Barnet Hughes

1 May 1779–23 March 1858 (Age 78)
Windham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Barnet

When Barnet Hughes was born on 1 May 1779, in Windham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, John Hughes, was 25 and his mother, Mehitable Buswell, was 39. He married Jane Grimes Wilson on 20 December 1804, in Pelham, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 23 March 1858, in Windham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Windham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

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Barnet Hughes
Jane Grimes Wilson
Marriage: 20 December 1804
John Hughes
George W. Hughes
Uriah Colling Hughes
James Patterson Hughes
Harriet Hughes
Barnett Hughes
Aaron Porter Hughes
Lucy Jane Hughes
Thomas Nesmith Hughes
Mary Ann Hughes
Sophia Adeline Hughes

Spouse and Children

20 December 1804
Pelham, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States


    John Hughes


    Uriah Colling Hughes


    James Patterson Hughes


    Harriet Hughes


    Barnett Hughes


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Hughes


    Mehitable Buswell




World Events (7)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 9

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 21

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English (also common in Wales): patronymic from the Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Hugh .2 Welsh: variant of Howells .3 Irish and Scottish: variant Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Aodha ( see McCoy ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Barnet Hughes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Burnett Hughes in entry for Harriet Mullett, "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920"
  • Barnet Hugh in entry for James P Hugh, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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