"MC" Hughes moved to Navarro Co. 1844
of Spring Hill, Texas from the State of Georgia
James Hughes entered Texas abt. 1840, fought for the Republic of Texas. Received Bounty's for
his serving, d. December 1846 in Texas. He purchased lands from Jos T Bell in
1842 , located in Navarro County Texas near the town of Purdon.
Heir was Moses M Hughes,
Brother of James Hughes.
moved from St. Clair County Alabama to Navarro Co. Texas to administer the
estate. The 1850 Texas Census shows Moses Lived in Alabama in 1846 and was in
Texas by 1850. Last child Born in Alabama was Anguish
Note there where Five
different Moses Hugh’s living in Alabama in 1830 Census. All of which had left
the state by 1840 except for one.
Also should be told
three of them Moses Hughes; Moses Sr. and Moses Jr. all lived in the same
County, St. Clair. The best Match was Moses Hughes of this County. They might
very well be all related to each other . Moses Sr. and Jr. where much older than
just Mr. Moses.
In 1854-1858 the case of
heirs of James Hughes to set aside a deed of gift for several large
surveys (Suit brought against James Hughes Heirs; Moses Hughes) created
precedents for Innumerable Court cases for many years to follow.
Moses M Hughes died before 1858. Before the case was settled in Texas
Supreme Court. (Research pending to locate Court Documents)
Moses Hughes signed
petition to move Court house in 1847
Wife of Moses, Martha
Carolina Hughes registered the Hughes
Cattle Brand year Abt. 1856.
Martha is shown being
called to many Court cases concerning settling Land deeds of James Hughes Heirs.
Records run for many years.
Hughes is shown in NAVARRO COUNTY HISTORY BOOK, as being one of the
First settler's to
M. C. Hughes registered to vote
in Texas after the Civil war on Aug. 1st 1967. Stated he Lived Spring Hill, Texas
Navarro Co. for the past 23 years.
Shown first in Navarro
County Tax records year 1865 not owning any land , but was taxed for six horses
and 30 head of cattle. (Need to research Martha C. Paying Taxes on land and
locate her will. He may have inherited the land being the only son) Might have
been running the cattle on her land. She would have be up in years.
I believe MC
Hughes real name is Anguish McAlester
Hughes Son of Moses M. Hughes.
Just used MC short for McAlester as his first name.
have found many different Land deed records for M. C. Hughes where he Bought and sold lands to
various persons during the 1800’s in Navarro Co. Texas.
To Many records to list
Hughes registered the HUGHES BRAND
in July 1865 in Navarro, County Texas. Everything
seems to point to them Locating to Navarro Co. in 1865 after the marriage. Amelia
Family lived Wise County Texas near Decatur.
But of Most Interest to
me is MC Hughes deeded land to his wife
Amelia Hughes. Multiple
properties where given to Amelia in 1873.
Abt. 180 acres
Same year 1873 he
purchased more lands from the Widow BELL living in Austin, for himself.
Abt. 150 acres
Last shown selling lands
in 1878 to Jno M. Burch. (Research
Shown in 1878 Tax Rolls
with wife Permelia "Amelia" Hughes.
MC Might have been shown
paying taxes as late as 1882. Tax Rolls Show MC Permelia Hughes (Short hand for
both of them maybe)
This is the last time I can find M.C. Hughes in any type of Records living in
Navarro Co. (Research on going) But
I believe he may have divorced and moved to the Texas Panhandle
Source: Memory Cups of
Texas Panhandle Pioneers.
book states a "Mack Hughes"
lived near Fort Elliott Wheeler County Texas had previously been married. Lived
there in about 1885.
I found land records
where a M.C Hughes was trying to obtain a land grant in Clay County in the
year 1883 (Grant denied). If this were my GG grandfather M.C. Hughes this would
also help prove His northern migration to Wheeler County Texas.
Moses Hugh's was deeded
land in 1947 From James Hughes. JT
Original land owner of 1
League surrounding Purdon, Texas abstract # 43
Moses M Hugh’s lived Alabama before moving to Texas Abt
He was b.1806 in
C. b. 1806 in North Carolina
Oldest child Dorcas
Elizabeth b. abt 1830 Alabama Married John
W.Bailey in Texas.
