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SUMMARY of the HISTORY
of the HUBBARD FAMILY

The Beginning

Hubbard is an Anglo-Saxon name. It is a corruption of Hubert, meaning bright form or fair hope. The original Hubbards were people who were in a specific religious sect. They worshiped the Norse Sea God "Hubba".

The name first came to be around 1100 AD on the northeast coast of England. Our Hubbards can be traced back to the 20th generation or about 1349 in England.

The Twentieth Generation   -   The John Hubbard Family

John Hubbard was the first Hubbard of record, being born in 1349 in La Tye, Suffolk, England. He was the father of one known son.

The Nineteenth Generation   -   The Thomas Hubbard Family

Thomas Hubbard was born in 1369 in La Tye, Suffolk, England, the son of John Hubbard. He was the father of one known son.

The Eighteenth Generation   -   The William Hubbard Family

William Hubbard was born in 1389 in England, the son of Thomas Hubbard. He was the father of one known son.

The Seventeenth Generation   -   The Thomas Hubbard Family

Thomas Hubbard was born in 1409 in Leyham, Suffolk, England, the son of William Hubbard. He was the father of one known son. Thomas died after 1494 over 85 years old.

The Sixteenth Generation   -   The James Hubbard Family

James Hubbard was born in 1436 in Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, England, the son of Thomas Hubbard. He married Margery Lyhart. Margery was born in 1440 in Lodden, Norfolk, England.

James also had married Dorthea Glemham and Margery Nauton.

James and Margery (Lyhart) Hubbard were the parents of four children (notice the name/spelling change which was common during this period):

  • Walter Hobart - born 1477 - died November 27, 1538, about 61 years old
  • Miles Hobart - born 1479 - married Ellinor Blaverhasset - direct ancestor
  • Elizabeth Hubbard - born 1481
  • Catherine Hubbard - born 1483 - died before April 18, 1547, less than 64 years old

Margery (Lyhart) Hubbard died in 1494 about 54 years old. James Hubbard died in Suffolk, England, February 23, 1516/17, about 81 years old.

The Fifteenth Generation   -   The Miles Hobart Family

Miles Hobart was born in 1479 in Norwich, Norfolk, England, the son of James and Margery (Lyhart) Hubbard. The County of Norfolk is located on the east coast of England, just north of the county of Suffolk. Miles married Ellinor Blaverhasset. She was born in 1507 in the County of Norfolk, England. They were the parents of two sons:
  • Thomas Hobart - born 1537 - married Audrey Hare, the daughter of William and Alice (Rugge) Hare - Thomas died January 17, 1599/1600 about 63 years old - direct ancestor
  • John Hobart - born about 1539 - died before August 7, 1598, about 59 years old

The Fourteenth Generation   -   The Thomas Hobart Family

Thomas Hobart was born in 1537 in Plumsread, Norfolk, England, the son of Miles and Ellinor (Blaverhasset) Hobbart. He married Audrey Hare. Audrey was born in 1541 in Norfolk, Norfolk, England, the daughter of William and Alice (Rugge) Hare. They were the parents of four children:
  • Henry Hobart - born 1553 - married Dorothy Bell, the daughter of Robert and Dorothy (Beaupre) Bell - Henry died December 29, 1625, about 72 years old - direct ancestor
  • Miles Hobart - born 1564
  • Mary Hobart - born about 1567
  • Ellin Hobart - born about 1569
Thomas Hobart died January 17, 1599/1600, about 63 years old.

The Thirteenth Generation   -   The Henry Hobart Family

Henry Hobart was born in 1553 in Plumstead, Norfolk, England, the son of Thomas and Audrey (Hare) Hobart. He married Dorothy Bell April 22, 1570, in Blickling, Norfolk, England. Dorothy was born October 19, 1552, in Beaupre, Norfolk, England, the daughter of Robert and Dorothy (Beaupre) Bell.

Henry was a Knight and Baron. He and Dorothy were the parents of fourteen children:

  • Edmund Hobart - born January 1, 1572/73 - married Margaret Dewey, the daughter of Robert and Margaret (Stasye) Dewey - Edmund died March 8, 1645/46, at the age of 73 - direct ancestor
  • Henry Hobart - born April 28, 1591 - died before March 30, 1609, less than 17 years old
  • Dorthea Hobart - born March 14, 1591/92 - died April 11, 1624, at the age of 32
  • John Hobart - born April 19, 1593 - died April 20, 1647, at the age of 54
  • Miles Hobart - born September 12, 1595 - died December 6, 1639, at the age of 44
  • Thomas Hobart - born about 1597 - died before January 17, 1599/1600, less than 3 years old
  • Nathaniel Hobart - born before May 16, 1600 - died February 19, 1673/74, about 74 years old
  • Edward Hobart - born after 1601 - died February 25, 1656/57, about 56 years old
  • James Hobart - born June 23, 1603 - died July 16, 1642, at the age of 39
  • Thomas Hobart - born before June 23, 1605 - died about March 9, 1635/36, about 31 years old
  • Robert Hobart - born June 28, 1606
  • Mary Elizabeth Hobart - born March 17, 1607/08 - died March 15, 1632/33, almost 25 years old.
  • Frances Hobart - born about 1612 - died May 12, 1632, about 20 years old
  • Henry Hobart - born before December 7, 1619 - died before November 17, 1638, about 18 years old.

