UNDETERMINED SPECULATIVE Huguley AKA Whittaker – son Pressley Huguley?

I’m now on to Pressley Huguley.  For review:

There are a group of DNA cousins, or other family researchers, that can trace their lines back to a group of Huguley’s sharing a common place and time, pointing to a strong probability (in my opinion) that they were siblings.  To gather these folks in once place in my family tree, I created a “parent” that I’ve labeled UNDETERMINED SPECULATIVE Huguley AKA Whittaker.

Let’s see how strong a case I can make for grouping these folks together.

First, for the father, based on one of our cousins who is a direct male descendant of our Frank Huguley AKA Whittaker, we know the paternal haplo group is E-M2.  I’m approximating the birth year as  ABT 1815.

Children

Alford Huguley
1837–

Sanford Huguley
1839–1870
Ezekial Zeak Zeke Hughley Huguley
1842–1924

Preston Pressley Hughley Huguly Huguley
1845–1940

Frank Huguley AKA Whittaker E-M2
1845–1889
George Hughley
1854–

We see the spellings of Preston and Pressley used for this family member, as well as variations on the spelling of the surname such as Hughley, Huguly and Huguley.  Many of my son’s direct paternal ancestors were laid to rest at Greenwood Baptist Church Cemetery in Lanett.  We see many of Pressley’s descendants there as well.

Huguley at Greenwood 1

Huguley at Greenwood 2

Back in March I had the opportunity to correspond with two descendants of this line.  Through their generosity, sharing photos and obituary information, we were able to tie many of these folks (at Greenwood) together.

I started dealing with this part of the family as they were a hop, skip, and a jump away from the direct ancestors of our DNA tested descendant of Zeke Huguley.  We seemed to have a close knit family back in Chambers County, and I find value in adding siblings and their spouses to my tree as they often show up other places as cousins and in-laws.  As so it happened in this case, our DNA cousin had an Askew line, and an Askew sibling in a prior generation had married a Ricks, who in turn had a sibling that married in to this line of the Huguleys with Pressley as the furthest back patriarch I’ve found.  I had seen Pressley as a neighbor in some census records.  He came up again in March when I was researching the lines of a Bailey connection that also lead back to Pressley.  I’ll quote some from that email exchange:

You show a line going back to Eugune Huguley, with a father Preston Huguley with a supporting 1930 census document.
Eugene Monk Huguley
1906–1983
I have the same Preston Huguley with son Eugune in my tree (with the same census attached):
Preston Hughley
1845–1940
BIRTH JAN 1845 • Virginia
DEATH 3 MAY 1940 • Shawmut, Chambers, Alabama
Let me give you some context as to how this person appears in my tree.  The key to the next part is the Ricks siblings.
Askew to Ricks to Huguley
Woodrow Ricks
Ruby Dell Askew
That email continued on to point out that perhaps we could tie these early Huguleys together.
Here is the obituary I received for Eugene Monk Huguley, Sr.  You’ll see that it is stated he was a son of Prestly Huguley.  I believe he was raised as a son, but biologically he was a grandson.  My reasoning follows below.
Going Away Celebration Eugene Huguley SrObituary Eugene Huguley Sr
To discuss why it appears to me that Euguene is a Grandson rather than a son of Pressley, let me begin with the 1920 census.  As you’ll see, Pressly is a neighbor of our Wess Heard in 1920.
1920 Wess Heard1920 Press Huguley
The transcription states Eugene (misspelled Lugene) is the grandson of Press Huguley.  It does look like G son to me.  A grandson relationship makes sense to me as he is 17 and ten years earlier he is not in the 1910 census for Press Huguley.  Also the Jane shown on the census would be quite old to be his mother.  We should make note there is a wife shown below Eugene, transcribed as Libbia M, this is Lilla Mae, the wife mentioned in Eugene’s obituary.
1920 Census
Name: Press Hugley
Age: 78
Birth Year: abt 1842
[abt 1841]
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1920: Shawmut, Chambers, Alabama
House Number: Farm
Residence Date: 1920
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Jane Hugley
[Libbia M Hugley]
Father’s Birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Farmer
Industry: General Farm
Home Owned or Rented: Own
Able to Read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Press Hugley 78
Jane Hugley 65
Iola Hugley 25
Lugine Hugley 17
Libbia M Hugley 19
Mary Hugley 12
Earnest Hugley 11
1910 Census
Name Press Huguley
Age in 1910 65
Birth Year abt 1845
Birthplace Virginia
Home in 1910 Langdale, Shawmut and River View, Chambers, Alabama
Race Black
Gender Male
Relation to Head of House Head
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Jane Huguley
Father’s Birthplace Virginia
Mother’s Birthplace Virginia
Native Tongue English
Occupation Farmer
Industry General Farm
Employer, Employee or Other Employer
Home Owned or Rented Rent
Farm or House Farm
Able to read No
Able to Write No
Years Married 35
Household Members
Name Age
Press Huguley 65
Jane Huguley 50
Minnie R Huguley 20
Walton Huguley 18
Florence Huguley 10
To take this family further back in time, I’ll insert my research notes created back in March.  Forgive the change in style, and some repetition.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The following was originally saved 13 Mar 2018 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

My pupose here is to record my analysis of the census information available for Preston / Pressley/ Press Huguley, and record the open questions I hope to find answers for in the future.

Open Questions:

Was the Preston Huguly of the 1870 Census with inferred spouse Ary the same person as the Pressley Huguley we see in later census years as ………. with wife Jane?

Was this Preston with wife Jane the Parent or Grandparent of Euguene Monk Huguley?

Was this Preston a close relative of our Frank Huguley and Zeke Huguley?

Analysis

The 1870 census shown below is the only one found by this name when searching for it and other variations. We did not see such a person in the 1866 state census, but at that time only heads of households were recorded. The inferred birth year is 1848, with an inferred wife Ary one year younger.

1870 Census:

Name: Preston Huguly

Age in 1870: 22

Birth Year: abt 1848

Birthplace: Virginia

Dwelling Number: 54

Home in 1870 :Beat 13, Chambers, Alabama

Race: Black

Gender: Male

Occupation: Farm Laborer

Cannot Read: Y

Cannot Write: Y

Male Citizen Over 21: Y

Inferred Spouse: Ary Huguly

Inferred Children: Eugene Huguly

Mary Huguly

Household Members:

NameAge

Preston Huguly 22

Ary Huguly 21

Eugene Huguly 3

Mary Huguly 5/12

Ten years later we see Preston AKA Pressley Huguley and Ary in separate households, though both are still in Beat 13, Huguley Mills, Chambers County Alabama. The birthplace of Virginia is consistent with 10 years earlier, and we find no other similarly named person in Chambers County. The inconsistencies would be the age is only 8 years older (not out of the ordinary for such documents), and there is a different wife and children. But what do we make of an Ary who is shown as divorced, but still has young children. Would it be reasonable to suspect Pressley/Preston has two families. The birthplace of the father of Ary’s children is listed as Georgia rather than Virginia, but she is the same approximate age of the Ary in 1870 and the infant daughter Mary of 1870 is consistent with a 10 year old Mary being in the 1880 household. There is no other Ary Huguley in Chambers County in 1880. It would seem that this is the same Ary is the most reasonable interpretation.

