William Nathan Hughes

17 November 1852–31 December 1927 (Age 75)
Alabama, United States

The Life of William Nathan

When William Nathan Hughes was born on 17 November 1852, in Alabama, United States, his father, William Augusta Hughes, was 37 and his mother, Priscilla Ann Davis, was 34. 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
Nancy Ann Melissa Sellers
Marriage: 3 July 1868
Eula L Hughes
Ada Anna Hughes
Annie Amanda Hughes
Dawson Columbus Hughes
Josephine Hughes
William Fitzhugh Hughes
Gertrude Hughes
Claudia Pastora Hughes
Audrey B Hughes
Robert Hughes

Spouse and Children

3 July 1868
Henry, Alabama, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Andrew Jackson Hughes


    Sarah Asenath E. “Berry” Hughes



    James K P Hughes



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 9

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Age 11

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

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)

  • Wm N Hughes in household of Wm Hughes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Hughs, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Hughs, "United States Census, 1880"

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