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Jesse John Hughes (abt. 1671 - 1733)

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Jesse John Hughes
Born about in La Rochelle-Normande, Manche, Basse-Normandie, Francemap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Hughes Creek, Powhatan, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Jan 2011
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I don't recall how the name "Jesse" got (erroneously, I believe) in these early Hughes, but it was Robert Hughes that was the husband of Sarah Tarleton.Sarah's will is posted in Deed Book 1, p. 188:Will of Sarah Hughes of St. James Parish, Henrico County, dated 8 January 1723, proved 19 May 1730: 1) son Stephen 2) son Robert 3) Ashford Hughes 4) daughter Sarah Atkinson 5) daughter Elizabeth Liles 6) daughter Mary Hughes 7) son Isaac Hughes 8) granddaughter Elizabeth Cannon

Her husband was Robert Hughes, b. c1650, d. abt 1720, Henrico Co., VA.At that time, Henrico extended below the James River.Later, Goochland (formed from Henrico 1728) took over that territory and was on both sides of the James River.In 1749 Cumberland Co. was formed from Goochland (the part south of the James River) and took in the land that is now Powhatan Co. (which was formed in 1777 from Cumberland).The area where Robert Hughes lived is now Powhatan Co., VA and his home place was on Hughes Creek, a short creek just east of US 522.

The Robert Hughes family were Quakers.There are numerous references to Robert, Sarah, and some of their children in the Henrico County Friends Meeting Records shortly before 1700 up until about 1711 when Robert (who owned land, and probably lived in what is now Hanover Co., VA near Mechanicsville)moved his family south of the James River.


about 1691

Husband: Jesse Hughes
Wife: Sarah Tarleton
Child: Robert Hughes
Child: Stephen Hughes
Child: Ashford Hughes
Child: Sarah Hughes
Child: Elizabeth Hughes
Child: Mary Tarleton Hughes
Child: Isaac Hughes
Child: Martha Hughes
Child: Jesse Hughes

1698, Henrico, Virginia, USA

This Jesse Hughes is identified as the patriarch of the Powhatan County, VA Hughes in the Genealogy of Judge Robert W. Hughes - Powhatan County, VA posted on by Mike Hughes from Virginia Historical Magazine:
Jesse Hughes, a Huguenot emigrant, who came to Virginia with his wife about 1675 to 1700, took up the plantation in Powhatan County, VA. (then part of Goochland County, VA) on the south side of James River, called afterwards, and this day, the Hughes Creek Plantation, giving the family name to a bold stream flowing into the James. The tradition concerning Jesse Hughes, the emigrant, is that he escaped from Rochelle, France, at the age of 14, in an open boat disguised and alone, and was fortunate enough to reach England. After remaining here some years and marrying there, the two came to Virginia, and settled across the James River from Manakin Town, where a large company of Huguenots had settled on lands granted them by the English Crown.


  • Christ Church Parish, Virginia Deaths 1653-1812, John Hughes death date 12 Mar 1735
  • Christ Church Parish, Virginia Marriages 1653-1812


  • The WikiTree ID Hughes-515 was created through the import of Weaver.ged on 03 January 2011. Source citation: S404.
  • The WikiTree profile Hughes-957 was created through the import of Paula's family 5-28-2011.GED on May 29, 2011 by Paula Marksman. Source citations were S20 and S3. The profile also had "unattached" user ID F0BA8A3A-2C45-456F-97D1-BF60F1FD38E9 and record ID number MH:12284, as well as a Note: G2.

This person was created on 19 March 2011 through the import of KRH Family Tree_2010-12-30.ged.

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On 17 Dec 2015 at 03:26 GMT Jeanne (Lunn) Aloia wrote:

Could his father be Rees Hughes? Passenger and Immigration lists Name: Rees Hughes

Year: 1658 Place: Virginia

Source Publication Code: 6220 Primary Immigrant: Hughes, Rees Annotation: Record of 20,000 very early immigrants, with much relevant information. Taken from Patent Books 1 through 5. Title page states, "In 5 volumes," but up to 1979 only three had appeared. See nos. 6221 and 6223 for second and third volumes, published in 1977 Source Bibliography: NUGENT, NELL MARION. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. Vol. 1. Richmond [VA]: Dietz Printing Co., 1934. 767p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983. Page: 369

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