WASH. HUTTON, farmer and stock dealer, section 28, township 61, range 31, postoffice Mound City, is a native of Pennsylvania, and was born in Luzerne County, July 20, 1827. His father, William Hutton, was also a native of Pennsylvania. His mother's maiden name was Elizabeth Bowman, a native of Pennsylvania. They had a family of six children, Wash, being the fifth child.

When he was eleven years of age his parents moved to Lee County, Illinois, where he grew to manhood, and was there educated. He followed farming in Illinois till the spring of 1850, when he went to California and was there engaged in mining till the fall of 1854, when he returned to Lee County, Illinois, and in the fall of 1865 he came to Holt County, Missouri, and located on the farm where he now resides. His landed estate consists of over 800 acres, most of which is well improved and well watered.

He was married in October, 1855, to Miss Caroline Morgan. They have had six children, four now living : Adella, Elizabeth, Minnie F. and Walter L. Mrs. H. was born in Tazewell County, Illinois, December 10, 1830. Her father, Joshua Morgan, was born in Kentucky. Her mother's maiden name was Elizabeth Green, a native of Ohio.

Source: "History of Holt and Atchison Counties, 1882" transcribed by Karyn.