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Captain J A Hughes

HUGHES

Posted By: Tina Keister
Date: 1/18/2006 at 21:46:32

Captain J A Hughes, Boone, was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, in 1823, and was raised there on a farm, in 1853 he removed to Rochelle, Ogle county, Illinois, and while living in this place his fellow-citizens showed their confidence in him as a man by electing him sheriff of the county, he enlisted in the Forty-sixth Illinois infantry during the late war, and was commissioned Captain of campnay H, he served three years, and after the close of the war he came to Boone county, which has since been his home, and engaged in farming and the stock business, he married Miss Eliza A Adams, of Middletown, Pennsylvania, in 1850, they have one son: Robert

From the 1880 Boone county History Book


 

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