Anne McKinney [A2448]
b.1764 ca - Rutherford Co., NC
d.1859 21 Jan - Blackberry Creek, McCarr, Pike Co, Ky
----- Marriages -----
m01. 1830 28 Nov - [lived together since 1800] Pike Co, Ky + Ephraim Hatfield (6 Children)
----- Children -----
Mary "Emzy" Hatfield [A2449]
George Hatfield [A2488]
Margaret "Peggy" Hatfield [A3338]
Jeremiah "Jerry" Hatfield [A3350]
Anna Hatfield [A3517]
Phoebe Hatfield [A3518]
Annie McKinney Musick Bundy Hatfield
David Musick Road Side Marker at Honaker, Virginia. Why would anyone in
Pike County be interested in a roadside marker in Honaker, Virginia? The
story that goes with that marker is over 200 years old. Who in Pike
County should be interested and why? The answer is the wife of David
Musick. Annie McKinney Musick is the ancestor of thousands of Pike
County folks. Her story is unbelievable. Yet it really happened, and I
believe not many are aware that this remarkable lady lived and died in
what is now Pike County, Kentucky. She is buried in Pike County but
there is no marker on her grave. Yet two of her husbands have large
markers on their graves and are well remembered. One grave marker is in
Pike County. Let me start at what was the beginning for me and tell you
how I came to be aware of this lady. Helen Owens of Lebanon, Virginia was
referred to me to help her find the grave of Annie McKinney Musick Bundy
Hatfield. I thought it best that I refer her to Hatfield researchers. I
was not very knowledgeable in this area but I knew folks who are. I
referred her to the children of Hazel Hatfield Blackburn. These
siblings, Jack Blackburn at Food City in Goody, Aggie Hager, Peggy Tussey
and Ronnie Blackburn, who lives in Florida, are all great historians and
do genealogy. They also will share their notes and help others with
their research. They are the folks who would be of great help to Mrs.
Owens. They were raised on Blackberry on the very ground where Annie
lived with her last husband. They are working with Mrs. Owens to develop
and record the story of Annie. Their sharing of information will produce
much more data on this remarkable lady. These folks have shared much
research with me to help me tell the story of this wonderful lady. I was
surprised when Mrs. Owens called again to ask about William Roman who
lived on Pond Creek in Pike County, Kentucky in 1830. Surprised because
William Roman is my ancestor and I know nothing about him. Mrs. Owens
asked about his wife, Nancy, and memories came flooding back. Over 20
years ago when I lived in Frankfort, Juanita Blackburn Ratliff and I came
to Pike County to do genealogy. We spent a day and night on Pond Creek
and visited folks gathering information on our ancestors. Libby
Williamson told us that that Mrs. William Roman was a Bundy and related
to the Hatfields. Alice Hunt also stated this to us. I did nothing with
this information. I had it in pencil on a family group sheet and did not
enter it into the computer when I starting using a computer just a few
years ago. Mrs. Owens had certainly thrown me a curve and I needed a
little time to see if I could piece together what Mrs. Owens was telling
me and see where this story was going. What exactly was Mrs. Owens
telling me and how was this ancestor of mine related to Annie McKinney
Musick Bundy Hatfield? Mrs. Owens and I spent a day in the Pike County
Court Clerks office. She had many notes and Court Records on folks that
were in Russell County, Virginia before 1800 and we tied them to folks
who came into this area and were here about the time Pike County became a
county. Let's start and tell the story in chorological order. I might
advice you to save this story until I finish the story of Annie because
she might be your ancestor. David Musick lived on a farm in Russell
County, Virginia. His family consisted of his wife Annie McKinney and
five children. The oldest son, Abraham was born in 1777 and was 15 years
old. The other sons were Elijah, age 12; Samuel, age 9 and Elexious, age
4. The baby girl, Phoebe was only 6 weeks old. The year was 1792. Annie
Musick had sent the older two boys outside to get firewood to cook
breakfast when Indians appeared on the scene. All the family was able to
get inside the house but the only gun; a flintlock rifle would not fire.
