April 09, 2004

Hughes in the Light Dragoons + Richard Blanton Hughes

George Hughes fought in the lst Regt of Light Dragoons in the Cont. Troops. Along with him was a Jasper Hughes who served as a Private and a John Hughes who was Qtr Mstr Sgt and Qtr Mastr in the lst Regiment. I wonder if he is the one who demoted George from Sergeant to Private. I do not think this is the same George Hughes as my ancestor who married Rhoda Garrett. This George served in VA. Serving in SC was a George who spelled his name Hughs. In the SC line there is a Joseph Hughes who married Sarah Shaw in Newberry Dist SC. His son was named Thomas J. Hughes and he appl for pension 1 Nov. 1847 in Hambersham Co., GA. He stated that he was the sol. only surviving child.

Returning our thoughts to Richard Blanton Hughes from Rutherford, NC, we know that he moved to Marshall Co., AL in 1850 and then on to Morgan Co. by 1860. We find that Richard married Elizabeth Young. Richard was the son of Young Hughes from Rutherford, NC. He is somehow connected to the Hughes in Laurens. To learn more go to:

Our Southern Ancestors

Richard was a close friend of the Comptons and Flacks in Morgan Co., AL. He was a Justice of the Peace and had children named: James Young Hughes who married Susan Flack, George H. Hughes, Sarah J. Hughes, Richard Wright Hughes who married Mary Jane Black, William E. Hughes, Charles A. Hughes who married Mary Ann Ditto, and Dr. Washington Lafayette Hughes.

Knowing that Richard lived by and (travelled with the children of)my ancestor William H. Hughes, I just noticed that he used the same name for one of his children as my ggrandmother. She named a son Lafayette. This is one more bit of evidence that the two families are related.

If you are a Flack reading this, the James Young Flack who married Susan Laura Hughes, daughter of Richard Wright Hughes was son of William McCune Flack, who was a brother to Susan and Elizabeth Flack.

Posted by JHSGran at April 9, 2004 09:04 AM