Elisha Andrew Hughes

28 August 1854–2 March 1927 (Age 72)
Mitchell, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Elisha Andrew

When Elisha Andrew Hughes was born on 28 August 1854, in Mitchell, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jason Hughes, was 28 and his mother, Nancy Burleson, was 27. He married Rachel C. about 1875, in Mitchell, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Linville Township, Mitchell, North Carolina, United States for about 40 years and Newland, Avery, North Carolina, United States in 1927. He died on 2 March 1927, in Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Hughes Cemetery, Valley, Avery, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Andrew Hughes
Katherine Johnson
Marriage: about 1882
Bertha Hughes
Fannie Hughes
Ada Mae Hughes
Martha Annie Hughes
Howard A. Hughes

Spouse and Children

about 1882
Linville Township, Mitchell, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Jason Hughes





    Adelaid Hughes


    Frankie Louise Hughes





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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 8

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Elisha Hughs in household of Jason Hughs, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elisha A Hughes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elisha A Hughes, "United States Census, 1910"

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