Biographical Sketch of James Hughes
James Hughes, of Ireland, settled in Pennsylvania. His son James married and settled in Sullivan County, Tennessee. By his first wife he had but one child, a son named Alexander; and by his second wife a daughter, named Gertrude, who married James M. Owings. Mr. Hughes built a keel-boat, in which he conveyed his family and property to Missouri, coming down the Holsten, Tennessee and Ohio rivers, and up the Mississippi and Missouri.