A. HUTTON, farmer and mechanic, P. O. Mound City, was born December 28, 1833, in Bannockburn, Scotland, son of David Hutton, born 1798 in Bannockburn, Scotland, where he was a merchant, but the latter part of his life he was a Jacquard machine-maker. He died there. The mother of our subject was Anna Garow, born in Oswego, N. Y. She died in Scotland. Our subject was the only child. He received a common school education in Scotland, where he also learned the boiler maker's trade, which he followed for three years in Egypt. In 1856, became to the United States, having previously been one year in Quebec, Canada. He worked at his trade in many of the principal cities of that day, including St. Louis, Cincinnati and New Orleans. In 1858, he came to Mound City, where he worked at his trade for James Goodlow, in the foundry for two years. He finally settled on a farm in 1860, still working at his trade until 1875. Since then, he has farmed exclusively. Our subject was married in Mound City, June 10, 1859, to Miss Martha Boothby, born January 10, 1841, in Philadelphia, Penn., daughter of William and Mary (Gibson) Boothby, natives of England. Mrs. Hutton is the mother of Anna, born September 7, 1861, wife of William Parker. She is the mother of Pearl Parker, born February 5, 1881. Our subject has been identified with the Democratic party.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, pages 267-268.