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George Coe
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1856
Brighton
Washington County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1941
Lincoln County
New Mexico, USA

Gunman. Coe rode with Billy the Kid during the Lincoln County War. Coe moved near Ft Stanton New Mexico in 1874 and worked with a cousin on a ranch. In 1878 Coe leased his own ranch near Lincoln County, which at that time was in the first stages of an all out range war. Shortly after purchasing the lease, Coe was unjustly arrested by Sheriff William Brady. While in custody, Brady's men treated Coe in a brutal manner. When released, Coe swore revenge against Brady and his men. After the Lincoln War erupted, Coe joined Billy the Kid as a Regulator. One of Coe's first actions as a Regulator was the attempted arrest of Buckskin Roberts at Blazer's Mill on April 4, 1878. The attempted arrest evolved into a gunfight and the eventual death of Roberts. During the gunfight Roberts shot off Coe's trigger finger. While riding with Billy the Kid, Coe would be involved in five gunfights, including the five day seige of the Mc Sween Headquarters in Lincoln County. Coe was one of the few Regulators to escape the seige unharmed. After the death of Billy the Kid, Coe relocated to San Juan County and married. Coe was later able to obtain an amnesty from New Mexico Governor Lew Wallace. In 1884, Coe, with his family, returned to Lincoln County. Coe became a devoted family man and church attendee. He started a ranch called the Golden Glow Ranch and operated a store. In 1934, Coe published his autobiography, Frontier Fighter. Coe died of natural causes at his ranch. 
 
Burial:
Perry Family Cemetery
Glencoe
Lincoln County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: Private Family Plot Not Open To Public
 
Created by: Randy
Record added: Mar 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18192098
George Coe
Added by: Randy
 
 
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- James Morgans
 Added: Aug. 14, 2010
A great cousin who stood for what he thought was right. Rest in Peace!
- Jessie Coe Combs
 Added: Jun. 14, 2009
 
 
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