PART THREE

THE DESCENDANTS OF TETER HUFFMAN

Written and Compiled by Jon E. Huffman

Teter Huffman’s descendants have been the most elusive and difficult to trace of the three brothers, but it is his line perhaps that best characterizes the westward pioneer movement and that spirit of wanderlust, of always seeking new horizons and new adventures. Teter was the first to leave Virginia, in 1788, moving his family to Mercer County, Kentucky. In 1804, he pulled up stakes again, moving further west to settle near his brothers in Barren County. His eldest son, Ezekiel Huffman, left Kentucky for Missouri in 1820, finally settling down in Clay County in the western part of that state. In 1847, another descendant, Jesse George Huffman, traveled west on the Oregon Trail before establishing his homestead in Marion County, Oregon. Lewis M. Huffman left Hart County, Kentucky in the 1870’s to finally settle in west Texas. By 1900 other descendants had moved to Illinois, Oklahoma and Montana. This migration pattern has increased the difficulty in researching Teter’s line, and the author apologizes in advance for the gaps in data that are bound to occur. Hopefully, the publication of this work will offer a framework upon which future researchers can add new information and locate any missing family members.

Dietrich (i.e., Teter) Huffman was the youngest son of the German immigrants Johannes Henrich Hoffman and Elizabeth Catherine Schuster. He was born abt. 1755 in Culpeper County, Virginia, and it was there in 1775 that he married Jemima Berler (Barlow). He was 31 years old when he sold his land in Culpeper County. Apparently, soon after the birth of his daughter, Elizabeth, in 1788, he packed up the family and headed west to Mercer County, Kentucky. (Author’s Note: This Elizabeth was the second daughter of Teter and Jemima to be given that name, the first Elizabeth having died as a baby three years earlier.) It is probable that in the same group of settlers traveling with Teter to Kentucky in 1788 was the family of John and Elizabeth Railsback, the parents of his sister-in-law, Mary Railsback, wife of Ambrose Huffman. The Railsbacks also left Culpeper County in 1788 and lived in Mercer County, Kentucky for several years. After sixteen years in Mercer County, Teter would eventually move to Barren County in 1804, the last of the brothers to settle there. For several generations, his descendants, like those of his brothers, would be mostly farmers, with an occasional skilled laborer or merchant.

Author’s Note: Although an unusual name in America, evidently in Germany the name “Teter” is used as a shortened version, or nickname, for Dietrich. However, the use of the name Teter has created confusion in some of the early court records. On several occasions during my research I came across the spelling of “Peter” Huffman when I was confident that the name should have been Teter.

Descendants of Dietrich "Teter" Huffman

Generation No. 1

1. DIETRICH "TETER"9 HUFFMAN (JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born 1755 in Orange County, Virginia, and died 1835 in Barren County, Kentucky. He married JEMIMA BARLER (BARLOW) 1775 in Culpeper County, Virginia, daughter of CHRISTOPHER BARLER/BARLOW and MARY SMITH. She was born 1756 in Culpepper County, Virginia, and died 1842 in Barren County, Kentucky.

Notes for DIETRICH "TETER" HUFFMAN:

Teter Huffman (1755-1835) was most probably the eighth child and the youngest son of the 1743 German immigrants, Johannes Henrich Hoffman and Elizabeth Catherine Schuster. Both tradition and record evidence seems to indicate that there were at least four sons, Henry, Ambrose, Lewis and Teter. He was only 10 years old when his father died in 1765, his mother having died three years earlier in 1762. In 1775, at about the age of 21, he married Jemima Berler (Barlow) in Culpeper County, Virginia. Teter and his brothers had inherited lands from their father, and over the next eleven years Teter and Jemima would work their farm and raise a family in Culpeper County. Then, on November 6, 1786, they sold their 200 acres to William Taylor. (Culpeper County Deed Book "R", p96). Evidently they remained in Virginia a while longer until 1788, which is the last year his name appeared on the Virginia tax roles. Sometime after the birth of their seventh child, Elizabeth, in 1788, they left Virginia and headed west in wagons through the Cumberland Gap to Mercer County, Kentucky (probably the Fort Harrod area). Teter was taxed for the first time in Mercer County in 1789. Their youngest son, Uriah Taylor Huffman was born in Mercer County in 1792, and their daughter, Lucy Huffman, married Chastain Cox in July of 1802 in Mercer County, both of which indicate that they continued to live in that area for about 16 years.

