Seventh Generation


68. James Fisher Hughes226,522 was born in 1798 in USA, South Carolina, Charleston Co., Charleston.67 He was baptized on 15 May 1799 in USA, South Carolina, Charleston Co., Charleston.523 Register of Church of Charleston, S.C.

Wednesday May 15, 1799 Baptized James Fisher and Mary Mathews son & daughter of __ & Louisa Hughes. He owned on 27 February 1841 in USA, Mississippi, Lauderdale Co..97 Cancelled: N Document Nr. : 28417 Misc. Document Nr. :
Patentee Name: HUGHES, JAMES F
Warrantee Name:
Survey
State: MISSISSIPPI
Acres: 240.04
Metes/Bounds: No
Title Transfer
Signature Present: Y
Signature Date: 02/27/1841
Issue Date: 2/27/1841
Land Office: Columbus
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Numbers
Document Nr.: 28417
Accession/Serial Nr.: MS1380__.105
BLM Serial Nr.: MS NO S/N
Comments:
Legal Land Descriptions
Nr. Aliquot Parts Sec/Blk Township Range Fract. Sect. Meridian Acres Counties
1 NW 9/ 8-N 16-E N CHOCTAW MERIDIAN 0 LAUDERDALE
2 W½SW 9/ 8-N 16-E N CHOCTAW MERIDIAN 240.04 LAUDERDALE
James owned on 10 September 1844 in USA, Mississippi, Lauderdale Co..97 Cancelled: N Document Nr. : 28416 Misc. Document Nr. :
Patentee Name: HUGHES, JAMES F
Survey
State: MISSISSIPPI
Acres: 240.3
Metes/Bounds: No
Signature Present: Y
Signature Date: 09/10/1844
Survey Date: Subsurface Reserved: N
Title Transfer
Issue Date: 9/10/1844
Land Office: Columbus
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Numbers
Document Nr.: 28416
Accession/Serial Nr.: MS1450__.134
BLM Serial Nr.: MS NO S/N
Comments:
Legal Land Descriptions
Nr. Aliquot Parts Sec/Blk Township Range Fract. Sect. Meridian Acres Counties
1 13 5/ 8-N 16-E N CHOCTAW MERIDIAN 0 LAUDERDALE
2 14 5/ 8-N 16-E N CHOCTAW MERIDIAN 0 LAUDERDALE
3 15 5/ 8-N 16-E N CHOCTAW MERIDIAN 0 LAUDERDALE
4 18 5/ 8-N 16-E N CHOCTAW MERIDIAN 0 LAUDERDALE
5 19 5/ 8-N 16-E N CHOCTAW MERIDIAN 0 LAUDERDALE
6 20 5/ 8-N 16-E N CHOCTAW MERIDIAN 240.3 LAUDERDALE


He died on 1 February 1853 at the age of 55 in USA, Mississippi, Lauderdale Co., Daleville.67 He was buried at Hughes Family Cemetery in USA, Mississippi, Lauderdale Co., Daleville.67 "James F. Hughes of Summerville, went to the Up-country (200 miles north of Charleston) and was employed as a bookkeeper by Mr. James Steveson. During his two years in that part of the state he became intimately acquainted with Mr. Charles Steveson's family (James's brother), who were Methodists. Eventually he decided to cast his lot with the then despised sect, although he had been raised a Congregationalist. Before his return to Summerville he had wooed Martha, daughter of Charles Steveson, who although a plain country girl, had an innate dignity of manner, a pleasant disposition, and above all, was an earnest Christian. In a short time he brought his bride to the home of his father in Summerville where they lived for two years and where his son, C.E. Hughes, was born.
Except for James, all of the Hughes brothers and sisters stayed in South Carolina. In 1822 James went went with wife, baby boy, and father-in-law Charles Steveson to Alabama. They all settled near Marion in Perry County. James taught school in Perry and Marengo Counties for several years. After his father's death he received one thousand dollars from the patrimonial estate, and with part of this sum he bought from the U.S. government 480 acres of land in the vicinity of Daleville, Lauderdale County, Mississippi. Lauderdale County, now one of the richest and most populous counties in the State, had been recently established December 23, 1833. It was located about the middle of the eastern border of Mississippi next to the Alabama line. Daleville is now known as Lizelia, and was about 10 miles northwest of Meridian; it was named by Gen Sam. Dale, who first settled there. Lauderdale County is well watered by numerous small creeks and streams, which are for the most part head waters of the Chickasawhay river, or small branches of the Tombigbee, and it is well timbered with pine, oak, hickory, gum, beech, chestnut, poplar, and sycamore. James removed with his family to this new home in January, 1837, where he resided until his death, February 1, 1853. After coming to this state he had resumed his occupation of teaching which he followed almost continuously until his health failed in the autumn of 1852.
In the winter of 1846-7, Hughes received a letter from his brother, J. Powel, informing him that a trust fund that had descended from their great-grandmother Saltus was to be divided among her heirs. Louisa (Mathews) Hughes's portion was thirty-three hundred and thirty dollars ($3330), which was to be divided among her surviving children and grandchildren, Hughes and his nine children each having a claim of fifty-five dollars and fifty cents ($55.50). He received the money for his share and for the shares of his adult children, and used it as a family fund. Daniel and Jane were still minors when he died, and their shares are still unpaid. - Even at a very low rate of interest, their claims would have quadrupled by this time.
James F. Hughes gave to his son, Charles Edward Hughes, 80 acres of land lying in Section 5, and in 1851 he sold the remainder of his holdings in that section to Elisha Mosley, excepting 24 acres - the part thereof lying on the east side of the Jackson and Livingston road. That part Charles Edward and Pauline Hughes bought from him. In 1853 James' wife, Martha, sold the 240 acres which lay in Section 9 to Solomon Alford Parker. So only 104 acres now owned by Charles Edward Hughes is left of the original purchase of the Hughes family."