Annette Hughes b 1835 in Alabama married Elijah
G. Fuller 1857 Texas.
Hughes b. 1837 in Alabama married Frank
Phelps 29 Dec 1858 Texas
Adaline Hughes b. 1843 in Alabama married William
G. Platt Texas
McAlestor Hughes b. 1846 in Alabama (No
marriage records have been found in Navarro County to date) which help proves he
is Mack Hughes married Permelia Parson probably in Wise County.
another James Hughes served in the Army's of Texas with his bother Moses, first
enlisted in Navarro and later near San Antonio, Texas.
Also maybe shown in 1840
land records as owning 15119 acres, land Patent's never been
filed on property.
Another document shows a
James Hugh's in a tax roll as being Under age 21 @ the time making his birth abt.
1819. No property showed except for
horses cows etc.
July 1877, Land Record
shows M.C Hughes and Wife Permelia Hughes selling Land to A. J. Woods in
1879 Land Record shows
M. C. Hughes and Wife Permelia Hughes selling lands To Mattie E. Stroud at the
M.C. Hughes also states
he purchased said land while married to Permelia Making it Community
Property. They married Sept. 8th 1864. (Source Parson Family Bible)
MC Hughes named his
son's James M. Hughes "Joe" b. 1870 and William D. Hughes b.1879
Navarro Co. Texas. Both sons listed their father’s birthplace M.C. Hughes as
Georgia in various census records In Texas and Oklahoma.
Also listed own birthplaces as Texas. Birthplace should the town of
Tax rolls show William, James and <Moses> Hughes paying taxes in Navarro
Co. Abt 1846.
Did find where Wm.
Hughes owned land first in Shelby County March (Third Class Headright)
1852, But sold the land at the Navarro Court House April 1852 p.232
Land was given by
Legislative act. Probably for living in Texas before it was a state (Homestead)
Mr. Robert Hughes was
shown as swearing to his residency.
Census records 1860
showed D. Hughes (Boarder) occupation as farmer Living SpringHill, Texas
Navarro County. No other Hughes or Hugh’s family shown to be living in Navarro
County that year.
Permelia A. "
Amelia " Parson-Hughes was born 1844 in Kentucky (Source Census Records)
[portrait of Permelia]
Father b. Germany 1812
name Joseph E. Parson d. 1891 in Blanket, Texas Brown County.
Mother b. Virginia 1814
Elizabeth A. Robertson/Robinson d.1849 in Henderson Kentucky.
Joseph Family moved to
Texas near Dallas in November 1858. Then moved on to Wise County in Nov 1866,
Where Joseph filed for a homestead. The Land Patent was granted in 1871. On File
@ the land office in Austin. They lived there until 1880 when most of the family
moved to Blanket Texas in Brown County.
During the time their
Joseph was ordained a Baptist preacher in 1872. Permelia gave birth to
seven Hughes children ending in 1879. Of
which only Two where shown still
living in the 1900 Texas Blooming Grove, Texas Census. Also shown where two
Tickle children from her second marriage to a Robert M. Tickle. Their names were
Lillie and Andy Tickle. Marriage ended in 1899.
Later years Permelia
stayed at the Home of her Son Andy Rusty Tickle in Corsicana, Texas until her
death. Permelia married Robert M. Tickle in 1886.
Daughter Lillie Tickle
b. Feb 1885 and later had a son Andy Rusty Tickle b. 1889, in Texas. (Word has
it their might be a third child) Research pending.
Lillie Tickle married
Luther Bolton. Children are Lucile Bolton d. at the age 20,Annie Bolton and Isabelle
Bolton. Lillie is interned next to her Grandmother Permelia at the
Andy never married as of
the 1920 Census. Worked as Electrician for the City.
Andy and Lillie Tickle
are interned next to each other in Younger Cemetery, Birth records in Navarro
County Courthouse show Lillie Tickle b. Feb 1885 Father Robert Tickle; Mother
AMELIA PARSON. Midwife Addie Tickle-Kenmore. She was born at the family home.
Land deeds indicate land
was Western direction to Purdon, Texas. Property Later shown inside City limits.
