Billy The Kid

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In History
  • McCarty meets William Antrim

    McCarty meets William Antrim
    The census in Anderson, Indiana, show the names of Catherine McCarty and her sons, William Henry and Joseph. While living in Indiana, Mrs. McCarty meets William Antrim and a relationship is formed.
  • Catherine Antrim dies from consumption. The Kid and his brother Joseph begin their life of moving in and out of foster families. William Antrim moves to Clifton, Arizona, leaving his step-sons behind.

    Catherine Antrim dies from consumption. The Kid and his brother Joseph begin their life of  moving  in and out of foster families. William Antrim moves to Clifton, Arizona, leaving his step-sons behind.
  • The Kid is arrested for stealing laundry.

    The Kid is arrested for stealing laundry.
  • The Kid escapes jail.

    The Kid escapes jail.
    The Kid escapes jail and runs away. Shortly after, he turns up in Clifton, Arizona, to find his step-father. Antrim doesn't take the boy in and the Kid is now on his own.
  • Joins Jesse Evans

    Joins Jesse Evans
    The Kid joins Jesse Evans, the leader of "The Boys"
  • The Kid hired by John Tunstall

    The Kid hired by John Tunstall
    The Kid has a falling out with the gang and is hired by John Tunstall, just in time to fight for the Englishman in a feud against the Dolan Company.
  • Billy kills Windy Cahill. In fall of the same year, William Bonney arrives in Lincoln County, New Mexico

    Billy kills Windy Cahill. In fall of the same year, William Bonney arrives in Lincoln County, New Mexico
  • Tunstall killed by men working for Lawrence G. Murphy and J.J. Dolan. That same month, Pro-Tunstall workers form a small army called "The Regulators"

    Tunstall killed by men working for Lawrence G. Murphy and J.J. Dolan. That same month, Pro-Tunstall workers form a small army called "The Regulators"
  • Sheriff William Brady is killed

    Sheriff William Brady is killed
    The Regulators kill Sheriff William Brady and one of his deputies in Lincoln
  • Andrew Roberts is killed

    Andrew Roberts is killed
    The Regulators kill Andrew "Buckshot" Roberts, a Murphy-Dolan man, at Blazer`s Mill, New Mexico
  • The Kid gets indicted

    The Kid gets indicted
    Billy the Kid and others are indicted for the murder of William Brady.
  • Horse Theft

    Horse Theft
    Billy makes a living stealing horses and gambling
  • Pat Garrett elected sheriff

    Pat Garrett elected sheriff
    Pat Garrett is elected sheriff
  • Billy's Bounty

    Billy's Bounty
    Governor Wallace offers reward for capture of Billy
  • Tom O'Folliard is killed

    Tom O'Folliard is killed
    Tom O`Folliard, ally of Billy, is killed by Pat Garrett`s posse
  • Billy is captured

    Billy is captured
    Garrett captures Billy at Stinking Springs, New Mexico.
  • Billy's Conviction

    Billy's Conviction
    In a court in Mesilla, New Mexico, convicts Billy of murder. He is sentenced to hang
  • The Kid escapes

    The Kid escapes
    Billy escapes from Lincoln County Courthouse
  • The Kids Death

    The Kids Death
    Billy the Kid was shot and killed by Pat Garrett in Maxwell house at Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
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    Henry McCarty, and also known as William H. Bonney, is born.

    Month and day are unknown.