Cancelled: N Document Nr. : 37859 Misc. Document Nr. :
Patentee Name: HUGHES, JAMES F
Warrantee Name:
Authority: April 24, 1820: Cash Entry Sale (3 Stat. 566)
Signature Present: Y
Signature Date: 10/01/1859 Metes/Bounds: N
Survey Date: Subsurface Reserved: N
Land Office: COLUMBUS
Comments:
Legal Land Descriptions
Nr. Aliquot Parts Sec/Blk Township Range Fract. Sect. Meridian Acres Counties
1 NWNE 17/ 11-N 14-E N CHOCTAW MERIDIAN 40.76 KEMPER

Martha Stevenson and James Fisher Hughes were married about 1820 in USA, South Carolina.228 They228 appeared in the census in 1840 in USA, Mississippi, Lauderdale Co..524 Jas F. Hughes - 11 people, no slaves
2 boys under 5 - John (3), Daniel (5)
1 boy 5-9 Joel (9)
2 boys 10-14 - Josiah (14), George (18)
1 man 15-19 - Charles (19)
1 man 40-49 Jas F (42)
1 girl < 5, Sarah (1)
2 girls 5-9 - Martha (7), Louisa (12)
1 woman 40-49 Martha (41) They524 appeared in the census on 30 August 1850 in USA, Mississippi, Lauderdale Co., Southern District.230,231 Southern District, 30 Aug. 1850
James Hughes 52 School Teacher $600 real estate, born SC
Martha 52 born SC
Joel W 19 " Ala
Martha L 17 " Ala
Daniel 15 " Ala
John 13 " Ala
Jane 11 " Ala

Above on the same page was son Charles Hughes with family.

No James Fisher Hughes or Charles Edward Hughes listed as slave
holders in 1850 or 1860.

69. Martha Stevenson228 was born about 1799 in USA, South Carolina.230 She appeared in the census on 11 July 1860 in USA, Mississippi, Smith Co..525 Living with her married daughter Sarah Phipps.

266, 266 Martha Hughes 60 F 1500, 250 SC
John Hughes 22 M Farmer 200, 150 MS
Toliver Phipps 26 M Farmer 0, 100 GA
Sarah Phipps 20 F MS
John A Phipps 23 M Merchant 0, 800 GA
Amanda Phipps 18 F GA
John D. Florence 20 M Farm laborer 0.100 GA
She died after 11 July 1860 at the age of 61 in USA, Mississippi.225

Children were:

34

i.

Charles Edward Hughes.

ii.

George Mathews Hughes247,526 was born on 30 November 1823 in USA, Alabama, Perry Co., Marion.364,527 He appeared in the census in June 1900 in USA, Mississippi, Smith Co., Trenton Pct..528 Living with his son Ransom L Hughes. He is listed as 77 yrs old, b. Nov 1877, widowed.
His wife, Sarah, is also listed as a widow in the 1900 census, she is living with her son Judge William Hughes. Why they are apart and both listed as widowed, I don't know.
He died on 30 June 1908 at the age of 84 in USA, Mississippi, Smith Co..526,527 1 Jun 1908, in Taylorsville, Smith Co, Miss. is the death date from Ralph B. Hughes. George was buried at Raleigh Cemetery in USA, Mississippi, Smith Co., Raleigh.526 George M. Hughes was born in 1822 in Marion, Perry County, Alabama, to James Fisher and Martha Stevenson Hughes.

In the 1850 Census, Lauderdale Co., Miss. George M. Hughes 27, farmer, born Alabama, is listed with wife Sarah 21 born Alabama, and son Stephen 6/12, born Alabama.

In "Lauderdale County, Mississippi, 1853" is listed George Hughes, 3 males, 1 female, for a total of 4.
This is probably George, his wife Sarah, and two sons, Stephen and Henry F.

In the 1860 Census, Miss, Smith County: G. M. Hughes 36, is a farmer b. AL circ 1824, with his wife Sarah (Lacy) 30, b. AL. circ 1830 AL: along with their children at that time, along with a Martha Lacy 27, b. AL, who may be the sister of Sarah Lacy Hughes.

Also living near George and Family in 1860 in Smith County is J. W. Hughes 29, farmer, b. AL circ 1831, with his wife Martha F. (Mosely) 25, b. AL, and children 7 yrs thru 4 years, all born in Mississippi. This is George's brother Joel Wesley.

In the 1870 Census, Miss., Smith County, George M. Hughes 46 is a farmer, born AL, with his wife Sarah (Lacy) 40, born circ 1830 AL; and their children at that time, along with a Martha Lacy 38, b AL. who may be the sister of Sarah Lacy Hughes. Also living nearby is Stephen Hughes 20 and wife Dianah 21, and daughter Lennie F, one year old, all born in Mississippi. And nearby is Joel W. Hughes 40, wife Martha 34, and children Leona J 16, Richard C 13, Emily L 8, and Laura E 3. Stephen Hughes is probably George's son.

