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."
EDWARD W. JOHNSON — Texas Deputy U.S. Marshal Edward W. Johnson (at left) lost his right arm in an 1888 gunfight soon after this photograph was taken. He gained notoriety after an 1889 mob attacked the notorious Marlow Brothers during a jail transport, an incident that inspired the 1965 film Sons of Katie Elder. Also pictured: Texas Ranger Lorenzo K. Creekman (center) and Parker County Deputy Sheriff E.A. Hutchison (at right). – Courtesy George T. Jackson Jr. –
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.