April 11, 2004

Robert Hughes

Perhaps I have discovered another bit of evidence that George Hughes is a son or grandson of Edward Hughes. In Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files I find Robert Hughes a Rev. War soldier listed as the son of Edward Hughes and Elizabeth. Also, his pension application found in Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files reads 35355, VA Line, appl 30 Oct 1846 Fayette Co VA, sol was b 18 Aug 1760 in Prince William Co VA & he lived there at enl & after the Rev he moved to Greenbrier Co VA then to Monore Co VA then to Fayette Co VA, sol mentions Wm. Hill, Wm. Sims, Thomas Hughes & Thomas Hansford as knowing him, sol's sister Elizabeth Garrett was aged 82 in 1846 a res of Kanawha Co VA. So far I have been unable to determine who Elizabeth Hughes Garrett married. A connection to the Garrett family, however, further strengthens the theory of this family being George Hughes family. On rootsweb, world connect a son named George belonging to Elizabeth and Edward is listed. Family of Edward Hughes and Elizabeth Grigsby Hughes

I continue to hope to get more feedback. If anyone out there knows anything more about Elizabeth Hughes Garrett who would have been born in or around 1764 in VA, or George, son of Edward and Elizabeth, please post as a comment.

Here is another Robert Hughes and this one was in New Kent, VA.

Land records show Robert Hughes 855 acres in New Kent County bounded on the north by the northwest brach ofChickahominy river, and adjoining the land of Col. Thomas Claiborne. Due for the transportation of 18 persons (including Robert Hughes, Jr. and Elizabeth Hughes) April 20 1684.

Posted by JHSGran at April 11, 2004 06:54 PM