Thomas Hughes Sr.

Thomas Henry Hughes Sr. (1717 - 1778)

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Captain Thomas Henry Hughes Sr.
Born in Marcus Hook, Chester County, Pennsylvaniamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1745 in Chester, PAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Near Hacker's Creek, Monongalia County, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 15 Jan 2019 | Created 2 Dec 2008
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Sarah's father, Captain Thomas Hughes, was killed by Indians at Hacker's Creek, Mongolia County VA, now WV, on May 4, 1778. She and her husband with her siblings and their families became quite famous as first settlers of what became central West Virginia.

Thomas Henry Hughes, a son of William and Sudna Hughes, was born in Augusta or Frederick County VA about 1717 and was killed by Indians near Hacker's Creek, Harrison County VA May 4, 1778. He married Susannah Baker about 1738 in Chester County, PA. Susannah, a daughter of Robert and Susannah (Packer) Baker, was born in 1725 in Chester County, PA and died after 1780 in Sycamore Lick Run, Harrison County. George Washington's "Journal of my Journey Over the Mountain 1747-1748" Page 91 states: April 2,1750,"Then survey'd for Thomas Hughes a certain tract of waste & ungrand land situate in Frederick County & on Cascapehon(river)& bound as followeth beginning at red oak & white oak at the foot of a steep mountain run thence N'25W' One Hundred and Seventy,4 poles to an Elm and red Oak saplins thence N;45'W' Three Hundred and Forty",etc.

Thomas moved with his family to present day Hampshire County WV about 1750. His grant for 419 acres of land "...near Lick Branch of the Great Cacapon..." is dated November 18, 1752. Thomas moved to present day Harrison County WV about 1755. He conveyed his Hampshire county land to Henry Fry in two parcels, 200 acres February 12, 1759 and the remaining June 8, 1761. The family settled on Hacker's Creek about 1773. Various reports list Thomas as having seven to 15 children.

A 1774 payroll list of Harrison County VA soldiers who served in Captain William Lowther’s VA militia company in Lord Dunmore’s War credits Thomas with 132 days service.

Children of Thomas Henry and Susannah (Baker) Hughes.

17. (1). William b. 1741

m. Edith Sutton

m. Dora Frye

18. (2). Deborah b. 1742 d. 1813

m. William Radcliff

19. (3). Ann b. 1744

m. Jospeh Bibbee

20. (4). Charles b. 1745

21. (5). James b. 1746 d. 1772

m. Mary ----

22. (6). Elias (Ellis) b.c. 1747 d.Dec 22 1844

m.Jane Sleeth

23. (7). Sudna b.c. 1748 d. 1829

m.William Lowther

24. (8). Sarah b.c. 1749

m.Michael Stump

25. (9). Jesse b.c. 1751 d. 1829

m.Grace Tanner

26. (10). Susannah b. 1753 d. 1769

27. (11). Thomas Jr. b.Apr 29 1754 d.Oct 25 1837

m. Mary Elinor Baker 1774

28. (12). Mary b. 1755 d. 1769

29. (13). Edward b.c. 1755 d.May 13 1839

m.Nancy Foster Oct 10 1793

30. (14). Job Jacob b.May 27 1756 d.Jun 30 1854

m.Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Hamm Aug 29 1791

31. (15). Martha b.Jun 14 1761

m. Samuel Bonnett

"Thomas Henry (Captain) Hughes was born in 1717 in Frederick, Virginia, the only child of William Parsons and Mary Sidney Sudna. He had one son with Mary Susannah Baker on February 19, 1774. He died on May 4, 1778, in Harrison, West Virginia, at the age of 61."


  • WikiTree profile Hughes-2322 created through the import of JOSEPH~1.GED on Jul 14, 2012 by Joseph Stalnaker. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Joseph and others.
    • The Border Settlers of Northwestern Virginia, from 1768 to 1795 by Lucullus V. McWhorter, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1915, p. 59-60

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Hughes-6493 and Hughes-18 appear to represent the same person because: These profiles are duplicates. Please merge.
posted by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
Hughes-11823 and Hughes-6493 appear to represent the same person because: clear match
posted by Stephanie Stults
Hughes-6493 and Hughes-9645 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth/death dates and locations. Also he had 15 children Elias, Edward, and Thomas were just 3 of them. There is this tree done by Don Norman ( with most of the descendants important to the Hacker's Creek Area listed with a bibliography at the end.
Hughes-2323 and Hughes-18 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate profiles.
posted by Karen (Old) Panek

Thomas is 20 degrees from Greg Clarke, 13 degrees from George Hull and 14 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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