Thus, the home basically was defenseless. David Musick had an arrow in
his thigh. He lost blood and soon was unconscious. The Indians killed
him and scalped him. Their hands were wet with his blood as they found
the food Mrs. Musick was preparing and ate it. They also slaughtered a
steer and packed the meat on a horse to take with them. One Indian could
speak broken English and made Annie Musick understand that she and her
children were going with them. Her oldest son Abraham was placed on the
horse that was carrying the meat they had stolen. This child had red
hair and the Indians seemed to favor him. Her son Elexious refused to
eat raw meat and the Indians were very angry with him. They rubbed his
face against an oak tree and severely cut his face. He carried scars on
his face all his life from this injury. The journey the Indians took is
marked in Virginia as it is considered historically important. They
passed thru what is now Buchanan and Dickinson County. Finally they made
camp at night. The Indians tried to impress Mrs. Musick by telling her,
"White man no come here." They had traveled thru several mountain
ranges. Their destination was what is now Ohio. The Indians were in for a
surprise. The men of the settlement had formed a posse and even though
the Indians had several hours head start the settlers had closed the
gap. They saw the Indians camp fires and closed in on them. They were
told not to fire because at dawn it might be possible to kill all the
Indians and rescue Annie and her children alive. It would appear that
this was the second day the Musick family had been captives by the
Indians. Of course someone did not follow orders and a shot was fired
early. Mrs. Musick and her children made a dash for the settlers and all
were rescued unharmed. One Indian was killed and another wounded. The
rest of the Indians scattered. The Musick family started back towards
the Virginia settlement with the posse. They were tired and wanted to
camp but Mrs. Musick feared the Indians would regroup and give chase.
She encouraged the settlers to push on towards home. She encouraged them
not to stop at the foot of Sandy Ridge but to press forward to Clinch
Mountain before they stopped. She was correct, the Indians did give
chase and their first stop was the same spot that the settlers had
proposed stopping. The Indians were not able to catch them and turned
back. Mrs. Musick and her family reached the safety of the settlement. In
August of 1956 the descendants of David and Annie McKinney Musick
gathered to dedicate The David Musick Monument and Road Side Marker in
Honaker, Virginia. The speaker at the dedication was Judge E.J.
Sutherland who is recognized as historian for the area.
The Marker Reads:
THE HOME AND GRAVE OF DAVID MUSICK
PIONEER SETTLER AND VICTIM OF INDIAN ATROCITY
"Musick was killed by Shawnee Indians August 12, 1792. His wife Annie
and five children were taken captives but were returned by White Settlers
one day later. His grave marker is located about 100 yards south of here,
and home site about 200 yards farther south."
In 1964 Reverend Grover Cleveland Musick published a genealogy of the
Musick family. Egbert Musick expanded this book and published another
Musick Genealogy in 1978.
Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Musick had this reprinted in 2001 but all these books
are out of print. There is a copy of Grover Musick' book in Pikeville
College Library. Annie is a young widow with five children. She raises
these children and adds more children to her family. We will continue the
story of Annie and her children in a later issue of the Medical Leader.
Annie McKinney Musick is in somewhat of a predicament. She is a widow
alone on the frontier with no husband. How will she feed her children? At
that time the Court protected fatherless children. A mother had no
rights. The first person selected to be guardian of her children by the
Court was a man named Oxter. This is probably a member of the Auxier
family that came into the Big Sandy Valley and settled near Block House
in Floyd County. Annie Musick appears in Court again in September of
1792. Her father in law Elexious Musick appears with her and they are
settling the estate of David Musick. Someone has to go bond or be
"Security" for them and the man doing this is Henry Smith. He posts bond
of 1000 pounds with conditions as the law allows. Also in another entry
Samuel Robinson and Henry Smith are mentioned as settling the estate of
David Musick. The first Will Book in Russell County has been missing
since the Civil War so we have no idea whether or not Annie was left with
money to raise her children. Was she a lady with property and some money?
We will never know. It is interesting to note that Henry Smith and
Samuel Robinson are names of men who later appear in Pike County.
In Sept of 1797 Annie throws researchers a curve. She appears in Russell
County Court again but she has apparently remarried, as her name is no
longer Musick but Bundy.
The Court records say, "On motion of Anna Bundy it is ordered that Thomas
Ferguson be appointed guardian for the heirs of David Musick Deceased."
The usual thing is for the stepfather of the children to be appointed
guardian of his stepchildren. What happened to Mr. Bundy? Was he alive
or was this an unsuccessful marriage. Who is this Bundy man? We do not
know. Mrs. Owens searched the Russell County Records and the only Bundy
she could find was a Nathaniel on the Court Tax list in 1803 and a
Nathaniel involved in a lawsuit in 1820. It is not known if this man was
the second husband of Annie. However, we are confident that this marriage
to a Mr. Bundy did produce a daughter named Nancy Bundy. Nancy was born
Let's leave Annie for a short time and discuss the man who will become
her third husband. Ephriam Hatfield was also living in Russell County.
