Convention Member William Hubbell
Mr. Hubbell and his wife Eliza Smith Hubbell were natives of Fairfield, Connecticut, and New York City They were married in the metropolis and removed westward in the early 30s. For a time they were residents of New Orleans and then they settled in Jackson County, Iowa. Mr. Hubbell engaged extensively in trading with the Indians and with the whites at an early day when Iowa was a frontier district and the red men were almost as numerous as the white settlers in this part of the country. Later he engaged in the milling business erecting a large mill and spent the remainder of his days in Jackson County. His labors were a factor in the industrial and business development of the community, and his efforts were equally effective in political circles and in formulating the policy of the state. Mr. Hubbell was a delegate to the 1846 Constitutional Convention held in Iowa City representing Jackson County. He was one of the signers of the constitution and was a member of the territorial legislature when Iowa was admitted to the Union. He left the impress of his individuality upon the early history of this section and passed away in 1849 at the age of forty three years.