November 14, 2006

Talladega Hughes

Members of Edward Hughes and Elizabeth Grigsby were in Talladega, AL. I have recently corresponded with a descendant of theirs. Their son, Nathaniel Hughes' descendants lived in north AL. Nathaniel Hughes, son of Edward, married a Rebecca ??. They had a daughter named Rhoda Hughes. We already knew that much. She married Starrett Dobbins in Gilford, Caswell County, NC. Rhoda and Starrett named a son Nathaniel Hughes Dobbins and had another son named James B. Dobbins. He married Elizabeth Hughs.

The most recent information on Rhoda and Starrett:

Death: 31 Jan 1877 - Blue Eye Spring, Talladega, Alabama, USA
Marriage: 28 Sep 1824 - Saint Clair, Alabama, USA

On the brother, James and his wife, Elizabeth, I found:
Death: 9 Jan 1846 - Cherokee, Alabama, USA Marriage: 12 Dec 1829 - Spring Garden, Cherokee, Alabama,

Posted by JHSGran at 09:26 PM | Comments (0)

November 07, 2006

Talladega Co. AL

Thanks to Forrest who pointed us in the right direction and all the researchers who have given us bits and pieces, I now feel confident in saying that we have found the family of George Hughes who married Rhoda Garrett in Laurens, SC! Actually, Demaris, made the discovery that has allowed me to decide that Forrest was correct in his assumption.

She found our George C.in Talladega Co., AL today. This county is just out from Birmingham, AL. The interesting thing about this is the people who were there with him. Apparently he spent time there between 1850 and 1860.
(It also solves the mystery of what happened to him for that decade. I believe that he may have returned to the land he owned there at some point in his later life. There did not seem to be an extremely close relationship between him and my grandfather and the distance may be the reason for that. Neither of them drove automobiles.)

For the first time I feel completely satisfied in saying that our ancestors are Edward Hughes and Elizabeth Grigsby . We still do not know if Edward is George's father or grandfather, however, he is one or the other. The answer will probably be found in Talladega, AL.

Perhaps the most significant find on the Talledega 1850 census is Moses Hughs, age 82. This is precisely the right age for him to be Nathaniel's son - ie Moses HUGHES b: Abt 1768 in Virginia

Here are Hughs land purchases found in the county.

The names Nathaniel and Moses give more validity to our theory that George from Laurens is Edward or Nathaniel's son. Also, there was a Grigsby Hughs who bought land in the county.


Adding to the evidence is the city of Childersburg. I never knew the significance of this until I realized last night that it is in Talladega Co. My father worked there before I was born. Now I am about 99% certain that this is where his uncle's Samuel and Lafayette were. They were sons of George C. Hughes and moved "down around Birmingham" in the early part of the 20th century. I could never find them in Jefferson Co., though.

Here are the names of the Hughes/Hughs in Talladega Co.on the 1850 census.
Hughes Alvin J 28 139 418A pg414a.txt Talladega District
Hughes George 10/12 139 418A pg414a.txt Talladega District
Hughes Marcus 19 246 471B pg466a.txt Talladega District
Hughes Martha 18 246 471B pg466a.txt Talladega District
Hughes Mary 26 139 418A pg414a.txt Talladega District
Hughes Miranda 26 246 471B pg466a.txt Talladega District
Hughes Missouri 16 246 471B pg466a.txt Talladega District
Hughes Sarah A 2 139 418A pg414a.txt Talladega District
Hughs Alexander 13 271 484A pg479a.txt Talladega District
Hughs Ava 50 258 477B pg472b.txt Talladega District
Hughs Caroline 33 248 472B pg472b.txt Talladega District
Hughs Elijah 53 271 484A pg479a.txt Talladega District
Hughs Elizabeth 7 248 472B pg472b.txt Talladega District
Hughs Frances 1 209 453A pg453a.txt Talladega District
Hughs Frances 7 271 484A pg479a.txt Talladega District
Hughs James 8 248 472B pg472b.txt Talladega District
Hughs Jasper C 25 209 453A pg453a.txt Talladega District
Hughs Jesse 9 271 484A pg479a.txt Talladega District
Hughs John 14 248 472B pg472b.txt Talladega District
Hughs Louisa 26 209 453A pg453a.txt Talladega District
Hughs Margaret 3 209 453A pg453a.txt Talladega District
Hughs Martin 1 248 472B pg472b.txt Talladega District
Hughs Mary 40 271 484A pg479a.txt Talladega District
Hughs Moses 82 258 477B pg472b.txt Talladega District
Hughs Moses 10 258 477B pg472b.txt Talladega District
Hughs Nathaniel 8 258 477B pg472b.txt Talladega District
Hughs Newton 3 248 472B pg472b.txt Talladega District
Hughs Rhoda 6 257 477A pg472b.txt Talladega District
Hughs Sarah 11 271 484A pg479a.txt Talladega District
Hughs Seaborn 11 248 472B pg472b.txt Talladega District
Hughs Washinton 12 258 477B pg472b.txt Talladega District
Hughs William 37 248 472B pg472b.txt Talladega District
Hughs William 13 248 472B pg472b.txt Talladega

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