Re: Washington County, IN Huckleberrys
I show Peter Huckleberry son of Fredrick Huckleberry Sr. who was son of Benjamin Huckleberry Sr. (The first in my records)
From M.H. Collier:Due to Fredrick's father's many difficulties comming to the USA, Benjaamin Huckleberry Sr. did not have money to pay for their expenses.So, Benjaamin Huckleberry Sr. hired his son Fredrick out to a man for a number of years. Evidently, Fridric was not treated too kindly, for all the time he worked there, he never had a bed to sleep in.When he was about to leave, he got a grubbing hoe and began to dig up the clay hearth on which he had always had to sleep.The man came in and demanded to know what Fredric was doing.Fredric replied that "My bed has never been made up since I got here, so I thought I would make it up before I left."Fredrick is believed to have come to Lexington, IN 1780-1781.He is supposed to have lived to be 114 .The grave is not located, but is belived to be in the Lexington, IN area.
From M.H. Collier:Peter was the only son of a man who is said to have lived to 114.Peter was killed on a canal between New Albany and Louisville.
US Census 1820 Indiana:Huckleberry Peter Wash 203 No Twp L
US Census 1830 Indiana:Huckleberry Peter Wash 354 No Twp L
US Census 1840 Indiana:Huckleberry Peter Wash 163 Gibson T