BARRETT J. HUGHES, of the firm Hughes Bros., Mt. Blanchard, was born November 28, 1852, in Franklin County,
Ohio. His parents, James B. and Miriam (Dougherty) Hughes, both natives of Ohio, came to Amanda Township, this
county, in 1860, and remained there on a farm until 1867, when they removed to Vanlue, Ohio, and finally settled
perma nently in Mt. Blanchard, this county, in 1869. Here our subject began clerking for J. H Biddle & Co.
in 1871, remaining with them until March, 1883, with the exception of six months spent with E. & A. Thompson,
Mansfield, Ohio, in 1874. In March, 1883, Mr. Hughes, in partnership with his brother, J. W., established a store
in North Baltimore, Wood Co., Ohio, and in March, 1884, they moved to Mt. Blanchard, this county, and located in
the building formerly occupied by Biddle & Co Here Hughes Bros. have a complete stock of dry goods, groceries,
hats and caps, boots and shoes, clothing, millinery and notions. Their thorough acquaintance with the people and
their uniform courtesy have enabled them to build up a large and flourishing trade.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
Hancock County, Ohio Biographies
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