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       FATHER: Paul Hubbard Dr[1]                  

                 bir:    14 Aug 1818              Durham, Greene Co, NY

               mar:    24 Nov 1841       Schoharie Co, NY

               mar:    25 Aug 1880            Columbia, Boone Co, MO

               dea:        AFT 1892                           

           Father: Moses Hubbard[2]                       

          Mother:    Abigail Titus    

   Other wives:                              

             1880:   Lucy B. Field    

      MOTHER:         Elizabeth Margaret Dominick         

                 bir:     22 Apr 1820           Gallupville, Albany Co, NY

               mar:    24 Nov 1841       Schoharie Co, NY

               dea:      8 Jun 1879            Columbia, Boone Co, MO

           Father: Peter Dominick  

          Mother:                         

 CHILDREN     X indicates ancestor of preparer

  1   |   Name:      Socrates Hubbard          

  M  |        bir:      18 Mar 1844       Schoharie Co, NY

      |      mar:      17 May 1877     Montrose, Monmouth Co, NJ

      |         to:      Helen Greenwood Wheelock        

      |      dea:      12 Mar 1907       Englewood, Bergen Co, NJ

2   |   Name:      Lorenzo Dominick Hubbard          

  M  |        bir:      CA 1847             

      |      dea:      CA 1856             Boone Co, MO

3   |   Name:      Erminia (Minnie) E. Hubbard      

  F   |        bir:      24 Nov 1849       

      |      mar:      29 Nov 1871       

      |         to:      Paul Waples   

      |      dea:      24 Dec 1894       Ft Worth, Tarrant Co, TX

      |                     Death site  near Handley

      |       bur:      26 Dec 1894       Denison, Grayson Co, TX

      |                     Cemetery       Fairview

 

 

Individual biographical text for Paul Hubbard Dr

 

      In his family memories, Socrates Hubbard writes of his brother:

      "I really do not know how to begin this essa. Paul was my big brother six years older than myself  I always looked upon him as almost a man. He was larg for his age and became a man in reality at seventeen.  His in some things matured rapedly and had our father given him a good chance of edgucation he would have been able to fill almost any position in life. His mind took a mecanicle turne and I can well remember that he was always whitteling.  I suppose he was not over twelve years old when he made the frame of a barn entire rafters braces gurths beeme sills and post everything entire.  The timbers were made of split Hemlock.  The frame was perhaps sixteen inches by twenty four.  This was his first effort at fraiming or building by the time he was seventeen he had put up a barn on our farm a wood house and a shop for himselfe.   While he was quite a boy he made a sawmill in miniture the spring branch west of the house fell a few feete just before reaching the road here he made a dam (this dam was cauld Pauls dam and no dout is so called to this day) put in his floom and first attached a fly wheele then his plan enlarged and he atached a pitman and crank and many a pond of water was drown out making this wheele fly round and the pitman bob up and round for houre after houre would he watch this wheele rain or shine it mattered little to him.  Finely the thing developed into a miniture mill with saw and carage houns and head blocks, gig and trundle.  this took weeks and perhaps months to accomplish.  The principel time that he got to work at it was early in the morning before breakfast and maney and many a scholding can I recolect of his geting becaus he would not come in to prayers sometimes he would have to be called three or four times.  but would be so terable busey with the mill that he could not tare himselfe away.  After it was completed he used to amuse himself by the houre sawing rotten wood  his tin saw not cuting sound woods very redily.  The frost and snows of winter and perhaps the fluds of Springmade a reck of the mill.  at aney rate it disappeared.  but some other summer on the same site there sprung up a deminitive Gristmill with bass wood stones.  I cant say that it was ever fully compleated.

      As I finish this a vision of a little faning mill not larger than a good sized coffe mill springs up in my mind.  This was a complete little machine, hopper, sives, fans everything complete and was usefull in cleaning mustard seeds and flower seeds.  This mill was the delight and admiration of every body and this with the fraime of the little barn gained him the reputation of being inginious through out the whole hill countery.

      In these days it was the habit of people in winter to go out and spend the evening the whole family and it was at these evening partes that these little curiosites wer always exhibited and Paul would stand with face glowing and eyes dancing with delight listening to the prais and astonishment of the beholder.  Father was so proud of these works of art as the artesen.

      At about the age of fourteen Paul went to a barn raising the carpenter Elicier Umphrey was one of the crack workman of the country.  Paul made fun of the joints and filled some of them with mud the old man got very mad and told the boy that he better go home and mind his own business.

      A few years after this he was master builder and maney the barns and houses that he bossed before he was eighteen years old.

      In writing this history I find I am not going acording to the way that events followed each other and now I am going back again to his school days.  He used to attend school only in winter and studdyed but little besids reading and Daybaulds arithmatick.  He was always a poor reader.  I recolect being with him in school one day and on our return home just after passing the turne of the road from Smithland towards the hill a well dressed boy came runing after us swaring at Paul and daring him to fight. P. payed no attention to him but trudged on  the boy followed up and with both fists gave him several blows in the posterior.  Paul turned round and the boy fell back and left after he was gon I asked Paul why he did not whip the boy  his answer was I dont want to hurt the boy  I could thrash him in a minute if I wanted to.  He was not the least riled aparantly by the blows.  I never know him to fight if ever he got into a fight I never hird of it and as a man he is very eaven tempered.

