HISTORY OF MACOUPIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS DESCRIPTIVE OF ITS SCENERY,
AND

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS.

Published by Brink, McDonough & Co., Philadelphia 1879



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SAMUEL HUDDLESTON

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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