Published by Brink, McDonough & Co., Philadelphia
HISTORY OF MACOUPIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS
DESCRIPTIVE OF ITS SCENERY,
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS.
Among the most successful agriculturalists of this township is Samuel Huddleston, who was born
October 24th, 1823, in Hardin county, Kentucky. His father, John Huddleston, was also a native
of Kentucky. He emigrated to Illinois from Indiana in 1825 and to Macoupin County, Illinois, in
1831, being among the early settlers of the county; he had a family of seven chldren, six of whom
are now living, as follows: Samuel, Melvina, Robert W., Melinda, Mary Ellen and Lydia;
Elizabeth is dead. Samuel's mother's name was Nancy Huddleston. She was born in Kentucky,
Jan. 2d, 1808, and died in 1879. Samuel Huddleston marreid Miss Elizabeth Buck, July 7, 1842,
who died March 18th, 1862; by this union he had six children. By his second marriage he had
four children. His life has been a successful one, starting in life as he did with a bare pittance,
scarcely more than $100. His first tax was 30 cents. He has by his force of character and
determination risen to an enviable postion among his fellow farmers. He has now over 1000
acres of land, and is one the most progressive farmers in the township.
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