LOGAN COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA MILITARY LEGACY

Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

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LOGAN COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, A - Z 

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

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                                                                                 THE HATFIELD – McCOY FEUD

ASA HARMON “ACY” McCOY (1828-1865) ENLISTED IN THE UNION ARMY DURING THE CIVIL WAR.  HE WAS GIVEN A MILITARY FURLOUGH HOME.  ON THE RETURN TRIP BACK TO HIS REGIMENT, HE WAS TRACKED AND KILLED ON 7 JANUARY 1865.  HE WAS THE BROTHER OF RANDOLPH “RANDALL” McCOY (1825-1914), WHO WOULD HAVE FIVE OF HIS CHILDREN MURDERED DURING THE FEUD:  TOLBERT, PHARMER, RANDOLPH, JR., CALVIN AND ALIFAIR.

IN 1881, SARAH AND RANDOLPH McCOY’S DAUGHTER, ROSEANNA McCOY (1859-1889), HAD A DAUGHTER, BY JOHNSE HATFIELD, SON OF WILLIAM ANDERSON “DEVIL ANSE” HATFIELD (1837-1920) AND LEVISA CHAFIN.  JOHNSE MARRIED NANCY McCOY, DAUGHTER OF MARTHA CLINE AND ASA HARMON McCOY (1828-1865).  NANCY AND ROSEANNA WERE FIRST COUSINS.  ROSEANNA’S DAUGHTER DIED BEFORE REACHING HER FIRST BIRTHDAY.

IN AN ELECTION DAY FIGHT IN AUGUST 1882, ELLISON HATFIELD (1842-1882), BROTHER OF WILLIAM ANDERSON “DEVIL ANSE” HATFIELD, DIED AFTER ENGAGING IN A FIGHT WITH  ONE OR MORE OF RANDOLPH McCOY’S SONS.

ON AUGUST 9, 1882, RANDOLPH McCOY’S SONS, TOLBERT, PHARMER AND RANDOLPH, JR. WERE TIED TO PAWPAW BUSHES AND MURDERED BY GUNSHOTS. 

ON JANUARY 1, 1888, THE McCOY HOMEPLACE WAS BURNED TO THE GROUND.  CALVIN AND ALIFAIR WERE SHOT, WHEN THEY RAN OUTSIDE TO ESCAPE THE FLAMES.  SARAH WAS BEATEN ON THE ICE COLD GROUND AND LEFT TO DIE.  SHE WAS UNABLE TO MOVE, TRAPPED BY HER BLOODY HAIR AND HEAD, WHICH HAD FROZEN SOLID AGAINST THE EARTH.  RANDOLPH AND SARAH SURVIVED THE ATTACK.























WORLD WAR II HATFIELD – MCCOY PATRIOTIC VICTORY SIGNATURE QUILT, 1943
The Quilt Was Donated to the Ohio History Connection Museum Collections; ohio.memory.org.

The red, white and blue quilt honored Hatfield and McCoy Civil War Soldiers and World War II Soldiers.  The quiltmakers were America Hatfield McCoy and Rhoda Hall McCoy, who were sister-in-laws, living in Pike County, Kentucky during World War II.  America Hatfield married Frank McCoy, and Rhoda Hall married Asa Harmon “Bud” McCoy, Sr.  Frank and Asa were the sons of Mary Elizabeth Coleman and Larkin H. McCoy.

PERSONS, HAVING THEIR NAMES EMBROIDERED ON THE WORLD WAR II PATRIOTIC VICTORY SIGNATURE QUILT
Upper Left Corner Star,  
~ Captain Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield, Logan Wildcats, Confederate States Army, 1863.  Anse (1837-1920) married Levisa Chafin. 
Upper Right Corner Star, 
~ Private Asa Harmon McCoy, Union Army, 1863.  Asa (1828-1865) was the son of Margaret “Peggy” Taylor and Daniel McCoy, and Asa was the brother of Randolph “Randall” McCoy (1825-1914).  Asa was murdered while on military furlough during the Civil War.
Lower Left Corner Star, 
~ Private Woodrow McCoy, 1943.  Woodrow (1918-1979) was the son of America Hatfield and Frank McCoy.  Woodrow served in the United States Military in World War II.
Lower Right Corner Star,
~ Private Charles D. Hatfield, 1943.  Charles (1916-1987) was the son of Minnie Easter Smith and Tolbert McCoy Hatfield.  Charles served in the United States Military in World War II.
V Center,
~ Asa Harmon “Acy” McCoy, Jr. (1918-1988) was the son of Rhoda Hall and Asa Harmon “Bud” McCoy, Sr.  Acy served in the Unites States Army in World War II.
~ Rhoda Hall McCoy was the wife of Asa Harmon “Bud” McCoy, Sr.
~ Melissy Hatfield, currently unknown.                                                                                                                                                        
~ Willie Hatfield, currently, his parents and military service are uncertain, because there were many others with the same name and few available documents.  Was Willie the son of James Landon Hatfield and Anna McCoy, who was the daughter of Louisa Visa Stafford and Elliott Alexander “Doc” McCoy?

