Saturday, March 17, 2018

Hubbards in Vermont

THOMAS HUBBARD - We can find the name listed in genealogy records as Hobart, Hubbard and Hubbarde.  For my DAR membership, it was Stephen Hubbard that took me there because that was the ancestor whose life I could document from mine through my mother's family tree and her father, Jay Kimball Hubbard.  Thomas Hubbard was SEVEN generations before Stephen Hubbard.  For me, learning there is a town named for our ancestors was fascinating. 

Hubbardton is a town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States. The town was named for Thomas Hubbard, a landholder.[3] The population was 706 at the 2010 census.[4]
Hubbardton, Vermont
Sign on Route 144 in Hubbardton
Sign on Route 144 in Hubbardton
Hubbardton, Vermont
Hubbardton, Vermont
Coordinates: 43°43′23″N 73°11′15″W
CountryUnited States
 • Total28.9 sq mi (74.7 km2)
 • Land27.5 sq mi (71.3 km2)
 • Water1.3 sq mi (3.5 km2)
Elevation463 ft (141 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total706
 • Density24/sq mi (9.5/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codeUses 05735 (Castleton) and 05743 (Fair Haven)
Area code(s)802
FIPS code50-34450[1]
GNIS feature ID1462120[2]
The town was the site of the Battle of Hubbardton, where British forces attacked Americans during the Saratoga Campaign of 1777.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

HUBBARD Family in The Netherlands

Recently, I met a woman at one of my book reading events who lives part of the year in The Netherlands.  Knowing I had a passion for genealogy, we began discussing Holland and my Hubbard relatives.  I explained that I was a member of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) through Stephen Hubbard  who was born in 1756 and died in 1828.  Stephen Hubbard was my 7th great grandfather through my mother's paternal family tree.  (Me, Neyda Hubbard, Jay Kimball Hubbard, Amenzo Jay Hubbard, Isaac Jabez Hubbard, Isaac Hubbard and then Stephen Hubbard).  The family history implied that grandpa Jay Kimball Hubbard was "Holland Dutch" but the research I have found lead me only back to Connecticut, where a George Hobart arrived from Glastonbury, England.

The book, "Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe 1607-1657 listed two men named George Hobart.  One arrived in 1633 and one arrived in 1639.  Since it has now been proven that the name, Hubbard, is an Americanized version of a (possibly) Dutch name, I have extended my research to include Hubbard, Hubbarde, Hubert and Hobart.  

My new friend suddenly became animated by telling me her friend might help find the family name in The Netherlands.  I was touched by her thoughtfulness and realized again how small this world really is.  And of course, wouldn't it be an amazing find to nail down where my ancestors came from in Europe?  It is common genealogical knowledge that many Europeans fled their countries headed to England because that is where most of the immigrant ships loaded their passengers for a sailing to America.  So, we know just because their ship left England, doesn't necessarily mean they were English.  Waiting with baited breath....again.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ervin Lyle Chubb and Harriett "Hattie" Ann Chubb

I am happy to share some more photos of Ervin and Hattie Chubb.  I believe I am named after my great grandmother, Hattie Ann, and remember only snippets about her.  One of my favorite memories reminds me of lemon drops.  They are hard candies shuffled through sugar and when I was a good little girl, Grandma Chubb would reach onto the cupboard for the glass covered dish, watching me all the time.  She would slowly lift the lid and let me peer inside.  "One," she'd say and my hand slipped in and out of that jar as quick as butterfly's wings.  She was old when I remember her, of course, so this picture gave me great pleasure when I found it (courtesy of April Betts on

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Jay Kimball Hubbard - From Wisconsin to California

Jay Kimball Hubbard worked on the railroad and he asked his sweetheart, Ella Myrtle Chubb, to marry him through Morse code. What a story!  She said yes in 1907 and they married in Portland, Oregon.  In those days, it was terrible if one showed one's ankle, so family folklore tells us that Myrtle tore up her wedding photo because her ankle showed in the photograph.  Needless to say, if she saw some of the wedding photos in this day and age, she would faint.

He was a gentle man who loved music, animals and building projects.  When his youngest daughter, Neyda was a young child, he built her a playhouse with electricity, window...the works!

When Jay Kimball HUBBARD was born on September 20, 1877, in Alderly*, Ashippin, Dodge County, Wisconsin, his father, Amenzo Jabez Hubbard, was 27 and his mother, Delinda Ophelia Greene, was 22. He married Ella Myrtle CHUBB on June 5, 1907, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.  He worked for the railroad most of his life.  They had five children in 21 years. He died on March 8, 1955, in Woodland, California, at the age of 77.  He had one brother, James Arthur.

Alderley is an unincorporated community located in the Town of Ashippun, Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States

Sunday, August 16, 2015

GLODE DUGAR CHUBB from Poultney, Vermont

Those tiny green leaves that pop up on the site give me goose bumps because I know it usually means they've done some work for me!  Yesterday, I was pleased to see some information on the family of GLODE DUGAR CHUBB.  

He is a colorful ancestor and one who made a big mark in history, on society and in his community. When I first learned how diligent he and his wife worked to help slaves by hiding them and helping them move farther north to freedom, I swelled with pride.  I learned that he and his wife, PAMELA PATTISON CHUBB, hid runaway slaves in their home in what we know as the "Underground Railroad."  Glode Dugar Chubb's son was James Dillon Chubb, my great, great grandfather. 

The green leaves led me to CHUBB memorials and I will post them on this blog one at a time.

Monday, August 3, 2015

James Arthur Hubbard ~ Missing and almost found

JAMES ARTHUR HUBBARD was the brother of Jay Kimball Hubbard.  Family folklore tells us he was either shanghaied or just left for work one day and never came back to his family.  It surprised me that nobody knew this story.   Were the brothers estranged?  Did they have an argument and walked away and the family lost him?  Was there any Hubbard family member who kept in touch with him? Unfortunately, the only person who might have had the answer to any of these questions was Ella Myrtle Chubb Hubbard, the wife of Jay Kimball Hubbard, and she died in 1971 and took the answers with her.

Curiosity blended with pure nosiness led me to find some of the answers as I stumbled through the family history with blinders on.  One day, a woman contacted me in response to seeing my family tree on  She was the granddaughter of Thomas Schmuck in Washington state.  It appears that he married James Arthur Hubbard's "widow."  She did not have a photo of the woman, but she did give me the gravestone photos.

Then, I was off and running.  I found MARIE PEARL BENNETT Hubbard, her children and a bit of her history.  In future posts, I will flesh her in and we may eventually find where James Arthur went...died, from what disaster?  Illness?  Accident?  And where was he buried?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


I am a genealogy addict.  
Once I started looking for family trees, I began climbing them.  Sprouting in a hundred different directions has led me to find cousins I never knew existed.  The Hubbard line is through my mother, Neyda Mae Hubbard.  The beautiful lady in this photograph was her mother, Ella Myrtle Chubb.  She married Jay Kimball Hubbard in 1910 in Portland, Oregon where he worked on the railroad. The story before and after will eventually fill these pages...

 My cousin, Tess Bradford Haydon began the Hubbard and Chubb journey about ten years ago and has amassed a huge depository of information.  To add narrative and follow her path, I have created this blog to give mother a better picture of her family.  Neyda (my mother) is the only living Hubbard from that generation and she is thrilled to learn more about her family.  Tess has created fabulous family history albums and has shared with the family so everyone can be part of the journey.  

I am in limbo at this time because I also write books, and I want to pull the family history posts from my website to bring it all into focus.  My timeline plan will include everything in my files from then to now before the end of 2015 rolls around.  Stay tuned.