Folk hero, gunman and outlaw, was called billy the kid also known as henry antrim, or kid antrim, was a 19th-century american frontier outlaw and gunman who was involved in the lincoln. Brushy bill roberts, could not convince his older half-sister, martha v roberts that he was indeed billy the kid she was born september 3, 1873, and she always said that she knew the.
Billy the kid (born henry mccarty september 17 or november 23, 1859 – july 14, 1881, also known as william h bonney) was an american old west outlaw and gunfighter who killed eight men. Did pat garrett kill the wrong man in 1881 in fort sumner, new mexico, or did the outlaw known as billy the kid live on as william henry roberts until 1948 wc jameson analyzes the.
Billy the kid was born william henry mccarty jr on november 23, 1859, in new york city little is known of his youth, but early on he entered a life of thievery, eventually heading west and. An historian fed up with doubts about billy the kid’s demise has petitioned a new mexico court to create a death certificate for the famous outlaw the dead man was indeed william h. Billy the kid real name: oliver pleasant roberts, posthumously renamed william henry roberts case: unknown identity date: 1948 location: hico, texas case edit details: in 1948, william.
People believe william henry roberts is billy the kid because he was illiterate and he knew more about billy the kid than most historians do i also liked it because it had guns and a lot of. The next photo is a striking group portrait with william bonney, alias billy the kid as the movie “young guns” portrayed, billy faked his death and took on a new identity as william henry. At first blush, the saga sounds like a straightforward detective story: tradition says that billy the kid (aka william h bonney, henry mccarty, kid antrim) was killed by sheriff pat.
The story of brushy bill roberts, therefore, is a story that in its entirety makes perfect sense it explains with great credibility how a very human billy the kid began and ended life as a.