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Re: John Huffman, Loudoun Co., VA 1802
Posted by: Joseph Reed Williams (ID *****9029) Date: October 10, 2009 at 10:46:26
In Reply to: Re: John Huffman, Loudoun Co., VA 1802 by Harriet Toothman of 4175

Harriet Thank you for taking the time of contact me. I appreciate your offer. The Toothman name is familiar to me. Several years ago Mr. Toothmay gave me a helping hand. Many Huffman family descendants don't agreewith my conclusions regarding John Huffman. About a year ago I discovered the # 3 quote in my Huffman GenForum message 3949 of 30 July 2009. I understand Phillip Hoffman, the immigrant arrived in Philadelphia about a month before John Huffman, Sr. was b. 23 Oct 1741 in Berks Co., PA. John m. Margaret, survived the Rev War, had several children and d. in 1792 in Loudoun Co., VA. I also note the Huffman Family (It's said that John wanted to americanize the spelling of the name and adopted the Huffman spelling.
I have not found m. records for Mary Huffman Davis who m. Abel Davis or for Elizabeth Huffman Smith who m . William Smith. Both setled in Monongalia Co. The Davis family lived near present day Grafton, TAylor Co., WV on a branch of Wickwire Creek. I am not sure where William & Elizabeth lived except in Monongalia Co. I suspect both girls lived near the Davis &Smith Families in Loudoun Co and perhaps decided to elope & were m. somewhere between Loudoun & Monongalia counties about 1788. Only Paragraph 3 ties the girls to John & Maragaret Huffman who are my G5 Grandparents.
Abel Davis [1764-1847] was the son of Benjamin Davis and Mrs. Hannah Davis which implies Hannah may have been a w- idow when she m Benjamin. Benjamin b. abt 1712 appears to have had a previous m. and children. Tax records in Loudoun Co. show Benjamin & Abel as early as 1761. Law required any male resident to name male children living in his houshold who were 16 year of age. This Abel Davis appears to be the Abel DAvis found in the 1810 Census of Loudoun Co living near Gideon, his son. K. Grimes in WorldConnest project (Benjamin & Hannah Davis) shows Abel as b in 1738. Grimes misidentifies Benjamin as son of the Davis-Makepiece family of MA.
Sarah An Godwin/Goodwin was b. Kent Co., DE. She m. JOhn Huffman, Jr., b. Bedford Co., PA about 1797 probably in Harford Co., MD.
Melba P. Zinn in her work: (Mon Co.,Court) notes, William Smith, Jeremiah Leech & Lewis Wolf, 147a-1806 appraised 4 estray cattle taken up by William Smith. There is another CT. .record relating to Wm. Augusta Smith, 147c-1807. Both are clues to Wm. Smith. Another record states, "A collection of all such acts of the GEneral Assembly of VA (1809 498 pages) - -for the opening of a road Mon Glades to the mouthof Fishing Creek...to relinquish to Elizabeth Smith, wife of William Smith, title right" etc. This Elizabeth Smith may be Elizabeth Huffman. Are the locations mentioned in this quote familiar to you?
I live in Helena, MT and am so far away that research is difficult. You may have better luck in identificatrion. In respect to your question RE: John & Sarah Ann I show they had:
Phillip, b. 18 Feb 1797, d. 1879 m. Aleta Summers
Daniel , m. 1825 to Sarah Millett
Elizabeth, m Harris
Nancy [1810-1881] m. James Howell
Sarah [1815-1899] m. Meredith
John [1815-1850]
Squire d. 1850 in Port Hudson. LA

There is a more definity summary of the Summers family at
<http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~deschart/z0000436.html>
That site indicated that John Huffman, Sr b. 23 Oct 1741, d. aft. 1790 Faye (Fayette) Co., PA.
I look for proof that JOhn d. PA vs. Loudoun Co., VA. If you have questions just ask,

JOe



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