Daniel Brown Hibbard Sr.

Daniel Brown Hibbard Sr.

Phelps, Ontario County, New York, USA
Death 24 Sep 1890 (aged 72)
Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, USA
Burial Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, USA
Plot Blk 6 Range 2 Lot 6 (owner Daniel Hibbard)
Memorial ID 23542176 · View Source
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Son of William & Penelope (Holmes) Hibbard. William HIBBARD and Penelope HOLMES were married on September 7, 1816. Children were: Jane HIBBARD, Daniel Brown HIBBARD, Samuel Knapp HIBBARD.

1860 MI Census Jackson Co Jackson
Jane Darah 41
Catharine Keeler 17
John Cannon 26
Harrison Barnum 18
John Skinner 26
Daniel Hibbard 14
Daniel Hibbard 42
Esther Hibbard 41
Mary Hibbard 19
Libbie Hibbard 18
William Hibbard 16

Hon. D. B. Hibbard died at 1:30 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, Sept. , 1890. He had been far from strong all summer but went east two weeks before to attend the races in Boston, and while there took cold. He came home Monday Sept. , and the next day Dr. J. T. Main was called to see him and found him suffering from collapse, such as usually accompanies some grades of typhoid fever. At no time did the physician entertain more than a grain of hope of his recovery.

Mr. Hibbard was born in Phelps, N. Y., Aug. , 1818 and had just passed his seventy-second birthday. His father died when he was but four years old arid after reaching the age of twelve he left school and for the next six years earned his living by various occupations. He came to Jackson, June 1, 1836, with three dollars as his total cash assets for starting life in a new country. But he was accustomed to hard work and was not at all discouraged, and soon secured a job of driving stage at fourteen dollars a month. Later he entered the employ of Paul B. Ring and drove stage to Adrian. His fortunes mended and in time he became owner of several lines. In company with the late Morris Knapp he started a line of daily stages to Lansing and drove the first stage and carried the first mail to that point after it was selected as the state capital. He was interested in lines running to Grand Rapids, Detroit, Adrian, Hillsdale, Chicago and other places. These were continued until the railroads supplanted them. He brought the first steel spring iron axle buggy to Jackson, established the first livery stable and by his means and under his supervision the Hibbard house was built. He was also largely interested in erecting the first electric light plant in the city, and built the opera house that bears his name. He also organized the Hibbard Rheumatic Syrup company, recently removed to Detroit. He early took an active interest ' in the breeding of fine horses, and to him is due much of the credit which this county and section have gained in this direction. He was also an extensive owner of real estate, both in the city and throughout the State. He was also a stockholder in the People's National bank. Politically he was a staunch democrat and took an active part in the battles of his party. He was not an office seeker, but in 1865 was elected mayor of Jackson and served one year. Personally he was a man of plain unassuming manners, warmly attached to his friends, never uncertain in his convictions of right and wrong and never lacking the courage to stand by them. Though somewhat irascible at times, his impulses were entirely kindly and his warm heart led him to perform many acts of charity in a way that the world did not know of. By most of his acquaintances he was known as "Uncle Dan."

In 1840 he was married to Esther Darrah, who survives him, as do four children, viz.: William, of Little Rock, Ark., Daniel B., Mrs. E. R. Smith and Mrs. Elizabeth Burrell.

Name: Daniel B. Hibbard
Death Date: 24 Sep 1890
Death Place: Jackson, Jackson, Michigan
Gender: Male
Death Age: 72 years 1 month 13 days
Estimated Birth Date: 1818
Birthplace: New York
Marital Status: Married
Father's Name: William Hibbard
Mother's Name: Penelope Hibbard
Occupation: Real Estate Dealer
Film Number: 2363637
Digital Folder Number: 4209081
Image Number: 966
Reference Number: p 3 rn 49
Collection: Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Brown Hibbard Sr. (Aug 1818–24 Sep 1890), Find a Grave Memorial no. 23542176, citing Mount Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Deb Hayes-Wolfe (contributor 46811474) .