JOHN S. HUBBARD, farmer and stock-raiser, was born September 22, 1811, in Stokes County, N.C., and is the third of the nine children of GEORGE and NANCY (SHIELDS) HUBBARD, natives of North Carolina. He was reared on a farm, and in 1826 emigrated to Indiana with his parents, who located in Wayne County; moved to Morgan County in 1830, and purchased the site of Monrovia, where they remained until their deaths, in 1865 and 1866 respectively. After his majority, John S. Hubbard worked as a laborer until able to pay for eighty acres; he also entered forty, which he prepared for cultivation. February 29, 1836, he married ABIGAIL HENSHAW, a union cemented by four children--JESSE, WILLIAM, JOHN I. and GEORGE E., all soldiers in the late war. Mrs. Hubbard died in 1865, and November 15, 1866, Mr. Hubbard married CATHARINE DAY, which marriage was crowned by one child--MARY B. Mr. Hubbard is the owner of 230 acres, well cultivate, stocked, improved and appointed. He is a Republican, and voted first for Henry Clay, in 1832. He has served three terms as Justice of the Peace, two as Commissioner, five as Notary, and has also been Township Trustee. Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard are members of the Friends' Society, advocates of temperance, workers in all charities, and highly respected in their community.
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