James B. Hughes

James B. Hughes

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. James B. Hughes (1805 - 1873) was an American newsman, politician, and abolitionist.James was born October 12, 1805 in Prince Edward County, Virginia to Simon Hughes and Betsy Colman Bigger. He was raised just outside Farmville near Hampden-Sydney. He studied at Hampden-Sydney College as a youth until he moved to Richmond where he studied law under the guidance of William Wirt (Attorney General). He moved to Jackson County, Ohio in 1835 until 1849, publishing successively the Jackson Standard and the Meigs County Telegram, both Whig papers. He also served in the state legislature in 1838 - 1839, and served as Colonel in the local militia. He met and married Elizabeth Mather in Jackson County, Ohio, September 4, 1838. Elizabeth was born in Brooklyn, Connecticut April 27, 1816. She was the daughter of Eleazer Mather and L. Williams and a direct descendant of Rev. Richard Mather.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134969702
  • 9786134969703