Joseph Wyatt Hughes

17 December 1870–23 December 1950 (Age 80)
Yancey, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Joseph Wyatt

When Joseph Wyatt Hughes was born on 17 December 1870, in Yancey, North Carolina, United States, his father, James P Hughes, was 25 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Woody, was 25. He married Perline L. Boone in 1888. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Brush Creek Township, Yancey, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years and Crabtree Township, Yancey, North Carolina, United States for about 30 years. He died on 23 December 1950, in Green Mountain, Yancey, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Hughes Cemetery, Double Island, Yancey, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Wyatt Hughes
Perline L. Boone
Marriage: 1888
Walter Adolphus Hughes
Irving Roscoe Hughes
Joseph Alfonzo "Fonze" Hughes
Mary Z Hughes
Hattie E Hughes
Roy Hughes

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Parents and Siblings

    James P Hughes


    Mary "Polly" Woody




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

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Age 2

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.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 7

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Joseph Hughs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James O Hughes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joe Hughes, "United States Census, 1940"

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