Betty, I recently found in William's obituary (different one from first one I found last year) that my William "spent his boyhood years in Georgia" so he couldn't be this William in SC.At least I KNOW now. My William was born in SC in 1831 and is found again in Missouri in his early 20's, so a Census record in Georgia might find him in 1840 as a 9 year old??? His brother General (a name, not title) Jackson Hughey died in Murray County, Georgia, so maybe my William lived there too. I am turning over ever rock and stick to find more info. Thanks for you help!