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Floyd Hatfield-   The next significant event occurred in 1878, when Randolph McCoy accused fellow Pike Countian and Devil Anse relative Floyd Hatfield (shown here) of stealing a hog. Floyd Hatfield was acquitted, in part, due to the testimony of Randolph’s nephew Bill Staton. Members of the McCoy clan exacted revenge by murdering Staton.

In Randolph McCoy accused fellow Floyd of stealing a hog. Floyd Hatfield was acquitted, in part, due to the testimony of Randolph’s nephew Bill Staton. Members of the McCoy clan exacted revenge by murdering Staton.

Born in 1839, Devil Anse Hatfield grew up in what is now Logan County, West Virginia. He took a leading role in his family's feud with the McCoys. In 1882, Hatfield's brother was murdered and he had the three McCoys responsible killed. He was indicted for his role in these crimes, but never was tried. Hatfield may have also been involved in 1888 attack on Randall McCoy and his family. He died in 1921.

Hatfield's McCoy's: Devil Anse Hatfield, patriarch of the Hatfield clan during the famous feud.

The Cook Gang,  The Cook Gang with Cherokee Bill Goldsby in middle front. They terrorized Indian territory in 1894. Crawford "Cherokee Bill" Goldsby was said to be "one of the roughest, toughest, meanest outlaws of the Old West". while on the gallows, it was reported Goldsby was asked if he had anything to say and he replied, "I came here to die, not make a speech."

Crawford "Cherokee Bill" Goldsby was said to be "one of the roughest, toughest, meanest outlaws of the Old West".

Having seen History Channel's movie "Hatfields & McCoys", I found these real-life photos interesting.

Hatfields and McCoys Previous pinner: My husband is descended from the Hatfield line. ( not directly involved in the famous feud though.

William "Curly Bill" Brocius.  Cowboy, gunman and rustler killed in Arizona by Wyatt Earp, 1882, during Earp's famous vendetta ride.

Cowboy, gunman and rustler killed in Arizona by Wyatt Earp, during Earp's famous vendetta ride. Curly Bill had also been a Deputy Sheriff under Johnny Behan.

U.S. Marshals: The Three Guardians

U.S. Marshals: The Three Guardians

In Oklahoma and Indian Territory of the Old West were 3 deputy marshals who earned the title of “The Three Guardians." They were Chris Madsen, William M. and Henry Andrew Thomas.

William "Wild Bill" Longley, considered one of the fastest & deadliest gunfighters in the old west. Known by some as "Bloody Bill." He was from a respectable family but his hot temper, fondness for liquor, & unsettled conditions during reconstruction led him to be one of the most daring gunslingers of his day. He is said to have killed 32 persons before his capture in 1877. He was hanged in Giddings TX in 1878.

Deadly Outlaw Wild Bill Longley

Wild Bill Longley, was considered one of fastest and deadliest gunfighters in the Old West. He was also mean, quick to anger and a compulsive liar .Some writers later called him “Bloody Bill.

Anse and Levicy (Vicey) Hatfield stand in front of their sons Troy and Elias Hatfield's graves in the Hatfield Cemetery, Sarah Ann, Mingo County, W.V. (Mingo was divided from Logan County)

Anse and Levicy (Vicey) Hatfield stand in front of their sons Troy and Elias Hatfield's graves in the Hatfield Cemetery, Sarah Ann, Mingo County, W. (Mingo was divided from Logan County)

William Marion Dalton (1866–June 8, 1894), called Bill Dalton, was an American outlaw in the American Old West. He was the co-leader of the Wild Bunch gang and he was the brother of the founders of the Dalton Gang, Gratton, Bob and Emmett.

William Marion Dalton called Bill Dalton, was an American outlaw in the American Old West. He was the co-leader of the Wild Bunch gang (the Oklahombres) with Bill Doolin and he was the brother of the founders of the Dalton Gang, Gratton, Bob and Emmett.

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