m. aft Jul 1786
Facts and Events
The following paragraphs were copied from Don Norman's files at Hacker Creek Pioneer Descendants website: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hcpd/norman/HUGHES/WILLIAM.htm
"Jonathan was a veteran of the American Revolution. His successful application for a veteran's pension in Gallia County, Ohio was dated March 19, 1834. Excerpts from his pension file, S9591, detail his military service.
He enlisted in Greenbrier County, VA as a Minuteman in June 1774, under Captain John Cook and Lieutenant William Gilliland and was sent to Ellis Fort at the "Little Levels". He continued there until the spring of 1777, when he was attached to Captain Hamilton's company and stationed at Jamor Rennix's for three months.
In the spring of 1778, he went to Hampshire County, VA and in October 1779 joined Captain George Bell's Company of Colonel Posten's Regiment and was promoted to Ensign and served a tour of three months. In 1780, he served a further tour of duty under the same officers.
1840 Census not stated, Harrison Co., Virginia
Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots by Patricia Law Hatcher, available at ancestry.com
The d/o/d on his gravestone is 1845 but microfilm of his pension payments record his last payment was made in 1849.
Jonathan and Abigail moved around a good bit and a timeline study has been made of their locations at the time of the births of their children based on Jonathan's pension record User:Janiejac/Jonathan Hughes and Abigail Jackson Timeline.