Little is known about McCarty's origins, but most
reputable scholars of western history agree that he "was
born on the eve of the Civil War in the bowels of an Irish
neighborhood in New York City." While his biological
father remains an obscure figure, some researchers have
theorized that his name was Patrick McCarty, Michael
McCarty, William McCarty, or Edward McCarty. There is
clear evidence that his mother's name was Catherine
McCarty, although "there have been continuing debates
about whether McCarty was her maiden or married name".
2) When is it believed that was born?
- November 23, 1857
- November 23, 1858.
- November 23, 1859
- November 23, 1860
3) By 1868, Catherine McCarty had
relocated with her two young sons, Henry and Joseph, to
Indianapolis, Indiana. There, she met William Antrim, who
was 12 years her junior. In 1873, after several years of
moving around the country, the two were married at the
First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Where did they end up
- Silver City
4) Billy’s mom, Catherine McCarty died
and she was buried in the Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver
did she die?
- September 16, 1870
- September 16, 1872
- September 16, 1874
- September 16, 1886
5) In April, 1875, McCarty was
arrested by Grant County Sheriff Harvey Whitehill, after
McCarty stole some cheese. On September 24, 1875, McCarty
was again arrested when he was found in possession of
clothing and firearms that a fellow boarder had stolen
from a Chinese laundry owner. Two days after McCarty was
placed in jail, the teenager escaped by worming his way up
the jailhouse chimney. From that point on, McCarty was
more or less a fugitive.
6) On August 17, 1877, the civilian
blacksmith at Fort Grant, Arizona Territory reportedly
attacked McCarty after a verbal exchange and threw him to
the ground. Reliable accounts suggest McCarty retaliated
by drawing his gun and shooting him. He died the next day.
Who was the first
notch on Billy's gun?
- Rex Alfred
- Frank "Windy" Cahill
- Morgan Hope
- Michael McWeeney
7) In the Autumn of 1877, McCarty (now
widely known as Bonney) moved to Lincoln County, New
him to work on his ranch in late 1877?
- John Tunstall
- Doc Scurlock
- Charlie Bowdre
- Henry Chuism
8) McCarty and the other Regulators
spent the next several months in hiding and were trapped,
along with a local lawyer, in his home in Lincoln on July
15, 1878 by members of "The House" (as the Murphy-Dolan
faction was known) and some of Brady's men. On July 19, a
column of U.S. cavalry soldiers entered the fray.
Ostensibly neutral, the column's actions worked to the
clear advantage of the Dolan faction. After a five day
siege, the house was set on fire. The lawyer was shot down
while fleeing the blaze, and his death essentially marked
the end of the Lincoln County Cattle War.
Who was the local lawyer?
- Frank Mayweather
- Alexander McSween
- Lew Wallace
- Jim French
9) On April 9, 1881, after two days of
testimony, McCarty was found guilty of the murder of
Sheriff William J. Brady, the only conviction ever secured
against any of the combatants in the Lincoln County Cattle
War. On April 13, he was sentenced by Judge Warren Bristol
his execution scheduled for?
- May 13, 1881
- May 13, 1883
- May 13, 1885
- May 13, 1887
10) Billy escaped from jail and
traveled from Lincoln to Fort Sumner. Sheriff Pat Garrett
and two deputies set out on July 14, 1881, to question one
of the town's residents, a friend of McCarty's named.
Close to midnight, as Garrett and Billy's friend sat
talking in his darkened bedroom, McCarty unexpectedly
entered the room. Pat Garrett shot Billy the Kid.
Who was the Kid's
- Mark Reynolds
- Pedro Maxwell
- Frank Coe
- Charlie Bowdre
11) Where is Billy
the Kid buried?
- Old Fort Sumner Cemetery, Fort Sumner, New Mexico
- Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Fort Bayard National Cemetery, Fort Bayard, New
- Pioneer Cemetery, Glenwood Springs, Colorado