Henry Hobart died December 29, 1625, in Blickling, Norfolk, England, about 72 years old. His wife, Dorothy (Bell) Hobart died April 30, 1641, in Convent Garden, Middlesex, England, at the age of 89.

The Twelfth Generation   -   The Edmund Hobart Family

Edmund Hobart was born January 1, 1572/73, in Hingham, Norfolk, England, the son of Henry and Dorothy (Bell) Hobart. He married Margaret Dewey there September 7, 1600. Margaret was born in 1574 in Wymondham, Norfolk, England, the daughter of Robert and Margaret (Stasye) Dewey.

This family is a direct ancestor of President George W. Bush (see Special Kelly Stories) thru their daughter, Rebecca (Hubbard) Bangs. Edmund and Margaret were parents of sixteen children (again notice the name change):

  • George Hubbard - born 1600 - married Mary Bishop, the daughter of John and Ann (Stevens) Bishop - George died May 23, 1683, about 83 years old - direct ancestor
  • Nazareth Hubbard - born June 7, 1601 - she died September 23, 1658, at the age of 57
  • Edmund Hubbard - born January 16, 1601/02 - died February 16, 1684/85, at the age of 83
  • Peter Hubbard - born October 13, 1604 - died January 20, 1678/79, at the age of 74
  • John Hubbard - born November 13, 1604
  • Thomas Hubbard - born February 26, 1605/06 - died August 18, 1689, at the age of 83
  • Anne Hubbard - born March 22, 1606/07 - died February 28, 1631/32, at the age of 24
  • Mary Hubbard - born 1608 - died February 20, 1674/75 about 67 years old
  • Anthony Hubbard - born October 8, 1609 - died December 22, 1609, only 2 months old.
  • Edward Hubbard - born November 4, 1610 - died November 28, 1610, only 26 days old
  • Mehitable Hubbard - born 1610
  • Rebecca Hubbard - born December 29, 1611 - died in 1679 about 68 years old
  • Elizabeth Hubbard - born 1612 - died about 1654 about 42 years old
  • Joshua Hubbard - born October 9, 1614 - died July 28, 1682 at the age of 67
  • Sarah Hubbard - born December 26, 1617 - died February 20, 1673/74, at the age of 56
  • Benjamin Hubbard - born 1620

Edmund Hobart died March 8, 1645/46, at Hingham, Norfolk, England, at the age of 73 while his wife, Margaret (Dewey) Hobart, died June 23, 1649, in Charlestown, Suffolk, England, about 75 years old.

The Eleventh Generation   -   The George Hubbard Family

George Hubbard was born in 1600 in Glastonbury, Somerset, England, the son of Edmund and Margaret (Dewey) Hobart. He married Mary Bishop about 1620 in England. Mary was born in England about 1600, the daughter of John and Ann (Stevens) Bishop.

It appears that the George Hubbards and the John Bishops (Mary's parents) came to America about the same time, if not in the same boat. They came about 1628 to 1632, first going to Watertown, Massachusetts. They were in a group of 60 people that moved to Wethersfield, Connecticut, on October 15, 1635. George was chosen in 1636 by the Connecticut General Court to consider the bounds and survey the towns of Windsor and Wethersfield.

He was made a freeman prior to 1639 when he was chosen to represent Wethersfield at the first colonial General Court. He was fined one shilling for being late to a 7am session of the General Court on April 5, 1639. The George Hubbards also lived in or had property in North Glastonbury, Milford, and Guilford where the Bishops had settled.

George and Mary (Bishop) Hubbard were the parents of eleven children:

  • George Hubbard - born 1620 - married Elizabeth Watts, the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Duck) Watts - died March 16, 1684/85, about 65 years old - direct ancestor
  • Mary Hubbard - born about 1625 - died April 13, 1713 about 88 years old
  • John Hubbard - born about 1630 - died August 1702 about 72 years old
  • Sarah Hubbard - born about 1635
  • Hannah Hubbard - born 1637 - died in 1717 about 80 years old.
  • Elizabeth Hubbard - born 1638 - died July 1710 about 72 years old
  • Abigail Hubbard - born 1640 - died November 1689 about 49 years old
  • William Hubbard - born 1642 - died about 1684 about 42 years old
  • Daniel Hubbard - born May 26, 1644 - died in 1720 about 76 years old
  • Joseph Hubbard - born 1648
  • Samuel Hubbard - born after 1648

Mary (Bishop) Hubbard died September 14, 1675, in Guilford, Connecticut, about 75 years old. George Hubbard died May 23, 1683, in Guilford, Connecticut, about 83 years old.

