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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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John M. Hughes, farmer, was born in Washington County in 1848, and is the son of Mahlon and Nancy E. (McFarland) Hughes. His education was obtained in the old subscription schools, and consequently was limited. Toward the close of the war he served eight months in a company of the Fiftieth Missouri Volunteer Infantry, United States army, and at the cessation of hostilities returned to his home, and for twenty-one years had charge of his father’s mill. In 1872 he chose for his companion through life Miss Fannie L., daughter of Judge William Dent, of St. Francois County, of which county she is a native, born in 1851. She is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. To Mr. Hughes and wife were born the following children: Minnie M., James M., William M. and Frank W. Mr. Hughes owns sixty acres of excellent land, which he keeps in a high state of cultivation. He is a wide-awake, thorough going business man and a worthy citizen.

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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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