Christopher HughesElizabeth [Hughes] ??

John Hughes

f a m i l y
Children with:
Martha Dearing

Alice Isabelle Hughes
Mary E. Hughes
Martha J. Hughes
Nellie Hughes
Harriett Ann "Hattie" Hughes
Christopher Hughes
Barbara Hughes
John Hughes
  • Born: 1835, Toronto, Ontario
  • Married 7 Jun 1858, Milton,Trafalgar,Ontario,Canada, to Martha Dearing
  • Died: 5 May 1904, Banks, Antrim, MI
  • Occupation: Listed as Blacksmith in 1880 Federal Census
  • Reference: LDS - submitted by Lorinda L. MANN

    Noted in the 1870 US Federal Census at age 35, living in Alpena, Alpena Cty., MI (page 20) with wife Martha, age 30, and children Christopher - 11, Mary - 9, Martha - 7, Barbary [sic] - 5, and Alice - 9 mths. His occupation is noted as Blacksmith.
    1880 US Census
    Census Place Elk Rapids, Antrim, Michigan
    John HUGHES Self M Male W 46 CAN Blacksmith IRE IRE
    Martha HUGHES Wife M Female W 40 ENG Hotel Keeper ENG ENG
    Mary E HUGHES Dau S Female W 19 CAN At Home
    Martha J. HUGHES Dau S Female W 17 CAN At Home
    Alice HUGHES Dau S Female W 10 MI
    Nellie HUGHES Dau S Female W 8 MI
    Hattie HUGHES Dau S Female W 4 MI

    *** Martha and John obviously ran a hotel or boarding house. The following,listed in the census record, appear to be boarders. The 'Hughes House' is referenced in family letters.***

    From The National Register of Historic Places:
    Hughes House (added 1976 - Building - #76001024)
    109 Elm St., Elk Rapids
    Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
    Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
    Architectural Style: No Style Listed
    Area of Significance: Commerce, Architecture
    Period of Significance: 1875-1899
    Owner: Private
    Historic Function: Domestic
    Historic Sub-function: Hotel
    Current Function: Domestic
    Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

    Nelson BARTLETT Other S Male W 25 ENG Hotel Clerk ENG ENG
    Anna MAITLAND Other S Female W 18 MI Servant SCOT ---
    Wm Q. SMITH Other W Male W 64 CT Painter CT CT
    J MEYERS Other M Male W 54 CT Lake Captain --- ---
    Frank SMITH Other S Male W 23 CT Painter CT PA
    J. D. MERRICK Other W Male W 43 PA Carpenter PA ---
    Francis M CUSHMAN Other S Male W 36 IN Clerk In Store NY VT
    Ben YALOMSTEN Other S Male W 17 POLAND Clerk In Store POLAND POLAND
    Max YALOMSTEN Other S Male W 15 POLAND Clerk In Store POLAND POLAND
    Thomas HOLT Other M Male W 33 SCOT Painter ENG SCOT
    Herman ALPERN Other S Male W 26 PRUSS Clerk In Store PRUSS PRUSS
    Charles TEARAIEF Other S Male W 25 CAN Lumberman CAN CAN
    Josiah CHAMPGAN Other S Male W 21 MI Lumberman CAN CAN

    It is reported that John Hughes deserted the family some time after 1880, after which Martha and her daughters ran the Hughes House hotel. John is buried in an unmarked grave in Norwood, MI. (This accounting differs with that posted in Martha Dearing's entry). The 1880 Census also indicates that John's parents came from Ireland.

  • [ NAME INDEX ]

    Generated by GreatFamily 2.2 update 2