Ephraim Hatfield

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About Ephraim Hatfield

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Ephraim Hatfield was born in 1765 in Russell County, Virginia and died October 13, 1847 at Blackberry Creek, Pike County, Kentucky. From him, all Hatfields in the Tug River Valley descend.

Ephraim married (1) Mary Smith (1754-1800). Joseph and Valentine. He married (2) the widow Annie McKinney Music (1764-1859). He had children with both wives.

The Hatfield-McCoy feud (1878 – 1891) is an account of American lore. It involved two warring families, the Hatfields and McCoys, of the West Virginia-Kentucky back-country along the Tug Fork River, off the Big Sandy River. The Hatfields involved in the feud descended from Ephraim.

Children of Ephraim Hatfield and first wife Mary Smith:

  • Joseph Hatfield
  • Valentine Hatfield
  • Lydia Hatfield

Children of Ephraim Hatfield and second wife Annie McKinney Music:

  • Mary Hatfield Emzey
  • George Hatfield
  • Jeremiah Hatfield
  • Ake Hatfield
  • Margaret Hatfield

Possible other Children (needs further research):

  • Elizabeth Hatfield Record (1835 - 1917)
  • Jacob Hatfield (1845 - 1923)
  • Bridget "Biddie" Hatfield Mitchell (m. Henry Mitchell)

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-------------------- Ephraim Hatfield was listed himself in Russell County, VA, in 1788.Since it was the law of the land that any male 21 or over must listhimself, his slaves, horses, cattle and property for militarypurposes, it means that Ephraim was 21 years old that year. However,he did not yet own any property. Ephraim seemingly never owned landin Russell County, and yet appears to be the son of Joseph Hatfield.He married Mary Smith Goff and they had three children, Valentine,Joseph, and Biddy. Bidy was a nickname for Brigeta which was the nameof Mary's mother. Her father was Ericus Smith who was in Fincastleand Russell Counties. Also, Ericus and Mary Smith were the parents ofRachael Smith who married Joseph Hatfield after his first wife,Elizabeth Vance, died. Ephraim Hatfield was probably named for theElizabeth Vance's brother, Ephraim Vance. Mary died and Ephraim married Annie McKinney Musick, widow of DavidMusick who was killed by Indians and Annie and the children carriedoff by them. Ephraim was among those who rescued them. Later theywere married and had five children of their own. Ephraim moved toLogan County, W. VA and some of the decendants of his son, Valentine,aided by other relatives and inlaws, fueded with the McCoys in PikeCounty, KY, just across the creek.

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Ephraim Hatfield's Timeline

Russell, Virginia
Age 17
Pike County, Kentucky
Age 18
Age 22
Russell, Virginia
Age 23
Age 24
Russell, VA
Age 26
July 1800
Age 35
Thompson Branch, Honaker, Russell County, Virginia
Age 37
January 6, 1804
Age 39
Honaker, Russell County, Virginia, United States