Biography of H. W. Hughes
Hancock County, OH Biographies

H. W. HUGHES merchant, McComb, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, April 29, 1829, son of Owen and Elizabeth (Bailey) Hughes, of English descent, and who reared a family of eight children, H. W. being the sixth. Owen Hughes, a mechanic, was a pioneer of Hancock County, coming here in 1832, entering land on what is now known as Benton Ridge, which is now owned by his son, H. W. Our subject was reared on the farm, receiving a common school education in this county. In early life he learned carpentering, and worked at this trade for fifteen years; from 1869 to 1880 he engaged in farming, and since 1880 he has resided at McComb, where he keeps a general store. He has been twice married first, in 1853, to Emzy Hampton, who died in 1858; he then married, in 1861, Kate, daughter of Allen McCaham, a pioneer farmer of Hancock County. To this union was born one child, Homer H., now clerking in his father's store. Mr. Hughes is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he is a trustee and steward. Mr. Hughes is a Baptist. Our subject is a Republican in politics; served six years as a justice of the peace, two years as clerk and postmaster of Blanchard Township, and four years as mayor of McComb.

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