James Perry Hughey and family

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James Perry Hughey and family

James Perry Hughey and family

March 8, 2017

John Hughey came from Tattnall County, Georgia about 1845 to the Seminole County area which was still Orange at the time. His son James Perry followed him down a few years later, arrived in Orlando about 1855… and he homesteaded a 160 acres on Lake Lucerne... and started continuing his family here.


James Perry Hughey, seated center, with his family near Lake Lucerne, circa 1860's.

A lot of his other brothers and sisters had also moved down in this area. But the next generation moved on down to Osceola County. Thomas Hughey was one of his sons who was my great grandfather.

Listen as Kenneth Hughey describes his great, great grandfather, James P. Hughey, in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Kenneth Hughey at the Orlando Public Library on July 13, 2016.

LISTEN Part I (17:58)

James P. Hughey settled 160 acres on Lake Lucerne around 1855. In 1870, he became the first clerk of the circuit court, and in 1875 he became the clerk of the City of Orlando. He also served as the treasurer of the Orange County Public School System.

Photo courtesy of the Hughey Family Archives

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