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Billy the Kid
William Henry McCarty, Jr.
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Livestock Rustler (Horses only) Cowboy Outlaw Murderer

Billy the Kid,

1859–81, American outlaw, b. New York City. His real name was probably Henry McCarty; he was known as William H. Bonney. His family moved to Kansas and then to New Mexico when he was a child. He frequented saloons and gambling halls and killed several men during his teens. In 1878 he led a gang in the Lincoln co. cattle war, killed two deputies, and engaged in large-scale cattle rustling. John S. ChisumChisum, John Simpson
, 1824–84, American cattleman, b. Tennessee. In 1837 he moved with his family to Texas. He had no formal education but worked as a builder and contractor, building the first courthouse in Paris, Tex.
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 and other cattlemen secured (1880) the election of a new sheriff sworn to rid the country of the cattle thieves. Billy the Kid was captured, tried, and sentenced to death. He escaped but was again trapped and was shot by Sheriff Pat F. Garrett.

Bibliography

See biographies by P. F. Garrett (1882, repr. 1967), R. N. Mullin (1967), C. A. Siringo (1967), and C. W. Breihan (1970).

Billy the Kid

(William H. Bonney, 1859–1881) infamous cold-blooded killer. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 30]

Billy the Kid

(William H. Bonney, 1859–1881) Brooklyn-born gunman of the Wild West. [Am. Hist.: Worth, 27]

Billy the Kid

nickname of William H Bonney. 1859--81, US outlaw

Billy the Kid

See Bonney, William H.
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The credit card-sized tintype photo was taken outside a saloon in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, when Billy the Kid, born William Henry McCarty and later known as outlaw William Bonney, was barely out of his teens.
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New Mexico historian Frank Parrish, of Las Cruces- who revealed the new image, made from a tintype owned by a Mesilla Valley man who wishes to remain anonymous- claimed that the man standing at the right end of the picture is the legendary gunfighter who was also known as William Henry McCarty Jr.
Ben Rios said descendants of the gunman - real name Henry McCarty - had asked him to act.
Henry McCarty, better known as Billy the Kid, could have his name cleared after 130 years after a poll set up by New Mexico governor Bill Richardson hinted at support for the move.
Billy the Kid, born Henry McCarty, but also known to have used the names Henry Antrim and William H Bonney, was 19th century America's most infamous frontier outlaw who killed 21 men in Lincoln County War.
Bonney, as commonly thought, or Henry McCarty, as claimed on Page 18 yesterday?
London, Jan 1 (ANI): Bill Richardson, the outgoing Governor of New Mexico, has denied a pardon to Henry McCarty, AKA William Bonney, better known as "Billy the Kid", saying there was not enough proof to forgive the infamous outlaw.
US outlaw Henry McCarty was better known by what nickname?
14 In history, William H Bonney, Henry McCarty and Kid Antrim were all names used for which nineteenth century outlaw of the American south-west?