Jefferson County


A Collection of Photos 
Submitted by: Scott A. Lee

Dr Hughey and Lois Smith's wedding photo
taken Sept 1859, 
notice the lock of hair:

See Obituary of Dr. William A. Hughey

This tintype of Dr. Hughey was reportedly taken
while he was away serving 
in the Civil War.  According
to the story I was told, he bought the cloth and
made the shirt he is wearing. 

This tintype is Dr. Hughey as he appeared in the
last years of his life. I 
don't have an exact date
for this one but I am guessing the late 1880's

My gr gr grandparents, James Henry and Rosa V Hughey Womelduff 
in front of their home in Belle Rive, taken about 1894

See Obituary of James H. Womelduff

Albert M. Womelduff
May 20,1861     April 26,1880

James Henry Womelduff's brother, Albert M, moved up from Kentucky 
to work for his brother.  My great grandmother told me that her 
grandfather, Dr Hughey, had treated a child with measles and had 
wrapped his blanket around the child.  He brought the blanket home 
and the measles spread throughout the family.  She said
her older sisters all caught the measles but survived.  Albert, 
however, did not survive them and died in Spring Garden on 26 April 1880.  
He is buried in Smith Cemetery. 

William A. & Lois "Smith" Hughey and family

Smith Family Reunion ca 1905
The Smith Family Reunion was always held at the Smith
Cemetery.  I think in recent years they have moved indoors 
because of the heat and humidity. A few people I can identify
in the photo Ben Smith, Charlie and Mary Hughey Book.

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