DEVIL ANSE HATFIELD GRAVE - located in the Hatfield cemetery, Logan County WV
DEVIL ANSE HATFIELD
William "Devil Anse" Hatfield, patriarch of the Hatfield clan, has come to represent the stereotypical feuding mountaineer. However, contrary to popular opinion, Anse was far from primitive or uncivilized. After serving the Confederacy in the Civil War, the enterprising Anse became a relatively successful entrepreneur of a timbering operation. This line of business sparked many land disputes, a possible cause of the Hatfield-McCoy feud. No one really knows what started the 15-year skirmish, whose history has become fraught with many myths and misconceptions.