Hatfields and McCoys


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.


2 thoughts on “Hatfields and McCoys

  1. I agree…The Coffin Quilt was an awesome book. I'm not much of a historical reader but this novel was something else! It kept me hooked throughtout the entire reading. I highly recommend it!

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