In the 1880 Census, Miss., Smith County, G. M. Hughes 56 is there, a farmer, born AL circ 1824, with his wife Sarah 50 housekeeping, born AL, and children all born Mississippi, Eugenia 23, Sally 18, George 16, Leonitus 13, Willie 10, and Alexine 6.

In the Census of 1900, Smith Co., Miss. Sarah Lacy Hughes 72 is living with her son William and family.
In the Census of 1900, Smith Co., Miss. George M. Hughes 77, is living with his son Ransom
Sarah Lacy Hughes died Oct 26, 1906, and is buried at Raleigh South Cemetery, Smith County, Miss.

George M. Hughes died June 1, 1908 and is buried Raleigh South Cemetery, Smith County, Miss. (Information about George and Sarah's burial place comes from a lady at the Robinson Memorial Library, Raleigh, MS, who I talked to on Nov 2, 2004.)


compiled by Mary A. Perry
updated November, 2004

iii.

Josiah Powel Hughes was born about 1826 in USA, Alabama, Perry Co., Marion.247 He appeared in the census on 4 September 1850 in USA, Mississippi, Lauderdale Co., Southern District.529 Living with the Wm Temple family a merchant.
57, 58, Wm Temple 43 M, Merchant, NC
Martha A, 36 F, Ala
Mary C., 9 F, Ala
Henry H, 7, MS
Hildu F, 5 F, MS
Emily D, 2 F, MS
- - Glenn, 27 M, Doctor,
A Wilkens, 31 M, NC
SS Flourenoy, 27 M, Mechanic, Ky
Josiah P. Hughes, 24 M, Shoemaker, Ala He died in USA, Texas. According to "The History of Daleville, Mississippi", Josiah Powell Hughes (born in Ala. circ 1826) died in Texas.
Josiah Powell Hughes, was born about 1825 in Marion, Perry County, Alabama to James Fisher and Martha Stevenson Hughes.

In the 1830 census, Alabama, Marengo County, the James F. Hughes family is listed as residing there.
Josiah P. would have been 5 years old.

In 1837, the James F. Hughes family moved to Lauderdale County, Miss. Josiah would have been 12 years old.

In the 1840 census, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, the James F. Hughes family is listed there. Josiah would have been 15 years old.

In 1850 census, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, page 329, Josiah P. Hughes 24 years old, born Alabama, a shoemaker, is listed with the Wm. Temple family.

Josiah may have married around 1850-1855 to Effie McClaurin, and they may have gone to Texas about that time.

Can't find him in the 1860 Texas Index under Hughes, or Hughs, J.P., Josiah, P., or Powell.
In 1860 there is a Josiah Hughes in Arkansas, Jefferson Co., 39 b. AL.
SEA Hughes wife 39 AL
Wm Adair 4 Male AR
D Adair 2 Male AR
Could it be this one?


Did he fight in the civil war? He may have died in the war. There's a Josiah P. Hughes listed in Co A, 6th Cav. Bat., Texas Cavalry.

Can't find him in the 1870 Texas Index under Huges, Hughes, or Hughs, J.P., Josiah, P., or Powell.
Maybe Wife Effie listed or she may have remarried 1860-1870 if he died.

Can't find Josiah in 1880 Miss Index.


prepared by Mary A. Perry
9110 Pope Ct
Lipan, TX 76462
September, 2004

iv.

Louisa Maria Hughes247,530 was born on 8 May 1828 in USA, Alabama.526 She appeared in the census in 1900 in USA, Texas, Limestone Co.. Living with her son James:
1900 census, Limestone County, TX
James E. Price 55, born July 1845 in Miss, married 7 years,
wife Martha,
daughter Ruby 6, born May 1894 in Texas,
stepchildren named Waters, 14 and 11.
mother M. L. Price, born May 1828 in Mississippi, 72 years old.
She died after 1900 at the age of 72 in USA, Texas. according to Davis, Louisa Maria Hughes Price died in Texas. Louisa has Ancestral File Number 20MG-62D. Louisa Maria Hughes was born May 8, 1828 in Alabama, to James Fisher and Martha Stevenson Hughes.

According to "History of Daleville, Mississippi" by Patricia Davis, she married Sept 11, 1844 in Lauderdale County, Miss., to Daniel M. Price.

In book "Lauderdale County, Mississippi, 1853 State Census" , D. N. Price is listed, 4 in household.

Also according to Davis, Louisa Maria Hughes Price died in Texas.

Apparently Daniel and Louisa and family came to Texas around 1852, according to information about births of children on census record below.

Apparently Daniel M. Price died before 1900, maybe in Robertson County, Texas, or Limestone County, Texas. There is a D. M. Price born 1822, died June 4, 1887, buried at Calvary Cemetery, Falls Co, TX.


prepared by Mary A. Perry
9110 Pope Ct
Lipan, TX 76462
September, 2004


v.

