Posted By:Mike Hughes
Subject:John Hughes and son Simon
Post Date:September 18, 2004 at 22:14:44
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Forum:Prince Edward County, VA Genealogy Forum
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I have started to transcribe the legal document filed by my 4th great grandfather Simon Hughes (1778-1858), formerly of prince Edward County, Virginia and husband to Betsy Coleman Biggers. Below you will see the first two paragraphs, the rest is great and I will send it along soon. Please read and let me know if you find anything of interest in it. We have found Simon’s father, John and I have a copy of this will from 1827. It sure would be great to find out more about John and who his father is, that will be our next journey.


To the Hon B. L. Ridley Chancellor + pending at Carthage Tennessee July 28th, 1851

The bill complaint of Simon Hughes the citizen of Smith county Tennessee Against John E. Hughes administrator of the late John Hughes and his wife Nancy Hughes and Jesse Hughes citizens of Smith county, but heirs of the late Tarlton Hughes Those residence is unknown to complainant, John Hughes, a citizen of Halifax County Virginia, Polly Zachary a resident of the state of Kentucky, the heirs of the late Robert Hughes also resident of Kentucky, Jesse Hughes a citizen of Prince Edward County Virginia, the heirs of the late Beverly Hughes citizen of Mississippi, the heirs of the late Edward P. Hughes citizen of the state of Tennessee in the counties of Jackson, Madison and Smith and Kitty Mathes a citizen of the state of Mississippi.

Your orator shows your Honor that his father John Hughes departed this life in the year 1827 in smith County possessed of a considerable estate both real and personal, and that previous to his death on the 18th day of April 1825 he made and executed his last will and testament (a copy of which duly certified together with all action by the Smith County Court touching said estate is here filed as a fact of this bill but which it is unnecessary to copy)……………………………………



Mike Hughes