Joe D. Hatfield holds up the shirt worn by his uncle Ellison on the day he was killed by three McCoys. There are 26 knife holes in it. The three McCoys were killed the same day; one of them, Little Randall, 15, was told to beg for his life but replied, "Go to hell," and was shot.
Lark McCoy and his wife Mary Elizabeth posed for this photograph in 1904. Lark's father, Harmon McCoy, was killed in the Civil War by Captain Hatfield, while fighting on opposite sides. Lark killed plenty of Hatfields, but died naturally in 1937.
Bud and Rhoda McCoy posed for the picture at left on the day they were married, Sept. 17, 1907. When Photographer Sanders visited them this spring they went outside and struck the same pose for the picture at right. Bud is the grandson of Harmon McCoy, killed in the Civil War, and a son of Lark McCoy, who played a leading part in the duel (see p. 108). He was too young to kill Hatfields during the family war and has no ill will toward them now. He works in a near-by coal mine and likes to…
"Dornick" gravestone of Cal McCoy, killed by Hatfields at the time of the "houseburning scrape." Dornicks are natural slabs of stone which are set up without aid of a professional stonecutter. This is only known grave of a McCoy victim in feud.
Bud McCoy, uncle of the Bud McCoy shown on page 109, was wounded in Civil War but lived to take an active part in the great feud. One day he was waylaid by two cousins who had "gone over" to the Hatfields, and shot 16 times. That finished him.
Nancy Hatfield Phillips: Nancy was a bit of a badass: she married into the Hatfields, against her family’s wishes. But after the Hatfield clan killed a bunch of her relatives, she basically just married into the family to serve as a spy.Her deceiving ways helped coax information about where Hatfields were hiding, which led Bad Frank to kill Jim Vance. Oh, and after she used Johnse Hatfield, she left him and married Frank Phillips. She’s ruthless. You can probably tell I’m on Team Hatfield.
May 10, 1871 Charles Goble McCoy Picture abt.1875-76 Charles' parents were Uriah and Nancy (Nanny) Barnett McCoy, and Charles Goble was the third of their seven children. Uriah and Nannie were married in Tazewell, VA, so we are assuming that is where Charles Goble McCoy grew up.