As was the custom in those days, it is very probable that the Teter Huffman family traveled to Kentucky in a group of wagons carrying other pioneer settlers. It is also likely that traveling in that same group were John and Elizabeth Railsback, the in-laws of his brother, Ambrose Huffman. (Ambrose Huffman had married Mary Railsback six years earlier, but they remained behind in Virginia until 1797.) John and Elizabeth Railsback also departed Virginia for Mercer County, Kentucky in 1788 and appear on the tax records for Mercer County from 1792 through 1795. By 1797, the Railsbacks had moved farther west into Barren County, and eventually, Teter would follow, buying land and taking up residence near his brothers, Ambrose and Henry, Jr. His name appears on the tax records for Barren County for the first time in 1804.

Deed Book "F", Page 171, of Barren County, Kentucky shows that Teter Huffman purchased a 50-acre tract of land from David B. Ritter for $100.00 cash in hand. The tract was located on Glover's Creek. (Note: David B. Ritter was married to Jemima Huffman, daughter of Henry Huffman jr. and the niece of Teter Huffman.)

Dietrich "Teter" Huffman lived to be 80 years old before he died in Barren County in 1835. The exact location of his grave is not known today, but it's very possible that his remains are located in the same old family cemetery where his brother, Ambrose Huffman, was buried some 14 years later. Most of the old graves in that cemetery were marked with simple fieldstones, and today most of those are missing.

More About DIETRICH "TETER" HUFFMAN: Burial: Barren County, Kentucky

1. Barren County, Ky. deed conveying 50 acres to Teter Huffman from David Ritter dated June 19, 1817.

Occupation: Farmer

Children of DIETRICH HUFFMAN and JEMIMA BARLER/BARLOW are:

i. SUSANNAH10 HUFFMAN, b. February 14, 1777, Culpeper County, Virginia.

ii. SARAH ANN HUFFMAN, b. 1779, Culpeper County, Virginia; d. Brown County, Ohio; m. GEORGE A. MELVIN, April 12, 1798, Mercer County, Kentucky.

Notes for SARAH ANN HUFFMAN:

Notes for GEORGE A. MELVIN:

Taken from Mercer County Marriages, 1786 to 1810, p74 :

Marriage Bond issued to George Melvin and Sally Huffman, April 12, 1798. Bondsman: Ambrose Barlow Bride's father: Peter Huffman (Misspelled here. The original document clearly shows "Teter".) Teste: Nimrod Kensley and William Raine

On April 14, 1807, George Melvin purchased from Samuel Thompson, a parcel of land located on the waters of Dick's River, Mercer County, Kentucky, containing 50 acres, more or less, for the sum of twenty five pounds, six shillings, and four pence. (Deed Book 6, p257, Mercer County Clerk's Office)

The 1810 U.S. Census for Mercer County, Kentucky lists George A. Melvin as Head of Household, his wife, and seven children, including four girls and three boys.

The 1820 Mercer County Census lists George A. Melvin (misspelled as "Meloen") his wife and eleven children, including six girls and five boys.

George Melvin was not listed in the 1830 or subsequent Census Reports for Mercer and surrounding counties. It is assumed that sometime after 1820 the family relocated to another area, possibly Brown County, Ohio.

iii. ELIZABETH HUFFMAN I, b. August 26, 1782, Culpeper County, Virginia; d. 1785, Culpeper County, Virginia.

