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Re: ALEXANDER HUME of the London area - 1738- 1745
Posted by: Allen North (ID *****7307) Date: August 22, 2010 at 04:25:16
In Reply to: Re: ALEXANDER HUME of the London area - 1738- 1745 by Claudine Smith of 1020

Madam, the earlier post was quite premature and your presentation seems to be well founded. A dossier was sent to me containing records from the Archives of South Carolina that initially pointed to the conclusion presented, but further research has subsequently shown there were two John Humes of what now seems to have been entirely different vintage. The short of the dossier proposed that two tracts of land purchased earliest by Robert Hume were resold by a John Hume while the more revered John Hume of South Carolina was still a tyke. Fortifying those records were records that showed that Sophia, the Quakeress widow of Robert Hume, settled with Alexander Hume for her one-third dower, and removed herself back to G.B. Hither, Alexander was in control of the former holdings devised by Robert in the Colony. Further research included the last will and testament of the Robert Hume who died in October of 1766, which mentioned property devised to him by “my uncle Alexander Hume of London, deceased”, and resolved the apparent timeline anomaly. The extended portion of the dossier indicated that the John, who was apparently the earliest in South Carolina, had been the brother-in-law of Colonial Governor James Wright of Georgia, and he sought and found other opportunities in that colony.

Madam, your attention to keeping accurate lineage is commendable.

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