October 31, 2006

Nathaniel Hughes

While in VA I did find a book entitled Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants. There was a George Hughs , NC Private Sept. 30 1785 whose heirs received 640 acres of land. Don't know if he died during the war or not long after. More interesting to me was Nathaniel Hughs, NC, private who received 316 acres in 1783.

While looking around for whatever I could find on Nathaniel, I ran across a post on Hughes and Related Families as follows:

In searching my family tree I have a William Hughes b. abt 1776 (d. 1846) md. Lydia Pearman a daughter of Jonathan Weldon (1738 - 1781). Both William and Lydia were born in Pittsylvania Co., VA. William was the son of Nathaniel Hughes (b-1740 - 1784) who raised his family in Pittsylvania Co, VA. After his death his wife Rebecca (unknown) and Jonathan Weldon's wife Mary Elizabeth Hanks migrated to Pendleton Dist SC where Rebecca and Mary Elizabeth remarried. Mary married a Pearman. Some of Williams brothers migrated to AL including Moses Hughes. Some of our dates don't match. Hope we connect. Nathaniel was my gggg grandfather whose oldest son Edward was my ggg.

Nathaniel is interesting. Edward's other children include:
Elizabeth HUGHES b: Abt 1765 in Virginia
James HUGHES b: Abt 1766 in Virginia
Moses HUGHES b: Abt 1768 in Virginia
Rhoda HUGHES b: Abt 1770 in Virginia
Edward HUGHES b: Abt 1774 in Virginia
William HUGHES b: Abt 1776 in Pitts Co., Virginia
John HUGHES b: Abt 1778 in Virginia

Apparently these are pretty well documented. We still do not know about the two "unknown" sons.

I would like to hear from anyone who is descended from this family.

Posted by JHSGran at 04:09 PM | Comments (0)

October 23, 2006

At The Archives

Series Number:
S213190 Volume:
0002
Page:
00064 Item:
02

Date: 1784/11/02

Description: GORDON, NATHANIEL, PLAT FOR 100 ACRES ON HUNTING FORK, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY ROBERT HANNAH.

Names Indexed: GORDON, NATHANIEL/HANNAH, ROBERT/HUGHES, GEORGE/

Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT/HUNTING CREEK/INDIAN CREEK

Type: PLAT/

Topics: /

AND
Series Number:
S213190 Volume:
0021
Page:
00188 Item:
02

Date: 1785/03/22

Description: HUGHS, CATHERINE, PLAT FOR 146 ACRES ON WATERS OF LONG CANE CREEK, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JAMES DOUGHARTY.

Names Indexed: HUGHS, CATHERINE/DOUGHARTY, JAMES/MULTON, PATRICK/REED, ARTHUR/

Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT/LONG CANE CREEK

Type: PLAT/

Topics: /



Date: 1785/05/30

Description: HUGHS, DAVID, PLAT FOR 378 ACRES ON BIG BRANCH, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOSEPH WHITNER.

Names Indexed: HUGHS, DAVID/WHITNER, JOSEPH/ALSTON, JAMES LEMUEL/

Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT/BIG BRANCH/REEDY RIVER

Type: PLAT/

Topics: /
Series Number:
S213190 Volume:
0009
Page:
00396 Item:
01

Date: 1785/06/30

Description: HUGHES, THOMAS, PLAT FOR 320 ACRES ON BRANCH OF SIX AND TWENTY MILE CREEK, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOSHUA SAXON.

Names Indexed: HUGHES, THOMAS/SAXON, JOSHUA/

Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT/SIX AND TWENTY CREEK

Type: PLAT/

Topics: /

Series Number:
S213190 Volume:
0010
Page:
00147 Item:
00

Date: 1785/09/14

Description: HUGHES, RICHARD, PLAT FOR 87 ACRES ON BROAD RIVER, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY CHARLES SIMS.

Names Indexed: HUGHES, RICHARD/SIMS, CHARLES/POSTAN/PELMOR, JOSHUA/BROWN, SQUIRE/HIGHES, RICHARD/

Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT/BROAD RIVER

Type: PLAT/

Topics: /

Series Number:
S213190 Volume:
0009
Page:
00395 Item:
01

Date: 1786/01/06

Description: HUGHS, JAMES, PLAT FOR 250 ACRES ON BRANCH OF TYGER RIVER, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY ANDREW THOMSON.

Names Indexed: HUGHS, JAMES/THOMSON, ANDREW/

Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT/TYGER RIVER

Type: PLAT/

Topics: /

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October 21, 2006

Burial Sites

My sister and I have been spending hours checking out Oconee cemeteries. I will post as much as possible here to help Hughes researchers. Here is something I find interesting.

Burial site for William Hughes Revolutionary War soldier.

J. C. Hughes and Alice Hughes
and

Mark Hughes

William H. Hughes and Mary

William H. and Hattie

Daniel Hughes

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October 20, 2006

Burial Site of George Hughes

Demaris ran across this today. Apparently it hasn't been on the web too long.

