Posted By:Robert Stafford
Subject:Benjamin Blanton, Gunfight 1881
Post Date:November 14, 2010 at 14:49:26
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Forum:Cooke County, TX Genealogy Forum
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Does anyone know if there are any lists of deputy sheriffs of Cooke County or lists of those killed in the line of duty in the 1800s. I am looking for information on Benjamin Blanton who was killed in a gunfight just across the county line from Sherman in 1881. He lived in Gainesville. In the versions printed in out of state newspapers, he was said to have been an ex-sheriff, which is not true, and to have had a dispute with the man, but another story said that he was a deputy out to arrest the man. Both were killed.