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Roy Bean From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Judge Roy Bean)

Roy Bean From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Judge Roy Bean)

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Roy Bean

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  (Redirected from Judge Roy Bean)

Judge Roy Bean
Born1825
Mason CountyKentucky, USA
DiedMarch 16, 1903 (aged 77–78)
LangtryVal Verde County,Texas, USA
Other namesLaw West of the Pecos
OccupationJustice of the Peace;Saloonkeeper
Spouse(s)Virginia Chavez (divorced)[1]

Phantly Roy Bean, Jr. (c. 1825 – March 16, 1903) was an eccentric U.S. saloon-keeper and Justice of the Peace inVal Verde CountyTexas, who called himself “The Law West of the Pecos“. According to legend, Judge Roy Bean held court in his saloon along the Rio Grande on a desolate stretch of the Chihuahuan Desert of southwest Texas. After his death, Western films and books cast him as a hanging judge, although he is known to have sentenced only two men to hang, one of whom escaped.

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Roy Bean was born in 1825 in Mason CountyKentucky, the youngest of five (four sons and a daughter) of Phantly Roy Bean, Sr., and the former Anna Henderson Gore. The family was extremely poor, and at age sixteen Bean left home to ride a flatboat to New Orleans and find possible work. After getting into trouble there, Bean fled to San Antonio, Texasto join his older brother Sam.[2]

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