Person:Hugh McLaughlin (15)

Hugh McLaughlin
d.05 June 1798 Bath County, Virginia
m. bef. 1758
  1. Hugh McLaughlin1758 - 1798
  2. James McLaughlinest 1762 -
m. 18 August 1789
  1. Jane McLaughlinabt 1790 -
Facts and Events
Name Hugh McLaughlin
Unknown Hugh McGlaughlin
Gender Male
Birth? 1758
Marriage 18 August 1789 Pendleton County, Virginiato Nancy 'Agnes' Gwinn
Death[1] 05 June 1798 Bath County, Virginia

Hugh McLaughlin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records of Hugh McLaughlin in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 17, 1772. - (329) Hugh McGlaughlin, orphan of Hugh McGaughlin, aged 14, to be bound to John Hogshead, he teaching him the trade of a currier, farmer and shoemaker. (Note: this record appears to establish Hugh McLaughlin's birthdate in 1758).
  • 1790 Tax List - Augusta County, Virginia - July 5th - Hugh McGlaughlin, Senr., Hugh McGlaughlin, July 7th - John McGlaughlin (all listed on same page).

Estate Records of Hugh McLaughlin

  • Pg. 125 - Inventory - Hugh McGloughlen
Submitted Oct. 15, 1798 by James Hamilton, Otha Wade and John Bird.
sworn before William Dinwiddie
cattle 10, horses 4, furniture, kitchen utilsils, Taylor tools and tools for dressing skins, farm implements. [Source: Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 16].

Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 3, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

McLoughlin, Hugh - entered service in Augusta County, Virginia; died 6/5/1798 in Bath County, Virginia; married 8/18/1789 to Agnes/Ann/Nanny, daughter of David Gurn/Gwinn, Pendleton County, Virginia; widow born 8/18/1770; married (2nd) 1/1810 James Wiley on plantation of her father, where she was born; 2nd husband died 7/14/1838; soldier's daughter Jane Kirkpatrick granted Bounty Land Warrant by Virginia; widow received Pension 1845 in Bath County, Virginia; query letter in file states several of soldier's children moved to Ohio. F-W6537, R1694.

Revolutionary Declaration

Hugh McLaughlin was a Private in the Virginia Line. [From Revolutionary Pension file, his widow Agness Wiley received "$80 per annum to commence on the 4th day of March 1843]"


In order to obtain the benefits of the Act of Congress of the 7th of July 1838 entitled "an act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows" also of the act of Congress of March 3, 1849 entitled, "An act granting a pension to certain [widows of] Revolutionary Soldiers also of the act of June 17, 1844 entitled an act to continue the pensions of certain widows and also of the act of Congress approved 23 August 1842 entitled "An act of Congress approved 23 August 1842, entitled "An act to amend the acts of July 1836 and 1838 allowing pensions to certain widows."

State of Virginia} Bath County } SS

On this seventh day of July in the year eighteen hundred and forty-five, personally appeared before the subscriber a Justice of the Peace for the said County of Bath in the state of Virginia, Agnes Wiley alias Nancy Wiley, a resident of said county of Bath, aged seventy five years upon the eighteenth day of August eighteen hundred and forty five, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the acts of Congress passed July 7th 1838, March 3 1843, June 17, 1844 and the 23 August 1842, granting pensions to widows of persons who served during the Revolutionary War. That she is the widow of Hugh McGloughlin, who was a soldier in the regular service that enlisted in the County of Augusta Virginia in a company of infantry. The name of the Captain is not recollected, nor is the precise period at which he enlisted known. The declarant believes that he was appointed Corporal and acted in that capacity, and also that he served in the Continental Line. The declarant recollects having heard her husband say that he was taken prisoner at Charleston, when that city was captured by the British, and was detained in prison for a year or two, that whilst he was a prisoner he learned the tailoring trade, and was finally discharged. The said McGloughlin enlisted for the period of five years. The declarant is unable to give the details of her husbands services from the fact that he has been dead a great many years, and she has therefore forgotten them. She also declares that she was married to the said Hugh McGloughlin on the 18th day of August in the year seventeen hundred and eighty nine, that the marriage ceremony was performed by Parson Hinkler in Pendleton County, Virginia and that license for the marriage was obtained out of the Clerks office of said County of Pendleton. That her husband the said Hugh McGloughlin died June 5th 1798, that she was not married to him prior to his leaving service, but that her marriage took place previous to the first of January seventeen hundred and ninely four, she further declares that Jane Kirkpatrick a daughter of herself and the said McGloughlin knew the bounty land which was due him in account of his revolutionary services, she further declares that after the death of the husband aforesaid she was married to James Wiley, that he died on the 14th day of July, eighteen hundred and thirty eight, and that she is a widow.

