Person:Virgil Earp (1)

Virgil Walter Earp
m. 1840
  1. Newton J Jasper EarpABT 1841 - 1928
  2. James Cooksey Earp1841 - 1926
  3. Virgil Walter Earp1843 - 1905
  4. Martha Elizabeth Earp1845 - 1856
  5. Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp1848 - 1929
  6. Morgan Seth Earp1851 - 1882
  7. Baxter Warren Earp1855 - 1900
  8. Virginia Ann Earp1858 - 1861
  9. Adelia Douglas Earp1861 - 1941
  10. Morgam S Earp - 1882
Facts and Events
Name Virgil Walter Earp
Gender Male
Birth? 18 Jul 1843 Hartford, Ohio County, Kentucky
Census[1] 1850 Marion County, Iowa
Census[2] 1860 Marion County, Iowa
Census[3] 1870 Barton County, Missouri
Census[4] 1880 Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona
Reference Number? Q931824?
Death? 25 Oct 1905 Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nevada
Burial? River View Cemetery, Portland, Oregon

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Virgil Walter Earp (July 18, 1843 – October 19, 1905) was a veteran of the American Civil War and was a Deputy U.S. Marshal for south-eastern Arizona Territory and Tombstone City Marshal at the time of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, in October 1881. Two months after that shootout, outlaw Cowboys ambushed Virgil on the streets of Tombstone, shattering his left arm, leaving him maimed for life. His brother Morgan Earp was assassinated in March 1882 and Virgil left Tombstone for Colton, California, to live with his parents and recuperate.

Virgil held a variety of jobs throughout his life, though he primarily worked in law enforcement. His younger brother Wyatt, who spent most of his life as a gambler, became better known as a lawman because of writer Stuart N. Lake's fictionalized 1931 biography and later portrayals of him in movies and fiction as Old West's "toughest and deadliest gunmen of his day."

Civil War Record

Civil War service record:

  • Enlisted 21 Aug 1862 in Co. C, 83d Illinois Infantry.
  • Mustered out 26 Jun 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee.
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  1. United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    1850 U.S. Census, Lake Prairie Twp, Marion County, Iowa (Roll M432 187), p. 290A; Dwelling 150, Family 156.
    Earp N.P. 37 [abt 1813] M North Carolina Cooper & Farmer
    Earp Virginia A. 29 [abt 1821] F Kentucky
    Earp Newton J. 13 [abt 1837] M Kentucky [attended school]
    Earp James C. 7 [abt 1843] M Kentucky [attended school]
    Earp Virgil W. 6 [abt 1844] M Kentucky [attended school]
    Earp Martha E. 5 [abt 1845] F Illinois
    Earp Wyatt B. 2 [abt 1848] M Illinois

  2. United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    1860 U.S. Census, Pella, Marion County, Iowa (Roll M653 335), p. 230; Dwelling 1671, Family 1572.
    Earp Nicolas P. 45 [abt 1815] M North Carolina Farmer (re=$800; pe=$200)
    Earp Virginia A. 38 [abt 1822] F Kentucky
    Earp James C. 19 [abt 1841] M Kentucky Farmer [attended school]
    Earp Virgil W. 17 [abt 1843] M Kentucky Farmer [attended school]
    Earp Wyatt S. 12 [abt 1848] M Illinois [attended school]
    Earp Morgan L. 9 [abt 1851] M Iowa [attended school]
    Earp Warren 5 [abt 1855] M Iowa
    Earp Virginia A. 2 [abt 1858] F Illinois
    Davis Lucinda 17 [abt 1843] F Kentucky [attended school]

  3. United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publications M593 and T132).

    1870 U.S. Census, Lamar, Barton County, Missouri (Roll M593 757); p. 830B.
    Dwelling 212, Family 212
    Earp Nicholas 58 [abt 1812] M W Grocer (re=$1,200; pe=$425) North Carolina
    Earp Virginia 50 [abt 1820] F W Keeping house Kentucky
    Earp Warren 13 [abt 1857] M W At home Iowa
    Earp Adelia 9 [abt 1861] F W Iowa
    Earp Vergil 26 [abt 1844] M W Grocer Kentucky
    Earp Rosa 17 [abt 1853] F W At home "France"

  4. United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    1880 U.S. Census, Tombstone Village, Cochise County, Arizona (Roll 36), ED 2, p. 163C; Dwelling 119; Family 165.
    [among more than 80 people all apparently living in Holly Levine's hotel & saloon]
    Earp Virgil W. W M 36 [abt 1844] Married Farmer Kentucky Virginia Kentucky
    Earp Alley W F 22 [abt 1858] Wife Married Keeping House Nebraska Ireland [blank]
    Earp Wyatt S. W M 32 [abt 1848] Brother Single Farmer Illinois Virginia Kentucky
    Earp Mattie W F 22 [abt 1858] Wife Married Keeping House Wisconsin [blank] [blank]
    Earp James C. W M 39 [abt 1841] Brother Married Saloon Keeper Kentucky Virginia Kentucky
    Earp Bessie W F 36 [abt 1844] Wife Married Keeping House Missouri [blank] [blank]
    Earp Hattie W F 16 [abt 1864] Daughter Single At Home Iowa Kentucky Missouri