::Buckskin Frank Leslie


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Nashville Franklyn Leslie (1842 - ?) was a U.S. Army scout, gambler, bartender, rancher, miner, and gunfighter and con-man. He was known for his fringed buckskin jacket. He became famous in Tombstone, Arizona for killing two men in self-defense. He married the widow of one of his victims eight days after killing her husband. Following their divorce, Leslie later shot and killed a woman he lived with at his ranch while drunk and in a fit of jealousy. He was sentenced to life in prison but only served six years before he was pardoned. He was last listed in the U.S. Federal Census on January 27, 1920 in Sausalito, California. No public records of him have been found after this date and it's not known when he died.

Buckskin Frank Leslie sections
Intro   Early life    Imaginative Personal History    San Francisco    Tombstone, Arizona    Later life    Marriage and death    Notes    References    Bibliography   

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