It was not by accident that John Peters Ringo was a good marksman. Several of the Ringo family memberd moved from Montgomery County, Kentucky, where John's grandfather, Peter Ringo was born 6-29-1791, as was his father, Martin Ringo, born 10-1-1819. My ancestors also came from Montgomery Co, KY when Henry Ringo our common great grandfather died in 1803. My Ringo family moved to Greene Co, Ind. Martin Ringo served in the Mexican War as a private with Company C, 1st Regiment of Doniphan's Missouri Mounted Infantry from 6-7-1846 until 6-21-1847. It was a family tradition that son's become experts with fire arms by age 11. In my family and I assume in Johnny's also we learned to hit a prince albert tobacco can, then prince Albert and finally the carnation in Albert's lapel. I served 20 years in the military and fired "expert" in all small arms.
I was in Tombstone a couple years ago and interviewed with the Tombstone Tumbleweed newspaper. I tryed to convey that Johnny Ringo was from good family. None of that was printed in the 3 articles on... more
After posting the previous post, I was in contact with Dave Johnson, the authur of several John Ringo books, including; John Ringo & Mason County HooDoo War. He is in process of another John Ringo... more