Name: Pressley Huguley

Age: 30

Birth Date: Abt 1850

Birthplace: Virginia

Home in 1880: Huguleys Mill, Chambers, Alabama, USA

Dwelling Number: 107

Race: Black

Gender: Male

Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)

Marital Status: Married

Spouse’s Name: Jane Huguley

Father’s Birthplace: Maryland

Mother’s Birthplace: Maryland

Occupation: Cropper

Cannot Read: Yes

Cannot Write: Yes

Household Members:

NameAge

Pressley Huguley 30

Jane Huguley 22

Flora Huguley 8

Mary Huguley 3

Alec Huguley 3/12

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Name: Ary Hughuley

Age: 30

Birth Date: Abt 1850

Birthplace: Virginia

Home in 1880: Huguleys Mill, Chambers, Alabama, USA

Dwelling Number: 364

Race: Black

Gender: Female

Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)

Marital Status: Widowed

Father’s Birthplace: Virginia

Mother’s Birthplace: Virginia

Occupation: Works On Farm

Household Members:

NameAge

Ary Hughuley 30

Mary Hughuley 10

Melia Hughuley 5

Ida Hughuley 7/12

Unfortunately there is no census available for the years between 1880 and 1900, and it is difficult to evaluate the two avaialble census records for consistency in children’s names etc. In 1900 the name is Preston, returning to the name shown in 1870 and differing from 1880. The birth year of 1845 is similar to the 1848 shown in 1870. The birthplace is consistent, though the birthplace of parents differs from 1880. Note the minors are all shown as sons and daughters though Jane is at the upper limits of her childbearing years. It is stated she is the mother of 11 with 6 still living. There are six minors on this census. Either this piece of information is incorrect, or all of the children from 1880 and in between years have perished. Perhaps some of these youngsters are grandchildren and there are other living older children. Note the 13 year old daughter Iola. It would appear she is the same daughter Iola that is in the household in the 1920 census. It is not unusual to see folks age 7 hears rather than 10 between censuses in families with no written records and ages are just approximations. If that were the case we might expect to see a woman of about 24 years of age (10 +14). That is close to the 22 year old Iola of the 1920 census, though the true age would be closer to 30 or more (if the original 10 were underestimated).

Name: Preston Huguley

Age: 55

Birth Date: Jan 1845

Birthplace: Virginia

Home in 1900: Bethlehem, Chambers, Alabama

House Number: 279

Sheet Number: 17

Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 292

Family Number: 305

Race: Black

Gender: Male

Relation to Head of House: Head

Marital Status: Married

Spouse’s Name: Jane Huguley

Marriage Year: 1870

Years Married: 30

Father’s Birthplace: Virginia

Mother’s Birthplace: Virginia

Occupation: Farming

Months not employed: 0

Can Read: No

Can Write: No

Can Speak English: Yes

House Owned or Rented: R

Farm or House:F

Household Members:

NameAge

Preston Huguley 55

Jane Huguley 45 wife

Eddie Huguley 19 son

Iola Huguley 13 daughter

Rosa H Huguley 9 daughter

Irene Huguley 7 daughter

Walter Huguley 4 son

Not Named Huguley 2/12 son

By 1910 we see the following household. The name is shortened to Press, but the birth year and place are consistent, as is the name of the wife. It shows they have been married 35 years which would date the marrage at 1875. It is possible the 20 year old Minnie R of 1910 is the same person as the Rosa H of the 1900 census. Walter and Walton are 14 years apart, but perhaps the same person. The son Florence would appear to be the unnamed son from the prior census.

Name: Press Huguley

Age in 1910: 65

Birth Year: abt 1845

Birthplace: Virginia

Home in 1910: Langdale, Shawmut and River View, Chambers, Alabama

Race: Black

Gender: Male

Relation to Head of House: Head

Marital Status: Married

Spouse’s Name: Jane Huguley

Father’s Birthplace: Virginia

Mother’s Birthplace: Virginia

Native Tongue: English

Occupation: Farmer

Industry: General Farm

Employer, Employee or Other: Employer

Home Owned or Rented: Rent

Farm or House: Farm

Able to Read: No

Able to Write: No

Years Married:35

Household Members:

NameAge

Press Huguley 65

Jane Huguley 50 wife

Minnie R Huguley 20 daughter

Walton Huguley 18 son

Florence Huguley 10 son

We again see Preston, Pressley, as Press in the 1920 census. The 25 year old daughter Iola appears to be the same daughter by that name shown in the 1900 census. She was 13 at that time. It is not unusual to find in families with no written records that estimated ages from census to census may only age 7 years instead of ten between census periods. If we take 13 + 7 + 7 we might see an age of 27, which is close to the age of 25 shown. She would be closer to 33 if not a little older if the original 13 years was understated. “Lugene”, Eugene, is shown as a grandson. That relationship makes sense as he was not in the household 10 years earlier at an approximate age of 7 years old. Note this is in conflict with Eugene’s obituary which list father and mother as Prestly and his wife James. Several questions come to mind. Is it more than coincidence that Eugene shows up as grandson in the same census year that Iola returns to her parents household. Could she be the biological parent? Eddie, age 19 in 1900, as well as the children shown in the 1880 or 1870 census would be old enough to be the parent of Eugene to be considered if the relationship of grandson is true. There are other possibilities if other children were concieved outside of the marriage. Could there be a son by the name of Press/Preston be the middle generation, and would that allow the relationship of grandparent with Preston born about 1845, and a father of Prestly both to be true? Was there a mother by the name of “James” or is the reference to Jane, wife of Preston born about 1845?

Name:Press Hugley

Age:78

Birth Year:abt 1842

[abt 1841]

Birthplace:Alabama

Home in 1920:Shawmut, Chambers, Alabama

House Number:Farm

Residence Date:1920

Race:Black

Gender:Male

Relation to Head of House:Head

Marital Status:Married

Spouse’s Name:Jane Hugley

[Libbia M Hugley]

Father’s Birthplace:Alabama

Mother’s Birthplace:Alabama

Able to Speak English:Yes

Occupation:Farmer

Industry:General Farm

Home Owned or Rented:Own

Able to Read:No

Able to Write:No

Neighbors:View others on page

Household Members:

NameAge

Press Hugley 78

Jane Hugley 65 wife

Iola Hugley 25 daugther

Lugine Hugley 17 grandson

Libbia M Hugley 19 wife (of Eugene)

Mary Hugley 12 boarder

Earnest Hugley 11 brother

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At least one of our contacts as a descendant of this line has spoken of submitting a DNA test.  Will we be able to make a biological connection between this Huguley line and others of this generation we are researching?

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UNDETERMINED SPECULATIVE Huguley AKA Whittaker – son Sanford Huguley?

As stated in my prior post:

There are a group of DNA cousins, or other family researchers, that can trace their lines back to a group of Huguley’s sharing a common place and time, pointing to a strong probability (in my opinion) that they were siblings.  To gather these folks in once place in my family tree, I created a “parent” that I’ve labeled UNDETERMINED SPECULATIVE Huguley AKA Whittaker.

Let’s see how strong a case I can make for grouping these folks together.

For easy reference, here again is the set of potential siblings:

Alford Huguley
1837–

Sanford Huguley
1839–1870
Ezekial Zeak Zeke Hughley Huguley
1842–1924

Preston Pressley Hughley Huguly Huguley
1845–1940
Frank Huguley AKA Whittaker E-M2
1845–1889
George Hughley
1854–

My last post zeroed in on Alford’s line.  A few months back I covered Zeke.  Here, now, I’ll address Sanford.  Sanford is on my radar per the line of one of our DNA cousins.  Working back from the grandmother we have:

Mae Willie Johnson (1932 – 1985)
(grandmother)
C A (Huguley) Johnson (1914 – 2007)
(great grandmother)
The great great grandparents are Nancy Williams and Harry Huguley, who both lived in Chambers County Alabama.
Part of what I learned about this family comes the obituary of the great grandmother’s sister:

Mollie Huguley

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=138848657&ref=acom

 

Mollie Huguley

Birth: Nov. 25, 1902Death: Sep. 5, 2003
Mrs. Mollie Huguley, 100, of Lanett died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003 at her residence.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 12, 2003 at Greenwood Baptist Church in Lanett with the Revs. James McTier, Elijah Jackson Jr., Leonard Autry and Frank Kennedy Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery in Lanett (West Shawmut Community).

