At this point we have no clue as to Susan's parents. What we do know is from conversations my sister-in-law had with one of her aunt Ruby, in the early 1970's, some of which my sister-in-law committed to writing in 1972.
"Susan was the 13th child in her family & they were "migrating" from Illinois to ? when her dad died of cholera in Texas & so that was where they settled. She was 14" ( I think only 13), "when she married John Hughes." Aunt Ruby said, "I remember Mama telling me she played with dolls in the yard while he courted her."
"Mr. Hughes owned a stage line with fine, blooded stock - thoroughbreds. Some men who were trying to get the business from him fed 2 of his horses ground glass & he knew who they were and so killed them, & left on his best horse. Except for sending her money a couple times, she never heard of or from him again."This would have been about1883.
"So grandma married one of the stage drivers - Joseph McRenolds (McReynolds) Stanfield at Rummels, TX." (I think this was Runnels Co., TX.)
Susan had Laura Hughes (b abt 1879) and George Hughes (b. abt 1881). Her marriage to Mr. Stanfield probably occurred between 1883 and 1890, when their first child, Bess, was born. There 3 other children were: Ruby, b. abt 1895 and Joe (a female, b. abt 1900), and , William Durward (12/31/1905, Lindsay, OK, d. Sun Valley, CA, 12/28/58). We have pictures of all six of these children. William is the father of my wife.
"Did you know daddy was named after a brother of Grandma's, 'Uncle William was Mama's favorite.' " This is how we conclude Susan had an older brother William.In the marriage records of Parker Co., TX (on the internet), there is a Susan Bean marrying a John Hughes on 7/3/1877. It may be a leap of faith to conclude this is the same Susan as ours, but the age of marriage is about right, since that put her 13 years of age.
I am thinking, too, that since her marriage to Joseph, "one of the stage drivers," was in Runnels Co. TX that the stage line might have been there as well.(??)
Maybe this will strike a familiar note with you or someone else.