  1. iv. EZEKIEL HUFFMAN, b. August 26, 1782, Madison County, Virginia; d. March 31, 1868, Platte County, Missouri.
  2. v. JULIUS HUFFMAN, b. 1783, Culpeper County, Virginia; d. 1855, Barren County, Kentucky.
  3. vi. LUCINDA HUFFMAN, b. March 21, 1787, Culpeper County, Virginia; d. 1845, Barren County, Kentucky.
  4. vii. ELIZABETH HUFFMAN II, b. 1788, Culpeper County, Virginia; d. 1869, Barren County, Kentucky.
  5. viii. URIAH TAYLOR HUFFMAN, b. 1792, Mercer County, Kentucky; d. 1871, Metcalfe County, Kentucky.

Generation No. 2

2. EZEKIEL10 HUFFMAN (DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2 , HENRICH1) was born August 26, 1782 in Madison County, Virginia, and died March 31, 1868 in Platte County, Missouri. He married ELIZABETH CROW July 07, 1806 in Barren County, Kentucky, daughter of JOHN CROW and WILAMINA PHIPPS. She was born July 07, 1789 in the state of Virginia, and died September 01, 1851 in Clay County, Missouri.

Notes for EZEKIEL HUFFMAN:

Ezekiel Huffman was the fourth child and the first son born to Teter and Jemima Huffman. He was born on Aug 26, 1782 in Madison County, Virginia. When he was 6 years old, his father moved the family from Virginia to Mercer County, Kentucky, where they would live for the next sixteen years. In 1804, Teter again moved his family west, this time to Barren County, Kentucky, where he settled in the Nobob area on lands next to his brothers, Henry, Jr. and Ambrose, Sr. At age 22, Ezekiel was still a single man when his family settled in Barren County. Two years later, in 1806, Ezekiel married Elizabeth Crow, age 17, the daughter of John Crow, an early Kentucky settler and a friend of Daniel Boone. Ezekiel and Elizabeth lived in Kentucky for the next fourteen years until about 1820. During that time they had six children, four daughters and two sons.

Shortly after 1820, Ezekiel Huffman moved his family further west, across the Mississippi River into Missouri. According to family history, during each winter since 1808 he had been making periodic trips from Barren County, Kentucky to what is now Clay County, Missouri for the purpose of fur trapping. He appears on the Ray County, Missouri Tax List in 1821. Soon thereafter Clay County was formed out of Ray County, and he appears on the Clay County Tax List for the first time in 1822. His seventh child, Amanda, was born in Clay County, Missouri about 1824. The first land purchase found for Ezekiel in Clay County was recorded June 1, 1825 and shows that he paid $100.00 for 24 acres and three hundredths of an acre. The parcel was described as follows: " being a part of the east half of the southwest quarter of Section 14, in Township 52 of Range 32." (Deed Book B, page 26.)

The 1830 U.S. Census for Clay County, Missouri lists -- Ezekiel Huffman: two males under 5; one male age 5-9; one male age 10-14; one male age 15-19; one male age 30-39. Two females under 5; one female age 5-9; one female age 10-14; two females ages 15-19; one female, age 40-49.

On November 8, 1834 he purchased 160 acres "northeast quarter of Section 8 in Township 52, Range 32." (Deed Book D, page 65)

He again purchased land on March 21, 1848, and again on November 14, 1848. (Deed Book N, page 229)

The following land sales were listed in the deed index for Ezekiel Huffman:
Sold to Thomas C. Gordon, 14 November, 1831, recorded Book C, page 76.
Sold to Van W. Brooks, 8 November 1834, Book E, page 437.
Sold to Jesse Yokum, 13 March, 1837, Book E, page 37.
Sold to James S.T.V. Thompson, 4 July, 1846, & 13 September, 1847, Book K/H.

After the birth of Amanda, around 1824, Ezekiel and Elizabeth had four more children, all probably born in Clay County. The family oral history has always said that Ezekiel had a total of fifteen children. It is believed that after Elizabeth's death, he married a much younger woman and had at least two or three more children, but no one has been able to prove that thus far. He was almost 86 years old when he died. His death date of March 31, 1868 comes from family information. U.S. Census records support the fact that he died between 1860 and 1870. According to family history, he was buried on the farm of his son-in-law, Archibald B. Wills, in Platte County, Missouri. The grave is lost, and there is no stone.

