|Birth: ||Sep. 27, 1790|
New York, USA
Some sources say, born: Sep. 27, 1789
others say, born Sep. 27, 1790
Died Little Rock Twp., Kendall Co., IL.
IMPORTANT: Brewer Hubbell was originally interred in "Hubbell Cemetery", west of Little Rock, Little Rock Twp., Kendall Co., IL. His grave was relocated to the nearby, "Fowler Grove Cemetery", in Big Rock (Kane Co., IL.).
c.f. [link]: (relocated gravesite)
SOURCE: F.A.G. member #46595493
"Bully Acre" - One of the most turbulent claim fights was that on Section 6 in the northwest corner of this county. The old Chicago & Dixon stage road runs slightly southwesterly through Section 6. Brewer Hubbell claimed a tract on the south side of the road, and James Hummell claimed on the opposite and north side. This road running diagonally left a small piece on the south side belonging to Hummell and a corresponding piece on the north side belonging to Hubbell, and of course, they wanted to trade, but could not agree on terms. After many scraps had taken place, the contending parties were as far from compromise as ever. Mr Hubbell not seeing his way toward executing a deed. Finally the neighbors became interested, and a public meeting was called, on "Bully Acre" as it was then called, to try to settle this dispute. Banker Johnson then a prominent man in that section, was chosen chairman of the meeting and nearly 150 men and boys were present. It was a promiscuous crowd of orderly well meaning men, but there were of course a few among them who enjoyed a lively scrap. The subject under discussion was how to obtain a peaceful solution and prevent trouble thereafter, there were some who were evidently spoiling for a fight. Soon, a squad of them led-off and started for Mr Hubbell's house standing only a few feet from the road-side, leaped a low fence in front of the house, when they were confronted with the man himself, with a brace of flintlock pistols at present arms. Hubbell commanded them. "Get your own side the fence", and they very promptly obeyed. The sight of the old grizzly pioneer took all the fight out of this volunteer squad. Meanwhile the pioneers had resolved to notify the protesting contestant in writing that he was expected to execute and deliver a deed for the acre of land Mr Hubbell at last complied, and that ended the fight for Bully Acre.
SOURCE: Historical Encyclopedia & History of Illinois of Kendall County, by Bateman & Selby 1914, page. 652.
No headstone present.
Note: Grave moved to Fowler Cemetery, Kane Co., IL.
Created by: Robert Kuhmann
Record added: Sep 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76242598
In memory of Brewer Hubbell, who brought his family from New York State to Little Rock Village in Kendall County, Illinois, in 1834. They became one of the earliest families to settle in the area.|
Added: Dec. 30, 2015