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Bonney, William

Born: 1859 AD
Died: 1881 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Felon

1859 – Born on the 23rd of November in Manhattan Island, New York.


1874 – At age 14, McCarty was forced to find work in a hotel.


1875 – On 23rd of September he was arrested for hiding a bundle of stolen clothes.


1877 – Became a civilian teamster at Fort Grant Army Post in Arizona.


         – Hired as a cattle guard by John Tunstall.


         – On 1st of April McCarty with his gang ambushed Sheriff William Brady and his deputy.


         – They tracked down and killed an old buffalo hunter known as Buckshot Roberts.


1880 – He killed a man named Joe Grant in a Fort Sumner saloon.


1881 – McCarty was jailed in the town of Mesilla.


         – On 13th of April, he was sentenced by Judge Warren Bristol to hang.


         – Died on 14th of July and was buried in Fort Sumner’s old military cemetery.