The obituary notice of Frederick Hughes was published on the front page of the newspaper accompanied by a two column photograph of him. It states...
He married Harriet Van Wey in Tioga, Pennsylvania. Harriet was born October 18, 1822 and died September 17, 1904 in Tioga. At the time of her death, in addition to her twelve children, she was also a grandmother of forty-six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was the daughter of Henry Van Wey and his wife Elizabeth Middaugh. The Van Weys and the family of Elias Middaugh, her grandfather were of Holland Dutch descent. Information found in the article "Chief Settlers between 1820 and 1830", located in the book, Tioga Township and Borough, by Henry H. Goodrich mentions Henry Van Wey as one of the earliest settlers in the area. "Dr. Pliny Power came and settled for a time with his brother Dr. Simeon Power, both of whom were early settlers in Lawrence Township; ... Following him in the order of settlement at Tioga, as near as can now be stated, were Henry Van Wey, lumberman and farmer..."
Newspaper obituary, "The Late Frederick Hughes", The Argus, Tioga, Friday, May 4, 1906. With photo.
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