When Francis Marion Hughes was born on 9 November 1852, in Mayberry Township, Hamilton, Illinois, United States, his father, John Hughes, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth J. Mathews, was 26. He married Sarah Adeline Johnson on 20 October 1870, in Hamilton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Flannigan Township, Hamilton, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Union Township, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 29 April 1910, in Ripley, Missouri, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Shirley Cemetery, Sherley Township, Ripley, Missouri, United States.
English and Welsh: variant of Hugh with genitival or excrescent -s.
Irish and Scottish: adopted as an equivalent of Gaelic surnames based on the personal name Aodh ‘fire’, for example Ó hAodha, Mac Aodha; see McCoy and compare McHugh .
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