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Thomas Hughes (b. 1736, d. June 27, 1793)Thomas Hughes (son of Edward Hughes and Elizabeth Grigsby) was born 1736 in Prince William County, VA, and died June 27, 1793 in Hughes Fort, Kanawha, VA, killed by Indians.He married (1) Elizabeth Foster, daughter of Robert Foster and Sarah.He married (2) Jane Lewis, daughter of Thomas Lewis and Jane Srother.
More About Thomas Hughes:
Burial: Hughes Fort Road.
Military service: Revolutionary War, Pvt., VA in Capt. Smith's Augusta Militia.
Occupation: Carpenter that helped build Hughes Fort at the mouth of Hughes Creek that's named for him.Later built a hunting cabin on Laurel Creek near where the old Bethel Church once stood..
Property: Prince William Co., Old Sweet Springs in Botetourt Co., Monroe Co. prior to moving to Nicholas Co..
Will: 22MAY1793, Kanawha Deed Book A, page 26.
Children of Thomas Hughes and Elizabeth Foster are:
- George Hughes.
- John Hughes.
- Joseph Hughes.
- Susanna Hughes.
- William Hughes.
- +Edward Hughes.
- Robert Hughes.
- Thomas Hughes.
- Elizabeth Hughes.
- +Nancy Hughes, b. 1776, Hughes Fort, Kanawha Co., WV, d. December 02, 1832, Kessler Cross Lanes, WV.