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John Henry Selman
Birth: Nov. 10, 1839
Death: Apr. 6, 1896
El Paso
El Paso County
Texas, USA

Folk Figure. 'Old John' Selman was an American frontier character who spent time on both sides of the law. He was an outlaw in the John Larn gang in Shackelford County, Texas, barely escaping with his life after Larn was dispatched by vigilantes. Old John later served as a city constable in El Paso, Texas, where he killed two notorious gunmen, Bass Outlaw (yes, that was his real name) and the deadliest killer in Texas history, John Wesley Hardin. Proving the adage that he who lives by the sword (or the six shooter) will die by the same, Old John was shot and killed by George Scarborough in El Paso. He is buried near his famous victim, Wes Hardin. (bio by: George Bacon) 
 
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 Parents:
  Permelia Norwood Selman (1810 - 1867)
 
 Spouses:
  Edna Beatrice DeGraffenreid Selman (1847 - 1879)*
  Romula Grandion Selman (1877 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Smith Selman (1868 - 1949)*
  William Mathis Selman (1870 - 1952)*
  Margaretta Mazeene Etta Selman Alderson (1872 - 1950)*
  John Marion Selman (1875 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Concordia Cemetery
El Paso
El Paso County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: George Bacon
Record added: Oct 18, 2003
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Mr. Selman, your descendants, who have commented here, seem to be decent, honorable people. I guess it takes a little dirt to grow flowers. (You see, as an officer, I have been on the wrong side of guns like yours). Tell Wes I said hello.
- cold rain
 Added: Jul. 9, 2014

- Herbert Rickards
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