Died April 10, 1827
Daniel Gates Hubbs was born about 1796 in North Yarmouth, Maine. At age 16, he was in Philadelphia applying for a Seaman's protection certificate to ensure that he would not be “impressed” to serve on a British ship. His description was:
“...height of 5 feet, 1 quarter inches... sandy hair... light complexion, blue eyes...”
Hubbs served as a Private in Lieutenant Colonel William Ryerson's Regiment of the Massachusetts Militia, but returned to Portland. In 1822, he married Harriet Hodgkins (recorded by Reverend Edward Payson). They had 2 sons: William Henry, born in 1823 (became a ship captain) and Daniel K., born in 1824. Hubbs passed away when he was only 31, and Harriett died in 1875 after an “accident.” Though she is buried in Evergreen, he rests here, surrounded by Hodgkins family members. His simple, well-preserved slate stone reads:
In memory of
CAPT. DANIEL G. HUBBS
who departed this life
Apl. 10, 1827: Aet. 31.
While here on earth, thou wast esteem’d belov’d;
Now dead, lamented, honor’d and rever’d.
His liberal hand to many did extend;
The best of husbands & the kindest friend.
Thanks so much to Robert Hall who provided all of the information as well as the photo for Captain Hubbs.
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