Mrs. Huguley is survived by one daughter, Annie Reed of Dayton, Ohio; two granddaughters, Rudine Jackson and Barbara Clark, both of Dayton; four sisters, Caldonia Byrd, CA Johnson and Hattie (Joe Frank) Hightower, all of Lanett, and Naomi Perdue of Dayton; two great-grandchildren, Mickey Wright of Detroit, Mich., and Tosha Clark of Dayton; two great-great-grandchildren; a special niece and caregiver, Ollie Lewis of Lanett; and a special family, Smith Lanier Family of Lanett.

Born Nov. 25, 1902 in Huguley, Mrs. Huguley was a member of the Missionary Society Circle No. 2. She was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy (Pop) Huguley.

The body will lie in state at the church Friday from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour.

Morgan’s Funeral Home in Lanett is handling arrangements.  Burial:
Pinecrest Cemetery
Little Shawmut
Chambers County
Alabama, USA 

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“C.A” was recorded as a daughter in 1920, and mistakenly as a son Charley A in 1930:
C A Huguley 1920 and 1930
As can be seen, even Harry of 1920 is recorded as Man A in 1930, but by the family structure we can conclude this is the right household.
Here is how the 1920 census is transcribed for this family.
Name: C A Hugulay
[C A Huguley]
Age: 6
Birth Year: abt 1914
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1920: Lanett, Chambers, Alabama
Street: Middle Lafayette Road
Residence Date: 1920
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father’s name: Harry Hugulay
Father’s Birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s name: Nancy Hugulay
Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama
Able to Speak English: Yes
Attended School: Yes
Able to Read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Harry Hugulay 43
Nancy Hugulay 38
Joe Hugulay 15
Mol**In Lou Hugulay 17
Calodonia Hugulay 15
Lourine Hugulay 10
Hal Hugulay 7
C A Hugulay 6
Annie May Hugulay 3
Willie Hugulay 2
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Using Mollie as the search criteria, it looks like I can take this family back to the 1910 census
Name: Mollie Hugely
Age in 1910: 7
Birth Year: abt 1903
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1910: Lanett, Chambers, Alabama
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father’s name: Harry Hugely
Father’s Birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s name: Nancy Hugely
Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama
Attended School: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Harry Hugely 31
Nancy Hugely 28
Mollie Hugely 7
Joe Hugely 5
Caldonia Hugely 2
John Hugely 0
Laura Williams 18
Laura Williams is shown as a border in the household, but I have to wonder if she is a relative of Nancy Williams, the mother in this household.
In the 1910 census we see all the children are less that ten years old.  This is consistent with the marriage record for this couple:
Name: Harry Huguley
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 11 Aug 1900
Marriage Place: Troup, Georgia, USA
Spouse: Nancy Williams
We know the following from Harry’s World War 1 draft record
Name: Harry Huguley
Race: Black
Birth Date: 5 Mar 1875
Street address: 6 R F D
Residence Place: Chambers, Alabama, USA
Physical Build: Medium
Height: Medium
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Relative: Nancy Huguley
Relative’s Relationship: Wife
Unfortunately, more records for Harry have been somewhat elusive.  I have his lifespan approximated as follows:
Harry Huguley
1864–1964
BIRTH ABT 1864 • Chambers County, Alabama, USA
DEATH BEF 1964 • Chambers County, Alabama, USA
I am unsure of his death, though I can approximate his birth from the following 1870 census record, though the date is in conflict with the draft record.
You’ll notice we learn of his parent’s names through this census record.
Name: Sanford Huguley
Age in 1870: 31
Birth Year: abt 1839
Birthplace: Alabama
Dwelling Number: 223
Home in 1870: Lafayette, Chambers, Alabama
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Male
Occupation: Farmer
Inferred Spouse: Francis Huguley
Inferred Children: Elvira Huguley 
Harry Huguley 
George Huguley 
Mary M Huguley 
Fannie Huguley
Household Members:
Name Age
Sanford Huguley 31
Francis Huguley 28
Elvira Huguley 8
Harry Huguley 6
George Huguley 4
Mary M Huguley 2
Fannie Huguley 3/12

An interesting record we have is one that appears to correlate with George, brother of Harry, living near to a household headed by Francis Huguley in 1880.  What do we make of the 13 year old son “Golden” ; is this the same person recorded as Harry at 6 years of age in 1870?

1880 Census Francis Huguley
For some context, let me refer you to what has already been written in my blog:
Please read part 1 and part 2 for an introduction to these families.  As stated there … This journey is going to wind up back at Middle LaFayette Road, Lanett, Chambers County, Alabama 1920.  But let me start 40 or more years earlier, and a short distance away in Tallapoosa.  Maybe some of these introductions will give context to the set of families later living together on Middle LaFayette Road…
As noted in part 2,  Harry Huguly, son of Sanford, was living next door to Colonel Huguley and son General Huguley as recorded in the 1920 census.
 1920 Harry Huguley and Colonel Huguley
Can the DNA from this group and others unlock the mystery of whether or not a biological relationship exists between these Huguleys?

UNDETERMINED SPECULATIVE Huguley AKA Whittaker – son Alford Huguley?

My son’s paternal line goes back from his grandmother Doris Heard, to her mother Ruth Lucille Whittaker to her father Stonewall Whittaker to his father Frank Whittaker AKA Huguley.  But where does it go beyond that?

There are a group of DNA cousins, or other family researchers, that can trace their lines back to a group of Huguley’s sharing a common place and time, pointing to a strong probability (in my opinion) that they were siblings.  To gather these folks in once place in my family tree, I created a “parent” that I’ve labeled UNDETERMINED SPECULATIVE Huguley AKA Whittaker.

Let’s see how strong a case I can make for grouping these folks together.

First, for the father, based on one of our cousins who is a direct male descendant of our Frank Huguley AKA Whittaker, we know the paternal haplo group is E-M2.  I’m approximating the birth year as  ABT 1815.

Children

Alford Huguley
1837–

Sanford Huguley
1839–1870
Ezekial Zeak Zeke Hughley Huguley
1842–1924

Preston Pressley Hughley Huguly Huguley
1845–1940
Frank Huguley AKA Whittaker E-M2
1845–1889
George Hughley
1854–

I’ll profile what I know, and what my research has lead me to suspect, about each of these men.

Alford Huguley

Interestingly, I first met this Huguley line because of their association with our Heard family.  As mentioned, my son’s grandmother is Doris Heard, daughter of Ruth Lucille Whittaker.  Ruth was married to Joe Heard.  Joe’s brother Pugh was married to Annie Pearl Huguley as verified by his Massachusetts death record.

Name: Pugh Heard
Certificate: 036139
Death Place: Longmeadow
Death Date: 23 Jun 2000
Birth Place: Alabama
Birth Date: 8 Apr 1908

Spouse: Pearl Huguley

We can see Annie Pearl in 1920 in the household of her father Colonel Huguley, and her mom Eliza “Annie” Hill.

Name: Annie Pear Huguley
Age: 8
Birth Year: abt 1912
[abt 1911]
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1920: Lanett, Chambers, Alabama
Street: Middle Lafayette Road
Residence Date: 1920
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father’s name: Colonel Huguley
Father’s Birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s name: Eliza Huguley
Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama
Able to Speak English: Yes
Attended School: Yes
Able to Read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Colonel Huguley 35
Eliza Huguley 36
Sallie Huguley 14
Lennis Huguley 12
General Huguley 10
Annie Pear Huguley 8
Daniel Huguley 7
Jimmie Huguley 6
Ros Etta Huguley 5
Martha Huguley 3

General Huguley

Above is the picture of Annie Pearl’s brother General Huguley.  I’m currently working with one of General’s descendants.

