all the years he has so ably filled it, we have never heard a word in any way disparaging to him as an officer. He has been sheriff for no party or clique, but has always discharged his duties without fear or favor. With county scrip at sixty cents on the dollar, it is not a bonanza.
December 21, 1883
In regard to: Manning, John.
In regard to: Siever, Noah

Mr. Ford has been acting so badly lately, his bondsmen surrendered him to the sheriff. The man is evidently insane. Bill Souter will bring him to Deadwood.
February 1, 1884
In regard to: Ford, N.B.
In regard to: Souter, Bill.

Deputy Sheriff of Lead relieved of his commission.
July 23, 1884
In regard to: Miller.
In regard to: Manning, John P.

Wingfield after wedding supplies.
July 31, 1884
Missouri (John Wingfield) was in after wedding supplies, yesterday, himself, according to Sheriff Manning, to be the happy man.
In regard to: Wingfield, John.
In regard to: Manning, John P.
In regard to: Missouri.

Mannings defeated by two votes.
Nov. 20, 1884
In regard to: Manning, John.
In regard to: Manning, Richard.

'Missouri' up from Manning ranch.
Nov. 14, 1885
"Missouri" Wingfield, came up from Johnnie Manning's ranch last evening.
In regard to: Wingfield, John T.

Missouri is night watchman at the Pierce.
July 17, 1890
John Wingfield, better known as "Missouri," ex-policeman of Deadwood, has accepted a position as night watchman at the Pierce.
In regard to: Wingfield, John.
In regard to: Pierce Mine.

Mrs. Manning apt to outlive son.
Feb. 5, 1891
In regard to: Manning, Mrs.
In regard to: Manning, John.

Northam appointed deputy sheriff.
Feb. 27, 1892
In regard to: Northam, George.
In regard to: McDonald, Edward.

Deadwood Jail, Deputies, Sheriffs and Marshals
Inmates of Hotel de Manning, Female, Male and the Insane


Brown, Ike and Lee businessman in Deadwood
Jun 08 1876
In regard to: Brown, Isaac C.

Brown, Isaac was elected sheriff, McCall trial
Aug 05 1876
In regard to: Brown, Isaac C.

Brown, Isaac shot through the heart, Sunday 20th
Aug 26 1876
In regard to: Brown, Isaac C.

Bullock, Sheriff dispersed crowd in South Deadwood
Mar 31 1877
In regard to: Bullock, Seth

Bullock, Seth is Deadwood sheriff
Apr 09 1877
In regard to: Bullock, Seth

Lawrence County jail taking sealed proposals
May 08 1877
In regard to: Lawrence County

Cole, R.W. is constable of Deadwood
May 14 1877
In regard to: Cole, R.W.

Ingram and Maclay get county jail log contract
May 23 1877
In regard to: Ingram and Maclay

Manning, John and Mahan own Senate Hotel
May 26 1877
In regard to: Manning, John

Bullock, Sheriff 25 prisoners in Deadwood jail
Jun 04 1877
In regard to: Bullock, Seth

Miller, George escape from Deadwood jail
Jun 11 1877
In regard to: Miller, George

Maitland, Amos D. escape from Deadwood jail
Jun 11 1877
In regard to: Maitland, Amos D.

Lloyd, Jack escape from Deadwood jail
Jun 11 1877
In regard to: Lloyd, Jack

Dean, John escape from Deadwood jail
Jun 11 1877
In regard to: Dean, John

Burns, Charles escape from Deadwood jail
Jun 11 1877
In regard to: Burns, Charles

Miller, George jumped from jail window, didn't get far
Jun 12 1877
In regard to: Miller, George

Burns, Charles in jail
Jun 14 1877
In regard to: Burns, Charles

Humstry, George in jail
Jun 14 1877
In regard to: Humstry, George

Maitland, Amos in jail
Jun 14 1877
In regard to: Maitland, Amos

Lloyd, Jack in jail
Jun 14 1877
In regard to: Lloyd, Jack

Jail on land known as Weaver Addition
Jun 14 1877
In regard to: Lawrence County

Green, Charles in jail
Jun 14 1877
In regard to: Green, Charles

Ballinger, George in jail
Jun 14 1877
In regard to: Ballinger, George

Hankins, Thomas released from jail
Jun 22 1877
In regard to: Hankins, Thomas

Fire Alarm, North Main old jail house, false alarm
Jul 07 1877
In regard to: Fire Department

Lawrence County Jail move to South Deadwood
Jul 07 1877
In regard to: South Deadwood

New jail a credit to them as the builders
Jul 09 1877
In regard to: Smith Brothers

Bid to dig a well in county jail yard accepted
Jul 09 1877
In regard to: Siever, Noah

Description of new jail in South Deadwood
Jul 09 1877
In regard to: Law and Order

There are now eleven prisoners in county jail
Jul 16 1877
In regard to: Deadwood

Jail has 13 males and 1 female inmate
Jul 16 1877
In regard to: Lawrence County

Jail has 20 persons in it, some do not wash
Aug 03 1877
In regard to: Lawrence County

Manning, John has resigned as foreman of Deadwood fire
Aug 04 1877
In regard to: Fire Department

Has moved into his new residence near the jail
Aug 06 1877
In regard to: Dix, June

Foley, Patrick in jail
Aug 13 1877
In regard to: Foley, Patrick

Donahue, Deputy Sheriff Ed brings prisoners to Deadwood
Aug 14 1877
In regard to: Donahue, Ed

Harrington captured by John Manning at Crook City
Aug 20 1877
In regard to: Harrington,

Harrington is brought back to Deadwood by Manning
Aug 20 1877
In regard to: Harrington,

Berry, Dick works at jail
Aug 28 1877
In regard to: Berry, Dick

Jordan, Barney attempts to escape from jail
Aug 28 1877
In regard to: Jordan, Barney

Jackson attempts to escape from jail
Aug 28 1877
In regard to: Jackson,

Bullock, Sheriff stops jail break, all 29 prisoner
Aug 28 1877
In regard to: Bullock, Seth

Cochrane, Deputy Sheriff John is ill
Sep 04 1877
In regard to: Cochrane, John

Cochrane, John, Deputy Sheriff feeling better
Sep 10 1877
In regard to: Cochrane, John

In Seth Bullock's party, hot on the trail
Sep 28 1878
In regard to: Dix, June

Jackson breaks out of jail
Sep 28 1877
In regard to: Jackson,

County Jail 41 prisoners now inhabit
Oct 08 1877
In regard to: Lawrence County

Jordan, Barney attempts escape from jail
Oct 15 1877
In regard to: Jordan, Barney

Berry, Deputy stops attempted escape from jail
Oct 15 1877
In regard to: Berry, Richard

Overfelt, Deputy stops attempted escape from jail
Oct 15 1877
In regard to: Overfelt,

Manning, John and Seth Bullock run for sheriff
Oct 27 1877
In regard to: Manning, John

