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William Thomas "W.T." Hughes
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1831
Death: Jun. 11, 1874

William Thomas Hughes was the son of Thomas Hughes & Julia Ann Smith of Fayette, Co KY. W.T. was married 4 Oct 1853 to Sallie Kirkpatrick Cooper. They had 4 children: see the list of their children under Sallie Hughes.

WT Hughes was murdered on 11 Jun 1874 by his maternal uncle, Granville Smith.

WT inherited his father's estate now known as Elmendorf (horse farm). Just after the Civil War, he began to speculate in land and cattle, adding substantial acreage to the farm by borrowing heavily from his maternal uncle. When the market failed, Hughes lost the farm and his uncle's money.

A news article of the day reported that Hughes was moving his family and servants to a new home, riding in carriages and wagons, winding along tortuous roads alongside the Kentucky River. His uncle hid on a hillside with a long gun and shot WT Hughes dead. Later that day, Smith killed himself.

Sallie buried her husband in the Richmond Cemetery; but her Will directed her executor to purchase a lot in the Lexington Cemetery and move her husband from Richmond to rest beside her here.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Hughes (1789 - 1862)
  Julia Ann Smith Hughes (1805 - 1846)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Kirkpatrick Cooper Hughes (1833 - 1914)
 
 Children:
  Susan Wallace Hughes Bronston (1854 - 1891)*
  Thomas Hughes (1856 - 1911)*
  William Lacey Hughes (1858 - 1937)*
  John Cooper Hughes (1862 - 1928)*
 
 Siblings:
  Merrett W Hughes*
  William Thomas Hughes (1831 - 1874)
  Robert Henry Hughes (1837 - 1852)*
  Anna W Hughes Ferguson (1841 - 1863)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
W.T. HUGHES.
BORN
SEPT. 10. 1831
DIED
JUNE. 11. 1874

"What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter"
 
Note: Inscription is John 13:7
 
Burial:
Lexington Cemetery
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Sect: O, Lot: 25, Part: N1/2
 
Maintained by: sbhutson
Originally Created by: Hank Cox (inactive)
Record added: Mar 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50195649
William Thomas W.T. Hughes
Added by: Hank Cox (inactive)
 
William Thomas W.T. Hughes
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