RARE PHOTOGRAPH DISCOVERED OF CAP HATFIELD ... This cabinet card was taken by photographer J.M. Hood at Williamson, West Virginia, in the 1890s. This rare image depicts William Anderson "Cap" Hatfield II, seated, clutching a large Bowie knife while two armed individuals stand on each side of him, perhaps Hatfield family members or clan supporters. The image was once published in the New York Herald along with an article about the West Virginia-Kentucky feud.
The Hatfield Clan (one of the earliest known photos about mid center sitting Anderson "Devil Anse" Louvicey Chafin Hatfield with child on her lap. Man in back standing with hat beard may be Cap Hatfield.
Levisa "Levicy" Chafin Hatfield (1842-1929) was the wife of William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield. Levicy outlived her husband by eight years. She died of Pneumonia. She is buried at the Hatfield Family Cemetery in Logan County, West Virginia.
This tattered photograph is an early image of William Anderson "Cap" Hatfield, second son of Devil Anse and Levicey Hatfield, and his wife, Nancy "Nan" Smith Hatfield, with their children Coleman A., Levisa, and Shep. —(Photo from Dr. Coleman C. Hatfield Collection, courtesy of Dr. Arabel E. Hatfield)