April 07, 2004

George Hughes, PA & REV WAR entry

Having just returned from a trip to Kentucky and VA, I am eager to post a tiny bit of information with the hope that someone who has the history might shed a little light on this for me. I visited Pikevile, KY and spent a short time there in their new library. I found the Hughes/Boone connection well documented. A nephew of Daniel Boone, named George Boone IV left a will signed 18 November 1753, proven 24 December 1753. He was in Berks Co., PA. In his will he left twenty-five pounds to each of his two grandchildren, George and Jane Hughes, issue of his deceased daughter Hannah. Hannah was married to John Hughes. It does appear that John may have been the son of Edward Hughes who was born: 26-Feb-1724 in: Exeter, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He died Jul 8, 1791 Father: Ellis HUGH Mother: Jane FOULKE Wife: Elizabeth WILLIAMS

This George Hughes was born Sept 10, 1743 and married Martha Boone Oct 10th, 1765. He died Aug 18, 1795 at age 51 years 10 months and 28 days. Ellis and Jane Hughes children were: John 1714, William 1716, Rowland 1720, Samuel 1722, Edward 1724, and Margaret 1726. This interest me because of speculation that our George Hughes was a descendant of Edward Hughes. I have had trouble returning to a website that had information on Edward Hughes. Perhaps some of you can help me. I have seen information on line that made me wonder about the PA connection, but I did not realize that Edward Hughes is also from PA.

My Rev. War entries for today:
Jasper Hughes BLW #1090-150-10 Aug 1789 assignee Richard Platt, srv as a Cornet in Col White's Regt. of Cav.
Jesse Hughes S9594, VA line, sol enl in Fluvanna Co VA & he appl there 30 Aug 1832 aged 76, sol d 1 Mar 1838 leaving children who were not named in the claim.

John Hughes or Hughs, Ann, w18082, BLW #1086-300-10 Aug 1789 assignee Richard Platt, Cont & VA Line sol was b 28 Oct 1758 & enl from Brunswick Co VA, he m Ann, daughter of Matthew Moore on 22 Jul 1839 in Stokes Co NC & she d 23 Aug 1848 in Surry Co NC, children were: Matthew M. b 5 May 1782, Polly M. 1 Jun 1785 & she m a Mr. Dobson, Archelaus b 28 Nov 1787, Letitia D. b 17 Mar 1790 & she m Gen'l Joseph Winston, Leander b 4 Sep 1794, John A. b 14 May 1798 & Ann P. b 12 Sep 1806 & she m William A. Lash & all except John A. survived their mother

Posted by JHSGran at April 7, 2004 09:28 PM