My daughter Sarah has Hatfield lineage. I find nowadays I have to explain who the Hatfields and the McCoys were when I teach, say, Romeo and Juliet or Huck Finn, and happen to mention them as being similar to the Montagues and Capulets or Grangerfords and Shepherdsons.
Actually, the truth is that I find the whole saga fascinating. If you want to learn more, try these sources:
- Hatfield-McCoy Feud; Roseanna: Juliet of the Mountains
- Life Magazine Visits the Hatfields and McCoys
- The Hatfields and McCoys
- Hatfields and McCoys (Genealogy)
And most of all, read the young adult novel The Coffin Quilt, by Ann Rinaldi. It’s a wonderful book.