      I spoke of Pauls building a shop he made a turning lath and used to turn bed sleds and almost all kinds of things and I well recolect that he did not like it if the shavens made in the shop was all used up  he wanted them to throw out to make a show of work in front of the shop.  I recolect he let quite a lot acumolate one time and then throew them out and then remarked to me that it was a good pile:  he evidently believed that a workman was knoon by his chips.

      I have often wondered what his dreams of ambition was when he built this shop or whether he mearly built it for presant gratification with no refferance to the future.  I believe I never knew him to make but one sale and that was of a little seven by nine picture fraim  It was ordered by John Cline in the morning who was to call in the evening.  He made the fram fastening the corners by sawing in and puting in a thin piece of wood in the slit.  I asked him at the time if he thought it strong enough, he said it was good enough for old Cline.  He was to have sixpence for it when Cline came back he wanted him to take a twelve and a half note (shinplaster) on Jim Potter and give him the change this Paul indignantly refused and Cline refused to take the frame unless he did aleging that Paul had agreed in the morning to take it.  The picture fraim remained on a shelf in the shop for years.      The winter that Paul was eighteen he went to Schoharrie to the Acadoma to school.  He there attended dancing school and come back very much improved, but he and I halled rock to make wall and attended to other farming work as usuel that summer.  The next winter I think he went to Durham to studdy medison with Lorenso. One summer he worked with Mr. Rugg a millwright and after that he worked frequently reparing the machenery of Hands tan factory.  He was at one time puting up a shed for Hand after Father moved on the Hamblin place and was in a hurrey to get through with it and I told him I would come up and help him.  I did so at night he had a cleen bed prepared for me  we slept at the general bording house for hands at the factory.  his cloths were soiled with tan and he would not sleepe with me but went in to an other room and slept with one of the hands.

      When Father moved to Fulton he went with us. and during the summer worked with us and perhaps the first winter.  The secont winter it may have been he went to a place beyond gallopsville and taught school  the neerest farme to this country school house was Mr Domonicks and consequently Domonicks Elib was the young lady that was most convenient at hand.  so he of course fell in love, I know nothing of the romantic courtship all I know is the fact. *  The summer after this Father moved to Durham on the old hamblin place  Paul came home worked part of the time at home and part of the time at the facorey as I have before said.

      That winter he was married and moved his wife into a part of our house which he had previously prepared.  I was not at the weding and never saw his wife until he brought her home.  She was a fine looking lady like dutch girl and has made him an exelant wife.  The next summer Paul worked with us on the farme and along late in the fall he went to Castelton Medical College [Castleton on Hudson, near Albany, NY or Castleton, VT ?] and attended a course of lectures. In the autom he attended an other course and gradguated, and settled in Sciancevill Windham I visited him the fall after he moved there he was living in a log house not more than two rooms but had everything very comfortable around him in the next summer he put up a very comfortable house in which he lived several years  I dont know how maney and then moved to Anshondsville six milds below.  Here he built a house.  I was living at this time in Philadelphia  he visited me there.  After his return to Anshondsville he removed to Gallapsville neer hisFatherinlaws. He got discouraged hear and I persuaided him to come to Philadelphia and study Dentistry.  I got him a place with Dr. Calvert a fine block workman where he remained a number of months when he with us all came west  we went to Columbia Mo. where he still remains.  When he went in there he had two compeditors who had most of the business  he soon drove them out and has now for six or seven years had the field alone.  He bought twelve acres of land in the town and built him a fine house and before the war came on was making money.  He has so far road out the storme of secession safely and will probibly stand it through.

      Paul had three children Dominick, Socrates and Ermind.  Dominick dyed soon aftir his return from Calafornia at the age of six.  The circumstances of his death were distresing in the extreem.  He fell from a horse his father was leading and apparently without serious injurey the next day he was taken with violent pain and dyed in fearfull agoney.  Socrates is now in the Navel School Rode Iseland and is a very promising youth of seventeen. Ermind is now about 12 or 13 years of age and a very pretty and spritely child.

      This scketch has been written in my office where I was very frequently interupted often stoping for hours in the middle of a sentance leaving it thus sometimes for hours and days.  It is therefore in maney respects incorect: but it must pass as it is.

      * During the winter that Paul lived in Salipsvill teaching he became religos and has I believe lived a consistant Christion life.  He united his lot with the methodest.  Since the for going was written Paul has gon into the service he is Surgon of the 61 Mo Regiment where he is stationed I do not know.    Feb 13th 1863"

 

      Paul Hubbard appears in the 1850 census for Windham, Greene Co, NY.

 

      The "History of Boone County, Missouri," originally printed in 1882 and reprinted in 1970 contains several references to Dr. Paul Hubbard and presents a biographical sketch.  Following are excerpts from this reference.