The Tenth Generation   -   The George Hubbard Family

George Hubbard was born in 1620 in England, the son of George and Mary (Bishop) Hubbard. He married Elizabeth Watts in 1639 in Hartford, Connecticut. Elizabeth was born in 1622 in Dorset, England, the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Duck) Watts.

George was baptized December 15, 1650, when he was about 30 years old. In 1654 he was given freeman status.

George and Elizabeth (Watts) Hubbard were the parents of eight children:

  • Mary Hubbard - born January 16, 1641/42 - died December 18, 1721, at age 78
  • Joseph Hubbard - born December 10, 1643 - died December 26, 1686, at the age of 43
  • Daniel Hubbard - born December 7, 1645 - married Mary Clark, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Clark - Daniel died November 9, 1704, at the age of 58 - direct ancestor
  • Samuel Hubbard - born May 1648 - died November 4, 1732, at the age of 84
  • George Hubbard - born December 16, 1650 - died in 1674 about 24 years old
  • Nathaniel Hubbard - born December 10, 1652 - died May 20, 1738, at the age of 85
  • Richard Hubbard - born July 1655 - died July 30, 1732, about 77 years old
  • Elizabeth Hubbard - born January 15, 1658/59 - died December 6, 1725, about 66 years old

George Hubbard died March 16, 1684/85, in Middletown, Connecticut, about 65 years old. Elizabeth (Watts) Hubbard died December 6, 1702, in Middletown, Connecticut, about 80 years old.

George's will was dated May 2, 1861.

The Ninth Generation   -   The Daniel Hubbard Family

Daniel Hubbard was born December 7, 1645, in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of George and Elizabeth (Watts) Hubbard. He married Mary Clark February 24, 1669/70, in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut. Mary was born in 1647, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Clark.

Daniel and Mary (Clark) Hubbard were the parents of one son:

  • Daniel Hubbard - born December 16, 1673 - married Susannah Bailey, the daughter of John and Lydia (Backus) Bailey - Daniel died January 14, 1756, at the age of 82 - direct ancestor

Mary (Clark) Hubbard died December 24, 1673, in Middletown, Connecticut, about 26 years old. She died as a result of complications of child birth, just eight days after the birth of their son, Daniel.

After the death of his wife, Daniel married as his second wife, Sarah Cornwall, on October 16, 1675. They had four daughters:

  • Margaret Hubbard
  • Mary Hubbard
  • Sarah Hubbard
  • Mehitable Hubbard

Daniel Hubbard died November 9, 1704, in Haddom, Connecticut, at the age of 59.

His will was dated November 8, 1704. In it he named his second wife, Sarah, and all five of his children.

The Eighth Generation   -   The Daniel Hubbard Family

Daniel Hubbard was born December 16, 1673, in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, the son of Daniel and Mary (Clark) Hubbard. He married Susannah Bailey December 8, 1697. She was born in 1677 in Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, the daughter of John and Lydia (Backus) Bailey.

Daniel had first married Bathsheba Howe.

Daniel and Susannah (Bailey) Hubbard were the parents of eight children:

  • Mary Hubbard - Born December 25, 1698. She died in 1774 about 76 years old.
  • Daniel Hubbard - born September 1, 1701 - married Temperance Shaler April 15, 1727 - she was born July 25, 1704, the daughter of Thomas Shaler and Katherine Clark - Daniel died March 11, 1755, at the age of 53 - direct ancestor
  • Susanna Hubbard - born 1703 - died in 1788 about 85 years old
  • Elizabeth Hubbard - born 1706 - died in 1778 about 72 years old
  • Hannah Hubbard - born 1708
  • Martha Hubbard - born 1711 - died in 1793 about 82 years old
  • Thomas Hubbard - born January 2, 1713/14 - died March 23, 1795, at the age of 81
  • Jeremiah Hubbard - born 1716 - died in 1803 about 87 years old

Daniel Hubbard died January 14, 1756, about 82 years old. Susannah (Bailey) Hubbard died in 1722 about 47 years old. She is buried in the Ponsett Cemetery in Haddam, Connecticut.

The Seventh Generation   -   The Daniel Hubbard Family

Daniel Hubbard was born September 1, 1701, in Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, the son of Daniel and Susannah (Bailey) Hubbard. He married Temperance Shaler April 15, 1727, in Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut. Temperance was born July 25, 1704, in Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, the daughter of Thomas Shaler and Katherine Clark.

