The killing of Tolbert, Pharmer, and Bud McCoy by a Hatfield-led gang on August 8, 1882 represented one of the most sensational events of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud. What follows is Andrew Ferrell’s deposition regarding the affair:
COMMONWEALTH VS DOC MAYHORN &C
Bill of Exceptions
FILED Sept. 1889
G.W. Pinson, Clk
I staid up at Elias Hatfield’s the night the McCoy boys were killed. I was awoke when Wall and others came there. Dock Mayhorn nor Plyant Mahorn was either of them there. If they were I didn’t see them. I am & have been acquainted with the General Moral character of the Defendants in the neighborhood in which they live and their character for peace is good.
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