Name: Ephraim 'Eaf of All' Hatfield
Birth: ABT 1765 in Washington County, Virginia
Death: 13 OCT 1847 in Blackberry Creek, Pike County, Kentucky
Burial: Anderson Hatfield Memorial Cemetery, Blackberry Creek, Pike County, Kentucky
Ephraim Hatfield, son of Joseph Hatfield and possible Elizabeth Vance, was born 1765 in Washington County, Virginia. It is reported that he was married to his fathers second wife's sister, Maria Mary Polly Smith.
Some say he married Mary Goff, but I believe this is not so since there in no proof and there is more proof on the side of Mary Smith. It is also reported that he was married to Anne McKenney, the widow of David Musick, on Nov 28, 1830 in Pike County, Kentucky. Anne died early in 1855 and was buried on Blackberry Creek, Pike County, Kentucky. Upon his death on June 16, 1855, Ephriam was buried beside her.
The Hatfields and The McCoys, by Otis K. Rice, states that the progenitor of the Hatfield family of Kentucky, famous for its family feud with the McCoys was one Ephraim Hatfield. This Ephraim Hatfield it states
first appeared in Russell County, Virginia, records where Joseph resided in 1774, and with his second wife, Anne McKenney, moved to Pike County, Kentucky, where they died in 1855 and buried on Blackberry Creek. The big Hatfield-McCoy, according to Rice, with the grandchildren of Ephraim, particularly a grandson also named Ephraim and his respective children. Ephraim Hatfield, from whose loins spring the famous feudists, did apparently have two wives, for he made deeds with one, Maria Mary Polly Smith, in Virginia, in the late 1700's, and legally married another, Anne McKenney, in Kentucky, in 1830.
Ephraim's second marriage with Anne McKenney was in Pike County, Kentucky, Marriage Bond, File #263 Ephraim Hatfield and Anna Bundy, Nov 22, 1830, ". . . application was made hereof by George Hatfield their son
sufficient to Issue this License . . ." Ephriam shows no older woman in his household on the 1830 census of Pike County, Kentucky and there's a reason why. Shortly before this bond was taken out, Ephraim Hatfield is arraigned in Pike County court on charges of cohabitation. Notice that he married her as Anna Bundy (Mundy), not Annie McKenney or Musick. If you read futher, you will see where Anne married an Mundy before she married Ephriam. I believe this was the name they used to marry under. He appears on the 1820 census in Overton County, Tennessee, p. 15, showing 1Male 16-26yrs old, 1 Male 26-45 yrs old and 1 Female 16-26.
Russell County, Virginia, Court Minute Book 2, p. 26, Elexius Musick & Anna Musick appt. Administrators on estate of David Musick, decd., Henry Smith to be their security for 1000 pounds, Sep 1792. Henry Smith is not part of the Ericus Smith family, but a connection to either the Musick family, or to poor widow Anna.
Mugbook: Pioneer Recollections of Southwest Virginia; Sutherland, Elihu, Jasper & Hetty Swindall Sutherland; 1984; pub. by Hetty Sutherland, Gregory Vanover, Joan Vanover; p. 330 & 331
Interview with James C. Sifers, July 22, 1928, son of Jonathan & Josephine Colley Sifers
While George Belcher, the speaker's wife's grandfather, was living in Russell County, the Indians made a raid there, killed David Musick, and carried his wife and, I believe, three children away. He joined
thirteen other white men who followed the Indian trail down Indian Ridge to the mouth of Indian Creek, then on to Haysi. They reached there after dark and found the Indians in camp near the north end of the present county bridge over Russell Prater. The whites lay and watched the Indians camp all night. The next morning, they attacked, and killed one Indian. The rest scattered, some going up Russell Prater and some down the river. They rescued the captives and took them back to New Garden. Here Mrs.