Following General Huguley’s line back, we see he was living with his father in 1910.  His uncle Albert, his mom’s brother, was living with the family at that time.

Name: General Huguly
Age in 1910: 1
Birth Year: abt 1909
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1910: Lanett, Chambers, Alabama
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father’s name: Colonel Huguly
Father’s Birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s name: Annie Huguly
Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Colonel Huguly 26
Annie Huguly 25
Sallie Huguly 4
Lennis Huguly 2
General Huguly 1
Albert Hill 24

We can follow Colonel Huguley back to when he was living in his father Alford’s household in 1880.

Name: Colonel Huguley
Age: 13
Birth Date: Abt 1867
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1880: Huguleys Mill, Chambers, Alabama, USA
Dwelling Number: 104
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father’s name: Alfred Huguley
Father’s Birthplace: Georgia
Mother’s name: Onda Huguley
Mother’s Birthplace: Georgia
Occupation: Works On Farm
Attended School: Yes
Cannot Read: Yes
Cannot Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Alfred Huguley 43
Onda Huguley 30
Colonel Huguley 13
Ada Huguley 11
Tempy Huguley 9
Alfred Huguley 5
Mattie Huguley 3

Though transcriped as Alfred and Onda in the above census records, the marriage record appears to be more consistent with other known information.

Alford Huguly
in the Alabama, County Marriage Records, 1805-1967

Name: Alford Huguly
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 10 Jan 1866
Marriage Place: Chambers, Alabama, USA
Spouse: India Dallas
Film Number: 001575793

I’d like to share information from other researchers of this family.  Though in the following text Henry and Mattie are cited as Colonel’s parents (rather than what I believe are the correct parents shown above), I think this will add valuable context for some of what I’ll be posting below:

Descendants of Henry & Mattie Huguley

http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.huguley/33/mb.ashx

Gene Huguley
Posted: 26 Aug 2001 12:41AM
Classification: Query
Surnames: Huguley

I’m looking for my relatives, the descendants of Henry & Mattie Huguley. Henry would have been born around 1863 on the Huguley plantation of Lt. Colonel George Whitfield Huguley in Alabama. Both Henry and Mattie may have been labeled as “Mulatto”. They had named one of their sons Colonel Huguley (b. 1888?) whose wife had been Elisa (Hill) Huguley. One of Colonel and Elisa Huguley’s sons had been named General Colonel Huguley who had been born in Lanet Alabama in 1909 and had left for Seattle (passing through Detroit) around 1932.

 

Descendants of Henry & Mattie Huguley

Re: Descendants of Henry & Mattie Huguley
@@kenny.burton@dot.state.ga.us
Posted: 19 Mar 2002 03:09PM
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Dec 2002 08:19AM
Surnames: Hughley Ware Burton

I have a Henry Hughley in my line. I don’t know who his spouse is.
Here are his parents and siblings.
Parents:
EZEKIAL (ZEAK) HUGHLEY 1842 GA.
& MARY HUGHLEY 1845 AL.
Children:
WALTER HUGHLEY 1866
OSBORN HUGHLEY 1868
JAMES HUGHLEY 1869
GEORGE HUGHLEY 1871
ALICE HUGHLEY 1873
ZEKE HUGHLEY 1874
ELIZABETH HUGHLEY 1876
HENRY HUGHLEY 1879
CAUDIE LOUISE HUGHLEY 1882
This family and their decendents reside in Tallapoosa County Alabama. Many are buried at the Ozias Baptist Church Cemetery near the Chambers County line.

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Let me emphasize one of the lines above, “…would have been born around 1863 on the Huguley plantation of Lt. Colonel George Whitfield Huguley in Alabama…

Job Huguley Alley Lay George W Huguley

Kenneth Burton suggests Colonel Huguley and his descendants may be related to Zeke Huguley and his descendants.  This is based on time, place, and association with this particular Huguley family, one of the large slaveholding families in Chambers County, Alabama.  In one of my previous blogs I detailed how we were able to prove Zeke as a six year old was referenced in the estate papers of Alley Lay, widow of Job Huguley, and mother of George W. Huguley sr.  It seems to me more than coincidence that Alford Huguley’s wife has the surname of Dallis, as we know that name from the women George W Huguley Sr was married to – Gabriella Dallis and Mary “Polly” Dallis.

The shared DNA of our group of descendants suggests Zeke and Alford were in fact related as suggested by Kenneth Burton.  We’ll soon have DNA from a granddaughter of General Huguley to compare.   What will the DNA tell us?

Diana M Frederick and Jacob Burton in the 1840 Census

1840 Census Diana M Frederick

Jacob Burton – Total Slaves: 27
Diana M Frederick – Total Slaves: 15

Yesterday cousin Reggie asked me if we knew where our relatives were living in proximity to each other.  Pre-emancipation, this question is often answered by tracing the slaveholding families our kin were associated with.  Double checking the records I’ve accumulated, I was surprised to see that our newly explored Diana M Frederick was just a few households away from Jacob Burton in 1840.  As discussed in previous posts we have the documentation tracing our ancestor Major Bailey from the Estate of Robert Owen to the Estate of Thomas E Owen, as administered by his wife Mariah (Hicks).

Letting this soak in…does this mean that both sets of grandparents of Carrie Bailey possibly (likely?) knew each other in the 1840’s.

Carrie Bailey Pedigree

I look at this information, and it tells me a story…and leaves me asking many questions.

Was the grandmother of Albert H. R. Frederick (Nancy Kennan Burton) kin to Jacob Burton and his line?

Albert H R Frederick Pedigree

How intertwined were these families and those they enslaved?

Owen - Hicks Descendants

What stories are still out there waiting to be told?

Bailey-Owen-Lumpkin-Hicks Connections Part 6

Back in April of 2016 I recorded in a set of 5 postings my research in to the ties of the Bailey, Owen, Lumpkin, and Hicks families to our own.  It seems appropriate that I title this return to the same set of families as part 6.

https://heardfamilyresearch.wordpress.com/2016/04/12/bailey-owen-lumpkin-hicks-connections-part-1/

Otherwise, I might have called this “Spokes in a Wheel” or some other such reference. Doing this research, it is hard to think in terms of a straight line from one generation down to the next.   At times it seems we’re dealing with a circle of families forming a community that existed pre-emancipation.  Let me try to explain.

Quite a while back when exploring these families, I found a photo at find a grave for Dr. Frederick that immediately reminded me of cousin Reggie.

Dr Frederick and Reggie

In one of our early conversations he told me of Major Bailey Jr having two families, and each of the women being a daughter of Louiza Frederick.  Louiza Frederick (abt 1842-1929) was an enslaved woman, the daughter of Penny Frederick.  It seems to me likely that Louiza and Penny were held as slaves by some of those named in the Frederick and Davis Cemetery, in Chambers County, Alabama.

Frederick and Davis Cemetery Chambers County

In the earlier five parts documenting my research in to this family grouping, I was following the leads laid out by James Hicks.  He laid out how his ancestor William Hicks had three daughters with his first wife Louisa Frederick.  I now recognize her as the Louise Hicks that died in 1839 and was laid to rest in Chambers County as shown above.  We know that the Hicks daughters married in to the Owens family that were documented as “owning” our ancestor Major Bailey.

But let’s explore more the Hicks and Frederick connection to see what insights we can gain in to the family of Major Bailey Jr and his wife Judy who in some documents was shown with the surname Hicks.

Again, I’ll reference the writing of James Hicks about his ancestors:

https://www.ancestry.com/boards/surnames.hicks/4387.1.1.1.2.1/mb.ashx

Thomas Hicks / Elizabeth Brewer 1750 – N.C.

