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Richard Hubbell

Birth
Death 27 Jun 1787 (aged 90)
Burial Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 13964591 · View Source
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in the 93d year of his age

[son of Richard 2nd and 2nd wife Hannah (Swillaway) Hubbell.
married:Dec. 9 1725 Penelope Fairweather (Feb 24 1706 - Aug. 29 1791) d/o Benjamin and Sarah (Sherwood) Fairweather.
Richard and Penelope had ten children:
Benjamin b. 1726
Hezekiah b. 1728
Christopher b. 1729
Penelope b. 1732
Grizzel b. 1734
Walter 1736
Richard b. 1742
Amos b. 1746
Christian b. 1740

"He was a merchant engaged in trade with the West Indies for many years. From 1783 until his death (1787) he was in business with his son, under the name of Richard Hubbell and son. They were chiefly in the West Indies trade, including coastwise trade with Boston: their place of business was in Newfield, (now included in the city of Bridgeport, Conn.
Toward the close of the Revolutionary War their business was confined to a coasting trade between Newfield and Boston and they were enabled to render efficient aid to General Washington and their country by placing at the disposal of Washington one of their sloops for an expedition to surprise and capture an English Brig of War then at anchor in Long Island Sound off Newfield.
General Washington then at or near the village of Black Rock detailed to Colonel Talmadge twenty-five men to embark on the sloop at Newfield that had been tendered by Richard and son, for the expedition.
Captain Amos Hubbell was in command of the sloop, being one of the owners of the vessel, he steered her himself and under cover of darkness, placed her along side of the English Brig. Then in a few moments Colonel Talmadge and his men boarded the enemy and were soon in possession of their prize, they took the captured vessel and crew into Black Rock Harbor and surrendered them to General Washington."
Source: "History & Genealogy of the Hubbull Family" -per hrauhofer@comcast.net]


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Inscription

Deacon, [date broken off - Hale Index 1934]
Rev. War


  • Created by: Jan Franco
  • Added: 15 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13964591
  • Hunter G. Rauhofer
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Hubbell (20 Oct 1696–27 Jun 1787), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13964591, citing Old Stratfield Cemetery, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Jan Franco (contributor 46625834) .