W. T. Hubbard, M. D., was born in Randolph County, Mo, and was there reared to manhood on a. farm. After receiving his rudimentary education in the common schools he entered Central College at Fayette, Missouri, and from this institution entered the Missouri Medical College at St. Louis, and first began practicing his profession in Saline County in 1857, where he remained until 1862, then coming to Morgan County, which place has since been his home, but is now retired from the active duties of life. In 1858 he was married to Catherine Amelia Bonnell, a native of Kentucky, by whom he had a family of three sons: Dr. Joel D., county clerk of Morgan County; William, train dispatcher and telegraph operator at Kansas City; and George H., deputy county clerk of Morgan County. Since the beginning of the late war he has been a Republican in politics. His parents, Joel and Sallie (Alexander) Hubbard, were Kentuckians who immigrated to Randolph County, Mo., in 1826, being pioneer settlers of the same. The latter's maternal grandfather, Timothy Logan, was among the first settlers of Kentucky, and during the early history of that State was in many fights with the Indians. He was a friend of Abraham Lincoln's grandfather. Dr. Joel D. Hubbard, son of Dr. W. T. Hubbard, was born in Saline County, Mo., in 1860, and was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools until thirteen years of age, when he entered the Central College at Fayette, Mo., where he remained until he entered the Missouri Medical College at St. Louis, from which institution he was graduated in 1882. He located almost immediately at Syracuse, and conducted a large and paying practice until his election by the Republican party to the office of county clerk of Morgan County, and has since resided in Versailles. He is filling the duties of his office in a very acceptable manner, and has won the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He was married on the 17th of February, 1887, to Miss Cora L. Kennedy, a native of Morgan County and a daughter of George and Mary A. Kennedy. who were born in Scotland and Morgan County, Mo., respectively. The Doctor and wife have one daughter, Beulah.
History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.