Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys: The Epic Story of Murder and Vengeance by Lisa AltherClick here to view the Hatfield and McCoy Family Tree
Americas most notorious family feud began in 1865 with the murder of a Harmon McCoy, a Union soldier, by a Confederate Hatfield relative. But Southern grudges run long and deep. More than a decade later tempers flared over stolen hogs. This accusation triggered years of bloody violence and retribution that led to a tragic Romeo-and-Juliet interlude, a Supreme Court ruling, and Kentucky’s last public hanging. The final feud trial took place in 1898, but the rivalry didn’t end there. Its legend continues to have an enormous impact on the popular imagination and the people of the region. Here is a fascinating new look at the infamous story of the Hatfields and the McCoys.
Famous Hatfield & McCoy feuding families unite to produce small batch moonshine
Still at it after years! The epic American family feud rages on. New series premieres Thursday, August 1 at 10 p. Sure, over the years treaties have been signed and handshakes exchanged, but none of that can erase their violent past. Now, the legendary clans are trying to put aside their hateful history and come together, even as old tensions run high. With moonshine now legal in West Virginia, seasoned liquor executive Monsell Darville is looking to bring an authentic new moonshine brand to market.
The feud has entered the American folklore lexicon as a metonym for any bitterly feuding rival parties. William McCoy, the patriarch of the McCoys, was born in Ireland around and many of his ancestors hailed from Scotland.
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McCoy was killed because he was seen as a traitor for serving in the union army. - Even though the Hatfield and McCoy feud took place along the Tug River between the Kentucky and West Virginia borders, this whiskey is not made in Kentucky and is not a bourbon.
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