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Marcus "Mark" Hughes
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1823
Avery County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1927
Roaring Creek
Avery County
North Carolina, USA

"Mark" Hughes / Marcus Hughes

Born in Avery County, February 28, 1823, "Mark" Marcus Hughes was the son of Jerry (Jeremiah) Hughes and "Myra" Elmyra Hughes, both born in Yancey County, N.C.

Mark Hughes married Nerva(?) Hobson. (death certificate)

Records seem to have "Mark" as being married to Jemima (Minnie) Buchanan. (perhaps he was twice married?)

On January 28, 1927, Roaring Creek, Avery County, N.C., Marcus "Mark" Hughes, a widower, died at the age of 103.

Burial: Hughes Cemetery, January 29, 1927
- Family -

1860 Census Bakersville, Yancey Co., N.C., Census was taken on 23 of June, 1860.

-Marcus Hughes & Gemima Hughes Household-

* The 1860 census below states that Marcus Hughes, age 34, was born abt 1826, in N.C. I did look at the copy of the census and it did state his age as 34, as well as his wife, Gemima, being the same age. His death certificate stated he was born in 1823, so that is pretty close as the same and also with comparing birth years given for his children as thier D.C.

* Also with looking at the census there is a couple of "Hobson Surname" families living nearby as of the census.

1860 United States Federal Census
about Marcus Hughes
Name: Marcus Hughes
Age in 1860: 34
Birth Year: abt 1826
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Yancey, North Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Bakersville
Household Members: Name Age
Marcus Hughes 34 *
Gemima Hughes 34 *
Cecelia A Hughes 8
Lurana Hughes 6
Letta J Hughes 5
David Hughes 4
Mary Hughes 2
Leonard Hughes 1


Uncertainly as of burial & if a markerstone is still available. * See D.C.
Family links: 
  Jerry Hughes (1810 - 1893)
  Myra R. Hughes (1813 - 1890)
  Jemima Buchanan Hughes (1827 - 1910)
  Leonard Hughes (1856 - 1952)*
  Joe Hughes (1859 - 1931)*
  Martha Hughes Hughes (1860 - 1955)*
  Marcus Hughes (1823 - 1927)
  Wilson Leonard Hughes (1856 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Hughes Memorial Park
Roaring Creek
Avery County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Autumn
Record added: Nov 02, 2009
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Marcus Mark Hughes
Added by: Autumn
Marcus Mark Hughes
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- Autumn
 Added: Nov. 2, 2009

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