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Below is a family biography included in The History of Webster County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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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John W. Hubbard, farmer and sheriff of Webster County, Mo., was born near Danville, Mo., August 1, 1859, and is a son of Bird Hubbard, who was a Virginian, and was brought to Missouri in his childhood by his father, William Hubbard, and settled in Montgomery County, of which they were among the pioneers. Bird Hubbard was married in that county to Miss Sultana Grooms, and was engaged in manufacturing tobacco until the breaking out of the war, when he enlisted in a Missouri cavalry regiment, United States army, and served until the close of the war, when he returned to his family and engaged in farming. About 1875 he went to Texas, and located in Eastland County, near Eastland City, where he still resides. His son, John W. Hubbard, resided in his native county until 1880, when he became a resident of Webster County, and two years later moved to Texas, where he spent about one and a half years, since which time he has been residing on his present farm in Webster County, Mo. He is a member of the Republican party, and was elected sheriff of Webster County on that ticket, receiving a handsome majority. On the 8th of June, 1879, he was married to Miss Laura E. Harmon, a daughter of William H. Harmon, of Marshfield, Mo., by whom he is the father of the following family of children: Nellie S., Delia Lee, Ella O. and John A.

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This family biography is one of 110 biographies included in The History of Webster County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Webster County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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