Cole loses bid for County Constable
Nov 10 1877
In regard to: Cole,

Manning wins as Sheriff
Nov 10 1877
In regard to: Manning, John

Beaman wins as County Constable
Nov 10 1877
In regard to: Beaman,

Jail can be seen at the head of Sherman Street
Nov 15 1877
In regard to: Lawrence County

Presented with golden badge of office by friends
Dec 02 1877
In regard to: Manning, John

Manning, Sheriff not secured possession of jail
Dec 11 1877
In regard to: Manning, John

Manning, Sheriff has jail and deputies turned over
Dec 28 1877
In regard to: Manning, John

New sheriff takes over the office from Bullock
Dec 30 1877
In regard to: Manning, John

Manning appoints him as Deputy at Crook City
Dec 30 1877
In regard to: Wilson, Billy

Manning to keep him on as deputy
Dec 30 1877
In regard to: Overfelt, Thomas
In regard to: Cochrane, John

Ex-sheriff turns over jail to new sheriff, Manning
Dec 30 1877
In regard to: Bullock, Seth

Appointed as County Constable
Jan 07 1878
In regard to: Graham, F.C.

Sheriff Manning knocks down barricades at mine
Jan 09 1878
In regard to: Woolley and Pecacho

Still in possession of Sheriff Manning
Jan 11 1878
In regard to: Woolley and Pecacho

Sheriff arrests George Healey, road agent
Jan 26 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Leaves Deadwood with prisoner George Healey
Jan 28 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Horse thieves held in jail for Sheriff Manning
Feb 07 1878
In regard to: Rapid City

Sheriff Manning returned from Rapid, horse thieves
Feb 12 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Argue appointed Deputy by Sheriff Manning
Feb 14 1878
In regard to: Argue, J.J.

Sheriff Manning chases horse thief in Elizabethtown
Feb 18 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Office of Sheriff and Clerk of Courts now in Court H
Feb 19 1878
In regard to: Deadwood

There are nine unfortunates in our county jail now
Feb 25 1878
In regard to: Lawrence County

Puts wrist jewelry on trouble makers, lets them go
Mar 19 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

County Constable, on Lee Street, Deadwood
Apr 02 1878
In regard to: Spencer, Charles

He and another man were lodged in jail for fighting
Apr 06 1878
In regard to: Hussey, Timothy

Has F.C. Graham arrested on charges of embezzlement
Apr 17 1878
In regard to: Brigham, George E.

Challenged Brigham to show down at 10 paces
Apr 18 1878
In regard to: Graham, F.C.

Complaint he brought against F C Graham dismissed
Apr 18 1878
In regard to: Brigham, George E.

General Field put in jail in Gay-Forbes case
Apr 26 1878
In regard to: Black Americans

Put in jail to protect him from mob in shooting
Apr 26 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Sheriff Manning and deputies have broken up gang
Apr 29 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Treasurer's office taken away, but he's holding on
May 07 1878
In regard to: Brigham, George E.

Deputy Peterson assists Sheriff Manning
May 07 1878
In regard to: Peterson, James M.

Deputy has altercation with Brigham in office
May 08 1878
In regard to: Beaman, Hank B.

Sheriff must take Brigham by force
May 08 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Treasurer arrested by Sheriff Manning
May 08 1878
In regard to: Manning, John
In regard to: Brigham,

Sox says he has a free pass to jail, can't get in
May 09 1878
In regard to: Cloud, Oliver

No one allowed to visit jail without permission
May 13 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Allowed reporter to interview George Bell, prisoner
May 14 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

In jail, gaffing a witness
May 14 1878
In regard to: Gay,
In regard to: Hunt,
In regard to: Fields, Samuel
In regard to: Durham,

Arrested E.C. Dwinnell to keep him for trial
May 17 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

A Word for our Sheriff, an editorial
May 21 1878
In regard to: Deadwood

J.S. Ryason arrested for stealing cattle
May 23 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

There are now 20 men in jail, three who are insane
May 24 1878
In regard to: Deadwood

Picked up by Sheriff Manning in a demented condition
May 24 1878
In regard to: Boughton, Ed

New Deputy Sheriff
May 31 1878
In regard to: Kehoe, John H.

Has gone to parts unknown for his health
May 31 1878
In regard to: Brigham, George E.

Constable Spencer looking for Brigham
May 31 1878
In regard to: Spencer, Charles

Warrants filed against, for forgery
Jun 01 1878
In regard to: Brigham, George E.

Deputy Kehoe, Drew Six-Shooter
Jun 01 1878
In regard to: Kehoe, John H.

Sheriff Manning, dispatch from Omaha $1,000 reward
Jun 01 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Deputy who made arrest of Anderson at Eureka Hall
Jun 03 1878
In regard to: Kehoe, John H.

Sheriff Manning appointed W.J. Thornby deputy
Jun 06 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

First jail behind Star and Bullock building
Jun 14 1878
In regard to: Star and Bullock

Taken suddenly and seriously ill at jail today
Jun 14 1878
In regard to: Gay, William

Drunken man kicked at jail to be admitted
Jun 20 1878
In regard to: Deadwood

Sheriff presented with badge from his deputies
Jun 20 1878
In regard to: Manning, John
In regard to: Maclay, John G.
In regard to: Brewer, William M.
In regard to: Berry, R.

On way to Detroit with Hunt and Dunham, penitentiary
Jun 21 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Under Sheriff, will act as sheriff for Manning
Jun 21 1878
In regard to: Maclay, John G.

Sentenced to 1 hour in county jail, $25 and costs
Jun 24 1879
In regard to: Curley, William

Put in jail and forgotten, no records of his arrest
Jun 25 1878
In regard to: Edwards, Charles

Judged insane and locked up in the county jail
Jun 25 1878
In regard to: Bernard, William

Tim Hussey may be found there the next 3 months
Jun 26 1879
In regard to: Manning, Hotel de

How did he get into our county jail?
Jun 28 1878
In regard to: Edwards, Charles

James Glasgow bound $250 for hitting M. Simmer on head
Jul 02 1878
In regard to: Simmer, M.

County officers, Justice of the Peace, and constables.
July 2 1878
In regard to: Beaman, Hank (Henry B.)
In regard to: Spencer, Charles.
In regard to: Graham, F. C.
In regard to: Donahue, Ed.

Sheriff taking murderers to Detroit for jail stay
Jul 05 1878
In regard to: Manning, John
In regard to: Bullock, Seth

Was well enough to be returned to county jail
Jul 08 1878
In regard to: Gay, William

Sheriff appoints Frank E. Arnold as Lead Deputy
Jul 09 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Jennie Washburn, She Broke His Little Head
Jul 12 1878
In regard to: Women

Eddie Dwyer got drunk and pounded on his girl
Jul 12 1878
In regard to: Washburn, Jennie

Jennie Washburn was released from jail
Jul 12 1878
In regard to: Women

Erecting a large warehouse near jail, S. Deadwood
Jul 13 1878
In regard to: Star and Bullock

It must be a little warm in jail during dog days
Jul 18 1878
In regard to: Lawrence County

Deputy Kehoe arrested Peter Nelson
Jul 20 1878
In regard to: Kehoe, John H.

