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Re: The very man ...
Wed Feb 13, 2019 16:51

The four Blount brother's ages are ascertained from 1860 Census (Fort Scott, Ks,) and the 1870 Census (Granby, Newton, Mo.) What is known about their collective movements through the 1870s seems to restrict Jake Blount's options for running with the James gang to 1873.

Ditto for Jack Lobb, who I have been able to track from 1874 onward, to when he gets into Colorado in 1877, and "kills his man" in January 1878, 45 miles west of Denver. He may have jumped bail on that incident, or was acquitted because it was a Black man, Next he shows up in Butte, M.T., early 1878 before Earp arrived. The latter was prearranged to be a lawman there, through the influential manipulation of Dep. U. S. marshal "X" Beidler, while Earp nd Beidler were together earlier at Miles City.

Lobb's fate was sealed after that; stuck in Montana thereafter, until finally he was killed by a posse originating in Butte, but having chased him down in Idaho 1883.
Jake Blount likewise came to ignominious death by gunshot in Leadville, 1886.

  • The very man ...gobs, Wed Feb 13 13:03
    "after the 1881 Blue Cut train robbery, ten "gang members" were initially arrested, then eventually released" Kenny ... the authorities made an even bigger deal out of proving the ten suspects [and... more
    • Re: The very man ... — K.t.K., Wed Feb 13 16:51
      • Blount and the James GangPeter Brand, Sat Mar 9 00:10
        The Leadville newspapers had Jake confused with his older brother, Allen "Bud" Blount. It was Bud Blount who was thought to have ridden with the James Gang via his friendship with Hobbs Kerry. PB
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