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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Birth: 1864 Mingo County West Virginia, USA Death: Aug. 22, 1930 Baltimore Baltimore City Maryland, USA

William Anderson Hatfield II (1864-1930) aka Cap Hatfield, was the last of the Hatfields to die who was involved in the Hatfield-McCoy feud. (b. February 06, 1864, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA - d. August 21, 1930, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Parents: He was the son of William Anderson Hatfield I (1839-1921) aka Anderson Hatfield, aka "Devil Anse" Hatfield; and Levicy Chafin.

Siblings: His siblings include: Johnson Hatfield (1862-?); Robert E. Lee Hatfield (1867-?) aka Robert Edward Lee Hatfield; Nancy Bell Hatfield (1869-?) aka Nanny Hatfiled; Elliott Rutherford Hatfield (1872-?) aka Doc Hatfield; Mary Hatfield (1873-?); Elizabeth Hatfield (1875-?) aka Betty Hatfield; Elias Hatfield (1878-?); Detroit Hatfield (1881-?); Joseph Hatfield (1883-?); Rosada Hatfield (1885-?); Emanuel Willis Wilson Hatfield (1888-?); and Tennyson Hatfield (1890-?). 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 Kentucky.

Marriage: 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 (c1899-?); Lionel Weaver "Elbert" Hatfield (1900-?); Georgia "Flossy" Hatfield (c1904-?); and Muriel M. Hatfield (c1907-?).

Burial: 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."

Biography: 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.


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Parents:
 William Anderson Hatfield (1839 - 1921)
 Levisa Chafin Hatfield (1842 - 1929)

Spouse:
 Nancy Elizabeth Smith Hatfield (1866 - 1942)*

Children:
 Coleman Anderson Hatfield (1889 - 1970)*
 S. Hatfield (1891 - 1898)*
 Robert Emmett Hatfield (1897 - 1975)*

Siblings:
 Johnson Hatfield (1862 - 1922)*
 William Anderson Hatfield (1864 - 1930)
 Robert E. Lee Hatfield (1866 - 1931)*
 Nancy Arvella Hatfield Vance Mullins (1869 - 1939)*
 Elliott Rutherford Hatfield (1872 - 1932)*
 Mary Hatfield Howes (1873 - ____)*
 Elizabeth Hatfield Caldwell (1876 - 1962)*
 Elias M. Hatfield (1878 - 1911)*
 Detroit Hatfield (1881 - 1911)*
 Joseph Davis Hatfield (1883 - 1963)*
 Rose Lee Hatfield Browning (1885 - 1965)*
 Emmanuel Wilson Hatfield (1888 - 1978)*
 Tennyson Samuel Hatfield (1891 - 1953)*
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Burial: Cap Hatfield Cemetery Stirrat Logan County West Virginia, USA

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Capt. William Anderson "Cap" Hatfield's Timeline

1864
February 6, 1864
Logan, West Virginia, United States
1881
November 20, 1881
Age 17
logan co,w.v.
1889
February 25, 1889
Age 25
Logan Co, West Virginia, United States
1891
April 2, 1891
Age 27
Logan Co, West Virginia, United States
1893
May 7, 1893
Age 29
Logan Co, West Virginia, United States
1896
April 1896
Age 32
1896
Age 31
1898
April 1898
Age 34
logan co.
1930
August 22, 1930
Age 66
John Hopkins Hospital Baltimor, Maryland, United States