Joel Wesley "Jack" Hughes247,527 was born about 1831 in USA, Alabama.230 He served in the military Civil War - Confederacy in 1863.61 Joel lived in Smith Co., Mississippi at the time the Civil War ended, 1863. A letter by Craig Hughes Sheely tells of the journey home by Joel and his brother Charles, "Charles E. Hughes was a private in the Cavalry Company G, 6th Regiment of the C.S.A. He joined at Dekalb, Mississippi. He was in the battled of Vicksburg, Mississippi when it surrendered. He and his brother Joel Hughes who also fought in this battle walked to Smith Co. where Joel lived. Charles rested a few days then continued on foot to Daleville and home, seeing for the first time his three month old baby girl Elizabeth (Betty). This was in Sept. 1863. He had walked one hundred and fifty miles."
He owned on 15 June 1892 in USA, Mississippi, Smith Co..97 Names

Patentee: JOEL W HUGHES

Survey

State: MISSISSIPPI
Acres: 161.13
Metes/Bounds: No

Title Transfer

Issue Date: 6/15/1892
Land Office: Jackson
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: May 20, 1862: Homestead EntryOriginal (12 Stat. 392)

Document Numbers

Document Nr.: 7288
Misc. Doc. Nr.: 14848
Accession/Serial Nr.: MS2460__.013
BLM Serial Nr.: MS NO S/N

Legal Land Description
N½SW 13/ 3-N 6-E No Choctaw MS Smith
SWNW 13/ 3-N 6-E No Choctaw MS Smith
NESE 14/ 3-N 6-E No Choctaw MS Smith

Jack owned on 6 June 1896 in USA, Mississippi, Smith Co..97 Names

Patentee: JOEL W HUGHES

Survey

State: MISSISSIPPI
Acres: 39.9
Metes/Bounds: No



Title Transfer

Issue Date: 6/6/1896
Land Office: Augusta
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

Document Numbers

Document Nr.: 13969
Accession/Serial Nr.: MS0910__.246
BLM Serial Nr.: MS NO S/N

Legal Land Description
NWNE 8/ 3-N 7-E No Choctaw MS Smith
He was buried in USA, Mississippi, Smith Co., Raleigh.

vi.

Martha Lavinia Hughes247,530 was born on 3 October 1831 in USA, Alabama.230 She died on 15 December 1899 at the age of 68 in USA, Mississippi, Smith Co.. She was buried in USA, Mississippi, Smith Co..

Martha L. Hughes was born Oct 3, 1831 to James Fisher and Martha Stevenson Hughes.

Mrtha L. Hughes married about 1850 to Thomas N. Dobbs. They had children: Sarah L. Dobbs, born about 1851, James R. Dobbs, born about 1853, and William T. Dobbs, born about 1859.

In "Lauderdale County, Mississippi, 1853 State Census", is listed T. N. Dobbs, one male, 2 females, total of 3. This is probably Thomas and Martha and little daughter .

There is also listed in 1853 Lauderdale County Census a Josiah Dobbs, one male, one female, for a total of 2. Also listed is a William C. Dobbs, 2 males, 3 females, a total of 5. There is also a Tyra D. Dobbs, 2 males, one female, total of 3. These may be relatives of Thomas N. Dobbs.

Apparently Thomas and Martha moved to Smith County, Miss after 1853 and before 1860.

In 1860 Census, Miss., Smith County, are listed - Dobbs, Thomas N. 30, farmer born Tenn; Martha 28, born Miss; Sarah L. 9; James R. 7; and William T. 6 mos.

Apparently Thomas Dobbs died around 1865 and Martha remarried circ 1867 to James Kelly.

In 1870 Census, Miss., Smith County, they are listed - Kelly, James 35 farmer born Miss., Martha 38 keeping house born Ala., and daughter Frances F. 2 born Miss. Also listed are Martha's children Dobbs, James R. 15, born Miss, William T. 10, born Miss, and Ellen T. 8 (fem), born Miss. Apparently Sarah Dobbs, the oldest child 19, has married.

Living nearby in 1870 are John Kelly 33 (born circ 1837, Miss.) and his little family, and he may be a brother to James Kelly.

There is also on same page 1870 Census, Anna Kelly 61 born SC circ 1809 (who may be the mother of James and John), with: Effie 36, Laughlin 30, Matilda 26, Manervia 26, Edward 23, Duncan 21, and Ellen 16, all born in Miss. Anna Kelly could be the mother of James Kelly, and the others could be James' sibblings.

In 1880 Census, Miss, Smith County, James Kelly, wife Matty, daughter Frances, son Daniel, son Gus?, and Matty's Dobbs children William? and Ellie.

Martha Lavinia Hughes Dobbs Kelly died December 15, 1899 in Smith County, Miss, and is buried in Smith County.

compiled by Mary A. Perry
October, 2004

vii.

Daniel Friday Salley Hughes53,530 was born in June 1835 in USA, Alabama.230,526 He died before 1900 at the age of 65 in USA, Texas.531 "One of their sons according to my reports, was named Daniel Friday Sally. Now I at first thought it was an error. But I later saw where Daniel Friday Sally got married. So I suppose that was just one of those weird names they seemed use back in those days." Aline

Martha Stevenson's sister Eliza married Daniel Friday Sally. He was apparently named after his Uncle.


In June of 1835, Daniel Friday Sally Hughes was born in Alabama, to James Fisher and Martha Stevenson Hughes. In 1850 Mississippi census, Daleville, Mississippi, Daniel 15, is with his parents. In 1860, where is Daniel F.S. Hughes 25 years old? He is not listed with Martha Hughes, John and the Phippses in 1860.

