Appalachia, Bud McCoy, crime, David Straton, feuds, Frank Phillips, genealogy, George McCoy, Hatfield-McCoy Feud, history, James McCoy, Jasper McCoy, John B. Dotson, John Norman, Joseph F. Smith, Lark McCoy, Logan County, Samuel King, Samuel McCoy, West Virginia, William Saunders
J.T. McCoy said:
I have that same document. George McCoy was my great grandfather and I can see he was indicted but never convicted for his role in riding into WV with Frank Phillips. Interesting stuff. Do you know if George was indicted when Jim Vance was killed, or was it another killing? There’s not a lot of info on George so wanted to know if you had any info on him. Any help is appreciated. Thanks a lot, J.T.
Brandon Ray Kirk said:
Hi, J.T. Were you able to get into the old criminal records at Logan? That’s quite an accomplishment. They keep a pretty tight lid on their material. If you will look at your copy of this document (I’ve only posted part of my copy here), it may give a more complete account of why George McCoy and the others were indicted. It appears from what I’ve posted here that there are two separate indictments for murder; my guess is that one is for the murder of Jim Vance and one is for the murder of Bill Dempsey. In order to answer your question, I would need to revisit the book and explore it more thoroughly.