Posted: 11 Jan 2006 08:27AM

James C. Hicks

I am still looking for the father of William and Diana Maria Hicks, born 1799 & 1805 in N. C. (Sampson/Duplin/Onslow Counties). “Family Search” lists father of Diana Maria as “Thomas Hicks”. Does any one have the children of Thomas Hicks and Elizabeth Brewer married in Wake County, N.C. in 1782 died unknown date. Thomas is listed as the son of Captain Thomas Hicks and Elizabeth Williams born in Virginia and married 1754 in N.C. and died 1797 in Duplin County, N.C. Am also looking for children of “Thomas Hicks and Thankful Weeks” for the same time period.

Thanks

I found it very helpful that he was able to tie his William as a sibling of “Diana Maria Hicks”.  I was being lead to that conclusion from information in the cemetery.  We see her above in the cemetery as Maria Diana Hicks Frederick.

She became the wife of Dr William Kennan Frederick, and mother of William Kennan Frederick and Dr. Albert H R Frederick, of the above photo (which I think has a resemblance to Reggie).  Could this have been the family that held Penny as a slave? Penny’s daughter Louiza was born in 1842.  Louiza’s oldest known daughter Judy was born in 1857.  Judy would later go on to marry Major Bailey Jr.   Would this connection explain why some documents show Judy with a maiden name of Frederick, and others with a maiden name of Hicks?

Bertha L Scott Pedigree

Our cousin Reggie knew his grandmother Bertha Lue Scott, and spent a lot of time with her in his childhood.  Through Bertha, he learned that Bertha’s great grandmother Louiza was known to have been light skinned.  It’s interesting to ponder, does Reggie carry Hicks and/or Fredrick DNA from those who enslaved his ancestors?  Would this explain the resemblance I think I see between Reggie and Dr Albert H R Frederick (born 1835), son of William Kennan Frederick and Diana Maria Hicks?

What else will I learn when I find the 1840 census for Diana M (Hicks) Frederick?

 

 

 

We have Tuckers in the family

1880 Isaac Burton Agricultural Census

As I mentioned previously, Sukey (AKA Susan), sister of Jeff Burton, and daughter of Harry and Rosa was married to Isaac Burton.  We knew from the will of Jacob Burton Jr. that Susan had George, Margaret, and Mary as children.  The will did not specify the father.

Susan and Isaac were together in 1880, but by 1900 Susan is a widow living with her daughter.

Name: Sukey Burton
Age: 75
Birth Date: 1825
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1900: Lafayette, Chambers, Alabama
Sheet Number: 19A
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 73
Family Number: 343
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Marital Status: Widowed
Mother: number of living children: 2
Mother: How many children: 4
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Months not employed: 0
Can Read: No
Can Write: No
Can Speak English: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Margarett Tucker 49
Mary E Tucker 17
Alonzo Tucker 15
Albert F Tucker 12
Rufus W Tucker 7
Sukey Burton 75

The records show us that son Rufus grows up and in 1930 is married with children, one of which he names Oliver.

Household Members:
Name Age
Rufus Tucker 34
Genie Tucker 35
Charlie Tucker 17
Oliver Tucker 16
Joe Tucker 15
Willis Tucker 13
Emma Tucker 10
Jessie Tucker 9
Walter Tucker 4
Parrie L Tucker 8
Albert Tucker 3
Annie M Tucker 1

We know per the 1880 Agricultural Census Isaac (and wife Sukey) were living near Oliver Tucker.  In 1880, Margaret is not living in her parents house, based on the following 1880 census for Oliver Tucker, nearby neighbor of the Burton family, his wife Mattie is likely Susan’s daughter Margaret.

Name: Mattie Tucker
Age: 33
Birth Date: Abt 1847
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1880: Bluffton, Chambers, Alabama, USA
House Number: 109
Dwelling Number: 153
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Oliver Tucker
Father’s Birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama
Occupation: Keeping House
Cannot Read: Yes
Cannot Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Oliver Tucker 35
Mattie Tucker 33
Joseph Tucker 11
Monroe Tucker 9
Enma Tucker 5

It would appear from Harry and Rosa having a daughter Sukey who married Isaac Burton, we can carry that family forward to daughter Margaret, wife of Oliver Tucker. Shown above we have Rufus Tucker with a number of children, who would be the Great Great Grandchildren of Harry and Rosa.

Now who else can we find?

Harry and Rosa, I found some of your kids!

It was nearly two years ago to the day that I first wrote about Harry and Rosa.

https://heardfamilyresearch.wordpress.com/2015/11/28/from-carrie-bailey-through-harriet-burton-to-jeff-and-eliza-and-on-back-to-harry-and-rosa/

Kenneth Burton was (and continues to be) very generous sharing his research.  I’ve had some quiet time this weekend to look this over again, and to make progress updating my tree using some of the techniques of The Beyond Kin Project.  As is true with many a research project, I can look back and see things I think I’ve done pretty well, and other things I now have the opportunity to improve.  And I’ve made some big leaps forward, but I want to spend a few minutes on how I got from A to B before I talk about my new discoveries. (If this part bores you, feel free to skip ahead to what I found.)

Burton Grid

As explained in the original post, we had the will of Jacob Burton who died in 1864 and in that document, there were some specific family groupings that were detailed. In the grid above, that’s the information that’s organized and colored coded in columns B-G. In my work this weekend I added the info in column A – the data from the sharecropping agreement in 1865 with land owner Andrew J Burton, son of Jacob Burton.  Where possible, I color coded column A to correlate with those family groupings.

Yeah, I know, boring details. But that’s how my thoughts had been organized, along these family groupings.   But today I’ve refocused to look at this from another perspective.  Part of the goal of The Beyond Kin project is to record those who were enslaved by harvesting estate papers and other documents and creating an association between those who were enslaved and the estate, plantation or other entity that provides these early records.  The Beyond Kin Project website does a much better job of explaining this than I just did (please google it).  So my focus today has been: in the will of Jacob Burton, who among the enslaved had no parent mentioned, and which were in the second or third generation of the family grouping.

So I started looking at the will, paragraph by paragraph, and cross checking the folks grouped by descendant of Jacob Burton Jr, against my family grouping chart.  Going through, trying to account for everyone had me double checking ages and finding lovely documents proving what happened to some of Harry and Rosa’s children after we saw them in the documents that Kenneth Burton shared.

Item 3rd to Rachel Sewell Burton

My cross referencing to my chart: Harry and Rosa B2, Mary B4 ,and Nathan B12, Washington B5, John B6 ,Warren D5, Sarah E6.

I Found NATHAN! We know Nathan is a son of Harry and Rosa, and he and his mother Rosa are among those who are sharecropping for Andrew J Burton.  Way back when I just though of our kin as living in Chambers County.  As I’ve blogged about in the past I’m now aware of our kin often crossing over in to Tallapoosa County, especially in the area of Dudleyville.  All that learning has paid off.  I can’t wait for a descendant of Nathan to come along and see what’s been pasted together.

We know that 22 year old Nathan is sharecropping in 1865, giving him a birth year of about 1843.

Nathan Burton 1870

Here he is in Dudleyville!  If I saw this before, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to correlate this with our family. To seal the deal, look who’s in household 258 just before him.

1870 Andrew Burton

So now Nathan’s descendants can confidently know, there he is with presumed wife Catharine, and 3 children.  But we can tell them even more. We can tell them he was a registered voter in 1867.

Alabama, Voter Registration, 1867
Name Nathan Burton
Race African-American
County Tallapoosa
Election District 26
Precinct 12

1880 Nathan Burton

There he is again in 1880 next to Andrew J Burton, with a few more kids added to the family. (Though there’s nothing currently to back it up, I bet a nickle it will turn out his wife Catherine is about E7 in that chart up there.)

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And I found Sukey!