In a book "History of Falls County, Texas" by Roy Eddings, Chapter "Under the Confederacy", is listed on page 143: Hughes, D.S. private, Company F, 41st Inf. Greens Brigade,
Hardiman's Div., Trans-Miss Enlisted in Texas, Marlin, Texas
or maybe - Hughes, Daniel S. Confederate Cavalry 4th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (4th Mounted Volunteers)

In the 1867-1869 Voter Registration List of Falls County, Texas( on microfilm in the Fort Worth Library,) on page 494 are listed D. S. Hughes, and O. J. Hughes (one below the other), date of registry was Nov 25, 1869, and it indicated they had both been in the state 12 months and in the county 20 days. (However, the registrar was a little bit lazy and used ditto marks quite a lot.)

In 1868 Falls Co TX tax records, Daniel Hughes has 1 horse $40, (also a John Hughes, 1 horse 40)
In 1869 Falls Co TX tax records, D. S. Hughes has 1 horse $50, (also Hughes, C.J. [O.J.?) 2 horses 80
In 1869, April 15, in Falls County,Texas, Daniel marries Harriet Rouse (recorded in Falls County.)

In 1870 Census, Falls County, Texas, Daniel Hughes 34, farmer, born Miss. and his wife Harriet 25, born Georgia, and son Irvin 1, born Texas, are listed. There is also living with them Susanna Rouse 18 and Joseph Rouse 16, both born in Alabama. This is probably a brother and sister of Harriet Rouse Hughes.

In 1870 Falls Co TX tax records, D. S. Hughes - abts.27, J Morganland - 100 acres - l horse $50.
In 1871 Falls Co TX tax records,Dan Hughes,agt,-50 cattle 300; also Hughes, Dan.-J Hogan land,1horse.

In 1872 Falls Co TX tax records, D. S. Hughes - S Peckridge land - 100 acres(in Lockridge League 1/2 way between Lott and Travis), G. Morgan land 100 acres(in J. Hogan League(Powers Chapel), 2 horses.
In 1873 Falls Co TX tax records, D.S Hughes- abst 264 Elam Stockbridge land,200 acrs, 1 horse, 8 cattle.
In 1874 Falls Co TX tax records, D.S. Hughes - E Stockbridge land - 200 acres, 1 horse $60
In 1875 Falls Co TX tax records, could not find Daniel; however, some of the records were unreadable.
(I re-checked the tax records (on microfilm in the Temple TX library), and made corrections to tax records.)

In 1880 Falls Co TX census, ED36, page 2, fam 9, D. S. Hughes 45, born Miss, and wife H.E. 34, born Ga. and son Irvin 9, dau Jessie 7, dau Emma F. 6, son D.O. 4, dau Minnie R , 1, are listed, (all children born TX. (There is also in 1880 census, a Joel L. Hughes 38, b. Ala circ 1842, wife Flora33?, niece Elizabeth 12, daughter Mary 7, and dau Lona 1, living in Falls County at the time, but I do not believe he is the brother of Daniel S. Hughes.

Between 1880 and 1900, Falls County,Texas?, Daniel S. Hughes (he would have been 45-55 years old) may have died ? However, it is possible Daniel and Harriet separated or divorced.

In 1900 Census, Falls County, Texas, Harriet (Mrs. Daniel) Hughes, born 1846, 54 yrs. widowed, born Georgia, is head of household and daughters, Jessie 27, Florence 26, and Minnie 21, are living with her.
Son Irvin would have been 31 years old and son D.O. would have been 24. One of the sons (possibly Irvin) and another child must have died, since Harriet was listed as having 6 children, 4 living at that time.

Concerning a question of whether or not Daniel F.S. Hughes and Harriet Rouse Hughes may have divorced around 1880-1900: In 1900 Census, Hill County, Texas, pct. 2, there is a Daniel Hues, Uncle born June 1836, 64 yrs old, divorced, born Ala, living with Thomas Oliver family. Martha Oliver was the daughter of Daniel M. and Louisa Maria Hughes Price. In the 1910 Census, Midland Co, TX, there is a Daniel E? Hughes, Uncle, 75 yrs old, widowed, born Ala, living with John S.H. Weathered family (whose wife was Florence E. Phipps, daughter of Sarah Jane Hughes Phipps.)

For Falls County, Texas, Confederate Pension Applications on file at the Texas State Library and Archives at Austin, Texas, there is listed Daniel S. Hughes, application #11900. When was this applied for and where did he live?

compiled by Mary A. Perry
updated October, 2004

viii.

John Optimus Hughes527,532 was born about 1837 in USA, Mississippi.230,533 He appeared in the census in 1860 in USA, Mississippi, Smith Co..525 266, 266 Martha Hughes 60 F 1500, 250 SC
John Hughes 22 M Farmer 200, 150 MS
Toliver Phipps 26 M Farmer 0, 100 GA
Sarah Phipps 20 F MS
John A Phipps 23 M Merchant 0, 800 GA
Amanda Phipps 18 F GA
John D. Florence 20 M Farm laborer 0.100 GA
He died from a fall off a horse about 1875 at the age of 38 in USA, Texas, Falls Co.. John was buried in USA, Texas, Falls Co., Powers Chapel Cemetery. Linda (Hughes) Caviness believes this John is her ancestor. he is John Optimus and our grandfather - his son - Optimus John. All this goes with the Optimus in your line of Hughes - James Fisher Hughes' brother Optimas E. Hughes, which we believe James F. named his son after him etc. Our grandfather was born 3 months after the death of his father June 24, 1875 and his mother remarried and since his birth and her remarriage occurred between ! census records we have had a tough time tracking this down. There was a story that we have grown up with as to how our grt.grandfather died - that he died from a fall off a horse. Now we see that Patricia Lightsey Davis has written that same story about John Hughes. But we still can't connect them positively."


