Stringtown in Pike County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Baby’s Grave Site
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, The Hatfield-McCoy Feud series list.
Location. 37° 37.826′ N, 82° 13.251′ W. Marker is in Stringtown, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lower Stringtown Road and Kentucky Route 292, on the right when traveling west. It is at the top of the 122-step stairway at the grave site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 Lower Stringtown Rd, Belfry KY 41514, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Baby’s Grave Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Sally McCoy / Grave of Sally McCoy (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Randolph McCoy House (approx. 1.9 miles away); McCoy Well (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Real McCoy Homestead Uncovered (approx. 1.9 miles away); Randal McCoy's Well (approx. 1.9 miles away); Matewan Massacre (approx. 2.9 miles away in West Virginia); Matewan Area History (approx. 2.9 miles away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stringtown.
More about this marker. This marker is over the grave site at the top of the hill. A second identical marker is located at a four car parking area at the bottom of the stairway to the gravesite.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A photograph of Roseanna McCoy’s grave site is at this link.
Also see . . . A Chronology of the Feud. 2012 article in the Huntington WV Herald-Dispatch
Two months after the killing of Staton, Devil Anse’s son, Johnse met Roseanna McCoy, the daughter of Randolph McCoy, at an 1880 Election Day event. They became lovers, but Randolph did not approve. In fact, when she went to be with Johnse in West Virginia, a posse of McCoys rode to the cabin, took Johnse prisoner and set out for the Pikeville jail, according to Pike County tourism research. Roseanna told Devil Anse, who gathered his own crew to cut off the McCoys and rescue his son. After that, the couple remained apart. Roseanna would give birth to their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth McCoy, in the spring of 1881. The baby died of measles later that year. Johnse Hatfield, who would be married four times in his life, met Nancy McCoy (the daughter of Asa Harmon McCoy, who had been killed by the Hatfields) and they were married on May 14, 1881.(Submitted on March 4, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 4, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.