E. B. Hubbel journals

E. B. Hubbel journals

Dates: 1836-1862

Contains two journals. One journal, written by E. B. Hubbel, during the Mexican American War. The second journal includes a continuation of E. B. Hubbel's writings, some Mexican Treasury records, and the journal of Frank. D. Hubbel during the American Civil War. Materials dated 1836-1862.

  • Extent: 3 folders (0.2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hubbel, E. B. (Eleazer Burr), 1810-1890. -- Hubbel, Francis Dickson, 1841-1862
  • Call Number: MSS 8236
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials in English with some entries in Spanish.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from E. B. Hubbel journals must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8236; E. B. Hubbel journals; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8236, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Caroline Dunn Lasky received the materials from her father, Charles Dunn, who was a descendant of the authors. Lasky donated the materials to the library in 2013.
Acquisition Information
Donated: Caroline Dunn Lasky; 2013.
Subject Terms
Politics, Government, and Law; Military; Diaries; Mexican War, 1846-1848; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Hubbel, E. B. (Eleazer Burr), 1810-1890; Hubbel, Francis Dickson, 1841-1862
Processing Information
Processed; Brittany Bishaw, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2014.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Hubbel (E. B.) journals
Finding Aid Author
Brittany Bishaw
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-12-03 16:10:48 -0700.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

E. B. Hubbel (1810-1890) was a carpenter in Illinois, and served in the Mexican War.

Eleazer Burr Hubbel was born on July 19, 1810, in Jericho, Vermont, to parents Eleazer Burr and Ruth Brown Hubbell. He moved to Hillsboro, Illinois, where he resided for the rest of his life, and made his living as a carpenter.

Hubbel was married three times and had seven children:

He married Caroline Parker on May 9, 1837, in Cambridge, Vermont, and together they had one child. Charles Nobel Hubbel was born on May 15, 1839 in Illinois. Caroline died on September 23, 1839, and was buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro, Illinois.

Hubbel then married Eliza C. Gaston on October 1, 1840, in Montgomery County, Illinois, and together they had two children. Francis Dickson Hubbel was born on August 13, 1841; their second child, J. S. Hubbel died on October 1, 1843 at the age of seven months and 20 days. Eliza died on September 23, 1843. She was also buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro, Illinois.

Hubbel then married Sarah Ann Barringer on April 19, 1853, in Montgomery, Illinois, and together they had four children. Cordelia Hubbel was born in about 1854 in Illinois. Another daughter, who was not named on her grave marker, died on December 11, 1856 at the age of six months. Robert S. Hubbel was born in about 1859 in Illinois. Lastly, Mary Ellen Hubbel was born in about 1863 in Illinois. Sarah died on October 5, 1913, in Hillsboro, Illinois.

Hubbel was a veteran of the Mexican War. He was a mounted rifleman in Company H and was stationed in Mexico from about February 1847 to July 1848.

He died on April 21, 1890, in Hillsboro, Illinois, and was buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Biographical History

Francis Dickson Hubbel (1841-1862) was a soldier in the American Civil War.

Francis Dickson Hubbel, or Frank D. Hubbel, was born on August 13, 1841 in Hillsboro, Illinois to parents Eleazer Burr and Eliza C. Gaston Hubbel. Hubbel enlisted as a volunteer in the Illinois infantry on April 16, 1861, and was part of Company H of Regiment 9 of the Illinois Infantry. He spent time as a Corporal and was later made First Sergeant.

Francis was killed at the age of twenty on April 6, 1862 in Tennessee during the Battle of Shiloh. He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro.

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