What was my Great Grandfathers Name?

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My Grandfathers name was Robert Perry Hughes born 7 December 1883 Died 4 December 1947. He died and is buried in Greene County Ar. Not sure where he was born believe it was in Arkansas. He married Minnie Bell Shaver around 1900 they had the following children, Arthur, Clarence, Edith, Grace, Lou or Lew not sure of (SP), I believe there were 2 other children one died and I cannot at this time remember the other daughter's name. His Mothers name was Rutha Jane Hughes Unknown maiden name father's name on his Death certificate was listed as unknown. His mother married a man named Adams while he was still a child unknown year. She would have remarried after December 1883. Any info would be appreciated I have requested his birth certificate from the State of Ar. but no response at this time.
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In 1940, Robert P Hughes and wife Minnie are in Buffalo, Craighead Co., Arkansas with dau Edith. This census indicates he was born in Arkansas.

In 1930, Robert P. Hughes and wife Minnie are in Davidson, Sharp Co., Arkansas with  children Clarence, Lou/Lew, Edith and Grace

In 1920, Robert Hughes and wife Minnie are in Campbell, Lawrence Co., Arkansas with children Lessie, Arthur, Clarence and Lew

I can't find any of them in 1910 census.

They weren't yet married at the 1900 census. Minnie is likely: Minnie Shaver, b Apr 1886 Arkansas, is still single, living with her parents -- John and Lue (!) Shaver -- and siblings in Gatewood, Ripley, Missouri. Notice that this is the same township as where Robert's mother was found in 1900 as well.

Robert is less easy to find in 1900, but might be the servant to the Stevens family, recorded b Jan 1884 in Warm Springs, Randolph, Arkansas (the location where his mother married Adams). Of interest is an Adams family several rows above.
by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (828k points)
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These records from familysearch.org may indicate children of Rutha J -?siblings of Robert  - maybe you can trace them - to see if you can locate parents names.  One possibility is William.


Akansas, Marriages

Name: J C Adams

Marriage  30 Sep 1894  Randolph, AR

Age 36  Birth 1858

Residence Warm Springs, Randolph, AR

Spouse  Rutha Hughs

Age 30  Birth  1864

Marriage License Date 26 Sep 1894


US Census, 1910 Wiley, Randolph, AR

SELF  John C Adams M 50y TN

WIFE  Rutha J Adams  F 47y AR

SON  Sol Adams M 17y AR

SON  Jesse Adams M 12y AR


U SCensus, 1900ED 98 Gatewood Township, Ripley, MO

Head  John C Adams M 45 TN

Wife  Rutha J Adams F 39 AR b Feb 1861 7 children, 6 living

Dau  Adams F 22 TN

Dau  Emma Adams F 12 AR

Son  Sylvester Adams M 8 AR

Son  Jesse Adams  M 3 AR

Stepson  James Hughs M 14 AR b May 1886

Stepdau  Ethel Hughs F 11 MO b. Feb 1889


U S Census, 1880 Warm Springs, Randolph, AR

SELF  William Hughes  M 23 AR AL AL  abt 1857

WIFE  Ruthy Hughes F 17 AR AR AR abt  1863

DAU  Jennie A. F. Hughes F 1 AR

BRO  James Hughes M 18 AR abt 1862


U S Census, 1920 Randolph, AR

SELF  Jesse Adams M 22y AR

WIFE  Ella Adams F 19y AR

SON  Edgar Adams M 9m AR

MOTH  Ruthie Adams  F 57y AR Wid


US Census, 1940 Union Township Ripley, MO

Head  Edd Rush M 60 AR

Wife  Lou Rush F 58 AR

Son  Eddie Rush M 24 MO

Dau  Mabel Holland F 31 AR

Granddau  Bettie Lou Holland F 8 MO

Mothinlaw  Rutha J Adams  F 79

 Ed Rush

Birth  1879  Ingram, Randolph, AR

Bride  Lou Hughes  

Birth  1881  Warm Springs, Randolph, AR

Marriage 31 Dec 1899 Randolph County, AR


Jessie Adams

Birth 1896 Walnut Ridge, Randolph, AR  

Bride Name: Ella Pribble

Birth 1899  Walnut Ridge, Randolph, AR  

Marriage Date: 27 May 1917


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