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Corp Jonas Valentine Brighton
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Birth: Feb. 15, 1847
Jay County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 13, 1928
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Inscription: Corpl Co A 21 Ill Inf

Brighton is the man who shot and killed outlaw Ike Clanton of Tombstone and OK Corral fame. Clanton, still in business as a cattle rustler in Arizona, was fleeing from a sheriff's posse that included Brighton. Brighton, acting at the time as a stock detective for area cattlemen, may have also been deputized by the Greenlee County sheriff when he shot Clanton in June, 1887 near present day Eagle Creek, Arizona. Clanton was buried in an unmarked grave where he fell. An account of the incident can be found at
http://www.roundvalleyaz.com/acc1.html

The only known photo of Ike Clanton is shown below right. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Brighton (1807 - 1852)
  Sarah Mills Nevius (____ - 1869)
 
 Siblings:
  Israel M. Brighton (____ - 1879)*
  Rachel Brighton (____ - 1860)*
  William Valentine Brighton (1831 - 1901)*
  Nimrod C. Brighton (1837 - 1894)*
  Isaac N. Brighton (1842 - 1864)*
  Jonas Valentine Brighton (1847 - 1928)
  Zackery Taylor Brighton (1849 - 1924)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: 34, 27/RB
 
Created by: George Bacon
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3692007
Corp Jonas Valentine Brighton
Added by: Ed Brighton
 
Corp Jonas Valentine Brighton
Added by: George Bacon
 
Corp Jonas Valentine Brighton
Added by: George Bacon
 
 
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- George Bacon
 Added: Nov. 3, 2014
RIP
- gordonphilbin
 Added: Jun. 11, 2014
34.06442 / -118.45431
- C. Fahey
 Added: Nov. 5, 2008
 
 
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