Member of Militia Company formed 21 NOV 1776. His 74 year-old widow applied for a pension from Halifax Co, Va; affidavit of Joseph HUGHES, brother of Stephen, stated that he first enlisted as a minute man; that he was twice called up for about four weeks each time; then he enlisted in the regular army for twelve months and marched north; after his term of enlistment he was twice drafted and served two militia tours of three months each; married Tabitha FINCH 2 JAN 1788. There is a Private Stephen HUGHES who served at Valley Forge in the 1st VA Regiment in Callohill MENNIS’ Company. He is shown as “Enlisted” in Feb. and March 1778 and as “Sick Present” in May and June 1778. This is likely the same man.