June 21, 2004

Huse (Hughes Creek)

Perhaps I am grasping at straws, but I have to wonder if Huse Creek was named for this same John Hughes that I mentioned earlier today. While searching for more information, I found this:

5 Aug. 1772 Plat Hughes Ck. Vol. 16 p99. 26 Sept. 1772 grant 100a on Huses (Hughes) Ck. a branch of Broad River Vol. 26, p540. Thomas Gill 100 acres situate on Huse Creek on the West of Broad River, bounding SW on Henry Longs Land and to the SW, NE, and SE on vacant land. Granted 26 Sept. 1772. Certified by John Mils, Pro.C.C. There is no Fishing Ck. Thomas Gill born early enough to associate with this record. Thomas Gill married to Rebekah Curry was 10, Thomas Franklin Gill was 15, and Thomas Gill son of Robert David Gill was 17. One had to be 21 to appear in a legal record. Hughes Creek flowing into the Broad River is shown on Mill's Atlas in Union County just south of Lockhart's canal, or about 9 miles NW of Unionville center. This is about 15 miles north of the location where Francis Gill in Laurens Co. resided, a strong geographical link between the two.

The interesting thing to me is the spelling of the name Hughes as Huse. This is how my gggrandfather's name was spelled on the 1850 census. Perhaps this indicates he and John were from the same family?? Maybe??

Posted by JHSGran at June 21, 2004 06:16 PM