J B Hurlburt
Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/18/2006 at 23:38:40
J B Hurlburt, farmer, Sec 26, P O Bone, is a native of Litchfield, Connecticut, and was born on June 1, 1828, he lived in his native place until 1842, and then removed with his parents to the Western Reserve in Ohio, and remained here until he attained his majority, the reports from those who had gone to California to seek fortune and a home, and the flattering reports for the future, led him in 1852 to start for the new El Dorado, he crossed the plains with an ox team, and was one hundred and twenty days on the journey from Nauvoo, the difficulties and privations naturally incident to such a trip were no barrier to the characteristic Yankee grit, he engaged in agricultural pursuits and remained there three years, meeting with good success, in 1855 he returned to the states, and purchased the farm he now owns in 1857, and commence improving it in 1860, he owns 240 acres of choice land, in a good state of cultivation and finely improved, he followed his chosen occupation until August 1862, when heeding the call of his country for troops t assist in putting down the rebellion of the South, he enlisted in company d, thirty-second Iowa volunteer infantry, and served until discharged for disability on May 31, 1864, when he returned to his home and once more took charge of his farm, in 1865, his ability being recognized by his friend and those having the best interests of Boone county at heart, he was selected as the Republican nominee for county treasurer, and at that time was the first Republican who had ever been elected to the office in the county, and as an evidence of the ability with which he performed his duties, in 1873 was elected sheriff of the county, his honesty as a man and his ability as an official are of a high order, and his private character and his public record are alike untarnished, he was married November 11, 1860, to Miss Almira Lloyd, of Ohio, a lady of Welsh origin, Mr Hurlburt is of English ancestry, their family consists of four children: Anna L (now at Cornell College), Myra L, Jay B and Lillian, they have lost three Luman, Gracie, and Charles S
1880 Boone Co History Book
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