MANUSCRIPT NUMBER 250
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CITATION: Jessie Hopwood Hughes Sons of thunder, MSS 250, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University
Jessie Hopwood Hughes was born on March 13, 1895. Mrs. Hughes was married, but the identity of her husband is unknown. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in the Ashland District of the Kentucky Conference and a published author. Mrs. Hughes wrote the biography of Francis Newbery, "My son Francis," as well as the article, "Peter Cartwright: circuit rider," which appeared in the Methodist magazine, "Classmate." Jessie Hopwood Hughes died on November 14, 1978 and last resided in Ashland, Kentucky.
This unpublished manuscript with handwritten editing notes contains
biographies of twenty-one prominent Methodist circuit riders in America,
including Francis Asbury, Benjamin Abbott, James Axley, Peter Cartwright,
John A. Collins, Valentine Cook, Lorenzo Dow, James Bradley Finley, Jacob
Gruber, Billy Hibbard, John Kobler, Jesse Lee, William McKendree, Richmond
Nolley, Caleb B. Pedicord, James Quinn, Asa Shinn, Nicholas Snethen, John
Strange, Thomas Ware, and Jacob Young. The section entitled, "These
also served," contains brief sketches of thirteen lesser known circuit
riders, including Robert Strawbridge, Jesse Walker, David Young, Learner
Blackman, Henry Burchett, Benjamin Young, William Burke, Tobias Gibson,
William Gassaway, James Jenkins, Samuel Parker, Henry Smith, and William