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Joseph Hubbard was born between 1780/90 probably in Virginia. His birth date is based on ages given on the 1820 and 1830 censuses. Joseph eventually moved to Caldwell County KY and his ancestors continue there.

The material in the box is data found trying to connect a Joseph Hubbard in Tennessee to our Joseph Hubbard in Caldwell County.

A Joseph shows up on the Wilson County TN Tax list 1804 with no land. He lived in Captain Cannon’s District #2. The next year, 1805 he still had no land and was in Capt Fanviel’s Militia District.

Joseph Hubbard married Susannah Womack on March 22, 1809 in Wilson Ct. Tennessee. Richard Womack was the Bondsman. This is listed in Marriages of Wilson County TN 1802-1850 by Edythe Rucher Whitley.

The War of 1812 Database held in the Library of Virginia  lists a Joseph Hubbard as part of the 1st Reg’t mounted Gunmen Tennessee Volunteer under Dyers . It is not known if this is the same Joseph.

The Wilson County Deed book shows that Joseph Hubbard bought 65 acres on Smith’s Fork in Sept 1818 from John Ward. He sold that 65 acres on June 3, 1820 to Barnard Brown. The land was bounded on one side by Reuben Hubbard. It is believed possible Joseph's parents were Reuben Hubbard and Elizabeth, last name unknown

The 1820 Tennessee Census shows a family in White County that matches our Joseph. The Census showed the family (I've added the possible names) to be made up of:
1 male 26 – 45 years of age (Joseph Hubbard)
1 female 26 – 45 years of age ( Susannah W. Hubbard)
3 sons under 10 years of age
2 daughters under 10 years of age
1 daughter 10-16 years of age

We then have confusion. The Wilson County Tax list shows that Joseph was in Wilson County through 1827 at least. On Oct. 13, 1824 he was shown with 50 acres in Smith’s Fork. He again is noted with 50 acres on Smith’s Fork Feb. 21, 1827. So why was he on White County Census. Reuben was also on White County Census. Needs reviewing.

 We believe it possible this is the same Joseph Hubbard family that appeared in Kentucky in 1830. The 1830 Caldwell County Census shows
1 male 40-50 (Joseph Hubbard)
1 male 10-15
4 males 5-10
2 males under 5 (Nathaniel Hubbard, age 4)
1 female 30-40 (Susannah W. Hubbard was born in 1796, so this fits 1830 & is close on the 1820 census)
1 female 10-15
1 female 5-10

The Kentucky Land Grants Vol I, Part I, page 591 lists a Joseph Hobert, is this really Hubbard, receiving a grant of 200 acres on Long Creek, counties Caldwell and Trigg.  The land was surveyed Nov. 10, 1830 and is recorded in Book Z, pg 67.

The 1840 Census of Caldwell County shows:
1 male 50-60 (Joseph)
1 female 40-50 (Susannah)
2 males 20-30
1 male 15-20 (Nathaniel)
2 males 10-15
2 males 5-10
1 female 30-40
1 female 5-10

Meanwhile back in Wilson County Tennessee, There is a Deed noting Reuben Hubbard’s land sold by his widow Elizabeth, on Nov. 27, 1839. The Will Book then shows a settlement to Joseph and Sissah Hubbard on Nov. 3, 1841. We believe this is a settlement of his father’s estate. It needs to be read.

Three Hubbards married three Perrys in Caldwell County. They were all close in age. Nathaniel wed Sarah Perry, Butler wed Patsy Perry and Irena wed William Perry.

The 1850 Caldwell County Kentucky Census stated that Nathaniel Hubbard was born in TN but that Butler was listed as age 38, born KY. Were they brothers, cousins or no relation? To further complicate matters, The History of Caldwell County by Clausine Baker states under Pioneer Families of Caldwell County, "Butler Hubbard came from Virginia about 1820". It is possible for them to have come through Tennessee en route from Virginia. This certainly needs more study.

Joseph does not appear on the 1850 census. .

The family probably lived in the country near Farmersville on a farm.

Nothing more is known about Joseph or Susannah.




If you know the answer please CONTACT US

  1. What is Joseph’s birth date and birthplace?
  2. Where exactly is Smith's Fork in Wilson County TN?
  3. Are there confirmation records that the Joseph of the War of 1812 was in Caldwell County?
  4. Resolve the White County Joseph- same or different man?
  5. Get land and court records from both Wilson County TN and Caldwell County KY.
  6. When and where did Joseph die?
  7. When and where did Susannah die?
  8. Read the Wilson County Settlement dated Nov. 3, 1841.
  9. Also read the land sale on Nov. 27, 1839.



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