Don’t Mess With The In-laws Cullen Baker angered the wrong folks.

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Cullen Baker grave.

Cullen Baker was a stone-cold killer, involved in dozens of deaths in Texas and Arkansas during the period before, during and after the Civil War.  Many of his targets were blacks and Union supporters, but he was willing to kill anyone who got in his way. He usually didn’t give his opponents a chance. It’s believed he was mentally ill and an alcoholic.

A posse—including his ex-in-laws—shot Baker down near Queen City, Texas on December 6, 1869.  On his body: a shotgun, four revolvers, three derringers and six knives. Cullen Baker always went heeled.

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