More About EZEKIEL HUFFMAN:
Burial: Archibald Wills/Rule Farm (unmarked grave), Platte County, Missouri

More About ELIZABETH CROW:
Burial: Big Shoal Cemetery, Clay County, Missouri

Children of EZEKIEL HUFFMAN and ELIZABETH CROW are:

i. ELIZA11 HUFFMAN, b. 1808, Cumberland County, Kentucky; m. SAMUEL MAGILL, August 19, 1824, Clay County, Missouri.

  1. ii. NANCY HUFFMAN, b. December 20, 1810, Cumberland County, Kentucky; d. April 25, 1894, Platte County, Missouri.
  2. iii. JESSE GEORGE HUFFMAN, b. October 06, 1812, Cumberland County, Kentucky; d. May 29, 1893, Benton County, Oregon.
    1. iv. SARAH HUFFMAN, b. August 07, 1814, Cumberland County, Kentucky; d. September 26, 1876, Liberty, Clay County, Missouri.
    2. 2. Marriage Certification for Ezekiel Huffman and Betsy Crow, dated July 7, 1806, and for Julius Huffman and Nancy Crow, dated April 30, 1807, signed by John Howe.
  3. v. MARTHA ANN HUFFMAN, b. January 10, 1816, State of Kentucky; d. March 17, 1909, Cache, Comanche County, Oklahoma.
  4. vi. WILLIAM FRANKLIN HUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1819, State of Kentucky; d. March 1860, Platte County, Missouri.
  5. vii. AMANDA HUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1824, Clay County, Missouri; d. Bet. 1870 - 1880, Prob. Clinton County, Missouri.
  6. viii. ELIZABETH HUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1825, State of Missouri.
  7. ix. JEMIMA JANE HUFFMAN, b. August 27, 1826, Prob. Clay County, Missouri; d. December 18, 1897, Liberty, Clay County, Missouri.
  8. x. PETER H. HUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1829, State of Missouri.
  9. xi. MALISSA HUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1833, Clay County, Missouri; d. Prob. Jackson County, Missouri.

3. JULIUS10 HUFFMAN (DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2 , HENRICH1) was born 1783 in Culpeper County, Virginia, and died 1855 in Barren County, Kentucky. He married NANCY CROW April 30, 1807 in Barren Co., Ky., daughter of WILLIAM CROWE. She was born 1790 in State of Virginia.

More About JULIUS HUFFMAN: Occupation: Farmer

Children of JULIUS HUFFMAN and NANCY CROW are:

  1. i. WILLIE ANN11 HUFFMAN, b. July 14, 1813, Barren County, now Metcalfe County, Kentucky; d. November 25, 1901, Metcalfe County, Kentucky.
  2. ii. JOHN CROW HUFFMAN, b. 1818, Barren County, Kentucky.
  3. iii. LEWIS MILUM HUFFMAN, b. 1832, Barren County, Kentucky; d. 1925, Merkel, Taylor County, Texas.

iv. GEORGE W. HUFFMAN, b. 1837, in the state of Kentucky.

4. LUCINDA10 HUFFMAN (DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2 , HENRICH1) was born March 21, 1787 in Culpeper County, Virginia, and died 1845 in Barren County, Kentucky. She married CHASTAIN COX July 10, 1802 in Mercer County, Kentucky, son of GEORGE COX and PATSY CAMPBELL. He was born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and died Abt. 1837 in Barren County, Kentucky.

Notes for CHASTAIN COX:

The following taken from Mercer County, Kentucky Marriages, 1786 to 1810, p 28 :

Cox, Chester (misspelled) and Lucinda Huffman, July 10, 1802
Bondsman: David Dunlap
Bride's father: Peter Huffman (misspelled, should be "Teter".)
Teste: Barnet Small

WILL OF CHASTAIN COX
Dates: 23 May 1836. Prob. Aug 1837

My beloved wife Lucy all of my Estate consisting of lands, horses, hogs, sheep, cattle, plantation, tools, household and kitchen furniture and every other kind of property belonging to me during her life. If she should die before the youngest child become 21, the property is to remain unsold until the family of my wife is to give to each child something when they marry -- it is left at her discresion (sic) how much I want Robertson Tuder to have the refusal of the land he now lives on when sold at the valuation if he wants it. After the death of my wife and the youngest child comes of age, and all just debts and expenses are paid, the balance to be equally divided amongst the children.