Report that Deputy Kehoe has been dismissed is false
Jul 23 1878
In regard to: Pioneer Newspaper
In regard to: Kehoe, John H.

Had no intention of stealing Patton's animals
Jul 24 1878
In regard to: Washburn, Jennie
In regard to: Dwyer, Ed

Road Agents have a little scheme to steal horse
Jul 25 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Hunting thieves via the stage coach, novel way
Aug 06 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Traced horse thieves to Rockville area
Aug 07 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

"Great Jail Delivery" big article on jailbreak
Aug 24 1878
In regard to: Pioneer Newspaper

Jail, young man "fell in a fit"
Aug 25 1878
In regard to: Lawrence County

Jail, prisoners escape and are captured again
Aug 25 1878
In regard to: Lawrence County

Territorial Officers
Sep 02 1878
In regard to: Barker, Charles E.
In regard to: Barnes, A. H., Associate Justice
In regard to: Beaman, H.B., Constable
In regard to: Bennett, Granville, Associate Justice, Delegate to Congress
In regard to: Bevans, A.D.
In regard to: Burke, X. S.
In regard to: Campbell, Hugh J., United States Attorney
In regard to: Conzett, J.
In regard to: Donahue, Ed
In regard to: Fisher, James D.
In regard to: Fraser, John R.
In regard to: Gates, G.W.
In regard to: Giddings, Robert
In regard to: Graham, F.C.
In regard to: Hand, George H., Secretary
In regard to: Howard, William A., Governor
In regard to: Ispersen, Henry, United States Surveyor General
In regard to: Kidder, Jefferson,
Delegate to Congress, Hon., Associate Justice
In regard to: Manning, John, Sheriff
In regard to: McKinnis, Charles, Register of Deeds
In regard to: Miller, Joseph
In regard to: Moody, G.C., Associate Justice
In regard to: Pennington, John L , Governor
In regard to: Raymond, John B., United States Marshall
In regard to: Ryan, James
In regard to: Shannon, P.C., Chief Justice
In regard to: Spencer, Charles, Constable
In regard to: Thompson, C.F.
In regard to: Von Bodungen, F.W.
In regard to: Whitson, Burt
In regard to: Wood, Eugene

Jail house needed for drunks closer to Deadwood
Sep 06 1878
In regard to: Lawrence County

McDermott wants to supplant Manning as sheriff
Sep 07 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Received the 4 steel doors for cages in jail
Sep 14 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Started out after Shelton Edwards for bad checks
Sep 20 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

14 prisoners now confined in county jail
Sep 21 1878
In regard to: Lawrence County

Has accident while after Edwards, his leg is hurt
Sep 21 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Sheriff notified that grand jury was to visit jail
Sep 24 1879
In regard to: Manning, John

Has Shelton Edwards at Cheyenne, may not be back
Sep 25 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Sheriff Manning Makes Him Settle or Take a Bath
Sep 26 1878
In regard to: Manning, John
In regard to: Edwards, Shelton

Skipped out of town armed to the teeth
Oct 01 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Deputy is now in charge of Charley Collins grocery
Oct 10 1878
In regard to: Kehoe, John H.

Noted horse thief brought in and put in jail
Oct 03 1878
In regard to: Pastor, Tony

Says the report of two men hanging "is another"
Oct 06 1878
In regard to: Kehoe, John H.

In Deadwood, Deputy Sheriff
Oct 10 1878
In regard to: Kehoe, John H.

Stampeded for the jail hearing of Rogers and Lovell
Oct 14 1878
In regard to: Fields, Samuel

Nomination for sheriff was made unanimous
Oct 14 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Road Agents Corraled
Oct 15 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Democratic candidates from Deadwood
Oct 16 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Ed Dwyer and James Keating went to jail
Oct 25 1878
In regard to: Keating, James
In regard to: Dwyer, Ed

What has he done to qualify him for re-election?
Oct 25 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Refuses to move Price before someone responsible
Oct 28 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Racy account of appearance of democratic circus
Oct 28 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Shot Amos Simon, "Tex", leg may need amputation
Nov 07 1878
In regard to: Mick

Indicted for assault with intent to kill
Nov 07 1878
In regard to: Curley, Edwin

Says he intends to keep jail full of criminals
Nov 08 1878
In regard to: Beaman, Hank

Allowed to leave jail on bail
Nov 08 1878
In regard to: Boughton, Mary, Mrs

Serenaded by Deadwood band
Nov 08 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Official vote of Lawrence County Sheriff,
2485 Manning to 2446 Bullock
Nov 12 1878
In regard to: Manning, John
In regard to: Bullock, Seth

Gus Johnson captured by Manning as horse thief
Nov 15 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Sentenced to $102.88 fine and 30 days in jail
Nov 16 1878
In regard to: O'Donnell, Thomas

Pay costs and imprisoned in jail for one hour
Nov 21 1878
In regard to: Glasgow, James

Enlarging our jail
Nov 21 1878
In regard to: Deadwood

Contract for improvements to county jail awarded
Dec 03 1878
In regard to: Rewman, Paul

Leaves Deadwood, 7 prisoners and 3 guards
Dec 03 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Took very good care of sheriffs office for Manning
Dec 26 1878
In regard to: Mahan, John

Sheriff returned from Detroit where he left criminals
Dec 27 1878
In regard to: Manning, John

Acquitted by the commissioners, Apr 18
Dec 29 1878
In regard to: Brigham,

Acquitted by the jury on charge of grand larceny
Jan 30 1879
In regard to: Dwyer, Ed

Sent Peck and Gibson to Hotel de Manning, jail
Feb 20 1879
In regard to: Rinehart, W.A
In regard to: Gibson, W.H.
In regard to: Peck, James Tex

Alias Tex, sent to jail by Justice Rinehart
Feb 20 1879
In regard to: Peck, James Tex

Alias Reddy, sent to jail by Justice Rinehart
Feb 20 1879
In regard to: Gibson, W.H.

Ex-treasurer is at present working in Colorado
Mar 29 1879
In regard to: Brigham,

County Constable, offices Ddwd and Central, a card
Apr 01 1879
In regard to: Spencer, Charles

In Hotel de Manning for inability to pay fine
May 10 1879
In regard to: Castego, James

Baldy Ford attempts to make a break from sheriff
May 10 1879
In regard to: Manning, John

Put Brewer in charge of office while in the east
May 10 1879
In regard to: Manning, John

Shot five cows for cutting down of five trees
May 24 1879
In regard to: Rahn, John

Moral: Don't try to escape from sheriff Manning
May 24 1879
In regard to: Martin, J.S.

County officers, Constable, Deadwood
Jun 01 1879
In regard to: Beaman, H.B.

Chloroformed at night and robbed of $600 in valuable
Jun 13 1879
In regard to: Rigby, A.J.

