San Simon Cattle and Canal Company

the brand was the 7H. Referred to as the H's.

Transcribed by Wilola Follett




Men known to have worked for the San Simon Cattle and Canal Co. at the turn of the 20th century.


7H Wagon Bosses or Managers

Blevins, Timothy - 1903 - 1908
Cochran, Oscar - 1898, 1902
Duncan, John - 1891. Letter from J. W. Walker to Chas. Chenowth in 1944 states that when he arrived "John Duncan was running the San Simon". Scott White may have been wagon boss part of year. Reminiscence of Ailman states so.
Duncan, J. W.- 1889. His name at top of list, and was foreman in 1891, though Jess Henley also on payroll in 1889
Henley, Jess - 1887. Though he drew only $30 like the others, was the only hand to work all year. He may have been earlier too.
Henley, Jess - 1890, 1900, 1901, 1903 - through the summer.
Lucy, B. C. - 1897. Paid $40 'til Dec. when went back to $30 and Cochran took over.
Stratton, G. W. - 1888, "Dec. 17th '87 --- took charge of ranch".
Lucy, B. C. - 1897. Paid $40 'til Dec. when went back to $30 and Cochran took over.
Wheeler, Joseph J. - 1909 or 1920. 1918 entry says he earned "12 mos. @ $100".

When Parramore pulled out of Arizona because of the onrush of homesteaders, Joe Wheeler bought the brand and the remnant herd and moved them to his place on the Natural Tank near the mouth of Skeleton Canyon.

