A Civil War Soldier: Cpl. John HUBBY, Jr. (1840 – 1922)

How Related: Brother of my husband’s 2nd-great-grandmother, Rachel HUBBY

Born: 6 May 1840 in Kent Co., Ontario, Canada

Parents: John HUBBY, Sr. (1797 – 1880) and Hannah JONES (1812 – 1879)

Siblings: John was the fifth of 14 children, and one of two brothers who served in the Union Army:

  • Rachel (1832 – 1892) – my husband’s ancestor
  • Lois (b. 1835)
  • Sarah (b. 1836)
  • Eliza (b. 1838)
  • Edwin (b. 1842)
  • Meredy W. (1844 – 1900)
  • Mary J. (b. 1848)
  • Ellen (b. 1850)
  • Hannah (b. 1851)
  • Elizabeth (b. 1852)
  • Harriet (1854 – 1934)
  • George (1858 – 1934)
  • Clara Josephine (b. 1859)

Married: Mary WHEELER (1850 – 1919) on 6 June 1867 in Polk Co., Iowa

Children: Nettie Jane, Charles Edward (1873 – 1944), Gertrude, Mary Maude, Pierre Frank, and one unknown child who died before 1912.

Source: Civil War Pension Index Cards of John Hubby. Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900. National Archives and Records Administration. Publication T289. Digital images purchased at Footnote [http://www.footnote.com/].

Enlisted: 13 August 1862 in Co. C, 44th Iowa Infantry; private. Enlisted 3 September 1862 in Co. G, 24th Iowa Infantry.

Side served: Union

Discharged: 23 August 1863 due to disability.

Biography or Information of Interest: John’s biography can be found on page 422 of the Compendium of History, Reminisce and Biography of Nebraska here. It contains interesting reading about his family life as well as his military experiences! He was also a member of Grand Army of the Republic posts 356 and 251 of Nebraska.

Died: 17 March 1922 in Lynch, Holt Co., Nebraska

Buried: South half of Lot 27, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lynch, Boyd Co., Nebraska

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