He was one of the settlers who rescued Annie from the Indians. The
Hatfield family calls Ephriam "Eph of All" because he is the ancestor of
all the Hatfields that came into theTug Valley in Kentucky and West
Virginia. He was married to Mary Smith. She was a sister to his
stepmother. He was the son of Joseph Hatfield and Elizabeth Vance.
Elizabeth Vance Hatfield died and Joseph, Ephraim father, remarried to
Rachel Smith. The Smith sisters were the daughters of Ericus Smith and
Brigetta Anderson. Ephriam and Mary Smith had five children. Mary died
about 1797. It is thought she died in childbirth with her youngest
child. This baby Lydia Bridgett was the only girl born to Ephriam and
Mary. The sons of Ephriam and Mary were Joseph born in 1785, Ali/Aly/
Eli/ Ely born in 1787, Valentine, the grandfather of Devil Anse Hatfield
born in 1789, Ericus, born in 1790 and finally the baby girl born when
her mother died. Ephriam Hatfield is a man with a real problem. How was
he going to feed this baby girl? He did not have the option of going to
the family drug store and buying formula such as Similac for this baby.
Ever hear the term wet-nurse? A wet nurse is a nursing mother who will
allow a baby other than her own to nurse to give nourishment to a child
not her own. Did Annie, whose child Nancy was born at about the same time
as Ephriam's daughter Lydia Bridgett, become a wet nurse for Lydia
Bridgett? Was this the need that brought Ephriam and Annie together?
They did form a relationship and they had a daughter Mary Emzy, born in
1800, George, the father of Preacher Anse Hatfield, born about 1804,
Margaret born about 1805 and Jeremiah born about 1807. Ephriam and Annie
certainly had a house full of children. They had her six, his five and
their four. Over the next few years the children marry but they remain
in a neighborhood close to their parents. Court records sometimes show a
disagreement with others but not with each other. These folks lived
together in harmony. In 1820 Ephriam and Annie still in Russell County
Virginia. Several of their married children are in the neighborhood.
Ephriam and Annie are close to 55 years old in 1820. Someone in the
family makes a decision that seems rather daring and it concerns almost
all the family. They decide to leave Russell County and go to the Tug
Valley. Nearly all the family members make the move. Grandsons Ephriam
and Eli appear in the 1830 Logan County Census. In Pike County in 1830
are several family members. They include George Hatfield with a wife and
two small children. This is Eph and Annie's son. Their daughter
Margaret has married Andrew Canada and they have four children. Eph's
son Joseph from his first marriage has a wife and nine children. Eph son
Valentine, from his first marriage, has a wife and nine children. One of
Valentine's sons is the father of Devil Anse Hatfield. Another
Hatfield, Joseph is also in the same community with a wife and child.
Remember the little girl Phoebe Musick who was only six weeks old when
captured by the Indians? Her mother, Annie and stepfather, Ephriam
Hatfield raised her. She is married to Ferrell Evans and makes the move
to Pike County with her mother and Ephriam, and in 1830 she has 6
children. The little girl Nancy Bundy, the daughter from Annie's second
marriage raised completely by Ephriam is married to William Roman and has
9 children by 1830. Ephriam is now between 60 and 70 years old by 1830.
He has a male in his home between the age of 20 and 30 and a female in
his home the same age. Where is Annie? She does not appear in the 1830
Pike County census. The reason she is not in the census may have been
told by the author of the Hatfield Genealogy in the third edition of the
G. Elliott Hatfield book, "The Hatfields". Ephriam and Annie were not
married. Why they did not marry we do not know but would like to take a
guess. Mrs. Owens and I think that perhaps her second husband Mr. Bundy
was alive and she was not free to marry. Not being married must have
been on her conscience as well as Ephriam's. They did not want to admit
this relationship to the government census worker. So they did not list
her in his household even though their oldest child was 30 years old.
Thus they had been together over 30 years.
