The Hatfields and McCoys The Original Family Feud
Grangerfords and Shepherdsons <ul><li>“ All of a sudden, bang! bang! bang! go three or four guns.... The boys jumped for t...
Family Feud <ul><li>Long before the television game show, real families were involved in bloody family feuds. </li></ul><u...
The Hatfields and the McCoys <ul><li>From 1878 to 1896, two Appalachian families, the Hatfields and the McCoys, were embro...
Why did it happen? <ul><li>The Civil War </li></ul><ul><li>The stolen pig </li></ul><ul><li>Romeo and Juliet of the Appala...
The Civil War <ul><li>In the Civil War, the two families were on opposite sides of the war.  The Hatfields fought for the ...
The Stolen Pig <ul><li>In 1878, there was a dispute over ownership of a razor-backed hog in a Hatfield pigsty. </li></ul><...
Romeo and Juliet of the Appalachians <ul><li>In 1880, Johnse Hatfield, son of Devil Anse, ran off with Roseanna McCoy at a...
1881 <ul><li>In 1881 Roseanna and Johnse split up after she lived, unwed, with Johnse and the Hatfields for several months...
1882 <ul><li>On August 9, Bud, Tolbert, and Pharmer McCoy killed Ellison Hatfield. </li></ul><ul><li>The three McCoys were...
1888 <ul><li>Alifair and Calvin McCoy are brutally murdered in a Hatfield raid on the McCoy cabin. </li></ul><ul><li>The M...
Map of the Feud
Lessons Learned <ul><li>When the dust settled, the two families eventually put the feud behind them. </li></ul><ul><li>The...
Learn More <ul><li>Read  The Coffin Quilt  by Ann Rinaldi </li></ul><ul><li>Visit  http://www.libby-genealogy.com/hatfield...
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The Hatfields And Mc Coys

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This PowerPoint give the history of the infamous Hatfield/McCoy feud and would be good when exploring The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or Romeo and Juliet.

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The Hatfields And Mc Coys

  1. 1. The Hatfields and McCoys The Original Family Feud
  2. 2. Grangerfords and Shepherdsons <ul><li>“ All of a sudden, bang! bang! bang! go three or four guns.... The boys jumped for the river - both of them hurt - and as they swum down the current the men run along the bank shooting at them and signing out, ‘Kill them, kill them!’ It made me sick.... I wished I hadn’t come ashore that night to see such things.” </li></ul><ul><li>- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter XIX </li></ul>
  3. 3. Family Feud <ul><li>Long before the television game show, real families were involved in bloody family feuds. </li></ul><ul><li>Aside from the Shephersons and Grangerfords, other fictional feuding families include the Capulets and the Montagues. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Hatfields and the McCoys <ul><li>From 1878 to 1896, two Appalachian families, the Hatfields and the McCoys, were embroiled in the most famous historical family feud. </li></ul><ul><li>More than a dozen lives were lost. </li></ul><ul><li>Was this feud the inspiration for the Shepherson-Grangerford feud? Possibly… YOU be the judge. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why did it happen? <ul><li>The Civil War </li></ul><ul><li>The stolen pig </li></ul><ul><li>Romeo and Juliet of the Appalachians </li></ul>Devil Anse Hatfield
  6. 6. The Civil War <ul><li>In the Civil War, the two families were on opposite sides of the war. The Hatfields fought for the Confederacy, while the McCoys fought for the Union. </li></ul><ul><li>During the war, Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield supposedly killed Harmon McCoy in battle. </li></ul><ul><li>Devil Anse came home a Confederate captain. </li></ul>Harmon McCoy Brother of Ran’l McCoy
  7. 7. The Stolen Pig <ul><li>In 1878, there was a dispute over ownership of a razor-backed hog in a Hatfield pigsty. </li></ul><ul><li>The judge in the court dispute, a Hatfield, sided with his kin. </li></ul><ul><li>After the court decision, a group of McCoys ambushed Hatfields while hunting. </li></ul>Floyd Hatfield – Accused Pig Thief
  8. 8. Romeo and Juliet of the Appalachians <ul><li>In 1880, Johnse Hatfield, son of Devil Anse, ran off with Roseanna McCoy at an Election Day picnic </li></ul><ul><li>This outraged Randolph “Ran’l” McCoy, Roseanna’s father. </li></ul><ul><li>The feud escalated. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1881 <ul><li>In 1881 Roseanna and Johnse split up after she lived, unwed, with Johnse and the Hatfields for several months. She was pregnant. She caught measles while pregnant and the baby died. </li></ul><ul><li>Roseanna rode all the way back to Devil Anse’s home to warn Johnse of an ambush set up by her brothers. </li></ul><ul><li>Johnse married Roseanna’s cousin Nancy later that year. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 1882 <ul><li>On August 9, Bud, Tolbert, and Pharmer McCoy killed Ellison Hatfield. </li></ul><ul><li>The three McCoys were tied to bushes and executed by the Hatfields. </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff McCoy was later killed on the banks of the Tug Fork River. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 1888 <ul><li>Alifair and Calvin McCoy are brutally murdered in a Hatfield raid on the McCoy cabin. </li></ul><ul><li>The McCoy cabin is burned to the ground. </li></ul><ul><li>Roseanna McCoy died later that year. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Map of the Feud
  13. 13. Lessons Learned <ul><li>When the dust settled, the two families eventually put the feud behind them. </li></ul><ul><li>The families intermarried. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, they hold an annual reunion, and the only feuding they do is on the baseball field. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Learn More <ul><li>Read The Coffin Quilt by Ann Rinaldi </li></ul><ul><li>Visit http://www.libby-genealogy.com/hatfield-mccoy.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Visit http://www.blueridgecountry.com/hatmac/hatmac.html </li></ul><ul><li>Visit http://userwww.service.emory.edu/~dmcco01/McCoy/diversion.html </li></ul>

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