See that 43 year old Isaac followed by 34 year old Sukey in the shareholder agreement area of that chart up there.  Note in that era Sukey was a common nickname for Susan, and it is my belief that Susan is the sister to our Jeff, and daughter of Harry and Rosa recorded around B19 in the chart.  I actually was looking at relatives on another part of the family tree when I stumbled across records for Isaac.  This was on the same 1880 Census page with records for Anthony Barrow (our Winston Family is very intermarried with his family).

Name: Isaac Burton
Age: 59
Birth Date: Abt 1821
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1880: Bluffton, Chambers, Alabama, USA
House Number: 109
Dwelling Number: 154
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Suckey Burton
Father’s Birthplace: Georgia
Mother’s Birthplace: Georgia
Occupation: Laborer
Cannot Read: Yes
Cannot Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Isaac Burton 59
Suckey Burton 58
Peter Burton 12
Thomas Burton 10

He was a registered voter in 1867, and Anthony Barrow, as well as Jacob Burton, son of Jacob Burton Jr of the will were on the same page of the book.

Alabama, Voter Registration, 1867
Name Isaac Burton
Race African-American
County Chambers
Election District 27
Precinct 05

And to compliment these records we have the 1880 Agricultural Census Isaac Burton with Anthony Barrow.  But remember you saw that name Oliver Tucker in there to.

1880 Isaac Burton Agricultural Census

Are you wondering how Oliver Tucker fits in?

 

Zeke and Wilkes County, Georgia

Sometimes the new leads come in so fast and furious, I have to start writing some of this down, or I’ll forget all the various follow-ups I want to do.

I have to calm myself, and remind myself that not all of the leads will pan out, perhaps only a minority will turn in to anything useful.  But, it seems like I have lots of clues for a new scavenger hunt.

Zeke Huguley and our Frank Huguley seem to be the key to understanding our new DNA match.  So I’m looking at what I can find out about Zeke.  As mentioned, in addition to being a direct ancestor to our new match, Zeke is a direct ancestor to Kenneth Burton.  And Kenneth has left a lot of breadcrumbs from when he was researching Zeke.

https://www.ancestry.com/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=51&p=surnames.huguley

In the exchanges in the above thread, Zeke had been tracked as being enslaved by the same George Huguley, as our Frank Huguley had been.  Here are some excerpts from the above:

Researching slaves of George Huguley?

Posted: 08 Nov 2006 08:12AM

kennethburton999

Seeking information on slave inventories of George Huguley b. 1809 d. 1886. He has a likely connection as the slave owner to my great great grandparents Ezekial (Zeke) Huguley b. 1845 d. 1924., and Mary Huguley b. 1847 d. abt. 1883.

I have a copy of Ezekial’s death certificate, his second wife, whose the informant, stated that he was born in West Point Georgia.

The 1860 U.S census slave schedule for Chambers County Alabama, list George Huguley as owning 75 slaves.

Is there an inventory before emancipation of his slave holdings that might mention his slaves by name.

Posted: 04 Sep 2007 10:00PM

Valerie Freeman

I don’t know if this is of any assistance but I thought you might find this of interest. It is posted to the Chambers Co., Alabama GenWeb Archives. Go to this file:

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/chambers/court/dalla…

The Huguley & Dallis/Dallas families were very closly connected from their early days in Linclon Co., Ga., as evidenced by George Huguley’s 1st (Mary “Polly” Dallis) & 2nd (Gabrella (Arabella) Alice Dallis) wives.

George’s brother, Amos Huguley, married 1st to Orrie Dallis and 2nd to Naomi Dallis.

My husband is the 3X Great-grandson of George & 2nd wife, Gabrella. I wish I could help you further. Have you tried writing the Troup County Archives in LaGrange, Ga?

http://www.trouparchives.org/

I have found them to be very helpful, as I am do this from Orange Co., California.

Valerie Freeman

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Dallis I already had these Dallis sisters in my tree, per their association with George Huguley.  I also had a Mahala Dallis as an ancestor to our McCord cousins, but that’s an adventure for another day.
Sticking with George Huguley, I decided to delve in to this family more.  I thought Kenneth had raised a good question: could we find any records of the people enslaved by this family prior to emancipation.
Other researchers had tracked George Huguley to being the son of Job Huguley and his wife Alley.  Job died before 1817, and Ally died in 1847.  What would Ally’s probate records reveal?
I found her will, but the actual probate file was more dificult to find.
Here are some book entries that caught my eye.  I will include the full page here for context clues of who the contemporary neighbors were.

Page 48–GREEN, JAMES, dec’d. est. Thos. Green, excr. Sale of effects Nov. 28, 1818. One not given by excr Thos. Green to said Jas. dec’d. for $875.00., saddle, bridle, whip and lot of books. Cash received of est of Hiram Morton. One note given by said Jas. Green, dec’d to John H. Brandon of Roan C. N. C. for $50.
Page 377–Paid Willis Green $64. 1820, paid Thos. Green, Jr. $30., 1822, paid Bryan Fanning $570, 1822. Thos. Green, excr.

Page 104–GARTRELL, JOSEPH, dec’d. est. Carleton Wellborn, excr in right of his wife. Sold slave Stephen. Signed Jan. 4, 1820.

Page 179–GUNN, ANNE, dec’d. est. John Hendley, admr. Paid Richard Gunn $850. Paid Mary Dewberry $500. Signed Nov. 5, 1821.
Page 193–Returns for 1819-21 Paid Richard Gunn, Jr. for cheese, paid for three coffins. Paid John S. Harper on son Ichabod’s account.

Page 343–GUNN, JOHN, dec’d, minors, John J. Harper, gdn. Returns for 1821 show paid A. B. Stephens tuition for Cicely Gunn and board for Geo. and Cicely Gunn.
Page 454–David Pool, admr. of John Gunn, dec’d in right of his wife, to boarding Cicely and Geo. 1822-23.

Page 249–GRIFFIN, JOHN, dec’d. Division of est by commissioners as directed in his will, but not assigned to heirs, his widow having married. May 7, 1822.

Page 334–GRESHAM, EDWARD, dec’d. est. Archibald Gresham, admr. Returns show he paid Wm. Jones and Henry Shorter distributees $632.37 each in full, retaining the remainder for himself, the third distributee. Jul. 25, 1822.

Page 368–GRIER, ROBERT, Sr., dec’d of Dallas Co. Ala. Robt. Jr., admr. with will annexed. Commr’s app to make inventory. Two notes on Thos Akin, one on Edward D. Malone, all that is listed. Jul. 26, 1823.

Page 27–HUGULEY, JOB, dec’d. orphans. Ally Huguley, gdn. Hire of slaves of Amos, Nancy, Geo. Alley and Elizabeth 1818.
Page 85–Same for 1819.
Page 373–Same for 1822 as gdn for Geo., Elizabeth. Nancy and Ally, board, tuition and clothes. Paid tax for Amos.

Page 41–HENDERSON, JOHN, orph of Wm. Henderson. Hannah Henderson, gdn. Returns 1815-19 paid board and tuition.

Page 46–HILLYARD, RICHARD, dec’d. est. Wm. Hillyard, admr. Returns for 1817. 125 acres in Wilkes Co., slaves Spencer, Geo., Sarah, little Sarah, sold to R. Hillyard. Slave woman to Mary Hillyard in full of legacy.

Page 53–HOLMES, MARY, dec’d. Wm. Holmes, admr. Returns 1819 no data

End of Page 179 – The Early Records of Georgia, Volume II, Wilkes County – Start of Page 180

Page 109–HANCOCK, RICHARD, dec’d. est. Wm. Brook, admr. Returns for 1819. Paid Robt. Moore for making coffin, paid Isaac Lambert for funeral expenses.
Page 140–Returns for 1820. Paid Henry Pope, admr of Isaac Callaway, $32.78.