Sheriff knew nothing of Kehoe arresting people
Jul 08 1879
In regard to: Manning, John

Sent to jail by Judge Moody for contempt of court
Jul 16 1879
In regard to: Bruce, Hector

Committed to jail for being in default of bail
Jun 17 1879
In regard to: Warren, Frank

Sheriff returned with Devine to Deaddwood from Rapid
Jun 17 1879
In regard to: Manning, John

Warner and Warren on trial for breaking into house
Jun 17 1879
In regard to: Rigby, A.J.
In regard to: Warren, Frank
In regard to: Warner, William V.

Now lodged in our county jail for stage holdup
Jun 17 1879
In regard to: Staurck, Fritz
In regard to: McDonald, John

Closes the saloons on Election Day, it's the law
Jun 21 1879
In regard to: Manning, John

South Deadwood should be satisfied to have jail
Jul 01 1879
In regard to: Ingleside

Kehoe put him in jail when he wouldn't pay Blackman
Jul 08 1879
In regard to: McLaughlin,

Kehoe brought before Judge for arresting people
Jul 08 1879
In regard to: Clark, John

One responsible for blackmail is not ex-deputy
Jul 09 1879
In regard to: Kehoe,

In jail, charged with burglarizing Mr Rigbys home
Jul 16 1879
In regard to: Warren, Frank

Most faithful lieutenant of Sheriff Manning
Jul 23 1879
In regard to: Brewer, W.M.

Has revoked all of the deputy appointments
Jul 23 1879
In regard to: Manning, John

Two jail cells, made of boiler iron, en route here
Jul 26 1879
In regard to: Law and Order

Now languishing in Hotel de Manning, jail
Jul 27 1879
In regard to: McMillan, John C.

Territorial and County Officers
Sep 02 1879
In regard to: Alden, H.A., Justice of Peace
In regard to: Blake, James B.
Justice of Peace
In regard to: Campbell, Hugh J. United States Attorney
In regard to: Clark, H.C., Justice of Peace
In regard to: Coleman, N., Justice of Peace
In regard to: Duree, Mike, Justice of Peace
In regard to: Edwards, Dolph
Supt of Public Inst
In regard to: Hastie, Addison W.
County Attorney
In regard to: Hunter, H., Coroner
In regard to: Ingram, Felix.C., Assessor
In regard to: Jones, William, Commissioner
In regard to: Kello, R.H., Surveyor
In regard to: King, Richard, Commissioner
In regard to: Neill, Robert, Treasurer
In regard to: Offenbacher, J.V.
Judge of Probate
In regard to: Raymond, John B.
United States Marshall
In regard to: Rinehart, W.A.
Justice of Peace
In regard to: Sackett, William L.
Commissioner

Sheriff arrested Wadsworth from description given
Aug 20 1879
In regard to: Manning, John

Jury empanelled in the case of malicious mischief
Sep 19 1879
In regard to: Rahn, John

Case for killing five cattle commence today
Sep 20 1879
In regard to: Rahn, John

Alias Goodyear, charged with taking $8 from woman
Sep 20 1879
In regard to: Wertman, Wm.
In regard to: Valentine, Edith

Got 90 days in the county jail for grand larceny
Sep 23 1879
In regard to: Hoffman, Charles

Got 120 days in county jail for assaulting Chinaman
Sep 23 1879
In regard to: Scott, William V.

Warner indicted for burglarizing Rigby's house
Oct 08 1879
In regard to: Rigby, A.J.

Received four years for grand larceny
Oct 11 1879
In regard to: Warren, Frank
In regard to: Warner, William V.

Wertman received 30 days in jail for petit larceny
Oct 11 1879
In regard to: Valentine, Edith

Sentence of 6 months in county jail at hard labor
Oct 11 1879
In regard to: Rahn, John

Terhune defeats May for constable of South Ddwd.
Nov 05 1879
In regard to: May, Boone

Re-elected constable of South Deadwood
Nov 05 1879
In regard to: Terhune, William

Quiet and gentlemanly, is cook for the jail
Nov 07 1879
In regard to: Rahn, John

Has won the regard of all the officials in jail
Nov 07 1879
In regard to: Begley, Jeremiah

Alias Happy George, came up from Crook City
Nov 15 1879
In regard to: Albert, George

Occupying quarters at Hotel de Manning
Nov 18 1879
In regard to: Coffee, Billy

Deputy Rewman went after 5 who made a jail break
Nov 25 1879
In regard to: Rewman, Paul
In regard to: Godfrey, Bill
In regard to: Brewer, William

Convicts made escape while sheriff was away
Nov 26 1879
In regard to: Manning, John

Employed by Sheriff Manning at his ranch
Dec 14 1879
In regard to: Missouri

Let out of jail, not happy anymore, wants back in
Dec 27 1879
In regard to: Happy George

Arrested for stealing buffalo overcoats
Jan 21 1880
In regard to: Happy George

Fined Happy George $25 and costs, plus 30 days
Jan 21 1880
In regard to: Colman, Nathan

Bum and kleptomaniac says there's no money in working
Mar 11 1880
In regard to: Happy George

Sheriff after Watcher boys, they refuse to give up
Mar 12 1880
In regard to: Manning, John P.

Took a trip up to county jail, off streets 30 days
Mar 16 1880
In regard to: Happy George

Kehoe comes from Crook City to visit the jail
Mar 23 1880
In regard to: Manning, John P.

Sheriff went out yesterday with 6 prisoners
Mar 25 1880
In regard to: Manning, John P.

Is out of jail again, can he steer clear in future
Apr 04 1880
In regard to: Happy George

Happy George stole clothes from store in Ingleside
Apr 13 1880
In regard to: Toplin, N.J.

Manning gave him provisions to get him to leave
Apr 13 1880
In regard to: Happy George

Arrested, probably see Detroit Corrections this time
Apr 13 1880
In regard to: Happy George

Happy kuss was held over for the grand jury
Apr 14 1880
In regard to: Happy George

Sent 2 to Hotel Manning for 7 days
Jun 06 1880
In regard to: Coleman, Nathan

Treatment of insane man completely inhumane
Jun 15 1880
In regard to: Manning, John P.

Sister gives statement about insane mans treatment
Jun 15 1880
In regard to: Manning, John P.

Will not run for office of sheriff this time
Sep 25 1880
In regard to: Manning, John P.

R.H. Kello and Hector Bruce, surveyors and engineers
Dec 01 1880
In regard to: Kello and Bruce

Missouri gives his account of cowboys killed
Aug 05 1882
In regard to: Wingfield, John T.