John Hughes and Martha Jane (Patty) Wilson probably married around the first of the year 1873, in Falls County, Texas. A daughter, Minnie Edna was born December 8, 1873.

John Hughes died from a fall off of a horse in Falls County, around the first part of 1875, before his son Optimus John was born June 24, 1875. We could find no records of his death, and there is no John Hughes (or any Hughes) listed as a member 1868 to 1875 of the E. M. Wilder Chapter of Masonic Lodge of which his father-in-law John R. Wilson belonged.

It is believed that John was possibly a brother to a Daniel S. Hughes (who lived in the area of Powers Chapel, Falls County, Texas, according to the 1880 census records). Daniel S. Hughes was from Mississippi; and according to census records (1880 Falls County, Dist 40, page 221,) the father of 4 year-old Optimus John Hughes and his sister Minnie Edna, was born in Mississippi.

According to reliable information, Daniel S. Hughes was the son of James Fisher Hughes(1799) of Charleston, SC and Lauderdale Co Miss. James Fisher Hughes(1799) was the son of Edward Hughes and James had a younger brother, Optimus born circa 1818, who was married in the early 1840's and had his own Optimus Jr in 1852. Since the name Optimus is very unusual, our John Hughes, father of Optimus John Hughes(1875), probably came from this Edward Hughes family.
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In the 1867-1869 Voter Registration List of Falls County, Texas( on microfilm in the Fort Worth Library,) on page 494 are listed D. S. Hughes, and O. J. Hughes (one below the other), date of registry was Nov 25, 1869, and it indicated they had both been in the state 12 months and in the county 20 days. (However, the registrar was a little bit lazy and used ditto marks quite a lot.)
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In 1868 Falls Co tax rolls, John Hughes - 1 horse - $40 , also a Danl Hughs, 1 horse 40.
In 1869 Falls Co tax rolls, C.J. (O.J.?) Hughes, 2 horses $80, also D. S. Hughes listed, l horse.

In 1870 Falls Co tax rolls, couldn't find an O.J. or John Hughes listed; however, records were dim.
In 1870 Falls Co tax rolls, D. S. Hughs, abst 27, J. Morgan land, 100 acres, 1 horse.

In 1871 Falls Co tax rolls, couldn't find an O.J. or John Hughes listed; however, records were dim.
In 1871 Falls Co tax rolls, Dan. Hughes agt. 50 cattle $300
also Dan Hughes - J. Hogan land, 1 horse

In 1872 Falls Co tax rolls, John Hughes - 1 horse - $76,
In 1872 Falls Co tax rolls, D. S. Hughes - S. Peckridge land 100 acres, 2 horses
" " G. Morgan land 100 acres, 2 horses

In 1873 Falls Co tax rolls, O. J. Hughes - 1 horse - $72,
In 1873 Falls Co tax rolls, D. S. Hughes - abst 274 Elam Stockbridge land, 200 acres, 1 horse, 8 cattle

Around the first of 1873, John Hughes married Martha Jane (Patty) Wilson. We can find no record of marriage in Falls County or surrounding counties.

In 1874 Falls Co tax rolls, couldn't find an O.J. or John Hughes listed; however, records were dim.
In 1874 Falls Co tax rolls, D. S. Hughes, abst 264, E Stockbridge land, 200 acres, 1 horse, 15 cattle
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In 1875 Falls Co tax rolls, O. J. Hughes - 2 horses, 5 cows, l00 acres abst #264 Elam Lockridge land (between Lott and Travis) (This is confusing that the Elam Stockbridge land 100 acres is now listed under O.J. Hughes. Could have been an error, or maybe O.J. Hughes acquired 100 acres of the Stockbridge land from D. S. Hughes?)

John Hughes was killed from a fall off a horse around the first part of 1875.

In 1876 Falls Co tax rolls, Mrs. M.J. Hughes - no land, 2 horses, 18 cows; could find no other Hughes.
In 1876 Falls Co tax rolls, B.D. Usseltin - 1 horse

In 1877 Falls Co tax rolls, B.D. Uselton - 1 horse - (no land)
In 1877, could find no Hughes, but the records were unreadable.

Martha Jane Wilson Hughes married Benjamin D. Useltin December 5, 1877.

In 1878 Falls Co tax rolls, B.D. Usselton - no land, 1 buggy, 1 horse, 7 cows, 1 hog
In 1879 Falls Co tax rolls, B.D. Usselton - no land, 2 horses, 10 cows, 2 hogs
In 1882 Falls Co tax rolls, B. D. Usselton - no land, 1 carriage, 2 horses, 10 cattle

Mary Hughes Spann stated in 2004, that Martha Jane Patty Hughes Usselton had had a disagreement with the Hugheses, something about she thought she had been cheated out of some land. Maybe it was the 100 acres of Stockbridge land?

We have the record in Falls County, TX, probate book Vol 3, page 329, where on August 23, 1879, Benjamin D. Usselton filed guardianship of the Hughes children, John and Edna.

