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Ambrose M. Hughes
Lodomillo Twp.

Ambrose M. Hughes was born in Lycoming County, Pa., Jan. 9, 1855, and was a son of James and Margaret Hughes, nee Stevens, natives also of the Key Stone State. They had a family of twelve children, and when Ambrose was but two months old removed to Clayton County, and settled in Lodomillo Township. He was educated in the schools of Lodomillo and Cox Creek Townships, and also taught school a number of years. On Oct. 1, 1877, Ambrose M. Hughes and Ida Hale were united in marriage. She was born in Maine, and was a daughter of Ripley and Lecta (Thomas) Hale. To them have been born two children--Clinton and Eva M. After his marriage Mr. Hughes rented a farm in Lodomillo Township until the spring of 1879, when he bought his present farm on section 4. It consists of 131 acres, sixty under good cultivation and thoroughly stocked. In politics he is independent and votes for the best man. He has ever made Clayton County's interest his own, and has done much for her advancement and improvements.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 893
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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