Several members of our Hughes family moved from Laurens, SC to GA. William was in Gwinnett Co. in 1830. From there they moved on to North Alabama. Looking in Blount Co. 1820 Blount County census records show Joshua Hughs and the following household members: 1 male 0-5, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 0-5, 1 female 15-20 and 1 female 30-40.
Blount Co. marriages were James M. Hughes m Matilda Loyed 11-24-1831, Kiziah Hughes m Carter Hallmark 1-1-1829 George W. Hughes m Mary Sullivan 7-7-1835
Land Transactions -
HUGHES, JESSE AL Jefferson 4/2/1857
HUGHES, JESSE AL Jefferson 3/1/1858
HUGHES, WILLIAM AL Marshall 7/1/1845
HUGHES, WILLIAM AL Marshall 3/10/1852
HUGHES, WILLIAM AL Marshall 10/1/1845
GARRETT, JOHN Blount Co. 4-2-1857
GARRETT, STEPHEN Blount Co. 4-1-1882
HUGHES, JOSEPH R. 40.08 acres of land in Blount Co. 1889.
An interesting sidenote that I found was the land transaction of Grigsby Hughes 4-10-1837 in Coosa Co., AL
Edward Hughes born in Northumberland, VA in 1707 was the father of Thomas, Robert Hughes, Nathaniel Hughes, William Hughes, Edward Hughes, Jr. James, and two unknown Hughes. There is a lot of circumstantial evidence that one of these unknown Hughes could be our George. Because Edward was married to Elizabeth Grigsby the name Grigsby Hughes caught my attention.