Hughes in North Carolina

Burke County formed 1777 from Rowan; Buncombe, Yancy, Caldwell, McDowell, Mitchell, Rutherford formed from it.
1790 Burke Co census

Name males 16+ males 16- females slaves  
Henry Dweis  2 5 3   p. 104 12th Co
John Hughes  1 4 1   p. 104 12th Co
Peter Hughes  1 2 1   p. 104 12th Co
Sam Hughes  2 0 1   p. 93 5th Co.
Jno Hughes 2 4 3 1 p. 105 13th Co?
Andrew 1 1 4   p. 96
Hana 0 1 4   p. 97 7th Co
Jno 1 1 2   p. 97

1800
      John / John / Joseph
1810
      Joseph

Buncombe formed 1791 out of Burke and Rutherford
(I know it's out of alphabetical order, but since it was formed from Burke, it seemed good for it to follow Burke.)
      1800 - no Hughes found on census
      1810 - James (274)   10010 // 11010
      1820 - Henry (114)   100010 // 21010 // 1

Buncombe County, North Carolina, index to deeds, 1783-1850 by James E Wooley [Easley, S.C. : Southern Historical Press, c1983]
(I don't have a map of the county, so I'm not sure how far apart these places were.)

Dewees, Henry      
1796 Dec 21 150, 50 acres on Ivy from State of NC #268, 267 3.136
1797 Sep 15 50 a on Ivy to John Holcombe 4.32
1797 Sep 29 power of attorney to Thomas Love 4.26
1797 Sep 30 93 a on Choats Creek to Job Broughton 4.27
1798 Dec 5 Henry et al 100 a on Little Laurel from State of NC #504 4.318
1799 July 17 Henry et al 50 a on Ivy to Job Broughton 3.216
1801 Oct 17 ? on Ivy from Robert Anderson 7.254
1805 Aug 9 320 a on Ivy from Thomas Love 10.418
1807 Apr 22 160 a on Ivy to Jesse Buckner A.256
1807 Oct 15 200 a on Little Ivy to Jabez Jarvis C.100
Dewite John      
1799 Apr 23 100 a on Rims Creek from Jacob Waggoner 3.234
1803 Oct 18 100 a on Rims Creek from Jacob Waggoner, jr 9.75
John Hughes      
1794 Apr 29 John & wife 150 a on Cane Creek to David Miller  
1804 Dec 10 220 a on Scots Creek from George Cunningham  
1827 Aug 9 230 a to Elias King  
William Hughes      
1800 Ap ? 50 a on Turkey Creek from John Wells  
1803 Nov 14 50 a on Turkey Creek from William Linn  
1804 Nov 14 50 a on Turkey Creek to William Linn  
other Hughes      
1794 Apr 29 Ann Hughes et al 150 a on Turkey Creek to David Miller  
1800 July 17 Amy et al 361 a on Rims Creek from John Strother  
1822 July 3 Michael 35 a on Rims Creek from Zachariah Candler  

Continuing with the census listings:

Camden formed 1777 from Pasquotank
      1810 E Hughes (Camden)
      1820 Elizabeth, Joseph G

Caswell fromed 1777 from Orange; Person formed from it.
      1790 Ann and William (83) // James and William (80)
      1800 James and Joel (Hillsboro)
      1810 James, John, Sarah, Wiley
      1820 Anderson, John, John, Joicy, Sally, Thomas, William
      James, Sarah, W3818, NC Line, wid appl 29 Nov 1841 Orange Co NC aged 79 but lived in Caswell Co NC near the Orange Co line, sol & wid had m in the fall of 1789, sol d in 1809, children were; Andrew b 13 Jun 1790, John b 19 Mar 1792, Elizabeth b 12 Apr 1794, Martha b 30 Nov 1798, Samuel b 31 Jun 1803 & William b 4 Feb 1806, also shown were; Irena Ann Mason b 10 Dec 1814, Marenda Mason b 5 Nov 1816, Saraha Jan Mason b 20 Mar 1819, Martha Woodes b 4 Dec 1820, Henry Cartere Mason b 10 May 1823, James Eperson Mason b 25 Jul 1825 & William Mason b 23 Dec 1827 (relationship for these not stated)