Then in deed records of Falls County, TX, Vol 6, page 24, on August 2, 1882, B. D. Usselton purchased land from W. A. Wooley and wife, 50 acres of the Wm. Caldwell survey. Then in deed book Vol 4, page 143, on April 8, 1891, B. D. Uselton and M.J. Uselton wife, sold to V. T. Asbury, Jr., the land in the Caldwell survey. The family might have left Falls County in 1891.
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In the Powers Chapel Cemetery near Rosebud, Texas, there is a a marker that says "John Hughes, Co. K, 19 Texas Cav, Confederate States Army." This is in a line of headstones and a plaque that says "Powers Chapel Cemetery, In memory of The Confederate Veterans buried in Powers Chapel Cemetery, whose graves have been marked by the David B. Lowe Chap. No. 2461, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Pasadena, TX, 25 May 1986." Powers Chapel Cemetery was started in 1850.

Mary Ann Perry talked to a Mark at the Rosebud Funeral Home on Oct 25, 2004, and the only record he could find of a John Hughes being buried there was the one where the marker is, for the Civil War Vaterans.

Mary Ann Perry has copies of records from Texas State Archives of a file for Pvt. John Hughes, Co. K, 19th Reg, Texas Cavalry, Confederate States Army. According to "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph Crute, Jr., the 19th Cavalry Regiment was attached to Trans-Mississippi Department. The unit ended the war at Marshall, Texas and was disbanded in May, 1865.
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Concerning John Optimus Hughes(1837), son of James Fisher Hughes(circ 1798)

According to a book "The History of Daleville, Mississippi" by Patricia Lightsey Davis, John Optimus Hughes was born about 1837 (in Alabama or Lauderdale Co, Miss) to James Fisher Hughes and Martha Stevenson Hughes.

John's parents moved from Alabama to near Daleville, Lauderdale County, Mississippi in January of 1837, therefore, the question of whether John was born in Alabama or Mississippi. In the Daleville History it states that John Optimus was born in 1837 or 1838 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi.

In the 1840 Lauderdale County, Miss Census, Jas. F. Hughes is listed with his family, including 2 boys to 5 years old, 1 boy 5-10, 2 boys 10-15, 1 boy 15-20, one girl to 5 yrs, and 2 girls 5-10. John Optimus was probably a boy about 3 years old.

In th 1850 Lauderdale County, Miss Census, James Hughs, wife Martha and family are living there, and John is 13 years old, indicating that he was born in Alabama. James Fisher Hughes died Feb 1, 1853, Lauderdale County, Miss, and is buried in Hughes Family Cemetery, near Daleville.

In the 1860 Smith County, Mississippi census, John Hughs 22 b. Miss , is listed with Martha Hughs 60, b. S.C. Also in the same household are Toliver Phipps 26 b. Ga., Sarah Phipps 20 b. Miss, a John A. Phipps 23 b. Ga., Amanda Phipps 18, b. Ga., and a John D. Florence 20, farm laborer.

We don't know whether this John Optimus Hughes, son of James Fisher Hughes, fought in the civil war (1861-1865) for Miss. as he would have been of age. His brother Daniel apparently served in the Texas Cavalry. In a book "History of Falls County, Texas" by Roy Eddings, Chapter "Under the Confederacy", is listed on page 143, Hughes, D.S., private, Company F, 41st Inf. Greens Brigade, Hardiman's Div., Trans-Miss Enlisted in Texas, Marlin, Texas.

Also, in "The History of Smith County, Mississippi," History 976.2582, on page 358 - War Between The States, Harpa's Reserves, Company "C" 36th Inf, is listed: Dobbs, T.N. Pvt; Hughes, George, Pvt; Hughes, Joel W. Sgt; and Kelly, John Pvt. There was no John Hughes listed as serving from Smith County, Miss.

So far, we have not been able to locate John Hughes (about 32 years old) in the 1870 census, either in Mississippi or Texas. We believe this John Hughes may have come to Falls County, Texas around 1868, and that he is probably the John Hughes, father of our Optimus John Hughes born in Falls County, Texas, June 24, 1875.)

John's brother, Daniel Friday Hughes apparently came to Falls County, Texas before April 1869, as the marriage records of Falls County, Texas list D. S. Hughes married E. H. Rouse Apr 15, 1869.

The tax records of Falls County 1868, lists Hughs, Danl, 1 horse $40, and also Hughs, John, 1 horse $40.

In the 1867-1869 Voter Registration List of Falls County, Texas( on microfilm in the Fort Worth Library,) on page 494 are listed D. S. Hughes, and O. J. Hughes (one below the other), date of registry was Nov 25, 1869, and it indicated they had both been in the state 12 months and in the county 20 days. (However, the registrar was a little bit lazy and used ditto marks quite a lot.)

1870 Census records, Falls County, Texas, list Daniel Hughes 34 b Miss, and wife Harriet 25 b Ga., and son Irvin l yr old.

Also, according to "Families of Falls County" (Texas) in the Ft. Worth Public Library, John's sister, Sara Jane Hughes Phipps (wife of Toliver Phipps), came to Texas around 1867. And according to "The History of Daleville, Mississippi", John's brother, Josiah Powell Hughes died in Texas, as did his sister, Louisa Maria who married Daniel Price.

Pauline Craig Hughes of Lauderdale County, Miss. wrote to her children circ 1908 (copy of letter in possession of Mary A. Perry,) that John Hughes (son of James Fisher Hughes) was thrown from a horse and killed. So was the father of our Pa Hughes, Optimus John Hughes(1875).