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HATFIELD

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HATFIELD, WILLIAM ANDERSON “DEVIL ANSE” (1837-1921), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, IRREGULAR GUERRILLA SOLDIER, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN: Magnolia, Logan County, Virginia – West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Logan, Logan County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  9 September 1837 in Virginia.
PARENTS:  Nancy Vance and Ephraim “Big Eph” Hatfield.
SPOUSE:  Levisa Chafin.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia
ENLISTMENT DATE:  31 August 1863.  31 August 1865 at Saltville, Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE:
RANK:  Private.  Captain.  1st Lieutenant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.  Irregular Guerrilla Band.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company B, 45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry.  “Logan Wildcats” Guerrilla Band.
DATE OF DEATH:  6 January 1921, Stirrat, Logan County, West Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Hatfield Family Cemetery, Sarah Ann, Logan County, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  The McCoys:  Their Story by Truda Williams McCoy, copyright 1976.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records And Profiles.
NOTE:  I placed William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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WORLD WAR II

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COLLINS

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COLLINS, TOM (1911-1945), U. S. ARMY, KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Shivley, Logan County, West Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  14 February 1911 in West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Dora Bell Farley and Anthony Collins.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  April 1940.
DISCHARGE DATE:  15 January 1945, Killed In Action.
SERVICE NUMBER:  35203672.
RANK:  Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company C, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, U. S. Army, World War II.  (87th Division also listed on Headstone Application.)
DATE OF DEATH:  15 January 1945, Killed In Action, World War II.
STATUS:  Killed In Action.
FIRST BURIAL:  Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  YES, December 1947.
SECOND BURIAL:  23 December 1947 at Shively, Logan County, West Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Farley Cemetery, Shively, Logan County, West Virginia.
HEADSTONE APPLICATION CARD:  2 January 1948, Signed by Dora B. Collins, Box 14, Shively, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  National Archives & Records Administration War Department Files.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.  West Virginia Death Index (Repatriated).  World War II Memorial Registry.

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COLLINS, STANLEY (ca 1905-1945), U. S. ARMY, KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Logan County, West Virginia.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Ida Jane Binion and Roland “Bud” Collins.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  On the 1940 Census, he was a soldier at Fort Knox Military Reservation, Kentucky; he had been stationed at Fort Knox in 1935.
DISCHARGE DATE:  19 April 1945, Killed In Action, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER:  06636862.
RANK:  Technician Grade 4.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  134th Ordnance Battalion, 12th Armored Division, U. S. Army, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  19 April 1945.
STATUS:  Killed In Action.
FIRST BURIAL:  Temporary Cemetery 3574.
PERMANENT BURIAL:  St. Avold 3503.
CEMETERY:  Lorraine American Cemetery And Memorial, Saint-Avoid (Moselle), Lorraine, France.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Bronze Star Medal.  Purple Heart.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  National Archives & Records Administration War Department Files.  Overseas American Cemeteries.  U. S. Headstone and Interment Records for U. S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil.  World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas.  World War II Memorial Registry.

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CRUMB

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CRUM, TED (1917-1945), U. S. ARMY, KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Ethel, Logan County, West Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Magnolia, Mingo County, West Virginia.    
DATE OF BIRTH:  1 October 1917 in Mingo County, West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Hessie Crum and Benjamin Franklin Crum.
SPOUSE:  Marie McDonald.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  9 April 1941.
DISCHARGE DATE:  11 February 1945, Killed In Action, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER:  35203730.
RANK:  Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Army Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company E, 149th Infantry Regiment, 38th Infantry Division, USAGF.
DATE OF DEATH:  11 February 1945, Killed In Action, World War II.
STATUS:  Killed In Action.
FIRST BURIAL:  Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  Yes, 1948.
SECOND BURIAL:  24 October 1948 in Foley Cemetery in Logan County, West Virginia.
HEADSTONE APPLICATION CARD:  Signed on 3 November 1948 by Mrs. Marie Crum of Ethel, West Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Foley Cemetery, Logan, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  National Archives & Records Administration War Department Files.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.  West Virginia Death Index (Repatriated).  World War II Memorial Registry.

