James Earp left, Morgan Earp right, this is an albumen print that was never mounted. Of the many Morgans I have, this is probably my favorite, and id say of all the Earp boys Morgan was the most jocular. Original image from the collection of P.
James Cooksey Earp (June 1841 – January was the little-known older brother of Old West lawman Virgil Earp and lawman/gambler Wyatt Earp. Unlike his brothers, he was a saloon-keeper and was not present at the Gunfight at the O. Corral on October
Bessie Earp Brothel owner, and wife of James Earp. Arrested several times in Wichita for prostitution. She and her common law husband James, the eldest Earp brother, also joined the other Earps in Tombstone.
James Cooksey Earp (June was the little known older brother to old west lawman Virgil Earp and lawman/gambler Wyatt Earp. Unlike his lawmen brothers, he was a saloon-keeper and was not present at the Gunfight at the O.
Nellie Bartlett "Bessie" Catchim Earp She married James Earp in Illinois, 1873. James and Bessie lived for a time right here in Wichita while James tended bar and Bessie operated a "sporting house". This image is on a virtual museum quality 1/6 plate tin. Original image from the collection of P. W. Butler.
James Earp, Wyatts oldest full brother, present in Tombstone when the famous fight broke out, but rumor has him eating lunch at the time, completely unaware of what was about to happen! Original image from the collection of P.
James Earp - James Earp was Wyatt Earp's brother. He was occasionally a lawman, and mostly a saloon owner. He lived the last part of his life locally.