My wife and I will be making a trip to Habersham, Stephens and Franklin County and other parts of North Georgia later this fall to do Genealogy and Historical Research. We have been researching our HUBBARD / HUBBERT and SMITH Family lines since about 1983 and finally believe we have narrowed it down to the areas of Habersham, Stephens, Franklin,Hart Counties Georgia and Anderson County, South Carolina.
It is believed my first known ancestor Robert A. HUBBARD / HUBBERT born in 1814-15 in the Pendleton are of South Carolina, later lived in or around HABERSHAM County Georgia, and his wife Lucinda SMITH lived in Anderson County, South Carolina. They were married in Anderson County, SC, in 1841 and I have discovered recently their second son Lenard Frnklin HUBBARD / HUBBERT was born in Lavonia in Franklin County around 1845.
We have no record of Robert A. Hubbard or Lucinda Smith's past or exactly were they came from. But with them getting married in Anderson County, SC and it being published in the Pendleton Messenger at the time, they must have been know or been fairly financially stable for the time. Also with a child being born in Lavonia they must have been from the general area in or around Franklin, GA and Anderson, SC.
Robert Hubbard and Lucinda Smith Hubbard later moved to Gordon Co. Georgia. In 1850 he is shown to have three children, Warren age 5, Lenard Franklin age 4, and Caledonia age 3, he had another child Jane latter born. Then in 1860 he is in Cherokee County, Georgia. He is shown to be a Shoemaker by trade.
I believe his father may be either a John or William HUBBARD / HUBBERT. He goes by HUBBERT in 1850 in Cherokee Co, GA and 1880 in Lamar Co. TX. and the rest of the time and the record in the Pendleton Messenger he goes by HUBBARD.
In the 1850 Cherokee County and 1860 Gordon County census there are an older John Hubbard and a younger William Hubbard, and they seem to match the same timeline as my Robert A. HUBBARD / HUBBERT
Robert A. HUBBARD / HUBBERT and Lucinda SMITH’s first son Warren served in the Civil War along with his brother Lenard and father Robert. Warren was listed as a HUBBERT in the Civil War, and he died as a prisoner of war. Lenard was also a prisoner of war and survived on soda crackers and water for a long time.
It was this second son Lenard Franklin Hubbard that survived and later married Mary Bartlett, (she was the daughter of William Blake Bartlett and Catherine Williams) in 1868 in Newton County, Georgia.The HUBBARD / HUBBERT and Bartlett families later came to Etowah Co. Alabama.
Robert’s son Lenard Franklin HUBBARD settled in Etowah County but Robert after the loss of his wife Lucinda SMITH never seemed to settle down and he went to Texas to visit family? His daughter was living in Lamar County, Texas in 1880 and Robert is shown living with her, listed as R.A. HUBBERT, He seems to travel back and forth between Texas and Alabama several times. Somewhere around 1890 Robert Hubbard went to Texas- but never got there and no one ever knew what happened to him?
Many of Robert A. HUBBARD and Luncinda SMITH's decedents still live in North Georgia and North Alabama today. Today all of them go by the surname of HUBBARD.
Any info or possible help on the HUBBARD's / HUBBERT's and SMITH's in this area would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for everything, Danny and Reba Skillman
Danny and Reba Skillman 7343 County Hwy. 39 Altoona, AL 35952