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Hutton, Robert


Posted By: mjv (email)
Date: 5/26/2021 at 12:11:57

Robert Hutton, a farmer and stock-raiser, resides on section 15, Washington Township, where he has a well-improved farm of eighty acres of land, all of which is under a high state of cultivation. He was born in the town of Putnam, Washington Co., N. Y., Oct. 20, 1812, and is the son of Peter and Jeanette (Shiell) Hutton, the former being a native of New York, and of Scotch descent, while the latter was born in Scotland. The former died in Washington County, N. Y., in 1847, at the age of seventy-four, and the latter died in 1853 at the age of sixty-seven.

The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm, and has followed the occupation of a farmer through life. He came to Washington County, Iowa in 1869, and located on his present farm, on which he has made all of the improvements that are now to be seen. On the farm he has a large two-story frame dwelling with good barns and out-buildings.

Mr. Hutton has been twice married. His first wife was Miss Margaret Easton, to whom he was wedded in 1833. She was also a native of Washington County, N.Y., born in 1815. Three children were born to them, of whom two are living: Jeannette, wife of Andrew L. Beveridge, of Washington County, N.Y., has three children Margaret, Sarah and Edward; Peter the third child, married Ellen McLaughlin, now deceased; they have two children Andrew A. and Anna L. Elizabeth, now deceased, married John Davidson, by whom she had three children Robert H., Margaret E. and John. Mrs. Hutton died in 1842, and in 1846 Mr. Hutton married Miss Mary Blake, a daughter of Robert and Hannah (Patterson) Blake, a native of the town of Jackson, Washington County, N. Y., born in 1809. One child was born to them, Robert A., who married Elizabeth A., daughter of F. A. and Mary A. (Shaw) Duncan, born in Louisa County, Iowa, Oct. 1, 1852. They have two children, William A. and Murray L. Robert A. resides with his father and manages the farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Hutton are respected members of the First United Presbyterian Church of Washington, Iowa. They started in life poor, with nothing but good health and strong arms, but by good management, economy and fair dealing, he has acquired a nice property, and is recognized as one of the influential citizens of Washington County, and is universally respected by all who know him.

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Washington County, Iowa (1887). Excerpt from Biographical Sketch of Robert Hutton, pages 590-591.


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