Johnson "Johnse" Hatfield

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About Johnson "Johnse" Hatfield

Roseanna McCoy's old lover Johnse Hatfield was convicted and sentenced to prison. In a twist of fate, Johnse's wife, Nancy McCoy, divorced him and married Frank Phillips, the special officer appointed by the Governor of Kentucky to arrest the Hatfields for the killing of the three McCoys who had killed Ellison Hatfield five years before. Johnse would later be pardoned after he saved the life of the Lt. Governor, William Pryor Thorne. Thorne was at the prison for an inspection and was attacked by an inmate. Johnse slit the throat of the inmate, thereby saving the Lt. Governor

Birth: Jan. 6, 1862 Death: Apr. 19, 1922

American Folk Figure. He was the son of Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield, the patriarch of the famous Hatfield family that was involved in the famous 'Hatfield and McCoy' family feud that lasted for over for over 50 years. The feud began in the 1860s when Johnson began seeing Roseanna McCoy, the daughter of Randolph 'Randall' McCoy. The anger escalated more when Ellison Hatfield, the brother of Anderson was murdered in 1882 by three of McCoy's sons. The feud usually involved guns and by other means. The family members met on June 13, 2003, and signed a peace agreement although the feud had ended a 100 years earlier.

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Johnson "Johnse" Hatfield's Timeline

January 6, 1862
Logan Co, WV
Age 18
Pike, Kentucky, United States
August 1884
Age 22
January 1886
Age 23
June 27, 1892
Age 30
logan co,w.v.
November 11, 1905
Age 43
mingo co,w.v.
April 19, 1922
Age 60
Logan Co, WV