Hello I know you posted this in 2002 but I was wondering if there was any connection between our ancestors. My great great great grandfather is also called Hugh. His son Patrick is my ancestor but I also believe he had a brother named Hugh. Tom Voyles has told me that Patrick's brother John went to St. Louis in Missouri. I'm interested in how your great great great grandfather was somewhat of a celebrity at the time. I know there may be no connection but I'm interested anyway. My great great great grandfather Hugh was born about 1780. His son Hugh was born in 1834. Do these dates match with yours by any chance?