Territorial, county and city officers
Oct 01 1882
In regard to: Anthony, Jake S.
In regard to: Ault, Playfair G.
In regard to: Baird, William M.
In regard to: Beaman, H.B.
In regard to: Belding, John P.
In regard to: Bonham, W.H.
In regard to: Campbell, Hugh J.
In regard to: Chadwick, W.L.
In regard to: Edgerton, A.J.
In regard to: Edwards, Dolph
In regard to: Fessenden, Wm. M.
In regard to: Garland, J.W.
In regard to: Giddings, William
In regard to: Grimshaw, Robert E.
In regard to: Hall, George H.
In regard to: Hand, George H.
In regard to: Hastie, Addison W.
In regard to: Hill, Gale
In regard to: Hudson, S.A.
In regard to: Hunter, David
In regard to: Kello, R.H.
In regard to: Kidder, Jefferson
In regard to: La Breche, D.
In regard to: Moody, Gideon C.
In regard to: Ordway, N.G.
In regard to: Parshall, A.J.
In regard to: Pettigrew, R.F.
In regard to: Phillips, Kirk G.
In regard to: Raymond, John B.
In regard to: Robinson, G.
In regard to: Ryan, John C.
In regard to: Schofield, G.B.
In regard to: Smith, B.P.
In regard to: Star, Solomon
In regard to: Tracy, Joseph S.
In regard to: Vanocker, F.

Does not take kindly to Hotel de Manning attention
Aug 24 1883
In regard to: Brave Bull

Colonel W.H. Parker's big pointer, Dash, exhibited symptoms of rabies, yesterday, and ran around snapping at everything he saw. John Missouri, the crack pistol shot of the Hills, went in pursuit of him, but up to a late hour we heard nothing of the killing.
December 15, 1883
In regard to: Parker, W.H.
In regard to: John Missouri.

Billy Holmes resigned his position as deputy, under Sheriff Manning, and left on Wednesday last to accept a position with a large cattle company, whose headquarters are on Hat creek. His many friends in Deadwood will be pleased to hear of his promotion.
December 28, 1883
In regard to: Holmes, Billy.
In regard to: Manning.

Mr. Ford has been acting so badly lately, his bondsmen surrendered him to the sheriff. The man is evidently insane. Bill Souter will bring him to Deadwood.
February 1, 1884
In regard to: Ford, N.B.
In regard to: Souter, Bill.

New cow boy was seen on the streets last night, and he was so gorgeously arrayed in new clothes, silver spurs and a four inch metalic hat band that glistened like an electric light, that the Deadwood rounders thought he was a bonanza king, and were all anxious to form his acquaintance. A Times reporter, however, solved the mysterey, as he found by a close inspection that it was John Missouri, the efficient deputy sheriff, who was out masquerading.
March 13, 1884
In regard to: Missouri, John.

Wingfield after wedding supplies.
July 31, 1884
Missouri (John Wingfield) was in after wedding supplies, yesterday, himself, according to Sheriff Manning, to be the happy man.
In regard to: Wingfield, John.
In regard to: Manning, John P.
In regard to: Missouri.

'Missouri' up from Manning ranch.
Nov. 14, 1885
"Missouri" Wingfield, came up from Johnnie Manning's ranch last evening.
In regard to: Wingfield, John T.

Missouri is night watchman at the Pierce.
July 17, 1890
John Wingfield, better known as "Missouri," ex-policeman of Deadwood, has accepted a position as night watchman at the Pierce.
In regard to: Wingfield, John.
In regard to: Pierce Mine.

Doing Time The Deadwood Jail, 23 Inmates, June 1880

W. N. Anderson, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1832>, 48, Married, White, Prisoner Carpenter, Ireland

G. F. Averson, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1838>, 42, Single, White, Male, Prisoner Railroad Man, Vermont

Lee Bock, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1854>, 26, Single, White, Male, Prisoner Carpenter, Michigan

J. B. Clark, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1859>, 21, Single, White, Male, Prisoner Lock Smith, Illinois

Martin L. Couk, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1845>, 35, Single, White, Male, Prisoner Miner, Virginia

Thomas Curran, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1862>, 18, Single, White, Male, Prisoner Iron Moulder, Ireland

N. C. Fenton, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1853>, 27, Married, White, Male, Prisoner Telegraph Operator, Maryland

Alexander Fidler, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1857>, 23, Single, White, Male, Prisoner Jeweler, Illinois

J. R. Harmann, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1853>, 27, Single, White, Male, Prisoner Book Keeper, Maryland

Albert Hockett, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1853>, 27, Married, White, Prisoner Hack Driver, Iowa

Frank McCormick, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1856>, 21, Single, White, Male, Prisoner Locomotive Engineer, Prince Edward

C. P. Moody, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1860>, 20, Single, White, Male, Prisoner Laborer, Maryland

James O’Connell, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1861>, 19, Single, White, Male, Prisoner Teamster, Ireland

J. V. R. Price, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1843>, 37, Married, White, Male, Prisoner Painter, Ireland

Milton Price, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1845>, 35, Married, White, Male, Prisoner Miner, Wisconsin

Paul Rewman, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1853>, 27, Single, White, Male, Prisoner Painter and Ex-Deputy, England

James Rohone, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1859>, 21, Single, White, Male, Prisoner Tinner, New York

Frank Slaven, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1847>, 33, Single, White, Male, Prisoner Laborer, Nebraska

Barnard Smith, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1845>, 35, Single, White, Male, Prisoner Miner, New York

Harry Spragigues, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1854>, 26, Single, White, Male, Prisoner Teamster, Massachusetts

William Stevenson, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1853>, 27, Single, White, Male, Prisoner Machinist, Kentucky

R. J. Steward, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1854>, 26, Single, White, Male, Prisoner Laborer, California

Jessy Stokes, Deadwood, Lawrence, DT <1847>, 33, Widower, White, Male, Prisoner Laborer, New York

D. Boone May, Messenger and Candidate, County Constable South Deadwood

May, D.B. in shootout
Aug 27 1877
In regard to: May, D. Boone

May, Boone wounds Webb
Sep 21 1877
In regard to: May, D. Boone

May, Boone visits Webb in Cheyenne
Sep 28 1877
In regard to: May, D. Boone

May, D.B. is messenger for coach
Oct 11 1877
In regard to: May, D. Boone

Road agent Webb in Deadwood, shot at May year ago
Jul 25 1878
In regard to: May, Boone
In regard to: Webb, Prescott

Messenger on Cheyenne route, got band of 5 road agents
Sep 06 1878
In regard to: May, Boone

Road Agents Attack One Coach with the Usual Success
Sep 15 1878
In regard to: May, Boone

Canyon Springs Robbery, more news about robbery
Oct 01 1878
In regard to: May, Boone

In Adams' party looking for Canyon Springs robbers
Oct 01 1878
In regard to: May, Boone

Boone May and W. Taylor from Deadwood, Cheyenne report
Oct 11 1878
In regard to: Taylor, W.

