This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: minnieinman Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.crime.outlaws/235.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: My Mother would talk about Why Billy stared killing. Billy and his mother lived with a rancher and some Big shots wanted his land and the rancher refused to sell it and so they killed everyone on the ranch and Billy hide from them and he swore vengeance for the killings. My great grandfather's name was William Isaac Bonny. I think Billy took the name( McCarty).He might have been the rancher. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.