Biography of James L. Hughes
Calpella Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





James L. Hughes, Whose portrait will be found in this history, was born in Kentucky, May 4, 1827. When but a child he, with his parents, moved to Missouri, where they resided on a farm until May, 1849, when they came to California, crossing the plains with ox teams; they arrived at Ophir October 15th, of that year. Here they spent the winter in mining, and in the spring located on a ranch which they bought in Sacramento county, where they followed farming and stock raising until the spring of 1852, when they moved to Sonoma county and settled in Santa Rosa valley, where they engaged in stock raising. The father died April 6, 1854, but the subject of this sketch remained there until August, 1858, when he came to Mendocino county, bringing his mother with him, and settled in Redwood valley. Mr. Hughes followed stock raising until 1865, when he moved to Potter valley and settled on his present place, consisting of three hundred and forty acres, where he is engaged in farming and wool growing. Married, May 3, 1849, Miss Mary A. Wright, a native of Tennessee. Their children are: Sarah C., Mary J., Martha E., George MT., James C., Lucinda A., Frances S. His wife, Mary A., died December 17, 1861. Married Atlantic O. McGee, January 8, 1866. Their children are: California R., Richard H., Luella I., John, Francis D. Have lost one, Lucinda A.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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