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HYLTON

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HYLTON, HAROLD WILSON “TAG” (1917-1994), U. S. ARMY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  River Street, Logan, Logan County, West Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  16 August 1917, Ethel in Logan County, West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Ada Rose and Charles Dayton Hylton.
GRANDPARENTS:  Louisa Eliza Hall and Thomas B. Rose.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Sizemore and Edward W. Rose (1833-1917), who was a Civil War Union Soldier in Company I, 7th West Virginia Cavalry and Company I, 8th West Virginia Infantry.  He enlisted 1 February 1862 and mustered out 15 August 1865.  His application to be on the Enrollment of Eastern Cherokee was rejected.
SPOUSE:  Hazel Geneva McCoy, daughter of Marinda Stanley and Helix McCoy.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Logan County, West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  3 July 1942 in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE:
SERVICE NUMBER:
RANK:
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:
DATE OF DEATH:  29 October 1994.
CEMETERY:  Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. WWII Army Enlistment Records.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.  U. S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index.  West Virginia Births Index.  West Virginia Marriages Index. 
NOTE:  I placed Harold Wilson “Tag” Hylton on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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MCCOY

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MCCOY, JAMES ARNOLD (1909-1944), U. S. ARMY, DIED OF WOUNDS, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Coal Street, Logan, Logan County, West Virginia.  (Per 1920 Census.)
DATE OF BIRTH:  2 January 1909 in Logan County, West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Bessie Perry and John Everet McCoy.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
REGISTRATION DATE:  16 October 1940.
DRAFTED:  25 March 1942.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  27 March 1942 at Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  20 September 1944, Died of Wounds, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER:  35136567.
RANK:  Corporal.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  319th F.A. BN, 82nd A. B. Division, Glider Field Artillery Battalion, U. S. Army, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  20 September 1944, Died of Wounds, World War II.
STATUS:  Died of Wounds.
FIRST BURIAL:  Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  Yes, 1949.
SECOND BURIAL:  26 January 1949 in Logan County, West Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Perry Cemetery, Logan, West Virginia.
HEADSTONE APPLICATION:  Signed on 29 January 1949 by Mrs. Ben Pennington of 629 Coal Street, Logan, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  National Archives & Records Administration War Department Files.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.  West Virginia Deaths Index (Repatriated).  World War II Memorial Registry.

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SCAGGS

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SCAGGS, FRED CARRINGTON (1924-1944), U. S. ARMY, KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Highland Avenue, Logan, Logan County, West Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  2 April 1924 in Accoville, Logan County, West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Anna May Duncan and Alfred Dow Scaggs, who was a World War I Veteran.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  24 March 1943 in Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  10 December 1944, Killed In Action, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER:  35655421.
RANK:  Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Currently Unknown.
DATE OF DEATH:  10 December 1944, Killed In Action, World War II.
STATUS:  Killed In Action.
FIRST BURIAL:  Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  Yes, 1948.
SECOND BURIAL:  22 August 1948 in Logan County, West Virginia.
CEMETERY:  McConnell Cemetery, McConnell, Logan County, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  National Archives & Records Administration War Department Files.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records.  West Virginia Deaths Index (Repatriated).  World War II Memorial Registry.

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WILEY

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WILEY, JOHN HENRY JR. (1923-1945), U. S. ARMY, KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Logan County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Leatherwood Creek, Stafford and Verner in Mingo County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  22 March 1923 in Logan County, West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Emma Browning and John Henry Wiley, Sr.
GRANDPARENTS:  Olive Olla Rakes and John Nelson Wiley.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Eveline and Thomas Wiley.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Lucretia Christine Nelson and Hezekiah Wiley.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Thomas Wiley and Virginia “Jenny” Sellards.  The Jenny Wiley Kentucky State Park was named in her honor. 
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
REGISTRATION DATE:  30 June 1942 in Verner, Mingo County, West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  14 May 1943.
DISCHARGE DATE:  16 February 1945, Killed In Action, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER:  35660108.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Coast Artillery Corps, C BTRY, 787 AAA (AW), GUN BN, USA AGF, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  16 February 1945, Killed In Action, World War II.
STATUS:  Killed In Action.
FIRST BURIAL:  Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  Yes.  1949.  “Returned with WWII Dead Program from Neuville – En Condrez Liege – Belgium.”
SECOND BURIAL AND INTERMENT DATE:  30 June 1949.
CEMETERY:  Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  National Archives & Records Administration War Department Files.  U. S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms.  U. S. Roster of World War II Dead.  U. S. WWII Army Enlistment Records.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.  World War II Memorial Registry.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-two-times-removed, John Henry Wiley, Jr. on my ~ Lowe Stephenson Rose Burchfield Murphy Whitt; Littleton Caudill Salisbury Crace Adams Wiley Webb Boone ~ Paternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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