Billy the kid henry mccarty, aka, william henry bonney, aka, billy the kid, was born on november 23, 1859, most likely in new york city his parents' names are not known for certain but his mother was thought to be katherine and his father perhaps patrick history then traces billy to indiana in the late 1860s and wichita,. Billy the kid called himself william h bonney, but his original name was probably henry mccarty bonney was his mother catherine's maiden name, and william was the first name of his mother's longtime companion–william antrin– who acted as billy's father after his biological father disappeared around 1865, billy and. At a flea market six years ago, a north carolina lawyer named frank abrams unknowingly bought a rare photograph that experts say shows billy the kid relaxing with the man who would eventually kill him billy the kid, one of the best- known outlaws in american history, is thought to be there in the back,. The tension between the historians and the travel promoters captures the essence of billy the kid's legacy in the history of the american west he rates scarcely a footnote in the folklore of the nation—indeed, of the world—he is a figure of towering significance it is the kid of legend, not of history, who so profoundly grips the. Born: november 23, 1859 new york, new york died: july 14, 1881 fort sumner , new mexico american criminal and murderer william h bonney, known as billy the kid, was the youngest and most famous example of a gun-fighter from the american west his legend survived and grew long after his death. The story of billy the kid [charles a siringo, c stephen badgley] on amazon com free shipping on qualifying offers the true life of the most daring young outlaw of the age he was the leading spirit in the bloody lincoln county.
Ihs owns most of billy the kid's more famous letters – including one in our collections that was previously unidentified this year, in her book billy the kid's writings, words, and wit, billy the kid historian dr gale cooper specifically authenticated an additional billy the kid letter and it had been here all along the letters. Billy the kid words and music by woody guthrie i'll tell you the story of billy the kid, and i'll tell of the things that this young outlaw did say out in the west when the country was young when a gun was your law and your law was your gun now the mexican maidens liked billy so well how many he had, no expert could tell. After consulting with robert stahl, a retired professor emeritus at arizona state university and billy the kid history buff, and various forensic experts, he's convinced he has two famous faces from the old west in his photo if i had known it was one of the most famous photos in history, i would have charged.
Billy the kid was born in the slums of new york city in 1859 after the death of his father, he traveled west with his mother ending up in silver city, new mexico territory in 1873 little of substance is known about billy's life during this period, and myth has replaced fact to shroud the early years of billy the kid in folklore. On july 14, 1881, henry mccarty—better known by the alias billy the kid—was shot dead by sheriff pat garrett in fort sumner, new mexico though only active for a little over five years, the kid worked as everything from a cattle rustler and gang member to a vigilante gunfighter, eventually becoming the. The true story of billy the kid (even the infectious volume of fabrications invested in his legend) excites me into an apprehensiveness similar to what, i must confess i always feel at the announcement of a new translation of heidegger essays i'm disturbed by the old lithographs i find in collector's items nickel. Although experts say the photo may be worth millions of dollars, mr abrams says he is no rush to sell it i've never put a price on it, he said in a telephone interview with bbc news my interest is in the history, he added the image that experts say shows billy the kid playing croquet was bought in 2010.
Billy the kid's real name was william henry mccarty (1), when and where he was born, or who or what happened to his father is not known it's estimated that he was born around 1860-61 possibly in new york history first traces the kid as a youngster in indiana in the late 1860s and then in wichita, kansas in 1870. The story of how randy and linda gathered the evidence to authenticate the photo will be told in billy the kid: new evidence, which airs this sunday at 9 pm et on national geographic channel we spoke to randy about the photo and the mystique that surrounds billy, who was shot by lincoln county.
The following clips are from our film billy the kid: the true story billy the kid is the most legendary and infamous outlaw in the history of the american. Born henry mccarty in new york city, billy the kid committed his first act of murder before he turned 20 join candace and katie as they explore the fact -- and fiction -- surrounding the legendary outlaw in this podcast from howstuffworkscom. The story of billy the kid's short and violent life isn't just incredible it is, as o' reilly pointed out, indeterminate, with many parts still shrouded in mystery for decades, the primary text on billy the kid's killing was written by none other than pat garrett, the sheriff who said he shot the cattle rustler turned killer. Fort sumner, nm (krqe) - it looks like a north carolina man is holding a priceless piece of new mexico history experts have verified a tintype picture bought for just dollars is that of billy the kid and the man who killed him, sheriff pat garrett it's a find that could be worth millions a cool old picture of.
By william h wroth the outlaw called “billy the kid” was born henry mccarty about 1859, possibly in new york city by 1866 he was living with his widowed mother catherine mccarty and elder brother joseph mccarty in marion county, indiana his mother soon took up with and eventually married a civil war veteran. Henry mccarty (1859 – july 14, 1881), also known as william h bonney, and known popularly as billy the kid, was an american old west gunfighter who participated in new mexico's lincoln county war he is known to have killed eight men before he started using the alias william bonney, mccarty's first arrest was for. Action billy the kid (tv movie 1989) western 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 x gore vidal's historical novel is brought to life in this television production of turner network television's billy the kid this isn't like any of the kid's films you've seen before an okay story and the acting isn't the best but like i said i don't ask for.
On this day in 1875, billy the kid is arrested for the first time after stealing a basket of laundry he later broke out of jail and roamed the american west, eventually earning a reputation as an outlaw and murderer and a rap sheet that allegedly included 21 murders the exact details of billy the kid's birth are unknown, other. Said to have killed 21 men, one for each year of his life – though he may not actually have lived that long – billy the kid's body count was probably closer to eight a cowboy, gunfighter and rustler, he is the subject of countless films, books and newspaper articles, and was known by multiple aliases. No other historical figure from the old west has stirred up more controversy and eluded historians and biographers than billy the kid alias william h bonney this young man in his short life has established his place in history and legend, but there is more to the myth there's the man, which in my opinion is far more. Experts now believe a photo purchased at a flea market for $10 shows billy the kid standing with the lawman who ultimately killed him, making the snapshot potentially worth millions frank abrams, a north carolina attorney, first spotted the tintype photo in asheville in 2011 the self-described history buff.
Billy the kid - wild west outlaw (crime documentary) william h bonney (born william henry mccarty, jr c november 23, 1859 – c july 14, 1881), better know. April 9, 1881: billy the kid is found guilty of murdering the sheriff of lincoln county, nm on this day, april 9, in 1881, the outlaw who was born henry mccarty before adopting the alias william h bonney — better known as billy the kid — was found guilty of other parts of the story remain murky. Billy the kid, byname of william h bonney, jr, original name henry mccarty, ( born november 23, 1859/60, new york, new york, us—died july 14, 1881, fort sumner, new mexico), one of the most notorious gunfighters of the as a child, billy the kid went under the name of henry mccarty history of new mexico.