July 01, 2004

Land Records

Today I am looking at land records that I printed out from Land Patent Image - BLM GLO Records. If you have never visited there, you will want to do so. It is located at: BLO Land Records

I find that William Hughes and a Richard C. Patrick bought land together in Marshall Co., Oct. 1845. I do not know who this Richard Patrick was. Also I find that Henry Martin bought land near the section where William lived. His purchase was made 7-1-1845. Rueben Martin purchased land on April 2, 1857 in Marshall Co. next to Henry Martin. Both of these men were from Laurens, Co. SC as they can be found on census records there.

William Hughes
again purchases land in 1852. Jesse Culver, husband of William's daughter, Rhoda, purchases land along William Hughes and Reuben Henson July 1, 1845. In May of 1845, Moses Hughes makes a purchase along with James Crutcher.

Garretts purchasing land in Marshall Co. are: Joseph G. Garrett, along with James W. Hill 8/1/1831

James T. Garrett
, 9-1-1849

Stephen Garrett 4-1-1852

I have one person that I would especially like to learn about and that is Jane Hughes. My gggrandmother, William's wife was named Jane. I found that a Jane Hughes purchased land in Jackson Co., AL August 1, 1839. Any information on the identity of this Jane would be greatly appreciated.

Update: Just spent a few minutes researching the Henson family and found something interesting. There is a Reuben Henson listed as the son of Barlett James Henson from Rutherford, NC. According to Rootswebb, he was in Kentucky in 1850. This could or could not be the same Reuben. If it is the same family, we have still another reason to believe that William Hughes from Rutherford was related to George Hughes in Laurens. Their ages would imply that they were brothers.

Posted by JHSGran at July 1, 2004 05:03 PM