Last night we finished watching the Hatfields & McCoys special on the History channel.
They sure were a violent bunch. And while I'm from the south and have been told it is quite evident from my accent, I will say these hillbillies were difficult to understand - like they had a mouthful of marbles.
I did a little family tree searching on the McCoys because Ted's grandmother's maiden name was McCoy. They came from the same neck of the woods - West Virginia area.
The patriarch of the feuding McCoys was named William. I was able to trace Ted's family back to a William McCoy who came from Ireland and was born in 1746. However, it wasn't the same William. It was interesting to see how many of the family members married two or three times, and had a lot of children.
Did you watch the show? What did you think about it?