Musick and her children lived in Mr. Belcher's loom house in his yard for some time. She later married a Mundy who was killed by Indians; then she married Ephriam Hatfield and became the relative of all the Notorious Hatfields. It is said that Ephriam was a regular Hatfield name, and Ephriam Pressley, who married Dick Colley's daugher, Margaret, was named for a Hatfield relative, his mother being a Hatfield. There were some Damrons in the party that pursued the Indians. Grandmother Colley, who was Emma
Ferrell, lived where David Musick was killed. He was working in a field and when the Indian alarm was given, he ran to the house, but, instead of going inside, he crawled under the house. Here the Indians
discovered him, pulled him out, tomahawked him and scalped him. An Indian put the scalp in a belt that he wore and Mrs. Musick said that he seemed mighty proud of it for, on the trip to Haysi, he continually
shook it around close to her. My father-in-law told me that one of the white men took a strip of skin out of the back of the dead Indian and wore it as a belt. Drayton Musick, who lives up on the hill, told that
his grandfather, Elexious Musick, was one of the children who was captured, and he had scars on his head all his life that were made by the Indians on the trip.
Ephraim Hatfield, born about 1765 in Virginia and died October 13, 1847 at Blackberry Creek, Pike County Kentucky., son of Joseph and Elizabeth Vance. Married (1) Mary "Polly" Smith, born about 1767, Virginia and died in 1800 in Virginia in childbirth. Ephraim married (2) Anna "Annie" mcKinney Musick Bundy born about 1764 in Rutherford County, North Carolina and died January 21, 1859 in Pike County, Kentucky. Their marriage date was November 28, 1830 in Pike County Kentucky. She was the widow of David Musick. Eph and Annie had a common law marriage a number of years before 1830. Ephraim and Annie are buried kin the Anderson hatfield Memorial Cemetery at Blackberry Creek, Pike County, Kentucky.
Children by Mary Smith were:
1. Joeseph who married Martha Evans
2. Eli died young
3. Ericus "Aik" killed in huntng accident as a young man
4. Valentine "Wall" who married Martha "Mattie" Weddington
5. Lydian Bridget "Biddy" who married James Presley
Children by Anna McKinney were:
1 Mary "Polly" who married Coonrad (Conrad) Riffe
2 George who married Nancy Jane Whitt
3 Margareet "Peggy" who married Andrew Kennedy (Canady)
4. Jeremiah who married (1) Rachel Vance (2) Nancy Blackburn
5. Anna who remainded single
6. Phoebe who remained single
A member of the posse that overtook the Indian raiders and brought back Mrs. Musick and her children to Russell County was a brawny and sinewy widower, named Ephraim Hatfield. He, about 28 years of age, lived on Thompson Creek, not far from the David Musick home. Widower Ephraim and widow, Annie (McKinney)) Musick, had mourned or would yet mourn for the loss of their spouses, but each had apparently seen in the other a person whom they liked very much. Nonetheless, Ephraim, as did most
of the pioneers of that age, traveled and explored SW Virginia and eastern Kentucky, looking for good land to buy on which to build a new home. Ephraim's trips to the Pond and Blackberry Creek areas of Pike County, Kentucky, resulted in his decision to move to Blackberry Creek. In 1795, most likely before the move, he and Annie Musick were married. They moved subsequently through the valleys and acreoss the mountains to Blackberry Creek in Pike County, Kentucky. Here they built a home, where they lived until their deaths. - The
Musick Book by Egbert S. Musick, 1978.
Father: Joseph Hatfield b: ABT 1739 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth 'Deliz' Vance b: ABT 1735 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Musick Bundy b: AFT 1765
Mary 'Polly' Smith b: 25 NOV 1754 in New Castle County, Deleware
in Russell County, Virginia
- Joseph B. Hatfield b: ABT 1785 in Russell County, Virginia
- Eli (Aly) Hatfield b: 20 OCT 1786 in Russell County, Virginia
- Ericus 'Aik' Hatfield b: ABT 1788 in Russell County, Virginia
- Valentine 'Wall' Hatfield b: ABT 1789 in Russell County, Virginia
- Lydia Bridget 'Biddy' Hatfield b: ABT 1792 in Pike County, Kentucky
Anna 'Annie' McKinney b: ABT 1764 in Rutherford County, North Carolina
28 NOV 1830
in Pike County, Kentucky
- Mary Emzy 'Polly' Hatfield b: 14 JUL 1800 in Thompson Branch, Honaker, Russell County, Virginia
- George Hatfield b: 6 JAN 1804 in Honaker, Russell County, Virginia
- Margaret 'Peggy' Hatfield b: ABT 1805 in Russell County, Virginia
- Jeremiah 'Jerry' Hatfield b: 11 SEP 1807 in Honaker, Russell County, Virginia
- Anna Hatfield b: ABT 1810
- Phoebe Hatfield b: ABT 1815