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Thomas Hughes

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Prince William County, Province of Virginia
Death: Died in Hughes Fort, Kanawha County, Virginia (Present West Virginia), United States
Cause of death: Killed by Indians.
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Hughes, Sr.; Edward Hughes; Elizabeth Hughes and Elizabeth Grigsby
Husband of Elizabeth Hughes and Elizabeth Foster
Father of William Hughes; Nancy Campbell; Edward Hughes; Robert Hughes; Elizabeth Hughes and 6 others
Brother of Sarah Foster; Nathaniel Hughes; James Hughes; William Hughes and Robert Hughes

Managed by: Ben M. Angel, still catching up
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About Thomas Hughes

A Patriot of the American Revolution for Virginia with the rank of Private. DAR Ancestor #: A059294

From Nancy Jo Norman-Hopkins' "Our West Virginia Pioneer Families & Their Stories"

Thomas Hughes

  • (son of Edward Hughes and Elizabeth Grigsby) was born 1736 in Prince William County, VA, and
  • died June 27, 1793 in Hughes Fort, Kanawha, VA, killed by Indians.
  • He married (1) Elizabeth Foster, daughter of Robert Foster and Sarah.
  • He married (2) Jane Lewis, daughter of Thomas Lewis and Jane Srother.
  • Burial: Hughes Fort Road.
  • Military service: Revolutionary War, Pvt., VA in Capt. Smith's Augusta Militia.
  • Occupation: Carpenter that helped build Hughes Fort at the mouth of Hughes Creek that's named for him. Later built a hunting cabin on Laurel Creek near where the old Bethel Church once stood..
  • Property: Prince William Co., Old Sweet Springs in Botetourt Co., Monroe Co. prior to moving to Nicholas Co..
  • Will: 22MAY1793, Kanawha Deed Book A, page 26.

Children of Thomas Hughes and Elizabeth Foster are:

  • 1. George Hughes.
  • 2. John Hughes.
  • 3. Joseph Hughes.
  • 4. Susanna Hughes.
  • 5. William Hughes.
  • 6. +Edward Hughes.
  • 7. Robert Hughes.
  • 8. Thomas Hughes.
  • 9. Elizabeth Hughes.
  • 10 . +Nancy Hughes, b. 1776, Hughes Fort, Kanawha Co., WV, d. December 02, 1832, Kessler Cross Lanes, WV.
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Thomas Hughes's Timeline

Prince William County, Province of Virginia
Age 20
Prince William County, Province of Virginia
August 18, 1760
Age 24
Prince William County, Province of Virginia
Age 26
Prince William County, Province of Virginia
Age 31
Hughes Fort, Augusta County (Present Kanawha County), Province of Virginia (Present West Virginia)
Age 33
Age 34
February 19, 1774
Age 38
Greenbrier County, Province of Virginia (Present West Virginia)
Age 42