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Jesse Hughes

The following is a list of books with information on Jesse Hughes, early pioneer, which can be found at the West Virginia State Archives Library.


Dehass, Willis. History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars of Western Virginia. McClain Printing Company, 1995 reprint.
R 973.3 D322 .

Harley, Cecil B. Life and Adventures of Lewis Wetzel; the Virginia Ranger to Which Are Added Biographical Sketch...and Other Heroes of the West. Philadelphia, G.G. Evans, 1859.
B W544h.

Lambert, Oscar D. Pioneer Leaders of Western Virginia. H. Hoblitzell, 1851.
R 973.3 D322 1960.

McWhorter, Lucullus V. The Border Settlers of Northwestern Virginia from 1768-1795: Embracing the Life of Jesse Hughes and Other Noted Scouts of the Great Woods of the Trans- Allegheny. Republican Publishing Co., 1915.
975.402 M177.

Truman, Timothy. Straight Up to See the Sky, Forestville, CA: Eclipse Books, 1991.
977 T677s.


"Border Badman," Charleston Gazette, November 17, 1957.
"Hughes Family Descended From Revolutionary Patroit," Clarksburg Exponent, 8-13-1933.
"Hughes Family Traces Lineage to Revolutionary War Heroes," Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, 7- 29-1934.
"Jesse Hughes' Dauntless Daughter," Charleston Gazette, 1-5-1957.
"Life and Exploits of Jesse Hughes: Part I-6," Beckley Post Herald, 1-12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17- 1959.
"Roane Countians Revere Jesse Hughes, Pioneer Foe of West Virginia Indians, Charleston Gazette, 8-20-1950.
"Unfortunate Trip of Jesse Hughes is Described in 'American Pioneer'," Parkersburg News, 10-17- 1965.
"West Virginia Sketch Book-Drawing of Jesse Hughes' Cabin," Salem Herald, 1-27-1966.

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