Joseph Clanton

Joseph Isaac Clanton (1847 - 1887)

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Joseph Isaac "Ike" Clanton
Born in Callaway County, Missouri, USAmap
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Died in Springerville, Apache, Arizona, USAmap
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Joseph Isaac Clanton was born in 1847 at Callaway County, Missouri. He was the son of Newman Haynes Clanton and his wife Mariah Sexton (Kelso) Clanton.

"Infamous Arizona cattle rustler and cause of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Isaac "Ike" Clanton was a member of the "Cowboy" faction in Tombstone and an enemy of the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday. The morning of the gunfight Ike, drunk and angry, went around, saying he was going to kill the Earps. His big mouth and hollow threats led to the gunfight, which resulted in the death of his brother Billy. Ike's cowardice most likely saved his life that day. He tried, unsuccessfully, to have the Earps and Holliday tried and convicted for murder. Ike is thought to have been an assailant in the December, 1881 attempt on Virgil Earp outside the Crystal Palace. After the Earps and Holliday left Arizona in 1882, Ike continued his rustler ways. In June of 1887, he was caught trying to steal cattle near present-day Eaglecreek in Greenlee County, Arizona. Ike attempted to escape. The county sheriff's pistol fired and Ike, like his brother and father, died of lead poisoning. He was buried that same day in an unmarked grave near the spot where he fell." - Bio by FindaGrave Member James Crawley


  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2014), Joseph J Clanton in household of John M Kelso, Callaway county, Callaway, Missouri, United States; citing family 443, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "Find A Grave" for Joseph Isaac "Ike" Clanton. Originally Created by and bio by James Crawley, Record added April 21, 2003. Find A Grave Memorial 7371961. site has photo of person.see at find a grave
  • 'Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.


This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import. Clanton-178 was created by Beryl Jacobs through the import of Barker Family Tree.ged on Apr 10, 2015.

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On 19 Sep 2016 at 00:34 GMT Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl wrote:

Clanton-294 and Clanton-178 appear to represent the same person because: same except for death. He was shot in Greenlee, but died in Springerville of blood poisoning.

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