Black Jack Christian

Will “Black Jack” Christian, aka: Ed Williams, 202 (1871-1897) – Leader of a gang of robbers called the High Fives Gang, he and his brother older brother Bob would roam Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona where they robbed banks, trains, and stagecoaches in earnest.

William, Jr. was born William Christian, in Fort Griffin, Texas, in 1871, the son of William, Sr. and Sallie Christian. William Christian, Sr, a Kentuckian, was an early settler of the area after the Civil War. Later he moved the family to a homestead in Baylor County. In about 1883, the Christians moved again, into the Texas Panhandle and shortly after the 1891 Oklahoma Landrush, the family appeared in Pottawatomie County, taking residence on the Little River south of Tecumseh.

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1 Response to Black Jack Christian

  1. Sanders says:

    Dang, I know so little about the history that literally took place in my back yard. Thanks for this post.

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