Facts, information and articles about billy the kid, famous outlaw, and a prominent figure from the wild west 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. Billy the kid american outlaw is best known for his time as a thief and gunfighter, constantly on the run from law enforcement. 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 joining a violent gang billy was captured and sentenced to death for the murder of a sheriff, but escaped after killing. Much information (some of it factual, a lot of it fictional) is available about the famous gunfighters of the old west—the jameses, billy the kid, wild bill hickok of the gunman nicknames or aliases dates and places of birth and death, is known the occupations the man pursued a brief biography and, in chronological. Born at cold spring twp, missouri in 1857, had one sister they were orphaned at an early age, and raised by an uncle on his farm near rolla, missouri left home at seventeen, worked as a cowboy, buffalo hunter, became entangled in the lincoln county cattle war, joined with billy the kid in some of the.
List and summary biographies of the many gunfighters in the old west billy “ the kid” allen – a gunfighter in deadwood, south dakota and new mexico that killed several men 1873) – a bell county, texas cowboy, anderson was involved in the hide park gunfight in newton, kansas in 1871 in the. This is the distortion of actual events, real-life occurrences being changed and modified for the sake of entertainment gunman although many old west legends have fast gun reputations, it appears that john wesley hardin, wild bill hickok, doc holliday, and billy the kid were actually really fast guns. Records were scanty in the old west so it's hard to get an accurate count of fatalities legend says billy the kid killed 21 men, one for every year of his life but historians usually place the number at four or fewer fear is another measure in the old west “bad man” did not mean an outlaw necessarily.
James butler hickok, ca 1874 he was known as wild bill hickok, a legend of the american old west find this laura bullion,born of german and native american heritage, was an outlaw of the old west grave marker- billy the kid from hico, tx, grave in hamilton, tx the only good gunslinger is a dead gun slinger. In a time of lawlessness and celebrity criminals, billy the kid's notoriety towers over other train-robbing, pistol-twirling, posse-evading bandits of the wild west he appealed to writers of dime novels and editors of newspapers, thanks to his blue-eyed youth and silky sharpshooting skills he continues to. Deputy sheriff, gunfighter, saloon owner born: july 4, 1854 — died: november 1, 1924 → age: 70y 3m 28d (shot by a corrupt prohibition agent) famous cowboys billy the kid billy the kid birth name: william henry mccarty (aka: henry antrim, william h bonney) • outlaw, gunfighter, member of the regulators gang.
The lore of the old west—stories of gunslingers, tribal and territorial warfare, missing treasure—is undying but are the historical when a man going by the name brushy bill roberts (above, left) surfaced in texas in 1950 seeking pardon for the crimes of billy the kid, the media took notice his case was. True west magazine - a bold, at times controversial, voice of american western history, blending old west facts with new west lifestyle perserving our heritage since 1953 wild west magazine - available through historynetcom billy the kid about billy the kid - this site has plenty of information on the legendary outlaw.
In all my life as a frontier peace officer, i did not know a really proficient gunfighter who had anything but contempt for the gun-fanner, or the man who literally a 2005 book by a former president of the western writers of america, w c jameson, adds to the controversy of the death of billy the kid by indicating he died of. Kids learn about the famous gunfighters of the old west including fun facts, lawmen, wild bill hickok, jesse james, and the wild bunch he continued to build a reputation as a gunslinger when he killed two men in gunfights within his first month on the job he had to billy the kid spent much of his life in and out of jail. Billy the kid: wild west outlaw (best of the west biographies) [elaine landau] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a biography of billy the kid, an outlaw of the old west, from his childhood and participation in the lincoln county range war to his death at the hands of pat garrett. Horn was convicted in 1902 of the murder of 14-year-old willie nickell near iron mountain, wyoming later in life horn quickly developed a reputation as a killer- for-hire, and is said to have been responsible for as many as 50 murders in his 43 years of life billy the kid was an american old west gunfighter.
A chickasaw cowboy, he joined billy the kid's gang, the regulators, but later quitted to return to his people as a gunfighter for the gang he killed a number of people including several sheriffs after he left the gang, he became a prominent politician among the chickasaw nation until his death at the age of.
He was a nineteenth century american frontier outlaw and gunman who was a participant in the lincoln county war he was reputed to have killed 21 men, one for called the authentic life of billy, the kid beginning with garrett's account, billy the kid grew into a symbolic figure of the american old west. Buffalo bill doc holliday calamity jane if there's one thing that unites the celebrities of the wild west, it's crazy nicknames but even though many of these born william henry mccarty jr, he was an outlaw from early youth on, which probably was the reason he used names like william bonney and kid. The legend of billy the kid has acquired iconic status in american folklore, yet the outlaw himself, also known as william bonney, had minimal impact on historical events in new mexico territory of the late 1800s more has been written about billy the kid than any other gunslinger in the history of the american west, while.
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 known as billy the kid and also known as henry antrim, was a 19th-century american gunman who participated in the lincoln county war and. Or so bill o'reilly would have you believe billy the kid's miraculous 1881 escape was the climax of a may 17, 2015, episode of “legends & lies: the real west,” hosted by o'reilly “much has been fabricated about billy the kid's life but the fact is that little can actually be proven,” o'reilly said in the. James “wild bill” hickok james butler hickok is one of the most famous gunmen of the old west a gunfighter, gambler, showman, and peace officer, hickok may have killed more than 100 men hickok was born on may 27, 1837, to william alonzo and polly butler hickok in illinois his father was an ardent.