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Thomas Hughes

Thomas Hughes
Born [date unknown] in Kentucky, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Ohio River while crossing from Kentucky to Illinoismap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Apr 2019
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Thomas Hughes was a pioneer settler in Illinois before it became a State.


Thomas was from Kentucky.


"In the year 1783, Thomas Hughs, from Kentucky, came to the Territory to select a place with a view of bringing out his family. He marked a place for settlement in the eastern side of the Kaskaskia river, in the Montgomery neighborhood, and then returned for his family in Kentucky. On his return to that State, he persuaded some friends to accompany him, and a small party started for Illinois. While crossing the Ohio river, they were attacked by Indians, and Hughs and three others of the party were killed. Mrs. Hughs was sitting in the boat with her child at the breast, and a ball from one of the savages' guns spattered its brains in her face."[1]




Thomas was killed at the Ohio River in 1783 according to the History of Randolph County, Illinois.




  1. History of Randolph County, Illinois page 39

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