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Fayette County, Iowa
Portrait & Biographical Album of Fayette County Iowa
Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of
Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County
Lake City Publishing Co., Chicago
Amos Hulbert, deceased, is numbered among the early settlers of Fayette County. He was born near Rutland City, Vt., in 1810, and when a young man removed to the Holland Purchase in New York, where he engaged in boating on the canal. Subsequently he became a resident of Oswego, N. Y., and in that county was a second time married, the lady of his choice being Miss Malvina Clark, who was born in St. Lawrence County, N. Y. By his first marriage he had eight children, five sons and three daughters - Chancey, who married Miss Emma Alexander and resides in Fayette; Charles, who lives in Grand Rapids, Mich.; Esther, who became the wife of Elisha Demott and died at the age of sixty-five years; P. S., who wedded Mary Campbell and makes his home in Eureka, Cal.; Henry S., who married Nancy Johnson and is living in Spink County, S. D.; Minerva, wife of Henry K. White, of Rutland, Vt. The children of the second marriage, two sons and four daughters, are Albert, who married Cordelia Hensley, a native of this county and a daughter of Andrew Hensley; Ada, wife of F. Irish, of Pasadena, Cal.; Inez, who died at the age of nine years; Harriet, who died at the age of sixteen years; Bertha, wife of Alexander Nicol, of Center Township; and William A., of Oelwein.
For some years Mr. Hulbert was a resident of Oswego, N. Y. It was in the autumn of 1858 that he left that place and emigrated to Iowa, locating in Fayette County. He purchased a farm in Smithfield Township and devoted himself assiduously to its cultivation for about a quarter of a century when his labors were interrupted by the hand of death, he dying in 1882. He was a respected citizen and one who had the confidence and good-will of the community. In political sentiment he was, in early life, an advocate of the Whig principles, subsequently a Republican, and afterwards a supporter of the Greenback party. His religious belief was that of the United Brethren Church, of which he was a member many years. His wife, who still survives him, is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Since his death she has married Cyrus Ingraham and is now living in Pasadena, Cal.
Albert* E. Hulbert, a worthy representative of this pioneer family, was born in Fulton County, N. Y., on the 12th day of May 1850, and with his parents came to Iowa at the age of eight years. In this county he was reared to manhood and on attaining mature years was married in Westfield Township to Miss Cordelia Hensley, the ceremony being performed on the 22d of February, 1873. Their union has been blessed with three children, but they lost two - Plimmon S., who died at the age of seven years; I. Lorena, who is now fourteen years of age; and Loretta A., also deceased.
Since the fall of 1890 Mr. Hulbert has been a resident of Oelwein. Previous to this time he had engaged in farming in Center and Harlan Townships but sold out and came to this place forming a partnership with Mr. Twelvetree in the livery business. He is a member of the Knights of labor and in politics is a supporter of Democratic principles."
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