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Richard M. Brewer
Birth: Feb. 19, 1850
Saint Albans
Franklin County
Vermont, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1878
Otero County
New Mexico, USA

Western Rancher and Lawman. On March 1, 1878, at the beginning of the Lincoln County War, New Mexico, he was appointed constable by the Magistrate. His group known as “The Regulators” included Billy the Kid and other deputies. There purpose was serving arrest warrants to members of the Dolan Gang for the ambush and murder of John Tunstall. On April 4, 1878, he led the Regulators to Blazer's Mills to eat. While they were there, Buckshot Roberts, a man they held a warrant for, arrived and a wild gunfight ensued. During the gunfight two Regulators were wounded and one killed. Constable Brewer received a fatal wound from Buckshot Roberts who died also the next day from his wounds. Constable Dick Brewer and Buckshot Roberts were buried side by side.  (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Rensselaer Brewer (1820 - 1897)
  Phebe Honsinger Brewer (1823 - 1914)
  Richard M. Brewer (1850 - 1878)
  Lillie Samantha Brewer (1852 - 1931)*
  Michael E. Brewer (1866 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Blazer Cemetery
Otero County
New Mexico, USA
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 22, 2003
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Richard M. Brewer
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Richard M. Brewer
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Richard M. Brewer
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