Fletcher Hughes and his family purchased the 120 acre property in 1912, moving from Person County. Hughes purchased it from R. S. Baynes, who had purchased it from Fayette Brooks. Fletcher Hughes is listed as “Mulatto,” “Black,” or “Negro” in census records.
The NC SHPO historic property survey summary states that this house was built in 1921, and references Fletcher Hughes’s wife, Mollie, as being the informant for that date (perhaps via a descendant, as she died in 1931). The date 1921 is also said to be inscribed in the chimney.
In 1958, there was a "family dispute" and court case (Gracie Hughes O'Briant v. Hattie Hughes Bradsher, et al.), and another in 1965; the result of these two cases was that Hattie Hughes Bradsher and Bennie B. Hughes were given the deed to the property by the Orange County court.
The current property owner is a direct descendant of Fletcher Hughes. The property is officially listed as a "North Carolina Century Farm
," the farm having operated for over 100 years in the same family.