Chatham formed 1771 from Orange; Lee formed from it. Chatham
       1820 John

Cumberland formed 1754 from Blanded; Moore, Harrison, Wake and Hoke formed from it. Cumberland
      1790 Walter

Dobbs formed 1758 from Johnston; disestablished 1791.  Wayne, Glasgow, Lenoir formed from it.
      1790 Thomas

Duplin formed 1749 from New Hanover; Sampson formed from it.
      1820 Delila, Rachel

Iredell formed 1788 from Rowan; Alexander formed from it.
      1790 Alexander, James, John, Thomas, William
      1800 Alexander (Salisbury), James, James, John

Johnston formed 1746 from Craven; Orange, Dobbs, Wake and Wilson formed from it.
      1790 John, Josiah

Moore formed 1784 from Cumberland; Lee formed from it.
      1800 William (Fayetteville)

Northampton formed 1741 from Bertie; Hertford formed from it. Northampton
      1820 Sally

Orange formed 1752 from Blander, Granville, Johnston; Chatham, Caswell, Alamance, Guilford, Wake, Durham formed from it. Orange
      1790 John
      1800 John (Hillsborough)
      1810 John and Chas (Hillsborough)
      1820 Andrew, Ann, Chs, John, John, John, Jos D, William
      James, Sarah, W3818, NC Line, wid appl 29 Nov 1841 Orange Co NC aged 79 but lived in Caswell Co NC near the Orange Co line, sol & wid had m in the fall of 1789, sol d in 1809, children were; Andrew b 13 Jun 1790, John b 19 Mar 1792, Elizabeth b 12 Apr 1794, Martha b 30 Nov 1798, Samuel b 31 Jun 1803 & William b 4 Feb 1806, also shown were; Irena Ann Mason b 10 Dec 1814, Marenda Mason b 5 Nov 1816, Saraha Jan Mason b 20 Mar 1819, Martha Woodes b 4 Dec 1820, Henry Cartere Mason b 10 May 1823, James Eperson Mason b 25 Jul 1825 & William Mason b 23 Dec 1827 (relationship for these not stated)
     John, Hannah, W3821, MD Line, sol was b 6 May 1755 in Dublin Ireland & came to America in 1772 & landed at Fells Point MD, he lived in Harford Co MD at enl & at the close of the Rev he lived for a time in Lancaster PA then moved to Orange Co NC & he appl there 7 May 1833, sol m Hannah (--) in the fall of 1784 in Lancaster Co PA (she was b in PA), sol d 9 Mar 1836 & was referred to as John Hughes Sr. in 1836, wid appl 28 Feb 1839 Orange Co NC aged 82 & she was living there in 1848, wid d 7 Jun 1853, the 1st 5 children were; Francis b about 1785, David, John, Elizabeth & Andrew b 13 Oct 1793, sol’s son Samuel Hughes d 3 Apr 1836, in 1835 sons Andrew Hughes & “young Mr. Hughes, jr.” lived in Orange Co NC as did Samuel & Thomas Hughes whose relationship was not given, the son Andrew m Sarah Hill on 11 Apr 1816 & she was b 30 Apr 1791 & their children were; Hannah b 7 Jan 1817, Peter b 27 Mar 1819, Rachel b 6 Jan 1821 & d 4 Aug 1831, Thomas b 30 May 1823, Mary b 28 Sep 1825, Elizabeth b 5 Jun 1829 & Andrew b 16 May 1834

