Hughes, John D.
Born: 1797-XX-XX Virginia
Flourished: Saint Clair County, Illinois
Hughes was a prominent saddler in Belleville, Illinois. He served as sheriff of St. Clair County from 1830 to 1834. He won election to the Illinois House of Representatives, where he represented St. Clair County from 1834 to 1836. In 1840, he lived in St. Clair County with six other persons in his household. Hughes served as probate judge from 1842 to 1849. In 1850, he was a farmer in St. Clair County with $15,000 in real property. By 1860, Hughes had amassed $20,000 in real property, with a personal estate of $1,000. Hughes served as a county judge from 1861 to 1868. He was a Baptist.
History of St. Clair County, Illinois (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough, 1881), 77-79, 169, 189; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 204; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), St. Clair County, IL, 260; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), St. Clair County, IL, 390; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), St. Clair County, IL, 296.