Billy Clanton

Billy Clanton (1862 – October 26, 1881) was a Cowboy in Cochise County, Arizona Territory. Billy worked with his father Old Man Clanton on their ranch and may have assisted in rustling livestock. He is best known for being a member of group of outlaw Cowboys that had ongoing conflicts with lawmen Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp. The Clantons repeatedly threatened the Earps because they interfered with the Cowboys' illegal activities. On October 26, 1881, Billy was killed in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in the boomtown of Tombstone, Arizona Territory. The shoot out was his first and last gunfight.

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Tom Mc Laury - Shootout in Tombstone
... afterward it was his brother Frank along with Billy Clanton who first drew their weapons, although that has been disputed in other reports of the shootout ... Earlier in the day, Ike Clanton had been arrested, after which Tom McLaury had arrived to get Ike ... Both Frank and Tom McLaury were killed in the gunfight that followed, along with Billy Clanton ...
Johnny Behan - Behan Moves To Tombstone - Gunfight At The O.K. Corral
... While Ike Clanton was planning to leave town, Frank McLaury said he had decided to remain behind to take care of some business ... Billy Clanton, who had arrived on horseback with Frank, intended to go with the McLaurys to Fort Worth ... Ike Clanton filed murder charges against the four lawmen ...
Gunfight At The O.K. Corral - Spicer Hearing - Prosecution Testimony
... The next witnesses were Billy Allen ... the first shot and that the second one also came from the Earp party, while Billy Clanton had his hands in the air ... He told the court that he heard Billy Clanton say, "Don't shoot me ...
Gunfight At The O.K. Corral - Spicer Hearing - Persuasive Testimony
... his head at the time, and the day of the funeral he was pointed out to me as Isaac Clanton ... By that time Billy Clanton and Wyatt Earp had fired their guns off." The second key witness was Addie Bourland, a dressmaker whose residence was across Fremont Street ... the firing was general, and that she had not seen Billy Clanton fall immediately as the Cowboys had testified ...
Billy Clanton - Shoot Out in Tombstone
... October 26, 1881, events came to a head when Billy and Ike got together with Billy Claiborne and brothers Tom and Frank McLaury at the Dexter Corral ... Ike Clanton and Billy Claiborne ran away in the opening moments ... Billy Clanton emptied his gun during the fight, and was killed along with both McLaurys ...

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