Mrs. Permelia Hughes is
shown Paying taxes in years 1879 to 1884 R. M Tickle shown paying
taxes on property 1886 until 1899.
Tax records suggest she
Divorced R.M. Tickle abt 1899, After 14 years of marriage. Mrs. Permelia Tickle
shown paying taxes on land in 1900 tax rolls. Along with land Deeds found where
she leased the land for Oil Exploration in 1899.
She never remarried.
Land sold to the Sam and
Jim Skinner 1929/30 after her death.
The Brothers where
operators of two Cotton Gins in Purdon, Texas. (Source Mrs. Putnam lives in Purdon,
Texas. Year 2001). Permelia lived out her life in Navarro Co. Texas until
March 25, 1929, passed away at the age of 85 in Corsicana, Texas at home. She is
Interned at the
Younger Cemetery near Silver City, Texas Navarro County. Tombstone inscribed: PERMELIA TICKLE
[view Marker Photo]
son James M. Hughes AKA "Joe Hughes" left Navarro County about The same time Permelia
remarried, at the age of about 16, Year 1885. He was known to be in
the Twin Territories in Okla. 1892 for land run near Berlin, Oklahoma Roger
Mills Co. where he married Nettie Snell Banks year 1893.
Frank Isard Hughes b.
1894 Berlin Ok. d. 1970 Trinidad Colorado, Interned Pampa, Texas
George C Hughes b. 1896
Berlin Ok. d. Abt. 1930 Interned in the State of Wyoming
Robert Lee Hughes b. 17
Feb 1899 Berlin Ok. d. 1979 Pampa,
Roy Eva Hughes - Turner
b.1902 Berlin Ok. d. 1940 Garden City, Kansas
Florence Ruth Hughes -
Buzzell b. 1 July 1904 Berlin Ok. d. Abt. 1980 Corning, California
Berti M. Hughes b. 1907
d. Berlin Ok. d. Abt. 1914 State of Oklahoma
Unnamed Hughes child b.
1900 /d. 1900 Berlin, Oklahoma
records shows the family moved to Canadian, Texas by 1910. Where Family records indicate the family tore apart by 1913.
Joe Hughes Moved to
Dodge City, Kansas with daughters Roy Eva and Florence Ruth. Sons Frank and
George set out on there own. Robert was taken to live with his grand father
Robert Banks in Oklahoma. Berti M. was shown in a family letter to have been
taken to live with an unknown family.
Joe is later found
living in Enid Oklahoma for many years. Worked his last years as a Hotel
Detective at the Oxnard Hotel. Joe passed away at Enid, Oklahoma in the Later
months of 1933. Family Letters show Robert his Son trying to locate his Trunk.
Letter dated January 1934.
Many of Robert Hughes
sons tell the story about when their dad left to bury his father Joe Hughes. It
was blizzard Conditions. Willie Bee Hughes stated Robert took the body from
Enid, Oklahoma to Woodward, Oklahoma for interment.
Research ongoing to find
Son William D. Hughes
was shown living with his mother in 1900 Census Texas in the town of Blooming
Groove, Texas Navarro County.
1910 Census Shows
Permelia living with son Rusty and married daughter Lillie Tickle – Bolton and
husband Luther along with Child Lucille.
1920 Census showed in
Purdon, Texas William D. Hughes b. Oct 1870 Texas
(Martha Elizabeth Kenmore) b. 1871 Georgia
Married June 15 1902
Not shown: Anguish
McAlester Hughes "Little Mack" son b. 11 July 1903 d. 1905
Eunice Hughes - Foster
Daughter b. 25 Jan 1905
Aileen Hughes - Freeland
Daughter b. 05 Sep 1907
John Will Hughes Son b.
25 Jan 1910 d. m. Pearl Pritchett
Elvan Elizabeth Hughes -
Gladney Daughter b. 13 Apr 1912
Annie Mae Hughes -
Frisby - Calvary Daughter b. 9 Apr 1915
Mary Lou Hughes
- McPherson Daughter b. 31 Mar 1916
Mildred Nell Hughes -
Pricer - Walker Daughter 8 Sep. 1918
Loma Hughes - Sawyer -
Gladney Daughter b. 5 Nov 1920
Lora Hughes - Dollar -
Ford Daughter b. 5 Nov 1920
Audra Lee Hughes Son b.
