Facts and Events
||Thomas Henry Hughes
||Augusta or Frederick, Virginia[source = OLT, needs verification]
||to Mary Susanna Baker
||2 Apr 1750
||Frederick, Virginia, United StatesGeorge Washington surveyed a tract of land on Cascapehon River for Thomas Hughes
||18 Nov 1752
||Hampshire, Virginia (later West Virginia)Land grant - 419ac near Lick Branch of Cascapehon River
||Augusta, Virginia (later Harrison, West Virginia)moved with family
||12 Feb 1759
||Hampshire, Virginia (later West Virginia)conveyed 200ac to Henry Fry
||8 Jun 1761
||Hampshire, Virginia (later West Virginia)conveyed 219ac to Henry Fry
||Augusta, Virginia (later Harrison, West Virginia)settled on Hacker's Creek
||4 May 1778
||Lewis, Virginia, USA
||4 May 1778
||killed by Indians in Monongalia, Virginia
Thomas Hughes was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Virginia
Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:
- H-230: Thomas Hughs of Frederick County, 419 acres in said County. Surv. Mr. George Washington. On Great Cacapehon. 18 Nov. 1752. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 64].
Records in Virginia
- Northern Neck Land Grant; H-440: Hugh Hughs of Frederick County, 480 acres in said County. Surv. Mr. George Washington. On Great Cacapehon, adj. Thomas Hughs. 4 May 1754. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 75]. (Note: Hugh Hughes was a brother of Thomas).
- Northern Neck Land Grant; H-557: Hugh Hughs of Hampshire County, 480 acres in said County. Surv. Mr. George Washington. On Great Cacapon, adj. Thomas Hughs. 11 Nov. 1754. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 80]
- Northern Neck Land Grant; M-103: Henry Fry of Hampshire County, 213 acres on Great Cacapehon in said County. Surv. Mr. John Mauzy. Adj. Hugh Hughs, Thomas Hughs. 30 Dec. 1762. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 148]
- , Secondary quality.
In the section "Hughes Family Notebook" of Genealogies by Miss Minnie McWhorter* the following ascendant Hughes lineage is given:
Sarah Hughes married Col. Michael Stump
Thomas Hughes Sr. d. April 1778 m. Mary Baker
Thos. Hewes Quaker d.1735 m.("out of meeting") Mary Tedrick
Wm. Hughes Jr. m. 1689 Sarah Bezer dau. of Edward Bezer
Wm. Hughes d. 1698 N.J. m. Deborah ____
Validation of the lineage is beyond the purpose and scope of this writing. However, inquiries containing the names of Sarah and father Thomas Hughes Sr. were sent to the state
*Courtesy of the West Virginia University Library, Morgantown, West Virginia.
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- Edward Tanner, in West Virginia Pioneers website, Secondary quality.
[cos1776 20130713 note: citation moved from body of text to citation box. It is not clear what information on this page is coming from this source (?).]
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Thomas Henry Hughes, in Hackerscreek.com, Secondary quality.
Thomas Henry Hughes, a son of William and Sudna Hughes, was born in
Augusta or Frederick County VA about 1717 and was killed by Indians near
Hacker's Creek, Harrison County VA May 4, 1778. He married Susannah
Baker about 1738 in Chester County, PA. Susannah, a daughter of Robert
and Susannah (Packer) Baker, was born in 1725 in Chester County, PA and
died after 1780 in Sycamore Lick Run, Harrison County.
George Washington's "Journal of my Journey Over the Mountain 1747-1748" Page 91 states: April 2,1750,"Then survey'd for Thomas Hughes a certain tract of waste & ungrand land situate in Frederick County & on Cascapehon(river)& bound as followeth beginning at red oak & white oak at the foot of a steep mountain run thence N'25W' One Hundred and Seventy,4 poles to an Elm and red Oak saplins thence N;45'W' Three Hundred and Forty",etc.
Thomas moved with his family to present day Hampshire County WV about 1750. His grant for 419 acres of land "...near Lick Branch of the Great Cacapon..." is dated November 18, 1752. Thomas moved to present day Harrison County WV about 1755. He conveyed his Hampshire county land to Henry Fry in two parcels, 200 acres February 12, 1759 and the remaining June 8, 1761. The family settled on Hacker's Creek about 1773. Various reports list Thomas as having seven to 15
A 1774 payroll list of Harrison County VA soldiers who served in Captain William Lowther’s VA militia company in Lord Dunmore’s War credits Thomas with 132 days service.
[cos1776 note: Harrison county was not formed until 1784, therefore the place of Hughes death was still in Monongalia county, Virginia.]