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Cullen Baker

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Male
Born Jun 23, 1835

Cullen Montgomery Baker, was a Tennessee-born Texas and Arkansas desperado whose gang is alleged to have killed hundreds of people including former slaves during the early days of the American Old West, in the years following the Civil War, although these numbers are likely inaccurate, and the actual number is likely closer to fifty or sixty. He was notorious for fighting in saloon brawls, and for his fiery temper.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1835 Birth Born in 1835.

TEENAGE

1854 19 Years Old On January 11, 1854 in Cass County, Texas Baker married Martha Jane Petty, and for a time he settled a bit. … Read More

TWENTIES

1857 22 Years Old On May 24, 1857, Martha Jane Baker gave birth to a baby girl, Louisa Jane.
1860 25 Years Old On June 2, 1860, Martha Jane Baker died. … Read More
1862 27 Years Old Baker fled back to Texas, and in July, 1862, he married his second wife Martha Foster, who was unaware that he was wanted for murder. … Read More
Baker served with the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, joining shortly after his second marriage. By 1864 he had deserted, and joined a band of men called the "Independent Rangers", which was loosely associated with the Confederate Home Guard which specialized in pursuing and capturing men who deserted the Confederate Army, but which more often than not took advantage of the fact that most of the men in the Arkansas and Texas areas were away at war, leaving mostly elderly men, women and children. … Read More

THIRTIES

1866 31 Years Old In March, 1866 he traveled back to Texas, and while in New Boston, Texas, he became involved in an argument with several Union Soldiers. … Read More
1867 32 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 1, 1867, having returned to Cass County, Baker entered the Rowden general store where he found the store kept by Mrs. Rowden, after which he simply helped himself to whatever he wanted and left without paying. … Read More
1868 33 Years Old On October 24, 1868 Baker and his gang were reported to have been involved in the killings of Major P.J. Andrews, Lt H.F. Willis, an unnamed negro and wounding of Sherriff Standel of Little Rock Arkansas. … Read More
1869 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Baker and Kirby rode to Bloomburg, Texas and the house of Baker's in-laws in January 1869. … Read More
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