Thursday, May 23, 2024

Randy's Cousins -- 6th Cousin 3x Removed James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok (1837-1876), the Famous American West Soldier, Lawman, Gunslinger, Showman

This week's famous cousin is my 6th cousin 3x removed James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok (1837-1876), the famous folk hero, soldier, scout, lawman, cattle rustler, gunslinger, gambler, showman, and actor. 

Here is his FamilySearch Family Tree short biography:
When James Butler Hickok was born on 27 May 1837, in Troy Grove, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, his father, William Alonzo Hickok, was 35 and his mother, Pamelia Butler, was 32. He married Anna "Indian Annie" Wilson about 1867, in United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States in 1855 and Johnson, Kansas, United States in 1857. He registered for military service in 1861. In 1868, his occupation is listed as deputy U.S. marshal in Kansas, United States. He died on 2 August 1876, in Deadwood, Lawrence, Dakota Territory, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Mount Morian Cemetery, Deadwood, Lawrence, Dakota Territory, United States.

The Wikipedia profile for James Butler Hickok is here.  

Here is the Relative Finder chart showing my relationship to James Butler Hickok:

My most recent common ancestors with 6th cousin 3x removed cousin James Butler Hickok are my 8th great-grandparents Joseph Clark (1613-1684) and Alice Fenn (1618-1711).

Are you related to James Butler Hickok?  Check out his profile on the FamilySearch Family Tree and click the "View Relationship" link at the top of the page.  Note that you have to have your profile connected to the FamilySearch Family Tree in order for this to work.

This shows that you never know to whom you might be related!!!  I'm having lots of Genealogy Fun.  Click here to see all of my famous cousins.


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