May 01, 2004

This & That

Someone recently asked me about a Harrison Hughs. I have found a handwritten note where he is on the Stokes Co., NC 1820 census. In this same county in 1830 there is a Joseph and Leander Hughes.

Interesting little note that I have in my NC notes is that in the Civil War from NC. there was Samuel Hughes and a Col. James Martin. This is significant because Rhoda Hughes Culver named her first son James Martin Culver. My grandfather was James Martin Hughes. He was probably named after this nephew of George C. who was killed in the war. Could James Martin Culver have been named after Col. James Martin and if so what significance is this Samuel Hughes? My grandfather (James Martin) named his first son Samuel.

Posted by JHSGran at May 1, 2004 10:57 AM

col james was the son of benjamin martin who migrated from va after the rev war col james as i can determine was col in indian wars his son augustus harrison was killed at saylers creek in va last big battle of the civil war buried in wilkes county nc as is col james maybe this will help jess

Posted by: jess w martin at May 7, 2004 12:21 PM

Thank you so much. It might help. Tonight I can't really put anything together because I am exhausted, but maybe when things settle down around here I will be able to.

Posted by: Jan at May 7, 2004 09:37 PM

my g-grandfather was james martin hughes born in franklin county, al. his father was john blackburn hughes, his father was john m. hughes , i think he was george' oldest son he was in franklin county, al in 1820 census can you help please?

Posted by: melba hardin at July 24, 2004 02:30 AM