Doddridge County Roots

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Sylvester HUGHES

Male 1821 - 1864  (43 years)


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  • Name Sylvester HUGHES 
    Born 28 Oct 1821  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [2, 3
    Military From 21 Sep 1864 to 26 Oct 1864  [1
    Civil War 
    • According to multiple records, including his wife's widow's pension application, Sylvester Hughes was an unassigned West Virginia volunteer. He was drafted and volunteered as a Private on Sep 21 1864. He was sent to Wheeling to await further assignment. However, he immediately contracted smallpox and was released on Oct 26 1864. He died the following month. John LaForge F. Randolph was a physician and surgeon who attended Sylvester when he was released and sent home. Sylvester Hughes' smallpox caused not only his own death, but also led to the deaths of his father and two of his children.
    Died 11 Nov 1864  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Cause: smallpox 
    Person ID I41060  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 27 May 2016 

    Father Martin L. HUGHES,   b. CA 1796, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Ann DAVIS,   b. 25 Sep 1800, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1885, Salem, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1819  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17642  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane DAVIS,   b. 5 Dec 1822,   d. Jan 1844  (Age 21 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1842  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Family ID F19468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Delila Ann F. RANDOLPH,   b. Jan 1831, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Married 26 Mar 1846  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth HUGHES,   b. 2 Jul 1849, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1919  (Age 70 years)
     2. Lewis Burton HUGHES,   b. 7 Feb 1851, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1925, Springfield, Clark Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Almina HUGHES,   b. Mar 1852,   d. 20 Mar 1930, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     4. Tacy Anna HUGHES,   b. 5 Oct 1855, Buckeye Community, near Salem, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1910  (Age 54 years)
     5. Laverney Jane HUGHES,   b. 31 Dec 1856,   d. 25 Jun 1939, Miletus (Salem), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. John Randolph HUGHES,   b. 23 May 1859, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1947, Wolf Summit, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     7. Asa HUGHES,   b. 2 Apr 1861,   d. 1 Dec 1864  (Age 3 years)
     8. Emily Virginia HUGHES,   b. 11 Mar 1863,   d. 1 Dec 1864  (Age 1 years)
    Family ID F16450  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 103.

    2. [S1890] 1860 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    3. [S941] 1850 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    4. [S1711] Civil War Service Records, ().

    5. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV.

    6. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.