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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume 8B, Battle-Perrin-Kniffin, 2nd ed., 1886
JOHN A. HUGHS was born November 20, 1840, in Hickman County, Ky., where he grew to manhood, and in 1869 removed to Fulton County, where he still retains his residence. His father, John Hughs, was born in North Carolina in 1805, and died in 1859. He was the son of Ezekiel, a soldier of the Revolution. Subject’s mother, Mary, daughter of Elisha Parker, died in 1876, at the age of sixty-four years. To her and husband were born Henry W., Malinda (Orton), Jacob P., subject, Mary A. (Handley), and Rhoda E. (Holland). July 26, 1866, subject was married to Miss Margaret D., daughter of Asa and Sarah (Wright) Phelps of Hickman County, and to them were born Dessie, Rozetta, Lem (deceased), John A., Arthur and Solon. Mr. Hughs is a successful farmer, owning 160 acres of valuable and productive land. Near his cottage he has a deer park, in which may be seen sporting the antlered buck, the graceful doe, and speckled fawn. In religion Mr. Hughs is a Cumberland Presbyterian and in politics a Democrat.