As the rocking chair historians in Central, SC have told it, Billy's mother was known to sleep in graveyards, shielded from the wind by a tall headstone. And from here, she herself one night departed. Left behind were the infant Billy and his older brother. Adeline Weems heard the baby crying amongst the gravestones and reportedly rescued, then raised both children.
Billy was obviously no ordinary person. In fact, he soon decided that he was a horse.
As he grew up he began to earn his meals with his wheels...a wagon that he used to carry freight parcels, passengers and their luggage to and from the train depot. Billy was a loved and respected part of the community of Central and still is today.