Seeking parent's names of John HUGH or HUGHES born Dec. 1824 in Anglesey, Carmartheshire Co., North Wales, emigrated and married [Emma] Susan JONES, 8 April 1858 in New York, and died 6 Sept. 1919 in Barneveld, Trenton, Oneida County, New York [see obit below for children's names, etc.]. John HUGHES or HUGH was my 2nd great grandfather.
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Jan Jordan in Vermont, USA
JOHN HUGHES' OBITUARY
Source is 'Utica Daily Press' Mon. morning 8 Sept. 1919:
"TRENTON VETERAN IS DEAD
John Hughes Was One of Foremost Citizens of Town SERVED AS VILLAGE PRESIDENT
End Comes After Brief Illness-Was Native of Wales, but Came to America When 14 Years Old-Served in Civil War-Was Interested in Civic and Fraternal Affairs in Village and Town
Trenton Veteran Whose Death Occurred After Brief Illness
Barneveld, Sept. 7-At his home here yesterday occurred the death of John HUGHES, at the age of 84 years, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Trenton. He had been ill only a short time. John HUGHES was born in Anglesea, North Wales, in December, 1824. When he was 14 years old he came to America on a sailing vessel which required six weeks to make the trip. After working in New York City one summer went to Trenton. Here he worked for Addison FULLER and learned the trade of a carriage painter. He worked with Mr. Fuller quite a number of years and in 1860 succeeded him in business. For nearly 50 years he worked at carriage marking, at which he was an expert. With the exception of a time that he was in the army, Mr. Hughes had conducted this business every since in the old shop of his former employer.
Early in 1862 Mr. Hughes enlisted in the One Hundred and Seventeenth Regiment, for three years, being a member of Company F. under Capt. Steves. He served with the regiment for over a year, taking part in a number of battles. He then became sick of fever and was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps for the Ninth Regiment. In this he served as corporal and the regiment did guard duty in and about Washington. He was mustered out at Washington June 19, 1865, a few days after the One Hundred and Seventeenth was mustered out.
Mr. Hughes was a member of Post Thomas, No. 39, G. A. R., in which he served longest as chaplain and in which he had held every office but that of commander. He was a member of the Oneida County Veterans' Association.
In 1868 Mr. Hughes was made a Mason in Remsen Lodge, No. 677, F. & A.M. In this he had served as warden, junior deacon and master of ceremonies. He was one of the directors of the Trenton Library Association and sold the plot of ground on which the library stands. In politics he was Republican nd served as President of the village in 1885, 1886 and again in 1897. He was one of the school trustees in Trenton for many years. Mr. Hughes attended the Unitarian Church. He was a very industrious man, well known and highly esteemed in the community in which most of his life had been spent.
In 1858 he married Emma [Susan] JONES of Trenton, who died a few years ago. His children are Edwin of Trenton, Frank R. of Chicago, George of Syracuse, Charles S., who is an architect in Auburn, and Jennie, wife of H.E. McINTOSH of Trenton.
The funeral will be held privately at the house Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock. Short Masonic service at the grave."