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Trying to confirm the identity of my great grandfather

Journal by dvhughey

I'm David V. Hughey, Ph.D. (Anthropology). I've been working on my family tree since 1958, when I was in 8th grade.

My Hughey family line, as far as I have gotten, begins in Ohio. In the 1880 Carter County, Kentucky, Census, Henry Hughey, a brick maker at that time, said he was born about 1849 in Ohio. His wife, Rebecca Belle Alexander, was born in Jackson County, Ohio, in 1853, and in 1870 was already back in the Kentucky world of the Alexander family.

Other Hugheys in Jackson County, Ohio, in 1849, were Dr. Christopher Martin Hughey and his wife, the former Martha Jane Stinson. They had recently left Kentucky as well. Dr. Hughey and his wife had a son, Henry Francis Hughey, born in Jackson County, Ohio, about 1849, but I've no knowledge of what happened to him. Could he be my Henry Hughey?

I have done a lot of genealogical research on several Hughey families, not just my own, From other US Census Reports, I know there was a younger Henry Hughey born in Noble County, Ohio, to a blacksmithing family.

I don't know if I've struck out or not. At the moment, Dr. Christopher's son seems to be a good candidate, but I've not found any further information on him.

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on 2014-05-15 00:46:41

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by dvhughey on 2014-05-16 00:16:43

Me: David V. Hughey, born Henderson, Nevada, while my dad was an industrial chemist out there
Dad: Vaughn V. Hughey, born Mancelona, Michigan 1909, graduated with MS in Chemistry from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His wife: Janet Ruth (Taborsky) Hughey, married 1937, Flint, Michigan. I have 6 surviving siblings.
Granddad: Robert Franklin (aka Frank) Hughey, born Kentucky, died Michigan; wife-Martha Francis Proffit (or Proffitt or Profitt), married 1897. My dad had 11 siblings, only one survives. She has Alzeihmer's.
Great Granddad: Henry Hughey, born about 1849 in Jackson County, Ohio; died 1894 in an industrial accident in Carter County, Kentucky; his wife, Rebecca Belle Alexander was born in Jackson County, Ohio, to parents who had been married in Carter County, Kentucky; the Alexanders returned to Carter County, Kentucky, before 1870. He married Rebecca in 1873 in Greenup County, Kentucky. Henry and Rebecca had 6 children; a John Hughey was born out of wedlock in Greenup County in 1869 (don't know if he belonged to Henry or Rebecca or both).
Henry Francis Hughey, born about 1849 in Jackson County, Ohio, to Dr. Christopher Martin Hughey and his wife, Martha Jane Stinson. They moved into Jackson County, Ohio about 1847, and moved to Illinois before 1860.

Grandfather and siblings: Robert Franklin, John, Manerva Magdalena, Sally Belle, William Edward, Stella Mae, and Mary Jane
Father and siblings: Etta Belle, William Thomas, Henry Edward, Lucy Carolyn, Elmer Franklin, Vaughn Vernon, Oscar Theodore, Roscoe Nelson, Eva Rachel, Blanche, Vada Margaret, and Malcolm Belva
Me and my siblings: David Vaughn, Richard Allen, Leslie Diane (stillborn), Jon Lynn, Robert Scott, Barbara Diane, and Steven Kirk.

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