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Descendants of Ephraim "Eft Of All" Hatfield

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390. Arson Hatfield

Notes for Arson Hatfield:
His tombstone spells his first name as Arson. There are some sources that list it as Arison.


125. John Wallace Hatfield

John Wallace Hatfield hauled the bodies of the three dead McCoy boys with
his ox cart after they had been shot as punishment for stabbing and
shooting Elison Hatfield (Election Day 1882)


George Washington Hatfield

Sources:
Title: Hatfield and Phillips Families of Eastern Kentucky and Southwestern West Virginia
Author: Harry Leon Sellards, Jr.
Publication: 1993
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Media: Book
Page: page 23
Title: Runyon Genealogy
Author: Robert and Amos Runyon
Publication: Privately printed 1955
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Media: Book
Page: page 59
George and 2nd wife Missouri are buried in Geo W. Hatfield Cem.


422. William Jefferson "Jeffy" Hatfield

Sources:
Title: Hatfield and Phillips Families of Eastern Kentucky and Southwestern West Virginia
Author: Harry Leon Sellards, Jr.
Publication: 1993
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Media: Book
Page: page 44


Columbia Runyon

Sources:
Title: Runyon.FTW
Note: Ira Runyan kindly provided a copy of his file to the compiler in early Spring of 1999. The compiler then merged this file into her own database. Questions concerning an item with this source should be directed to Ira. He has the most up-to-date database and the most complete Runyon/Runyan database I know.
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Media: Other
Text: Date of Import: 20 Feb 1999


James Paris Allison Ellison

Note:
Nickname: Allison
Note: Ellison family chnanged name to Allison.


443. William Reves Allison

Per my grandmother, her brother went by Reves Allison. In 1910 census,
Reves Allison is shown in South Bend, Washington with wife Mandy, and three children. Unable to find him in 1920 or 1930 census. Other trees say he died in Olympia in 1970.
Source:
Mari Bill marimabill@msn.com


449. Levi Ancel Collins

Levi was never married.


134. Aly Hatfield

Notes for ALE HATFIELD:
Peter and Eda Trent Cline according to the 1880 Census lived with their daughter Eda Cline Hatfield the are shown as living here. House Number M-22 page 80.


William Chapman Browning

Notes for WILLIAM CHAPMAN BROWNING:
William Chapman Browning was a very wealthy man. He owed a huge track of
land at Verner. He had mineral rights also. He was noted in James P Raglans book as one of the most prominent people in West Virginia.

He was married twice. The first marriage was to Jane Hatfield having nine children by this marriage. She died and he remarried Almedia Hatfield. The two ladies were second cousins. Jane was the daughter of Joseph Hatfield and Almedia was the daughter of James P Hatfield. The two men were cousins. James P. was the son of Aly, who was the brother of Joseph. Aly and Joseph were the sons of Valentine Hatfield and Martha Weddington.

After the marriage to Almedia, William Chapman owned a sawmill and lost his life to a logging accident. By this marriage he left four children. Media as we knew her, worried because she had no income due to the fact that William Chapman first family came in and took their part. Almedia was afraid she could not feed her children. She sold the property at Verner to Elk Creek Coal Co for a load of coal. In years to come, Kennie received several notices to appear in the Williamson Court regarding the deal with the coal company. There was some question as to whether the agreement--signed by the children who were not old enough to know what the were signing--was legal. But Elk Creek Coal Company never showed up at the hearings, and that was their way of making their claim stick: dodging the court. It was not uncommon for big companies to take advantage of widows.

Media took her four children to Williamson, where she supported them by working in a hotel. Devil Anse Hatfield, her cousin, while wearing his famous long black coat, would ride into Williamson by night. Meda put him up in the family's room, fed him, and hid him from the law and any McCoy's who were interested in his whereabouts. When evening fell and he felt safe to travel, Anse would be on his way.

Later Meda, married Edward Browning and they had one child, Dewey. She actually married Edward Browning twice. She was a very sweet and kind person as I can Remember my mother and her sisters talk of her. She would always take up for the children and cooked on a coal stove late at night if someone was hungry. When she came to visit my grandparents and their family, she always wore the clothes on her that she would need while visiting. She would take layer after layer off when she got to Earling. There was no need of a suitcase for her.

More About JANE "JENNY" HATFIELD:
Burial: Browning & Frye Cemetery, Verner, West Virginia

Notes for WILLIAM CHAPMAN BROWNING:
William was 2nd LT, Co. "B", 4th VA Inf. and Co., "D", 45th BAT. VA Inf., during Civil War.

William Chapman Browning was a very wealthy man. He owned a huge track of land at Verner, West Virginia. He had mineral rights also. He was noted in James P. Raglans book as one of the most prominent people in West Virginia.

This is a quote out of Virginia and Virginians:

"William Chapman Browning is one of the most prominent citizens of Logan County. With his large and interesting family he resides at his pleasant home, situated on the Guyandotte River; besides a valuable sawmill and store, he owns extensive timber lands overlying valuable mineral deposits. Mr. Browning is a native of Logan County, and was born September 17, 1833. He enlisted in Company B, 45th Virginia Inf CSA in 1863; was commissioned second lieutenant and served in the Confederate army during the Civil War. After having taken part in many desperate battles was honorably discharged from duty in Tazwell Co., Virginia, on account of sickness, and the war closed while he was at home."

William Chapman Browning was married twice. The first marriage was to Jane "Jenny" Hatfield, a first cousin to "Devil Anse" Hatfield of Hatfield and McCoy feud fame. William and Jane had nine children by this marriage. Jane died on July 23, 1890, and William then married Almeda Hatfield, the daughter of Jane's cousin, James P. Hatfield. William then had four more children by this second marriage.

In 1896, William Chapman Browning lost his life in a logging accident.

Following his death, all of the vast property that William owned was lost by his heirs. One way or another, the coal companies either bought or stole the property


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