October 05, 2004

1777 Pittsylvania Oath of Allegience

Thanks to my friend and distant cousin Forrest Mullins, I am able to add this web link for those of you interested in the Hughes from both Rutherford, NC and Laurens.

1777 Pittsylvania Oath of Allegience

As Forrest noted in an email to me, we seem to be hitting all around finding the parentage of our George. Forrest found that Nathaniel Hughes was in Pittsylvania County in 1777. Nathaniel is a son of Edward Hughes. We know that William in Rutherford was born in Lunenburg Co., VA. Lunenburg Co., VA in 1752 included the present day counties of Mecklenburg (1765), Halifax (1752), then Pittsylvania came from Halifax in 1766, and Charlotte (1764). We have been chasing our elusive Hughes knowing that we have ties to Rutherford, NC. We also know that Edward Hughes is very possibly either the father or grandfather of our George. This latest finding begins to show a connection between the two men, William who was born in Lunenburg Co., VA AND Edward who had a son named Nathaniel, since Nathaniel has now been found in Pittsylvania. In other words, one no longer excludes the other. Further research information from Forrest states that the Edward Hughes (b. ca1715 Northumberland Co., VA) site mentions that Nathaniel Hughes sold his land in 1780 which was located on Burches Creek (after which he moved to Rutherford Co., NC).

Posted by JHSGran at October 5, 2004 11:03 AM
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