25 Jan 1923
Lizzie Zoette Hughes -
McGee - Rogers Daughter b. 13 mar 1925
Tommie O'Neal Hughes son
b.6 Sept 1928 d. 1998 State of Alaska m. Bonnie Blackwell
Daniel Hughes Lived South of Purdon, just over the railroad tracks after his
marriage. His Children where born on the property.
Later moving to Hubbard then to Purdon, Texas several Times. Then moved
his family to Kilgore, Texas Gregg County in 1944 from Hubbard, Texas. Source
Mrs. WD Obituary.
Its known William lived
Kilgore until 1953 when His wife Martha passed away @ Home.
Then he is found living
near his daughter In Hill County in the town of Hubbard, Texas. William passes
away @ Hillsboro Clinic Hospital, year 1963. Lived to be 83 years old.
William Daniel Hughes is
interned @ Oakwood Cemetery (Section "G" map in Local Genealogy journal
of Corsicana, Texas.
(Family Plot, no other
family members interned there as of Dec. 2000)
Inscribed on stone:
WILLIAM D. HUGHES
MARTHA E. HUGHES
10 OCT 1879 d. 17 OCT 1962
b. 06 SEPT 1886 d. 02 APR
(Picture shown of them on
Stone, but damaged along with Vases)
hoping to find Living relatives of the Hughes/Tickle families from Navarro
County. Allowing me to exchange information concerning the Families History and
Reunite the lines.
Brent Tod Hughes
Mail: 1100 Sierra
The Hughes Stories
A New Beginning
The story as far back as I can trace my family roots
this day is Ireland in early 1800’s. W
here it is known James Hughes by enlistment records
states his birth lands was, He goes on to state he is red headed, Grey eyes, 5
‘ 31/2”tall, profession Laborer, age 30. He started his service with the
Republic of Texas down in the City of Galveston Texas. Records showed he was
given bounty for his services in 1840. A Land Bounty was issued N0. 292 in now
called Burleson County total acres 640 for this award. Records show a total of two or more bounty’s where given
him for his service to the Republic. Research
pending on remaining bounty. Navarro
County Tax records year 1845 shows James Hugh’s, no land recorded, two horses
and six heads of cattle. Also note worthy was a Wm. Hughes
shown same page paying tax on one horse. Although James has never been
located in any census records in Navarro County, its known he made a land deal
which eventually went before the Supreme Court of Texas 1857/58 session of
Austin concerning a land grant owned by a John Welch. A bond was signed between
them giving James 1000.00 dollars for 1/3 of his league of land when patent is
made on lands of his. No records have ever been found in land deeds records of
Navarro County or Burlenson County of Texas between the two men. But Land Deed
records in Navarro County show taxes being paid on a bond between once made
between Wm. Bartell and James. The Order was issued to uphold the judgment made
in favor of Mr. Welch handed down in District court. Lands where taken from the
estate of James Hughes in the year 1858. Martha Carolina Hughes was admin now
for James Hughes. Her husband Moses M. Hughes passed before the courts rendered
their decision. He became the Admin. Of the estate in December 1846. Navarro
County Tax record show M.M. Hughes paying tax on a total of 1767 acres as heir
of James Hughes, lands shown in other counties, year 1846. I don’t exactly
know the final resting-place of James. But records suggest he died in Texas near
Navarro County. One location might being note worthy is The Springhill cemetery
where stories tell of Nemours unmarked graves that have been unearthed. Other records shows James Hughes signing petition to send
relieve to Citizens of Robertson County from Indian attacks in 1838.
He was also shown in Texas land office records as
given power of attorney for Joseph T Bell.
Bell was issued a league of land for immigrating to the USA. League
encompasses the town of Purdon, Texas in Navarro County.
Moses M. Hughes was shown paying taxes on lands owned in the Bell grant
starting in 1846 until his death. It should be noted that its not sure if Moses
and James where actually brothers, but the fact is numerous records state Moses
was the heir of James and this along with they shared the same last name would
certainly suggest family ties. Other
possible family ties are in Burlenson County where as shown in the will by
Bradford Hughes, also a original land owner of Texas, listed Rebecca Hughes ;
John; Moses and Isac Hughes receiving property.
