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Lemuel Hurlbut
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1785
Winchester
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1856
Winchester
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA

Hurlbut, Lemuel, died Feb. 19, 1856, age 70 yrs.

LEMUEL HURLBUT, youngest child of Captain Samuel, was endowed with a hardy constitution, a manly person, pleasing address and a sanguine temperament. His Perceptive faculties predominated over his intellectual, and his tastes ran to fine animals and highly cultivated lands. Though a large trader, he was rarely seen at the desk or behind the counter. His department of the business of the brother, S.& L. Hurlbut, was to receive and market the cheese, of which they were extensive purchasers, and to cultivate and improve their lands. For more than thirty years he spent his winters at Baltimore in the sale of cheese which had during the fall been purchased from the dairy farmers of this region. His summers were occupied in superintending his farming operations and in raising and improving domestic animals for which he had a passionate fondness. His horses, sheep, and oxen were unsurpassed in excellence and beauty. About 1820, he introduced upon his farm the pure Devon breed of cattle, the first of this beautiful and serviceable stock brought in the state. From his herd the breed has been largely diffused through the Northern and Western States. The unrivaled strings of pure red working oxen that grace the agricultural fairs of this county, attest to valuable service he performed for the agricultural interest of this region; while the ample profits realized attest his sagacity and thrift.
During a period of seventy years from his birth, Mr. Hurlbut has never been visited with sickness requiring the attendance of a doctor. In the fall of 1855, he came home from the Massachusetts State Fair, suffering from a severe cold contracted during his absence, and aggravated by imprudent exposure. After confinement to his bed for one hundred days, his strong frame yielded to decay, and he expired February 19, 1856, at the age of seventy and a half years. He made a profession of religion, and united with the Congregational Church May 1, 1853. He married Ann H. Phelps, of Norfolk; she died July 18, 1867, aged 76
Annals Family Records Winchester pg 100

911) Lemuel Hurlbut, (Samuel, Amos, Thomas, Stephen, Thomas) was born in Winchester, Connecticut, 20 September 1785, married in Norfolk, Connecticut, 1809, Ann H. Phelps. He was a merchant in business with his brother Samuel, at Winchester Center, Connecticut. Besides merchandise, he was also engaged in agriculture and stock rasing in which he became eminent. He died in Winchester, Connecticut, 19 February 1856. (In the Winsted Herald of 14 June 1856, appears an extended memoir of this gentleman.)
The Hurlbut Genealogy, By Henry H. Hurlbut,
Published: Joel, Munsell's Sons, Publishers, 1888, page 217

 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Hurlbut (1746 - 1831)
  Rebecca Beach Hurlbut (1745 - 1829)
 
 Spouse:
  Ann H Phelps Hurlbut (1791 - 1867)
 
 Children:
  Caroline Hurlbut Rutherford (1811 - 1888)*
  Elizabeth Ann Hurlbut Cockey (1813 - 1881)*
  Lemuel Hurlbut (1816 - 1864)*
  Samuel Hurlbut (1818 - 1888)*
 
 Siblings:
  Leonard Hurlbut (1771 - 1851)*
  Margaret Hurlbut McAlpine (1773 - 1845)*
  Samuel Hurlbut (1775 - 1776)*
  Lucy Hurlbut Hall (1777 - 1825)*
  Rebecca Hurlbut Church (1779 - 1872)*
  Samuel Hurlbut (1783 - 1857)*
  Lemuel Hurlbut (1785 - 1856)
  Silas Hurlbut (1789 - 1794)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hurlbut Cemetery
Winchester Center
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Feb 26, 2012
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Lemuel Hurlbut
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