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Elizabeth McDowell Benton "Betty" Jones Hughes
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Birth: Oct. 29, 1848
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: May 20, 1924
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, California
Article published 30 September 1888, Page 11, Column 3
"The era for grand weddings had now set in, and all those that followed partook more or less of that character. The Chief one in 1870 was when Miss Betty Jones, granddaughter of Thomas Hart Benton and daughter of the late William Carey Jones, a legal luminary of some brilliancy, was married to Captain W. B. Hughes, Quartermaster in the United States Army. This time, as became its importance, the ceremony was performed in church, and Trinity was crowded to its utmost capacity on the evening of October 28, 1870, to see Bishop Kip pronounce the nuptial benediction. The bride was arrayed in a heavy white silk with court train, trimmed with point applique, a crown of orange blossoms covered with a veil of tulle illusion. The bridesmaids were dressed in white tarlatan, each with different colored flowers and were Miss Bessie McHenry, Miss Hallie Duncan, Miss May Fourgeaud, Miss Jennie Lount, Miss Nellie Turner and Miss Georgie Hammond. The groomsmen were Newton Booth of Sacramento. Lieutenant Lockwood, Lieutenant Goodrich, Lieutenant G. H. Wheeler, Lieutenant Hughes, and Mrs. Jones, brother of the bride. The wedding procession was an innovation, inasmuch as the groom and his six attendants first entered, marched up the aisle and passed to the right of the chancel. They were followed a few moments later by the bride and her maids, who placed themselves on the left, the procession being closed by an old colored woman, an ex-slave, bearing a white satin cushion whereon the bride was to kneel during the service. Following the service in church was a dancing reception at the Lick House, the large dining-room being used for the purpose." 
Family links: 
  William Carey Jones (____ - 1867)
  Elizabeth Preston Benton Jones (1822 - 1895)
  William Burton Hughes (1832 - 1896)*
  Elizabeth McDowell Benton Jones Hughes (1848 - 1924)
  Thomas Benton Jones (1852 - 1916)*
  William Carey Jones (1854 - 1923)*
  McDowell Benton Jones (1857 - 1858)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: W/O William B
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec: WE, Site: LOT 150-
Maintained by: Darrell McLain
Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Mar 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49208871
Elizabeth McDowell Benton Betty <i>Jones</i> Hughes
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Elizabeth McDowell Benton Betty <i>Jones</i> Hughes
Added by: David McInturff
Elizabeth McDowell Benton Betty <i>Jones</i> Hughes
Added by: David McInturff
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