Hughes Lineage. (Source=Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pa., by Beers, 1893, pp 51, 513.) Barnabas Hughes1 emigrated from Ireland to New Jersey in 1756; he had two sons - -William and John. John Hughes2 settled in Carlisle, Penna.* (*1770), later entered the Continental Army under Captain Hendricks; his company with 8 others composed a battalion in command of Col. Wm. Thompson. 13-Aug.1775 they camped at Cambridge, Mass., and in September, Capt. Hendricks' company with others left for Canada under Col. Arnold and took part in the attack on Quebec. After this expedition, John Hughes was promoted from the ranks to a captaincy and remained with the Army for the remainder of the War, being present at the battles of Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth. In 1786, John Hughes2 married Sarah Wiley and came to Washington County and bought land on Fish Creek (now Greene Co.) and patented the land in 1786. After several years, he returned to Amwell township and died there 15-Sep.1818. Both he and his wife Sarah are buried in the Vankirk graveyard near Vankirk Station, Amwell Twp., Washington Co.(Source=Vankirk cem. records: Capt. John Hughes, d. 15-Sep.1818, ae 68.(Sarah Wiley) Hughes, d. 25-Sep.1816, ae 65. Washington County Historical Society cemetery records).
Children of John and Sarah (Wiley) Hughes1. Mary Ann Hughes, m. Gabriel Blakeney. no children, but listed on p. 1126 were named the children: Thomas, James, Barnabas, Samuel, John, Annie, and Isabella. 2. James Hughes3 m. Mary Lacock. qv. 3. Samuel Hughes m. Mary Workman. qv. 4. Thomas Hughes emigrated to Kentucky. 5. John Hughes. 6. Isabelle Hughes. 7. Barnabas3 Hughes m. Anna Vankirk. qv. James Hughes3 James Hughes, son of Captain John & Sarah (Wiley) Hughes, m. Mary Lacock, daughter of Joseph Lacock, pioneer settler of Washington County, Pennsylvania. Both buried in the Vankirk graveyard near Vankirk Station. Gravestones still legible.: "James Hughes, d. Dec. 11, 1854, in his 76th year." "Mary Hughes, d. Oct. 28,1840, in her 76th year."* (*Mary Hughes was mentioned in the Will of Joseph Lacock.)(Source=History of Washington Co., Pa. by Crumrine, 1882, p. 656.) Children of James and Mary (Lacock) Hughes1. Sarah Hughes, "Sally" m. Daniel Carter. 2. Susan Hughes m. Jesse Carter. Their Descendants 3. Margaret Hughes m1. Samuel Andrews. m2. John Horn. 4. Samuel L. Hughes4 m. 1837, Susan Workman qv. 5. Ann Hughes. Found in Lower Ten Mile Cemetery, Amity, Washington Co., Pa. is a grave listed: In Memory of Elizabeth Ann, daughter of James and Mercy Hughes, who departed this life July 20th. 1839, aged 1 year, 2 months, and 10 days. Samuel L. Hughes4 Samuel L. Hughes, son of James and Mary (Lacock) Hughes, d. Nov.1880; m. 1837, Susan Workman, d. May 1885. (Source=Samuel Hughes, uncle of Samuel L. Huhes, married Mary Workman, daughter of Hugh Workman.) Children of Samuel L. & Susan (Workman) Hughes.1. Ann F. Hughes5 m. 1861, Hiram Vankirk.qv. 2. Mary V. Hughes. 3. James M. Hughes m. 1867, Sarah E. Bane qv. 4. Workman Hughes, Jr. m. 31-Oct.1889, Hannah B. Wingett. qv. 5. John W. Hughes m. 16-Jul.1788, Martha S. Good. qv. 6. Elizabeth E. Hughes. "Bess". 7. Samuel L. Hughes m. 11-Nov.1883, Minnie G. Spriggs. qv. 8. Susan R. Hughes. "Sue". 9. Thomas McK. Hughes. (source=Mary V., Elizabeth E. "Bess", Susan R. "Sue", and Thomas McK. lived together on W. Chestnut St., Washington, Pa. Ann F. Hughes5 Ann F. Hughes5, daughter of Samuel L. and Susan (Workman) Hughes, b. 1-Jan.1837; m. 15-May.1862, Hiram Vankirk, son of Joseph and Eliza (Corwin) Vankirk, b. 18-Sep.1830.(source=Washington Cemetery stone inscriptions:) "Hiram Vankirk, 18-Sep.1830 22-Jul.1908." "Anna F. Children of Hiram & Anna F. (Hughes) Vankirk.1. James H. Vankirk, b. 17-Jul.1863. 2. Francis J. Vankirk, b. 2-Aug.1869. James M. Hughes5 James M. Hughes, son of Samuel L. and Susan (Workman)Hughes; "James M. Hughes, 1st sergt., pro. from corp. to sergt. 1-Nov.1863; to 1st sergt. 20-Jul.1864; wounded at Gettysburg, Pa., 2-Jul.1863; must. out with company 31-May.1865." Co. D., 140 Pa. Vol. Inf., date of muster in is 22-Aug.1862. Ref: p 338, History of Washington County, Crumrine. m. 1867, Sarah Bane. Children of James M. and Sarah E. (Bane) Hughes.1. Blanchard Hughes, Attorney. 2. Haldain Hughes, Attorney. Workman Hughes5 Workman Hughes, son of Samuel L. & Susan (Workman) Hughes,m. 1889, Hannah B. Wingett. Children of Workman and Hannah B. (Wingett) Hughes.1. Susan W. Hughes. 2. Howard W. Hughes. John W. Hughes5 John W. Hughes, son of Samuel L. and Susan (Workman) Hughes m. 16-Jul.1877, Martha S. Good, of Illinois. Chidlren of John W. and Martha S. (Good) Hughes.1. Susan W. Hughes, d. Fair Haven, Vt., age of 8 years. Samuel L. Hughes5 Samuel L. Hughes, son of Samuel L. and Susan (Workman) Hughes, m. 11-Nov.1890, Minnie G. Spriggs. Children of Samuel L. and Minnie G. (Spriggs) Hughes.1. Margaretta Hughes, d. 3-Jul.1890. 2. Susan W. Hughes. 3. Thomas McKennan Hughes.