April 03, 2004

Hughes in Rev.

Since I am getting about zero feedback, other than some emails, I hope that some of this helps someone out there. Several have asked about Hughes in NC. From Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files , we find: David, S2637, NC Line, in 1777 sol moved from PA to the frontier of NC west of the Appalachian Mtns. & he lived there at enl, he appl 22 Aug 1832 Sullivan Co. TN aged about 74, on 15 Jan 1850 one Robert Hughes was exc'r of dec'd sol & stated sol had lived in Frederick Co MD before moved to TN about 1800, sol d in sullivan Co TN 18 June 1849 leaving no wid but left 3 children: Robert, Thomas & Elizabeth Hughes

Edward, S 5574, VA line, sol was b 4 Mar 1756, he lived in Albemarle Co VA at enl & he appl there 7 Jan 1833, sol d 27 Nov 1835 leaving children who were not named.

Elias, S 8747, VA Line, sol was a son of Thomas Hughes & was b in Hardy Co VA & moved with his father to near Clarksburg VA & his father (not named) was killed by the Indians on Hacker's Creek in 1778, in 1774 sol assisted in building Nutter"s Fort in Augusta Co VA, he lived near Clarksburg VA at enl, he appl 23 Aug 1832 Licking Co OH aged 75 where he had lived for 30 yrs, in 1838 he was living with a son (not named) who had a large family.

Posted by JHSGran at April 3, 2004 10:00 AM

Hey, don't worry about the slow feedback. You're doing great. All of your entries are topical and interesting - more than I can say about my own blog ;-), and you are getting some pretty good traffic for a brand new blog. You're doing a fine job.

Posted by: smijer at April 3, 2004 12:09 PM

Thanks! :-)

Posted by: Jan at April 3, 2004 12:29 PM

I havn't had time to check the site out yet. But wheather it will help me or not, your effort is comendable....THANKS

Posted by: Leon H. Boyer at April 3, 2004 01:35 PM

David and his brother's Thomas, Henry and James fought in the battle of King's Mountain. Henry and James apply for their pensions in Sulliban co and Thomas in Jackson co, VA in 1834. He died in 1837. David married Anna Wallis and is buried at his side in Sullivan co, TN. David's descendents still live in Piney Flats, TN today. I am descended from Thomas. The four brothers were born in Ireland as was brother, William and sister, Elria. All are listed on the Sullivan co tax list. Another brother, Abner, was born in Montgomery co, PA in 1773 before they moved to TN. There is never a mention of a mother. Their father is said to be Samuel, born 1722 in Wales. This comes from an old family bible. I have been given info from it but have not seen it , myself.

Posted by: Larry Brule at April 14, 2004 07:06 PM