The largest privately owned collection of Hatfield and McCoy artifacts, collectables and memorbilia in the world, owned by original Hatfield and McCoy descendants.
Hatfield and McCoy Museum
Owned and Operated by original Hatfield and McCoy descendants
For the person who has everything, you can now own the World's largest collection of Hatfield and McCoy memorabilia!
I have been collecting Hatfield and McCoy memorabilia/artifacts since I was a child. Over the years as older family members have gone on and have left various items to me. My wife and I have been married over 35 years, like me Shelia is also a collector of history and together we own the Worlds’ Largest Collection of Hatfield and McCoy artifacts and memorabilia.
I was medically retired in 2020 after serving over 40 years as a Police Officer/Chief from an injury while making an arrest in 2018. Shelia will be retiring soon, our goal has always been to open a Hatfield and McCoy Museum in Gatlinburg, Tn. We operated a Museum in Renfro Valley, Kentucky for awhile prior to Covid 19 but now due to my injury/disability and with the Covid 19 pandemic we just don’t see us being able to reach our goal on our own. So, If you would like owning a one of a kind collection from descendants of the Hatfield and McCoy families, we have it! We would also be interested in going in partners with the Hatfield and McCoy Museum in Gatlinburg, Tn. with the right person/people.
We won’t go over every item, but as a teaser included in our collection is the Devil Anse Hatfield bed that was featured on the History Channel’s “American Pickers” and the gun that was owned by Asa Harmon McCoy’s son Jacob, one of the guns that killed Crazy Jim Vance, with sworn written documentation to confirm.
The entire collection of Hatfield and McCoy artifacts and memorabilia is For Sale to the right person/entity.
Contact Cell 606-669-0364
Devil Anse Hatfield
Fred is the son of Bobby and Cora McCoy
the Grandson of Phillip and Ella Jane McCoy
the Great Grandson of Nancy (Hatfield) McCoy & Asa McCoy
the GG Grandson of the famous “Preacher” Anse Hatfield
the GG Grandson of Uriah and “Aunt” Betty McCoy
the GG Nephew of Randall and Sarah McCoy,
the GG Nephew of Sheriff Basil Hatfield, “Bad” Elias Hatfield & Constable Floyd Hatfield.
and the 4th cousin to the murdering but Famous “Devil” Anse Hatfield.
To give a little history:
Nancy Hatfield was the daughter of “Preacher” Anse and Polly Hatfield who lived in the cabin at the foot of Blackberry mountain. Fred’s grandfather Phillip was born in the cabin where the replica stands today. “Preacher” Anse Hatfield presided over the famous Pig Trial of 1878, he was also the first cousin to “Devil” Anse Hatfield. Asa McCoy and Nancy Hatfield my G Grandparents were married in 1875 just three years prior to the Pig Trial.
Asa McCoy was the son of Uriah and “Aunt” Betty McCoy, Uriah was the first cousin to Randall McCoy and the brother to Randall’s wife Sarah or (Sally) McCoy. So not only were Randall and Uriah first cousins they were also brother n laws. Randall and Uriah both served in the Confederate Army the VSL and the 45th, both served with “Devil” Anse Hatfield before he deserted and they were taken POW’s.
“Aunt” Betty (Rutherford) Uriah’s wife, was my GG Grandmother on the McCoy side, she is famous for being the one who took Roseanna McCoy in after she became pregnant. In fact, Roseanna named her baby after her mother Sarah and my gg Grandmother Elizabeth, (Sarah Elizabeth)
As for my gg Uncles, Sheriff Basil Hatfield, “Bad” Elias Hatfield & Constable Floyd Hatfield they were all very much involved with the Famous Feud. Probably best known would be “Bad” Elias Hatfield as he was the one involved in the first fight at the Blackberry election ground. He’s the one who owed money to Tolbert McCoy for a fiddle.
My Pedigree/DNA just goes and goes but this is the just of it. Since I was a child I have always been fascinated by the feud and those involved in it. Over the last one-half Century, I have collected anything I could for my collection. After marring Shelia over 33 years ago researching the Hatfield and McCoy Feud and collecting artifacts also became her hobby. Over the last few years’ people have encouraged us to share our collection, we hope you enjoy viewing it as much as we have collecting it.
