Another Hardin Dies Hard

Jeff Hardin

Jeff Hardin went down much like his famous brother.

Jeff Hardin wasn’t as prolific as his older brother John Wesley. But he also lived a violent life—and finished it on a saloon floor.

Jeff was running a bar in Clairemont, Texas on October 8, 1901. He got into an argument with John Snowden over an account.  At closing time, Snowden and everyone else left—but Hardin then called out to Snowden to come back. It’s not clear exactly what happened, but Jeff ended up shot three times and died on the floor. His gun was behind the bar unfired.  Snowden was never tried in the killing.

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