Metcalfe County Genealogy

Joseph H. Hubbard Family information

Husband: Joseph H. Hubbard
Born: 23 JUNE 1846 in: Green Co., Ky. 1
Died: 31 Mar 1905 in: Metcalfe County, Kentucky 2
Buried: 1 APRIL 1905 in: Nichols Cemetery on Toby Hill Road 3
Other: in: Metcalfe Co., near Edmonton, Ky.
Father: William Carter Hubbard
Mother: Amanda C. Dowell

Joseph H. Hubbard Notes:

Ky. Genealogy and Biography, Vol. II, page 86:

"Joseph H. Hubbard was born June 23, 1846, in Green County, Ky. He is the first of five boys and four girls born to William C. and Ammanda C. (Dowell) Hubbard. William C. Hubbard was born in Bedford County, Va., came to Kentucky about 1830 with his parents and settled in Green County. His father was Joseph Hubbard, who was born and reared in Virginia; married Julia Lephridge, of that State, and was a soldier in the war of 1812. Mrs. Amanda C. Hubbard was born in Green County, Ky., and is a daughter of Harrison and Nancy (Hall) Dowell, who were born and reared in Virginia and came to Green County, Ky. about 1824. Harrison Dowell was an extensive farmer and slave owner, a soldier in the war of 1812 and was of Irish descent. Joseph H. was reared on a farm and began life for himself at the age of twenty. He married, December 19, 1867, America Jane Harris, of Barren County (now Metcalfe), a daughter of James M. and Nancy (Robinson) Harris, who were born in Virginia. James M. Harris was a son of William Harris, who was born and reared in Virginia, and came to Barren County with his parents about 1815. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. To Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard were born seven children, five living: James W., Martha F., Mary A., Joseph A. and Cynthia Cleveland. In 1860 Mr. Hubbard located where he now resides on fifty acres; now owns 108 acres, also one-fourth interest (sixty-nine acres) of his father's estate, and has acquired his property solely by his own industry; he sold 150 acres. At one time Mr. Hubbard taught singing school. He is a Mason, formerly a Granger, and was orderly of home guards during the late war. In 1870 he was elected justice, which office he had held constantly since. He is a Democrat and cast his first presidential vote for Seymour in 1808."

There is what looks like a premarital agreement between J. H. Hubbard and Addie L. Morrison. You can look at it on the Metcalfe County Message Board here.

1870 Metcalfe Co., Ky. Census (printed book, copy in Joseph H. Hubbard son of William Carter Hubbard file) page 62.
277 272 Hubbard, J. H., 23, m, w, farmer, 250, 100, Ky.
America J., 27, F, w, Keeping House, Ky.
James W., 1, m, w, Ky.

1880 Metcalfe Co., Ky. Census (photo copy in Joseph H. Hubbard file):
Hubbard Joseph H, w, m, 33, married, Farmer, Ky, Va, Ky(?);
" Amanda J, w, f, 37, wife, married, keeping house, Ky, Ky, Ky;
" James W, w, m, 11, son, single, at home, Ky, Ky, Ky;
" Martha F, w, f, 9, daughter, single, Ky, Ky, Ky;
" Mary A, w, f, , daughter, single, Ky, Ky, Ky;
" Joseph A, w, m, 3, son, single, Ky, Ky, Ky;
Martin, George W, m(?), m, 22, laboror, single, (can't read), Va, (Can't read.

James W, Martha F, and Mary A. all attended school within the census year. Joseph H. and Amanda J. can both read and write. James W., Martha F., and Mary A. can all read, but James W. cannot write. Martha F. and Mary A. can write, according to the census report.

Wife: America Jane Harris
Married: 19 Dec 1867 in: Metcalfe County, Kentucky 4
Born: in: Adair Co., Ky. Barren Co., Ky. 5
Died: in:
Father: James M. Harris
Mother: Nancy Robinson

Metcalfe Co Ky Vital Statistics by Sandra K Gorin,
"Hubbard, No First (name), female, born 19 Sept 1874". (from census, child's
name is Mary.
"Hubbard, No First, male, born 9 Dec 1876" (from census, child is Joseph.)
"Hubbard, No (first name), female, age 7 months, died with no cause 1876."

M Child 1 James Wesley* (Wes) Hubbard
Born: FEB 1869 in: Ky. 6
Died: in:
Spouse: Flora* H. Hensley
Married: about 1880 in: 7
F Child 2 Martha F. Hubbard
Born: about 1871 in: Kentucky 8
Died: in:

There is a Martha F. Nichols buried in the Nichols cemetery on Toby Hill Road in Metcalfe Co., Ky., near Edmonton, Ky. T. C. Nichols is also buried here. Dates on her stone are: Sept. 19, 1871 - May 5, 1943. Dates on his stone are June 23, 1864 - Dec. 20, 1927. In the same cemetery, there is an America or Amanda Harris Hubbard (stone was hard to read), dates I copied from this stone are: April 7, 1847 - Dec 1 867. Do not know if this is this Martha F. Hubbard or not.

F Child 3 Mary A. Hubbard
Born: 19 SEPT 1874 in: Kentucky 9
M Child 4 Joseph A. Hubbard age: 122
Born: 09 Dec 1876 in: Kentucky 10
Vital Statistics gives no name for child born 09 Dec 1876.
Assume from census it is Joseph A.


  1. Joseph Hubbard Bible Records and Letter from Juanita Dowell Blankenship, P.O. Box 116, Milltown, Ky. 42761, dated Jan 7, 1991. PLACE: 1850 Census Green Co., Ky.
  2. Joseph Hubbard Bible Records (I have photocopy). Bible owned by Belvidere B. Hubbard, Edmonton, Ky.
  3. Nichols Cemetery on Toby Hill Road, near Edmonton, (Metcalfe Co.), Ky. Blankenship says Pink Ridge Cemetery (near Edmonton, Ky.) Burial date from Joseph Hubbard's Bible records.
  4. Marriage Record in Metcalfe Co., Ky.; also Joseph Hubbard Bible Records.
  5. Ky. Genealogy and Biography Vol. II. Birth and death dates copied from stone at Nichols cem., Metcalfe Co., Ky. by me on 22 Oct. 1997.
  6. 1900 Metcalfe Co., Ky. Census.
  7. 1910 Metcalfe Co., Ky. Census.
  8. 1880 Metcalfe Co., Ky. Census.
  9. 1880 Metcalfe Co., Ky. Census. DATE from Metcalfe Vital Statistics by Gorin.
  10. Metcalfe County Kentucky Vital Statistics by Sandra K. Gorin. 1880 Metcalfe Co., Ky. Census.

Corrections and additions welcome!

Compiled and Submitted by: Lillie Rackley P. O. Box 7, Commerce, Texas 75429-007

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