The Hatfield-McCoy feud really began boiling in 1880. That"s as soon as Johnse Hatfield, son of clan leader "Devil Anse" Hatarea, accidentally met Roseanna McCoy, daughter of clan leader Randolph McCoy, at a regional occasion. The 2 instantly began a torrid romance. Roseanna ended up being pregnant. This could have actually brought about peace between the 2 feuding clans, but it didn"t. Roseanna was rejected by both sides; the love baby, Sally, lived just a couple of months before dying; Johnse ran off via Roseanna"s 16-year-old cousin; Roseanna lost her will certainly to live and perished from a damaged heart.

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Modern visitors can experience a tiny of Roseanna"s pain by climbing the 130 measures to her baby"s grave, atop a hill with a variety of various other regional baby tombs. All of the tiny headstones are overshadowed by the large, contemporary granite markers explaining the love baby"s definition.

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Hatfield-McCoy Love Baby Grave


Lower Stringtown Rd, Burnwell, KYDirections:From US Hwy 119 in Goody, revolve south onto Hwy 292. Drive around 5 miles. Turn right onto Lower Stringtvery own Rd. You"ll view the tiny parking location, and also the stairway to the cemetery, on the right.Admission:Free.
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