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The Anderson Hatfield Memorial Cemetery is the last physical tie to three historical figures in Pike County, Kentucky: Ephraim Hatfield, Annie McKinney Musick Bundy Hatfield, and Anderson Hatfield.

 

Ephraim Hatfield (CA 1765—1847)

 

Ephraim, the son of Revolutionary War soldier, Joseph Hatfield, and Elizabeth Vance Hatfield, was an early settler in Pike County, Kentucky.  He came from Russell County, Virginia, about 1820. He was the progenitor of the Hatfields who settled in the Tug River Valley in both Kentucky and West Virginia.  Moreover, his descendants were participants in the Hatfield-McCoy Feud.

 

Annie McKinney Musick Bundy Hatfield (CA 1755- 1859)

 

Annie, believed to be a native of North Carolina, married David Musick.  In 1792 the Shawnee Indians killed her husband and kidnapped her and her children:   Abraham, Elijah, Samuel, Elexious, and Phoebe.   Ephraim  was among the men who pursued the Indians and recaptured Annie.  Annie became Ephraim's second wife in 1830.  Their children settled in the areas where the main events of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud occurred.

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Significance of the AHMC