John Hughes was born in 1780. By the time of the 1850 U.S. Census, John Hughes was living in Huron, Erie County, Ohio with his wife Margaret and their children. John was employed as a farmer. John Hughes died on June 15, 1852, at the age of 72 years, 1 month, and 4 days. He was buried at the Perkins Cemetery. The tombstone of John Hughes was made by C. Schlenk of Sandusky.