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Hatfield and McCoys

Are we related to the Hatfield's and the McCoy's? Since the series is on the History Channel I thought I'd do a little research.

Kevin Coster plays Willliam Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield. Wikipedia says he is a descendant of Ephraim Hatfield born in 1765 in Washington County, VA. So here it goes:

William is one of 11 children. He was born in 1839 to Ephraim "Big Eaf" (b. 1812 Sprigg, Mingo Co., West Virginia and d. 1881 Newtown, Fayette Co., WV) and Nancy Vance (b. about 1813).

Ephraim's parents were Valentine (born in Russell County, VA in 1789) and Martha (born in Washington Co., VA in 1789).

Valentine's parents were Ephraim Hatfield (b. in 1765 in Washington County, Virginia, died on 13 Oct 1847 in Blackberry Creek, Pikeville, Kentucky at age 82, and was buried in Hatfield Memorial Cemetery, Pike County, Kentucky) and Mary Smith (b. 1754 in Wilmington, New Castle Co., Delaware).

Ephraim is the brother of Ale Hatfield, father of Mordeca Ale, fathe…