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Absalom Hughes

Absalom Hughes

Male 1830 - 1874  (44 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Absalom Hughes was born in 1830 in Harrison, Indiana (son of John Hughes and Mary Daggs); died on 10 Mar 1874.

    Notes:

    Served Civil War, Co C, 80th Indiana Reg Vol Inf. 5 of his children, Mary, Aaron, Abbie, Fanny & Absalom died in 1874. Aaron caught measles at his father's funeral, and the others died of measles.

    Birth state based on census of 1850 with John Hughes.

    Absalom married Mary W. Johnson on 10 Jun 1852. Mary was born about 1813/1841; died on 9 Sep 1889. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John HughesJohn Hughes was born on 8 Jul 1786 in Pennsylvania (son of James Hughes and Catherine R. Prothero); died on 21 Nov 1863 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Seaton Hill Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.

    Notes:


    Seaton Hill Cemetery N38 16.43 W86 27.2002 Was a Methodist preacher and circuit rider; a veteran of Indian Wars, interpreter at meetings and of treaties between Indians and 'white men', and was fiercely proud to be an Indian. Involved with underground railway, helping many slaves to escape to the North. He was self-educated, well-read, and possessed one of the largest personal libraries in Southern Indiana. He had extensive personal records, photos and genealogical data, particularly concerning his Indian blood, but all were destroyed in a fire that consumed his home. Best described by a granddaughter who wrote, "a tall, good-looking man, dark, with the coloring of an Indian as well as the stature and mien." Buried in Seaton Cemetery, Grantsburg, Crawford Co., Indiana. From Family Trees, Ancestory.com

    Notes for JOHN HUGHES: John Hughes, brother to Ned (Edward) Hughes, raised Ned's children when they were orphaned early in life. John was a Methodist-Episcopal Circuit rider.....Family history says that John and Ned married sisters. John was also involved in the 'Underground railroad'.(Source: AliMech@aol.com Subject: [HUGHES] HUGHES-PROTHRO-DAGGS-ROBERTS Date: Thu, 1 May 2003)

    Name: John Hughes Age: 69 Birth Year: abt 1781 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Home in 1850: Union, Crawford, Indiana, USA Gender: Male Family Number: 45 Household Members: Name Age John Hughes 69 Mary Hughes 58 Eli Hughes 23 Abslom Hughes 20 Mary Hughes 24 John W Hughes 0 John P Conly 10

    Name: John Hughs Age: 74 Birth Year: abt 1786 Gender: Male Birth Place: Pennsylvania Home in 1860: Oil, Perry, Indiana Post Office: Leopold Family Number: 880 Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age John Hughs 74 Jane Hughs 64 Martha J Cutler 6

    John married Mary Daggs on 28 Jan 1812 in Harrison, Indiana. Mary (daughter of William Daggs and Mary Cook) was born about 1792 in Virginia; died on 10 Aug 1853 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Seaton Hill Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mary DaggsMary Daggs was born about 1792 in Virginia (daughter of William Daggs and Mary Cook); died on 10 Aug 1853 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Seaton Hill Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.

    Notes:

    Seaton Hill Cemetery; N38 16.43 W86 27.2002

    Buried Seaton Cemetery, Grantsburg, Crawford Co., Indiana as is her husband, John Hughes. Birth state based on census of 1850 with John Hughes.

    Name: Mary Daggs Spouse: John Hughes Date: 26 Jan 1812 County: Harrison State: Indiana Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT Microfilm: 1404749 - 1404750

    Name: Mary Hughes Age: 58 Birth Year: abt 1792 Birthplace: Virginia Home in 1850: Union, Crawford, Indiana, USA Gender: Female Family Number: 45 Household Members: Name Age John Hughes 69 Mary Hughes 58 Eli Hughes 23 Abslom Hughes 20 Mary Hughes 24 John W Hughes 0 John P Conly 10

    Children:
    1. Eliza Hughes was born on 28 Nov 1814 in Harrison, Indiana; died on 23 Feb 1856 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Seaton Hill Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.
    2. Susannah Hughes was born on 25 Feb 1821 in Indiana; died on 20 Sep 1888.
    3. John W. Hughes, Jr. was born on 10 Jan 1823 in Crawford, Indiana; died on 14 Sep 1841 in United States; was buried in Seaton Hill Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.
    4. James Armstrong Hughes was born on 18 May 1825 in Crawford, Indiana; died on 22 Jan 1896 in Dubois, Indiana; was buried in Seaton Hill Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.
    5. 1. Absalom Hughes was born in 1830 in Harrison, Indiana; died on 10 Mar 1874.
    6. Mary Hughes was born on 10 Feb 1819 in Crawford, Indiana; died on 11 May 1886 in Camden, Ray, Missouri.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  James Hughes was born on 5 Nov 1762 in Pennsylvania.

    Notes:

    NOTE: James HUGHES, b. 5 Nov 1762 PA and married also in PA, to Catherine PROTHRO, was a Revolutionary War soldier, supposed to have been half Native American and half of Welsh Quaker descent. He had moved down into the Shenandoah Valley by the mid 1790s. His wife and children moving c. 1810 to Harrison County, IN, with a group from Kentucky, but James seems gone by then. He is mentioned in the will of Evan Prothro, written in December 1817. (Source: AliMech@aol.com Subject: [HUGHES] HUGHES-PROTHRO-DAGGS-ROBERTS Date: Thu, 1 May 2003)

    James married Catherine R. Prothero on 8 Oct 1785. Catherine was born on 8 Oct 1765 in South Carolina; died in 1812 in Harrison, Indiana. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Catherine R. Prothero was born on 8 Oct 1765 in South Carolina; died in 1812 in Harrison, Indiana.
    Children:
    1. 2. John Hughes was born on 8 Jul 1786 in Pennsylvania; died on 21 Nov 1863 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Seaton Hill Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.
    2. Mary Hughes was born on 3 Dec 1791 in Pennsylvania.
    3. Edward Hughes was born on 17 Feb 1793 in Pennsylvania.
    4. Nathan Hughes was born on 31 Mar 1795 in Virginia; died in 1846 in Harrison, Indiana.
    5. James Hughes, Jr. was born on 30 Apr 1797 in Virginia.
    6. Nancy May Hughes was born about 1800 in Virginia.
    7. Evan Hughes was born on 19 Jan 1801 in Virginia; died on 14 Mar 1882 in Indiana.

  3. 6.  William Daggs was born about 1770.

    William married Mary Cook. Mary was born about 1770. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mary Cook was born about 1770.
    Children:
    1. 3. Mary Daggs was born about 1792 in Virginia; died on 10 Aug 1853 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Seaton Hill Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.
    2. Sarah Daggs was born about 1793.
    3. Katherine Elizabeth Daggs was born about 1795.