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William Hughes
B: ?1752 Bladen Dist NC
D: 24 Apr 1833 Wilsonville
Shelby Co AL
Buried Old Chapel Methodist Church
Wilsonville, Shelby Co AL

Married ?c1780 Columbia Co GA

Sarah Eades
B: ???
D: 23 Aug 1853 Union Parrish LA

Children
Name Born Died Married
John E. ??? ??? ???
Syltha S. 22 Mar 1788 ??? Benjamin Harper
B: 29 Sep 1787
D: ???
M: 10 Jul 1810
1855 Syltha living in Shelby Co AL
James A. ??? c1834
Shelby Co AL
???
William Jr c1792 ??? ???
1855 William living in Shelby Co AL
Abner A. 1 Nov 1797 GA 15 Dec 1862
Tallapoosa Co AL
Buried
Loachapoka Cemetery
Lee Co AL
Elizabeth Kidd
B: 4 Oct 1810
Elbert Co GA
D: 1883
Tallapoosa Co AL
Buried
Loachapoka Cemetery
Lee Co AL
M: c1829
Shelby Co AL
Henrietta c1800 GA ??? Cader Powell
B: c1806 GA
D: ???
M: ???
1855 Henrietta living in Shelby Co AL
Jeptha c1802 ??? ???
1855 Jeptha living in Union Parrish LA
Mary E. c1809 ??? Simeon Chapman
B: ???
D: ???
M: ???
1855 Mary living in Union Parrish LA
Order of children may not be correct. Sarah Hughes states in her Rev War pension request that she had 11 children by William Hughes.


Revolutionary War Soldier William Hughes Sr was a Revolutionary War soldier from Wake Co NC who enlisted in 1776 as a Private in the NC Militia and applied for a pension on 20 Aug 1832. His first enlistment was as a Private for 18 months in the company commanded by Cpt Drury Kade in the Regiment commanded by Col Benjamin Few. He was then assigned to the company commanded by Cpt Ignatius Few and was in the battle of Waxhaw. After Waxhaw William was employed as a scout in Georgia under Maj James Moore of NC. He was then discharged having served 18 months. He then volunteered as a Private for 5 months in the NC militia under Cpt Woodson Daniel. He was in the battle of Briar Crk and then was discharged by Cpt Blount at Hillsborough, NC. He then served 2 months as a Private in Cpt Matthew McCullen's NC Militia Company.


According to William Hughes Revolutionary War pension request he was living in Wake Co NC (near Raleigh) before the Revolutionary War. At the end of the War and his final discharge he returned to Wake Co NC and remained there until 1783 when he moved to Georgia. He first went to Richmond Co, then to Columbia Co, then to Warren Co and then to Montgomery Co. When he left Montgomery Co GA he went to Franklin Co TN until 1813 when he moved to Shelby Co AL where he remained for the rest of his life.

1805 William Hughes of Montgomery Co GA winner in 1805 GA Land Lottery and took possession 18 Dec 1805 of land in Dist 4 Wilkinson Co GA.
1800 and 1810 census records for TN are lost.
1812 (January) tax list of Franklin Co TN a William Hughs is listed.


Hughes In 1820 Shelby Co AL Census
Name Males
Over 21
Males
Under 21
Females
Over 21
Females
Under 21
William Sr 1 3 1 2
*William Jr 1 2 0 1
**Ennes 1 2 1 0
***George 1 2 1 3
***Ralph E. 1 0 1 2
*Known Son   **Possible Son   ***Unknown
William Hughes Grave
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Wm Hughes Grave Stone