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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Adair County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Daniel L. Hughes, farmer, was born in Trimble County, Ky., November 25, 1839. He is a son of James and Elizabeth (Lane) Hughes, natives of Kentucky. The father came to Macon County in 1843, and about two years later moved to Randolph County. Since 1862 they have been in Douglass County, Kas. Our subject grew to manhood in Randolph County, and had a considerable experience in the war. He enlisted in the War of 1862, in the Eleventh Missouri Cavalry. At the battle of Pierce Mills he was shot through the head, and had five ribs broken. After two weeks in the hospital at Edina, and some time at home, he returned to his regiment. In Arkansas he was wounded by some bushwhackers, and was in the battles at Jefferson City, Independence and Mound City. They then went to Springfield, then to Rolla, and in the following spring he was left at Warrensburg hospital, soon after being sent to St. Louis, where he was discharged on account of disability. In November, 1865, he married Frances, a daughter of George Bragg; he then settled near his present home. He spent 1870 in Kansas, and since then has lived on his present estate, which embraces about 145 acres of well-improved land. He is a member of the G. A. R., while he and his wife both belong to the Christian Church.

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This family biography is one of 150 biographies included in the Adair County, Missouri portion of the book,  The History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam, and Schuyler Counties, Missouri published in 1888 by Goodspeed Publishing Co.  For the complete description, click here: Adair County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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