Biography of John C. Highes
Madison County, NY Biographies





Hughes, John Charles was born in the village of Chittenango, January 1, 1860, a son of Evan D. and Elizabeth (Evans) Hughes, who had two sons: John C., and Walter E. Evan D. came from Wales and settled in the town of Chittenango, where he was employed in a brewery for about ten years. About 1862 he moved to the town of Nelson and purchased a farm near where John C. now lives, and carried on general farming in that vicinity until his death on February 1, 1884. He took an active part in church work and was a very temperate man. John C. Hughes was educated in the town of Nelson and Cazenovia Seminary. His early life was spent with his father, with whom he was associated until his father's death. His mother died November 9, 1886, at which time John C. purchased the estate. March 12, 1887, he married Maggie, daughter of David E. and Annie Jones; they have three children: Flossie Elizabeth, Charles John, and Anita. Mr. Hughes is a public spirited man and takes an active interest in town and county affairs, especially in school and educational work. He has been connected with the schools in an official way for the past ten years; he is also a contributing and supporting member of the Welsh Congregational Church.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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