7H Cowboys

Allen, J. T. -1889
Anderson, John - 1898
Anderson, Tom - 1895 an alias of Bob Christian, Blackjack's bro. anon. - "2 Mexicans, fence crew" -1898
Bassett, Jack - 1888
Baxter, T. E. - 1889
Bell, Young - 1900 -1902
Bennett, Jim - 1898
Bex, Henry - 1920
Bickford, M. - 1897, blacksmithing in 1898
Birchfield, Walter 1887
Blevins, Joseph -1910 [kin to Tim?]
Blevins, Timothy P.-wagon boss ca. 1903 -1908
Bolin, Frank - 1919
Boschke, Guy - 1897
Boyd, Ephraham - 1900
Bradford, Bill - 1919 [hay crew]
Britton, Ferd -1896, 1902
Bruin, J. W. - 1889
Bull, Dexter -1918 [relationship to John?] cousin
Bullard, William "Bill" - 1900
Burns, G. W.- 1889
Burns, James 1887
Burgan, H. H. - 1888
Caldwell, Joe - 1888
Calionette, Dan - 1920
Capehart, Tom - 1894 or 1895 [possibly an alias for Harvey Logan]
Case, Sam - 1902
Cator, Eugene - 1889
Chancellor, James - 1900
Chenowth, Charles - 1897-8
Chenowth, Howard - 1897
Chenowth, John Augustus "Gus" -1887 [hired w/team for plowing]
Chesser, Walter - 1898
Clark, Ben -1889
Clark, G. L. -1887
Click, Betram H. "Bert" -1918-1920
Click, Charley -1919 [hay crew, Bert's uncle]
Cochran, Bob -1887
Cochran, Oscar W. , wagon boss -1898 -1902 [maybe thru 1909]
Collins, John -1897
Corbin, Philip - 1898
Cornforth, Harold -1919 [hay crew]
Cox, Alonzo - 1898
Cox, Thomas M.- 1910
Craig, Jim - 1898
Crockett, Wilce "Davey" - 1896 -1900
Cullin [or Cullen], Ed -1897, cook [killed at Steins holdup]
Cunningham, Ben - 1889
Danley, John L. - 1919
Daugherty, Louis - 1889
Davis, Gould - 1889, 1910
Davis, Joe - 1898
Davis, R. T. - 1897
Decataur, Eugene - 1898
DeLong, William "Bill" - 1887, 1889
Dennis, Joe "Sandy"-1898
Dewey, Charles - 1902
Dickson, John William "Billy", or "Shorty" - after 1918
Dillard, Thomas - 1889
Dobson, E. C. -1919 -1920
Duncan, Bob - 1897
Duncan, John W. - 1886, wagon boss 1891, at Horse Camp 1894
Driskel, Lee -1888
Eaton, Frank - 1920. killed by lightening
Edwards, Edgar - 1920
Edwards, F. E. - 1897
Elliott, John W.- 1900
English, Herb - 1897
Epley, John - 1898
Evans, George W. - 1888 -1889
Flores, Clabe W. - 1889
Franklin, George - 1910
Franklin, Sci [Si?] - 1888
Franks, ? -
Freeman, D. - 1889 [special contract, range detective?]
Gardner, Tom -1889, windmiller
Gee, Fletch B. - 1898
Gibson, Jim - 1897
Gooch, Charley - 1920
Good, Charles - 1897
Graves, R. P. - 1897
Haas, John - 1898
Harris, John A - 1889
Hazelwood, G. W. - 1889
Hennessey, Wiliam L. "Billy" - 1896 -1808, 1902
Henley, Jesse, N. - 1886 -1902, & before? Foreman most of that time.
Hill, Henry - 1900, windmiller
Hillers, O. H. - 1919
Hodge, Bob - 1902
Hoch, Albert - 1997-98, 1900 -1902, windmiller
Hoffman, Walter 1897, alias Hovey, or Fatty Ryan
Holland, Ed - 1888-89, shown as "Howell" in 1888
Hutchins, Bee - 1902
James, Ray - 1919, hay crew
James, William "Bill" - 1919
Jones, J. N. - 1889, contract well-digger, fencer
Jones, Ed - 1898
Jordan, J. D. - 1902, also sp. "Jerdon", pronounced that way
Keith, Jim - 1902
Ketcham, Marton - 1897
Kimmich, Ed - 1889
King, W. A. - 1889
Lacy, Frank - early 'teens
Lambert, Jim - 1920
Lassiter, Jack -
Lawhon, Joel H.- horsebreaker, ca.1900
Lawrence, William -1889
Lemmons, Ed - 1910
Lemmons, John A. - 1910, Ed's bro.
Lewis, Joe S. "Coots" -nephew of Parramore
Lieseman, George -1897
Leith, W. T. - 1919
Logan, Bob - 1889
Lucy, B. C, - 1897-98
Lundgren, Rag - 1887, 1897-98, also sp. "Lumgren", "Londgreen"
McCabe, Jim - 1889
McCarty, Edward W. "Will" - 1902
McCauley, John - 1900 ,
McGinty, Robert
McKenzie, Dan - 1889
McNarie, [for McNary?] - 1889
Maddox, Holmes - 1896 -1901, had worked for JHP in Texas
Maloney, Sam F. "Jack" - 1902 -1907, cook some of that time. Jack Maloney was Sam'sbrother
Martyr, J. Robert "Bob" - ca. 1909
Mauser, Lawrence - 1910
Mentins, Neal - 1897-98
Merchant, Lige - 1890's, son of Clabe
Merchant, Will - 1890's, son of Clabe
Miller, Gail - 1910
Miller, Sam - 1920, bro-in-law to Joe Wheeler
Mitchell, Rudolph W. - 1897-98
Montgomery, George - 1897
Morris, William - 1888
Munchus, J. W. - 1888
Munnie, Tom - 1897
Negiller[?], John - 1889, "sent out by Merchant"
Noland, Albert F. - after 1909
Noland, Martin "Bear" - after 1909
Oglesby, William -1887
Overton, George - 1898,
Owens, Tom 1889
Page, Robert - 1902, misspelling of "Pague?"
Parks, Charley - 1897
Parramore, Dock Dilworth - from ca. 1900 intermittently to 1920
Parramore, W. W. - 1919
Patterson, A. F. - 1920
Peary, Ben - 1898
Pearse, [Pierce or Pearce?], Frank - 1897
Perkins, John - 1897-98, paid extra for "brakin horses"
Phillips, George - 1898
Poteet, Francis - 1910. died from flu 1918, buried on my ranch (fin)
Pruitee, Joseph D. "Dad"- 1889
Quarells, Louis - 1888
Quinn, W. W. - 1888-89, 1897
Ray, Frank - 1897
Read, Theodore - 1919
Reed, Henry - 1898, fence crew
Reed, Walter -1905, 1906 or 1907
Robertson, A. H. - 1920
Roberson, Dickie - 1920
Rose, Denies [Dennis?] - 1897
Sanders, Jeff - 1888
Sanders, P. W. "Pug" - ca. 1910
Sanford, Frank- ca.1902
Scarborough, Ed - 1897
Scarborough, George - 1897
Schran, Walter - 1902
Shahan, 0scar - 1920
Shepherd, Harry A. - 1888-89, 1897
Shugart, Walter "Bill" - 1898, 1900, 1902, ca.1910
Smith, J. C. - 1889
Spartin, Bob - 1897
Speed, Fred - 1898
Steel, John - 1897-1898
Steen, J. H. - 1919
Stickles, Will - 1902
Stone, J. P. - 1920
Stratton, G. W. - "Dec. 17th, 1887 took charge of the ranch" [?]
Stratton, Tom - 1888
Suggs, W. M. - 1888-89, shot returning from raid on Morman Colonias
Surrell [for Sorrell?], Frank - 1919, hay crew
Swinderman, John - 1897
Taylor, Hugh - 1887-89
Taylor, Joe - 1897
Taylor, Steve - 1902
Thomas, A. M. - 1919 [hay hand]
Thomson, Lee - 1920
Upsher [Upshaw?], Ed - 1902
Upsher, George - 1902
Vinredge, John - 1898, fence crew, also known as Vinadge, or Cush
Walker, George W. - 1887, 1896, 1910
Walker, Joe - 1887 [bro. of GWW]
Walker, J. W. "Hugh" - 1891, 1897-98
Walker, Tump - 1902 [may be any of the other Walkers]
Walker, Solon - 1889
Wallace, James A.- 1900
Wallus [for Wallace?], Tex - 1920, hay hand
Washburn, R. S. - 1918, blacksmithing
Welch, Wiley - 1902
Wells, Ed -1889
Wheeler, Joseph J. "Joe" or "Jodie" - 1909-1920, wagon boss
Wheeler, W. G. "Gus" - 1919 -1920, Joe's bro.
White, Judson "Comanche" - 1888-89
White, Scott - in the 1890s
Williams, Ed - ca. 1897, alias of "Blackjack" Christian
Willow, Joe - early 'teens
Wilson, Jesse -1920
Winn, Sam - 1898
Wisnon, Gus - 1902
Woulf, Bill - 1897
Wright, John - 1897


NOTE:  Square brackets - these words/phases were added as comments of Fin Richards, who knew them or knew of them.




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