William Hatfield

William Anderson Hatfield (1839 - 1921)

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Capt. William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield
Born in Logan County, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 18 Apr 1861 in Logan County, West Virginia, United Statesmap
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Died in Stirrat, Logan County, West Virginia, United Statesmap
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William Hatfield was a member of the Hatfield and McCoy family feud 1863-1891.
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William "Devil Anse" Hatfield

William Hatfield [1] was born in Logan County, Virginia, on September 9, 1839. He was the son of Ephraim "Big Eaf" Hatfield and Nancy "Bettie" Vance. He was given the nickname "Devil Anse" by his mother or by Randolph McCoy, or earned from his bravery during battle in the American Civil War. He married Levisa Chafin on 18 April 1861 in Logan County, West Virginia, and they had 13 children.

William Hatfield sympathized with the south, and during the[2] Civil War he formed a fighting unit that he called [3] "The Logan Wildcats." In 1865, Asa Harmon McCoy, on his way home from fighting for the Union Army was killed by The Wildcats . William Hatfield was thought to have been involved, but had been home ill at the time of the killing. Asa Harmon McCoy murder was most likely committed on the say so of William Hatfield's uncle, Jim Vance. This is believed to have started the beginning of the [4]Hatfield and McCoy feud, between the two families that claimed many lives on both sides.

The second recorded instance of violence in the feud, occurred 13 years later[5] with a court case. In 1878, Hatfield's cousin Floyd was accused of stealing a hog from Randall McCoy. Another cousin, Preacher Anse Hatfield, the local justice of the peace, presided over the trial. In the interest of fairness, he created a jury of six Hatfields and six McCoys. The jury found Floyd Hatfield not guilty, and Randall McCoy and some of his family blamed the Hatfields for this defeat.

William Hatfield [6]died of pneumonia on January 6, 1921 in Stirrat, Logan County, West Virginia he was 81 years old. He is buried in the Hatfield Family Cemetery .William Hatfield was an uncle to Governor of West Virginia, and United States Senator, [7]Henry D. Hatfield.

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  1. Encyclopedia.org - Devil Anse Hatfield
  2. Civil War Profiles - Devil Anse Hatfield Fights His First Border War
  3. Encyclopedia - Logan Wildcats
  4. Wikipedia - Hatfield–McCoy feud
  5. Biography - Devil Anse Hatfield Biography (1839–1921)
  6. Find a Grave Memorial# 3061 - William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield
  7. Wikipedia - Henry D. Hatfield
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZ4G-71P : 12 April 2016), Anderson Hatfield, West Virginia, United States; citing p. 5, family 42, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Arc...
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6RY-M1S : 15 July 2017), Anderson Hatfield, Magnolia, Logan, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 75, sheet 295A, NARA microfilm publicat...
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9CT-DS3 : accessed 29 January 2019), Hatfield, Logan district (west side), Logan, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 66, sheet 2A, fa...
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPNY-B8G : accessed 29 January 2019), Ause Hatfield, Logan, Logan, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 64, sheet 47B, family 35, NAR...
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN2X-GFR : accessed 29 January 2019), Anderson Hatfield, Logan, Logan, West Virginia, United States; citing ED 22, sheet 15B, line 76, family 250, NARA microfilm...


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William Anderson Hatfield, Ellis Hatfield and Smith Hatfield

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Devil Anse Hatfield on his horse

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On 30 Jan 2019 at 02:04 GMT Pete Stark wrote:

Hatfield-3912 and Hatfield-260 appear to represent the same person because: same

On 15 Feb 2018 at 03:15 GMT Mark Burch wrote:

Hatfield is 2nd cousin, 3x removed to George Washington, descendants of Augustine Warner Jr.

On 26 Oct 2016 at 09:27 GMT Micah McCoy wrote:

William Anderson Hatfield is my 15th cousin 5x removed, our common ancestor is Alexander Gordon.

On 31 Jan 2015 at 06:16 GMT Terry Wright wrote:

I have started the bio but it needs more plus I added some sources

On 31 Jan 2015 at 05:57 GMT Terry Wright wrote:

We have now started a Hatfield and McCoy Project if any of the profile members are interested Terry

On 27 Nov 2014 at 01:16 GMT Betty Keene wrote:

Just found out that William Anderson Hatfield is my 19th. cousin.On my Father Dewey Keene's side.

On 22 Nov 2014 at 23:45 GMT Charlotte Shockey wrote:

Hatfield-697 and Hatfield-260 appear to represent the same person because: same person

On 22 Jul 2014 at 14:58 GMT David Damron wrote:

Hatfield-917 and Hatfield-260 appear to represent the same person because: birth dates and several other things match




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