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Hatfield - McCoy Feud

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Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1. The Hatfield-McCoy Feud (1878-1891) is an account of American lore that has become a metaphor for bitterly feuding rival parties in general. It involved two warring families of the West Virginia-Kentucky backcountry.  
What is the name of the river separating warring parties?

  • Pilgrim River
  • New River
  • Tug Fork River

2. The was a TV series called "The Real McCoys."  They came from West Virginia.
In the Hatfield - McCoy Feud, what state were the McCoys from?

  • West Virginia
  • Kentucky
  • Virginia

3. The leader of the Hatfield's was William Anderson Hatfield.
What was his nickname?

  • Logan Wildcat
  • Devil Anse
  • Devil from Hell

4. During the Civil War most of the Hatfield and McCoy fought for the Union, since no one owned slaves.

  • True or False?

5. The feud is believed to have begun in 1887.  However, some believe it actually began earlier when Asa Harman McCoy returned from the Civil War.
What was the date of his death?

  • January 7, 1868
  • June 7, 1865
  • January 7, 1865

6. William Anderson Hatfield was a wealthy businessman.
What was his business.

  • Coal
  • Lumber
  • Moonshine

7. In 1873, Floyd Hatfield and Randall McCoy started fighting over landowners and a pig. The matter was taken to the local Justice of the Peace, and the McCoys lost. 
Who was the Justice of the Peace?

  • Ellison Hatfield
  • Vance McCoy
  • Anderson "Preacher Anse" Hatfield

8. Bill Staton (nephew of Randolph McCoy - not shown on family tree) was killed as revenge for testifying for Floyd Hatfield in his trial for stealing a McCoy hog.

  • True or False?

9. Rose Anna McCoy began an affair with Johnse Hatfield (William Anderson Hatfield's son). However, he left his pregnant girlfriend.
Who did he marry in 1881?

  • Nancy McCoy
  • Rachel Jones
  • Betty Hatfield

10. Who was hung on February 18, 1889 for Alifair McCoy's murder by Hatfields. The other seven gang members were sent to prison.

  • Ellison Mounts
  • Floyd Fox
  • Ira Hayes

Check Your Answers


Hatfield - McCoy Feud [Answers]

  1. Tug Fork River
  2. Kentucky
  3. Devil Anse
  4. False. They were Confederates.
  5. January 7, 1865
  6. Lumber
  7. Anderson "Preacher Anse" Hatfield
  8. True
  9. Nancy McCoy
  10. Ellison Mounts

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