Confusion seems a natural state for anyone researching the Hugharts or at least it is for me.
Given your good wife's pedigree, I suppose I may as well toss this out: to the best of my knowledge, James Hughart, the one who died in Greenbrier Co, 1790-1791, was NOT a son of James Hughart of Augusta Co, the one who died in 1767.
I don't see that there is much room for debate on this point. In his last will and testament, dated 11 Feb 1767, James of Augusta names children Thomas, William, James, Jenny and Nancy. Son James was named sole executor and inherited his father's plantation on the Cowpasture River. In 1784, Thomas, James and James's wife, Margaret, sold 112 acres of that land to Nathan Crawford. In 1792, Thomas relinquished all claim to his younger brother's inheritance. In 1793, James sold 100 acres of the plantation to his youngest son, John, and in 1795 he granted the remainder of the original Hughart tract, ON WHICH BOTH PARTIES WERE THEN LIVING, to his oldest son, James Jr, effective upon the death of both himself and his wife.
Obviously, James Hughart could not be both dead in Greenbrier Co in 1791 and still alive in Bath Co, four-years later, conveying what remained of his inheritance to his eldest son. While under certain rather rare circumstances, it is sometimes possible for a man to have two sons named James, there is nothing to suggest the possibility in this particular case.
From Bath Co personal property tax lists, it appears that this James Hughart, proven son of James of Augusta, did not die until 1816 or 1817. James Hughart Jr, son of James and grandson of James of Augusta, died in 1848 and the administrators of his estate, in accordance with his wishes, sold what remained of the Hughart plantation at a public auction in 1850. The highest bidder was Joel Armentrout, who payed $5,005 for 355 acres.
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