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.
Timothy Hughes was excited to learn of the minister in his family tree, since he was studying at Washington Bible College at the time and he bears a striking resemblance to Reverend Hughes. He recalled his conversations with his grandfather John Henry Hughes about a wide range of topics.
18 July 1996, Charlottesville, VA Interviewees: Lloyd Hughes, Sr., Ethel Hughes Bolden, Angela Hughes Davidson, Lloyd Hughes, Jr., Timothy Hughes, Karen Hughes White
"He used to tell me"
Timothy Hughes recalls talking to his grandfather John Henry Hughes about religion and the Civil War.