July 30, 2005

Hezekiah Hughes

This entry is a portion of a letter that was sent by Stephen Hughes Garrett. Much of the letter was speculation, but the part I am posting is factual. I am hoping that some of you will be able to add to the information given or (Stephen, if you see this, perhaps you have new information by now). At the time of the writing you wrote that a William Hughes from Spartanburg Co received 40 acres of land from George Hughes before 1819. This William sold the land to Hezekiah Hughes. Hezekiah married Ester Jones and had among others, Simeon Hughes and William T. Hughes. William died in a hospital during the Civil War and Simeon was wounded and taken prisoner. Simeon Hughes was Stephen Hughes Garrett Great Grand Father. His Daughter, Hatty Mae Hughes married Ira Wister Garrett and they were the parents of Ira W. Garrett, Jr. Stephen thought for some time that his Hughes line and my Hughes line were both descended from George and Rhoda or at least from the same ancestor at some point. From what I understand, he has concluded that this is not the case. As for the Garrett family, there may be a connection there. I have not spent nearly as much time on the Garrett family.

Posted by JHSGran at July 30, 2005 10:27 PM