I have been searching for information on my 3rd great-grandmother, Harriet Hughes. She was also on the Sheridan when it arrived in New York in August 1849. She was 11 years old.
If you have the passenger list for that trip, I wonder if you could tell me if there where any other "Hughes" on board? I haven't been able to trace her back to her birthplace as yet, although I know where she was from the time she landed in New York until her death in 1897.
I also have information on the epidemic of cholera that broke out aboard the Sheridan on that trip, if you don't have it and are interested. Let me know.