I am also interested in the Merrit & Matilda Hubbard Family.
An added bit of information is the following marriage record about Hulda Hubbard, daughter of Merrit and Matilda:
Hulda Hubbard, age 23, born Middleton, Vermont, dau. of Hiram and Matilda Hubbard, married George Fredette on 1 July 1894. Mr. John Quay, preacher, of Foresdale (Forest Dale?), Vermont officiated. The record was created in Tinmouth, Vermont.
I don't know why Hulda's marriage record reports her father as Hiram. As far as I can tell, there was no other Hulda Hubbard who was born in Middleton, Vermont about 1871. Let's keep researching this family.