was born Bet. 1810 - 1812 in Clay County, Kentucky,
and died Aft. 1871. He married (1)
June 18, 1839 in Clark County, KY, daughter of THOMAS
and MARGARET MILLER.
She was born Bet. 1818 - 1823 in Kentucky (probably Montgomery County), and died Aft. 1870.
He married (2) SALLIE
July 25, 1871 in Montgomery County, KY. She
was born 1841.
b. Bet. 1840 - 1842.
b. Abt. 1844, Montgomery County, KY; d. Aft. 1880.
b. June 15, 1852, Montgomery County, KY?; d. April 4, 1942, Paris, KY.
b. July 15, 1854, Montgomery County, KY; d. July 19, 1854, Montgomery County,
Cause of Death: Flux
b. May 24, 1856, Montgomery County, KY; d. 1942, Paris, KY.
b. August 10, 1858, Montgomery County, KY; d. June 3, 1942, Bourbon County, KY.
Several other Hubbards lived as neighbors in Montgomery County, Kentucky. They were most likely related, but I haven't been able to establish the connection. An 1860 newspaper article mentions a brother of Eli, Joshua Hubbard, who was killed in a bar room fight in 1860.
According to his second marriage record, Eli's parents were from Virginia. Eli's stated age on this second marriage record is too young. He either lied on the application or it is possible that this was another Eli Hubbard.
Can't definitively find Eli Hubbard in the census before 1860. Clay County 1840 (p. 304) is a possibility (there were two Eli Hubbards in the Clay County, KY census):
Dd BK 1/112 June 1877
- James H. Trimble guardian vs. ...
Acena Anderson, Octaire Martin, Joel Martin, Thomas Hubbard, John Hubbard, Leora
Hubbard, Elizabeth Hubbard, Green Hubbard, and Blanche Hubbard - to John H.
Mack? - Land on Long Branch and Slate Creek - 137 acres.
guess is that this record pertains to land left to heirs at death of Eli
Hubbard. Evaline died in the mid
1870s, so her children are named. James
H. Trimble was the guardian of Evaline's minor children at her death.
Bettie Hubbard is not listed here...not sure why not.
Notes for ELI
Eli's age proved by Alfred Bouren. Elizabeth's
father present. Minister Bullock.
was born Bet. 1840 - 1842.
1870 Montgomery County Census showed Evaline as a single mother.
She lived near her parents.
b. 1861; m. JOEL
Note: I found the following census record on the evening of September 10,
A Betty Hubbard, born 1865, is listed with the family of George and Mary
McCormick of Camargo, KY.
b. 1868; m. WILLIAM
March 28, 1889, Montgomery County, KY.
Also listed as Daniel McCarty.
Green is living with his sister, Octavia and her husband in 1880.
Evaline died in the 1870s..
was born Abt. 1844 in Montgomery County, KY, and died Aft. 1880.
She married MILTON ANDERSON
December 1859 in Montgomery County, KY. He
was born November 22, 1817, and died Abt. 1864.
Probable child of Eli and Elizabeth. Acenia
is listed on deed with Hubbard heirs Evaline's children, John B. and Thomas in
b. Abt. 1860.
b. Abt. 1864.
was born June 15, 1852 in Montgomery County, KY?, and died April 4, 1942 in
Paris, KY. She married (1) WILLIS
December 1870 in Estill County, KY, son of JOHN
He was born 1832 in Montgomery County, KY?, and died Bef. 1880. She married (2) WILLIAM
July 17, 1883 in Paris, KY. He was born 1853 in KY, and died May 1, 1923 in Paris, KY.
1870 census shows Bettie Hubbard as a single mother of 1 year old son, Shelton
Hubbard. Bettie and Shelton are
shown in the household of Bettie's uncle, Abina Anderson.
Bettie sister Evaline is also listed as a single mother.
There is no indication that Evaline ever married.
wasn't until later that year (December 1870) that Bettie Hubbard married Willis
Roberts. By that time, Shelton was
almost 2 years old. I have no proof
that Willis Roberts was the father of Shelton, even though Shelton took on the
Roberts after Willis and Bettie were married.
Roberts died sometime before 1880. Bettie
is listed as a widow on the 1880 census.
Shelton Hubbard listed as servant a few doors down
Notes for BETTIE HUBBARD: Betty Hubbard was my 3rd great grandmother. There are several unanswered questions about this line. According to family tradition, there was a Cherokee connection, but I haven't been able to find proof of it yet. Possible explanations:
1. Shelton was almost 2 years old when his mother married Willis Roberts, therefore, Willis may not have been the father (although Shelton's death certificate lists him as father). Perhaps the father had Native American blood.
Adoption story: I received an email from a descendent of Bettie's brother,
John B. Hubbard, regarding family
stories about Indian ancestry:
have been told that we are part Indian. The story goes the parents of a baby
Indian girl were killed and she was raised by a settler family, later married
one of the sons. This information
was given by a Tom Hubbard from Paris Ky. This is all I know. I really hope we
have a connection" (from a grand-daughter of Hattie Lee).
3. It is also possible that the Indian blood came through her father, Eli Hubbard.
My great Aunt Lucille's genealogy notes show that Bettie's mother, Elizabeth Anderson, was
the Cherokee. Perhaps the original
Indian/White marriage occurred much earlier than we thought.
The earliest Andersons in this area of KY were early pioneers of Kentucky, who
were with Daniel Boone at Boonesborough. Many were longhunters and traders who had Indian wives...some had both
Indian and white wives. In other
cases, the mixed blood resulted from the kidnapping of a white woman by the
The kidnapping theory is consistent with information about some of the early settlers in Montgomery County. Many were of mixed descent. According to Harry Enoch, author of In Search of Morgan's Station, no other region of Kentucky saw more Indian attacks than the present day counties of Montgomery and Bath. These attacks often resulted in the captivity of women and children.
Willis Roberts listed with brother Alfred in Montgomery County 1860 and 1870
census. Willis apparently had an
earlier wife, Fannie (or Nannie):
b. 1886, Bourbon County, KY; d. March 7, 1968, Bourbon County, KY; m. ELKANAH
b. 1874; d. June 22, 1955.
Notes for MARY MENEFEE: Betty Menefee's will lists both her daughters with the last name of Watson. Bettie married Elkannah Watson, but I'm not sure who Mary married (or if this was a typo).
was born May 24, 1856 in Montgomery County, KY, and died 1942 in Paris, KY.
He married HESTER FOSTER.
She was born Abt. 1861.
Census - Nicholas Co., KY
(?) J. Foster, 23 (wife of JP)
Hubbard, 23, brother in law
Hubbard, 19, sister
b. Abt. 1899.
was born August 10, 1858 in Montgomery County, KY, and died June 3, 1942 in
Bourbon County, KY. He married AMANDA
August 24, 1877 in Bourbon County, KY.
i. HATTIE LEE4 HUBBARD.