Book Title: The Messenger
Author Name: Claude L. Chafin
Book Synopsis: At six years of age, Andrew Chafin went to live with his uncle, the infamous “Devil Anse” Hatfield in order to attend school. There were no schools near his home. Between the ages of nine and twelve Andrew became “Devil Anse”Hatfield’s confidant and messenger, delivering food and messages to Anse’s sons, Cap and Johnse, who were hiding in the rugged mountains of West Virginia. He rode through the mountains on horseback, encountering bears, wildcats, bounty hunters, and killers, sleeping in the trees at night. This is the story of that brave young man. He was my grandfather.