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Edward Tubman (1844-1925)

History of the Saint Croix Valley was published in 1909.

From History of the Saint Croix Valley (ARC F 587 .S14 E3 1909 v. 2 in the UWRF Archives)

Edward Tubman is a native of Brooklyn, N. Y., born August 16, 1844, son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Hutchinson) Tubman, the mother being a native of Scotland and the father of Ireland.  The parents came to America in the early ’30s and remained in Brooklyn, N. Y., until 1850, when they moved to Waukesha county, this state and followed farming for several years.  In 1856 they came to Hammond township and purchased eighty acres of land, which they broke and developed, carrying on general mixed farming for the remainder of their lives, the father dying June 16, 1881, and the mother passing away on October 2, 1885.  Edward received his education in the common schools of Hammond.  At once upon leaving school he enlisted in the Hudson City Guards, in the spring of 1861, and drilled with that body until autumn of that year, when he enlisted at Prescott, this state, in Company A, Twelfth Wisconsin Volunteers.  Colonel George E. Bryant was in command of the regiment and Captains McClyde and Maxson were at the head of the company.  He was with Grant at the siege of Vicksburg and accompanied Sherman on his famous march to the sea.  During his service he received a bad hand wound and was honorably discharged at the close of the hostilities, at Louisville, Ky.  Returning to Hammond, he took up farming, buying 120 acres, which he broke and improved, erecting a beautiful home and commodious buildings.  He has since continued to carry on general diversified farming, raising the usual crops and breeding stock, making a specialty of Percheron horses.  Mr. Tubman was married June 26, 1870, to Mary L., daughter of George and Sarah (Denwick) Longworth, early settlers and prominent farmers of Warren township, this state.  The father was treasurer of Warren township for twenty years, holding that position at the time of his death.  Mr. and Mrs. Tubman have two children; Sarah E., born August 29, 1870, is at home, engaged in the millinery business.  George, born April 17, 1880, married Annie Walsh and farms on the old homestead.  Mr. Tubman is a Republican in politics, having served on the board of supervisors for two years and on the school board for a considerable period.  The family are members of the Methodist church.  The subject of this sketch is a man of strong convictions and staunch character, an unfailing adherent to duty.  As a soldier he was brave and fearless and as a farmer and citizen he is honored and respected.

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