Old Pendleton District - Oconee Cemetery

Oconee Cemeteries

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October 15, 2006

George

Well, I tried hard, but if I had been really thinking, I would have known immediately because Rhoda was a widow before 1834 and as Forrest wrote:

"This George sure sounds good, but there is a major problem with him. There was a Widow Hughes in Pendleton Dist, 1820 and I am sure it was Rhoda--the data matches. George Hughes was enumerated in 1810 in Pendleton District and it almost a certainty it was our George because the children listed match his family to a "T".

If our George served in the Revolutionary War, but died before 1820, then he would not show up in the Rev War Pension records. The Act of Congress setting up pensions was not passed until 1828, then broadened in 1832.

This George Hughey or Hughe did serve in the Revolutionary War. I viewed his Pension records (S21306) this morning. He fought at King's Mountain with his Captain, James Withrow. He also fought Tories in several small skirmishes in NC & SC. He says he was born in Brunswick Co., VA (the county just east of Lunenburg, from which Lunenburg was formed in 1746). He was born 22 July, 1758. When he volunteered for service in the war in 1780 he was living in Rutherford Co., NC. He said that since the Revolution he had lived in Union and Spartanburg Counties, SC and was living in Spartanburg Co. in 1834 when he applied for his pension. George couldn't sign his name. His mark was a vertical line with a horizontal line touching it midway and going off to the right. It looks like a "T" lying on its side. Vouching for George were W. J. Guthrie, a clergyman, Abner Bemon, and Edmund Corley."

I do wonder about the Rutherford connection and also I wonder about a Hughey being from Brunswick and Rutherford then moving on to SC as did the Hughes family.

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October 12, 2006

George Hughes born in Brunswick, VA

Some time ago my sister, Demaris, received a letter from a researcher (from TX I believe) stating that our George Hughes was born in Brunswick, VA. We could not make a case for that and eventually shelved it along with other information that had no documentation. Today I am pulling it back out.

The Revolutionary War Pension Files entry that reads George Hughe or George Hughey may be our George Hughes after all. It reads as follows:
From the book, Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files: George Hughe, or George Hughey, S21306, NC Line, appl 2 Sep 1834 Spartanburg Dist. SC, sol was b in 1758 in Brunswick Co. VA & he lived in Rutherford Co. NC at enl & after the Rev. he lived in Union Dist. SC then to Spartanburg Dist. SC, a son John Hughey made aff'dt 12 Mar 1857 in Spartanburg Dist. SC & stated sol died there 26 Jul. 1838.

I had seen this entry many times and thought the son named John Hughey pretty much ruled out our family, however, after digging around in Lunenberg and Brunswick recently, I believe we may have something here. If George and William were brothers, and they probably were, we need a Hughes who was in both Lunenberg and Brunswick at the correct times for the birth records of 1752 and 1758 to have occurred. There is a John Hughes, brother of Joseph who fits that profile.
The positives here would be that William of Rutherford was born in Lunenberg and John Hughes was in Lunenberg as we see from the will entry below. Also, there was a John Hughes in Brunswick at the right time to have been both the father of William and George. A look at a map shows that Brunswick is just below Lunenberg. We know that our George named his first son John. Also, we know of his Rutherford connection. I strongly suspect that he and William were brothers.

Here is the record mentioned.
HUGHES, JOHN * VA-13-2-287
John Hughes will in Brunswick county is dated 1784.
Lunenberg
1755 Nov 25 Last Will & Testament of Joseph Hughes: Could this tie into the family of Joseph, who fought at King's MountainHenry Hobson: 200 acres

John Hughes, brother: 225 acres given by father; saddle and bridle

Jane, wife: 250 acres given by father; 7 Negroes

Elizabeth Hughes: mother

Executors: Jane Hughes, wife; John Hobson and William Hobson.

Witnesses: Richard James, Thomas Poindexter and Ann Atkinson.

Probated: Jun 29, 1756; Cumberland Co. VA.

After I did the above, I went to rootsweb and was surprised to find that this is the same family that Edward Garrett wrote about in 1,000 Years From Normandy! I learned that there is quite a bit of documentation on the father of John and Joseph Hughes.

Stephen Hughes of Cumberland
His name was Stephen Hughes and he lived in Cumberland Co., VA. His family is the same as that of Rees Hughes who donated land for St. Peter's Parish Church! BINGO We find that Mr. Garrett knew the history of the family. According to my understanding, George is not a direct descedant of the church builder, but his is the same family. The ancestors were cousins if I am reading this correctly.

You who are reading this, please examine the evidence and see if you can prove or disprove what I have written. I know that the mystery here and the negative side of this is the son named John Hughey. I will be writting for the Rev. War record of George Hughe no.S21306, NC Line. If any of you already have this record, please share.

Another item that remains a mystery is my own March 2004 entry that reads: Laurens & Newberry
Hughes found in Laurens Co., SC in 1800 included Aaron (Aron), Caleb, George, James, John, Joel, Thomas, William. Also, Stephen Hughes will names John & Joseph as heirs in 1799. Aaron and George are both listed on census as living in "Garretts Co.".


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