|Birth: ||Sep. 26, 1845|
|Death: ||Jun., 1941|
Joseph Taggart Hubbell,
Private, Co. D, 139th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
(9/26/1845 - 6/?/1941)
Fayette County's Last Civil War Veteran Taken by Death
From the Richmond (IN) Palladium, June 13, 1941, p. 1, c. 2-3
CONNERSVILLE, Ind. - Joseph Taggart Hubbell, 96 years old, the last surviving Civil war veteran in Fayette county, died early Thursday morning at his home in Everton. Death followed an illness of but a few days.
He was born in Mount Carmel, Ind., Sept. 26, 1845, and came to Everton with his parents, Joel and Harriett Norton Hubbell, when a small child. He was the last survivor of a family of seven children.
When 18 years old he enlisted in the Union army and served six months the last year of the war in the service of Company D, 139th Indiana infantry. Mr. Hubbell enlisted in the schoolhouse in which he received his formal education, the building having also been used as a recruiting station.
In 1938, accompanied by his nephew, William Moore, rural mail carrier in Fayette county, he attended a reunion of Civil war veterans at Gettysburg, Pa.
Following his discharge from the army Mr. Hubbell returned to Everton where he worked as a blacksmith until an injury forced his retirement in 1918. He was a charter member of the Odd Fellows lodge, organized in Everton in 1870, and attended meetings regularly until the lodge was moved to Connersville.
He was twice married, his first wife being Jenny Moore, who died many years ago. His second wife, formerly Mary Miller of Shelbyville, died in 1934.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Scott, with whom he lived.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (c.s.t.) Sunday, at the Everton Methodist church in charge of Rev. U. V. Faris. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Friends may call at the Moster Funeral home in Rushville Friday and at the residence in Everton beginning Saturday.
Mary Jane Moore Hubbell (1842 - 1917)*
Gertrude Hubbell Scott (1868 - 1944)*
(s/o Henry "Harry" Hubbell and Elizabeth Titus)
born February 23, 1811
died March 6, 1874
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Created by: Bev
Record added: Jan 08, 2012
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