In 1830 in a Pike County marriage record is something I have only seen
one time in all the marriage records I have read. Someone secures a
marriage license for someone else and the clerk issues it. Let me quote
from the official record. It is File Number 263 in the Pike County Court
Clerk's Office. "License issued November 22, 1830 by James Honaker,
Clerk of the Pike County Court for the marriage of Ephriam Hatfield and
Anna Bundy. Clerk certifies that the application was made by George
Hatfield, their son sufficient to issue this License. The bond signed by
George Hatfield and Ferrell Evans. They were married by Ferrell Evans, a
Pike County Justice of the Peace on November 29, 1830." Ferrell Evans
was married to Phoebe Musick and was the son in law of Annie. Thus their
children arranged this marriage. It was important to them. Why now, why
not years before? Perhaps Mr. Bundy had died and Annie was now free to
By 1840 this family had many more family members that were heads of
households in Logan, County, West Virginia and Pike County, Kentucky.
Ephriam and Annie are living on property in Pike County that will become
famous in the Hatfield and McCoy Feud. It is their property with many
descendants living on the property very close to them. Annie's Musick
sons did not come to Pike County but the little girl captured by the
Indians, Phoebe, Musick, did make the trip with her husband, Ferrell
Evans. Ferrell Evans was a Pike County Justice of the Peace in 1826 and
he performed many marriages. These marriages were often witnessed by
William Roman, his brother in law and George Hatfield another brother in
law. I certainly do not believe I have found all the children of Ferrell
Evans and Phoebe Musick but here are the ones I have found:
1. Nancy Evans, born in 1809 married Joseph Hatfield, a son of Valentine
and Martha Weddington Hatfield. A granddaughter of Annie marries a
grandson of Ephriam.
2. Anna Evans, born in 1810 marries Aly Hatfield, a brother to Joseph
above. This is the second time a granddaughter of Annie marries a
grandson of Ephriam.
3. Martha Evans, born in 1812 marries Gabe Riffe.
4. Sarah Evans, born in 1815 marries Thomas Hatfield. A brother to Joseph
and Aly. This is the third time that a grandchild of Annie married a
grandchild of Ephriam.
5. Elexious Evans, born in 1819, marries Catherine Ferrell.
6. Mary Evans, born about 1820, marries Daniel Coleman.
7. Elizabeth Evans, born about 1822, marries Fleming Stafford, a son of
John and Nancy Runyon Stafford. Fleming Stafford was a Union Soldier
during the Civil War. He was almost 50 years old when he joined the
Kentucky Infantry. 39th Regiment Company "H". He was at Turmans Ferry
where the 39th really met with disaster. He suffered frostbite there and
was discharged due to disability.
8. Hammond Evans, born about 1825, married Phoebe Kelley.
9. Phoebe Evans, born about 1831, married August Wring. The little girl
Nancy Bundy, the daughter of Annie and Mr. Bundy, came into Pike County
with her husband William Roman. Nancy and her husband came with her
stepfather that raised her, Ephriam Hatfield, and her mother Annie. Mrs.
Owens had found court records on the Roman family in Russell County
also. William Roman was a son of William Roman and Margaret Thompson.
The father William Roman died young and the mother Margaret Thompson
remarried and this apparently was a real problem for her young Roman
children. The brother of Margaret Thompson, Richard Thompson, took his
nieces and nephews into his home and helped these children legally in
Court. On one occasion young William Roman became a threat to his
stepfather who put him under a peace bond for two years. His brother and
sister's husband sign the bond for him. The mother, Margaret Thompson,
died before her second husband and her Roman children stay in Court
against the stepfather for a few more years before they can settle the
estate of their father. It is a shame that that the book that shows
estate settlements is missing in Russell County. Nancy Bundy and William
Roman had several children and I have found thirteen of them. There may
be more. Birthdays are not exact. The ones I have found are:
1. James Roman, born 1813, married Mary Smith 1835 in Pike County.
2. His brother William Roman, born 1815, married Nancy Smith, a sister to
Mary above. The Smith sisters were the children of Henry Smith, JR. and
grandchildren of Henry Smith and his wife Mary Honaker. Henry Smith came
to Pike County about 1823. Wonder if he was the Henry that helped to
settle David Musick's estate?
3. Levi Roman, born 1820, married Nancy Adkins.
4. Annie Roman born about 1816 married John Varney, a son of Alexander
Varney and Susannah Runyon. These folks had 16 children and most
descendants are in the Pond Creek area. They filled the area with
grandchildren of Annie McKinney Musick Bundy Hatfield.