Person formed 1791 from Caswell
      1810 D Joseph
      1820 Sterling

Rockingham formed 1785 from Guilford.
      1810 John, William
      1820 John

Rowan formed 1753 from Anson; Guilford, Surry, Burke, Iredell, Davidson and Davie formed from it.
      1790 James, Jeremiah, John, Joseph
      1800 Hudson, Samuel // Salisbury - Hudson, John, Samuel, Sarjeant, William
      1810 John and Judith (Carolina)
      1820 George (Salisbury - Batt. 1)
      John, Esther. W8954, NC Line, sol enl in Rowan Co NC, he appl 29 Jun 1818 Henderson Co KY aged 71 & he d there 19 Sep 1830, sol had m Esther (--) 8 Sep 1781 at Carlisle in Cumberland Co PA & she was b in Apr 1754, wid appl 15 Jun 1840 in Henderson Co KY, children were mentioned but not named

Rutherford formed 1779 from Burke and Tryon; Buncombe, Cleveland, McDowell, Polk formed from it.
      1790 Jno, Jno

Stokes formed 1789 from Surry; Forsythe formed from it
      1820 Harrison, Leander, William
      Hughes, John or John Hughs, Ann W18082, BLW #1086-300-10 Aug 1789 assignee Richard Platt, Con & VA Line, sol was b 28 Oct 1758 & enl from Brunswick Co VA, he m Ann daughter of Matthew Moore on 22 Jul 1781 in Surry Co NC & she was b 17 Jun 1762, sol d in Surry Co, NC 26 Jul 1826 & wid appl 12 Jul 1839 in Stokes Co NC & she d 23 Aug 1848 in Surry Co NC, children were: Matthew M. b 5 May 1782, Polly M. b 1 Jun 1785 & she m a Mr. Dobson, Archelaus b 28 Nov 1787, Letitia D. b 17 Mar 1790 & she m Gen’l Joseph Winston, Leander b 4 Sep 1794, John A. b 14 May 1798 & Ann P. b 12 Sup 1806 & she m William A. Lash & all except John A. survived their mother
      according to Genforum: John’s father was Leander 1732 Wales - 1775; his grandfather was Orlando 1706 Wales

Surry formed 1770 from Rowan; Stokes, Wilkes, Yadkin formed from it.
      1800 John Will (Salisbury)
      Hughes, John or John Hughs, Ann W18082, BLW #1086-300-10 Aug 1789 assignee Richard Platt, Con & VA Line, sol was b 28 Oct 1758 & enl from Brunswick Co VA, he m Ann daughter of Matthew Moore on 22 Jul 1781 in Surry Co NC & she was b 17 Jun 1762, sol d in Surry Co, NC 26 Jul 1826 & wid appl 12 Jul 1839 in Stokes Co NC & she d 23 Aug 1848 in Surry Co NC, children were: Matthew M. b 5 May 1782, Polly M. b 1 Jun 1785 & she m a Mr. Dobson, Archelaus b 28 Nov 1787, Letitia D. b 17 Mar 1790 & she m Gen’l Joseph Winston, Leander b 4 Sep 1794, John A. b 14 May 1798 & Ann P. b 12 Sup 1806 & she m William A. Lash & all except John A. survived their mother according to Genforum: John’s father was Leander 1732 Wales - 1775; his grandfather was Orlando 1706 Wales     
       James
, S7046, VA Line, sol was b 15 Sep 1762 in Hanover Co, VA & he lived there until the m the daughter of John Sizer of Caroline Co VA (she wasn’t named) & they moved to Goochland Co VA & sol appl there 15 Oct 1832 at which time sol & his wife aged 65 lived with a son Nelson B Hughes at Raleigh NC, in 1832 sol stated he & his wife raised 7 sons & 3 daughters & that 4 sons & 2 daughters were living when last heard from (he did not name them), in 1821 sol stated he sol land to a Garland A Hughes of Charlotte Co VA (sol lived in Goochland Co at that time)
                   Benjamin H. b Hanover Co 1763
                   Samuel H. b Hanover Co 1753
       James or James Hews, Nancy, R5350, BLW #36537-160-55, VA Line, sol lived in Culpeper Co VA at enl, sol m Nancy Powers 14 Mar 1839 in DeKalb Co GA & sol lived there . . . sol had appl 15 Jan 1845 DeKalb Co GA aged 86 & stated after the Rev he lived in VA, NC, SC & GA

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