Daniel and Temperance were the parents of seven children:

  • Joel Hubbard - born January 1728/29 - died March 25, 1802, at the age of 73.
  • Daniel Hubbard - born March 1, 1729/30 - married Eunice Clark April 2, 1761 - she was born May 17, 1736, the daughter of William Clark and Judith Sutliff - Daniel died in 1825 about 95 years old - direct ancestor
  • Samuel Hubbard - born July 21, 1731
  • James Hubbard - born December 23, 1732
  • Timothy Hubbard - born April 22, 1734
  • Aaron Hubbard - born May 22, 1735
  • Edmund Hubbard - born March 2, 1736/37

Daniel Hubbard died March 11, 1755, in Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, at the age of 53. Temperance (Shaler) Hubbard had died there before 1746, less than 42 years old.

The Sixth Generation   -   The Daniel Hubbard Family

Daniel Hubbard was born March 1, 1729/30, in Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, the son of Daniel and Temperance (Shaler) Hubbard. He married Eunice Clark on April 2, 1761, in Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut. Eunice was born May 17, 1736, in Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, the daughter of William Clark and Judith Sutliff.

Daniel served in the Revolutionary War as a private in Captain Kirtland's company.

Daniel and Eunice were the parents of twelve children:

  • Solomon Hubbard - born May 1758
  • Arunah Hubbard - born April 23, 1762
  • Matthew Green Hubbard - born November 11, 1763 - married Wealthy Smith about 1790 - she was born about 1767, the daughter of Jonathan Smith and Rebecca Brainerd - direct ancestor
  • Daniel Hubbard - born June 18, 1766
  • Aaron Hubbard - born April 5, 1768
  • Israel Hubbard - born April 13, 1770
  • Clark Hubbard - born after 1774
  • Rosanna Hubbard
  • Moses Hubbard - born September 5, 1779
  • Submit Hubbard
  • Margery Hubbard
  • Miles Hubbard - born about 1796

Daniel died in 1825 in Broom Hills, Greene County, New York about 95 years old. His wife, Eunice (Clark) Hubbard, died about 1810 in Broom Hills, Greene County, New York, about 74 years old.

The Fifth Generation   -   The Matthew Green Hubbard Family

Matthew Green Hubbard was born in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, on November 11, 1763, the son of Daniel Hubbard and Eunice Clark. He married Wealthy Smith (some sources spelled her given name as "Wentley"). She was born about 1767 in Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, the daughter of Jonathan Smith and Rebecca Brainerd.

Matthew was a soldier in the War of 1812. He was baptized as an adult on July 21, 1822.

Matthew and Wealthy were the parents of ten children:

  • Julia Hubbard - born July 1816
  • Elizabeth Hubbard - born 1818
  • Catherine Hubbard - born 1820
  • Timothy Brooks Hubbard - born 1821
  • Matthew Hubbard - born July 21, 1822 - died July 30, 1822, nine days later
  • Mary Rebecca Hubbard - born 1824
  • Cynthia Hubbard
  • Sarah Pratt Hubbard - born November 1, 1829 - married William McClane - Sarah died September 17, 1866, at the age of 37 - direct ancestor
  • Leucretia Green Hubbard - born November 15, 1830
  • Susan Huntington Hubbard

Wealthy or Wentley (Smith) Hubbard died December 8, 1830, at East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, at the age of 63.

Mathew then married as his second wife Maria Brainerd on April 30, 1831, in New York City, New York. Maria was born September 15, 1793, in East Haddam, Connecticut.
           Note: Some of the children listed above (such as Cynthia and Susan) as belonging to Wealthy
                    may actually be the children of Maria.

The Fourth Generation   -   The William and Sarah (Hubbard) McClane Family

Sarah Pratt Hubbard was born November 1, 1829, in East Hadden, Connecticut, the daughter of Matthew and Wentley (Smith) Hubbard. The 1850 census for Gallatin, Tennessee, listed Sarah as single and living with the Ezra Clark family.

I could not trace down the reason why Sarah was in Tennessee at the time. It was known that her father was still living in East Haddam, Connecticut, in 1870. He was living with his second wife, Maria; although, they may have been living in New York when Sarah left for Tennessee.
          Were the Clark's relatives?
          Was she a servant or hired hand?
          Was she boarding there while she was employed elsewhere?
While in Gallatin, Tennessee, she met and married William McClane on December 28, 1852. William was born June 12, 1828 in Pennsylvania.

For more information on the William and Sarah (Hubbard) McClane family, go to

Sarah (Hubbard) McClane died September 17, 1866, in Granville, Ohio, at the age of 37. William McClane died in Benkelman, Nebraska, August 9, 1887, at the age of 59.