2 January 2011
"...in July, 1899 Elias, the eighteen year old son of "Devil Anse" [Hatfield]...spotted Ellis...on the rear platform of a train that had just pulled into Gray, in Mingo County. Ellis saw Hatfield and stepped into the coach for his own revolver....Elias fired at the instant Ellis reappeared and killed him with the first shot. Elias received a jail sentence much too light to satisfy many of the friends of Ellis." [Source] "The Hatfields & the McCoys", Otis K. Rice, copyright 1982, the University Press of Kentucky, pg. 120.