John was born in 1827. He passed away in 1917. 
J.J. Hughes, Rosboro, Pike County, Arkansas (June 23, 1911) ... that the said J.J. Hughes 83 years old 29 (27 or 21) day of September 1910. Alfred McKinnon (June 20, 1911) citizen of Pike County, Arkansas "well acquainted with applicant J.J. Hughes and have known him forty eight years." Wiley Foshee (June 20, 1911) citizen of Pike County, Arkansas "well acquainted with applicant J.J. Hughes and have know him forty-eight years." Martha J. Hughes (widow) of John J. Hughes (June 11, 1917) born June 23, 1834 ... "my husband died on the 5th day of April, 1917." H.L. Watkins and Parnam (Parm) Burk (July 9, 1917) "well acquainted with applicant Martha J. Hughes and have known her ten or more years." J.J. Hughes served in Company F., 47th Alabama Infantry.
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