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Thomas Henry Hughes

Birthplace: Cacapon, Hampshire County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
Death: Died in Hackers Creek, Harrison County, Virginia, now, West Virginia, United States
Cause of death: Killed by Indians
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Susannah Hughes
Father of William Hughes; Ann Hughes; Deborah Susannah Radcliff; William Hughes; Charles Hughes and 13 others

Occupation: Sheriff, Albemarle County
Managed by: Private User
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About Capt. Thomas Henry Hughes

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor # A059287

Note: Hampshire County was created by the Virginia General Assembly on December 13, 1753, from parts of Frederick and Augusta counties (Virginia). Harrison County was created in 1784, from Monongalia County. Both counties are now part of West Virginia.

There is a great deal of confusing information online and in books about Thomas. Various birthdates are listed as 1717, 1725 and 1727.

Various birth locations include:

Marcus Hook, Chester Co, PA
Berks Co, PA
Cacapon, Frederick Co, VA
Augusta Co, VA
Arlington, VA
Elk Creek, Hampshire Co, VA
Buckingham Co, VA
Culpepper, VA
Dublin, Ireland
Glamorganshire, Wales

Most people seem to agree he was killed by Indian's at Hacker's Creek on 04 May 1778, but several people list 04 Apr 1778. NOBODY seems to know where he was buried.

Several parents' names are mentioned as possibilities including:

William Parsons Hughes & Mary Withers
William Hewes & Mary Withers
William Parsoons Hughes & Mary Withers
William Parsoons Hughes & Mary Susannah Baker
William Parsons Hughes & Rachel Sudna
William Parsons Hughes & Gunnilda of
William Parsons Hughes & Mary Boone
William Hughes III & Mary Sidney Withers
William Hughes I & Sudrah Boone
William Hughes & Sudna/Sudrah Withers
William Hughes & Sudrah Boone
Ralph Hughes and Unknown
Ralph Hughes & Mary Susannah Baker
Benjamin Hughes & Mary Ann Withers
Thomas Hewes/Hughes & Mary Tedrick
Silas Hughes & Unknown

It appears that his wife was Mary Susannah Baker, but there are discrepancies with this name, as well as the amount of children they had.

From a fellow Findagraver:

From Library of Virginia Land Grant records:

Thomas Hughs

18 NOV 1752, Frederick County: 419 acres on Great Cacapehon... "as by a Survey thereof made by Mr. George Washington..." (p. 230) [See also Thomas Hughs Land Grant.pdf stored on hard drive.]

William Hughs Jr.

4 MAR 1754, Frederick County: 460 acres on Cacapehon adjoining William Hughs the elder... "as by a Survey thereof made by Mr. George Washington..." (p. 427)

Hugh Hughs

4 MAY 1754, Frederick County: 480 acres on Great Cacapehon adjoining Thomas Hugh's line... "as by a Survey thereof made by Mr. George Washington..." (p. 440)

The Library of Congress Digital Archives has an image of a plat survey created and annotated by George Washington, for William Hughes Junr., dated 4 APR 1750. The survey describes 460 acres, with the "Cacapehon" River running through the parcel, in Frederick County VA, adjoining the land of William Hughes Senr. Also noted: "deed drawn 1753".

From "Early Records of Hampshire County Virginia now West Virginia", compiled by Clara McCormick Sage & Laura Sage Jones, originally published in 1939, reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore MD, 1969, p. 27-8:

Thomas Hughes and his wife Susannah, [daughter of Robert and Susannah Packer Baker], conveyed, via lease and release deeds, his Hampshire County land grant described above to Henry Fry [aka Henry Markley Frye, 1724-1812] in two parcels: 219 acres on February 12, 1759, and the remaining 200 acres on June 8, 1761. There is also a "lease and release" deed for 200 acres on the Great Cape Capon, granted by Thomas and his wife Susannah Hughes to Henry Fry, on 9 MAY 1763. Hugh Hughes also sold a portion of his land grant to Henry Fry on 9 MAR 1772. [Thomas and Susannah Hughes went on to settle on Hacker's Creek about 1773.]

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DAR Index regarding Thomas Hughes:

Name: Hughes, Thomas Sr. Ancestor #: A059287 Notice: Problems have been discovered with at least one previously verified paper – see ancestor’s full record Service: VA Rank: Patriotic service Birth: 1727 Death: 1778 Hackers Creek Monongalia County, VA Service Source: Withers, Chronicles of Border Warfare; p 240 Service Description: 1) Killed at Hacker’s Creek, 1778 Comments 1) Jonathan was a son of Hugh and Susannah Hughes and the nephew of Thomas Residence 1) County: Monongalia County - State: VA Spouse Number Name 1) Susanna Baker

Family links:

 Mary Susannah Baker Hughes (1711 - 1764)*

 Sudna Hughes Lowther (1745 - 1829)*
 Elias Hughes (1747 - 1844)*
 Sarah Hughes Stump (1749 - 1822)*
 Jesse D. Hughes (1750 - 1829)*
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Burial: Unknown Specifically: Killed by Indians at Hacker's Creek, WV

Created by: Becky Doan Record added: Mar 24, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 50158601

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Capt. Thomas Henry Hughes's Timeline

Cacapon, Hampshire County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
Age 18
Age 24
Hardy, West Virginia, USA
Age 27
Hardy, Bedford, Virginia, USA
Age 27
Hardy, Bedford, Virginia, USA
Age 28
Augusta Co.(now Hardy Co.), Virginia (now West Virginia), USA
Age 28
Albemarle County, Virginia, Colonial America
Age 29
Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 29
Hardy, Bedford County, Virginia, British America Colony
Age 32
Alleghany County, Virginia, United States