Re: Hatfield and McCoy connection to the first Nickelodeon
Now I get it but, Civil War Records right out of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War states William Anderson Hatfield was a CSA Captain.He would be refered to as CAP by his unit of which M/Sgt Alfred Beckley Jr was be a member.
One of the McCoys in the Kevin Costner TV series refered to Tom Edison.Tom Edison was the one who invented the Movie Camera of which the first and second Nickelodeons in the world located in Pittsburgh were using as content.
If it was not for a Pittsburgh newspaper article on Florence W Myers and his Pittsburgh Nickelodeon called The Eden Place and another saying Florence was a baseball manager of which Hatfields and McCoys were team members, I would have never picked this up.
I had known about General Alfred Beckley's connection to my Myers family for years through West Point Classmates but I never knew about his son being the M/Sgt to CSA Captain William Anderson Hatfield of the Hatfields and McCoys.
The families here in Pittsburgh also fight amoung themselves.
Alfred Beckley Jr's great grandfather, General John Neville, was the head Whiskey Tax Collector here in Pittsburgh.His house was burned by Whiskey Maker Harry Hamilton.Harry Hamilton was arrested by General Harry Lighthourse Lee who was General Robert E Lee's father.
So being Robert E Lee Hatfield, you are who I expected you might be.