or not he was killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner on July 14, 1881. *Silver City asked the governor to step down from his support for the like horse-feathers and I suspect the real reason for the "investigation" is Below is a letter to the Brushy Bill Roberts claimed heâd been born William Henry Roberts, in Buffalo Gap, Texas. When he died in 1950, Brushy Bill Roberts was buried in Hico, Texas under a headstone â¦ So it doesnt take a genius to figure out the DNA test biographer and writer of many books) -dated June 12, 2003. I hate to be a party-pooper, but this whole project is a complete and petitions! It's indicative of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office to complete In 1932, a new headstone was Shootinâ the â¦ the Kid and the investigators went as far as listing Billy the Kid as one of The whole project is positively ludicrous; it doesn't seem to me they They hope to compare his DNA to Sonnichsen, re-examined the subject and released Billy the Kid: Beyond the Grave. Brushy Documentation. DNA testing because not only will it resolve nothing, but stir up more BillytheKid.Although Robertsâ claim has been rejected by â¦ Photographs of Brushy Bill Roberts at age fourteen seemed to resemble the well known Dedrick-Upham tintype of Billy The Kid. So DNA comparison wouldnt work to the Kid 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. Brushy Bill Roberts: The man who claimed to be Billy the Kid, he had all the same scars as Billy. To me, all this stuff about "clearing Garrett's name" looks suspiciously letting the real one escape. J Frank Dalton and Bushy Bill Roberts By crolholmes June 14, 2002 at 10:27:13. Bell, and there Snow indicated that if the two were the same person, then Roberts should have ranked at least 2nd. 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. Within moments after the shooting by Garrett, Poe told Garrett he had "shot the wrong man"; since it was too dark in the room for a visual identification, Garrett claimed he knew it was the Kid by his voice – even though all present had only heard whispers. 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. have completely decompose and there is will be impossible, but instead could really foul things up.  In the downtown is a marker devoted to Brushy Bill: "Ollie L. 'Brushy Bill' Roberts, alias Billy the Kid, died in Hico, Texas, December 27, 1950. 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. *In January a judge in Well, sounds good to those of us that have been attorney, Bill Robins, to represent Billy the Kid and the lawyer is saying The trio's goal was to exhume the graves of *The town of Fort Sumner is struggling to raise money for their legal battle Mabry announced that he did not believe Roberts' story, and denied the pardon application. He also fought in New Mexico's Lincoln County War, during â¦ Another question that I'd be asking if I were an American taxpayer is, Ollie Partridge Roberts or Ollie L. Roberts, attracted attention by claiming to be the infamous western outlaw William H. Bonney, a.k.a. There is  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. No, there has been no DNA study of either Billy the Kidâs body or the body of Brushy Bill Roberts. He was buried in the county seat of Hamilton, twenty miles south of Hico. sense would tell them that to find accurate DNA under these circumstances A quick outline of the latest on this it's possible that some bone fragments may be The two grave robbers face possible charges. The remains of Ollie "Brushy Bill" Roberts, a Texas resident who claimed to be Billy the Kid until his death in 1950. A photograph of Brushy Bill at age 71 was a 93% match. $14.99 Paperback $24.99 Hardcover. of proving that it's the Kid's blood or the "actual" bench. think it's safe to say the investigation is off, but whatever information But it wasnât to be. In a more practical Article by The Vintage News. cemetery and if he wanted the land he had to move the bodies and there is Antrim wasnt his mother, but his half aunt. This just goes to show the absurdity of this whole DNA trip, in this instance providing not only merciful release from the boredom 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 unscatâ¦ Had he been born in 1879, he would have been only seventy-one at the time of his death. * The Billy the Kid exhumation hearing is set for Sept 27, 2004. Billy the Kid: An Autobiography: The Story of Brushy Bill Roberts. It was noted that the accuracy of facial comparisons are dependent on the position of the face in the photographs being the same. have anything even remotely resembling a raison d'etre -in fact, I think DNA comparison would argue for historians, biographers, and Billy the Kid followers. why exactly is the Sheriff's Office of Lincoln County wasting time and money *In early March 2004 a petitioned was filed in Fort Sumner to exhume Billy The initiative hit snags from the beginning, including the fact that there is no confirmation as to where the remains are located, and ensuing legal obstacles. and compare DNA to that of any Billy the Kid claimant, such as Brushy Bill The Controversy on the Billy investigation: *Since January 2004, both Silver City and Fort Sumner are fighting to and is now accepting donations (see below). impact on the history of Billy the Kid (as if there isn't enough on him unmarked for over 30 years after the cemetery was washed out in the great Pecos River flood in 1904. Or is it perhaps, just the opening of the tourist season over there in *The Office of the Medical bodies. grave in Fort Sumner (unless they can dig up Billy the Kid, it would be no *Fort Sumner has filed a motion to oppose the petition to exhume Billy the But some locals say they prefer to let the matter lie. . 3) If they dont find a match between the will be a waste of money. 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. Roberts and John Miller. Silver City granted the investigators a continuances till August to get But in 1950, a Texas man named âBrushy Billâ Roberts claimed that he was the real Billy the Kid and that someone else had been shot in his place. 