March 19, 2004

Texas Connection and Richard B. Hughes

Those with whom I share information are aware that Richard Blanton Hughes who descended from William Hughes in Rutherford, NC was a neighbor of my gggrandfather, William H. Hughes. Richard moved to Morgan Co., AL along with all of William's children between 1854 and 1860. The association strongly suggest that George Hughes in Laurens, SC and William Hughes in Rutherford, NC were related. Tonight I find that a son of Richard's moved to TX. In my files I find a note showing that Richard Blanton Hughes's son, James Young Hughes married Susan Flack and moved to Texas. Both Susan and James died in TX in the year 1860,leaving an infant child named Mary Elizabeth 'Molly' Hughes. Richard is said to have gone to Texas after the death of his son and daughter-in-law and brought his baby granddaughter back to AL. The child, Molly, later married her first cousin John Douglas Compton, son of Monroe and Elizabeth Flack Compton. This information was provided by a gggranddaughter of Monroe and Elizabeth Compton.

One other note that might indicate a connection between the Rutherford Hughes family and the Hughes family from Laurens is the naming of one of Richard Blanton's sons. The name is listed as George H. Hughes.

Posted by JHSGran at March 19, 2004 07:26 PM