Page 136–HANSON, MARY, dec’d. est. Walter L. Weems, excr. Returns for 1821, no data.
Page 264–Returns for 1821. Paid Jas. Lowery his legacy. Paid A. H. Gibson $1106, paid Geo. and Caroline Swain $1300, paid Walter H. Weems $733, paid Patience Irwin $1300.
Page 364–Paid Walter H. Weems legacy in full. Paid Geo. Swain. Jr. agt. for five youngest sisters of Mary Hanson, dec’d their legacy agreeable to her will. Paid John R. Golding, excr of John Hodge, $50., part of legacy. Signed Sept. 1, 1823.

Page 163–HARNSBERGER, ROBERT, minor. Adam Harnsberger, gdn. Notes on Adam and Francis Harnsberger and Allen P. Rice on Stephen Harnsberger all made 1820-21.

Page 166–HARNSBERGER, STEPHENS, dec’d. est. Allen P. Rice, admr. Paid several sums to Stephen Z. Harnsberger, Adam harnsberger, gdn of Robt. Harnsberger. Paid Adam, Mary, Frances Harnsberger large amounts. Paid Geo. W. Nolan $575. Aug. 7, 1821.

Page 321–HUFF, CHARLES, dec’d. est. Wm. Lackey, admr. Returns for 1822. Paid John S. Pool, Thos. Harris, William, Susannah, and Washington Huff, and Samuel Lackey in full, and myself, same amount.
Page 327–Minors of Chas. Huff, dec’d, Susanna, Chas., Ann and Fanny to Susanna Huff, gdn. Board and Clothes 1822. (Spelled Hoff in this record).

Page 358–HAY, GILBERT, dec’d. est. Felix G. Hay, excr. Returns 1822-23. Paid tuition for John and Chas. Hay. Paid Mrs. Hay part of her legacy.
Page 391–Returns for 1823. Paid tuition as above. Paid cost of excr. G. Hay vs Catherine Hay.

Page 413–HAMMONS, JACOB, dec’d. est. John Huguley, excr. Returns 1823-24. Paid Champion Allen $788.61, and paid as gdn four times the amount above. Paid for taking out a grant for the est $12, 1820.

Page 473–HAMMONS, JACOB, dec’d. orphans. Champion Allen, gdn. Returns for 1824. Board for Wm., Mary Anne, Barbara Anne, and Lucinda Hammons, and the hire of their slaves, and rent of land to C. Allen.

Page 399–HUGHES, ROBERT, dec’d. est. Division of 18 slaves agreeable to the will. (See Vol. 1, p. 95). Slaves Daniel and Phoebe to the heirs

End of Page 181 – The Early Records of Georgia, Volume II, Wilkes County – Start of Page 182

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…guardian of the three children of Thomas H. Chivers, towit, Algernon S., James M., and Jane A. Chivers makes returns of board and tuition, calling them her children. Excr. of Thomas H. Crivers, dec’d. towit, Robert Chivers, ordered to pay.

Page 81-83–Josiah W. Pope, dec’d. Lemuel Wootten and Abraham Hill, Sr., appointed Admrs.

Jan. 14, 1823. Personally appeared Joseph Hurley, aged 66 years to make declaration for pension according to Acts of Congress Mar. 18, 1818 and May 1, 1820. He declares he enlisted July 1, 1782 in North Carolina in the Company commanded by Capt. Elijah Moore, first captain, Alex, Brevard, second and Capt. Rhodes, third in the First N. C. Regiment commanded by Lt. Corben Archibold Lyttle under the command of Gen. Nathaniel Greene in the tour of the state of N. C., on Continental establishment; that he served till July 1, 1783, when he was discharged in Charleston, S. C., that he was in the Battle of Waupoocet (?) and that he has no other proof of said service, that he was a citizen of the United States Mar. 18, 1818, that he had not sold or given away property, which property consists of six school books and two books of Divinity, that he has no family residing with him, his occupation heretofore being teacher, his sight now failing he fears dependence. Affidavit Nov. 2, 1822 of William Littleton that Joseph Hurley was a soldier in the Continental Line and served as Orderly and 1st. Sergt., in the First N. C. Regiment “while I was 1st Sergt. and served faithfully till the declaration of Peace at the close of the War.” Sworn to before William Robertson and Samuel Rice, J. P., of Wilkes Co.

Page 83–Petition of Elizabeth Branham, Admr. Spencer Branham, dec’d. to sell the slaves for division.

Page 84–John Cooper, Sr., Security for Ally Huguley, guardian of her children, minor orphans of Job Huguley, dec’d. resigns.

Page 85–Jan. 21, 1823. Sterling Jenkins, dec’d. Will probated Jan. 28, 1823. Washington Huff, dec’d. Solomon Arnold and Harriett Huff appointed Admrs.

Page 86–Feb. 4, 1823. Benjamin Talliaferro, dec’d. Joseph A. Green appointed Admr., as far as the real estate.

Feb. 20. 1823. Jacob McClendon, dec’d. James Walker appointed temporary Admr.

March Term 1823. Petition of John Cantrell for clear titles to Lot No. 48, 1st Dist. Habersham Co., bond for title given 1821 by John Pope, dec’d.

Page 89–Petition of John and Gabriel Spearman, guardians of Anne and Mary Dawson, to make returns to the court of Jasper Co., granted

End of Page 202 – The Early Records of Georgia, Volume I, Wilkes County – Start of Page 203

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Lee appointed Admrs. Elizabeth Fluker, dec’d. Isaac Fluker appointed Admx.

Sept. 15, 1823. Armstead E. Stokes, dec’d. Sarah Stokes appointed Admx.

Sept. 18, 1823. Ethelbert F. Semmes, dec’d. Joseph W. Lucket appointed Admr. David Butler, dec’d. Francis W. Butler appointed Admx. William Walker, dec’d. Thomas Wootten appointed Admr.

Page 114–Oct. 24, 1823. Silas Dixon, dec’d. James A. Graves appointed Admr. de bonis non.

Oct. 29, 1823. Charles Wittich, dec’d. Frederick Wittich, appointed Admr.

Page 115–Nov. 3, 1823. Petition of William Arnold, Excr. of Joshua Arnold, dec’d. to sell 360 acres on Kettle creek. Thomas Formby appointed guardian of Edny Robertson, orphan of Peggy Robertson, dec’d. John and Stephen Pettus, Wm. Simpson, Isaac Landon and Thomas Freeman appointed to divide the slaves of Edward Butler, dec’d.

Page 116–Dianah Cade appointed Admx. of Robert Cade, dec’d. Bond for $70,000.00. Sarah Stokes appointed Admx. of Armstead E. Stokes, dec’d. Micajah T. Anthony and William A. Stokes, Security. Bond for $60,000.

Page 117–Abraham Hill, Admr. of Josiah W. Pope, dec’d. allowed to sell two slaves. Petition of William Robertson, Excr. of John Ogletree, dec’d. to divide the estate. Petition of John Huguley and Champion Allen to divide the estate of Jacob Hammons, dec’d.

Page 118–Joseph W. Luckett appointed Admr. with will annexed of Etheldred F. Semmes. John Rorie one of the heirs of Abner Webster, dec’d. complains mismanagement of Elizabeth Webster, Excx. Estate of Robert Hughes, dec’d. ordered to be divided.

Page 119–Henry Pope, Absolom Janes or Jones and Winnifred Callaway, Admrs. of Isaac Callaway, dec’d. allowed to sell real estate. George W. Carter chooses A. Lane guardian.

Page 120–Nov. 17, 1823. Silas Dixon, dec’d. Charles R. Carter appointed Admr. Jesse M. Chaudoian, dec’d. Anderson Riddle and Zimri W. Tate appointed Admrs. Allen R. Wootten, dec’d. Richard B. Wootten appointed Admr. Francis Gideon, dec’d. Elizabeth Gideon appointed Admx. with will annexed.

