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Hutto, R. B.

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Hutto, R. B.

Posted: 1089724939000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Hutto, Barker, Hughes
SOURCE: History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties (Chicago: Lewis, 1893), p. 430.

R. B. Hutto, a prosperous young farmer of Hutto, Williamson county, is a son of J. E. Hutto, a pioneer of Texas. J. E. Hutto was born in Alabama, June 8, 1824, and was reared on a farm in his native State. Upon his arrival in Texas in 1847 he engaged in farming and stock-raising in Travis county. About 1855 he moved to Williamson county, settling near where Hutto has since been built, this town having been named in honor of him. Here for twenty years, between 1855 and 1875, he was one of the wealthy cattle-men of this section of the country. He continued to reside here until 1885, when he took up his residence in Waco, Texas, where he is now engaged in the hardware business. He was in the Confederate army three years. It was not until after he came to this State that he was married, the lady of his choice being Miss Margaret Hughes, of Alabama. They have had the following named children: J. R., a gin man of Hutto; J. E. a prosperous farmer of Williamson county; W. T.; C. W.; R. B.; H. E.; Ellen, who married J. S. Monday; Nettie, who married J. A. Blanton; and an infant that died at the age of three years.

R. B. Hutto was born in Williamson county, Texas, August 31, 1857. He grew up on his father's ranch and assisted in caring for his father's cattle until he reached his majority. He then launched out in the cattle business for himself, in which he was engaged for nine years, and at the end of that time disposed of his cattle interests for $25,000. He then invested in farm property near Hutto, and now gives his chief attention to the raising of cotton, making an occasional trade. He is cultivating 350 acres of his 700-acre tract. His cotton crop in 1892 amounted to 132 bales.

March 13, 1885, Mr. Hutto married Alice, daughter of Albert Barker. The other children in the Barker family are Jesse, Gus, Calvin, Ollie, Benjamin and Katie. Mr. and Mrs. Hutto have three children; Willis, born in 1886; Jessie, in 1889, and May, in 1892.

Mr. Hutto's success is attributed to his great energy, backed by good judgment, a combination not common to a great majority of our business men.
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