According to information generously provided by one of the members of the MCHUGH-L@rootsweb.com list, the McHugh family in Morgan County, Georgia can be traced back to George McHugh who was born in Ireland. Thank you, Ed! To date, I have not been able to confirm any information about George McHugh.
The information provided indicates that when George McHugh came to America, he first settled in Virginia. He then moved to Pendleton District, South Carolina (present day Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties). According to Memoirs of Georgia, George McHugh served in the Revolutionary War with the patriots. So far, I've not found his name in any Virginia records, although admittedly, I have not done any in-depth research in Virginia, nor have I found his name in any South Carolina records. George McHugh is my great, great, great, great grandfather.
One of George McHugh's children was Charles McHugh.