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Love, Nat (1854-1921), cowboy and author  

William F. Mugleston

Love, Nat ( June 1854–1921), cowboy and author, was born in Davidson County, Tennessee, the son of Sampson Love and a mother whose name is unknown. Both were slaves owned by Robert Love, whom Nat described as a “kind and indulgent Master.” Nat Love’s father was a foreman over other slaves; his mother, a cook. The family remained with Robert Love after the end of the Civil War....


Percy, William Alexander (1885-1942), author and planter  

Bertram Wyatt-Brown

Percy, William Alexander (14 May 1885–21 January 1942), author and planter, was born in Greenville, Mississippi, the son of LeRoy Percy, an attorney and U.S. senator, and Camille Bourges. He graduated from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, in 1904, spent a year abroad, and attended Harvard University Law School, receiving his law degree in 1908....


Siringo, Charles Angelo (1855-1928), cowboy, detective, and author  

Robert L. Gale

Siringo, Charles Angelo (07 February 1855–18 October 1928), cowboy, detective, and author, was born on Matagorda Peninsula, in Texas, the son of an Italian immigrant (first name unavailable) and Irish-born Bridgit White, farmers. His mother was widowed in 1856, married a drunkard named Carrier in 1868, lived with and then without him in Lebanon, Illinois, and next moved to St. Louis. Siringo had no schooling during the Civil War years in Texas, became a cowboy at age eleven, ran cattle for an employer named Faldien, worked at odd jobs in Lebanon (1868–1869), and was a bellhop for a year in a St. Louis hotel. After a fight with another employee he made his way to New Orleans, where he was befriended by a childless couple who sent him to school until a near-fatal knife fight, which he won, caused him to decamp for Texas in 1871....