Mattie Blaylock

Mattie Blaylock

Born Jan 1850

Celia Ann "Mattie" Blaylock was a prostitute who became the romantic companion and common-law wife of Old West lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp for about 8 years. Knowledge of her place in Wyatt's life was concealed by Josephine Earp, his later common-law wife, who worked hard to protect her and Wyatt's reputation in their later years.… Read More

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1850 Birth Born in 1850.


1868 18 Years Old In mid-1868, Celia ran away with her younger sister Sarah to avoid farm life. … Read More


1870 20 Years Old Celia, or "Celie" as she was known as a child, attended Sunday school, learned Biblical parables, and was taught to live by the Ten Commandments. When her older sister Martha Jane was 17 she married Charles Probst on July 1, 1870. … Read More
1872 22 Years Old Court records show that she adopted prostitution as her profession beginning in 1872 in Fort Scott, then later in Dodge City. Mattie may have met Wyatt as early as 1871 and perhaps as late as the fall of 1873. She continued to work as a prostitute during their early years together. In the 1880 United States Census Mattie is listed as Wyatt's wife though there is no record of a legal marriage. … Read More


1882 32 Years Old 1 More Event
After the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and following the March 18, 1882 assassination of Morgan Earp, Wyatt Earp, his youngest brother Warren, and a posse of other deputies took the law into their own hands and began a vendetta. … Read More
1888 39 Years Old Died on July 3, 1888.
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