Capt. William Anderson "Cap" Hatfield

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About Capt. William Anderson "Cap" Hatfield

William Anderson Hatfield II (1864-1930) aka "Cap" Hatfield, last of the Hatfields to die who was involved in the Hatfield-McCoy Feud.

B. 2/6/1864 Mingo Co., WV - d. 8/21/1930, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.

The family appears in the 1880 US Census living in Magnolia, Logan County, West Virginia. William appears under the name "Anderson Hatfield" as does his father. They have a housekeeper named Matilda Roberts (1859 - ?) who was born in KY.

Cap married Nancy Elizabeth Smith (1866 - 1942) on October 11, 1883 and had the following children: Coleman Anderson Hatfield (1889 - 1970) who was blind and married Bertha Marie Caldwell (1883 - 1963) aka Mossie Caldwell; Sheppard "Captain S" Hatfield (1891 - ?); Levicy Hatfield (1893 - ?); Pinkie Hatfield (1894 - ?); Louise "Lou" Hatfield (1896 - ?); Robert Emmett Hatfield (1897 - ?); Preston Hatfield (c. 1899 -?); Lionel Weaver "Elbert" Hatfield (1900 - ?); Georgia "Flossy" Hatfield (c. 1904 - ?); and Muriel M. Hatfield (c. 1907 - ?).

J.D. Charles writes: "Cap Hatfield, looms large over the entire [Hatfield-McCoy feud]. [He] was often portrayed as a lawless murderer; but the authors [of the book 'The Tale of the Devil'] show him to have been a man who seemed to resent being used as a Lieutenant by his father, and a man who sought peace later in life - first by farming, then by studying to be an attorney, and finally becoming a security guard. One of Cap's last scrapes was a shooting incident on an Election Day that was clearly self defense."

Cap is buried in the Cap Hatfield Cemetery in Stirrat, Logan County, West Virginia. According to Sam Rogers of the Logan County Historical Society: "The Cap Hatfield Cemetery is contained within the Stuart Glenn property. This six and one-half acres was the home of Joe Glenn, long time local attorney, stepson of Cap Hatfield, and participant in the gunfight at Matewan, West Virginia in 1896."

Find A Grave Memorial # 9401298.

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Capt. William Anderson "Cap" Hatfield's Timeline

February 6, 1864
Logan, West Virginia, United States
October 11, 1883
Age 19
February 25, 1889
Age 25
Logan Co, West Virginia, United States
April 2, 1891
Age 27
Logan Co, West Virginia, United States
May 7, 1893
Age 29
Logan Co, West Virginia, United States
April 1896
Age 32
Age 31
April 1898
Age 34
August 22, 1930
Age 66
John Hopkins Hospital Baltimor, Maryland, United States