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Oliver Pleasant "Ollie" Roberts
Original name: William Roberts
Birth: Aug. 26, 1879
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 1950
Hico
Hamilton County
Texas, USA

He alleged that he was "Billy the Kid" and spent the last days of his life trying to prove it. He even asked the Governor of New Mexico for a pardon (which the Governor did not hear).

The correct name for Ollie Henry Roberts is Oliver Pleasant Roberts. Ollie claimed to be Billy the Kid. Ollie was also known as "Brushy Bill" and "Ollie N. Roberts". His original tombstone read "Ollie L. Roberts".

The WWI Draft Registration Card was signed by Oliver Pleasant Roberts, who gave his date of birth as 26 Aug 1878. Since his next older sister, Mary Cordelia Roberts Adams was born 17 April 1878, the correct birth date of Oliver P. Roberts is 26 August 1879 as confirmed by the 1900 census of Hopkins County, Texas, when he was still a resident in the household of his parents.

O. P. Roberts married 1st, Anna Lee, 11 July 1909, Van Zandt County, TX; divorced 10 Nov 1910, Van Zandt Co, TX.
O. P. Roberts married 2nd, Mollie Brown, 12 Aug 1912, Van Zandt Co, TX. She died 20 Feb 1919, Little River Co, AR; buried in Pauley Cemetery, Cerrogordo, Little River Co, AR
O. P. Roberts married 3rd, Luticia Ballard Isaac (widow), 26 Jan 1929, Van Zandt Co, TX. She died 22 Jun 1944 in Grand Saline, Van Zandt Co, TX; buried in Starr Cemetery, Canton, TX.
O. P. Roberts married 4th, Malinda Elizabeth Murrell Allison (widow), 14 Jan 1945, Hamilton Co, TX. She died 10 Feb 1948, Marlin, Falls County, TX; buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlin, Falls Co, TX. 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Oliver Roberts (1852 - 1924)
  Sarah Elizabeth Ferguson Roberts (1856 - 1924)
 
 Spouses:
  Annie Lee Barnes (1888 - 1983)
  Mollie Roberts (1880 - 1919)
  Lutitia Ballard Isaac (1874 - 1945)
 
 Siblings:
  Samantha B. Chancellor (1871 - 1956)**
  Martha V Heath (1874 - 1947)**
  Andrew Berry Roberts (1877 - 1923)*
  Cordelia Roberts Adams (1878 - 1968)*
  Oliver Pleasant Roberts (1879 - 1950)
  John W. Roberts (1881 - 1882)*
  Lonnie V. Roberts (1884 - 1887)*
  Thomas Ulysses Roberts (1884 - 1958)*
  Nora Roberts (1892 - 1893)*
  Joseph Irvin Roberts (1895 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Hamilton
Hamilton County
Texas, USA
Specifically: Texas
 
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Record added: Oct 09, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 12809
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- Kymberlys Daddy 💔
 Added: Aug. 24, 2012
Oliver Pleasant Roberts, aka William Henry Roberts, aka Billy the Kid--
- Elreeta Weathers
 Added: Dec. 27, 2014
Rest In Peace
- John D. Poulsen
 Added: Aug. 15, 2014
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