Both Dalton and Roberts met and even posed for a photo. At the time those conducting the investigation was the now former Lincoln Brushy and his story were largely forgotten until the movie Young Guns II depicted him as the narrator of events surrounding the life and times of Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War. With all the technology now, you can still commit identity theft and start a new life. This is a no win situation. Marshall Trimble, the official historian of Arizona, cites Frederick Nolan, an authority on the life and times of Billy the Kid, who refers to a letter sent in 1987 by Mrs. Geneva Pittmon to Joe Bowlin, the founder of a history buff group called the "Billy the Kid Gang, Inc.", in which she stated that her uncle, the man known as "Brushy Bill", was named Oliver P. Roberts, and that he was born August 26, 1879, according to the family Bible. The body was quickly buried the following day in a grave that vanished in floods over the years; the grave as marked today likely contains no remains at all and requests for an exhumation have been officially denied. *Fort Sumner has filed a motion to oppose the petition to exhume Billy the 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. Local officials denied their request. Billy the Kid in Fort Sumner and his mother, Catherine Antrim in Silver City Do we need, yet again, to go through the whole charade of "proving" In 1882 a notorious outlaw by the name of Jesse Evans, a childhood friend of Billy the Kid and a participant in the Lincoln County War, walked out of jail after serving a sentence for killing a Texas ranger. The two grave robbers face possible charges. It’s not that he was never so the boys in the LCSO can have what sailors call "jolly" i.e. that Billy the Kid wants to be exhumed. 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. [citation needed]. have anything even remotely resembling a raison d'etre -in fact, I think Post your photographic comparisons of Billy, Brushy and other … In 1989 the Lincoln County Heritage Trust commissioned a computer study by Robert L. Har and Dr. Thomas G. Kyle, who used an analytical process of his own creation instead of established protocols used by law enforcement. In the May 2003 edition of the Capitan mayor’s report, for instance, Sederwall didn’t describe it as a project that sought to spotlight the killing of a long-forgotten officer, but as an opportunity to examine the claim that Brushy Bill Roberts actually might have been William Bonney. : 41 other people more closely resembled the tintype than Roberts). No matter what the results are either side will 4) In the Brushy Bill Roberts claim, Catherine [15] Billy the Kid could read and write English,[16] and was fluent in spoken Spanish. like horse-feathers and I suspect the real reason for the "investigation" is That way they can compare any remains they Basically, those in favor of the DNA investigation see dollar signs, In November 1950, Morrison filed a petition on behalf of Brushy Bill. been disturbed, but there is a DNA investigation in progress concerning the sense, after 122 years the Kid’s remains (and that of his mother -129 years) The story of Brushy Bill Roberts begins in 1948 when an attorney named William Morrison heard that Sheriff Pat Garrett never actually managed to gun down Billy the Kid, who was safe and sound and living in the town of Hico, Texas, under his latest alias of Ollie Roberts, but most folks in the town knew him simply as Brushy Bill. Brushy Bill Roberts (c. 1860 – December 27, 1950; claimed date of birth December 31, 1859) a.k.a. So it doesn’t take a genius to figure out the DNA test results will be negative or inconclusive, which will have an objectionable impact on the history of Billy the Kid (as if there isn't enough … them to pull this stunt off. hearing. In a more practical A letter written by his own sister confirms the date and place of his birth. This resulted in Roberts' photo ranking 42nd (i.e. to Jesse James, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, so it was only a when the Silver City cemetery was moved outside of town limits. DNA testing because not only will it resolve nothing, but stir up more Bushy Bill Roberts has all the markings as Billy the Kid and therefore there was a story another man was buried in Billy the Kid's grave and if Bushy Bill Roberts markings match Billy the Kid maybe the story is true that Pat Garrett never killed Billy the Kid and the Kid lived longer than what was researched and so maybe exhuming his body would be a good idea to prove to the world Bushy Bill … 2) Catherine Antrim’s grave was relocated in 1882 The man that did the relocating was the buyer of the first chasing these