May 14, 2010


Jesse Hughes may have been the son of John Davis Hughes.

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May 13, 2010

Martin Francis and Sidney L. Martin

While in Morgan county, AL this weekend for Mother's Day, I went to the cemetery where my dad is buried. I took time to walk the Mt. Tabor cemetery grounds. Numerous Francis family members are buried there. My great grandmother, Anna Elizabeth Francis had a brother named Martin Francis. I have always thought this is why my own grandfather was named James Martin Hughes. Sunday I found the grave of a Sidney L. Martin b. Nov. 18, 1894 married to Viola B. (Burleson) Martin b. Jan 14, 1903. He was buried next to Martin Francis. (Anna Elizabeth's brother) I haven't been able to find his parents but I have always thought the Hughes family must be connected to the Martin family in some way. Hopefully I will have time to search for Sidney Martin's ancestry this week or maybe someone who reads this will leave a a comment giving the history.

The gravestone read:
Sidney L. Martin
Nov. 18, 1894
July 1, 1969

Next to Sidney was his wife:

Viola B. Martin
Jan. 14, 1903
Feb. 16 1989

I also found the grave of:

Martin Francis
Oct. 10, 1867
July 23, 1994


James Burleson

Feb. 4, 1850

Mt. Tabor has many Francis family members, Burleson family members, Hughes family members, Martin family members and Speegle family members, just to name a few.

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May 08, 2010

Meador/ Shirley Connection

(8). Frances Anderson m. James Meador Dec 4, 1809 Cumberland Co. VA

Cumberland County Meador family

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May 07, 2010

On the Web

==1809 [24 Oct] Legatees of JACOB ROBERTS decd (Frances Brown of Rutherford Co., NC, John Meadows, John Gilbert, John Roberts, Josiah Dean, Isaac Roberts, Jacob Roberts, Thos Roberts, JOHN D. MITCHUSSON) to Mrs. Mary Roberts widow of said J.R. decd for $100, 179 acres on North Fork of Durbins Creek. 1) 100 acres original grant to Wm. Gibson 2) adjacent 79 acres original grant to Ezekiel Griffith, both conv to J. R. decd. Wit: Micajah & Caleb Hughes, T. Parks, J. P. [June 4, 1810]

Laurens County, South Carolina: Register of
Mesne Conveyance: Vol. D: 1791-1793:

Reference: Records of the Clerk of Court as
Register of Mesne Conveyance: Roll 4: 1791-1800
South Carolina State Archives:

Hughes, Caleb

Hughes, Caleb

Hughes, Caleb

Hughes, John

Hughes, Robert H
lease & release

Mary Meador married Caleb Hughes - Laurens, SC

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