Biography of Newton W. Hubbard
Potter County, PA Biographies

NEWTON W. HUBBARD, of the firm of Chapin & Hubbard, hardware dealers, Harrison Valley, was born in Tyringhanv, Berkshire Co., Mass., October 25, 1829, a son of Nathaniel and Sophia (Judd) Hubbard, both natives of Berkshire county, Mass., who settled in Harrison, Potter Co., Penn., in 1850, locating on the farm now occupied by their grandson, Curtis Hubbard, which they cleared and improved, and here spent the remainder of their lives. They had two children: Jane S (Mrs. Jesse Mattison) and Newton W. Newton W. Hubbard was reared in his native county, and settled in Harrison township with his parents in 1850. He was engaged in farming for mahy years, and cleared and improved the farm adjoining that of his father, and erected all the buildings. He removed to Harrison Valley in 1879, where he has since resided, and in 1883 embarked in the hardware business with his son-in-law, D. D. Chapin, under the firm name of Chapin & Hubbard, in which he has since successfully continued. He was twice married. His first wife was Eleanor, daughter of Thaddeus and Diana (Gill) Stone, of Harrison township, by whom he had one son, Curtis. He was married, the second time, to Hannah S., daughter of Jesse and Caroline (Barnes) Bartoo, of Chenango county, N. Y. They have had five children: Orpha (Mrs. D. D. Chapin), Edith (Mrs. George E. Stone), Amy. Sadie and Madie (twins). Mr. Hubbard was a soldier in the Civil war, enlisting in 1864 in Company I, One Hundred and Eighty ninth New York Volunteers, was at the front, and witnessed Lee's surrender. He was honorably discharged in June, 1865. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and politically he is a Republican.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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