The Hatfield-McCoy feud really started boiling in 1880. That"s when Johnse Hatfield, child of clan leader "Devil Anse" Hatfield, accidentally met Roseanna McCoy, daughter of clan leader Randolph McCoy, at a regional event. The two instantly began a torrid romance. Roseanna came to be pregnant. This could have brought about peace in between the 2 feuding clans, but it didn"t. Roseanna was rejected through both sides; the love baby, Sally, lived only a couple of months before dying; Johnse ran off with Roseanna"s 16-year-old cousin; Roseanna lost her will to live and also perished native a broken heart.

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Modern visitors have the right to experience a little of Roseanna"s pain by rise the 130 procedures to she baby"s grave, atop a hill with a variety of other neighborhood baby graves. All of the tiny headstones are overshadowed by the large, modern-day granite mite explaining the love baby"s significance.

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Lower Stringtown Rd, Burnwell, KYDirections:From united state Hwy 119 in Goody, turn south onto Hwy 292. Drive around five miles. Turn best onto reduced Stringtown Rd. You"ll watch the tiny parking area, and also the stairway to the cemetery, on the right.Admission:Free.
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