Thanks for your posting. Jonas' father was probably a John and may have been a Dunkard or even a Dunkard minister and his name might have been spelled Leatherman, Leathermon, Lethermon, or even Lederman instead of Letterman is that gives you any help. There was a John Letterman listed in Burke County in the 1800 census and they might have been in or moved to Buncombe County by 1810 if any of this gives you any leads for other inquiries. Thank you very much for your help. I presume there are no Hughes geneaologies for Burke and nearby counties that deal with Hughes from that period in Burke Co. and stretch back for forebears but if thereare please let me know what they are, where they are, and anything else about them.