E. Hubbard is a native of Middlesex county, Connecticut, and was born April 7, 1818. His parents, Job and Hannah Hubbard, were both natives of Connecticut. He was educated in the common schools of his native State. In the fall of 1839 he left the Nutmeg State for the West in the interest of a book firm, but soon abandoned that and engaged in selling the Seth Thomas clocks, which business he was engaged in for sixteen years.
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He came to this county in the fall of 1834, and was engaged in selling clocks and farming until 1852, then he moved to Harrison county, this State, and was elected to the legislature five months afterward. He represented that district in the General Assembly in 1853 and 1854, and was engaged in farming in that county until the breaking out of the war, when he espoused the cause of his country, raised a force of men for home protection, and after recruiting about five hundred men marched them to Chillicothe, then to St. Louis, where they were mustered into the United States service, in August, 1861, and known through the war as “Merrill’s Horse.” He was elected first lieutenant of Company F, Second Regiment Missouri Cavalry, the regiment he had recruited in 1863, and served his country four years and two months. After his discharge he returned home and engaged in farming until 1868, when he moved back to this county. In August, 1870, he began the erection of the Jameson House, and in September of that year opened it, and has since carried on the business. He represented his district in the legislature in 1878.
Mr. Hubbard was united in marriage, July 7, 1844, to Miss Elizabeth Brown, who was born Febrnary 7, 1823. By this union they have four children namely, Jane, born May 17, 1845; Sarah, born February 7, 1847; .Ellen, born November 6, 1849; and Henry B., born January 1, 1851.