Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Brennans in:
 • Mobeetie Cemetery
 • Mobeetie
 • Wheeler County
 • Texas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Mollie Brennan
Birth: unknown
Death: Jan. 24, 1876, USA

Folk Figure. Although her early history remains unknown, at some point she worked as a prostitute in Denison, Texas. In 1872 she was in Ellsworth, Kansas, where she married a saloonkeeper named Joe Brennan. But in 1873 she apparently became involved with her husband's brother, and when he fled after the death of the Sheriff, she apparently followed him to Texas. She arrived at Sweetwater now Mobeetie - where she apparently worked as a dance hall girl at Charlie Norton's establishment. On the night of January 24, 1876, Bat Masterson joined a poker game at the Lady Gay Saloon in Sweetwater where Norton's dance hall girls were having a night off. Masterson's poker game also involved Harry Fleming, Jim Duffy and Corporal Melvin A. King. Witnesses related that King lost and left the Lady Gay angry. Near midnight, Masterson, Mollie, and Charlie Norton left the Lady Gay and walked over to the dance hall. Masterson and Mollie fell into conversation while Corporal King, still drunk and angry, knocked on the door and Masterson got up to answer it. When the door opened, King burst in with a drawn revolver, apparently Mollie threw herself between the men at the first shot, although whether she was trying to protect Masterson or simply trying to get out of the way remains unclear. Two shots were fired by King, one struck Masterson in the abdomen, one hit Mollie fatally, even as Masterson fired and mortally wounded King. Contemporary reports in the 'Denison News' of February 10, 1876 read: It is reported that a shooting scrape occurred on Cantonment, on the Sweet Water, last Sunday, in which... Corporal King, Co. H' 4th cavalry and Molly Brennan, formerly a Denison demimonde, were killed.' She was interred in the local cemetery, now known as the Old Mobeetie Cemetery near Old Mobeetie, Texas. (bio by: Iola) 

Cause of death: Gunshot
Mobeetie Cemetery
Wheeler County
Texas, USA
Plot: Exact location unknown
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Tom Denardo
Record added: Sep 26, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6802584
Mollie Brennan
Added by: Smilydino
Mollie Brennan
Cemetery Photo
Added by: storm320
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

May the Lord bless you and forever keep you in his loving embrace.
- Johnny Crawley
 Added: Jul. 20, 2015

- Ruth Hillier
 Added: Jun. 22, 2015

- GJ
 Added: May. 15, 2015
There are 90 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.7 after 50 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service