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    14 May 2000:  William Hough is a distant ancestor (1st cousin, 6th removed) of my wife. 

It is interesting that he served in the Revolutionary War.  That was unusual for a Quaker.
At least fifteen members from Fairfax and Goose Creek were "disowned" for joining the army.

Joseph V. Nichols in his book "Legends of Loudoun Valley," has "Captain Snickers marching
his reluctant, ragtag band of Loudoun Quakers up to Valley Forge and presenting them to
[General] Washington with the comment, 'They swear they will not fight.'  To which the general,
quoting a witticism known since at least 1694, replies that Quakers will neither swear nor fight
and sends them home to work their farms."