William Nathan Hughes

Male17 November 1852–31 December 1927

Brief Life History of William Nathan

When William Nathan Hughes was born on 17 November 1852, in Alabama, United States, his father, William Augusta Hughes, was 38 and his mother, Priscilla Ann Davis, was 35. He married Nancy Ann Melissa Sellers on 3 July 1868, in Henry, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 2 Balkum, Henry, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 6 Cottonwood, Houston, Alabama, United States in 1910. He died on 31 December 1927, in Houston, Alabama, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Cottonwood, Houston, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Nathan Hughes
1852–1927
Nancy Ann Melissa Sellers
1853–1921
Marriage: 3 July 1868
Eula L Hughes
1869–1907
Ada Anna Hughes
1872–1909
Annie Amanda Hughes
1875–1935
Dawson Columbus Hughes
1877–1946
Josephine Hughes
1881–1921
William Fitzhugh Hughes
1883–1948
Gertrude Hughes
1886–1978
Claudia Pastora Hughes
1887–1966
Audrey B Hughes
1889–1957
Robert Hughes
1892–1892

Sources (16)

  • Wm N Hughes in household of Wm Hughes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Hughes, "Florida Marriages, 1830-1993"
  • William N. Hughes, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 July 1868Henry, Alabama, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1863

    Age 11

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 11

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 20

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: variant of Hugh with genitival or excrescent -s.

    Irish and Scottish: adopted as an equivalent of Gaelic surnames based on the personal name Aodh ‘fire’, for example Ó hAodha, Mac Aodha; see McCoy and compare McHugh .

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

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