Nellie Selma Hughes

Brief Life History of Nellie Selma

When Nellie Selma Hughes was born on 25 April 1894, in Bryan, Georgia, United States, her father, Bridger John Hughes, was 40 and her mother, Ella Lougenia Patrick, was 24. She married Noah Webster Shuman after 1915, in Bryan, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. She lived in District 1340, Bulloch, Georgia, United States for about 10 years and District 47, Bulloch, Georgia, United States in 1930. She died on 13 August 1985, in Greenwood, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Hodges, Greenwood, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Noah Webster Shuman
Nellie Selma Hughes
Marriage: after 1915
Lessie Rachel Shuman
Lottie Shurman
Ouida Bessie Shuman
Lilla Shuman
Rosa L. Shuman
Viola "Bo Bo" Shurman
Noah Webster "NW" Shuman Jr

Sources (9)

  • Nellie S Hughes in household of Bridger J Hughes, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nellie Hughes, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Nellie Selma Hughes Shuman, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of Hugh with genitival or excrescent -s.

Irish and Scottish: adopted as an equivalent of Gaelic surnames based on the personal name Aodh ‘fire’, for example Ó hAodha, Mac Aodha; see McCoy and compare McHugh .

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

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