|Birth: ||Jul. 4, 1842, Liberia|
|Death: ||Oct. 5, 1979|
"America's Oldest Man" when he died. At age 12, he was lured aboard a slave ship by promises of a "fritter tree". He was sold at auction in New Orleans to a Texas rancher and he remained a slave until 1863 when President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation made him a free man (Reference Juneteenth Celebration). He became known for his tales about his colorful life in the Old West as a ranch hand, gambler, train robber, bounty hunter, family man, honkytonk owner and circus sideshow attraction .
Created by: Deleon Todd
Record added: Dec 19, 2003
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