Took Borris, Canyon Springs suspect to Wyoming jail
Oct 14 1878
In regard to: May, Boone

Road Agents Corralled
Oct 15 1878
In regard to: May, Boone

Tom Price nee Jack Smith, road agent
Oct 23 1878
In regard to: May, Boone

Boone May says
Tom Price will not recover
Oct 26 1878
In regard to: May, Boone

Boone May tells of
hanging by masked men
Nov 06 1878
In regard to: McLaughlin,
In regard to: Mansfield

Road Agents’ Female Physician, Deadwood Men Celebrate the Arrival
Lurline Monte Verde, Alias Madame Vestal, Alias Belle Siddons


Female gambler, actress and twenty-one dealer extraordinaire makes her way to Deadwood. Vivacious and seductive, the ex-Confederate spy turns spy at the gambling tables for her road agent lover Archie McLaughlin. Treasure coach messenger D. Boone May seduces the lovely Lurline to extract information about the whereabouts of his wanted man. Lover Archie McLaughlin and his partner William Mansfield gets themselves hung by vigilantes while under the custody of Messenger May and beautiful Lurline leaves Deadwood for a Cheyenne engagement.

Cheyenne papers write of his arrival in town
Feb 20 1879
In regard to: May, D. Boone

Cheyenne Sun gives lengthy account of capture
Feb 24 1879
In regard to: May, Boone

Boone May carried head in box to collect reward
Mar 11 1879
In regard to: Zimmers, J.H.
In regard to: Towle, Frank

Story of him carrying a head around upset "Nero"
Mar 14 1879
In regard to: May, Boone

Showed his skill with a rifle after target practice
Jun 01 1879
In regard to: May, Boone

Announce candidacy for constable of South Deadwood
Nov 01 1879
In regard to: May, D. Boone

Young, brave, energetic, a rustler for constable
Nov 04 1879
In regard to: May, Boone

Is man of sobriety and good business capacity
Nov 04 1879
In regard to: May, Boone

Terhune defeats May for constable of South Deadwood
Nov 05 1879
In regard to: May, Boone

Reports man arrested was not man wanted for crime
Nov 25 1879
In regard to: May, Boone

Took Price to Nebraska penitentiary, 5 yr sentence
Dec 11 1879
In regard to: May, Boone

"Missouri" John T. Wingfield, Belle Fourche Farmer and Stockman
Ex-Deadwood Deputy Sheriff


Wingfield night watchman, complains of negligence
Jul 16 1877
In regard to: Wingfield, John

Grant, Peter shot by Wingfield, Lillie Potter involved
Aug 03 1877
In regard to: Grant, Peter

Peter Grant worked there, killed by Wingfield
Aug 06 1877
In regard to: Welch Hotel

Wingfield, John arraigned on Grant murder charges
Aug 09 1877
In regard to: Wingfield, John

Had trial before Barker on charge of manslaughter
Aug 13 1877
In regard to: Wingfield, John

Missouri gives his account of cowboys killed
Aug 05 1882
In regard to: Wingfield, John T.

New cow boy was seen on the streets last night, and he was so gorgeously arrayed in new clothes, silver spurs and a four inch metalic hat band that glistened like an electric light, that the Deadwood rounders thought he was a bonanza king, and were all anxious to form his acquaintance. A Times reporter, however, solved the mysterey, as he found by a close inspection that it was John "Missouri", the efficient deputy sheriff, who was out masquerading.
March 13, 1884
In regard to: Wingfield, John "Missouri"

Wingfield after wedding supplies.
July 31, 1884
Missouri (John Wingfield) was in after wedding supplies, yesterday, himself, according to Sheriff Manning, to be the happy man.
In regard to: Wingfield, John.
In regard to: Manning, John P., Sheriff

Wingfield for sheriff.
Sept. 30, 1884
John Wingfield "Missouri" is almost persuaded to make an independent run for sheriff. He would make a good official.
In regard to: Wingfield, John.

'Missouri' up from Sheriff Manning ranch.
Nov. 14, 1885
"Missouri" Wingfield, came up from Johnnie Manning's ranch last evening.
In regard to: Wingfield, John T.
In regard to: Manning, John P., Sheriff

Sandy Characters,Old Man Blanchard sent Hedges to the other side of Jordan

Injured man Blanchard is a dead shot, dropped his assailant Hedges
Jul 19 1879
In regard to: Blanchard, J.
In regard to: Hedges, Robert

The bullet again, death from violence
Jul 19 1879
In regard to: Hedges, Robert
In regard to: Blanchard, J.

Robert Hedges, the man that was killed was a narrow-minded ignorant cuss
Jul 19 1879
In regard to: Hedges, Robert

Hedges told restaurant keeper he would shoot somebody
Jul 19 1879
In regard to: Mullin, D.
In regard to: Hedges, Robert

Blanchard at drug store for medical help, wounded
Jul 19 1879
In regard to: Wood and Wilson

Gives evidence in the Hedges murder case
Jul 19 1879
In regard to: Coyle, James

Coroners jury finding against J. Blanchard in shooting
Jul 20 1879
In regard to: Blanchard, J.

On coroners jury for Hedges death
Jul 20 1879
In regard to: Savage, P.
In regard to: Mund,
In regard to: Lawrence, John

Coroners jury feel he did not provoke the shooting
Jul 20 1879
In regard to: Hedges, Robert

Dr reports Blanchard doing well, not out of danger
Jul 22 1879
In regard to: Blanchard, J.
In regard to: McKown, Z.S. Dr.

Witness says Hedges was looking for Blanchard for hour
Jul 23 1879
In regard to: Hedges,

Witness says they were only 100', not 700', away
Jul 23 1879
In regard to: Blanchard, J.
In regard to: Hedges, Robert

Old man Blanchard is still improving
Aug 05 1879
In regard to: Blanchard, J.

Wound to his arm, by Hedges, caused him his hand
Aug 30 1879
In regard to: Blanchard, J.

Blanchard sent Hedges to the other side of Jordan
Aug 30 1879
In regard to: Hedges,

Old man looking game and nobby in new suit of blue
Sep 03 1879
In regard to: Blanchard,


Vigilantism Newspaper Editorials
"Citizens Taking the Law into Their Hands" 1878
"Stock Thieves and Road Agents Beware Or You'll Be Gobbled Up!"


Charity Ball for the Benefit of Sisters’ Hospital
In regard to: Keating, George
Jun 01 1878

Merchant at Spearfish, tells of vigilante committee
In regard to: Cashner, John
Jul 16 1878

Two bodies believed the work of vigilante raid
In regard to: Vigilantes
Sep 18 1878

George W. Keating and O.B. Davis Hung by Vigilantes
In regard to: Law enforcement and interested parties:
In regard to: Louthan, J.M. , Dr
In regard to: Matson, J.W.
In regard to: Spear, D.H.
In regard to: Stone, L.M.
In regard to: Whitbeck, L. Field
In regard to: Wood, E.
In regard to: Ayers, Franklin C.
In regard to: Beane,
In regard to: Brewer, George
In regard to: Brown,
In regard to: Davis, E.K.
In regard to: Dickenson, D.K.
In regard to: Dix, Julian
Sep 19 1878

Lynching near Spearfish thought vigilante doing
In regard to: Keating, George
In regard to: Davis, O.B.
Sep 19 1878

Death, Hung by vigilantes
In regard to: Keating, George W.
In regard to: Davis, O.B.
Sep 19 1878

