This is what I have on Alphedus Hughes Letterman. Born 01/05/1803 no. carolina. died 10/15/1878 Webster County Missouri, Burial 10/17/1878 Welch Cemetary North co. Mo. Married on 04/09/1814 Burke County, N.C. Had 13 children with Jonas I. Letterman Sr...Alphedus Hughes' Dad was Welch named John X. Hughes..b. 1774 Mountain Creek, rutherford, NC...m. abt 1789 to Keziah Ward b. 1767. No. Carolina Colony..John X died 1812 Burke, N.C....John's dad was born in Wales named Thomas Hughes, b. 1750..his dad David Hughes b. abt 1717 son of Michael Hughes, etc. etc. etc. I understand you come from Israel Letterman...he was the 5th xhils voen 01/26/1825 in Buncombe co. nc.. John X. Hughes' wife Keziah Ward's dad was Bryant Ward from Ireland...etc. etc. He married a few times and had a child with a woman who was of Cherokee parents. (different mother than Keziah). How "I"...Marilyn Hughes are related to you is.....this way...Alphedus Hughes had a sister Mary Polly Hughes...with same parents (John X Hughes & Kezia Ward Hughes)....Mary Polly Hughes was my ggggrandmother..& Alphedus Hughes was my ggggrandaunt..along with the rest of the kids..Hannah Hughes Elizabeth Betsy Hughes, etc. My ggggma married Evan Charles Hughes of the (English side Hughes') (two sets ...you see the Welsh & English Hughes')..anyhow Evan Charles Hughes b 1790 married Alphedus' sister Mary Polly Hughes and had my gg granddad John Hughes 1815 and he married Mary Polly Grindstaff and they had Evan (Evin..IVan..whatever) Hughes...1848, and had Waitsel H. Hughes, 1882 who had my dad...Samuel Edward Hughes. 1900.then "me" 1949 Marilyn, & my bro's & sisters, i am the youngest of 6 kids.....and there ya' go...HA!...hope this helps some. this is your distant cousin signing off for now...take care Greg...!!