Witnesses: Absalom Miller, Abner H. Snow. Teste: T.J. Helm

Children of LUCINDA HUFFMAN and CHASTAIN COX are:

i. ELIZABETH11 COX, b. 1803, Marcer County, Kentucky; m. ISAAC CALLOWAY.

ii. WILLIAM COX, b. 1805, Mercer County, Kentucky; d. 1863, Barren County, Kentucky; m. JANE MAY, March 11, 1844, Barren County, Kentucky.

iii. ROBERT COX, b. 1806, Barren County, Kentucky.

iv.
SARAH COX, b. 1810; m. NATHANIEL FORBIS.
v.
MARY COX, b. 1811; m. BRAXTON MILLER, December 24, 1846.

vi. ISHAM COX, b. 1813; d. April 01, 1859, Barren County, Kentucky; m. ANN TERRY, September 13, 1842, Barren County, Kentucky.

vii. THOMAS COX, b. July 15, 1815; d. June 24, 1900, Spencer Community, Sheridan County, Indiana; m. MARY MCNAULTY SMITH.

viii. NANCY COX, b. 1816; m. JOHN B. PAGE, December 16, 1840.

ix. JOSEPH COX, b. 1818.

20. x. JOHN COX, b. 1824; d. Aft. 1880.

xi. URIAH C. COX, b. 1825.

21. xii. MARTHA COX, b. Abt. 1809, Barren County, Kentucky; d. February 03, 1857, Barren County, Kentucky.

xiii. LUCY COX, b. 1828; d. 1906, Metcalfe County, Kentucky; m. GEORGE WASHINGTON PEDIGO; b. December 23, 1826; d. April 29, 1908, Metcalfe County, Kentucky.

More About LUCY COX:
Burial: Pedigo Cemetery near Knob Lick, Metcalfe County, Kentucky

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON PEDIGO:
Burial: Pedigo Cemetery near Knob Lick, Metcalfe County, Kentucky

5. ELIZABETH10 HUFFMAN II (DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2 , HENRICH1) was born 1788 in Culpeper County, Virginia, and died 1869 in Barren County, Kentucky. She married AMBROSE HUFFMAN, JR. December 03, 1815 in Barren County, Kentucky, son of HENRY HUFFMAN and MARGARET HARNSBERGER. He was born November 14, 1787 in Madison County, Virginia, and died December 28, 1845 in Barren County, Kentucky.

More About ELIZABETH HUFFMAN II:
Burial: Baldock-Huffman Cemetery on what was once the farm of Osie Miller, Barren County, Kentucky

Notes for AMBROSE HUFFMAN, JR.:
(For information on Ambrose Huffman, Jr. refer to Part One of this book.)

More About AMBROSE HUFFMAN, JR.:
Burial: Baldock-Huffman Cemetery on what was once the farm of Osie Miller, Barren County, Kentucky

Children of ELIZABETH HUFFMAN and AMBROSE HUFFMAN are:

  1. i. WYRINDA11 HUFFMAN, b. October 22, 1816, Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky; d. September 15, 1886, Barren County, Kentucky.
  2. ii. LOUISA HUFFMAN, b. June 09, 1819, Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky; d. June 25, 1897.
  3. iii. LUCINDA HUFFMAN, b. 1822, Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky.
  4. iv. ALBERT HUFFMAN, b. March 28, 1823, Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky; d. September 17, 1892, Barren County, Kentucky.
  5. v. NANCY HUFFMAN, b. 1824, Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky; d. 1910.

vi. PATTY ANN HUFFMAN, b. 1825, Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky; d. 1854.

vii. HENRY HUFFMAN, b. 1828, Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky; d. 1853, Barren County, Kentucky.