chimeras across three states and who gave it the authority to A coroner's jury concluded in 1881 that Garrett killed … This just goes to show the absurdity of this whole DNA Brushy Bill Roberts died from a massive heart attack on the streets of Hico, Texas on December 27, 1950. themselves, so they decided they’ll dig up Billy the Kid’s mother Catherine At the time of his death, Brushy Bill lived on West 2nd Street in Hico. Kid's corpse was laid on the night he was killed and they stated they found Roberts' claim was rejected by Governor Thomas Mabry in 1950. A photograph of Brushy Bill at age 71 was a 93% match. If this is true, then Brushy Bill couldn't possibly be Billy the Kid, right? It happened the odds are against this DNA investigation and that it won’t end the debate We know Brushy supporters won’t change their minds if the DNA the Kid [6] There were only three witnesses to the alleged killing of the Kid by Pat Garrett: Garrett himself and Deputies John W. Poe and Thomas McKinney. "supposed" blood found on the carpenter bench. Roberts died a month later, and neither Billy the Kid nor Brushy Bill Roberts ever received a pardon. under that grave, but it’s doubtful that it will be Billy the Kid’s. While McKinney claimed to slightly know the Kid, Poe had never previously laid eyes on him. In 1990, a legitimate, scientifically based and statistically significant photo - comparison analysis was conducted at the Laboratory for Vision Studies and the Advanced Graphic Laboratory at the University of … Or is it perhaps, just the opening of the tourist season over there in Brushy Bill Roberts: The man who claimed to be Billy the Kid, he had all the same scars as Billy. Ollie Partridge Roberts or Ollie L. Roberts, attracted attention by claiming to be the infamous western outlaw William H. Bonney, a.k.a. it's possible that some bone fragments may be question the history of Billy the Kid, and there will be new debates to family bible shows his date of birth as 1879, and that he was exactly 2 The Roberts family has denied there is any possibility that ‘Brushy Bill’ could have been Billy the Kid. of killing an innocent man and then passing him off as Billy the Kid while [21] O'Reilly followed up his book with an episode on the subject during his national television broadcast purportedly depicting the events that occurred during the alleged killing of the Kid from Brushy Bill's perspective. already). buried in the Fort Sumner cemetery, it’s just that the gravesite was left *As of May 2009, no new interest or really significant has surfaced, but continue regarding the deaths of deputies Bob Olinger & J.W. But some locals say they prefer to let the matter lie. Photo-op mockup of Billy the Kid in the Chamber of Commerce, Hico, Texas, April 1, 2010, Historic district in Hico with Billy the Kid Museum, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "The Old Man Who Claimed to Be Billy the Kid", "A family Bible belonging to the sister of Brushy Bill, who claimed to be Billy the Kid, listed his birth year as 1879. DNA Investigation. Brushy Bill Roberts claimed he’d been born William Henry Roberts, in Buffalo Gap, Texas. Whether you believe that “Brushy Bill” Roberts aka Ollie Roberts was Billy the kid or not, you must agree that there are many discrepancies on both sides. Tucson, Arizona, United States – November 21, 2014: A number of vintage wanted posters of outlaws including Wyatt Earp, Sundance, the … mention, the disruption of other people’s graves. wrong with this: 1) The idea of digging up the Fort Roberts and John Miller. Those of us worldwide that oppose the DNA testing are NOT worried that Brushy Bill Roberts or any other claimant may nothing to tell us that he did an appropriate job. test discredits their guy. Brushy Bill Roberts (claimed to have been born on December 31, 1859December 27, 1950, possibly born in 1879), a.k.a. controversy. Since the announcement of the investigation in 2003 the matter has become a major controversy in New Mexico and throughout the country. The whole project is positively ludicrous; it doesn't seem to me they * Following the dismissal, it was announced that the investigation will Hey, it's all part of the job, right? are talks again of exhuming Catherine Antrim. Brushy Documentation. Sullivan and Sederwall said they're not giving up and plan to continue their About "Brushy Bill"/"Billy the Kid" The Hamilton, Texas, grave belongs to William “Brushy Bill” Roberts, who waited until 1949 (at nearly 90 years old) to confess that he was the Kid. attorney, Bill Robins, to represent Billy the Kid and the lawyer is saying the Kid Rides Again by Jay Miller (Used, New, Out-of-Print) - Alibris. the graves are. investigation, all it will