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Below is a family biography included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published by Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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HUBBS, W. W., formerly proprietor of the Ebey pottery, was born in Pennsylvania in 1830. His father, Jesse Hubbs, is a native of Pennsylvania; he there married Miss Ann Wilson, by whom he had eight children, of whom Wm. was the youngest. He received a liberal education at Bloomsburg, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. He became apprenticed to the pottery trade; he was then 16 years old; at 20 he was a journeyman workman, in his 22d year he located at Ripley, Brown County, Illinois. Working as a journey man a short time in a pottery he concluded to branch out for himself and became a manufacturer of stoneware and stone pumps. Moving to Frederick, Schuyler County, Illinois, he there constructed a building for the manufacture of pottery. At Frederick he was married, in 1860, to Miss MaryAnn Miller, a daughter of Joseph Miller, of Brown County. During the Spring of 1865 Mrs. Hubbs died and was laid at rest in the village cemetery, here also lie buried the two little ones born of this marriage. Moving to Southwest Missouri, Mr. H. purchased a large tract of land containing extensive deposits of lead; part of this tract is still owned by him; also the owner of a pottery here; he disposed of it and came to White Hall, where he purchased the Ebey pottery, entering into partnership with David Boone and S. V. Moore; after some years purchasing their interests; he became a very successful merchant. October 11, 1868, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Ellen H. Given, relict of John T. Given, and daughter of John L. Harper, of Kentucky. Two children: Julia E. and Mary Ann; Gertrude, deceased; one child living by first marriage: John W.

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This family biography is one of 744 biographies included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Greene County, Illinois

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