The Hughes House was built in 1814 of hand cut stone, quarried by the slaves of Thomas Hughes. An oval stone in the gable facing south bears the date 1814 and the initials T.H. and E.H. for Hughes and his wife Elizabeth. Hughes freed all his slaves prior to the Civil War as he was opposed to slavery. His home became a station on the underground railroad. Slaves were hidden in a coal mine behind the house in warm weather and in the cellar during the winter. An underground tunnel connected the cellar with the mine.
The Hughes House is located in Jefferson, PA and is being restored by the State of Pennsylvania.
Notice the similarity of all three coats of arms, which further leads me to believe that these Hughes below my section are related to us, because, of the statement that the different sections of each family have crests or coat of arms that are similar, but different, to each other family group!!
Our Hughes Coat of Arms