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John Horton Slaughter
Birth: Oct. 3, 1841
Louisiana, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1922
Douglas
Cochise County
Arizona, USA

Western Lawman. He was a rancher and a Texas Ranger when he enlisted in the Confederate Army at the start of the Civil War. Enlisted in Nov 1863 as a pvt in Company E, 36th Woods Cavalry, Texas before moving on to the unit that is currently listed. Mustered out May 15, 1865. Serving in the 3rd Frontier Division, Texas State Troops, he earned the reputation of a fearless fighter, skilled with firearms. After the war, he formed the San Antonio Ranch Company with his brothers and in the 1870s, bought a ranch in Charleston, Arizona. In 1886, he was elected Sheriff of Cochise County, served two terms and then helped the US Cavalry track Geronimo's Apaches. He also was the inspiration for Walt Disney's TV series, "Texas John Slaughter" in the 1950s. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Cora Viola Howell Slaughter (1860 - 1941)
 
 Children:
  Manuel Lopez Slaughter (1865 - 1951)*
  Addie Slaughter Greene (1872 - 1941)*
  William J Slaughter (1877 - 1911)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Douglas
Cochise County
Arizona, USA
Plot: F-082-7
 
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Originally Created by: William Barritt
Record added: Aug 16, 2003
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