Thursday, June 01, 2017

The Hatfields and the McCoys

The Hatfields and the McCoys


Unknown said...

Two of the Hatfield sons, Elias and Detroit, later worked as detectives (euphemism for hired guns) for the railroad and opened a saloon in Fayette County, WV. They died in a shootout unrelated to the feud. They had a dispute with a rival next town over who had a customer base in the community of miners, immigrants from Italy, who lived locally. Pistols were drawn and all three men died.

Dan said...

As a boy, my grandfather was a neighbor of the Hatfields and used to tell us about the night he stayed over with Devil Anse Hatfield and got bit by a pet racoon.