Old West Outlaw List – B

Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid

William Bonney, aka: Billy the Kid, Henry Antrim, Kid Antrim, William Antrim, Henry McCarty (1859-1881) – Billy the Kid was an outlaw and gunfighter who participated in the Lincoln County War in New Mexico. According to legend, he killed 21 men, but, he is generally accepted to have killed between four and nine. He was killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett on July 14, 1881.

William James “Joe” Boot (18??-??) – Little is known about this “one-hit” outlaw, whose name is remembered in history only because of his stage robbery with the lady bandit, Pearl Hart. Thought to have been a farmer before meeting Hart in Arizona, he was working as a miner in Globe when the pair hooked up. Allegedly, he had been planning a train robbery for some time when Hart approached him, needing money for her ill mother. Instead of robbing a train, the two held-up a stagecoach between Florence and Globe, Arizona on May 30, 1899. Taking about $450 and a revolver, they were soon apprehended. Though Hart was sentenced to just five years, Boot was sentenced to 30 years in the Yuma Territorial Prison. However, just two years later, in 1901, he escaped. Thought to have fled to Mexico, he was never recaptured or heard of again. 

Narciso Borjoques (18??-1871) – A California killer and robber, Borjoques usually murdered his victims with a shot in the head. He himself was shot and killed in a saloon brawl in 1871 while on the run for murdering and burning the bodies of a rancher & his family.

Dutch Henry Borne (1849-1921) – The leader of a group of horse and mule thieves who operated in Kansas, Texas, and Indian Territory in the 1870’s.

William Boucher – An outlaw and cowboy of Tombstone, Arizona, Boucher was suspected of stage robbery and killed on March 25, 1888, by Sheriff Billy Breakenridge’s posse.

Charles “Charlie” Bowdre (1848-1880) – A friend to Billy the Kid, Charlie fought alongside of him in the Lincoln County War. Though not known to have been involved in outlaw activities, his relationship with the gang made him suspect.

Ben Bowlegs, aka: Ben Billy, Williams – Oklahoma outlaw captured by Bass Reeves.

Charley Bowlegs – Son of Seminole Chief Billy Bowlegs, Charley was wanted for murder. He committed suicide.

Black Bart, Outlaw

Black Bart, Outlaw

Charles E. Bowles, aka: Black Bart, Charles E. Boles, T.Z. Spalding (1830-1917?) – Best known as Black Bart, this Old West outlaw was noted for his poetic messages left after his robberies. He was a gentleman bandit, and one of the most notorious stagecoach robbers to operate in and around Northern California and southern Oregon during the 1870s and 1880s.

Reuben “Rube” H. Boyce – An outlaw in Kimble County, Texas, Boyd led a gang of rustlers. He was arrested for murder on January 24, 1878.

Thomas M. Boyd, Jr. – A New Mexico outlaw, Boyd shot and killed John Foundation in Lake Valley on August 15, 1884.

Robert H. Boyle, aka: Homsburg – A New Mexico outlaw, Boyle shot Pat Slavin in Magdalena, New Mexico on May 28, 1881.

“Sport” Boyle – A gunman and outlaw, Boyle was a member of the Dodge City Gang in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Adam Brady – An outlaw in Indian Territory, Brady was brought in by U.S. Deputy Marshal, Bass Reeves.

Jack Brady – An outlaw in 1892, Brady stole $50,000 from a Wells Fargo stagecoach and was killed by a detective.

Abner Brasfield – At the age of 22, Brasfield killed Arkansas Justice of the Peace Bill Hamm when the two were arguing over land. The fleeing murderer was later captured and served four years in an Arkansas prison. After his release, he served as a peace officer in Eufaula, Oklahoma.

William Brazzleton (18??-1878) – Robbed stagecoaches in Arizona while wearing various disguises until he was killed in August 1878.

Henry Brent – A Montana, Brent was run out of Bannack, by vigilantes. He was later killed during a fight with Indians.

Joseph BrinsterTexas outlaw hanged in Isleta, Texas on July 5, 1883.

Richard “Dick” Broadwell, aka: Texas Jack, John Moore (18??-1892) – A member of the Dalton Gang, Broadwell was killed in the CoffeyvilleKansas raid on October 5, 1892.

Curly Bill Brocius

Curly Bill Brocius

William B. “Curly Bill” Brocious (1845-1882) – An outlaw leader of the Clanton Gang of Arizona, Curly Bill was a vicious, drunken gunman, cattle rustler and murderer. After the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Brocious attempted to kill Virgil Earp and succeeded in assassinating Morgan EarpWyatt soon caught up with him and killed him on March 24, 1882.

Calvert Brock, aka: Will Waldrip, Joe Jackson, Henry Davis (1860-1890) – Born on July 13, 1860, Brock and his brother, W.L., joined the Burrow Gang in 1888 and aided the notorious brothers in a number of train robberies in Texas and Alabama. He was identified as one of the outlaws when the Burrow Gang robbed the Mobile & Ohio train on September 26, 1889. After a substantial reward was posted for him, he was arrested on a train in Columbus, Mississippi in July 1890. After a quick conviction, he was sentenced to a long prison term. However, he committed suicide on November 10, 1890, by jumping from the fourth tier of the cell block.

“Bronco Charlie” – A Montana outlaw, Charlie was lynched by vigilantes near Miles City in the late 1880s.

William “Billy” L. Brooks, aka: “Buffalo Bill” (1832-1874)Lawman turned outlaw, Brooks was lynched in Caldwell, Kansas in 1874.

Hank Brophy – Cattle rustler in New Mexico.

Ben BrownOklahoma member of the Christian Gang.

George W. Brown (18??-1864) – An alleged outlaw, Brown was said to have been associated with Henry Plummer’s gang of Innocents. Probably born in Minnesota, he grew up to marry a Sioux woman and the couple had several children. During the Minnesota river uprising, he served as a scout under Lieutenant Colonel William Rainey Marshall. By 1863, Brown had found his way to Montana, where he was said to have been an influential member of the ruthless gang of road agents called the Innocents. On January 4, 1864, he and Erastus “Red” Yager were the first two victims of the newly organized  Montana Vigilantes. They were both hanged in Laurin, Montana, about 11 miles northwest of Virginia City.  

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