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Posted by: Don Date: December 02, 2001 at 08:56:52
In Reply to: Re: HUFFMAN LOOKUP NEEDED IN HISTORY BOOK BY TUCKER by Carol Lindamood of 506

HENRY D HUFFMAN, White River, was born in 1803 in Virginia; came to Ohio and Randolph County, Ind. in 1820; he married Eliza A. McNees, in 1831 and Mary J West in 1866; he had 13 children; was a farmer and teacher, and entered 160 acres of land just east of the Twelve Mile boundary; he was prominent as a teacher in that early time, having had many of the children of the pioneers under his tuition. At one of the Old Settlers' re-unions, held at Winchester some years ago, when he was about seventy years old, a class was formed by him from among the members of the association, his old "school boys" and had a "spelling bout" which excited much interest and conciderable merriment. Mr H died in 1876 in his seventy third year. HISTORY OF RANDOLPH COUNTY, 1882, TUCKER.

CHRISTIAN HUFFMAN is a farmer and his post office address is Winchester. He was born in Warren County, Ohio, December 4, 1819 and is a son of Stephen and Catharine Huffman, natives of Virginia. He came to this county with his parents in 1822, and settled in the woods, and was all his life accustomed to hard work. When a small boy he had to do some milling on horseback. There was a small mill on Salt Creek, but when the water ran low in that romantic stream, the nearest mill was fifteen miles away. On one occasion, when the Salt Creek Mill was not running, he had to go to the Smithfield Mill, fifteen miles away. He had to stay two days and two night and then had to come away without getting his flour bolted, as bolting was done by hand and the bolt was three days behind the buhr. He brought the grinding back and bolted it himself at the home mill where both the mill and bolt were both idle. He attended school in a log cabin with a clapboard roof, slab seats a log cut for a window. He was married February 15, 1850, to Miss Jane Muchey, a native of New York, and daughter of Jacob Muckey. In the Huffman family were seven children, and now but four are living---Leonidas, born May 3, 1854; Evangeline, born February 20, 1858 and died February 2, 1881; Stephan D., born July, 1860: Ellen A, born March 14, 1864; Mary W., born September 25,1869. HISTORY OF RANDOLPH COUNTY, 1882. TUCKER.


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