Biography of Barnet Hughes
Pitt Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

BARNET HUGHES (deceased) was born in Greene County, Penn., September 16, 1808. His parents were Thomas and Sarah (Swan) Hughes, pioneers, of Irish nationality. Barnet came to Ohio in 1827, having previously married Sarah Walton, who, dying, left him three children, Thomas, Sarah and Simeon, the latter deceased. He was married, April 27, 1845, to Catharine E. Woodcock, daughter of John L. and Margaret (Coons) Woodcock, natives of New York, and of English and German extraction. Her parents came to this county in 1837, settling near the site of Fowler, Their children were ten in number, Mrs. Hughes being the third. Mr. and Mrs. Hughes were the parents of eleven children, eight living, Maria (wife of Orren Straw), Iva (wife of B. W. Martin), Augustus, John C. F., Catharine B. (wife of W. S. Harvey), James L., Samuel H. and William S. The deceased were John L., Mary M. and Louis S. Mr. Hughes began in stock dealing quite young, and continued the business till his death, at which time he owned 1,000 acres of land in one tract. He was an expert hunter and an admirer of fast horses, of which he reared and sold many. He was a Republican, and served as Trustee several terms. He died November 26, 1873, leaving an estate of $60,000. His widow still resides on the old homestead of 326 acres, which is tilWd by her sons Samuel and William. She is now, in her fifty eighth year, stroog and healthful.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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