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Hutton - Jacob W.

Source: Portrait & Biographical Record of Montgomery Parke & Fountain Counties, Indiana.  Indianapolis: Chapman Brothers, 1893 p 629.

Jacob W. HUTTON, the subject of this sketch, resides in Union Township, Montgomery County, this state and is the son of the late William Hutton, who was born in Rockbridge County, VA, within about 14 miles of the Natural Bridge.  William Hutton was a farmer boy, who went to school in his native place and married Miss Mary Cunningham, who was also reared and educated there. After marriage Mr. Hutton engaged in farming, but had the misfortune to lose his farm, having gone security on notes for his friends.  In 1831 he went to Greene County, Ohio and settled five miles from Xenia, where he rented a farm and lived for three years.  His means were small then, he having had only $400 when he reached Greene County and after living there for three years he decided to go farther West, so traveled on and landed in Crawfordsville, where he had rented a farm and sawmill.  At this place William and his eldest sons went to work, but the former did not live long enough to enjoy the prosperity that came to the family later. When he first came here he and his wife bought 80 acres of land that adjoined the land that he purchased afterward.  He reached this plac ein October, 1834 and he died in September 1837. After his death Mrs. Hutton and the boys built a house upon the land that had been bought, but in the fall of 1845 Mrs. Hutton answered the dread summons and passed away. Both she and her husband had been members of the Presbyterian Church.  William Hutton was one of the soldiers of the Government in the Insurgents' Rebelling in South Carolina.  Six sons and one daughter were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hutton as follows: James R, whose life was spent entirely in Virginia; William who some 10 years ago lived on the old home place; Alexander P, who died in 1844, a young man; our subject, Samuel M, who lives on the Darlington Road in Union Township, this county; and is a farmer; George W, who is a farmer of union Twp; and Martha Jane, who married James Low, and died a year after marriage.

Our subject was born Dec 8, 1818, in Rockbridge County, VA and was about 13 years old when his father went to Ohio and about 16 when he came into Indiana. He received but little education, not from any fault of his own, but because there was so much work to do and school only in the winter.  He remained with his mother until his marriage in 1844 to Miss Liddy Clark, who was the daughter of Hiram and ELizabeth Clark, who were farmers of this county and early settlers.  After his marriage he and his brother samuel bought the sawmill that his father had rented and which his two elder brothesr had bought and run.  These brothers ran the mill for about two years and then Samuel sold his interest to Jacob, who continued in the business until 1855 and then moved his family to Crawfordsville.  later he took a trip to Kansas and Missouri with a view to locating but came back, having seen nothing more to his taste than his own home.  Our subject bought a place 4 1/2 miles north of Crawfordsville on the Darlington Road, consisting of 170 acres and our subject moved his family to this land in October 1856 and lived there until 1865 when he moved into the town and rented property for 3 years.  Having sold the farm, Mr. Hutton now bought a place just outside of the city, where he now lives.  He had bought his farm for $36 an acre and sold it for $82.50.  he has a farm of 156 acres wher ehe now lives, and had more but sold some to the railroad.  His family consists of John C, who is the present County Treasurer; Harmon a telegraph operation at the Western Union office at this place; Laura E, who married Francis Clement and wh olives on the farm of Mr. Hutton ; and Milton and Henry, who are in Aberdeen, wash. The children who have passed were Martha Jane; Edward and Fanny, who died at age 13. Our subject is a Democrat of the strongest type and cast a vote for Van Buren.

Source: 1878 Montgomery County, Indiana Atlas p 54

HUTTON, Jacob W, PO Crawfordsville
Sec 32, son of William and Mary Hutton
was b. in Rockbridge Co Va
Dec 8, 1818. Settled Union Twp Sec 28. Marr. Lydia CLARK July 16, 1845. CHildren
John C
Harmon A
Edward I
Elizabeth L
Henry M.

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