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Hutton - Samuel

Source: H. W. Beckwith History (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881

Samuel M. Hutton, farmer, Crawfordsville, was born near Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, October 23, 1821. At an early age he moved with his parents to Green County, Ohio, and lived there three years, and in 1836 settled on Sec. 28 in Union township. They came in a four-horse wagon, over muddy roads, rough hills, and through the woody wilderness, being twenty-one days on the road. His father's name was William, and he was born in 1777, and died in 1837.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a Jackson democrat, and was in the War of 1812. His mother's name was Mary. She was born in 1790, and died in 1846. Mr. Hutton's grandfather, William Hutton, was in the revolutionary war.

Mr. Hutton having always lived on the farm, had such limited advantages of education as could be obtained from the old log schoolhouse, with its antiquated schoolmaster. He began farming for himself when twenty-one years old, with very little means, but now has a good farm of 202 1/2 acres of good land, and is a successful and enterprising farmer. He was County commissioner three years, is an elder in the Christian Church, and in politics is an enthusiastic republican, although he was raised a democrat. When he came to this County the people did all their marketing at La Fayette.

Mr. Hutton took two shares in the New Albany railroad, and paid for them in ties hewn from his own timber. He was married February 9, 1843, to Miss Mary Ann Harland, who was born in 1825. They have seven children, James G., Alexander P., John M., Mary M., Emily J., Martha F. and George W. Mr. Hutton has a nice residence, and has lived on his present place twenty years, and is a respected and valued citizen.

Source: 1878 Montgomery County, Indiana Atlas p 54

HUTTON, Samuel M, PO Crawfordsville
Farmer, Sec 15, son of William and Mary Hutton, b. Rockbridge Co Va. Oct 23, 1821. Settled with parents on Sec 28, Union Twp Nov 9, 1834. Marr. Marian HARLAND Feb 9, 1843. Children: James G
Alexander P
John M
Mary M (now Mrs. James RECORDS)
Emily J
Martha F
George W. Mr. H. filled the office of Co. Commissioner for 3 years.

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Saturday, 29 August 1874
The nominee for county commissioner is about fifty two years old and has been a resident of the county for full forty years. He commenced about twenty years ago on a capital of $300. With this and about $1,500 of borrowed money, he bought a farm which he has since disposed of for his present home of one hundred and twenty two acres, four miles northeast of the city, which he values at $100 an acre.
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