Famous “Outlaw” Relatives
Thomas Edward “Black Jack” Ketchum
(October 31, 1863 – April 26, 1901)
Samuel Wesley Ketchum
(January 04, 1854 - July 24, 1899)
Our common link to “Black Jack” and Sam Ketchum was Edward Ketchum (Abt. 1765 – 1836). Our line descends from Edward’s son, Joseph. Joseph’s brother, Peter, was Black Jack and Sam’s grandfather. This makes them and my grandmother, Brooksie, 2nd cousins twice removed.
A full and complete story about Black Jack and Sam was written by Berry Spradley who was a great-grandson of Samuel Ketchum. The link to read it in full is here: Black Jack Ketchum
Another story was included in the ExecutedToday.com website and can be read here: Executed
Below are pictures and memorial markers commemorating their life.