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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday 7 August 2014

Aug 7– 9, 1882. The long-simmering tension between two Appalachian families who lived by Tug Fork on the Kentucky– West Virginia border erupted into full-scale violence on Election Day 1882. Brothers Tolbert, Pharmer and Randolph McCoy knifed and shot Ellison Hatfield. The Hatfield family captured the three McCoys. When Ellison Hatfield died on Aug 9, the Hatfields executed the brothers. The feud continued with much loss of life. In 1888, when Kentucky authorities sought to detain the feud murder suspects and West Virginia authorities complained, the dispute went all the way to the Supreme Court, which decided in Kentucky’s favor. The feud sputtered out by the end of the century.

Hatfield and McCoy Fued Begins
Today is Thursday 7 August 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Operation Desert Shield Begins – Anniversary, Hatfield and McCoy Fued Begins – Anniversary, National Lighthouse Day, Professional Speakers Day, and Purple Heart Medal Created – Anniversary.

Daily Blogging Prompts

Many genealogy and family history bloggers like to post to their blogs every day, but at times are at a loss for ideas. Take your inspiration from today’s Daily Blogging Prompts below – click on each prompt for a description. Prompts are a great way to create new content and you can participate in a community effort with other genealogy bloggers.

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