Page 774-775, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


H. H. Hulburt, a pioneer of Butler county, and an early day educator, now deceased, was born near Seville, Medina county, Ohio, March 22, 1848. His parents were pioneers of the western reserve, a land grant located in the northern part of Ohio.

H. H. Hulburt was reared in Medina county, Ohio, and received a good common school education. On March 22, 1868, he was united in marriage, in Medina county, Ohio, with Miss Amarilla Norton Foskett, a daughter of Fordyce and Lydia Foskett, both descendants of pioneer American families. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Hul-


burt settled at Seville, Ohio, where Mr. Hulburt followed school teaching, principally, in the wintertime, and farmed during the summer seasons.

In the spring of 1871, the Hulburt family came to Kansas, coming as far as Emporia by rail where they took the stage coach for El Dorado, arriving at the latter place at 1:30 in the morning. Shortly after coming here, they homesteaded in Fairview township, their claim being the northeast quarter of section 26. Here they built a little cabin 12x14 feet, and began life on the plains of Butler county. In the fall of that year, Mr. Hulburt was employed to teach a school in Plum Grove township, on the present site of Potwin, and for the next fifteen years, he was one of Butler county's well known and successful school teachers. He was also engaged in farming, although naturally, he was inclined to intellectual pursuits, and never ceased to be a student throughout his life. He was the first clerk of Fairview township. He died July 6, 1898. He was a man of deep, religious convictions, a member of the Baptist church, and a good citizen.

After the death of Mr. Hulburt, Mrs. Hulburt continued the business of the place with the same uniform success, with which it had been previously conducted. Shortly before Mr. Hulburt's death they had bought eighty acres more, for which they had gone into debt. She soon paid out on this, and has prospered and made money. She has raised cattle extensively, and gone into dairying to quite an extent, and has won a reputation in that line of work for making a very superior grade of butter. She is a woman of unusual business ability, and has successfully carried out any projects which she has undertaken. She has been a member of the Baptist church for many years, and has been very active in the work of that denomination.

To Mr. and Mrs. Hulburt have been born five children, as follows: R. C., farmer, Fairview township: Grace, married Carl Parsley, and they live near El Dorado; Chester, lives at Meade, Meade county; Laura, deceased, and two other children who died in infancy. The Hulburt family are well known in Butler county, and belong to the pioneers who reclaimed Butler county, from the great American desert, and builded one of the great counties in the State of Kansas.

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