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Hubbard, Fordyce Mitchell

Fordyce Mitchell Hubbard (1809-1888), son of Sarah Mitchell and Roswell Hubbard, was born in Connecticut and graduated from Williams College in 1829, where he remained several years as a tutor. He also taught Latin at a school in Boston, where he met and married Martha Henshaw Bates. The couple had one daughter. In 1836 Hubbard published an edition of Poems of Catullus. Though he studied law, in 1842 he was ordained an Episcopal priest and became rector of Christ Church in New Bern, NC. After serving as principal of Trinity High School in Wake County, NC, Hubbard accepted the professorship of Latin at the University in 1848. The same year he published a life of William R. Davie in Jared Spark's Library of American Biography. He received a DD from Williams College in 1860. Hubbard resigned his professorship in 1868 and for many years taught at St. John's School in Manlius, NY, where he also was rector of Christ Church. In retirement he returned to Raleigh, NC, to live with his son-in-law Col. Thomas M. Argo (Dictionary of North Carolina Biography 3:221).