Near Lindale in Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Hubbard Family Cemetery
While young Hubbard served with the Confederate army during the Civil War, his wife and children moved to the plantation. His twin daughters Mattie and Hattie died in 1863 and were buried on this hill. Also interred here are Hubbard's father, his infant daughter Claudia and his wife Eliza (d. 1868). The last interment was his nine-year-old son Bennie in 1877. Slave burials are marked with ironstone in this family plot.
Hubbard served as lieutenant governor, 1874-1876, and governor, 1876-1879. He was a railroad promoter and a leader in the state and national Democratic Party. President Grover Cleveland appointed him United States Minister to Japan. During his service there, 1885-1890, his second wife Janie Roberts died of cholera. She and Hubbard, along with other members of the family, are buried in Tyler's Oakwood Cemetery.
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7735.)
Location. Touch for map. This marker and cemetery are in the private gated village of Hide-a-Way and visitors must be cleared by a guard. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1712 Pineview Lane, Lindale TX 75771, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Duck Creek Soil Erosion Project (approx. 3.1 miles away); Site of Flora (approx. 3.2 miles away); Whisenhunt-Kinzie House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Vial-Fragosa Trail (approx. 5½ miles away); Milburn-Gary House (approx. 5.8 miles away); Flewellen-Thweatt Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away); Sabine Methodist Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); Damascus Baptist Church (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lindale.
Regarding Hubbard Family Cemetery. The Men's Garden Club of Hide-a-Way has meticulously restored this cemetery and marked and outlined the slave graves.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 26, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.