The Hatfield-McCoy Feud (Part Six: The Trials 1888-1901)

Written by Joanna Adams Sergent Because not all of the trials were held at one time. Here are their individual rulings. The trials spanned from 1889-1901. One of the controversial characters of the Feud has to be Mounts. And is also the only person to have been hung for the crimes. Sometime in August 1864, […]

The Hatfield-McCoy Feud (Part Five: Supreme Court Ruling)

Written by Joanna Adams Sergent Just to make sure we understand where we are on the timeline of the Hatfield and McCoy Feud so far. New Year’s Night 1888, the cabin of Randolph McCoy was shot up and burned down. We have one confirmed death of two children, Calvin, and Allaphare McCoy. We have Sheriff […]

The Hatfield-McCoy Feud (Part Three: The Death of Ellison Hatfield and the Aftermath)

Written by Joanna Adams Sergent On August 5, 1882, on an election day in Kentucky, a deadly mix of contempt and alcohol came together. Before now, there had been raids, kidnappings, and lawsuits that caused the families to despise each other, however, this day, the violence had reached its tipping point. Three McCoy brothers (Tolbert, […]

The Hatfield-McCoy Feud (Part One: The Civil War Connection)

Written by Joanna Adams Sergent A Little House Cleaning For Those Not From the Mountains Feuding is nothing new to those who live in the mountains. Some feuds still carry on to this day and have lasted so long that most people don’t know why they are supposed to hate the other family. One such […]