April 14, 2004

King's Mountain

Today's post was sent to me by Forrest Mullins, (see Descendants of George Hughes under Related Links).

Look at http://sc_tories.tripod.com/thomas_young.htm Thomas Young served with Cols Brandon and Thomas. He was born in Laurens Dist, SC in 1764; died in Union Co., SC 1848. Also serving with Cols Brandon and Thomas were Joseph Hughes (1760/61 Union Dist, SC-1834 Pickens Co., AL) and William Young who was born 21 July, 1759 in LOUDOUN Co., VA, d. 1826 Greenville Dist, SC. I don't know what relationship, if any, Thomas Young, who became a Major, has with William Young who became a Captain. All three of these men fought at King's Mountain Oct, 1780 (so did Pendleton Isbell, my ancestor, whose daughter, Sarah, married George and Rhoda [Garrett] Hughes' son, Moses. Pendleton, by the way, had married 1781, Wilkes Co., NC, Sarah Henderson, sister of Elizabeth Henderson, wife of Jesse Garrett [s/o Edward and Ann (Owsley) Garrett, previously of Loudoun Co., VA).

Joseph Hughes' Uncle was Joseph Jolly of Union Dist, SC who was a Captain when Joseph Hughes served under him. A Joseph Jolly, >45 with a female, also >45 (no children), was enumerated on the same page as Rhoda Hughes in Pendleton District, SC, 1820 (pg. 199--probably a grandson or nephew of the Revolutionary War Captain Joseph Jolly who died c1780). Joseph Hughes' father was Thomas Hughes (1725-1777). I think Indians killed Thomas, but it could have been Tories. Joseph Hughes' mother was Martha Tucker Jolly. Our George named a son (3rd one) Thomas--for an Uncle? Because I don't believe that Thomas Hughes was our George's father, but he could have been a brother to George's father.

In the site I gave above, there was mention of a Colonel Hughes. I think that, at the time Thomas Young is describing the action involving Col Hughes, it was someone other than Thomas Hughes, father of Joseph, because Thomas died in 1777 and most of the action Thomas Young was involved in happened around 1780-81. (Thomas Young would have been only 13 at the time Thomas Hughes died).

So who was this Colonel Hughes being mentioned by Thomas Young?

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Posted by JHSGran at April 14, 2004 10:08 PM