Alabama J Hughes

20 June 1850–26 December 1871 (Age 21)
Putnam, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Alabama J

When Alabama J Hughes was born on 20 June 1850, in Putnam, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Quarles Hughes, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Mansell, was 32. She married Joseph Petty in 1869. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 26 December 1871, in her hometown, at the age of 21, and was buried in Putnam, Tennessee, United States.

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Joseph Petty
Alabama J Hughes
Marriage: 1869
Minnie Petty

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    Joseph Petty





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World Events (5)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 12

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Sultana Tragedy

Age 15

In April of 1865, the steamboat the Sultana exploded. The Civil War had been over for awhile so this was considered the worst maritime disaster in US history. Compared to the Titanic where 1,512 people were killed, 1,8000 soldiers were killed on the Sultana. Confederate soldiers that weeks earlier had been fighting with Union soldiers were now fighting to save their lives.

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)

  • Alabama J Hughes in household of Wm Q Hughes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alabama Hughes in entry for Minnie Petty Ballard, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Alabama J Petty, "Find A Grave Index"

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