March 25, 2004

William Hughes

Sorry to be so late with this post. Today, I would like to consider the connection between the Hughes family in Laurens, SC (who later moved to north Alabama) and the family of William Hughes from Rutherford, NC. (There is a great website that I will give an address for at the end of this post.) We know that a descendant of William Hughes from Rutherford moved to Marshall County, AL around 1854 and purchased the land next to William Hughes. His name was Richard Blanton Hughes. He moved to Morgan County, AL along with the children of William Hughes, son of Rhoda and George. Richard's son fought in the same regiment during the Civil War as my own great grandfather, George Hughes. He lived near George Hughes and family in Morgan County. It appears that there must have been a family connection. If any one of Richard's ancestors should view this, perhaps they could shed some light here. The website that tells of Richard's family is Our Southern Ancestors.

Posted by JHSGran at March 25, 2004 05:09 PM