Oliver Pleasant “Ollie” Roberts

Oliver Pleasant “Ollie” Roberts

Original Name William Roberts
Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
Death 27 Dec 1950 (aged 71)
Hico, Hamilton County, Texas, USA
Burial Hamilton, Hamilton County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 12809 · View Source
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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 "Lizzie" Murrell Allison (widow), 14 Jan 1945, Hamilton Co, TX. She died 10 June 1958 in Temple, Bell County, Texas. (TX D/C 31059; Find A Grave Memorial #195433529 ) and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Hamilton, Hamilton Co, TX.

Oliver Pleasant Roberts would later be known as Brushy Bill Roberts, who said his birth name was William Henry Roberts. Brushy Bill claimed he was Billy the Kid, who was shot and killed by Pat Garrett in 1881.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oliver Pleasant “Ollie” Roberts (26 Aug 1879–27 Dec 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12809, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Hamilton, Hamilton County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .