The following list is to document some of the sources used in the Hatfield family history research. The names for some of these references were given to me as part of provided files and may not be complete or entirely correct.
Some of the sources listed here have not been used in the current work. They are listed to document Hatfield affiliated research materials.
Be sure to check the growing list of Internet links at the bottom of this page. There is information in the Internet Hatfield Sources section on how to send a message to and how to subscribe to the Hatfield Roots mail list. If you have or are aware of an Internet site which includes Hatfields please let me know and I will be glad to add it to these Internet links.
My sincere thanks go to Leslie Collier for her substantial contributions to the information on this page.
Please e-mail any corrections or additions to "Jerry Hatfield" <hb at ghat.com>.
Albert, Ethel Evans, Southwestern Virginia Kin - Vol I and Vol II; Kingsport, TN
Aldridge, Bertha Bortie Beal (1888-); Reed Descendants: Thirteen Generations, Including the Ancestors and Descendants of Paul Reed, 1605-1955 ; 1955; 139 p.; index Weymouth, MA; FHL #1036056, item 3
Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette County PA; Editorially managed by John M. Gresham, Assisted in the compilation by Samuel T. Wiley A Citizen of the County. Compiled & Published by John M. Gresham & Co. Chicago 1889
Bowman, Lois Trattles (1893-); Ancestors and Descendants of the Daniel Stanard Family and Affiliated Lines from 1620 to 1960 ; ca 1960; 38 p.; FHL #1465993, item 2
Carey, Virginia Miller (1920-); Alley Highlights: Yesterday for Tomorrow ; ca 1983; 373 p; FHL fiche 6075679 (5 fiche)
Christner Endeavors: An Exchange of Christner and Allied Family Information ; quarterly, vols 102, no. 102; editor Dora L. Gilliam; FHL fiche 6055149 (7 fiche)
Clark, Flora S. Descendants of John Spencer, Samuel Spencer & Timothy Spencer, Sons of Gerard Spencer of Haddam, CT ; ca 1982; 18 p FHL #1206436, item 2
Coffey, Walker Jackson (1906-); Journal of a Journey ; ca 1980; 145 p.; FHL #1035911, item 5
Corbin, Kenneth Emanuel, The James Corbin and Ale Hatfield Lineage, A History and Genealogy of the Descendants of James Corbin (1793-1875) and Ale Hatfield (1778-1841); Private printing, Whitewater, MO, 1977
Cowart, Joe A., Jr. Hatfield Genealogy ; 1974; 5 p.; FHL 0962775, item 5
Craig, Judith Radke (1942-) The Cosby/Batch Family History ; 1985; 20 p.; FHL 1443523, item 3
Donaldson, Alexander (1808-); A History of the Donaldson Family and Its Connections ; 1878 orig. (1955 reprint); 123 p.; FHL 0897338, item 2
Donaldson, Warren A. (1893-); A History of the Donaldson Family and Its Connections ; 1972; 353 p.; FHL 0897338, item 2
Donnelly, Shirley, Rev., Post Herald; Sep. 1957
Edmondson, Eleanor Rogers; Descendants of Doswell Rogers: A Bicentenial Tribute ; 213 p.; index; ca 1976 FHL fiche 6075644 (3 fiche)
Ely, The Big Sandy; 1887
Faris, David, Descendants of Edward Howell; © 1985
Farrand, Faye Lavinia Toemjes (1925-); My Kentucky Ancestors: Including Families of Hatfield, Brown, Hogland, Hubbs, Cornnell, Brooks, Bolin, Bennet, Williams ; ca 1991; 4 p.; FHL book 929.273 H284f (or t)
Fowler, Christina Cecilia; The History of the Fowlers ; ca 1950; 938 p. FHL book 929.273 F829F
The Gifford Informer ; Vol 1-10 (beg Feb 1966) FHL fiche 6047687 (16 fiche)
Glass: Family Genealogy, 1733-1977 ; 112 p.; FHL 1024036, item 3
Gossett, William Thomas (1936-); The Gossett Family: from 1818 to 1988 ; 1978; 112 p.; FHL book 929.273 A1, no. 5447
The Handybook for Genealogists, US of America, 8th Edition; Everton Publishers, Inc.
Hargrett, Felix (1902-); The Slappeys of SC and GA: A Sketch: With a Glance at The Allied Family Hatfield ; ca 1974; 43 p.
Hartsfields of America ; 1972; 242 p.; FHL book 9292.273 H257
Hatfield, Abraham, The Descendants of Mathias Hatfield; 1954
Hatfield, Abraham, The Hatfields of Westchester; © 1935
Hatfield, G. Elliot, The Hatfields; Stanville, KY, Big Sandy Valley Historical Society, #74-76310 or Salem, WV, Don Mills, 1988, #88-56891
Hatfield, L. D., The True Story of the Hatfield & McCoy Feud, The Nations most noted Feudal Story -- A Souvenir of West Virginia; Charleston, WV, Jarnett Printing Company, 1934/1944
History of the Kip Family in America; © 1928
Hole, John P., Trans-Allegheney Pioneers
Johnson, David E., History of Middle New River Settlements; 1905
Johnson, Patricia Given, James Patton and the Appalachian Colonists
Jones, Virgil Carrington, The Hatfields and The McCoys; Chapel Hill, The Univ. of NC Press / R Bemis Publishing, Ltd. / Mockingbird Books, Inc, Post Office Box 71088, Marietta, Georgia, 30007. fourth printing, December 1992, © 1948.
Musick, Grover C., Genealogy of the Musick Family; 1971
Nelson, S.B., Biographical Dictionary and Historical Reference Book of Fayette Co. Pennsylvania
Odel, Ruth Winters, The Hatfield Research and Story -- prepared for Wilma Jean Johnson Odel; edited, typed and xeroxed by Cathy Odel McGrath, (Cabell Co.Pub. Lib. HRL, Class 929.2 o, Accession Cap. 844), Dec 1977
Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio; War of the Rebellion; vol 3.
W. H. Perrin, H. Battle, and G. C. Kniffin, Kentucky, A History of the State ; Seventh Edition published by F. A. Battey and Company, Louisville, KY., Chicago, IL. 1887, p.813 under Biographical Sketches.
Raglands, History of Logan County; 1896
Sellards, Harry Leon, Jr., Hatfield Family History; © 1995, #95-067720
Sellards, Harry Leon, Jr., Hatfield and Phillips Families of Eastern Kentucky and Southwestern West Virginia; © 1993, #92-74026
Summers, Lewis P., Annals of Southwestern West Virginia
Steele, Paul Curry, Anse on Island Creek and Other Poems; Charleston, Mountain State Press, © 1981, #81-82813
Thwaites, Ruben G., Documentary History of the Dunmores'wad; 1774
Van Liew, Willard Randolph, Van Liew Geneology and Historical Record; © 1956
Virginia Magazine of History; vols. 2 & 3
Waller, Altina L., Feud, Hatfield, McCoys and Social Change in Appalachia, 1860-1900; The University of North Carolina Press, © 1988
Weaver, Oliver Cornelius, (1914-0000); The Hartsfield Story With a Few Notes on Allied Hatfield Families ; FHL 929.273 H257w (not on m/f, 43 (24) leaves [?], ill., map)
The Williamson Daily News; Williamson W.V., Sept. 12, 1989.
Wilson, History of Smyth County Virginia
Worrell, Anne, Over the Mountain Men
Most of these are from the periodical index "PERSI." Also, many of them are historical society newsletters. This is another good reason to contact and perhaps join the historical societies in your areas of interest.
