April 10, 2004

War of 1812

This is a subject that I have not mentioned very much because I still have a few little doubts floating around concerning my gggrandfather William Hughes and his fighting in the War of 1812. Actually I read on line that he received a pension of $8.00 a month for his service and that he received a gunshot wound to the thigh while serving. My own investigation into this has produced no more documentation than what has already been found. This is doucmented. May 1878, William H. Hughes in Blountsville, AL was on the list of pensioners from the War of 1812 receiving $8.00 a month. He had a gunshot wound to the left thigh. He was still living, as it does not list that his widow received the pension. He would have been aged 86. My sister and I have searched for his burial place to no avail. It is thought that he is one of the unmarked graves at Oleander Methodist cemetery in Marshall Co., AL OR possibly the William who is in the Hughes Cemetery near Arab, AL. If he is in the Hughes cemetery, it removes all doubt that he is very closely related to Richard Blanton Hughes as his family is buried in this cemetery.

Here are some facts for you researchers. In the WAR of 1812 PENSIONERS, we find 12 William Hughes. Three are from SC. Time is requiring that I continue with this later.....

Posted by JHSGran at April 10, 2004 05:50 PM