Dec. 10, 1823. James Perry, dec’d. Josiah Perry appointed Admr. Ludwell Fullilove, dec’d. Elizabeth and Willis Fullilove appointed Admrs.

Page 121–Dec. 19, 1823. Polly Paxton, dec’d. Milton Paxton appointed Admr.

Dec. 24, 1823. Jubal Early, dec’d. Duncan G. Campbell appointed Admr.

End of Page 205 – The Early Records of Georgia, Volume I, Wilkes County – Start of Page 206

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I knew about when and where to look, and I knew that familysearch.org had digitized probate records. Could I find the appraisal records for the estate of Alley Huguley?

YES!

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93L-PHXQ?i=366&wc=9SYT-16F%3A267832301%2C267879901&cc=1999178

Alley Huguleys Appraisment

Mind you, this all began as a quest for finding out more about Zeke (Ezeakial) Huguley born about 1842.

Alley Huguleys Appraisment 1

Alley Huguleys Appraisment 2

Alley Huguleys Appraisment 3

 

Did you see him there in that image above?

Ezeakial

How can you help but feel joy and sadness to have found (!!!) 6 year old little Ezekail, listed right there next to the mule?

My Head’s Gonna Explode

As I was saying…

“Names that caught my eye are:

Green, Brooks, Smith, Bailey, Hunter, Calloway, Erwin, King, Germany, Tucker, Burton, Johnson, Owens, Williams, Floyd, Vines, Jackson, Allan, Hicks, Meadows, McCord, Tinsley, Heard, Kinebrew, Meadows, Bickerstaff.

These are the names I see on trees of our DNA cousins, or in Census and other records relevant for our family that were in Chambers County, Alabama and Troup County, Georgia.  Will future research be able to connect these new found Tallapoosa families to those that I’ve already looked at in other contexts?”

So I’m looking at DNA cousins this morning, trying to pick out ones with roots in Tallapoosa. I come across one with this branch, as well as including Askew and Fitzpatrick on other branches.  Those are surnames familiar to me, and we know that Huguley as recorded in my tree is also seen as Hughley.

James Hughley

So I start looking in my tree to see if maybe I already have James.  He looks to be a possible match to the son of Zeke already in my tree, so I send a message to the tree owner.

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I wonder if your James was the son of Zeke in this 1880 Census

1880 United States Federal Census

Name: Zeke Hughley
Age: 38
Birth Date: Abt 1842
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1880: Daviston, Tallapoosa, Alabama, USA
Dwelling Number: 33
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Mary Hughley
Mother’s Birthplace: Georgia
Occupation: Farmer
Cannot Read: Yes
Cannot Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Zeke Hughley 38
Mary Hughley 35
Walter Hughley 14
Osborn Hughley 12
James Hughley 11
George Hughley 9
Alice Hughley 7
Zeke Hughley 6
Liza Hughley 4
Henry Hughley 9/12

This would be the same family in 1870
Name: Ezekial Huguly
Age in 1870: 25
Birth Year: abt 1845
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1870: Beat 7, Chambers, Alabama
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Male
Post Office: Chambers
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Ezekial Huguly 25
Mary Huguly 23
Walter Huguly 5
Osborn Huguly 3
Robert Cox 22

OH WOW… I looked up Zeke in my tree:
https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/57156603/person/36480518073/facts

I was just working on his first wife yesterday.

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Yesterday I wrote about Patsey Heard having children by Richard Kent Heard.  Cecilia Heard, second wife of Zeke was one of these children.  (I erred in my correspondence, Zeke’s first wife Mary was mother of James, Zeke’s second wife Cecilia was daughter of Patsey.)

This is all so intriguing to me.  When I looked at hints for other trees with Zeke and son James…one of the first trees I hit on was from a DNA cousin I had been working with.  One that was knowledgeable in how Richard Kent Heard connected to her family and other shared DNA cousins. (see parts 1 -3 in my previous post) And this cousin had James with wife Clara and kids in her tree.

James Hughley Tree Compare

When I went to grab a visual, I saw I already had one from a posting in March of 2016.  Besides this Zeke connection to the Heard family, (with his first wife) he was the father of Caudie Hughley.  Her daughter Mary married Perry Burton, brother to our Harriet Burton.  If the name Perry Burton sounds familiar, it was his descendant Ken Burton who shared with us the information that allows us to trace our lines back to Harry and Rosa.

Cecilia Heard in tree

To a geek like me, this is all very interesting, but what does it mean in terms of a new DNA discovery?  Though I had been working on the Heard side of the tree when stumbling upon this new match, I see it is a shared match with Willie Joe and maternal cousin Bobby.  The shared DNA with Willie Joe and this new match is 51 centimorgans shared across 5 DNA segments.  The shared DNA with Bobby and this new match is 43 centimorgans shared across 3 DNA segments.  Each is predicted to be a 4th to 6th cousin to this new match.  A fourth cousin would share Great Great Great Grandparents.  Willie Joe and Bobby share Whitaker-Hughley, Bailey, Burton and Winston lines.  For Willie Joe, counting back his mother is Ruth Lucille Whitaker, his Grandfather is Frank Hughley.  (For Bobby, Frank Hughley is his Great Grandfather.)  We lose the trail to Frank’s parents but strongly suspect it was a union of the slaveholding George Hughley and a currently unidentified enslaved woman.

I have to wonder, were Frank and Zeke cousins, second cousins?  Will we figure out the link?

UPDATE:  Our Whitaker cousin shared the results of his Y-DNA test.  His mail line is unbroken back to Frank Whitaker AKA Hughley.  His Y Haplo-group is E-M2.  FTDNA tells us: Haplogroup E is an African lineage. It is currently believed that this haplogroup dispersed south from northern Africa with the Bantu agricultural expansion. E is also the most common lineage among African Americans. It is a diverse haplogroup with many branches and is found distributed throughout Africa today. It is also found at a very low frequency in North Africa and the Middle East.  In light of this information, it is more likely the father of Frank was an enslaved male among those associated with the Hughley family.

Alley Huguleys Appraisment - Enslaved Persons

Is Ezekeil’s father among the men named: George, Charles, Dave, Bryant, Harry and Jefferson?

Is Ezekeil’s mother Alsey, Rilles?, Patience, or Mary?

Are we on the right track, and can we establish Ezekeil and Frank were brothers sharing the same parents?

UPDATE June 16, 2018

We have been able to correlate the Patience, also transcribed as Pantinco, with her 1870 census record, where the inferred husband is Gilbert also transcribed as Gibbert.

1870 Patience and Zeke

At least one other researcher for this family has concluded that Patience and Gilbert are his parents.  Is there anything out there yet to be found that can prove this?  Have we built a stong enough circumstantial case without absolute proof?

 

The map of Alabama and our Family Pt3

What do I make of the surnames (on the 1866 Alabama census of Tallapoosa County) surrounding Lydia, R.K., and Patsey Heard and their appearance around our kin found in Chambers County?

1831-1832 Map of Alabama

When researching other areas my kin have settled, I’ve been reminded these areas did not come with lines drawn across the valley, or other features; these were just regions with no unique identities established in the early years.  Did some of these large plantation owning families I’ve become familiar with, just spread out, as they moved westward from Georgia and other areas, with families settling where they found good land, not necessarily congregating in any particular county?

Names that caught my eye are:

Green, Brooks, Smith, Bailey, Hunter, Calloway, Erwin, King, Germany, Tucker, Burton, Johnson, Owens, Williams, Floyd, Vines, Jackson, Allan, Hicks, Meadows, McCord, Tinsley, Heard, Kinebrew, Meadows, Bickerstaff.

These are the names I see on trees of our DNA cousins, or in Census and other relevant records for our family that were in Chambers County, Alabama and Troup County, Georgia.  Will future research be able to connect these new found Tallapoosa families to those that I’ve already looked at in other contexts?