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April Stewart (#47911506)
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Larry J Hughes
Ben Hughs in Pike County AL Update
Since I last responded I have found that Wilson Hughs, the older son, also had land just south and west of Ben in Pike County Al. Ben's land is between more west of Troy off Hwy 29 W and the Railroad to the north. William S Hughs bought land that adjoined Ben. Also, It appears that Sarah Hughs the elder, moved to Butler county (Oakey Streak) along with Wilson and the rest of the family (minus Ben the father) before the 1860 census. We contacted the current land owner (Buddy Starling) who said he thought there might be a grave site on the place. He said that his grandfather said he thought it was and he always had them cut the area with a lawn mower and not larger equipment. He said there were no graves marked but they may have been marked with wooden monuments that have since deteriorated. He has invited me to look at the area which I very much look forward to doing so soon. I will report back and will document the area with photos. Maybe this is Ben!?

Added by Larry J Hughes on Mar 01, 2014 10:06 AM

Mary Enzor Smith
Robert H. & Nora Rogers Henderson
April, I noticed you had requested a marriage date for Robert and Nora Rogers Henderson from Mr. Cook who created their memorial in Union Cemetery. I knew Mr. Bob and Ms. Nora since they were almost family. Their son, Coy, was married to my aunt, Esther Palmer Henderson.

Robert H. Henderson and Nora Rogers were married on 15 August 1904 in Butler Co., Alabama at the Hamrick Hotel by L.H.S Chappelle, Minister.

Information from Butler Co., Alabama Marriage Records, page 110, Volume 1903-1907.

Mary Enzor Smith

Added by Mary Enzor Smith on Jun 20, 2013 9:50 AM

Larry J Hughes
Benjamin Hughs of Pike County
I too have been trying to find Ben and Sarah's grave. Tyre M Hughs was my 5th Great Grandfather. I have found the graves of all of Ben's children but not theirs. After looking up the location of Benjamin's land grant I was surprised that it is north of Troy not far from the airport. There are many old churches in that area so that will be my next lookup projects. I know Tyre M and Louizar were likely Methodist since they are in Wesley Chapel cemetery but the rest of the family are in Consolation Primative Bapt cemetery. Do you know the religion of Ben and Sarah?

Added by Larry J Hughes on May 27, 2013 1:52 PM

Diane Williams Livingston
RE: Trye M Hughes
got the info from
here are a few hints: Not proof, but may help.
Benjamin Hughes had a land grant in Pike County AL HUGHES BENJAMIN 08/15/1837. He is then listed in the 1840 Pike Co Census.
I found this on Benj. Hughs is found in the 1840 Census of Pike County, Alabama. In the household, there is 1 male 5-10 (Richard Singleton), 2 males 10-15 (Tyre M. and Ezra), 1 male 15-20 (Benjamin Harrison), 1 male 20-30 (Young), 1 male 60-70 (Benjamin, HOH), 1 female under 5 (Mabry Eleanor), 1 female 5-10 (Sarah), 1 female 50-60 (wife, Sarah- maiden name possibly Bledsoe).
His older son is not accounted for in the household, but Wilson also appears in the 1840 Census of Pike County, Alabama as his own head of house with 2 males under 5 (Singleton and William), 1 male 20-30 (Wilson), 1 female 5-10 (Matilda), 1 female 20-30 (Almarbrey).
Dorcas Adaline "Dillie" Hughes is the only other child not accounted for in this household. She (female 20-30) appears with her husband, James Golden (male 20-30) in 1840 Census of Pike County, Alabama with no children.

Added by Diane Williams Livingston on Mar 13, 2013 9:36 PM

Diane Williams Livingston
RE: Trye M Hughes
unfortunately I don't have documentation. Benjamin may have died in Butler or Pike Counties Alabama. Don't have much info on him or Sarah. I'll keep looking and if I find anything will let you know. Please do the same. Diane

Added by Diane Williams Livingston on Mar 13, 2013 7:04 PM


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