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George Hughes

Also Known As: "George Hews"
Birthplace: Virginia
Death: August 1827 (36)
Giles County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Hughes and Elizabeth Hughes
Husband of Margaret Hughes
Father of James Hughes and John W Hughes, (CSA)
Brother of William Hughes; Robert Hughes; Elizabeth Hughes; Nancy Campbell; John Hughes and 11 others

Managed by: Erin Ishimoticha
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About George Hughes

Grant Author LinkHughs, George. grantee. Title LinkLand grant 7 March 1797. Summary Location: Botetourt County. Description: 150 acres on the waters of Sinking Creek a branch of New River. Source: Land Office Grants No. 39, 1797-1798, p. 148 (Reel 105). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Related See also the following surname(s): Hues, HUGHES. Subject - Personal LinkHughs, George. grantee. Subject - Topical LinkLand titles. -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Botetourt County Subject -Geographic LinkBotetourt County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century. Genre/Form LinkLand grants -- Virginia -- Botetourt County. Added Entry LinkVirginia. Land Office. Register. Land grants, 1779- LinkLibrary of Virginia. Archives.

System Number 000773809

The Greenbrier County Historical Society has a copy of a book that details 1782,1783, 1785, 1786, 1790, and 1796 Personal Property Tax Lists of Greenbrier County, VA, I found my 6th G Grandfather George Hughes paid a poll tax in 1886 thus verifying he was at least 21 in that year. I also found where my presumed 7th G Grandfather Thomas Hughes paid the tax in 1782 and 1783 and again in 1787. (I guess he hid in 86) (Thomas also appears in the Courthouse tax records of landowners in 1787 paying taxes on 250 acres.) The records did NOT show Thomas paying taxes for sons age 16 to 20 for any year he appears as he should have under the law if he had any. However a scan of the record revieled only one person who paid such a tax. I suspect the law was laregly ignored by the citizens of greenbrier. After I finished with the tax records I asked the Archivist if he had a copy of the book, “Marriages Performed by Me” by John Alderson. He said no but we do have some papers. He came back with a Binder full of clear page protectors containing loose notes hand written by Mr. Alderson detailing the marriages he performed between 1775 and 1910 or so. These were the notes he signed attesting to the marriages and provided to the Courthouse so they could record them. Amazing!! I quickly found his note of the marriage of George Hews to Margaret Johnston on 22 November 1790 and Robert Hews to Elizabeth Tincher on 4 November of the same year. Unfortunately there was no additional information as to location or attendants. I noted the spelling of George and his Brother Robert’s name (Hews on Alderson’s notes) was radically different from the official records (Huegs and Huese) but the dates and the names of the brides are the same. I guess the county clerks in that time either couldn’t read or they had one person reading Alderson’s notes and another writing in the record book. I took pictures of the applicable marrage page and another of a transcription from the courthouse marriage record book. Attached are the pictures if you want them for your records.

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George Hughes's Timeline

November 4, 1790
Giles County, Virginia, United States
August 1827
Age 36
Giles County, Virginia, United States