Wyatt Columbus Hughes

1 July 1859–27 February 1889 (Age 29)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Wyatt Columbus

When Wyatt Columbus Hughes was born on 1 July 1859, in Georgia, United States, his father, William Augusta Hughes, was 44 and his mother, Priscilla Ann Davis, was 41. He married Hettie A. Baxter on 25 August 1878, in Jackson, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Beat 2 Chipola, Henry, Alabama, United States in 1860 and Justice Precinct 6, Robertson, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 27 February 1889, in Robertson, Texas, United States, at the age of 29.

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Wyatt Columbus Hughes
Hettie A. Baxter
Marriage: 25 August 1878
Sarah E Hughes
Lee Wyatt Hughes
William Polk Hughes
Columbus Gilbert Hughes

Spouse and Children

25 August 1878
Jackson, Florida, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Andrew Jackson Hughes


    Sarah Asenath E Hughes



    James K P Hughes



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World Events (8)


Age 2

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 9

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

1 English (also common in Wales): patronymic from the Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Hugh .2 Welsh: variant of Howells .3 Irish and Scottish: variant Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Aodha ( see McCoy ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Wyatt C Hughes in household of Wm Hughes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wyat C Hughs, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wyatt Hughes in entry for Columbus G Hughes and May Prevatt, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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