More About HENRY HUFFMAN:
Burial: Huffman Cemetery on farm of Osie Miller, Barren County, Kentucky

27. viii. ELIZABETH HUFFMAN, b. 1830, Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky.

6. URIAH TAYLOR10 HUFFMAN (DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7 , TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born 1792 in Mercer County, Kentucky, and died 1871 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky. He married (1) LUCY PORTER ROUNTREE December 21, 1826 in Barren County, Kentucky, daughter of MARY ROUNTREE. She was born 1799 in State of Kentucky, and died Bef. 1856. He married (2) NANCY HARVEY April 10, 1856, daughter of UNKNOWN HARVEY and ELIZABETH ?. She was born 1824 in State of Kentucky, and died 1910 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky.

3. Marriage Bond for Uriah T. Huffman and Lucy Cox dated December 21, 1826.

Notes for URIAH TAYLOR HUFFMAN:

The 1850 U.S. Census for Barren County, Kentucky lists Uriah Huffman, age 53 (actually 58), Farmer and Head of Family, his wife, Lucy, age 51, a son, Joseph H., age 22, a daughter, Luann, age 18, a daughter, Sarah, age 15, and a son, Alexander O., age 13.

In 1860, the U.S. Census for Metcalfe County, Kentucky lists Uriah T. Huffman, age 56 (actually 68), Head of Family, his wife, Nancy, age 34, a son, Martin L., age 6, a daughter, Clementine, age 2, and a son, George W., age 7 months. Also living in the same household is Louisa Tomlin, age 9.

The Nancy referred to in the 1860 Census is Nancy Harvey Tomlin. Uriah Huffman and Nancy Tomlin were married on April 10, 1856 in Barren County. Evidently, Lucy Porter Rountree, Uriah's first wife, died sometime after the 1850 Census and before his second marriage in 1856. It is believed that Nancy Tomlin was the widow of Lewis Tomlin. In the 1850 Census for Barren County, there is a Lewis Tomlin, age 28, a laborer and Head of Family, his wife, Nancy, age 26, and a son, James R., age 1. The Tomlins were close neighbors to the Huffmans. Lewis Tomlin does not appear in the 1860 Census for Metcalfe or Barren Counties. It is the author's belief that Lewis Tomlin died around 1854/56, and that the "Martin L." listed in the 1860 Census is really the youngest child of Lewis and Nancy Tomlin. The young girl, Louisa Tomlin, age 9, listed as living in the Uriah Huffman household in 1860, is probably a daughter of Lewis and Nancy.

Although based solely upon circumstantial evidence, the above supposition seems to fit with the known facts. No birth records have been found for either Martin L. Tomlin or Martin L. Huffman. If the age listed for him on the 1860 Census is correct, he was born about 1854, some two years before Uriah and Nancy Tomlin were married. Birth records were found for Clementine Huffman and George W. Huffman. As yet, no death records have been found for either Lewis Tomlin or Lucy Rountree.

The 1870 U.S. Census for Metcalfe County, Kentucky lists Uriah T. Huffman, age 77, Head of Family, his wife, Nancy, age 44, a daughter, Clementine, age 12, a son, George, age 11, and a daughter, Jemima, age

9. Louisa Tomlin, age 18, is listed as a Pauper and living in the Poorhouse run by Marcy Simmons. Martin L. was not found.

