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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington 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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James M. Hughes, farmer, of Washington County, Mo., and the son of Mahlon and Nancy E. (McFarland) Hughes, was born in the county where he now resides in 1853. He received a good common-school education, and in 1878 was united in marriage to Miss Eliza A. Wallen, who was also a native of the county, born in 1860. To their union were born four children: George M., James O., John E. and Nancy E. Mrs. Hughes is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In 1881 Mr. Hughes and his wife settled on their present farm, where they own 181 acres of good land. Mr. Hughes has made farming his chief occupation through life, and is considered one of the county’s first citizens. In his political views he is a Republican.

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This family biography is one of 138 biographies included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Washington County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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