Publication Old North West Texas shows in Washington
County before the Board of Land Commissioners a Moses Hughes emigrated in 1838
and proved residency was issued a 1/3 league of land. Bradford Hughes appeared
before the board at the same time, stated he had immigrated to Texas in Feb.
1834 and was issued a cert. for one league and one labor of land. Other possible
family ties found are when Martha renders lands for payment to settle the
lawsuit of James Hughes. Land given in the settlement once belonged in the name
of Peter M. Hughes 738 acres located in Meridian County, assumed deceased at the
time. Martha was shown paying taxes on the land in 1858.
interesting note is my research will soon show another fact is a many suspected
Hughes men having relations shared the middle initial “M” believed to be the
Irish name of “McAllester”. Records to date show Hughes is in the top
forty percent of Irish names used and is shown to have originated in Wales
England. Where it is in the top 20% of most commonly held family names.
Hughes was derived from being the son of Hugh.
Also should be noted the name has held two similar but
different spellings. Hughes and Hughs are shown in many records in Texas. But
most documents record the spelling as Hughes. The other was user discretion or
simply how they wrote it out. I have never felt like anything other than
“Hughes” is the correct spelling since the time of Hugh.
A Place to Call Home
The Moses M. Hughs family is first shown in Census
Records of St. Clair County Of Alabama. Records list a total of five Moses M.
Hughs in the 1830. But only one matched later known descriptions of the family.
They shared the same age and there first born was a girl in 1830, census showed
no children to date.
1850 Navarro County Census list :
Moses M. Hugh’s birth 1806 in the State of Georgia,
farmer, and age 44. Wife: Martha C. Hugh’s.
Born State of North Carolina, Age 44.
Children where all shown born in Alabama and listed as follows: Dorcas
Elizabeth b. 1830; Amelia Annette b. 1835; Alzada Adaline b. 1843 and lastly
there only son Anguish M. Hughs b. 1846. The
girls all married in Navarro Co. Texas. A publication Old Northwest Texas Volume
I-B records Dates and Married names from courthouse records for each of them.
Land Records of the Mercer Colony show Moses was
granted land that was first located in Navarro County in early 1846.
The land was in dispute for many years and finally awarded in 1850
Abstract # 407 total of 640 acres. Later the land became part of nowadays Hill
County near Aquilla Creek. He sold the lands @ the Navarro County Courthouse to
Ethan Melton year 1852.
At which time he lived in Navarro County on lands once
belonging to the JT Bell grant near Purdon, Texas located near Richland Creek
until his death in circa 1857. Place of Internment to date has not been found,
but again SpringHill Cemetery is most likely place. In the year 1848 MM Hugh’s deeds all lands to Wife Martha
and becomes her agent to await the court decision concerning the Lands of James
Hughes and his previous bond.
Tax and Deed records of the County shows Moses and
later Martha Hugh’s have held the land from Nov. 1847 to 1863 in Navarro
County. Where it appears in 1863 there only son then takes over the remaining
200 acres of the original 899 acres located on the League belonging to JT Bell
in Navarro Co. Texas. I term this piece of property the “Homestead of my
forefathers in Texas”. Tax
records in 1864 show only 160 acres remaining.
The rest of the lands where either sold or render to settle the Lawsuit
concerning James Hughes Bond. I have searched Records to find prove that Martha
C. Hughes is still alive after 1864 none where ever found. Concluding she
probably passed away around 1864 or shortly there after. The civil war was
ending and Anguish just married Permelia A. Parson, the youngest of there
Sibling was starting a whole new chapter in his life as Moses and Martha’s had
ended. Records show Anguish M. Hughes son of Moses M. Hughes used the name MC
Hughes instead of using his christen name. I can only assume he choose to
because neither of his names where suitable for life on the Frontiers of Texas.
So he used the MC abbreviation from his middle name. Some books also show Him
being shown as “Mack” Hughes.
Its know by records Moses and Wife where first farmers
and later part of the original settlers to the Texas frontier. Which lead them
to become cattleman and land barons.
