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James Cooksey Earp
Birth: Jun. 28, 1841
Hartford
Ohio County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1926
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Western Figure. Born in Harford, Kentucky, he was the oldest brother of Virgil, James and Wyatt Earp. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the 17th Illinois Infantry, Union Army and was badly wounded in a battle at Fredericktown, Missouri, After the war, he traveled through different states before settling at Dodge City, Kansas, in 1876, where he became a Deputy Sheriff under Charlie Bassett for a brief time. He then began to roam through Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, working in saloons or as a stage and wagon driver. In 1879, he moved with his brothers to Tombstone, Arizona, but was not involved with law enforcement or the event at the O.K. Corral. When his brother Morgan was killed, he traveled with brother Virgil and the Earp family to Colton, California. Around 1884, he was mining in Shoshone County, Idaho before relocating permanently in California, in 1890. He died in of natural causes in San Bernardino, California. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Nicholas Porter Earp (1813 - 1907)
  Virginia Ann Cooksey Earp (1821 - 1893)
 
 Spouse:
  Nellie Bartlett Catchim Earp (1840 - 1887)
 
 Siblings:
  Newton Jasper Earp (1837 - 1928)**
  Nathan T. Earp (1839 - 1839)**
  Mariah Ann Earp (1839 - 1839)**
  James Cooksey Earp (1841 - 1926)
  Virgil Walter Earp (1843 - 1905)*
  Martha Elizabeth Earp (1845 - 1856)*
  Wyatt Earp (1848 - 1929)*
  Morgan Earp (1851 - 1882)*
  Warren Baxter Earp (1855 - 1900)*
  Virgina Ann Earp (1858 - 1861)*
  Adelia Douglas Earp Edwards (1861 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
San Bernardino
San Bernardino County
California, USA
Plot: The Bubah Plot, across from the old mausoleum
GPS (lat/lon): 34.13786, -117.277
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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James Cooksey Earp
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Happy Belated Birthday in Heaven. RIP dear James...always...
- Rosie
 Added: Jul. 5, 2014

- sjm
 Added: Jun. 28, 2014

- Scotvik
 Added: Jun. 28, 2014
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