John Horton Slaughter

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Birthday
2, 1841
Birthplace
Louisiana
Death Date
Feb 16, 1922 (80)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
2, 1841
Birthplace
Louisiana
Death Date
Feb 16, 1922 (80)

About

Remembered for his service during the Civil War in the Army of the Confederate States of America, this sheriff and United States Marshal also served as a law enforcement officer with the Texas Rangers.

Before Fame

He was born in Louisiana to Minerva Mabry and Benjamin Slaughter. He later lived in California and Arizona; in the former state, he was a well-known poker player.

Trivia

In the 1870s, he began working in the cattle ranching business. His Arizona home, San Bernardino Ranch, became a historic site in the years following his death.

Family Life

His first marriage, to Eliza Adeline Harris, produced two surviving children. He later married a young woman named Viola Howell, with whom he adopted a daughter named Apache May.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Ben Thompson, a fellow lawman, gunfighter, and Confederate Army soldier.

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