Below are some of the Hatfield & McCoy artifacts we have acquired over the last half century. Some items we bought, some are onloan to the Museum and many have been passed down from generation to generation, with my mother Cora McCoy, being our biggest supporter and contributor of Hatfield and McCoy artifacts and memorabilia to the Museum.
Fred, Cora and Shelia McCoy
Interesting story about these two Russel May paintings. Both the Hatfield and McCoy cabin's belonged to my (Fred McCoy) GG Grandparents. The McCoy cabin belonged to Uriah and Elizabeth "Aunt Betty" McCoy, the parents of my g grandfather Asa McCoy.
It was and still is located in Stringtown, Kentucky. However, it looks nothing like it did in this painting. I will post more recent pictures below. The cabin was actually remolded and built onto and is now inside of or part of the huge white house, you see in the pictures below. The McCoy cabin you see in the Russell May painting, marked McCoy Cabin is now inside the white two story house.
Since the painting of the McCoy cabin it has also been moved across the road to where it now sits, as it was originally built in an area that was frequently flooded by the Tug River. This is the river that separates the two states of Kentucky and West Virginia.
As is stated on the back of the McCoy Painting, this was in fact the cabin that Randall McCoy's daughter Roesanna went to stay when she became pregnant by Johnse Hatfield. She stayed with my gg grandparents Uriah and "Aunt Betty" McCoy.
The Russell May Painting of Preacher Anse Hatfield's Cabin is located at the foot of Blackberry Mountain, AKA (Hatfield & McCoy Mountain. It's at the intersection of SH 319 and Ky Hwy 1056. This was the cabin where the famous Pig Trial was held. Preacher Anse was the Justice of the Peace who presided over the Pig Trial, he was a first cousin to Devil Anse Hatfield. Preacher Anse and Polly Hatfield were also my (Fred McCoy) gg grandparents, they were the parents to my g grandmother Nancy Hatfield, who married Asa McCoy in Sept. 1875 this is how I'm related to both famous feuding families as AsaMcCoy and Nancy Hatfield had a son named Phillip who was my grandpa.
Directly across the road from my gg grandparents cabin is where the Election Day fight broke out between the Hatfields and McCoys in 1882 when Ellison Hatfield was stabbed.
The Hatfield Cabin in Russell May's painting no longer exits as it collapsed in the late 70's. However, there now stands a replica cabin in the exact place as the original cabin. My g grandmother Nancy Hatfield and my grandpa Phillip McCoy were both born in the cabin which was painted by Russell May.
We will also post more up to date pictures of the replica cabin as it looks today.
Click on Fred McCoy above to see selection of Hatfield and McCoy books
Shelia's Hatfield and McCoy Candles
Want to say thank you to all those who have made suggestions to Shelia and I on our newest adventure of the Hatfield and McCoy Museum and Gift Shop. A special thanks to those who have either donated or loaned us items to show. Hope to see many Hatfield and McCoy fans at the Museum.
If you have Hatfield and McCoy memorabilia that can be authenticated and you would rather sell as donate or loan we have CASH! Must be able to authenticate, civil war, Hatfield and/or McCoy related. $$$$$$ sell your item and see it on display anytime you want too.
Hatfield & McCoy Museum Disclaimer:
We want to say thank you to all those who have made suggestions to Shelia and I on our newest adventure to display our collection of Hatfield and McCoy artifacts. A special thanks to all those who have either donated or loaned us items to show/display over the years. We hope to see many Hatfield and McCoy fans at the Museum to visit.
If you have Hatfield and McCoy memorabilia that can be authenticated, and you would rather sell as donate or loan, we would be interested in talking to you. However, you must be able to authenticate, Civil War, Hatfield and/or McCoy related. Sell us your item and see it on display anytime you want to.
Museum-, a building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored and exhibited. We don’t want to express or imply that all the items in our collection of Hatfield /McCoy memorabilia are authentic Hatfield and McCoy Feud artifacts. We do want to express that the items serve as a testament as to the way in which the items of that time were represented and are a part of our collection simply to serve as a cultural example of that time.
Many of these items and their authenticity has been analyzed and documented by direct Hatfield and McCoy Feud Descendants, Authors/Historians. With the possibility that some of these items were or could have been used or available during the time frame of the Hatfield and McCoy Feud and/or the Civil War. Based on our findings, we are verifying that the items collected, purchased or barrowed and posed for viewing was done so in the condition they are now in, some items we did clean the dirt, rust and/or other debris from to give the item a more desirable as well as presentable look.
