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Below is a family biography included in The History of Texas County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Spencer M. Hubbard, clerk of Texas County Court, was born in Texas County, Mo., February 5, 1857, and is the son of John H. and Louisa C. (Mitchell) Hubbard, natives of Randolph County, Mo., and White County, Tenn., respectively. The father was born April 8, 1821. He attended medical college at St. Louis, but graduated at New York City. He then practiced medicine in Pocahontas, Ark., for some time, and then came to Texas County, Mo., in about 1848, where he resided until his death, with the exception of the last two years of the war, when he resided in Gasconade County, Mo. He was one of the first physicians in Texas County, and, it may truthfully be said one of the best. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and a Democrat in politics. He died March 6, 1867. The mother was born September 22, 1834, and is the daughter of Spencer and Susan Mitchell, now of Salem, and two of the oldest people in Southern Missouri They were among the first settlers of that State. Mrs. Hubbard is still a resident of Texas County. In 1872 she married John C. Lea, who died in 1884. She is a member of the Christian Church. By her marriage to Dr. Hubbard, which occurred in 1852, were born six sons and one daughter, viz.: James M., a physician in Wright County, Mo.; John H., Martha Ann, wife of R. B. Lynch, of Plato, Mo.; S. M., Charles B., a farmer of Texas County, Mo.; Frank P., also a farmer in Texas County, but who has also studied medicine, and Robert P., who is now attending the School of Physicians and Surgeons at St. Louis, Mo. Spencer M. Hubbard, subject of this sketch, received his education at Salem, Mo., under Prof. Lynch. After this he farmed, taught school, and studied medicine under his brother, James M. In 1880-81 he attended medical lectures at St. Louis, and in the latter year he located at Elk Creek, Texas County, where he engaged in the practice of his profession. Soon after he went to Mountain Grove and formed a partnership with his brother. In 1884 he came to Cabool, where he again began the practice of medicine, which he continued until elected county clerk, in 1886. June 7, 1877, he married the daughter of Robert W. and Clara (Bundy) Hardin, who were also among the earliest settlers of Texas County, Mo. Mrs. Hubbard was born in Wright County, Mo., February 5, 1859, and by her marriage became the mother of four children: Eunice, James H. and Tom. Minnie died when one year, one month and fifteen days of age. Mrs. Hubbard is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and is an excellent lady. Dr. Hubbard is a member of the Masonic fraternity, I. O. O. F., and is a decided Democrat in politics.

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