William Henry McCarty, Jr. Sumner in the New Mexico Territory. He had several aliases but is best known as Billy the Kid. He was only 18 when he killed his first man. Billy the Kid No one knows for certain where Billy the Kid was born. Some place his birth in New York, but this is largely unsubstantiated.
His mother came to the United Stated during the great famine in Ireland. Her name was Catherine McCarty and there is some debate whether this was her married name or her maiden name. She died in William was apparently a very honest year-old when he became an orphan. He worked for his room and board for a hotel owner who took him in after his mother died.
The hotel owner was impressed with his honesty and diligence, as were others. A year later he was forced to seek new lodgings through no fault of his own. He promptly got into trouble for the theft of some food.
Five months later, he was in trouble with the law once more, stealing clothing and firearms. After two days, he escaped from jail and began a life as a fugitive from the law.
This began a time of increased criminal activities for Billy the Kid. He tried to stay out of trouble but it seems he made friends in the wrongs crowds. It has been said that he killed almost two dozen men but eight or nine is probably much closer to the truth. By the following year, he had become a full-time rustler.
His methods, like the men who rode with him, were rough and ready. The Kid and his gang would steal horses up and down the Pecos Valley and drive them to a ready market in Tascosa, the newest, rowdiest cow town in the Texas Panhandle.
When there were no horses to steal, they rode over to the Panhandle anyway and stole the big ranches there — such as the LX and LIT — blind. The party consisted of Garrett H. When on top of that someone told the Texans that Billy the Kid was in the area, and that if he ran into them he would wipe them out, Stewart decided discretion was the better part of valor and led his men back to the Panhandle.
This made [LX foreman Bill] Moore mad, so he concluded to rig up an outfit of his own and send them over after the cattle, hence he sending out after me. My outfit, after getting it rigged up, consisted of a chuck wagon with four good mules to pull it, a cook and five picked men, named as follows: On starting, Moore gave me these orders.
I will keep you supplied in money just as long as they have got a nickel left, that I can get hold of. That would save about seventy-five miles driving for us.
He told us to go to Antion Cheeko on the Pacos River and there wait until he came with the corn. We went ahead and got there on Sunday [November 27, ] at 12 oclock.
Just as we all rode up into town the cathlick church broke and the Mexacans coming out of it. They all stoped and gazed at us, and wondered what was the matter.
We all had 2 belts full of cartridges a peace around us and was armed to the teeth with six shooters Bowie knives and Winchesters on our saddles. While we was there Billy the Kid come in town one night and stole 3 good horses from Mexacans.
He then rote a letter to Frank Stuart telling us to not come no further, that he did not want to fite us.Alternative Titles: Brushy Bill, Henry McCarty, William H. Bonney, Jr. As a child, Billy the Kid went under the name of Henry McCarty.
Scholarly opinion is divided over whether that or William H. Bonney, Jr. (the name he used later, as in the trial), was his true name. Another hypothesis is that. A comprehensive site on the famous teenage outlaw Billy the Kid, alias William H.
Bonney. Variety of information, detailed biography, comparing facts with the myths and the Young Guns films, includes a discussion board and much more. This is the only indisputable photo of Billy the Kid ( – ). Billy the Kid also known by the aliases Henry Antrim and William H. Bonney was a 19th-C American frontier out.
Alternative Titles: Brushy Bill, Henry McCarty, William H. Bonney, Jr. As a child, Billy the Kid went under the name of Henry McCarty. Scholarly opinion is divided over whether that or William H. Bonney, Jr.
(the name he used later, as in the trial), was his true name. Another hypothesis is that. Henry McCarty (November 23, – July 14, ) better known as Billy the Kid but also known by the aliases Henry Antrim and William Harrison Bonney, was a 19th century American frontier outlaw and murderer who was a participant in the Lincoln County War.
He was reputed to have killed 21 men, one for each year of his life, but the actual. William H. Bonney, known as Billy the Kid, was the youngest and most famous example of a gun-fighter from the American West.
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