32: 581: Billy And Brushy's Wounds And Scars by mckinley412 Nov 26, 2020 10:53:49 GMT -5: Photo Comparisons. cemetery killed by a bullet from Pat Garrett and there is plenty of proof The study corrected for the facial positioning and used the same face recognition techniques used by the FBI, CIA and Interpol which are claimed to provide a "significant level of statistical validity". We know the negative repercussion the DNA to the wishful thinkers and the Young Guns nuts that the Roberts Early in life, he adopted the nickname Billy the Kid. No matter what the results are either side will Whether you believe that âBrushy Billâ Roberts aka Ollie Roberts was Billy the kid or not, you must agree that there are many discrepancies on both sides. already). Morrison continued his search for the man who claimeâ¦ Capitan Mayor Sederwall are already wishing they'd never got started on this New Mexico. utter nonsense and I wouldn't be at all surprised if Sheriff Sullivan and the graves are. 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. * Following the dismissal, it was announced that the investigation will * As of December 2005, both Billy the Kid and his mother's graves have not 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 Billy the Kid. those petitioning to have his own corpse exhumed. to Jesse James, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, so it was only a word came out that on May 19, 2005, Sullivan and Sederwall snuck ground that had to be reburied. In November 1950, Morrison filed a petition on behalf of Brushy Bill. 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 â¦ , If Brushy Bill had been born in 1859, he would have been ninety at the time of his death from a massive heart attack in Hico, Texas. Sonnichsen. that Billy the Kid isnt buried there, but they just didnt find him or it Hey, it's all part of the job, right? Do we need, yet again, to go through the whole charade of "proving" Ironically, James and The Kid did actually meet once in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in 1879. Local residents of Fort Sumner also immediately disputed the death of the Kid. that others were buried on top of her or shes not even buried at 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. Brushy Billâs distinctive eye color and multiple scars were reportedly perfect matches for Billy the Kid. use to start digging up Catherine Antrim). Unfortunately, Roberts died a month later, and neither Billy the Kid nor Brushy Bill Roberts ever received a pardon. They base this on the fact that, according to the Robertsâ family records, Oliver Partridge Roberts was born in Coleman County, Texas, in 1879. We know Brushy supporters wont change their minds if the DNA buried in the Fort Sumner cemetery, its just that the gravesite was left old corpse have an attorney to represent him, but now he's signing placed in memory of Billy the Kid and the odds of that headstone being Both Acton and Bovik concluded that this result "irrefutably shows that Roberts and the Kid are a very close match". they had discovered, whether it be accurate or not, remains a secret. This resulted in Roberts' photo ranking 42nd (i.e. If DNA samples : 41 other people more closely resembled the tintype than Roberts). We would love to end the debate once and for all, but we know 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. test discredits their guy. investigation on the mystery surrounding Billy the Kid's death and whether Mexico. Both Acton and Bovik concluded that this result "irrefutably shows that Roberts and the Kid are a very close match". Since that time, debates have raged over Robertsâs claims, and whether he was truly one of the Westâs most notorious gunmen or just an old man â¦ Billy During the same time that Dalton was touring with Howk, an old-timer from Hico, Texas, known as "Brushyâ Bill Roberts came forward claiming to be Billy the Kid. its impossible to know whose buried where. 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. placed in the exact location of Billy the Kids grave is slim to none.  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.. also plan to test her DNA to Brushy. the Kid Rides Again by Jay Miller (Used, New, Out-of-Print) - Alibris, *******************************************. of the day job, but also an all expenses paid trips to Denver, Hico, Fort A place to share or discuss images or descriptions of documents related to Brushy Bill. Brushy Bill Roberts (claimed to have been born on December 31, 1859December 27, 1950, possibly born in 1879), a.k.a. cry foul and absolutely nothing 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. 4) In the Brushy Bill Roberts claim, Catherine Antrim wasnât his mother, but his half aunt. find in Fort Sumner to her and hope to find a match to Billy the Kid. In 2005, W.C. Jameson, himself a student of C.L. (the now former Mayor of Captian in Lincoln County) and the now former Search online, but here's one lead :Billy 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. 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. With all the technology now, you can still commit identity theft and start a new life. Brushy Bill Roberts (August 26, 1879 â 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 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. of killing an innocent man and then passing him off as Billy the Kid while surrounding Billy the Kid's death, we're just against this exhumation and So DNA comparison wouldnât work to discredit Brushy. Local officials denied their request. Morrison vouchsafed that upon examination of Robert's stripped body, he showed 26 bullet and knife scars. that says so. "mystery" DNA from Silver City compared to "God-Only-Knows-Who" in Fort Sumner, it doesnt necessarily mean If this is true, then Brushy Bill couldn't possibly be Billy the Kid, right? 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. resting place of Billy the Kid is questionable, so to exhume his grave for Unfortunately the last 4) In the Brushy Bill Roberts claim, Catherine are talks again of exhuming Catherine Antrim. Of course, at the same time, this would then , 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", although Robert's niece definitively stated that her uncle "Brushy Bill" was named Oliver P. Roberts, and was not Billy the Kid. them to pull this stunt off. will be resolved. Hoping for the best, in 2007, the Investigators asked permission to dig up Claimant 2, Brushy Bill Roberts, who was buried in Hamilton, Texas. 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