Alabama Historical Quarterly ;
Allen County Lines ;
American Monthly Magazine ;
Appalachian Families ;
Benton County Pioneer ;
Bits and Pieces ;
Boone Genealogical Quarterly ;
Buried Treasures ;
Carroll County Genealogical Quarterly ;
Catawba-Wateree Messenger ;
Coffey County Footprints ;
Connecticut Nutmegger ;
Cornerstone Clues ;
Douglas County Pioneer ;
East Kentuckian ;
Families of Wyoming County West Virginia ;
Fayette Families ;
Four Flags Tracer ;
Fulton County Historical Society Quarterly ;
Georgia Pioneers ;
Grundy Gleanings ;
Heritage of Mingo ;
Historic Kern ;
Historical Magazine ;
Historical Wyoming ;
Illinois Historical Journal ;
Journal of San Diego History ;
Kansas City Genealogist ;
Kenton County Historical Society Bulletin ;
Kentucky Explorer ;
Kyowva Genealogical Society Newsletter ;
Leaves of Lineage ;
Life Magazine ;
Logan County Genealogical Society Ancestree ;
Logan County Genealogical Society News ;
Looking Glass ;
Loyalist Gazette ;
Marshall County Roots and Branches ;
Mason Memories ;
Miami Meanderings ;
Michiana Searcher ;
New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings ;
New York Genealogical and Biographical Record ;
Ohio Records and Pioneer Families ;
Our Heritage ;
Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography ;
Perry County Genealogical Society Newsletter ;
Pioneer Heritance ;
Record, The ;
Register of the Kentucky Historical Society ;
S & D Reflector ;
Sandy Valley Heritage ;
Searcher (The) ;
Silent Footsteps ;
South Bend Area Genealogical Society Quarterly ;
Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly ;
Southern Roots & Shoots ;
Tennessee Ancestors ;
Tree Shaker ;
Tuscarawas Pioneer Footprints ;
Vandalia Journal ;
Versailles Area Genealogical & Historical Society Newsletter ;
West Virginia History ;
Yell County Historical and Genealogical Association Bulletin ;
- Bill Tufts' e-mail, Gloucester, Ontario
- National Archives and Records Administration
- The Civil War home page
- Library of Congress
- Bureau of Land Management - Eastern States Home - [online federal land patents]
- U.S. Census Bureau Home Page
- Harriette Jensen's USGenweb Sumner Co., KS home page
- Ryan Hardesty's Facebook Group on Blackberry Creek (Ransom), Kentucky History - [with hundreds of members and images]
- Michigan County Histories and Atlases - [The Michigan County Histories and Atlases Digitization Project is comprised of 428 digitized titles (many composed of multiple volumes) published before 1923.]
- Ohio Historical Society
- Cleveland Public Library
- United States Resources: Ohio
- USGenweb Logan Co., OK home page
- A chronology of Virginia county formation
Remote Links (not part of this site):
-Local Links (part of this site):
- Elaine Powell's Hetitage Lady page
- Michael K. Smith's page
- Mike Curtis' page
- Gerald Lively's web site - including a proposed connection from Jeremiah and Elizabeth Alley Hatfield to Charles Harvey Hatfield.
- Robert Slavey's Hatfield Site - [includes directions on how to subscribe to the Hatfield mailing list.]
- The Hatfield Family Genealogy Forum by GenForum and Family Tree Maker Online
- Send a query to the Hatfield Roots mail list. - [To subscribe to the mail list, send an e-mail message addressed to HATFIELD-L-request_at_rootsweb.com with the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) in the BODY of the message (not the SUBJECT). Make sure there are no other words or a signature in the message. If you have problems subscribing, please e-mail Robert Slavey .]
- ROOTSWEB facilities specifically related to the Hatfields
- HATFIELD's buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, New Jersey as of June 1999 - I have put this here temporarily until I can get it a better location and into the index. Thanks and 'hats off' to Robin for this info.
- Norma Lugar's page [A story of the events of the feud. Two items of relevance to this story: 1) Norma Lugar says that it was Johnse McCoy who was pardoned from prison. This should be Johnse Hatfield. There was no Johnse McCoy that I am aware of. 2) The Reverend Shirley Donnelly said that it was the prison warden who's life Johnse saved while in prison, whereas Norma Lugar says that it was the Lt. Governor. I do not know which is correct. - gh_at_]
Local Links (part of this site)
- Lyrics to "The Love of Rosanna McCoy" - This is an anonymous ballad that I found in the 1960's concerning the romance between Rosanna McCoy and Johnse Hatfield.
Local Links (part of this site)
IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON ATTENDING THE NEXT REUNION PLEASE REMEMBER:
I am frequently haunted by the closing lines from the "Anse on Island Creek" poem by Paul Curry Steele where he talks about the Hatfield cemetery by saying:
"...Vandals or souvenir hunters have hacked a chunk From the statue's backside, have unscrewed and stolen The draped classical urns that formerly topped The pillarlike twin monuments of Troy and Elias, The sons killed in a gunfight at Boomer in 1911. Once in a great while the statue is sandblasted To remove dark stains brought about by weather And secretions from the indigenous trees around. A State historical marker by the highway below Prompts tourists to climb the steep, rock road Up to the cemetery. They photograph Anse's monument And leave behind on the path in front of the graves Paper and plastic waste from their camera film. Dog mess quickly decays and disappears, But their plastic droppings remain indefinitely. It is probably better to rest in unvisited tombs. "
Even though the feud is of historical significance, it is only a ripple in the bigger picture of the lives of the local Hatfield and McCoy families.
By all means, enjoy the flavor and beauty of the country but please be very respectful of these people, their privacy, and their property. - Jerry Hatfield
- "Grandpa" Jim McCoy Obituaries - Jim McCoy was the man who shook hands with "Devil Anse's" son, Willis Hatfield, in May 1976 to officially end the feud.
- Family Tree Maker Online - [A bunch of services besides the to-be-expected promotion of their software. - gh_at_]
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - [You know, the other name for the Mormon church. The LDS church has been responsible for collecting records and maintaining what is probably the world's largest repository for offline genealogy records. These records are gradually being brought online. There is also information at this link on the Family History Centers located throughout the U.S. where indexes may be viewed and records may be requested for temporary transfer from the LDS repository in Salt Lake City UT. - gh_at_]
- The I Found It! Surname search engine - [A search engine specifically for surnames - gh_at_]
- Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - [Another very comprehensive genealogy "link to links" site - gh_at_]
- Making of America - [Actual online images of books and journals of American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. I have not had a lot of time to research this site, but it looks very promising. Using the supplied search engine I was able to view the actual information from over 90 sources containing the word Hatfield in the text - gh_at_.]
- Online Index to Archives - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)
- The Virtual Cemetery - The Virtual Cemetery is an electronic memorial to our ancestors and an invaluable source of genealogical information.
- ROOTSWEB GENEALOGICAL DATA COOPERATIVE - P.O. Box 6798, Frazier Park, CA 93222-6798 - [Anyone who has done research on the Internet has probably run across these folks. They supply a large number of services on-line to genealogists - mostly through donations and volunteerism. Too many to mention here. Go check them out.]
Heredity: A Genealogy Poem by Grandpa TuckerThanks to Carma M. Brown
I saw a duck the other day.
It had the feet of my Aunt Faye.
Then it walked, was heading South.
It waddled like my Uncle Ralph.
And when it turned, I must propose,
Its bill was formed like Aunt Jane's nose.
I thought, "Oh, no! It's just my luck,
Someday I'll look just like a duck!"
I sobbed to Mom about my fears,
And she said, "Honey, dry your tears.
You look like me, so walk with pride.
Those folks are all from Daddy's side."
Except as noted, images and backgrounds are original photos from Minnesota by the webmaster.