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The Hatfield–McCoy feud (1882–1888) involved two families of the West Virginia–Kentucky back country along the Tug Fork, off the Big Sandy River. The Hatfields of West Virginia were led by William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield while the McCoys of Kentucky were under the leadership of Randolph "Ole Ran'l" McCoy. Those involved in the feud descended from Ephraim Hatfield (born c. 1765) and William McCoy (born c. 1750).
Devil Anse Hatfield monument, Hatfield cemetery
Historic Newspaper with coverage of the Hatfield-McCoy feud: The Wheeling Intelligencer, Wheeling, West Virginia, November 28, 1889 "Devil Anse" "Tells the True History" "Of the Famous Hatfield-McCoy Feud to an Intelligencer Representative" "And Puts His Mark to the Statement When Read to Him" "A Very Thrilling Recital" "The Famous Head of the Hatfield Family Not So Black as Painted" "By Sensational Reporters - How Marshal White Got His Consent to go to Charleston..."