|Posted By:||Cathy Farrell|
|Subject:||ALFRED B. HUFFMAN GILL HALL|
|Post Date:||October 14, 2009 at 11:02:35|
|Forum:||Huffman Family Genealogy Forum|
History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania : including its early settlement...
Chicago : A. Warner Co., 1889
Cushing, Thomas, 1821
Pg. 458, 459
ALFRED B. HUFFMAN, mechanic, post office Gill Hall, son of JACOB and HESTER (BEAM) HUFFMAN, was born in Jefferson Twp., this county, July 29, 1838. His grandfather, LEWIS HUFFMAN, came from Germany and settled in this county at an early time, where he reared a family of 12 children; he was in the War of 1812. JACOB HUFFMAN was born in Jefferson Twp., where he died Nov. 21, 1865. His children were CATHERINE (now MRS. S. M. PETERSON, of Tyler Co., W. Va.), ELIJAH (who died when a child), JOHN B. (deceased), SARAH, MARGARET (now MRS. J. W. SNEE, of Jefferson Twp.), and ALFRED B. The last named married MARY J., daughter of SMITH GASTON, of Washington Co., Pa, and settled on the place owned by his parents, remaining with them until their deaths, when he moved to Gill Hall, and engaged in business as dealer in general merchandise. He subsequently retired, and his son JOHN G. is now the merchant of Gill Hall. MR. and MRS. HUFFMAN had four children: JOHN G. (who married a daughter of JACKSON STILLEY), ELLA MAY (wife of D. B. BLACKBURN, of Jefferson Twp.), HESTER JANE and JOSEPH E. MRS. HUFFMAN died Oct. 9, 1888. MR. HUFFMAN has held several official positions in the township, and at the present time is an acting justice of the peace. He has been a member of the Methodist Church for 30 years, and is a democrat.