There is a Hugh T. Prouty in the 1870 census in LaPorte, LaPorte Co., Indiana. He was age 37 b. Ohio and am agent for fire insurance.He had a wife Angela 26 b. Pa. A Henrietta Whitford age 35 b. Ohio and Ida B. Whitford age 15 b. Ohio lived with the family.I do not know who his parents were at this time-unless the age is wrong.Theonly Hugh T. Proutys I am aware of are Hugh T b. 1842 Ohios/o Andrew and Agnes Richardson Prouty andDr.Hugh T. Prouty b. 1802 NY s/o Tirus and Nancy Thompson Prouty. Since Tirus is Andrew's father, it is likely that this 3rd Hugh T. is related to them. Tirus was the brother of my gggg grandfather James.