JOHN C. LOUGH, farmer. P. O. Sailor Springs, was born in Braxton County, Va., May 8, 1836, and is a son of Peter Lough (deceased), a native of Virginia, who brought his family to Clay County in 1839, and settled in Pixley Township, where he died in 1860. Our subject was a soldier in the late war, in Company H, Twenty-sixth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and participated in the battles of Savannah, Atlanta, Island No. 10, Corinth, Vicksburg, Jackson, and was with "Sherman to the sea." He was taken prisoner at Colliersville, Tenn., while on picket duty. In 1872, Mr. Lough went to Jewell County, Kan., and returned in 1876; and since that time has resided in Hoosier Township, having lived prior to that in Pixiey. He owns 120 acres of land, and is engaged in farming, carpentering and bridge-building. He is a member of the Methodist Church. He married Elizabeth West in September, 1856. They have had five children, two living, Ezra and Edward. A daughter and son, Alice and Andrew, died at the ages of twenty and thirteen years respectively.
Extracted 26 Jan 2020 by Norma Hass from 1884 History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois, Part IV, page 187.