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Who Was Sheriff Johnny Behan? (Wyatt Earp: Family, Friends & Foes, Vol. 2)

Glenn G. Boyer

Who Was Sheriff Johnny Behan? (Wyatt Earp: Family, Friends & Foes, Vol. 2)

by Glenn G. Boyer

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Published by Historical Research Associates .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12560341M
ISBN 101809067081
ISBN 109781809067081
OCLC/WorldCa37377042

  Sheriff Johnny Behan visits the "Live" Haunted Saloon video webcast to talk about his life in Tombstone. Join the fun and laughter every Tuesday night at htt. Johnny Behan: John Harris Behan was sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona Territory during the gunfight at the O.K. Corral and was known for his opposition to the Earps. Behan was sheriff of Yavapai County from to , and married and had two children, but his wife divorced him, accusing him of consorting with prostitutes.

Johnny H. Behan was born in Octo in Westport, Missouri in what is now Kansas City, the third of nine parents, who had wed on Ma , were carpenter Peter Behan from County Kildare, Ireland, and Sarah Ann Harris, a native of Madison County, Kentucky, in Jackson County, Harris Behan was named for his mother's family and his maternal grandfather. Sheriff Johnny Behan: I've been getting everything ready so we could be married!. Josie Marcus: [packing her belongings as she talks] You've been saying that since the 1st night you saw me in the show, but it never came to pass, and now it never will.I'm not mad Johnny. I think I knew about you, the minute I met you. Besides it wouldn't be right for me to marry you anyways.

Sheriff John Behan. On this thirteenth day of November, , on the hearing of the above entitled cause of the examination of Wyatt Earp and J. H. Holliday; John H. Behan, a witness of lawful age, being produced and sworn, deposes and says as follows: My name is John H. Behan. I reside in Tombstone. John Harris Behan book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Wyatt Earp's nemesis before, during, and after the Gunfight at the OK Co 4/5(3).


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Who Was Sheriff Johnny Behan? (Wyatt Earp: Family, Friends & Foes, Vol. 2) by Glenn G. Boyer Download PDF EPUB FB2

John Harris Behan, as author Bob Alexander so capably demonstrates, was a true frontiersman of the early Arizona Territory.

Long portrayed as a villain in the Tombstone conflicts, and the nemesis of Wyatt Earp, "Sacrificed Sheriff" presents the story of a year lawman and public servant who was skilled with gun and horse, yet who consistently fought crime and arrested bad guys without /5(8).

Early inI had just published my book, The Chronicles of Tombstone, and had begun work on a sequel, which was to include a chapter on John Behan.

I wanted a photo of Behan’s grave to illustrate the chapter, and since most of the area’s pioneers sleep the long sleep in Tucson’s Evergreen Cemetery, I began my search there. Who Was Sheriff Johnny Behan. book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Josephine Sarah "Sadie" Earp (née Marcus; – Decem ) was the common-law wife of Wyatt Earp, a famed Old West lawman and met Wyatt in in the frontier boom town of Tombstone, Arizona Territory, when she was living with Johnny Behan, sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona.

Josephine was born in New York to a Prussian Jewish family; her father was a : Josephine Sarah Marcus,New York City.

Behan was certainly a glad-handing, backslapping, joke-telling politician in Arizona Territory. But charges of corruption didn’t come up until aroundafter he moved to Cochise County.

He became sheriff ineight months prior to Tombstone’s famous shoot-out behind the O.K. Corral. Sheriff Johnny Behan Hailing from Westport (now Kansas City), Missouri, Behan made his way to California as a young man, working as a freighter and a miner.

He later joined the California Column and fought with them at Apache Pass near Fort Bowie, Arizona on J   After the shoot-out, Behan tried to arrest Wyatt, only to have the lawman publicly refuse.

John Behan became the first sheriff of the newly designated Cochise County in A political adversary to lawman Wyatt Earp, Behan tried to change the course of history in his testimony about the Gunfight Behind the O.K.

