Gabriel Ellis Hughes
and Nancy Elizabeth Potter

Nancy Potter and Son, Gabriel Hughes- Photos Submitted by Sue Blevins Kovack
Nancy Potter Hughes - Submitted 24 Aug 2009 by Email by Sue Kovack
Gabriel Hughes - Submitted 24 Aug 2009 by Email by Sue Kovack
Gabriel Hughes b 11 May 1839 Letcher Co KY d 2 Sept 1917 Letcher Co KY; s/o John Hughes and Matilda Bentley. Gabriel Hughes military service, 13th KY CAV CSA. Gabriel Hughes m. 13 Dec 1859 Letcher Co, KY to Nancy Potter b 16 Feb 1840 Perry Co KY d 24 Dec 1909 Letcher Co KY; d/o Isaac Potter and Mary Polly Houston. (1860 Letcher Co KY Census). Children of Gabriel Hughes and Nancy Potter;

1. John Hughes b 16 Sept 1861, Letcher Co KY d 19 Feb Floyd Co KY; buried May Cemetery, Floyd Co KY; m. 22 Mar 1882 Letcher Co KY to Serelda Jane Bentley b 30 Nov 1864 Letcher Co KY; buried May Cemetery, Floyd Co KY; d/o John Vent Bentley and Anna Potter. Both buried May Cemetery, Floyd Co KY. Children of John Hughes and Serelda Jane Bentley; i. Gabriel Gabe Hughes b 1882; m. Ethel Auxier. ii. Martha Hughes b 1884; m. Watt Burchett. iii. Rhoda Hughes b 1891; m. Male Barbour.

2. Isaac Hughes b 27 Feb 1864, Letcher Co KY d 14 Dec 1947 Athens OH; m. 10 Feb 1887 Dickenson Co VA to Rebecca Beverly b 1864 Honey Camp VA d 17 Sept 1950 Darwin, Dickenson Co VA; d/o James H Beverly and Susana Gladys Powers. Children; i. Rosa b 16 Dec 1888

3. James Hughes b 16 Apr 1866, Letcher Co KY d 14 Dec 1936 Pike Co KY; buried Hughes Family Cemetery, Yeager, Pike Co KY; m. 12 May 1887 to Frankie Tackett b 25 Jul 1870 Pike Co KY d 8 Aug 1935 Pike Co KY; buried Hughes Family Cemetery, Yeager, Pike Co KY; d/o Abel Tackett and Rebecca Caudill.

4. Malissa Hughes b 9 Mar 1868, Letcher Co KY; m. 12 Aug 1895 to James "Jim" Ratliff b 1874/76 KY d 14 Dec 1952 Letcher Co KY; s/o Paul Ratliff and Emmah Hall.

5. Mary Polly Hughes b 16 Mar 1870 Letcher Co KY d 12 Apr 1959 Greenup Co KY; m. 19 May 1890 to Henry Ratliff b 17 Dec 1869 d 23 Oct 1957; buried Mt Zion Cemetery, Greenup Co KY; s/o Paul Ratliff and Emmah Hall. (Sue Blevins Kovack's Great Grandparents)

6. Matilda Hughes b 5 Mar 1872, Letcher Co KY; m. 28 Dec 1896 to Wiley Wright b 23 Nov 1873 Letcher Co KY d 5 Sep 1956 Letcher Co KY; s/o Hiram Wright and Serena Bowling (aka Bolling).

7. William M. "Bill" Hughes b 14 May 1874, Letcher Co KY; m. 5 Oct 1896 Letcher Co KY to Cora Childress (aka Childers) b 11 June 1878 d 26 June 1955 Letcher Co KY.

8. Elizabeth Hughes b 14 Oct 1876, Letcher Co KY; m. 20 Oct 1904 to Booker Mullins.

9. Mahala Hughes b 10 Apr 1879, Letcher Co KY; m. 30 May 1900 to Lafayette Samuel Holcomb b 31 Oct 1879; s/o Hiram Wesley Holcomb and Louisa Morgan.

10. Yankeygabe Hughes b 16 Dec 1882, Letcher Co KY; m. 11 Feb 1907 to Elizabeth Ellen Bentley b 15 Sept 1889 Letcher Co KY d 5 Sept 1977 Pulaski Co VA; d/o Monroe Bentley and Mary Elizabeth Webb.

11. Rad Hughes b 29 May 1885, Letcher Co KY; m. 17 Feb 1908 to Esta Swindall.

12. Morgan Hughes b 2 Mar 1888, Letcher Co KY; m. 17 Feb to Dianah Hall.


1870 Letcher Co KY Census Precinct 2
52 52 Hughes Gabrel 31 M W Farmer KY Can't Read Can't Write
52 52 Hughes Nancy 29 F W Keeping House KY " " " "
52 52 Hughes John 9 M W KY
52 52 Hughes Isaac 7 M W KY
52 52 Hughes James 5 M W KY
52 52 Hughes Malissee 3 F 10 KY
52 52 Hughes Polley 7/12 F W KY

53 53 Potter John 42 M W Farmer 700 600 KY
53 53 Potter Susannah 39 F W Keeping House KY Can't Read Can't Write
53 53 Potter Arty 17 F W KY Attends School
53 53 Potter Bethny 15 F W KY " "
53 53 Potter James 13 M W KY " "
53 53 Potter George 11 M W KY Attends School Can't Read Can't Write
53 53 Potter Hannah 6 F W KY
53 53 Potter Enoch 4 M W KY
53 53 Potter Martha 1 F W KY


1880 Letcher Co KY Census, Cawman Ed 63
616 620 Hughes Gabrel W M 42 Farmer KY KY VA
616 620 Hughes Nancy W F 39 Wife Keeping House KY KY KY
616 620 Hughes John W M 18 Son S works on farm KY KY KY
616 620 Hughes Isaac W M 16 Son S works on farm KY KY KY
616 620 Hughes James W M 15 Son S works on farm KY KY KY
616 620 Hughes Marget W F 12 Daughter S KY KY KY
616 620 Hughes Mary W F 11 Daughter S KY KY KY
616 620 Hughes Matilda W F 8 Daughter S KY KY KY
616 620 Hughes William W M 5 Son S KY KY KY
616 620 Hughes Elizabeth W F 4 Daughter S KY KY KY
616 620 Hughes Mahala W F 1 Daughter S KY KY KY


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