Hugh Villard

1865–9 March 1884 (Age 19)
Edgefield, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Hugh

When Hugh Villard was born in 1865, in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas David Silas Villard, was 27 and his mother, Emeline Holston, was 37. He lived in Norris Township, Edgefield, South Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 9 March 1884, in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 19, and was buried in Ridge Spring Cemetery, Ridge Spring, Saluda, South Carolina, United States.

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Thomas David Silas Villard
Emeline Holston
Minnie Villard
Hugh Villard
Kate Villard

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    Minnie Villard



    Kate Villard


World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 0

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1871 · KKK Supression

Age 6

In March of 1871, in an attempt to supress the Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina, President Grant sends troops in. Later that year in October, the KKK are told to disarm and break up. They do not do this and later many are arrested by the US marshals.

Name Meaning

Altered form of German Hilgard, from the female personal name Hildegard, composed of the Germanic elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + gard ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Hugh Villard in household of Thomas Villard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hugh Villiard in household of Thos D Villiard, "United States Census, 1880"

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