do is stir up the pot and fuel an already Bell, and there Brushy Bill Roberts was a 93 percent match for Billy the Kid, which Acton and Bovik declared was clear evidence that Brushy Bill Roberts and Billy the Kid were, at the very least, extremely similar. an expensive one and a bill that the taxpayers will get slapped with; not to They would also test this DNA against claimants of the mantle of Billy the Kid Brushy Bill Roberts and John Miller to lay these stories to rest. Mabry announced the meeting, which was covered by the press. ground that had to be reburied. unmarked for over 30 years after the cemetery was washed out in the great Pecos River flood in 1904. He spent the last days of his life trying to prove to the world what he claimed was his true identity and to obtain the pardon promised to Billy the Kid by the governor of the territory of New Mexico (Lew Wallace). Those of us that oppose this investigation are why exactly is the Sheriff's Office of Lincoln County wasting time and money But it wasn’t to be. In the summer of 2003 an announcement was made that there would be an Ironically, James and The Kid did actually meet once in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in 1879. Brushy Bill's story is promoted by the "Billy the Kid Museum" in his hometown of Hico in Hamilton County, Texas. [24] The exhumation of both sets of remains was blocked in court in September 2004. *The Office of the Medical battling the Billy vs. Brushy war for years, but hold on...it won’t work. So it doesn’t take a genius to figure out the DNA test but add to it. be pointless. A photograph of Brushy Bill at age 71 was a 93% match. biographer and writer of many books)  -dated June 12, 2003. Investigator of New Mexico declined to be involved in the DNA investigation, Hines told Morrison of his experiences in the Lincoln County War and surprised him by claiming that Billy the Kidwas still alive, but refused to reveal the name he had assumed or exactly where he was living. use to start digging up Catherine Antrim). heated debate between the two sides. He also fought in New Mexico's Lincoln County War, during … Jameson's work led to increased interest in and study of Robert's story, most notably that of former Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff and Mayor of Capitan, NM Steve Sederwall. would get thrown out, but in the case of Billy the Kid it would be completely acceptable? utter nonsense and I wouldn't be at all surprised if Sheriff Sullivan and do so instead of doing what it is paid to do -combat crime and uphold the Brushy Bill Roberts' claim that he was Billy the Kid was depicted in the 1998 movie Young Guns II. that others were buried on top of her or she’s not even buried at the and is now accepting donations (see below). The OMI said it can't scientifically be done and *The New Mexico governor Bill Richardson has appointed an Billy the Kid.Roberts' claim has been rejected by almost all historians (and even … law? Silver City granted the investigators a continuances till August to get Photographs of Brushy Bill Roberts at age fourteen seemed to resemble the well known Dedrick-Upham tintype of Billy The Kid. But as “officers of the law” you think common Billy the Kid: An Autobiography: The Story of Brushy Bill Roberts. 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. 32: 581: Billy And Brushy's Wounds And Scars by mckinley412 Nov 26, 2020 10:53:49 GMT -5: Photo Comparisons. cry foul and absolutely nothing it’s impossible to know whose buried where. * As of December 2005, both Billy the Kid and his mother's graves have not Did the famed gunslinger Billy the Kid fake his own death? [4] Morrison continued his search for the man who claimed to be Billy the Kid, and in 1948 an elderly man named Frank J. Dalton in Lawton, Oklahoma claimed to be Jesse James, and said Billy the Kid was still alive in Hamilton Texas, where he was known as O. L. Below is a letter to the 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".[23]. [22] But Kyle's own results were contradicted by himself as he attempted to justify his conclusions. [3] His claim was explored in a 2011 episode of Brad Meltzer's Decoded and a segment by Robert Stack in 1989 on Unsolved Mysteries. Ollie Partridge William Roberts, Ollie P. Roberts or Ollie L. Roberts, attracted attention by claiming to be the western outlaw William H. Bonney, a.k.a. Hico's Billy the Kid Museum speculates that Billy moved to Texasin 1883, two years after his supposed death in New Mexico. turn out to be Billy the Kid. 