Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Hatfields, McCoys, and Arkansas

Having lived and worked in radio briefly in Mingo County, WV, and Pike County, KY, I've been interested in the legendary Hatfield-McCoy Feud around the turn of the 19th-20th century. It officially ended in 1911, I think, although the last trial was held in 1901.

Turns out some of the Hatfield family moved to my family's home state of Arkansas. You can read about it right here in the Daily Hatch. Great story from 2012.

Interestingly, I have Hatfield relatives on my mother's side of the family in Arkansas, but I don't know if there is any connection to the West Virginia Hatfield family. It would be fun to find out someday. Gotta love history.

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