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.
Randolph McCoy (October 30, 1825-March 28, 1914) was the McCoy family patriarch during the Hatfield-McCoy feud. McCoy, who was often called Randell or ‘‘Old Ranel,’’ was born in Logan County, one of 13 children of Daniel and Margaret McCoy, neighbors of the Hatfields. In 1849, McCoy married his cousin, Sarah McCoy, whose father gave the young couple a small farm on Blackberry Fork of Pond Creek in Pike County, Kentucky. There, they raised 13 children.
RARE PHOTOGRAPH DISCOVERED OF CAP HATFIELD ... This cabinet card was taken by photographer J.M. Hood at Williamson, West Virginia, in the 1890s. This rare image depicts William Anderson "Cap" Hatfield II, seated, clutching a large Bowie knife while two armed individuals stand on each side of him, perhaps Hatfield family members or clan supporters. The image was once published in the New York Herald along with an article about the West Virginia-Kentucky feud.