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. So if an exhumation is done, the likelihood *Silver City asked the governor to step down from his support for the objective. old corpse have an attorney to represent him, but now he's signing their case in order. Garrett hastily assembled an official inquest by political cronies and clinched his claim to the killing and all outstanding rewards. a pleasure results will be negative or inconclusive, which will have an objectionable those petitioning to have his own corpse exhumed. Hoping for the best, in 2007, the Investigators asked permission to dig up Claimant 2, Brushy Bill Roberts, who was buried in Hamilton, Texas. His sudden appearance and request for a pardon had a profound effect on Garrett's descendants. In the meantime, another challenge to their investigation had slowly been building against Sederwall and Sullivan. phony. Results: Unresolved. I'm old and I just don't feel like being obligated so..." Bill Jones' grandson expressed doubts about the veracity of Roberts' claims in a letter of refusal written on his grandfather's behalf. surrounding Billy the Kid's death, we're just against this exhumation and word came out that on May 19, 2005, Sullivan and Sederwall snuck Well, sounds good to those of us that have been nothing left of him. Ultimately both Poe and McKinney agreed with Garrett, but McKinney recanted years later and claimed – like Poe before him – that Garrett had killed someone else. Both Acton and Bovik concluded that this result "irrefutably shows that Roberts and the Kid are a very close match". * The investigation claimed to have the carpenter's bench where Billy the So now the investigators are targeting Billy the Kid's They base this on the fact that, according to the Roberts’ family records, Oliver Partridge Roberts was born in Coleman County, Texas, in 1879. investigation and it is only the beginning. NOT against solving the mystery After 129 years in Catherine Antrim's case and 122 in the Kid's, there If DNA samples slim to none. Search online, but here's one lead :Billy $14.99 Paperback $24.99 Hardcover. In 1990, a study using photo comparison equipment at the Laboratory for Vision Studies and the Advanced Graphic Laboratory in the University of Texas was conducted by image-experts Scott Acton and Alan Bovik. After he escaped from prison in 1881, he’d adopted the name Oliver P. Roberts, which he lived under for the rest of his life until his death in 1950. The photo at the top of this page is of Brushy Bill Roberts, taken in 1949 or 1950 by William V. Morrison. County Sheriff Tom Sullivan, his partner Steve Sederwall He was buried in the county seat of Hamilton, twenty miles south of Hico. will be resolved. So, it must have been much easier back in the late 1800s. Sumner cemetery until a match is found is not only a ridiculous thought but Roberts.[5]. We would love to end the debate once and for all, but we know McDaniels, along with Severo Gallegos, Martile Able[13][14] and Jose Montoya, all of whom had known Billy the Kid, signed affidavits verifying their belief that Roberts was in fact Billy the Kid. Antrim wasn’t his mother, but his half aunt. He showed his ability to slip out of handcuffs, and said that Garrett had actually shot and killed another gunslinger named Billy Barlow and had passed his body off as the Kid's, which had allowed the Kid to vanish and escape to Mexico. Antrim in Silver City and use her as a DNA sample. [10] In January 1950, Brushy Bill claimed he was a member of the James–Younger Gang as a teenager and identified J. Frank Dalton as Jesse James.[11]. We know the negative repercussion the DNA Of course, at the same time, this would then Bill and Sam Jones declined to sign such affidavits, Sam Jones begging off with the statement, "Received your letter, and am sorry but feel that I can't sign your affidavit. under these circumstances were used in a legitimate court case today, 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 unscat… Mabry announced that he did not believe Roberts' story, and denied the pardon application. For one, the actual grave site of the Kid has been lost to history and there is no body. [1][7][8], The writer W. C. Jameson, a Brushy Bill enthusiast, claims that Brushy Bill's actual name was William Henry Roberts, and that Oliver Pleasant Roberts was not the same person as "Brushy Bill",[9] although Robert's niece definitively stated that her uncle "Brushy Bill" was named Oliver P. Roberts, and was not Billy the Kid. Hines told Morrison of his experiences in the Lincoln County War and surprised him by claiming that Billy the Kid was still alive, but refused to reveal the name he had assumed or exactly where he was living. *In early March 2004 a petitioned was filed in Fort Sumner to exhume Billy Brushy Bill Roberts and Billy the Kid---The REAL, HONEST Truth The photo at the top of this page is of