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Transcribed biography of David Hurlburt

DAVID HURLBURT was born in Athens County, Ohio, March 4, 1816, and is the eight of the nine children of Reuben and Rachel (Johnson) Hurlburt, the former a native of New Jersey, and the latter of Pennsylvania. His parents moved to what is no Porter County in 1834; both died in Porter Township. David Hurlburt was seventeen years of age when he settled in the wilderness, and his opportunities for schooling were the very worst. In 1851, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Spafford, a native of Wayne County, Ohio, and daughter of Chester and Margaret Spafford. This union was fruitful by three children - Chester, Edith A. and Ruth S. Mr. Hurlburt continued farming in Porter Township, where he owned 160, and to which he added forty-five acres; this he sold and purchased eighty acres, to which he added by degrees until it embraces 320 acres. He came to his present farm in 1872, and before giving his children portions, he possessed 700 acres; he also has thirty head of cattle, 100 hogs and twenty-five milch cows, and will average 200 tons of hay per year. Mrs. Hurlburt is a member of the Christian Church.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 321-322

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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