4. Nancy Harvey Tomlin Huffman (1824-1910). She was the second wife of Uriah Taylor Huffman.

More About URIAH TAYLOR HUFFMAN:
Burial: Huffman Cemetery near Wisdom, Hwy. 1413, Metcalfe County, Kentucky

More About NANCY HARVEY:
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Randolph, Metcalfe County, Kentucky

Children of URIAH HUFFMAN and LUCY ROUNTREE are:

28. i. JEMIMA ELIZABETH11 HUFFMAN, b. 1824; d. Aft. 1880.
ii. JOSEPH HENRY HUFFMAN, b. 1828; d. October 1857, Barren County, Kentucky; m. JANE BOWLS, October 09,
1854; b. 1832.
More About JOSEPH HENRY HUFFMAN:
Cause of Death: Consumption
Occupation: Farmer
iii. LOU ANN HUFFMAN, b. July 07, 1831; d. June 1914, Hart County, Kentucky.
More About LOU ANN HUFFMAN:
Burial: Oscar Huffman Cemetery, Hart County, Kentucky

5. Lou Ann Huffman 1831-1914

iv. SARAH M. HUFFMAN, b. 1835; d. December 1855, Barren County, Kentucky.

29. v. ALEXANDER OSCAR HUFFMAN, b. July 26, 1836, Barren County, Kentucky; d. November 07, 1912, Hart County, Kentucky.

Children of URIAH HUFFMAN and NANCY HARVEY are:

  1. vi. CLEMENTINE F.11 HUFFMAN, b. July 1857, Barren County, Kentucky; d. 1917, Great Falls, Montana.
  2. vii. GEORGE W. HUFFMAN, b. October 29, 1859, Near Wisdom, Barren County (now Metcalfe), Kentucky; d. March 16, 1929, Hoopeston, Indiana.
  3. viii. JEMIMA ELIZABETH HUFFMAN, b. June 15, 1861, Metcalfe County, Kentucky; d. November 25, 1943, Metcalfe County, Kentucky.

Generation No. 3

7. NANCY11 HUFFMAN (EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7 , TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born December 20, 1810 in Cumberland County, Kentucky, and died April 25, 1894 in Platte County, Missouri. She married ARCHIBALD BUCHANAN WILLS February 02, 1828 in Clay County, Missouri, the son of JAMES WILLS and LILLIAN BUCHANAN. He was born January 11, 1792 in Rutherford County, Tennessee, and died December 02, 1877 in Platte County, Missouri.

More About NANCY HUFFMAN:
Burial: Archibald Wills/Rule Farm (unmarked grave), Platte County, Missouri

Notes for ARCHIBALD BUCHANAN WILLS:

He was a veteran of War of 1812. Private in Captain Otto Cantrell's Company of the Tennessee Militia from September 24 to December 21, 1813, length of service was 89 days.

Archibald Wills was born on January 11, 1792 in Rutherford County, Tennessee. He was the oldest of at least five children born to James Wills and Lillian Ann Buchanan. In 1818, he came with his family to Missouri and settled in Clay County in 1822, where he became a schoolteacher. One of their neighbors was Ezekiel Huffman, and on February 28, 1828, Archibald Wills married Nancy Huffman, one of his pupils and a daughter of Ezekiel Huffman. They had ten children. He died December 2, 1877 in Platte County, Missouri, and records show that he was buried on the farm where he lived.

6. Nancy Huffman 1810-1894 7. Archibald B. Wills 1792-1877

His military records state that he was six feet tall with dark hair and skin and hazel eyes. He applied for Bounty Land and a pension. After his death, his widow, Nancy, received a Widow's pension of $12.00 per month until her death on the 25th of April, 1894. She is buried beside Archibald on the farm.

More About ARCHIBALD BUCHANAN WILLS: Burial: Archibald Wills/Rule Farm (unmarked grave), Platte County, Missouri Occupation: Farmer and Teacher Religion: Baptist

Children of NANCY HUFFMAN and ARCHIBALD WILLS are:

33. i. ELIZABETH ANN12 WILLS, b. March 07, 1829, Clay County, Missouri; d. November 10, 1918, Platte County, Missouri.

ii. INFANT WILLS, b. Abt. 1830, Clay County, Missouri; d. Abt. 1830, Clay County, Missouri.