5. Isham Roman, born 1816, married first Charlotte Coleman in Pike County
in 1834. By 1850 he is in Logan County with a wife named Sally and seven
6. Mary Catherine Roman, born 1819, called Cathie, married Hudson
Blackburn in 1834 in Pike County. They had 11 children. I have 67
grandchildren for them and do not have them all.
7. Margaret Roman, born 1823, married James Blackburn in 1839 in Pike
County. He is a brother to Hudson Blackburn above. Margaret and James
have only five children but I have listed 53 grandchildren for them.
8. Nancy Roman, born 1827, married John McCoy, a son of Daniel and
Margaret Taylor McCoy and a brother to Randolph McCoy in 1845 in Pike
County. She and John had six children. I believe she may have died
because John remarried in Logan County in1853.
9. Jeremiah Roman, born 1829. No data
10. Elizabeth or Eliza Roman, born 1832, married Moses Runyon. A son of
Henry and Hannah Collins Runyon.
11. Alexander Roman, born 1836, married three times to Phoebe Crum,
Charlotte Kazee and Dorcas Farley.
12. Asa H. Roman. Born 1839. No data
13. John Roman. Born 1846 married Matilda Steele.
Ephriam, "Eph Of All." Hatfield dies before the 1850 census. He lived a
long life. He is buried in the Anderson Hatfield Cemetery on property
where he lived. His descendants placed a large marker on his grave. This
marker shows his death date as 1855 but researchers believe it was before
then. Eph, the ancestor of all the Hatfields in the Tug Valley is buried
in Pike County, Kentucky. Many, many heads of household in 1850 Pike and
Logan County are descendants of Eph and his two wives and Annie Hatfield
and her three husbands. Annie was still alive in 1850. She was listed
as 95 years old. This may be stretching it a bit but she was somewhere
between 85 and 90 years old. She has a Musick grandson living very close
to her. She was living in the home of her son Jeremiah on property that
will become famous in a few years as Hatfield and McCoy feud sites.
Hatfield researchers say she is buried next to Ephriam. There is no
marker on her grave. I feel remorse about that. Many thanks to Ron
Blackburn for sharing data with me for over 20 years. Thanks to his
sisters and brother. Thanks to Tom Adkins for all his research in Logan
County. Jonah & Elene May also share their records. Without Helen Owens
and her research in Russell County I could never have told this story.
Thank you, Helen. It should be noted that a book has just been published
based on the life of Annie McKinney Musick Bundy Hatfield. The book, "The
Starched Apron" is by Doris Musick and is just now reaching bookstores.
More About ANNE MCKINNEY:
Burial: 1859, Anderson Hatfield Memorial Cemetery, Blackberry Creek, Pike
Pike Co KY Marriage Bond File # 263
License issued November 22, 1830 by Jas. Honaker, CPCC for marriage of
Ephraim Hatfield and Anna Bundy. Clerk certified that "application was
made hereof by George Hatfield their son sufficient to Issue this
license." Bond signed by George Hatfield and Ferrell Evans. Married by
"feareale evans JP" on November 28, 1830.
Pike County State of Kentucky to wit; I Ferrell Evans Justice of the
Peace hereby certify that on the 28th day of November I joined in
marriage Ephraim Hatfield and Anna Bundy given under my hand 1830.
Ferrell Evans Esq.
Name: Anna Hatfield
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1850
Event Place: Pike county, Pike, Kentucky, United States
Birthplace: North Carolina
Birth Year (Estimated): 1755
House Number: 545
Family Number: 545
Line Number: 31
Affiliate Publication Number: M432
Affiliate Film Number: 217
GS Film number: 442985
Digital Folder Number: 004192507
Image Number: 00080
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Jerremiah Hatfield M 41 Virginia
Rachel Hatfield F 40 Virginia
Nancy Hatfield F 18 Kentucky
Hellen Hatfield F 17 Kentucky
Mary Hatfield F 14 Kentucky
Ephraim Hatfield M 12 Kentucky
Lavicey Hatfield F 10 Kentucky
John Hatfield M 8 Kentucky
George Hatfield M 6 Kentucky
Jacob Hatfield M 5 Kentucky
Elizabeth Hatfield F 2 Kentucky
Anna Hatfield F 95 North Carolina
"United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch
(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M65V-KD3 : accessed 18 Oct 2013),
Anna Hatfield in household of Jerremiah Hatfield, Pike county, Pike,
Kentucky, United States; citing dwelling 545, family 545, NARA microfilm
publication M432, roll 217