      March 27, 1863.  He is commissioned Surgeon, Company A, 61st Regiment, Missouri Militia.  (p. 482)

      April 22, 1869.  Paul Hubbard is named as a charter member of the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), Columbia Lodge 207. (p. 827)

      Monday, March 21, 1870.  He is named on the Board of Curators for the Agricultural College in a meeting to discuss the selection and purchase of land for the agricultural farm.  (p. 304)

      Tuesday, May 3, 1870.  A majority of the State Commissioners, namely, Edward Wyman, of St. Louis; Philemon Bliss, of St. Joseph; J.W. Matthias, of Springfield; and R.L. Todd and Paul Hubbard of Columbia; met in Columbia to discharge the duties assigned them by law in regard to the acceptance or rejection of the lands offered by Boone County for a model or experimental farm for the Agricultural College.  (p. 305)

      September 2, 1870.  A farm committee, consisting of Hon. H.T. Mudd, Hon. J.S. Rollins, and Dr. P. Hubbard, was appointed to take charge of everything pertaining to the Agricultural Farm. (p.307)

      April 26, 1871.  The Missouri University Board of Curators acknowledged the valuable services of Mr. Conant in devising, and Dr. Paul Hubbard, business manager, in executing the plan of the elegant library hall in the University. (p. 309)

      Wednesday, June 28, 1871.  In a ceremony to lay the  corner-stone for the Scientific Building or Agricultural College, Dr. Paul Hubbard, one of the Curators of the University, deposited the copper box, hermetically sealed, in the place provided for it.  (p. 310)

      On page 888, History of Boone County, the following biography is presented.

      "Dr. Paul Hubbard, the subject of this sketch, is the son of Moses and Abigail (Titus) Hubbard, of Schoharie County, New York, where he was born, August 14th, 1818.  He was educated in his native county, attending Schoharie Academy, afterwards graduating at the medical college of Castleton, Vermont.  He practiced his profession in Windham Center, New York, for ten years, afterwards at Albany, New York for a short period. November 24th, 1841, he was married to Miss Elizabeth M., daughter of Peter Dominick.  By this marriage they had three children, two sons and one daughter:  Lorenzo Dominick, who died at the age of nine years, and Socrates, now an officer in the United States Navy, with commission of lieutenant commander.  His vessel is connected with the South American fleet.  He entered the navy in 1861 and is esteemed one of the best educated and most competent officers in the service.  He was born March 18th, 1844.  Minnie E., their only daughter, was born November 24th, 1849. She was married, November 29th, 1871, to Paul Waples, and is now living in Sherman, Texas.  The first wife having died June 8th, 1879, Dr. Hubbard was again married August 25th, 1880, to Mrs. Lucy B. Shields (nee Field), widow of William C. Shields, formerly professor of ancient languages in the Missouri State University.  Dr. Hubbard came to Columbia in the fall of 1854, having previously spent several years in California, where he was assistant surgeon of the marine hospital, his brother, Lorenzo, being resident surgeon.  On arriving in Columbia he commenced the practice of his profession -- dentistry -- which he has followed most of the time since. He acquired the theoretical part of his profession at Philadelphia Dental College, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but long practice and careful study has added greatly to his skill as a practitioner, and he has now perhaps no superior in the country.  He was military surgeon for three years during the war, with headquarters at Columbia; was also surgeon of Gen. J.B. Douglass' command.  He was State Senator in 1867 and 1868.  While a member of the legislature he introduced the bill providing for the establishment of a normal department in connection with the State University; also a bill providing for the repairing of the president's mansion and the University building, and, with Mr. Spaunhorst, representative from St. Louis, drafted and put through a bill requiring that one and three-fourths of seventy-five percent of the State revenue be appropriated to the University.  The bill passed and the University received from $10,000 to $12,000 a year.  Dr. Hubbard was a curator of the University from 1867 to 1877, and was business agent of the institution from 1871 to 1877.  Has held the position of United States pension surgeon since the war, but resigned because it interfered with his professional duties.  He was city recorder in 1857, or 1858. Before coming to Missouri, was coroner of Green county, New York, for four years; also school commissioner for the town of Wright, Schoharie county, New York.  In 1880 he bought a farm of fifty acres in the suburbs of Columbia, which he has improved until it is now one of the handsomest homesteads in Boone county.  He has an office for the practice of dentistry at his home, where he is prepared to do all kinds of work in his line.

 

Relationship to Father: great-great-grandnephew

 



[1]. History of Boone Co, Missouri (1882; Ramfre, Cape Girardeau, MO, 1970), (hereafter cited as Boone Co, MO History); Edward Warren Day., 1000 Years of Hubbard History, 866 to 1895 (Harlan Page Hubbard, New York, 1895), (hereafter cited as Hubbard History, Day); and Socrates Hubbard., The Life and Memories of Socrates Hubbard (Private journal, commenced 13 Dec 1856, Quincy, Adams Co, IL), (hereafter cited as Socrates Hubbard).

[2]. Hubbard History, Day; and Socrates Hubbard.