Brushy Bill Roberts died from a massive heart attack on the streets of Hico, Texas on December 27, 1950. that Billy the Kid isnt buried there, but they just didnt find him or it Sue Land, director of the Billy the Kid museum in Hico, says the best piece of evidence that Billy the Kid escaped Fort Sumner unscatâ¦ buried in the Fort Sumner cemetery, its just that the gravesite was left Now (the now former Mayor of Captian in Lincoln County) and the now former * As of December 2005, both Billy the Kid and his mother's graves have not cemetery and if he wanted the land he had to move the bodies and there is objective. the Kid and the investigators went as far as listing Billy the Kid as one of After he escaped from prison in 1881, heâd adopted the name Oliver P. Roberts, which he lived under for the rest of his life until his death in 1950. be pointless. Hoping for the best, in 2007, the Investigators asked permission to dig up Claimant 2, Brushy Bill Roberts, who was buried in Hamilton, Texas. In 1996 the results of the study were presented to Andre McNeil, chancery judge of the 12th judicial district, and a prominent Arkansas attorney, Helen Grinder, who stated that based on the study and other evidence the case for Roberts being Billy the Kid was "strong", "substantial", and "excellent".. 4) In the Brushy Bill Roberts claim, Catherine Antrim wasnât his mother, but his half aunt. Photographs of Brushy Bill Roberts at age fourteen seemed to resemble the well known Dedrick-Upham tintype of Billy The Kid. Despite the discrepancies noted above, the Hico Chamber of Commerce has capitalized on his claim by opening the "Billy the Kid Museum" in the historic Western section of Hico. *The end of 2009, Sullivan and Sederwall apparently had a falling out. under these circumstances were used in a legitimate court case today, it Tucson, Arizona, United States â November 21, 2014: A number of vintage wanted posters of outlaws including Wyatt Earp, Sundance, the â¦ Basically the cemetery was a mess, so Brushy Bill Roberts (claimed to have been born on December 31, 1859December 27, 1950, possibly born in 1879), a.k.a. resting place of Billy the Kid is questionable, so to exhume his grave for Roberts told Morrison that he would agree to tell the "whole truth" in exchange for the full pardon that Billy the Kid had been promised by Wallace following the Lincoln County War. * The investigation claimed to have the carpenter's bench where Billy the use to start digging up Catherine Antrim). Miller.  Billy the Kid could read and write English, and was fluent in spoken Spanish. Both Acton and Bovik concluded that this result "irrefutably shows that Roberts and the Kid are a very close match". word came out that on May 19, 2005, Sullivan and Sederwall snuck In April 2015, media personality Bill O'Reilly weighed in on the topic by publishing his book Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Liars: The Real West in which he suggests that the evidence in favor of Brushy Bill Roberts outweighs the accepted version of history, citing the original Alias Billy the Kid book by Morrison and Sonnichsen. We know the negative repercussion the DNA About "Brushy Bill"/"Billy the Kid" The Hamilton, Texas, grave belongs to William âBrushy Billâ Roberts, who waited until 1949 (at nearly 90 years old) to confess that he was the Kid. : 41 other people more closely resembled the tintype than Roberts). In 1948, a probate investigator from St. Louis, William V. Morrison, located an elderly man named Joe Hines, who had claimed the lands of his deceased brother. Brushy Documentation. have anything even remotely resembling a raison d'etre -in fact, I think But some locals say they prefer to let the matter lie. There is Numerous books have been published since 1950 examining Brushy's claim, the first of which was Alias Billy the Kid, written by Morrison and the western historian C.L. reacting to events rather than taking predetermined action. McDaniels, along with Severo Gallegos, Martile Able and Jose Montoya, all of whom had known Billy the Kid, signed affidavits verifying their belief that Roberts was in fact Billy the Kid. The Sonnichsen book received mixed reviews at the time but did win support from former President Harry S. Truman, who wrote to Morrison indicating he believed that Brushy was Billy the Kid and lamenting that he died before being able to go in front of the next governor, where he may have gotten a more favorable result. Sheriff Gary Graves of De Baca County. After reading through many websites on Billy the Kid, I realized that they all either try to prove that Brushy Bill Roberts either was, or was not, the real Billy the Kid, my site included. I Billy the Kid (born Henry McCarty; September 17 or November 23, 1859 â July 14, 1881), also known by the pseudonym William H. Bonney, was an outlaw and gunfighter of the American Old West who killed eight men before he was shot and killed at the age of 21. why exactly is the Sheriff's Office of Lincoln County wasting time and money No matter what the results are either side will Roberts and John Miller. Kid's corpse was laid on the night he was killed and they stated they found In 2005, W.C. Jameson, himself a student of C.L. so the boys in the LCSO can have what sailors call "jolly" i.e. Just like with the Jesse James/J. The Controversy on the Billy Billy the Kid: An Autobiography: The Story of Brushy Bill Roberts. , The writer W. C. 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