Heritage, Genealogy and History
She married Edward Wallace Hughston on June 3, 1949. After marriage Joan moved to Austin for Ed’s postgraduate studies, and thence to Corpus Christi for eight years, where her three sons – Lane, Mark and Thomas – were born. From 1959 to 1979 the family lived in Dallas and in McKinney. She was a member of the Junior League and the Dallas Women’s Club. In her McKinney years Joan and her family resided in the landmark Gough-Hughston house on W. Louisiana Street.
Joan had a deep interest in genealogy and local history, and was instrumental in setting up the Collin County Heritage Guild in 1973.