These Items may have been gifts, found, collected or even purchased during the time frame that we have been researching the feud over the last one-half century. The item may or may not have been found in Feud Country, (AKA) Pike County, Kentucky, Mingo/Logan County, West Virginia, or on Blackberry Creek, Kentucky or Matewan, West Virginia. All items have been documented and recorded in the registry book of Hatfield and McCoy memorabilia, and therefore authenticated as to be what they are listed as and in fact owned by a Hatfield and McCoy descendant. However, some items are so old we had to rely on other means of research to correctly identify said items, in doing so it may not have been limited to Hatfield and McCoy Authors/Historians but also Civil War Era Historians and/or history buffs used to identify the item. Even with all these precautions having been taken we can only rely on their judgment and expertise as to what the item is or to the item's authenticity.
This notice is to serve/provide the viewer that some items may or may not have been used in or directly representative to a person, place or thing in the feud of either family and was simply placed into our collection as a prop. The item does, however assist in making representation as to the same item that may have been around during that time. We feel that a picture or tangible replica is a valued source when making a representation to a time or person. However, a picture cannot compete with an actual item real or replica of that time in history.
We certify that we, Fred and Shelia McCoy do now own the item(s) collected and displayed at the Hatfield and McCoy Museum and that Fred is an original descendant of both the Feuding Hatfield’s, as well as the McCoy’s. Items may or may not be directly or indirectly connected to: Randall or Sarah McCoy or their siblings, offspring, etc. McCoy Patriarch Randall McCoy who served with the VSL and the 45th CSA. Randall was the brother of Asa Harmon McCoy, who served in the Union Army during the Civil War era 1861-1865 as well as being the first cousin of Uriah McCoy, who also served in the VSL and the 45th CSA with Randall McCoy. Uriah was married to Elizabeth (Rutherford) McCoy, AKA “Aunt Betty.” Randall’s wife Sarah was the sister to Uriah McCoy. Uriah and “Aunt Betty’s” son Asa married Preacher Anse Hatfield’s daughter, Nancy Hatfield a Kentucky Hatfield. “Devil” Anse Hatfield the Patriarch of the Hatfield family was the cousin of Preacher Anse Hatfield. Devil Anse or Levicy Hatfield, Cap, Johnse Hatfield or their siblings, offspring, etc.
In our collection of Hatfield & McCoy/Civil War artifacts and memorabilia you will find enhancements, this was done not only for your entertainment, but also for promoting our collection in a more translucent manner appearing to be a phenomenon as well as making such an accumulation of items more desirable, as well as appearing to be a brilliant spectrum of history. We promote an endless repertoire of items and stories both certified and authenticated as well as gaffed. We do hope you are/were impressed with our collection and impressed both with its historical value as well as the entertainment value it provides. The only accredited and authorized statements, written or verbal we attest to or validate as being 100 percent true is that of our ancestry.
Historian-an expert in or student of history, especially that of a period, geographical region, or social phenomenon. 1. A scholar or writer of history. 2. One who writes or compiles a chronological record of events; a chronicler. The single largest collection of privately owned Hatfield and McCoy memorabilia/artifacts in the world today, simply from the fact of it being own by Fred McCoy and his relationship to both the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s.
In order to give a more exuberant story behind some of the artifacts, some of the information may have being altered regarding a certain item, as stated in all our books, we also list our Hatfield and McCoy Museum as Historical Fiction and even though every item is real and could have even belonged to the person indicated in each story or picture because of the items age we really have no way to authenticate something that is 80-160 years old and any statements or information behind the item is merely speculation, opinion or created in order to give the item some sort of time frame as to when it was made sold used or even possibly owned by a certain person Hatfield, McCoy or otherwise. Some of our items, relics may have been bought over the years from a number of venues including but not limited to individuals both Hatfield’s, McCoy’s as well as others, etc. over many years, in order to simulate an item that was or may have been used during the famous feud, civil war. Some people want to hear a creative story behind each artifact and for that I (Fred) have attempted to create one if one didn’t already exist. Certified to be the signatures of: Fred & Shelia McCoy