Billy the Kid

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Billy the Kid
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Billy the Kid c. 1880
BornHenry McCarty
September 17 or November 23, 1859 (disputed)
Manhattan, New York Ceety
DiedJulie 14, 1881 (aged 21)
Fort Sumner, New Mexico
Cause o daith
Gunshot wound
Restin place
Old Fort Sumner Cemetery
34°24′13″N 104°11′37″W / 34.40361°N 104.19361°W / 34.40361; -104.19361 (Billy the Kid's Gravesite)
Ither namesWilliam H. Bonney, Henry Antrim, Kid Antrim
  • Horse an cattle rustler
  • ranch haund
  • couboy
  • gembler
  • ootlaw
Hicht5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) at age 17[1]
Wicht135 pound (61 kg) at age 17[1]
  • Faither: Patrick McCarty
  • Stepfaither: William Antrim
  • Mither: Catherine Devine
RelativesJoseph McCarty (brither)

Billy the Kid, born Henry McCarty; an aa kent as William H. Bonney (1859 – Julie 14, 1881) wis an American Auld Wast gunfichter wha pairteecipated in New Mexico's Lincoln Coonty War. He is kent tae hae killed aicht men.[2][3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Utley 1989, p. 15.
  2. Rasch 1995, pp. 23–35.
  3. Wallis 2007, pp. 244–245.


  • Rasch, Philip J. (1995). Trailing Billy the Kid. Stillwater, Oklahoma: Western Publications. ISBN 978-0-935269-19-2.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Wallis, Michael (2007). Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride. New York: W. W. Norton & Co. ISBN 978-0-393-06068-3. OCLC 77270750.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)