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Hutson - George

Source: Portrait & Biographical Record of Montgomery, Parke & Fountain counties, Indiana.  Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1893, pp428-429

GEORGE W. HUTSON. Prominent among the farmers of Howard Township, Parke County, is the subject of this biographical sketch. He resides on Section 20, where he is engaged in agricultural pursuits to a great extent. A native of Mercer County, Ky., he was born March 30, 1844, to William Hutson, a native of Virginia, who came to Kentucky and settled in Mercer County, where he died when our subject was nine years old. His wife's name, before marriage, was Mary Wiggon. She was also a native of Kentucky, and the result of her marriage was the birth of five children, four of whom are living. They are William, a farmer of Howard Township, this county; Green, a prominent agriculturist of Allen County, Kans.; John P., who runs a farm in Howard Township, and George, our subject. Thomas, another of the children of this family, died at the age of thirty years. The mother of our subject is still living and makes her home in Howard Township. After the death of her husband she migrated to Indiana in 1854 and located first in Washington Township, where she lived for two years, then removing to this township.

George W. Hutson has spent almost his entire lifetime in this county, and at the age of twenty-two years married a Miss Jane Blacketer, who is the daughter of Samuel Blacketer, a farmer of Union Township. Mrs. Hutson was born and reared in Union Township, where she received a common school education. After his marriage Mr. Hutson located in this township, where he followed farming for a time and soon after moved to Fountain County, locating in Jackson Township, where he lived for two years. At that period he removed to Howard Township, where he lived for six years, and then resided in Union Township for six years. Subsequently he located permanently on the farm which he now occupies, where he has worked faithfully and energetically to earn a livelihood for himself, wife, and a large family of children, who are as follows: Harvey, deceased, William, who married Ida Lawson, and now resides in Parke County on the Wabash river; John W., who is farming in this township; Mary, wife of John Kelley of Fountain County; Arty, Middy and Perry, who are all at home, and Cecile.

Mr. Hutson owns eighty acres of land where he lives, about one-half of which is improved and in a fair state of cultivation. Politically, he is a strong Democrat, and at the present time holds the office of Assessor of his township, to which position he has been elected for four successive terms. Socially, he has been a member of the Farmers' Mutual Benefit Association. Mr. Hutson is an honest man, noted for his many worthy traits of character, which have made him a popular and respected citizen of this township and county.
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