Brushy Bill Roberts, taken in 1949 or 1950 by William V. Morrison. In 2005, W.C. Jameson, himself a student of C.L. I hate to be a party-pooper, but this whole project is a complete and Snow indicated that if the two were the same person, then Roberts should have ranked at least 2nd. would be little if anything left of them, even if we could be sure of where Photographs of Brushy Bill Roberts at age fourteen seemed to resemble the well known Dedrick-Upham tintype of Billy The Kid. or not he was killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner on July 14, 1881. will be impossible, but instead could really foul things up. There are many who outright lie and allege that Brushy Bill Roberts was proven a fraud, but under close examination this has no basis in fact. matter of time till they got to Billy the Kid. resting place of Billy the Kid is questionable, so to exhume his grave for And as for digging up Brushy Bill, puh-lease! (the now former Mayor of Captian in Lincoln County) and the now former A place to share or discuss images or descriptions of documents related to Brushy Bill. into the Pioneers' Home Basically the cemetery was a mess, so Brushy Bill came forward claiming to be Billy the Kid. permission. argue for historians, biographers, and Billy the Kid followers. Brushy Bill Roberts (August 26, 1879[1] – December 27, 1950; claimed date of birth December 31, 1859) also known as William Henry Roberts,[2] Ollie Partridge William Roberts, Ollie N. Roberts or Ollie L. Roberts, attracted attention by claiming to be the western outlaw William H. Bonney, also known as Billy the Kid. Both Acton and Bovik concluded that this result "irrefutably shows that Roberts and the Kid are a very close match". placed in memory of Billy the Kid and the odds of that headstone being cemetery killed by a bullet from Pat Garrett and there is plenty of proof Well, there's a few things of finding Catherine's remains are -once again– Most historians would say that he didn't, but a legend of the Old West like Billy the Kid. letting the real one escape. Unfortunately the last The cemetery was so badly damaged that there were even stories of skeletal remains surfacing from the muddy and compare DNA to that of any Billy the Kid claimant, such as Brushy Bill Yeah, the DNA hype will bring media attention, those involved will * The Billy the Kid exhumation hearing is set for Sept 27, 2004. these investigators believe their experience in “law enforcement” qualifies but instead opposes it. bodies. position to grant permission for exhumation of either the Kid or Catherine's Cemetery and removed remains believed to be John Miller without legal impact on the history of Billy the Kid (as if there isn't enough on him In 2003 Lincoln County Sheriff Tom Sullivan, Capitan, New Mexico Mayor Steve Sederwall, and De Baca County, New Mexico Sheriff Gary Graves began a campaign to exhume the remains of Billy the Kid and his mother, Catherine Antrim, to prove through DNA analysis that it was in fact Billy the Kid buried in Fort Sumner. A photograph of Brushy Bill at age 71 was a 93% match. Frank Dalton DNA Brushy Bill Roberts (August 26, 1879 – December 27, 1950; claimed date of birth December 31, 1859) also known as William Henry Roberts, Ollie Partridge William Roberts, Ollie N. Roberts or Ollie L. Roberts, attracted attention by claiming to be the western outlaw William H. Bonney, also known as Bil 1 of 2 A former New Mexico lawman is seeking permission to exhume the body of ``Brushy Bill'' Roberts, a Billy the Kid claimant who died in 1950. to the wishful thinkers and the Young Guns nuts that the Roberts of proving that it's the Kid's blood or the "actual" bench. could also mean they didn’t find Catherine Antrim either. *The town of Fort Sumner is struggling to raise money for their legal battle Just like with the Jesse James/J. DNA comparison would Capitan Mayor and Deputy Sheriff Sederwall is making it up as he goes along, In addition, Roberts had allegedly claimed to be a member of Jesse James' gang, before deciding to come out as the authentic Billy the Kid. In November 1950, Morrison filed a petition on behalf of Brushy Bill. Unfortunately, Roberts died a month later, and neither Billy the Kid nor Brushy Bill Roberts ever received a pardon. they had discovered, whether it be accurate or not, remains a secret. Capitan Mayor Sederwall are already wishing they'd never got started on this 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. investigation. have their moment in the spotlight, and people may flock to see the dig, but court. Kid. Had he been born in 1879, he would have been only seventy-one at the time of his death. 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