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Adam Lord Carrington,
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Adam was born 2 March 1852… is 5' 11', 190 lbs, with brown hair, and blue eyes.... A man who lends his loyalty, and services, to the highest bidder.
He is usually armed… sometimes a Smith and Wesson 1869 Schofield Model .45 caliber, with a 7 1/2” barrel, in a simple shoulder holster… other times, he carries twin .45 caliber 1872 Colt Peacemakers with 6” barrels in reversed holsters…; still yet, armed to the hilt… he sports all three.
An expert shot and a quick draw that has kept him alive… though now, he would have to be forced to a corner for a reason to quick draw against someone. Though calling him by his middle name could be reason enough.
............. HIS STORY.............
Adam grew up a son of a poor sharecropper, ran away on a ship to Australia when he was young enough to think for himself, the ripe old age of 12 (1864). In Melbourne, Adam was the sole confident and companion of Nathan Bedford, a Master Craftsman. Nathan taught Adam everything he knew about Masonry and for his 16th birthday (1868) was made a member of the Melbourne Tradehall Committee.
For three years, Adam would hire freed convicts and teach them the masonry skills he had learned and would form them into unions, for Adam was an organizer. (1871) Another group he organized, were miners in the gold fields near Victoria. These unions were also a way for Adam to gain what he desired – profit. Then in 1872, after being run out of Melbourne, he went to Sydney, where he formed a labour union for shearers, miners, and stevedores. He, and a select few, were even paid well to hunt down Aborigines.
Everything Adam had learned, organized and formed was consistently taken away from him by another man of Australian descent. So when, in the heat of an argument, Adam killed the man with a firepit poker. In the evasion of the Sydney Constabulary and eventual escape on the ship, Caesar’s Brood, bound for Charleston, South Carolina. (1875)
In Charleston, Adam worked as a bouncer in a local brothel during the Reconstruction martial law era; a bodyguard for Thomas E. Miller, a black Republican who at the time was attempting to establish a new county with the objective of placing a Black Democrat to the state senate, and a police constable toward the end of 1877.
Between 1878 and 1881, Adam worked as a bailiff under Judge William Story, Federal District, Arkansas; a deputy in Dodge City Kansas under L.C. Hartman; a deputy in Caldwell Kansas under Marshal Henry Brown; and rode with the Stockton Gang in Colorado and New Mexico. After the San Juan County War led to the death of several friends and his own hanging scheduled, Adam hightailed it to Arizona.
There in Wilcox, Arizona, Adam rode with Red Jack Averill robbing stagecoaches along the San Pedro River. Not long after the Sheriff of Wilcox, began hunting the gang one by one. With Jack in hiding, Adam crossed into Mexico.
December 1882... and the 1:05 PM train from Mexico City arrives in El Paso. Onto the platform, steps a calm, mild-mannered, well-groomed man with a suitcase in his hand. Dressed in a three piece suit, a watch chain dangling from his watchpocket, and a Smith and Wesson Schofield .45 under his coat.
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" They have sown the wind,
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