|Birth: ||May 21, 1852|
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 1933|
From Ford, James Everett, 1908, A History of Grundy County.
"W.J. HUGHES, son of Moses Hughes who died in 1861, and Elizabeth Bradburg Hughes who died in 1889, was born in Schuyler County, Missouri, June 21, 1852. Mr. Hughes lives on Route six, Trenton, Mo. He was educated in the public school.
Mr. Hughes was married April 9, 1872 to Mary A. Starr. They have six children. Mrs. Hughes was born Nov. 2, 1849 in Mercer County, where she lived until after marriage.
Mr. Hughes was born and reared in Schuyler County where he lived until sixteen years of age. He then moved to Mercer County, where he lived at home until grown. He then went to farming for himself and lived there until 1889, when he moved to Grundy County, where he has lived continuously. He bought the Wiggins farm near Tindall, where he lived thirteen years. He sold that and since has been renting, living on several farms. Mr. Hughes leased the William Lockhart place in 1905 and has lived there since. It is four and one half miles northeast of Trenton and consist of 120 acres. Mr. and Mrs. Hughes both belong to the Christian church. Mr. Hughes is a carpenter by trade. When a small boy, his parents moved to Arkansas, returning to Mercer County where he worked at his trade and farmed. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Hughes are Sylvester B., born Jan. 29, 1874, who is married and lives in Nebraska; Edward J. born Aug. 23, 1876, who lives at home; Nettie, born Sept. 17, 1878 who lives at home; James W., born April 4, 1883, who is married and lives at Gait; Virgil P., born July 12, 1886, who is married and lives at Milan; Charles C. born May 31, 1889, who lives at home."
Mary Ann Starr Hughes (1849 - 1931)
Sylvester B. Hughes (1874 - 1940)*
Edward Rome Hughes (1876 - 1929)*
Sarah Chelnesie Hughes (1879 - 1912)*
James William Hughes (1886 - 1942)*
Verg Pontius Hughes (1888 - 1951)*
Charles Clayborn Hughes (1891 - 1916)*
Plot: S10 L 17 Sp 6
Created by: Janice Dean LeMaster
Record added: Mar 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49442860