At the height of land dealings the Moses Hughes family
held well over 4600 acres in what later became the State of Texas. Mostly
located from San Antonio to the Dallas, Texas region. The task of tracking down
all land records for such a wide span of territory is still on going.
In 1847 Moses M. Hughes signed petition to move the
county Seat. In 1849 Martha C Hugh’s registered the family cattle brand. The
civil index of Navarro County 1855 –1891 shows numerous times Martha was
called to proceedings concerning previous land dealings of Moses and James
Hughes. Seems anytime lands where
sold at later dates, she had to appear. Not much else has been uncovered about
their lives in Alabama and Texas.
But it certainly should be noted with out any doubt to
as that the untold hardship they must have endured to bring my family name to
Texas Frontier during the Height of the Republic. And to which we are still a
part of in this day of the year 2001. Raising are families as they did in this
great State we call today Texas, 180 years later and counting. With hardship
still arising to us all. But no hardships of today can match theirs nor be as
proud of an achievement to be apart of are family heritage.
Their efforts where not in vain as we look further
into the Future.
Texas to Stay, and The Unknown
The story continues with my family line beginning with
the birth of the Son of Moses Hughes. Born in Alabama in 1846.
Shortly after his birth he was brought to the Texas Frontier near the
Ghost town Of SpringHill, Texas Navarro County its believed.
A very young man now given cause to arise against a vast and untamed
land. He lived many years in the Texas Frontier.
His father passed in the year of his tenth birthday,
but had many older sisters and a mother to see him through his rise to manhood
and the leader of his family affairs. His mother didn’t pass until circa his
17th birthday. Very much a man now using the standards set by the
1800’s and the Texas frontier. He soon took a wife named Permelia A. Parson
born Henderson County Kentucky in 1844. Her
father homesteaded in near by Wise County of Texas. How the two meet is still up
for debate. But Permelia’s father was a Circuit preacher known to ride the
frontier with bible in hand and his songbook in his saddlebag. This might
explain how the two meet or maybe Angusih was just out speculating the frontier
in his younger days. The only facts to present to the time of their marriage are
the Parson bible entry: MC Hugh & Pem A. Parson was married on the 8th
of Sept. 1864.
Since no record of marriage has been found, its must
also be assumed she was married by her father on the Texas Frontier.
Navarro County records first show Anguish M. Hughes in the 1850 Texas
Census, Shown as a male ages 4. Second
record of Anguish written as MC Hughes comes from Navarro County Tax records. He
shown paying taxes on Abstract # <not shown>. Original Land owner JT Bell
180 acres of land.
Next notable record is a Special Voters registry taken
After the Civil War to determine eligible voters in Confederate States. Taken
August 1867, Name listed as MC Hughes, Place of Residence SpringHill, Texas,
Precinct #2 , Time of residence 23 years, Native yes of USA, Signature of
Tax record finally shows a connection between Abstract
numbers recorded earlier for Martha Carolina Hughes and MC Hughes. In 1871 MC
Hughs is recorded as paying taxes on abstract number 31, amount of land was 160
acres, same Abstract number last recorded for Martha in 1864, amount of land
then was 200 acres. I feel Abstract
# is a misprint or had moved shortly after the lawsuit was settled concerning
her involvement in the James Hughes estate.
But its known the number recorded for the Bell land grant in later tax
records and today by the General Land Office of Texas is abstract # 43. Which in
tax records for the year 1878 suddenly changes to Abstract # 43 from #31,
Original landowner JT Bell, 160 acres of land, 3 mules, and 10 head of cattle.
The year 1879 goes on to expand the same information with now certificate # 169,
now only 155 acres of land. But Permelia is shown separately paying taxes on 150
acres of land Abstract # 43 Original Land owner JT Bell. Land deeds records show
MC Hughes deeding lands to “Amelia” Hughes his beloved wife as a gift to her
in Navarro County in the year 1873.
Backing up Permelia is mostly shown paying taxes on
lands between 1864 and 1879 off and on. Permelia one year MC the next or both
Census records tell us she had nine children born to
her from two separate marriages. First surviving child Born circa April 1870/71
named James M. Hughes, second surviving Hughes child was born October 10, 1879
named William Daniel Hughes. Both births took place near the town of Purdon,
Texas in Navarro County. Presumed on the Moses M. Hughes homestead.