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Sarah Jane Hughes530 was born on 20 October 1839 in USA, Mississippi.230,533,534 Marie has Lauderdale Co., Ms as her birthplace.
She appeared in the census on 18 June 1900 in USA, Texas, Hill Co., Justice Precinct 2. Living with her daughter's family - see under Florence Weatherred.
ED 41 She died on 15 April 1926 at the age of 86 in USA, Texas, Falls Co.. Sarah was buried in USA, Texas, Falls Co., Marlin, Calvary Cemetery. Sarah Jane Hughes was born Oct 20, 1839, in Lauderdale County, Miss. to James Fisher (1798) and Martha Stevenson(1798) Hughes. According to 1850 Census, Lauderdale County, Miss., (Sarah) Jane 11 years old, born Miss., is living with her parents James and Martha and family.

Sarah Jane Hughes married Toliver Phipps as stated in "The History of Daleville, MS", and that was Nov 8, 1859. Perhaps there is a marriage record in Lauderdale County, Miss, or Smith County, Miss.

According to the 1860 Census, Miss, Smith County, Toliver Phipps was 26 years old, born in Georgia (1834), and he was married to Sarah (Jane Hughes) Phipps 20, born in Mississippi (1840). They were living in the same household as Martha Hughes 60, born SC, and John Hughes 22, born Miss.There was also a John A. Phipps 23 born Ga (1837), (possibly Toliver's brother,) and a sister (or sister-in-law) Amanda Phipps 18 born Ga (1842). Also a John D. Florence 20, farm laborer living there in 1860.

According to Marie Winn Cornelius (2004), Toliver and Sarah Jane had six children: Ida, Georgia V, Emma Florence, a Son who died in childhood, Joel Anderson, and Alice.

Ida Phipps was born July 30, 1860 in Mississippi (probably Smith County)
Georgia V. Phipps was born Feb 14, 1862, probably in Smith County, Miss.
Emma Florence Phipps was born September 15, 1863, probably in Smith County, Miss.
An Infant son was born between 1865-1870
Joel A. Phipps was born Nov 22, 1868 in Trinity County, Texas
Iora Alice Phipps was born Sep 18, 1872, in Limestone County? Texas

According to "Families of Falls County (Texas)" in the Fort Worth Public Library, Toliver Phipps died when son, Joel was only 3 years old. Joel was brought by his widowed mother, sisters, and other relatives in a covered wagon to Hill County, Texas, and he lived in Hill County, Texas until a young man.

"Families of Falls County (Texas)" also states that Joel A. Phipps was born in Trinity County, Texas in 1868. Marie Winn Cornelius stated (in 2004), that Joel was born in Trinity County, Texas. According to Marie Winn Cornelius (in 2004), Toliver Phipps died Dec 1, 1873, in Robertson Co., TX.

Have not been able to find a record of Toliver Phipps and family in Texas in 1870. Maybe they were in Robertson County, Texas?

According to 1880 Census, Hill County, Texas, Florence Phipps, 16 orphant, b Miss; and Joel Phipps, 11 orphant, b Texas; were living with Thomas Oliver and wife Mattie(daughter of Daniel M. and Louisa M. Hughes Price?) 29, born Miss, and their children who were all born in Texas. We have not located Sarah Jane Hughes Phipps in 1880.

Around 1879, daughter Ida married John Norwood, Jr. and they were living in Falls County in 1880.
In 1881, Jan 25, Georgia Virginia married Columbus Moore Jones, in Falls County, Texas.
In 1881, May 12, Emma Florence married John S.H. Weatherred, in Hill County?, Texas.
In 1889, Sept 18, Iora Alice married in Marlin, Falls County, Texas.
In 1893, Mar 9, Joel Anderson Phipps married Mary Remington Singer, in Marlin, Falls Co., Texas.

According to 1900 Census, Falls County, TX, Sarah J. Phipps, b Oct 1835, 64 yrs old, widowed, born Miss, father born Miss and mother born Miss, is living with her son Joel A. Phipps (b Nov 1868, 31 yrs old) and family. Sarah J. Phipps is lised as having had 6 children, 4 living at that time. Records indicate that her daughter Iora Alice died 21 Nov, 1895, in Ennis, Ellis County, Texas, leaving her with 4 living children.

Also in the 1900 Census, Hill County, Texas, there is a Jane Phipps, mother-in-law, born Oct 1839, 60 years old, widowed, mother of 6, 4 living at that time, born Miss, father b Miss., mother b Ala. She is listed with John Weathered 49, and wife Florence ( Phipps) 36 years old, and children. (Per Marie Winn Cornelius, Florence Phipps married John Weathered.)

It is possible, if Sarah Jane Phipps was traveling from Hill County to Falls County, she might have been listed in both censuses. And as to the discrepancy in the date of her birth and her age, it is possible that someone might have given the wrong information.

According to Texas State Library and Archives of Confederate Pensions list, there is Sarah Jane Phipps, application #28392, Falls County, Texas, and her husband was Toliver Pharas Phipps.

According to "The History of Daleville, MS" Sarah Jane Hughes Phipps died April 15, 1926 in Texas, and Marie Winn Cornelius stated that she died in Falls County, Texas. Linda Caviness found in Oct 2004, that Sarah Jane is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Falls County, TX.

compiled by Mary A. Perry, updated May 2005