In 1996, four generations of the Hughes family of Fauquier County came to Monticello soon after learning of their descent from Rev. Robert Hughes of Union Run Baptist Church and head gardener Wormley Hughes of Monticello. The connection might have been broken because their ancestor, also Wormley Hughes (1851-1901), left Albemarle County with the Union army in the confusion at the end of the Civil War.
Like the other members of the Hughes family with whom she was interviewed in 1996, Angela Hughes Davidson only recently discovered her family’s connection to Monticello through her ancestor Wormley Hughes. Angela was born in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Howard University.
18 July 1996, Charlottesville, VA Interviewees: Lloyd Hughes, Sr., Ethel Hughes Bolden, Angela Davidson, Lloyd Hughes, Jr., Timothy Hughes, Karen Hughes White
"He and Timmy used to talk like brothers"
Angela Davidson recalls the close relationship between her brother Tim Hughes and their grandfather John Henry Hughes.