Jim Miller’s Killin’ Kin

Barney Riggs True West Magazine
Barney Riggs.

John Denson was one of the Clements family, cousins to John Wesley Hardin and an in-
law of Jim Miller. John built up his own reputation as a tough guy over the years. But
then he tried to do a favor for Miller.

Killin’ Jim wanted Barney Riggs for dead and asked Denson and Bill Earhart to do the
job. They tracked him to a bar in Pecos, TX, where he was handling drinks. Riggs—a
noted gunfighter–was ready for the two—and killed both of them.

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