Corral. Albert is the son of Yavapai County, and later Cochise County Sheriff Johnny Behan of Ok Corral fame, and Victoria Zaff Behan Randall who is interred at the Citizens Cemetery also in Prescott. His father was also the nemesis of the Earp faction while serving as the County Sheriff in Tombstone in Albert.

The corruption of Sheriff Behan helped to encourage the local criminal elements. Rustlers, thieves and shootists were commonly referred to here as “cowboys.” The most famous of these were the Clanton and the McLaury families assisted by the deadly Johnny Ringo and Curly Bill Brocius. That’s when two individuals, Wyatt Earp and Johnny Behan, sought the position of Cochise County Sheriff.

The Sheriff was an extremely lucrative position at the time due to the responsibilities being not only law enforcement but also the county assessor, tax collector and being responsible for collecting prostitution, gambling, liquor and theater fees.

Johnny Behan: | | | |John H. Behan| | | | | ||| World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most. Sheriff Johnny Behan: I've been getting everything ready so we could be married. Josie Marcus: [packing her belongings as she talks] You've been saying that since the 1st night you saw me in the show, but it never came to pass, and now it never will.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Sheriff Johnny Behan Tombstone, AZ-Family Benton,Blaine,Bourke,Brunner,Clum,Earp at the best online prices at. More importantly, historically, this is a review of early Tombstone, Cochise County, Prescott and Arizona history in general.

BEHAN, Albert, son of Johnny and Victoria Zaff Behan. BEHAN, Henrietta, daughter of Johnny and Victoria Zaff Behan. John Harris "Johnny" Behan (24 October June ) was Sheriff of Yavapai County from Jannuary to Decembera member of the Arizona Territorial Legislature from 6 January to 4 Januaryand Sheriff of Cochise County from February to November A Democrat, he was known for his alliance with the Cochise County Cowboys and his opposition to the Earp family.

The author uses every opportunity to denigrate John Behan and William Breakenridge, starting with "Johnny Behan actively protected the Cow-boys and assorted riff-raff" (p. 38). That "Behan had a reputation for misplacing public funds" (p. 59).

That John Behan was a "self-declared debonair bonvivant and Casanova about town" (p. 60). Tombstone is a American Western film directed by George P. Cosmatos, written by Kevin Jarre (who was also the original director, but was replaced early in production), and starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, with Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, and Dana Delany in supporting roles, as well as narration by Robert Mitchum.

John Harris Behan (Octo – June 7, ) was Sheriff of Cochise County in the Arizona Territory, during the gunfight at the O.K. Corral and was known for his opposition to the Earps. Behan was sheriff of Yavapai County from to He was married and had two children, but his wife d.

Character. Sheriff Johnny Behan: The fictional representation of Johnny Behan, a sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona Territory from April to November also known as Johnny Behan, Jonny Behan, Sheriff John Behan, Behan; in films: "Wyatt Earp", played by Mark Harmon "Tombstone", played by Jon Tenney Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Sheriff Johnny Behan.

Directed by Paul Landres. With Hugh O'Brian, Morgan Woodward, Steve Brodie, Trevor Bardette. Wyatt finds himself in the awkward position of having to come to the aid of crooked Sheriff Behan when, after spending an evening imbibing with a visiting actress, Behan reveals a.

The other book that has my current attention bears the somewhat clunkety title Sacrificed Sheriff. By Bob Alexander (High Lonesome Books, ), it’s a good history of Johnny Behan, often portrayed as a buffoon or villain, by a former peace officer who clearly sympathizes with Behan’s approach on the day of.

Johnny H. Behan was born in Octo in Westport, Missouri in what is now Kansas City, the third of nine children of carpenter Peter Behan from County Kildare, Ireland, and his wife Sarah. Peter Behan, from County Kildare, Ireland, married Sarah Ann Harris, a native of Madison County, Kentucky, in Jackson County, Missouri on Ma Sheriff Johnny Behan “Investigation into the Cause of the Recent Killing” Following is a verbatim copy of the testimony given before the Coroner’s Jury in relation to the killing of the McLaury brothers and Clanton, up to the time of adjournment, last evening.