The 1880 Census information was gathered on June 2 through June 4, 1880 where Columbus and his family are listed in the Whitfield District, Page 4 and Page 8.
The 1900 Census listed Columbus McHugh. According to this census, Columbus was born in January of 1849. He was the son of William McHugh (James McHugh's brother). His wife was listed as Carrie and her birth was shown as April of 1852. Their children were Louis, born in September of 1886; James, born in May of 1880 and Charlie, born in March of 1884. Frank McHugh was also a son of Columbus McHugh and was listed in the 1900 Census under his own family. The census shows Frank was born in March of 1879. His wife was Erah, and she was born in December of 1879. The couple's daughter was Emma Lou, born in January of 1899. A book (we do not know the title) published in 1997 and containing a history of Morgan County contains the following:
"THE COLUMBUS MCHUGH FAMILY - Columbus McHugh owned 100 plus acres of land in Morgan County in late 1800's and early 1900's. He farmed this land, growing food for his family. He built his home and a building to house a grist mill, with a pond to supply water to operate the mill. Corn meal and wheat flour were ground to supply the community around the mill. Mr. McHugh had no middle name. When he entered school, his teacher asked for a middle initial. Since he had none, he adapted the "B" from Columbus for his initial. He received mail addressed to C. B. McHugh. Columbus McHugh married Emma Streeter. Their seven children were: William Frank, married Erah Offie Adair, nine children; Eunice McHugh, married Hugh O'Kelly, five children; Charles McHugh, married Pearl Studdard, three children; Lewis McHugh, married Frances Butler, two children; Ola McHugh, married John O'Kelly, six children; Harvey, married Mattie ____, nine children; and Carey McHugh, married Jessie Robinson, no children. Pictured is Columbus McHugh. Three children of son William F. and Erah A. McHugh are living in Morgan County today, as well as grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. Their children are as follows: Myrtice Offie, married Joel A Crowe, two children; Phillip Columbus, married Marie Holmes, three children; Nannie Selma, married Usher C. Brown, two children; William Elmer, married Mary Ella Malcom, two children; Carrie Sue, married R. Leslie Parrish, two children; Mary Kate, married M. Hewlett Sims, three children; Nellie Mae, married W. Elmer Nash, three children; and Eunice, married A. Grant Johnson, no children. Submitted by: Gladys Emmett" The book also contains the following article: "JAMES FRANKLIN MCHUGH AND WILLIE MAE FEW - James Franklin McHugh was born January 13, 1894. His father was Benjamin Franklin McHugh and mother was Minnie Daniel McHugh. He had one brother, Leonard Pierce McHugh and one sister, Ophelia McHugh. He served in World War I and later married Willie Mae Few McHugh. James Franklin McHugh's ancestors gave land to build McHugh's Hill Baptist Church and church was built before 1897 which still stands today in Hello District. James Franklin (Jimmy) McHugh was also a descendant of the owners and operators of McHugh's Mill located near the golf course at Hard Labor Creek State Park. The wheel of the old "McHugh's Mill" has recently been restored and will be a point of interest in Morgan County in years to come. James Franklin McHugh died in October, 1972 and Willie Mae Few McHugh died in August, 1981. Submitted by: Sarah Lynn McHugh"
The following marriage records exist in the Morgan County Courthouse (Probate Court):
Morgan County Marriages
1854 - 1879
Page 222 (handwritten)
Georgia | To any Judge, J.P. or Minister of the
Morgan County | You are authorized to join Columbus B. McHugh & Emma Streeter, in the Holy State of matrimony according to the laws of this state & for so doing this shall be your sufficient License given under my hand this 8th day of Jany 1876
I certify that Columbus B. McHugh was joined in
matrimony by me on the 12th day of January, 1876
W. M. Almand M. G.
1879 - 1907
Page 182 (printed form)
State of Georgia, County of Morgan
To any Judge, Justice of the Peace, or Minister of the Gospel:
YOU ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO JOIN
Mr. Columbus B. McHugh and Miss Salina G. Redding in
the Holy State of Matrimony according to the Constitution and Laws of this
State, and for so doing this shall be your license. And you are hereby required
to return this license to me, with your Certificate hereon of the fact and date of
Given under my hand and seal, this 16th day of Dec 1890
F. B. Baldwin (SEAL)
Georgia, Morgan County
I certify that Columbus B. McHugh and Salina G. Redding were joined in matrimony by me, this 21st day of Dec Eighteen Hundred
A. A. Barker N. P. & Ex Off J. P.
Recorded: Feb. 18, 1891
F. B. Baldwin Ordinary.