February 25, 2013 7:52 PM
Everyone has heard about the feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys. The feud started when a group of ex-Confederate soldiers murdered a McCoy, who was a returning Union soldier. It was widely believed that a Hatfield was part of the group that killed the McCoy.
A few years later the dispute escalated when a Hadfield had a hog but a McCoy claimed it was his. The judge ruled in favor of the Hatafields based on Bill Staton’s testimony. Bill Staton was a relative of both families. Soon after the ruling, two McCoy brothers killed Staton. [More]