Friends take measures to prevent her from injuring herself
In regard to: Keating, G., Mrs.
Sep 19 1878

Death, by hanging, buried near Elizabethtown
In regard to: Keating, George W.
Sep 20 1878

Editorial, citizens taking the law into their hand
In regard to: Keating, George W.
Sep 20 1878

Jury summoned, verdict on murder case
In regard to: Keating, George W.
Sep 20 1878

Prisoner at camp, may have gotten them hanged
In regard to: Keating, George W.
Sep 20 1878

Agony at her husbands death is very intense
In regard to: Keating, G.W., Mrs
Sep 20 1878

Body had been roughly treated before hanging
In regard to: Keating, George
Sep 21 1878

Buried in the Catholic cemetery
In regard to: Keating, George W.
Sep 21 1878

Horses were found along with Gus Johnson’s horses
In regard to: Keating, George W.
In regard to: Davis, O.B.
In regard to: Johnson, Gus
Sep 22 1878

Arrested and confined to guard house at camp escapes
In regard to: Johnson, Gus
Sep 23 1878

Horses have been found, Rosebrough has it for sale
In regard to: Keating, George
Sep 23 1878

Horses taken against debt owed brother
In regard to: Johnson, Gus
Sep 25 1878

E.K. Davis Vindicates His Brother, O.B. Davis
In regard to: Keating, George W.
Sep 25 1878

E.K. Davis, brother of O. B. Davis, says he was after Johnson’s horses
In regard to: Davis, O.B.
Sep 25 1878

General Field probably arrested for hanging
In regard to: Keating, George
Sep 26 1878

Escaped from stockade then goes back and steals horses
In regard to: Johnson, Gus
Sep 27 1878

Most secure since vigilantes got mad
In regard to: Spearfish Valley
Oct 01 1878

Spearfish Vigilantes, recently hung 2 suspects
In regard to: Vigilantes
Oct 11 1878

Benefit at Opera House tomorrow
In regard to: Keating, G.W., Mrs
In regard to: Central Opera House
Nov 07 1878

Ball given at Opera House a great social success
In regard to: Keating, Mrs
Nov 11 1878

So-called benefit a financial failure
In regard to: Keating, Mrs
Nov 13 1878

Lengthy, terror of Spearfish valley, gobbled up
In regard to: Johnson, Gus
Nov 15 1878

Captured by Manning, horses returned that he stole
In regard to: Johnson, Gus
Nov 15 1878

Has opened up grocery store in South Bend
In regard to: Keating, Mrs
Nov 27 1878

Jury still out on grand larceny - horse stealing
In regard to: Johnson, Gus
Jan 31 1879

Jury brought back a verdict of not guilty
In regard to: Johnson, Gus
Feb 01 1879

Probate Notice in re estate of George Keating
In regard to: Keating, George W.
In regard to: Keating, Nellie
Apr 01 1879

Administrators notice, estate of Keating, deceased
In regard to: Keating, George W.
In regard to: Keating, Nellie
May 01 1879

Administratrix notice, estate of George W. Keating
In regard to: Keating, George W.
In regard to: Keating, Nellie
Jun 01 1879

Marriage, to Wes Snyder, by Father Gleason
In regard to: Keating, Mrs
In regard to: Snyder, Wes
Apr 24 1880

Old rake trying to make case against vigilantes
In regard to: Murch,
Jan 29 1881

Discovered carbonates worth $750 per ton
In regard to: Snyder, Wes
Aug 05 1881

Sturgis City about this time is having trouble in more ways than one. The Bible in the schools has stirred up the infidel and Christian parties of the community, who are going for each other in the columns of the Record. The lawlessness of the transient population has called into existence a vigilance committee, who talk bit to say the least. Yesterday the town was placarded with the supposed ominous figures, 3-7-77, and notices were served on several parties to git up and git, or take the consequences. One of the four parties notified to leave was Alex Fiddler, at one time a prominent character in the history of Pierre. The parties notified say they will go when they get ready, and the vigilantes say they will assist them in getting ready. The result is anxiously awaited.
In regard to: Fiddler, Alex.
In regard to: Sturgis.
In regard to: Newspapers.
November 11, 1883

Axlebee Gang Fights Back After Vigilante Hanging 1884

Harry Tuttle, who died by the hands of the so-called vigilantes, was buried yesterday at 2:30 o’clock. During the forenoon there was a constant stream of persons entering Undertaker Smith’s rooms to view the remains.
In regard to: Tuttle, Harry.
In regard to: Smith, B. P., Deadwood undertaker
March 1, 1884

Award has been offered from the Axlebee gang for evidence that will convict the vigilantes who hanged Tuttle.
In regard to: Axlebee Gang
In regard to: Tuttle.
April 23, 1884

Whitewood vigilantes after rounders.
In regard to: Whitewood.
Feb. 16, 1888

Vigilantism Romanticized by Popular Deadwood Play

Said to be immense in "Vigilantes; How Women Love"
In regard to: Gilberts, The
May 31 1879

Doc Middleton and His Pony Boys Noted Prairie Bandits and Horse Thieves
Officers Llewellyn and May Go On Trial for Killing Gang Member Curley Grimes, The Outlaw


Photo Doc Middleton 1891 © Western History and Genealogy Dept.,
Denver Public Library

Doc Middleton’s gang of prairie bandits
In regard to: Middleton, Doc
Jul 18 1879

Arrived at Cheyenne in charge of officers
In regard to: Middleton, Doc
Aug 03 1879

Particulars of Doc Middleton’s capture
In regard to: Middleton, Doc
Aug 07 1879

Doc Middleton’s "pony boys" are being rounded up
In regard to: Middleton, Doc
Aug 07 1879

Arrived in Cheyenne on the 4th of August
In regard to: Middleton, Doc
Aug 08 1879

Gives his side of the story from jail
In regard to: Middleton, Doc
Aug 10 1879

Another one of the gang rounded up
In regard to: Middleton, Doc
In regard to: Nolan, Jack
In regard to: Blackburn, Jim
In regard to: Frank Slaven alias Black Hank
Dec 17 1879

Noted detective who rounded up Doc Middleton here
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
Jan 28 1880

What has become of detective Llewellyn?
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
Feb 03 1880

Llewellyn left here with May, probably hunting
In regard to: May, Boone
Feb 03 1880

Went after road agent, captured and killed him
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
In regard to: May, Boone
Feb 04 1880

Soldiers buried road agent killed by Boone May
In regard to: Military
In regard to: Curley
Photo Grave Marker Curley Grimes, outside of Sturgis, © Roosevelt Inn
"Buried with his head down, just as he fell, the whispering pines, will never tell"
Feb 04 1880

Real name is supposed to be Lee Grimes
In regard to: Curley
Feb 05 1880

Dead road agent story beginning to sound like hoax
In regard to: Curley
Feb 07 1880

Sheriff of Pennington saw Curley’s body on prairie
In regard to: Moulton, Frank
Feb 08 1880

