Person:Patrick McCarty (4)

Michael Patrick Henry McCarty
b.abt. 1812 Ireland
m. before 1853
  1. Bridget McCartyabt 1853 -
  2. William Henry McCarty, "Billy the Kid"1859 - 1881
  3. Joseph McCartyabout 1863 - 1930
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Michael Patrick Henry McCarty
Gender Male
Birth[4] abt. 1812 Ireland
Alt Birth[5] abt. 1830 Ireland
Marriage before 1853 New York City, New York, United StatesMarital status presumed, not proven.
to Catherine McCarty
Separation 1872 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United Statesfrom Catherine McCarty
Image Gallery
  1. Patrick McCarty, in Bad Hombres, 2007.

    "By most accounts, Billy the Kid was born Henry McCarty in New York City, NY November 23, 1859, his parents being Catherine and Patrick McCarty, although it is not known for sure."

  2. Patrick Henry McCarty, in GenForum: Bonney Family Genealogy Forum, "Billy the Kid + Anne Bonney?" message, 14 July 2004.

    "William H. Bonney AKA Billy the Kid his mother's name is Katherine Ann Bonney she married Patrick Henry McCarty, thats where the H in William Henry Bonney he also had an older brother Joseph when Patrick died Katherina married William Antrum. Billy McCarty liked William thats why he took his first name of William. Billy got run out of Texas an changed his name from Billy McCarty to William H. Bonney, Bonney being his mothers maiden name."

  3. Michael McCarty, in Fun with Genealogy: Billy the Kid and the Mormons, 6 April 2008.

    "In New York she becomes destitute after a few years and shacks up with an Irish immigrant, Michael McCarty. (It’s not clear they were married formally – although they may have considered themselves married.) She has two sons with McCarty. One is William Henry Bohne otherwise known as Billy the Kid. The other is Joseph Smith McCarty. William goes by Bohne rather than McCarty because McCarty is quite the . . . well add your own expletive. One story has him wanting to pay Tithing and breaking Helsina’s arm trying to get the broach or watch that the king had given her to pay for it."

  4. New York, United States. New York State Census, 1855.

    Name: Patrick McCarty
    Birth Year: abt 1812
    Age: 43
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head: Head
    Residence: New York City, Ward 1, New York, New York, USA
    District: E.D. 3
    Household number: 299
    Line Number: 1
    Household Members: Name Age
    Patrick McCarty 43
    Catherine McCarty 30
    Bridget McCarty 2

    Image:Patrick McCarty 1855 Census New York.jpg

  5. United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M653).

    Name: Patrick McCarthy
    Age: 30
    Birth Year: abt 1830
    Gender: Male
    Occupation: Daylaborer
    Birth Place: Ireland
    Home in 1860: New York Ward 1 District 1, New York, New York
    Post Office: New York
    Family Number: 1562
    Household Members: Name Age
    Patrick McCarthy 30
    Cthn McCarthy 29
    Bridget McCarthy 7
    Henry McCarthy 1

    Image:Patrick McCarty 1860 Census New York.jpg

    Note: appears to be the same family as listed in the 1855 New York Census, but Patrick's age is not the same, possibly the Census Taker wrote down his age incorrectly in one of the Censuses.