HENRY B. HUBBARD
Henry B. Hubbard is named in the biography of the Hubbard family.
History of the Pan-Handle, West Virginia, 1879
by J. H. Newton,
G. G. Nichols, and A. G. Sprankle; page 258.
The founder of the family in America was William Hubbard, who settled in Plymouth, Mass., in 1621. His son, subsequently the Rev. William Hubbard, was nine years of age at that time. The latter was educated at Harvard College and received the degree of A. B. at the age of twenty-one. He became an assistant minister at New Ipswich, and was
the author of several historical works. In 1688, he was appointed by Sir Edward Andros, the president of Harvard College and served honorably in that capacity for several years. He died in 1704, at the age of eighty-three. His wife was Margaret Rogers, a daughter of Rev.
Nathaniel Rogers, and a great grand daughter of Rev. John Rogers, the martyr. His son John Hubbard was father of Rev. John Hubbard, who graduated at Harvard in 1695. The latter was the father of Dr. John Hubbard, who was also a Colonel and subsequently a General in the
militia. He was a well known poet and literateur, and ranked among the celebrities in the literary world. He was the father of Dana Hubbard, who located in Wheeling in 1819. His wife was Asenath Dorman, of whom we enclose an article from the Pittsburgh Christian Advocate, written by Rev. Dr. A. C. George, of Wheeling, on the 18th of May, 1878.
Another notable woman was Mrs. Asenath Hubbard, mother of Hon. C. D. Hubbard, Col. H. B. Hubbard and John R. Hubbard, Esq., who departed this life, in the city of Wheeling April 23d, 1878. "Mother Hubbard" was a rare character, and had an eventful history. Her maiden name was Dorman. She was born in Hamden, Conn., December 9, 1789. She was
converted at a quarterly meeting in Cheshire, in 1810. She was married to Dana Hubbard, October 16,1811, at Hamden. Husband and wife joined the M. E. Church, in New Haven, December 26, 1814.
In March 1815, Mr. Hubbard left Hamden for Pittsburgh, and in May of the same year, Mrs.Hubbard followed him. The journey was a trying and perilous one. She was seven days and night in passing, by stage, from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, carrying her boy, Chester, then a babe of six months, on her lap. The whole journey required fifteen days, the
distance from New Haven to Philadelphia being made in a sloop. This jaunt by a sailing vessel and by stage across nountains, into the wilderness, was more than a trip across the continent at the present time.
In Pittsburgh, Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard joined the Smithfield Street
Church. The family moved to Wheeling in April, 1819, and joined the Fourth Street M. E. Church, the same year.
How marvelous is the record of such a life! It includes three
generations and touches a fourth. What changes were witnessed by this venerable woman in society, in the condition of the country, in the growth of this city, and especially in the increase and power of Methodism. What memories has she carried into eternity! She has
entered into rest, and her works do follow her.
In all these years, this devoted woman was a faithful member of the church, and a pillar of strength for Methodism. For the last few months of her life she was quite feeble, and was anxious to obtain her release from the sorrows of earth tied to the divine will, and manifestly perfected in the graces of the Christian character. "She
sweetly fell asleep in Jesus."
Dana Hubbard's saw mill was the first in the Panhandle. It was
situated on the site of the present Hubbard mill. It was erected in 1827, and was attached to a flouring mill erected by George White, about 1817. The latter was destroyed by fire in 1828. The saw mill was removed and the present structure erected in 1837. He died in Wheeling in 1852, at the age of sixty-three. Their family consisted as follows: Chester Dorman Hubbard was born in New Haven county, Connecticut, in 1814. He graduated at the Wesleyan University,
Middletown, Connecticut, in 1840. He married Sarah Pallister, in 1842. He has served in the House of Delegates, in the City Council, and as a Member of Congress. Henry B. Hubbard was born in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, in 1816. He was born in Allegheny county,
Pennsylvania, in 1816. He was educated at Wheeling and was a student for near a year at the Wesleyan University. He was married in 1841 to Emma Lewis. He was Lieutenant Colonel of the First West Virginia Infantry for fourteen months, was wounded at Port Republic, in 1862,
and resigned on account of disability. John Rodgers Hubbard was born in Wheeling, in 1825, and was married in 1855, in Indiana, to Lucy Ann Clark. He has served in the City Council and other places of trust. He was the Republican candidate for Congress in 1878, and though carrying Wheeling, and Ohio County by a large majority, was defeated. William Dana Hubbard was born in 1818, died in 1834. Martha Rebecca Hubbard, born in 1829; died 1832.
Henry B. Hubbard died in 1888 and is buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Ohio County, W. Va.