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Richard B. HUBBARD, Sr. was born in 1802 at NC. He married Serena CARTER, daughter of Milton and Sarah CARTER.

Richard B. Hubbard, Sr., and Serena Carter had only one son:

Richard B. Hubbard, Sr., died on 11 Oct 1864. He was buried in the Hubbard Cemetery, Smith Co, Texas. A historical marker has been placed in the cemetery in memory of this family. The cemetery has been restored by the Hide-Away-Lake Men's Garden Club.

Governor Richard Bennett HUBBARD, Jr.

Richard Bennett HUBBARD, Jr. was born on 1 Nov 1832 at Walton Co, GA. He married Eliza HUDSON, daughter of Dr. Cuthbert Gilbert HUDSON and Pheribe Wood ALFORD, on 1 Dec 1858 at Smith Co, Texas. Pictures

Children of Richard Bennett Hubbard Jr and Eliza Hudson were as follows:

Eliza died 3 January 1868. She is buried in the Hubbard Cemetery.

Richard Bennett Hubbard, Jr., married Janie ROBERTS, daughter of Colonel Willis ROBERTS and Elizabeth, on 2 Nov 1869, Smith Co, Texas.

Children of Richard Bennett Hubbard Jr and Janie Roberts were as follows:

Several biographies are online describing the life of Governor Richard Bennett Hubbard, Jr.

Hubbard Middle School, 1300 Hubbard Drive, Tyler, was named for Governor Hubbard. An historical marker stands at the school in memory of the great orator and statesman.

Hubbard, Col R.B. - 1858 - from the Trinity Advocate

Governor Hubbard died in 1901 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, Texas, where there is an historical marker describing his illustrious life.


Federal Censuses, Smith Co, Texas - Images online in the Smith County TXGenWeb Archives -

Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas, Vol 1, Oakwood and Rose Hill Cemeteries (Tyler, Texas: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1981)

Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas, Vol II, Northwest Quarter (Tyler, Texas: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1983)

June Trop (Lindale News, 1976)

Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas 1846-1899 (Tyler, Texas: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1979)

Smith County Marriage Records, Book II - 1900-1926 (Tyler, Texas: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1999)

Martha Ann Turner, Huntsville. Richard Bennett Hubbard, An American Life in no series (Austin, Texas: Shoal Creek Publisher, 1979).

East Texas Family Records, Fall 1980

Chronicles of Smith Co, Texas, Published by the Smith County Historical Society

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