Brushy Bill - Billy The Kid Message Board. Since that time, debates have raged over Roberts’s claims, and whether he was truly one of the West’s most notorious gunmen or just an old man looking for attention. New Evidence Suggests 'the Kid' Lived into the Atomic Age Is the man on the left Billy the Kid? Decide for yourself !. “Brushy Bill” Roberts of Hico, Texas. Unfortunately, Roberts died a month later, and neither Billy the Kid nor Brushy Bill Roberts ever received a pardon. For decades only 1 photograph of Billy the kid existed. Feb 11, 2019 - Was Brushy Bill Roberts really Billy the Kid? But not so fast, pardner. In 2008 I had just returned from my 2nd deployment to Iraq. They want to know if Antrim's DNA shows any relationship to Ollie "Brushy Bill" Roberts, a Hico, Texas, man who long claimed to be the Kid. Discuss the books you've read about Brushy/Billy. Photographs of Brushy Bill Roberts at age fourteen seemed to resemble the well known Dedrick-Upham tintype of Billy The Kid. Brushy Documentation. A few years ago, a new one surfaced and it took years to confirm it was Billy the kid. And there were various books written that claimed this to be true. The Lobby. Enter O.L. Morrison also attempted to track down former Evans Gang member Jim McDaniels, locating him in Round Rock, Texas.McDaniels, along with Severo Gallegos, Martile Able and Jose Montoya, all of whom had known Billy the Kid, signed affidavits claiming to verify that Roberts … Here's a brief summarization of Brushy Bill Roberts: In the late year of 1949 William Morrison of a law firm heard that Billy the Kid was not killed in Fort Sumner on July 14, 1881 by Pat Garrett, but was alive and well, living in Hico, Texas under the alias of Ollie P. Bill Roberts, also known as Brushy Bill. Billy the Kid: An Autobiography: The Story of Brushy Bill Roberts Daniel A. Edwards In 1882 a notorious outlaw and a childhood friend of Billy the Kid was released from prison where he had been serving time for killing a Texas Ranger. “Back in December 1987,” he tells me, “Mrs. Roberts … Ollie “Brushy Bill” Roberts claimed to be legendary outlaw Billy the Kid. It’s a story recounted in both “Young Guns II” and O’Reilly’s “Legends & Lies”: In the late 1940s, a man named Ollie Roberts a.k.a. Both Acton and Bovik concluded that their result proved "beyond the shadow of a doubt" that Billy the Kid and Brushy Bill were the same person. In 1950, long after Billy the Kid was allegedly killed in 1881, a young probate investigator named William V. Morrison had brought a 90 year old man named William H. "Brushy Bill" Roberts before the Governor of New Mexico to obtain a pardon for crimes committed under that name. Wallace couldn't afford, politically, to publicly pardon Billy, but he wanted the Kid out of New Mexico. Because Billy the Kid was 21 at the time of his death in 1881, if Brushy Bill Roberts was born Oliver P. Roberts, then it would be impossible for him to have been the Kid. But Roberts died soon after and the petition was dropped. Billy the Kid & "Brushy Bill" Roberts DNA Quest Update (Attn Glynda) By G. Mathis January 14, 2004 at 10:10:22. Roberts died a month later, and neither Billy the Kid nor Brushy Bill Roberts ever received a pardon. Brushy Bill claimed that in 1881 during Sheriff Garrett's ambush, his friend Billy Barlow had been shot and killed, and his body was being passed off as Billy the Kid's. "Brushy Bill" became a familiar sight and popular storyteller around Gladewater and Longview. 35: 448: New BTK Novel by Endure31 Nov 10, 2020 8:00:27 GMT -5: Searching For The Kid - Website. Billy and Garret where still Gumbas from ... Pat Garrett shot and killed Billy. For many years, a man known as Brushy Bill Roberts proclaimed to all who would listen that he was the historical and legendary Billy the Kid, alive and well. They base this on the fact that, according to the Roberts’ family records, Oliver Partridge Roberts was born in Coleman County, Texas, in 1879. Billy And Brushy's Wounds And Scars. Growing up on the frontier, “Kid” Roberts, as he was called then, was more than proficient with a rifle and a handgun. If he wanted publicity, he would have gone to the press. Because Billy the Kid was about twenty-one at the time of his death in 1881, if either of the later two birth dates are true, then it would be impossible for Brushy Bill to have been the Kid. In late 1950, a petition on behalf of Roberts was filed requesting the pardon that Billy the Kid never got. I believe with all my heart that Brushy Bill Roberts was in fact Billy the Kid. 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