From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 710-711


Guernsey Hults (deceased) was born in the town of Halfmoon, Saratoga Co., N. Y., in 1806, and died in Jackson Township, Steuben Co., Ind., Feb. 6, 1883.  When eleven years of age he accompanied his parents to Huron County, Ohio, and thence to Richland County.  In the fall of 1846 he came to Steuben County, Ind., and bought eighty acres of unimproved land, comprising the south half of the southwest quarter of section 26, Jackson Township, giving as part payment his horses and wagon.  After purchasing his land he returned to Ohio and remained till the following spring, when he came again to Steuben County. He built a log cabin and began to improve his land.  In 1850 he went to Ohio and was married to Fanny Maria Darby, a native of Allegany County, N. Y., born in 1829, a daughter of Samuel B. and Sepharna (Guilford) Darby, the former a native of Vermont, born in 1807, and the latter a native of Massachusetts.  In 1838 her parents moved to Fulton County, Ohio, where her father died July 15, 1884.  Her mother is living in Wauseon, Fulton Co., Ohio.  Immediately after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Hults removed to their new home, and together labored to surround themselves and the family with first the necessaries and then the comforts of life.  They had a family of two daughters -- Sepharna J. and Sarah E.  Mrs. Hults is a lady of culture and refinement, possessing a fund of general information, acquired by both reading and observation.



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