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For Chapter Five: 1837-1883

by Dale R. Broadhurst

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Fig. 5. The purple line shows Hurlbut's likely 1837 route from Mentor, OH to
Wayne Co., MI. Hurlbut, his wife, and son lived at Port Lawrence (then in MI)
before settling near Gibsonburg, Sandusky Co., OH in the 1840s

For Chapter 5 (1837-1883)

"Dr." Philastus Hurlbut's Later Years
in Michigan and Western Ohio

1835 Fall Immediately following a murder in the area Mr. H. moved to Port Lawrence, Monroe Co., MI (where his wife was perhaps already living) -- along the road to MI he was apprehended and found to have the murdered man's belongings in his possession -- he apparently escaped arrest and trial in these incriminating circumstances
c. 1838   While living somewhere near Toledo OH (?) H. joined the United Brethren Church and soon became a minister for that denomination
1840-52   H. served as a United Brethren minister in NW OH
1851 Fall H. was called before the Sandusky Annual Conference of the Church of the Evengelical United Brethren on the charge of having engaged in improprieties with the opposite sex
1851 Fall H. was found guilty of the 1851 charges and was excommunicated by Bishop Edwards
1851 Fall? H. and his wife moved to Gibsonburg, Sandusky Co., OH
1882? Fall? H. was visited by Ellen E. Dickinson, grand-daughter of Solomon Spalding -- he gave her very little new information on his past activities
1883 Jun 19 H. died in Gibsonburg, Sandusky Co., OH
1883 July? H's will went through probate at Fremont, Sandusky Co., OH
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Fig. 6. D. P. Hurlbut's farm was in Madison Twp., less than a mile south
of Gibsonburg, on the old T. T. & S. Railroad line.



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