"The Hatfield-McCoy Feud"

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The Poca Post announces the issuance of a stamp recalling the Hatfield-McCoy Feud.

It is sometimes reported the the famous feud between the Hatfield and McCoy clans began in eastern Kentucky. However, the feud began in the Poca River Valley.

The difficulties began when "Devil Anse" Hatfield of Tug Fork, West Virginia and "Ranel" McCoy were in a small tavern near where Pliny-on-the-
Poca now sits. They had been drinking for a spell when Ranel McCoy accused Devil Anse of taking one of his hogs. At first, the issue was brought to the courts, but in due time, especially after Devil Anse's son, Johnse, impregnated but did not marry Roseanna McCoy, matters took an ugly turn.

In 1882 Roseanna's brothers attacked and killed Ellison Hatfield, thus bringing the first blood to what was to become a bloody exchange of vengeance.

In due time, things settled down, and Devil Anse Hatfield moved to Sara Ann, West Virginia where he died a natural death.

This stamp was issued by the Poca Post in a block of 8 stamps in the denomination of 89 pu (Poca Units).

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