Remains have not been buried, left on open prairie
In regard to: Curley
Feb 08 1880

Dr went to post to look after Curley, already buried
In regard to: Hunter, H.
Feb 11 1880

Body has been buried, to dig him up for inquest
In regard to: Curley
Feb 11 1880

Boone’s friends upset at talk that wrong man died
In regard to: Curley
In regard to: May, Boone
Feb 12 1880

Is it Curly, or who is it?
In regard to: Curley
Feb 13 1880

Warrants issued for arrest of May and Llewellyn
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
In regard to: Hastie, Addison W.
In regard to: Hunter,
Feb 13 1880

His absence is prejudicing his case
In regard to: May, Boone
Feb 14 1880

Lee Grimes Road agent Curley’s real name
In regard to: Grimes, Lee
In regard to: Doc Middleton’s Gang
Feb 15 1880

"Fiat Justitia Ruat Coelum" for Boone and Llewellyn
In regard to: Curley
Feb 15 1880

Unable to come to town, working for stage line
In regard to: May, Boone
Feb 15 1880

If that man killed wasn’t Curley, who was he?
In regard to: Curley
Feb 17 1880

Llewellyn says Curley was not on weak Indian pony
In regard to: Curley
Mar 02 1880

How far may officers go in stopping prisoner escape
In regard to: Curley
Mar 05 1880

May and Llewellyn will be in town within 30 days
In regard to: Curley
Mar 09 1880

Boone May will soon be here to answer charges
In regard to: Curley
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
In regard to: May, D. Boone
Apr 17 1880

Has not been back due to ambush set for him
In regard to: May, Boone
Apr 17 1880

Why Llewellyn and May have not returned
In regard to: Curley
Apr 28 1880

Sending out a Company for 3 or 4 bandits is ridiculous
In regard to: Military
Apr 29 1880

Will return to Hills with Judge Moody
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
In regard to: May, Boone
In regard to: Moody, Judge
May 25 1880

Came in on his own motion to face charges
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
In regard to: May, Boone
Jun 02 1880

Llewellyn was acting on authority of U.S. warrant
In regard to: Curley
Jun 06 1880

Taking the Frenchmen on a hunting trip
In regard to: May, Boone
Jun 12 1880

Royal hunting party
In regard to: Arnold,
In regard to: Riggs, Frank
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
In regard to: May, Boone
Jun 12 1880

Has accepted a position at the Golden Terra Mine
In regard to: May, Boone
Jun 23 1880

Terra can employ their Boone Mays, to no avail
In regard to: May, Boone
Jul 30 1880

To be here tonight to face music for killing Curley
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
Aug 07 1880

Has not stayed away to avoid answering charges
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
Aug 08 1880

What is grand jury doing in Llewellyn and May case?
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
In regard to: Boone, May
Aug 11 1880

Witnesses from Pine Ridge here to testify
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
Aug 11 1880

Witness testified it was Curley that May killed
In regard to: Curley
Aug 12 1880

Alias Curley, Llewellyn and May arrested for murder
In regard to: Grimes, Lee
Aug 15 1880

Lawyer ask for May and Llewellyn to be tried separately
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
In regard to: May, D. Boone
Aug 17 1880

Trial set to begin at 9:30 this morning
In regard to: Black Hank
In regard to: Member of Doc Middleton Gang
Aug 17 1880

Error in report of separate trials, not asked for
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
Aug 18 1880

Should get $2,000 reward now for killing of Toole
In regard to: May, Boone
Aug 18 1880

Arraigned, plead not guilty
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
Aug 19 1880

Smith assisted Llewellyn in capture of Middleton
In regard to: Middleton, Doc
In regard to: Smith, James S.
Aug 20 1880

Trial of Llewellyn and May for killing of Curley
In regard to: Middleton, Doc
In regard to: Nolan, Jack, Doc Middleton Gang member
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
In regard to: May, D. Boone
Aug 24 1880

Left for Pine Ridge Agency on important business
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
Aug 26 1880

Detectives acquitted on charge of murder
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
In regard to: May, Boone
Sep 04 1880

Reports Rockerville as a dull town these days
In regard to: May, Boone
Sep 04 1880

Came up from Rockerville, stopping at Wentworth
In regard to: May, Boone
Oct 30 1880

Left today for Little Missouri for a winter’s hunt
In regard to: May, Boone
Nov 06 1880

Has had a pow-wow with the friendlies
In regard to: May, Boone
Apr 19 1881

Has 150 buffalo hides
In regard to: May, Boone
Apr 26 1881

Boone May meets up with Indian party while on hunt
In regard to: Indians
May 27 1881

Death, brother Bill by Ute Indians
In regard to: May, Bill
In regard to: May, Boone
Jun 13 1881

Has no doubt it was his brothers who perished
In regard to: May, Boone
Jun 29 1881

Took prize in July 4 amateur shooting club
In regard to: May, Boone
Jul 05 1881

Man killed was not brother of Boone as reported
In regard to: May, William
In regard to: May, Boone
Jul 22 1881

Well known man is now agent for Mescalero Indians
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
Aug 09 1881

Notorious horse thieves is doing time in Detroit
In regard to: Harris, Frank
In regard to: Owens, Charles
In regard to: Beverly,
In regard to: Foster,
In regard to: Slaven, Frank “Black Hank”, Doc Middleton Gang
In regard to: Sprague,
In regard to: Stephens,
Sep 08 1881

Had the attention of Madame Vestal in 1877
In regard to: May, Boone
In regard to: Monte Verde, Lurline alias Madame Vestal
In regard to: Hanging of Monte Verde’s lover Archie McLaughlin and William Mansfield
by masked men while under Boone’s custody
Oct 22 1881

Letter from N Mexico, likes Black Hills better
In regard to: May, Boone
Nov 17 1881

Letter to Willard, will leave for South America
In regard to: May, Boone
Dec 27 1881

Letter to Cap Willard from New Mexico
In regard to: May, Boone
Mar 21 1882

Doing as well as can be at Gunnison City, Colorado
In regard to: May, Boone
Jul 19 1882

Willard received letter from May, in South America
In regard to: May, Boone
Nov 01 1882

Detective is now an Indian agent in New Mexico
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
Jan 31 1883

Writes from N.M. that Smith is not dead, with him
In regard to: Llewellyn, W.H.H.
In regard to: Smith, James S.
Mar 06 1883

Doc Middleton branches out in saloon business
In regard to: Middleton, Doc
Dec. 3, 1884

Middleton mad at link with Ford
In regard to: Middleton, Doc.
In regard to: Ford, Ned Buntline “Baldy”
Oct. 8, 1885

Shooting at the Gap.
In regard to: Wheeler, Tom
In regard to: Middleton, Doc
In regard to: Fugit,
Oct. 28, 1885

Doc Middleton, aliases of Jim Cherry, James Shepherd, Jack Lyons and Jim Riley, death December 1913, Douglas Cemetery, Douglas, Wyoming.

Photo Doc Middleton 1891 © Western History and Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library.