(signed) Agnes Wiley [her mark]

I James Brown a Justice of the Peace for said County of Bath certify that Agnes alias Nancy Wiley above married subscribed and swore to the foregoing declaration on this 7th July 1845. That she is a person of veracity and that the foregoing statements are entitled to full orpart? that on account of advanced age bodily infirmity and the great distance at which she lives from the court house she is unable to attend court, and that she has generally been called Nancy alias Nancy Wiley among the neighbors and that and that this her proper name.

Witness my hand.
James Brown J.P.

Letter in Revolutionary Pension File W-6537

Re: BA-J/MMHF/ILL Hugh McLoughlin W. 6537

To: Mrs. Oral H. Barr R. R. #6 Portland, Indiana

Dear Madam:

Reference is made to your letter in which you request the Revolutionary War record of Hugh McGlochlin (McLaughlin of McClaughlin) who served in Virginia, and whose wife was Jane Wiley: you state, also, that he was a resident of Bath County, Virginia in 1823.

A search of the Revolutionary War records has been made and the record found of Hugh McGloughlin (also referred to as McLoughlin) of Bath County, Virginia, whose widow married James Wiley. The record of that soldier is furnished herein as found in the papers on file in pension claim, W. 6537, based upon his service in the Revolutionary War.

Hugh McGloughlin enlisted in Augusta County, Virginia, July 31, 1777, for three years; he served as corporal in the Virginia troops; he was in the battle of Monmouth, and in the Siege of Charleston, South Carolina, where he was taken prisoner and held as such for over [written "more than"] one year; the names of his officers are [written "were"] not designated.

Hugh McGloughlin married August 18, 1789, in Pendleton County, Virginia, Agnes (also called Ann, Nanny and Nancy), the daughter of David Gwinn, or Gwin. She was born August 18, 1770.

Hugh McGloughlin died June 5, 1798, in Bath County, Virginia.

Agnes McGloughlin, widow of Hugh, married (the second time) in 1810, James Wiley; they were married on the plantation of her father, where she was born. James Wiley died July 14, 1838.

It was stated in 1845, that Jane Kirkpatrick, the daughter of Hugh and Agnes McGloughlin, received land from Virginia which was due on account of the service of her father in the Revolutionary War. No other children are [written "were"] referred to.

Agnes Wiley was allowed pension on account of the service in the Revolutionary War of her former husband, Hugh McGloughlin, on her application executed July 7, 1845, at which time she resided in Bath County, Virginia.

It is suggested that further information relative to Hugh McGloughlin might be obtained from the archives in Richmond, Virginia, by addressing the Librarian, Virginia State University, or the Custodian of Revolutionary War land records.

In order to obtain the date of the last payment of pension, name of person paid, and, possibly, the date of death of this pensioner, you should address The Comptroller General, General Accounting Office, Records Division, this city, and cite the following:

Agnes Wiley, former widow of Hugh McGloughlin Certificate #7349 Issued October 14, 1845 Rate $80 per annum Commenced March 4, 1843 Act of March 3, 1843 & June 17, 1844 Virginia Agency

Very truly yours,

A.D. Hiller Executive Assistant to the Administrator.

  1. Revolutionary Pension File.