John Henry Tunstall (6 March 1853 – 18 February 1878), born in London, became a rancher and merchant in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, where he competed with Irish Catholic merchants, lawmen, and politicians who ran the town of Lincoln and the county.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Tunstall
In 1876, John Tunstall, an Englishman, displaced Robert Casey’s widow from the Felix River land by using the Desert Land Act. He drove his herd of cattle to the Felix Valley and occupied the dugout until he could build a four-room adobe house at the upper springs of the Felix River. The dugout was then used as a rider’s camp for his men.
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John Henry Tunstall (6 March 1853 – 18 February 1878), born in London, became a rancher and merchant in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, where he competed with Irish Catholic merchants, lawmen, and politicians who ran the town of Lincoln and the county.
John H. Tunstall Murder Site in Glencoe, NM (Google Maps) John H. Tunstall Murder Site The murder of Englishman John H. Tunstall on 18 Feb 1878 ignited the so-called Lincoln County War, during which an obscure young ranch-hand named Henry McCarty, alias William H. Bonney, would become famous in newspaper reports as "Billy the Kid".
Aug 09, 2015 · PBS.org's page on the start of the Lincoln County Wars:...In 1877, an Englishman named John Tunstall came to town to create competition for the local monopoly that owned the main store and had a corner on the lucrative contracts to deliver cattle to the military….History has revealed in his letters home that he planned to put his competition out of business and then create a monopoly of his own.
When cattle baron John Chisum and attorney Alexander McSween objected to the Dolan-Murphy monopoly and mounted a direct challenge to The House, Tunstall joined them. He became, in effect, the leader of the anti-House contingent.
Feb. 18, 1878; near Parjito Cutoff, Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory---Early in the morning, John Henry Tunstall, along with his ranch-hands Dick Brewer, Billy the Kid, John Middleton, Henry Brown, Robert Widenmann, and Fred Waite (in a wagon) begin herding nine horses from Tunstall's Rio Feliz ranch to Lincoln, forty miles away.
John Henry Tunstall was a rancher and merchant in Lincoln County, New Mexico, who dared to compete with the Murphy & Dolan Mercantile and Banking Company, which resulted in the Lincoln County War.
This is a picture of the ranch house, the last place John Tunstall spent the night. In the day the house was a dug out, you came in through the door and stepped down, onto a dirt floor. This is the original fireplace, it had a hearth that set up, about the height as a chair, where you could sit by the fire.