James Butler Hickok

James Butler Hickok (1837 - 1876)

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James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok
Born in Troy Grove, La Salle, Illinois, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Abilene, Dickinson, Kansas, United Statesmap
Husband of — married in Abilene, Texasmap
Husband of — married in Abilene, Jones, Texas, United Statesmap
Died in Deadwood, Dakota, Territorymap
Hickok-8 created 27 Sep 2010 | Last modified | Last edit: 12 Oct 2017
15:08: Rick Pierpont edited the Biography for James Hickok. (Cleanup.) [Thank Rick for this]
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James Butler (Wild Bill) Hickok[1][2][3][4]</ref>[5][6]
Dead Man's Hand

Along with an unknown "hole" card, these were the cards reportedly held by "Old West" folk hero, lawman and gunfighter, Wild Bill Hickok when he was murdered.[7]


27 May 1837 Troy Grove, Lasalle, IL, USA[1][2][3][6]


1850 Troy, LaSalle, Illinois[6]


2 Aug 1876 Deadwood, South Dakota, USA[1][4][5]


4 AUG 1876 Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood, Dakota, Territory


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Steve Charles Utter at grave
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James Butles Hickcock
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Chronology on Life of James Butler (Wild Bill) Hickok
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  • Ancestral File(R) (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998) FSD2-FT
  • Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Deaths (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001)
Death date: 2 August 1876 Death place: Deadwood, SD, USA
Birth date: 1837 Birth place: Illinois
  • Cole County, Missouri Obituaries, 1871-99 Author: Weant, Kenneth, ed. (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999) Original data - Weant, Kenneth E.. Cole County, Missouri. Vol. 2.
Death date: 21 Jul 1876
Census Place: Troy, LaSalle, Illinois; Roll: M432_115; Page: 287B
Birth date: abt 1837 Birth place: Ill
Residence date: 1850 Residence place: Troy, LaSalle, Illinois
Birth year: 1837; Birth city: Troy Grove; Birth state: IL.
Birth date: 27 May 1837 Birth place: Troy Grove, Lasalle, IL
Death date: 2 August 1876 Death place: Deadwood, SD
Birth date: 27 May 1837 Birth place: Troy Grove, Lasalle, IL, USA


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Edmund West
  2. 2.0 2.1 Edmund West
  3. 3.0 3.1 AGBI
  4. 4.0 4.1 Cole County, Missouri Obituaries
  5. 5.0 5.1 Edmund West
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 1850 Census
  7. Wikipedia: Dead_man's_hand

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On 7 Dec 2016 at 21:16 GMT Robert Wood wrote:

James Butler Hickok married just once and that was to Agnes Lake Thatcher, widow of William Thatcher, on March 5, 1876 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The service was officiated by Reverend W.F. Warren.

Marriage record of the Methodist Church, Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, 1876, Wyoming State Archives, Cheyenne, Wyoming

On 12 Nov 2015 at 14:27 GMT Rick Watts wrote:

Hickok-8 and Hickcock-2 appear to represent the same person because: Names are misspelled but the intent is for them to be the same person.

On 10 Nov 2014 at 17:59 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

On 10 Nov 2014 at 17:57 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

James Hickok is notable.
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On 10 Jun 2014 at 03:39 GMT Kathryn (Miller) Greenwald wrote:

Hickok-111 and Hickok-8 appear to represent the same person because: Looks like they are the same person

On 9 Jun 2014 at 20:52 GMT Deirdre (Hickok) Bridge wrote:

There is another James Butler Hickok added as Hickok-8. Perhaps they can be merged?

On 9 Jun 2014 at 20:51 GMT Deirdre (Hickok) Bridge wrote:

There is another James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok who was added as Hickok-111. Could they be merged?

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