April 02, 2004

Rev. War Pension Files

The following entry interested me because the name is so close to Hughes AND because of the Rutherford, NC connection. Quite a coincidence that the name is similar, the family was in Rutherford, NC and then in SC.
From the book, Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files: George Hughe, or George Hughey, S21306, NC Line, appl 2 Sep 1834 Spartanburg Dist. SC, sol was b in 1758 in Brunswick Co. VA & he lived in Rutherford Co. NC at enl & after the Rev. he lived in Union Dist. SC then to Spartanburg Dist. SC, a son John Hughey made aff'dt 12 Mar 1857 in Spartanburg Dist. SC & stated sol died there 26 Jul. 1838.

Another interesting entry is: Benjamin Hughes, s3079, VA Line, sol was b 7 Oct 1763 in Hanover Co VA and he lived there at enl, after the Rev sol lived in Beford Co VA for "some yrs", he appl 10 Jun 1833 Campbell Co VA where he had lived for 20 yrs, on 8 Apr 1835 sol was living about 60 miles from Nashville TN & had moved there because his wife's father had moved there, in 1837 sol was living in Smith Co TN, sol d 24 Jun, 1838, leaving a wid (not named), also was George Hughes son of Henry & Margaret was b 14 Jun 1761. Data found on line has led me to believe that this George Hughes is not my ancestor who married Rhoda.

Posted by JHSGran at April 2, 2004 09:01 PM