John R. Hughes
Family found in 1870 Census for Brooklyn (Ward 15), Kings Co, NY:
John, 40, m, w, Cotton Broker, Wales
Sarah, 35, f, w, keeps house, NY
Mary 11, f, w, school, NY,
Jane, 3, f, w, NY
Sarah, 4m, f, w, NY
Enumerated in July, so that would fit the Jan-1870 (roughly) b.d. for Sarah!
Arrived in the US at age 14, so, around 1844.
Here's family in 1880 Census for Coventry, Tolland Co., Connecticut:
John HUGHES Self M Male W 37 WALES Farmer WALES WALES
Sarah A. HUGHES Wife M Female W 43 NY Keeping House NY NY
James R. HUGHES Son S Male W 12 NY At School WALES NY
Sarah A. HUGHES Dau S Female W 10 NY At School WALES NY
Carrie E. HUGHES Dau S Female W 7 NY Attended School in 1880 WALES NY
George A. HUGHES Son S Male W 5 NY Attended School in 1880 WALES NY
Henry A. ANGEL Other S Male W 15 ENG Works On Farm ENG ENG
The area of concern is John's birth year. IF 1830, he'd be more like 50, in the 1880 Census, vice 37. More work, before adding the rest of the family.
1900 US Census for Coventry, Tolland, CT:
Hughes, John, head, w, m, Mar?-1828, 72, M-33, Wales, Wales, Wales, arr: 1850?, Farmer
Hughes, Sarah A., wife, w, f, Jan-1836, 64, M-33, 4/4, NY, NY, NY
Hughes, George A., son, w, m, Apr-1875, 25, M-1, NY, Wales, NY, Farm Laborer
Hughes, Elizabeth, d-in-l, w, f, no dates/age, M-1, 1/1, CT, CT, CT
Hughes, Florence, G.Dau, w, f, Jul-1899, 9/12, S, CT, NY, CT
Based on 1900 Census, believe John's age in 1880 Census was misread and should have been 52 vice 37... tough one. This, howeve, IS the right family in Tolland, CT, as both Sarah's and George's ages properly coincide.
In Bolton, Tolland, in 1910 Census, he appears aged 78, M1-42, Wales, Wales, Wales, arr: 1850, Farmer - General Farming.
Without knowing where from in Wales, one can only guess amongst about 128 John Hughes listed in 1841 Census for Wales! He was born between 12 March 1828 and 1830 at Wales
. He married Sarah A. Hardenburgh
in October 1866 at Prob. New York
. John R. Hughes died in 1915.