In 1824, his grandson,Thomas,wrote in the family bible,"Our ancestors were French Protestants. they fled from Britannia in France after the revocation of the edict of Nantes by Louis XIV. Hugh was born in america about the Year 1696 and departed this life the 29th of Sept.1780. He married Mary Perkins, her Family resided in bucks County, PA. Their first Son Isaac Fouch, was married to Mary McDowell, whose parents were from Armagh in Ireland. The were Protestants........"