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.
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…
L. Lawson Hatfield squats inside an old hollow tree which was long known as the "stink tree," where Hatfields were said to have stuffed dead bodies. (Usually they let them lie.) Devil Anse never repented his killings; he told Miss Thomas; "A man has a right to protect his family."
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.
"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.