After 1879 MC Hughes is no longer found Paying taxes in Navarro Co. on
any lands and his story starts to become unclear for any facts.
in 1882 Permelia is shown selling land to an unnamed Railroad Company. Which
might be the second property of MC and Permelia listed in previous tax records,
1879 Navarro County
much is known about MC Hughes after that. He is not shown in 1870 Texas Census
records, but in 1880 a MC Hughes is shown living in Robertson County married to
Annette, same age as my MC Hughes would have been, no children shown. Then an MC
Hughes in 1883 was shown trying to obtain a land grant in Clay County Texas. But
was refused by the land office of Texas, for the reason the land was already
part of a homestead claim. Further records might be a book written by Millie
Porter speak of a Hughes family living in Wheeler county Texas in the late
1800’s. Millie wrote a MC Hughes supplied milk to the soldiers of Fort
Elliott. She goes on to tell that both parties had been previously married.
Which would fit my MC Hughes profile of the day. Also written was the fact the
family had been hit by a cyclone and there milk business disrupted and they
appeared for the most part to have religious ways.
To date I have never found in Wheeler County a final resting-place for
any Hughes family. But its known his eldest son James M. Hughes made his way to
nearby Indian Territory in what’s now named Roger Mills County of Oklahoma
near the town of Berlin where State of Kansas records show he married Nettie
Snell Banks in 1893 and Oklahoma Census records.
Something I have always wondered is how did he meet the Banks family. Was
it in Wheeler County where by land records they lived 5 miles north of Hidetown
nowadays Old Mobeetie, Texas or was during the land runs of the Oklahoma
Territory of 1892. Where its known
they married in 1893 and all-there children where born between 1894 and 1917
their. Texas records then show residency in Canadian, Texas.
I know Robert Banks remained in Oklahoma from 1892 to
until first his wife death in 1907 and his own death in 1922 both occurred near
Sweetwater Oklahoma. They where
moved and Interned @ Rock cemetery in Wheeler Co. Texas. I believe the two
families Banks and Hughes lived the same farm or neighbored until the early
1900’s where both families are listed in the township of Berlin Oklahoma.
of land deeds records list many of my Banks families homesteads, and only two
listing for first James A. and second James N. Hughes, no other listing shown
for any Hughes line in the region. Which
proves neither James nor his father MC Hughes ever homesteads in Oklahoma. Its
not even know truly if MC Hughes ever left Navarro County. The Question has to
be raised since he had a Child born in October 1879 and all records stop
recording him there at that time. If he died then or a divorce took place and he
is the man shown living in Robertson County 1880 Texas Census and later headed
north to Wheeler County by way of Clay Co. Texas. And finally on in to Oklahoma
after the closing of Fort Elliott. Where his son could have joined up with him
in either place, coming to live with him after the remarriage of his mother
Permelia A. Parson-Hughes to a Robert M. Tickle when he was the age of sixteen.
The facts may never present themselves to us proofing
where either of the final resting-places is for my Great Great Grand father Mack
or Great Great Great Grand father Moses. The only proof that he even changed his
name from Anguish M. McAllestor to “Mack” comes from the William D. Hughes
family line, namely a Ms. Patsy Walker-Vanderpool. She provided me with a
cassette tape of Family members in 1980, recorded sister discussing the first
born son of their father was named after his own father. Further prove comes
from the monument for the child standing in Younger Cemetery and 1850 Census
records are a match. Along with funeral records of WD Hughes states father’s
name was Mack. Informant Tommie Hughes, the youngest son of Martha Elizabeth
Kennemore – Hughes and William Daniel Hughes.
It was the missing link that was unknown to me connecting this family
line any further back than MC “Mack” Hughes in Texas was.
Part Four How
Was it We Remain Today
This segment is about My Grand Father James M. Hughes
born Texas in circa 1870, passed away during the great depression on December 25th
1933 near Fairview Oklahoma. I have always felt his name came from the brother
of my Great Great Great Grandfather Moses M. Hughes. I believe it was the last
time are family line would use the McAllestor for a family members middle name.
Only exception might be James and Nettie named their last daughter Bertie M.