Newman Haynes "Old Man" Clanton B. 1816 D. 08/13/1881

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Newman Haynes "Old Man" Clanton is born in Davidson County, Tennessee in 1816

January 5, 1840 Newman Clanton marries Mariah Sexton Kelso in Callaway County, Missouri. Together they would have five boys and two daughters. John Wesley, Joseph Issac, Phineas Fay, William Harrison, Alonzo Peter, Mary Elise and Ester Ann.

July 18, 1841 Newman and Mariahs first son, John Wesley is born in Callaway County, Missouri.

December 1845 Their second son Phineas Fay "Phin" is born in Callaway County, Missouri.

1847 Their third son Joseph Isaac "Ike" is born in Callaway County, Missouri.

1850 Newman Clanton leaves his wife and three sons for about a year to search for gold in California. He must not have had much luck, because he stayed less than one year!

1851 Newman Clanton moves his family to Adams County, Illinois.

December 22, 1851 Newman and Mariahs first daughter Mary Elsie is born in Adams County, Illinois.

1853 Newman Clanton moves his family to Texas.

June 6, 1854 Newman and Mariahs second daughter Ester Ann "Hettie" is born in Dallas, Texas.

1858 Newman and Mariahs fourth son Alonzo Peter is born in Dallas, Texas. It is believed that Alonzo died shortly after birth.

1861 Newman and his oldest son John Wesley enlist with a company of confederate home guards.

1862 Newman and his son John Wesley re-enlist in Waco, Texas. Newman was shortly released due to his age.

1862 Newman and Mariahs fifth and final son William Harrison "Billy" is born in Dallas, Texas.

1865 The war ends and Newman moves his family to Fort Bowie, Arizona.

1866 Newman moves his family to San Buena Ventura, California. Somewhere along the way, Newmans wife Mariah dies, leaving him with four boys and two girls to care for.

1871 Newman moves his family to what is known today as Port Hueneme, California.

1873 Newman Haynes "Old Man" Clanton, moves his entire family back to Arizona, to start his own farm community called "Clantonville." The family settled in the Gila Valley near Camp Goodwin. For four years the Clantons farmed the land, trying to show other settlers the place to be was Clantonville!

1877 Newman gives up on Clantonville! Newmans oldest son John Wesley and his wife move back to California, while Newman moves the rest of the family down on the San Pedro River, up river from Charleston, Arizona Territory.

1877 Newman and his sons build a big adobe house near Lewis Springs, which is about five miles south of Charleston. This would become known as the Clanton Ranch.

1877 Millions of dollars of Silver was discovered and thousands of people are moving to the newly formed boom town of Tombstone, Arizona Territory.

Because of the increase in the population due to the recent discovery of Silver in the Tombstone area, the cattle business is now booming because of the need for quality meat.

Newman Haynes "Old Man" Clanton, saw this increased need for meat, so he created the biggest cattle empire in the entire territory. He was now servicing every rancher and meat market owner in the entire territory with cattle. There was only one problem! All of the cattle wasn’t always his! He was suspected of rustling Mexican cattle back over the border for sale in Arizona and New Mexico. It was at this time his cattle empire became known as "The notorious Clanton Gang" Clanton hired many good and not so good ranch hands to work along side his sons Ike, Phin, and Billy. Among the workers were names like, Johnny Ringo, William "Curly Bill" Brocius, Peter Spencer, Pony Diehl, the McLaury brothers and more...

1880 Newman Haynes "Old Man" Clanton is still living and working his cattle empire, just outside the town of Charleston, Arizona. He is now 64 years old.

November 26, 1880 Newman Clanton purchases a resident and a saloon on two lots on the west side of Pioneer Street in the town of Charleston, Arizona. He also purchased two lots on the east side of Pioneer Street during this same deal.

April 28, 1881 Newman Clanton purchases another parcel of land and a house located on Stowe Street, in Charleston, Arizona.

October 26, 1881 Newman Clantons youngest son "Billy" is killed by the Earps and Doc Holliday, in the famous OK Corral Gunfight.

October 28, 1881 Billy Clanton is buried in the Boothill Graveyard in Tombstone, Arizona Territory.

August 13, 1881 Newman Haynes "Old Man" Clanton is gunned down and killed in an ambush by Mexicans, in Guadalupe Canyon, Animas Valley, New Mexico. Also killed with him were, Billy Lang, Dixie Lee Gray, Jim Crane and Charley Snow. Billey Byers and Harry Ernshaw both survived the early morning a.ttack. Newman Haynes "Old Man"Clanton was buried where he fell in Guadalupe Canyon, New Mexico. Their are still many controversies surrounding this murderous attack. Some people think this was a revengeful ambush by Mexicans, while others believe Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp were responsible.

1882 Newman Clantons sons "Ike" and "Phin," travel to Guadalupe Canyon, New Mexico, exhumed their fathers body and re-bury him in the Boothill Graveyard in Tombstone, next to his youngest son Billy, who was killed in the famous OK Corral gunfight, October 26, 1881.

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