Person:Jonathan Hughes (6)

m. ABT 1743
  1. Sudna HughesABT 1743 - 1829
  2. Charles HughesABT 1745 - ABT 1764
  3. Deborah HughesABT 1746 - ABT 1813
  4. Sarah HughesABT 1748 - 1821
  5. Jesse David Hughesabt 1750 - 1829
  6. Jonathan Hughes1753 - 1845
  7. Lt. Thomas Hughes, Jr.1754 - 1837
  8. James Hughes1756 - 1825
  9. Elias Hughesabt 1757 - 1844
m. 11 Jul 1786
  1. Dudley Hughes, Sr.abt 1787 - 1820
  2. Anderson Hamilton Hughesabt 1790 - 1874
  3. Rebecca Hughesabt 1792 -
  4. Martin Hughes1792 - 1864
  5. Nancy Hughesest 1795 - 1840
  6. Rachel Hughes1797 - 1843
  7. Jackson Hughes1799 - AFT 1884
  8. Hannah Hughesabt 1805 - 1871
  9. Leah Hughesabt 1806 - 1886
  10. Stephen Jesse Hughes1808 - 1882
  11. Martha Hughes1809 - 1893
Facts and Events
Name Jonathan Hughes
Gender Male
Birth? 25 Mar 1753 Hampshire Co., VA (now West Virginia)
Marriage 11 Jul 1786 Wilkes Co., North Carolinato Abigail Jackson
Residence[3] 1840 Harrison Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), United States
Death[6] Sep 1845 Doddridge Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), United States
Alt Death? Sep 1849 Doddridge Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), United States
Burial[2][6] Eddy Cemetery, Miletus, Doddridge, West Virginia, United States

The following paragraphs were copied from Don Norman's files at Hacker Creek Pioneer Descendants website:

"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.
After the war, Jonathan was an itinerant schoolmaster and was teaching in Gallia County, OH when he was 90. He went to Wilkes County North Carolina in 1783, to South Carolina in 1790, to Georgia in 1791, to Greenbrier County VA in January 1792 and to Harrison County in 1808. On January 28, 1829, he was in Gallia County, OH. In 1833, he spent four months in Jefferson county, Indiana. On July 7, 1835, Jonathan applied for a transfer of pension from the OH roll to VA, as he had "...returned to Harrison County, where my children live."

1840 Residence:
Virginia Census, 1607-1890 db at
Name: Jonathan Hughes
State: VA County: Harrison County
Township: Age 86 No Township Listed
Year: 1840 Page: 134
Database: VA 1840 Pensioners List

1840 Census not stated, Harrison Co., Virginia
Jonathan Hughes is listed as a Rev War Veteran living with Robert Stutler. The household string is
males 1-0-1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-1
females 1-1-1-1-0-1
total 10 which includes 86 year old Jonathan.
Robert Stutler and his wife are in the 40-50 year range.

Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots by Patricia Law Hatcher, available at
Name: Jonathan Hughes
Cemetery: Eddy Cem
Location: Greenbrier Creek, Doddridge CO WV 42
Reference: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.2, p. Serial: 10675; Volume: 7

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.

  1.   Hughes Jonathan and Jackson Abigail - Marriage Bond, 11 Jul 1786, Primary quality.
  2. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots.
  3. Virginia Census, 1607-1890, database at (

    Pensioners List

  4.   Research of Paula Mellor, email June 2005.
  5.   DAR 466912 L. Stutler.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Lieut Jonathan Hughes, in Find A Grave.