April 27, 2004

Rebecca Melissa Hughes, John Hughes

Rebecca Melissa Hughes, daughter (5th child) of Moses and Sarah (Isbell) Hughes was born March 17, 1840 in Jefferson Co., Alabama. She died February 21, 1909 in Calhoun Co., MS and is buried at Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery, Calhoun Co., MS. Estimated date of this picture is 1905. Rebecca married Elias Mitchell Crocker in Calhoun County, MS about 1865. They had (all children born in Calhoun Co., MS): (1) Sarah Alice Hughes, b. Sept 22, 1866, died from burn injuries Nov 8, 1869. (2) Margaret Frances Crocker (grandmother of Forrest Mullins) b. July 4, 1868, d. Mar 23, 1933 in Trinity Co., TX. She married William Alfred Mullins Jan 22, 1884 and had twelve children. (3) John Amos Crocker, b. Feb 12, 1871, married Salena Catherine Murphree Jan 8, 1891. (4) Mary Isabella Crocker, b. Feb 1, 1873. She married William Franklin Cook. (5) Willis Washington Crocker, b. May 3, 1875. He married Anna Collums. (Picture and family data courtesty of Lora E. Cook)

There was obviously strong connections between the Murphree and Crocker families in Calhoun County, MS. As noted above, one of Rebecca Melissa (Hughes) Crocker's children married a Murphree. Elias Mitchell Crocker's brother, Elijah Amos Crocker, married Armintha Murphree, daughter of Ransom Murphree who was the son of David Murphree. David Murphree had a daughter, Martha Jemima, who married Alfred Gallatin Vickery. Alfred and Martha (Murphree) Vickery had a daughter, Editha, who married Jackson R. Mullins and these are the parents of William Alfred Mullins who married Margaret Frances Crocker, daughter of Elias and Rebecca (Hughes) Crocker.

John Hughes on census in Laurens, SC in 1800 purchased land from estate of Joseph Hughes who died 3-22-1798.

John Hughes will of 10-27-1760 listed him as son of Robert and Ann Hughes Cumberland co., VA

John Hughes in 1747 inherited land in Goochland- 248 acres.

John Hughes in 1749 received 285 acres in Abermarle, VA Willis Creek.

John Hughes 237 acres in Amelia county, VA 1745.

Posted by JHSGran at April 27, 2004 05:06 PM