Ellison Hatfield Cemetery Information
Birth: 1843 Death: Aug. 9, 1882 He was the husband of Harriet Hatfield. Their child was Ellison Cotton Hatfield. He married Mary Polly A Prater. In 1865 he married Sarah Ann Staton. Their children were Kirk, Elliot, Valentine, Mary, Floyd, Emma, Lydia, Nancy, Louis, and Andrew Hatfield. Ellison was a farmer. He was Killed as a direct result of the Hatfield and McCoy fued. Murdered, Warm Hollow, Matewan, Mingo Co., WV. Stabbed by Tolbert, Pharmer,and Bud McCoy. Killed in the feud. Ellison and Harriet were not married, Ellison Mounts was the illegitimate son of Ellison Hatfield. - CV G. Martin gedcom lists birth year as 1843, as does G Martin gedcom #2. Stabbed to death by Tolbert, Pharmer and Bud McCoy. Stabbed 26 times and shot once Murder victim. Brother of William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield. Stabbed 26 times and shot in the back by Pharmer, Bud (Randolph, Jr.) & Tolbert McCoy. For four long years, Ellison served in the Confederate Army. He rose to rank of first lieutenant. He was in the Battle of Gettysburg all the time of the July 1-4, 1863, struggle. When Lee surrendered at Appomattox on April 9, 1865, one of the young officers who surrendered his command was Lieutenant Hatfield. After his return from Appomattox, Ellison did not reach home until July, 1865. Then he and Sarah Ann Staton were married. Children born to Ellison and Sarah Ann Staton Hatfield were Elliott (October, 1866), Valentine (April, 1868), Polly, Imogene, Floyd, Nancy, Lydia, Wetzel, Andrew Kirk, and Easter. Family links: Parents: Ephraim Hatfield (1812 - 1881) Nancy A. Vance Hatfield (1811 - 1895) Spouse: Sarah Ann Stanton Hatfield (1844 - 1935) Children: Valentine Hatfield (1865 - 1950)* Elliott Hatfield (1866 - 1939)* Floyd Hatfield (1872 - 1949)* Andrew Kirk Hatfield (1882 - 1967)* *Calculated relationship Burial: Hatfield Cemetery Newtown (Mingo County) Mingo County West Virginia, USA
Visiting this location
This location is open to the public and is accessible to anyone to view but there are a huge amount of steps up to the actual grave.
You can not drive up to the site and will need to be able to climb about 50-75 stairs in order to get to this location.
It is a cemetery with others buried at it as well but you can visit the location to see the grave site of Ellison Hatfield.
There is a small bridge that you must cross from the main road in order to visit this location. Please be careful on this bridge as it does cross the creek and is an older bridge without guardrails.
Ellison Hatfield (1842 - 1882)
Ellison Hatfield has died today August 9th, 1882. Ellison’s death was the result of wounds received during an altercation at the election grounds in Blackberry Kentucky on August 7th. Witnesses said a fist fight broke out between Ellison and Tolbert McCoy who is the son of Randolph McCoy. Ellison was getting the better of the fight so Tolbert’s brothers Pharmer and Bud joined in. Then one of the McCoy boys pulled a knife and began stabbing Ellison. Ellison picked up a large rock to defend himself and one of the McCoys shot him in the back. Witness said prodigious consumption of moonshine may have contributed to the violence.
All told, Ellison was stabbed 26 times. However, he did not immediately succumb to his wounds and lingered for two days. Ellison was the brother of William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield. Devil Anse is leader of the Hatfield side of what many are now calling the Hatfield McCoy Feud.
Ellison proudly served in the Confederate Army attaining the rank of first lieutenant. Ellison is survived by his wife Sarah Ann Staton Hatfield and their children Elliot, Valentine, Floyd, Emma, Lydia, Nancy, Louis and Polly. His parents were Ephraim Hatfield and Nancy Vance Hatfield. Ellison will be buried at a cemetery named in his honor near Newtown, West Virginia.
~ Obituary written by Bill Richardson
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