Any info on John Hughes and Sarah A Pound-Douglas County, Illinois?

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John Hughes est 1823, married Sarah A Pound. Children: Martha E Hughes, James Hughes,  Ferdinand Hughes, Barnet M Hughes, and Clyde V Hughes. Barnett (Barney) married Mable Cornwell in Edgar County. Clyde married Daisy Rector in Edgar County. Barnett and Clyde both moved to Jefferson County Illinois in 1899. Ferdinand married Ellen? They had 4 children. 1 set of twins. Nora and Ora Hughes. Any information on others would be great.
in The Tree House by Reba Cutler G2G Rookie (160 points)

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John Hughes

United States Census, 1860

Name John Hughes
Event Type Census
Event Date 1860
Event Place Township 15 N Range 14 W, Douglas, Illinois, United States
Gender Male
Age 78
Race White
Birth Year (Estimated) 1782
Birthplace Illinois
Page 90






John Sowers   M 46 Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Sowers   F 46 Pennsylvania
John Sowers   M 18 Illinois
Mary Sowers   F 15 Illinois
Andrew Jackson   M 8 Illinois
John Hughes   M 78 Illinois


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United States Census, 1860

Household ID 586
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number M653
Affiliate Film Number 174
GS Film Number 803174
Digital Folder Number 005165745
Image Number 00375

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2015), John Hughes in entry for John Sowers, 1860.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
He looks way too old for Reba's John Hughes.
He would have been 37 in 1823.
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Reba, here's a John Hughes in Douglas County in 1880, with children Ferdinand, age 10; Barnett, age 6; Virgil C. (could be your Clyde V.?), age 1. 

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 July 2016), John Hughs, Sargeant, Douglas, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district ED 88, sheet 144B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0203; FHL microfilm 1,254,203. 

The Sarah in the household is listed as sister-in-law, a widow; and Martha is age 21, listed as daughter, under Sarah (but relationship is supposed to be to the head of the house, John).

They are next door to a Pound family, which includes a daughter Sarah, age 25.  They may be related, as a Sarah Pound married John Hughes in Douglas County in 1867:

"Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 March 2016), John Hughes and Sarah A Pound, 06 Nov 1867; citing Douglas, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,295,955.

Those marriages on familysearch also show Barnet's marriage to Mabel in Edgar County.

by Nan Starjak G2G6 Pilot (258k points)
Yes this is the correct family. I have this information. Sarah A Pound that married John was born in 1837 +/- .The 1880 census shows him as widowed.

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