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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Surname: Hubbard

The Hubbard surname comes to me via Rosmer P. Kerr. His ?th great-grandfather was:
  • Thomas Hubbard who, it is said, died 26 May 1555 in Essex, England, burned at the stake for refusing to recant his Protestantism. He is said to have been my ?th great-grandfather.
  • _____________ Apparently there's a missing ancestor who belongs in this slot. If Thomas (above) is a correct ancestor, as many sources claim, he could not have fathered a son in 1584, twenty-nine years after his death!
  • James Hubbard, born about 1584 in Mendelsham, Suffolk County, England. He married Naomi Cocke. James and Naomi were my tenth great-grandparents.
  • Samuel Hubbard, born 10 May 1610 in Mendelsham, Suffolk County, England. He married Tacy Cooper in Windsor, Connecticut on 4 January 1636. Samuel and Tacy were my ninth great-grandparents.
  • Ruth Hubbard, born 11 January 1640 in Agawam (Springfield), Massachusetts. She married Robert Burdick on 2 November 1655 at Newport, Rhode Island. She died in Westerly, Rhode Island in 1691. Ruth and Robert Hubbard were my eighth great-grandparents.
Cutter, William Richard. New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial; A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation. New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co, 1913. From p. 460-461:
[Samuel Hubbard] was born in Mendelsham, county Suffolk, England, in 1610, son of James and Naomi (Cocke) Hubbard. James Hubbard's father was declared by Samuel Hubbard to be the Thomas Hubbard* mentioned in Fox's "Book of Martyrs". Naomi Cocke was a daughter of Thomas Cocke, of Ipswich, England. In 1675 Samuel Hubbard wrote in his diary: "I have a Testament of my grandfather Cocke's, printed in 1549, which he hid in his bed-straw, lest it should be found and burned in Queen Mary's days." This Testament was given by Samuel Hubbard to his granddaughter, Naomi Burdick, who married Jonathan Rogers, and it is said that this Testament is now in the library of Alfred University, and known as the Rogers Bible. Samuel Hubbard came from England to Salem, Massachusetts, in October, 1633, and was in Watertown the next year. He was admitted a freeman, March 4, 1634, and joined the church about the same time. He removed to Windsor, where he married, January 4, 1636, Tacy Cooper. Hubbard removed to Springfield, May 10, 1639, and was one of the founders of the church and became a prominent citizen. He and his wife became Baptists and being threatened with imprisonment for their views while at Fairfield, Connecticut, they removed, October 2, 1648, to Rhode Island, arriving October 12, as recorded in Samuel's diary. He joined the Baptist church in Newport, November 3, 1648. Ruth Hubbard was "the first child on record at Springfield." Children of Robert and Ruth (Hubhard) Burdick: Robert, married Dorcas Lewis; Hubbard, married Hannah Maxson; Thomas; Naomi, married Jonathan Rogers; Ruth, married John Phillips; Benjamin, married and had eight children; Samuel, married Mary Bliven; Tacy, married Joseph Maxson; Deborah, married Joseph Crandall.
*The story of Thomas Higbed is told in Foxe's Book of Martyrs. This Thomas Higbed is said to be Thomas Hubbard, Samuel Hubbard's ancestor. See p. 652-653.

Click on The Martyrdom of Thomas Causton and Thomas Higbed to download a PDF of the two pages mentioned above from The Vertical File.

See also Hubbard Surname Origin.

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Our Family in Books: A Bibliography

  • My Ancestors in Books (a library of resources and notes pertaining to Reverend Samuel Stone, Major General Robert Sedgwick, Elder John Crandall, and other early Americans in the forest where my family tree was grown)
  • The Zahnisers: A History of the Family in America by Kate M. Zahniser and Charles Reed Zahniser (Mercer, Pa. 1906)
  • History of St. James Lutheran Church [full title: A little of this and a little of that in the 141 year (1861-2002) History of St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds Indiana] by Harold B. Dodge, published at Reynolds, Indiana, 2002; 170 pages.
  • Lisbon, North Dakota 1880-2005 Quasuicentennial, published at Lisbon, North Dakota in 2005; 391 pages.
  • The Paschen and Redd Families of Cass County, Indiana by Alfred Paschen, c. 2005 (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD); 322 pages.
  • Sheldon Community History: Sheldon Centennial 1881-1981, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 1981; 376 pages.
  • Sheldon, North Dakota 1881-2006 - 125th Anniversary: The Queen of the Prairie, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 2006; 498 pages.
  • A Standard History of White County, Indiana, written under the supervision of W.H. Hamelle, c. 1915 (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York).
  • The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut by Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson, c. 1987 (Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT); 206 pages.
  • "Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants" by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949; 797 pages.
  • "The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island." Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B.: H & L Creations, LLC.

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