Death: 1829, Turkey Run, Jackson Co., West Virginia, USA
Father: Thomas Hughes *
Mother: Mary Susannah Baker *
- Married Grace Tanner
- Child 1: Martha Hughes EST 1765 - m. Jacob Bonnett
Notes: Jesse Hughes, a son of Thomas and Susannah Hughes, was born in VA about 1751 and died in 182 9 on Turkey Run, Jackson County, VA (WV). He married Grace Tanner in 1771 or 1772, the same y ear that he settled on Hacker's Creek in Harrison County VA (WV). Grace, a daughter of Edwar d and Rachel Tanner, was born in VA in 1753 and died in Roane County VA (WV) January 18, 1842 .
Jesse served in the Harrison County militia, was an Indian trader and became one of the mos t famous of the frontier scouts of his time. A payroll of Captain William Lowthers Company o f VA militia credits Jesse with 132 days service in Lord Dunmore's Ohio Campaign in 1774. Ord er Book No. 1 of Harrison County VA records show that Jesse was twice elected captain of Harr ison County Militia and futher shows that on May 17, 1786, "Jesse Hughes came into court an d took the oath of allegiance and the oath of Capt. of Militia according to law". Jesse seem s to have been paid for his militia services in the form of a land grant, for he transferre d 164 acres of land to Peter Hartman and 200 acres to John Waggoner on July 11, 1791. This la nd was described as being part of "...a pre-emption warrant of 1,000 acres No. 2411 date Marc h 20, 1783, lying and being on Jesse Hughes Run in the County of Harrison..."
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