  1. iii. SARAH JANE WILLS, b. 1832, Clay County, Missouri; d. January 06, 1922, State of Missouri.
  2. iv. JAMES WILLS, b. May 02, 1834, Prob. Clay County, Missouri; d. August 27, 1917, Paradise, Clay County, Missouri.
  3. v. MARY ELIZABETH WILLS, b. January 04, 1837, Clay County, Missouri; d. September 19, 1917, Holt, Clay County, Missouri.

vi. EZEKIEL WILLS, b. Abt. 1839, State of Missouri; d. Clay County, Missouri.

More About EZEKIEL WILLS:
Cause of Death: Drowned

vii. REUBEN WILLS, b. Abt. 1841, State of Missouri; d. Clay County, Missouri.

Notes for REUBEN WILLS:

More About REUBEN WILLS:
Cause of Death: Drowned

37. viii. NANCY MARIE WILLS, b. March 06, 1845, Platte County, Missouri; d. June 15, 1922, Paradise, Clay County, Missouri.

ix.
AMANDA WILLS, b. Abt. 1848, Platte County, Missouri; d. March 26, 1917, Leavenworth, Kansas; m. EDWARD M. ALEXANDER, April 08, 1868, Platte County, Missouri.
x.
MARTHA F. WILLS, b. Abt. 1850, Platte County, Missouri; d. 1885, Clinton County, Missouri; m. JAMES ALEXANDER SLOAN, January 12, 1871, Clinton County, Missouri.

xi. MARGARET WILLS, b. Abt. 1854.

8. JESSE GEORGE11 HUFFMAN (EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born October 06, 1812 in Cumberland County, Kentucky, and died May 29, 1893 in Benton County, Oregon. He married (1) NANCY BENNET November 27, 1834 in Clay County, Missouri, perf. by Wm. Thorp, M.G. Primitive Baptist Church. She died 1836. He married (2) MOURNING ESTES October 10, 1836 in Clay County, Missouri, daughter of ELISHA ESTES and NANCY HARRIS. She was born March 23, 1810 in State of Kentucky, and died October 11, 1885 in Benton County, Oregon.

Notes for JESSE GEORGE HUFFMAN:

The following narrative was provided by Glenn D. Abernathy, 3455 Duncan Ave. NE, Salem, Oregon, 98303. Glenn is a great great grandson of Jesse.

"Jesse George Huffman, born in Cumberland County, Kentucky on October 6, 1812, moved with his family to Missouri around 1820 and married his first wife, Nancy Bennet, in November 1834. It is not known what happened to her, most probably she had died, but by late 1836, he married Mourning Estes, daughter of Elisha Estes, from a distinguished Virginia family. They were married in Clay County, Missouri. By 1847, they had five or six children, three sons and two or three daughters. Jesse had heard about the opening-up of the Oregon Territory, and since his family did not particularly like the Missouri climate, by early 1847 he had sold his slaves to a neighbor, bought an Ox Team and Wagon, and joined a wagon train headed for the Oregon Trail. He expected to be able to use his considerable carpentry skills to build their new lodgings in Oregon just as he had done in Clay County. Their journey to Oregon was full of expected hardships, but relatively uneventful, since there were no Indian attacks. They arrived at The Dallas and ferried down the Columbia River with their possessions to Oregon City, the end of the Trail. From there they moved down to northern Marion County and established a homestead on the Pudding River, just north of Aurora. Among their neighbors were many French Canadian settlers, some of who participated in the famous Champoeg Conference that led to Oregon statehood in 1859.

"Jesse and Mourning Huffman were close friends of George Curry, one of Oregon's great early Governors, and they knew George Abernathy, pioneer merchantman and the first Territorial Governor of Oregon. After settling in Oregon, they had five more children. In 1865, at the age of 53, Jesse sold his homestead claim to William Kyle, founder of the famous German religious colony at Aurora. He moved his family to a new homestead in Benton County, west of present day Philomath. Besides being an excellent carpenter, Jesse liked to hunt elk and deer and fish for trout, and he went on many hunting trips with his friend, Governor George Curry. In 1850, he went with General Joseph Lane and his troops to southern Oregon and into California and fought the Rogue River Indians in the Modoc Indian War. Jesse George Huffman died on October 11, 1885 at the age of 73. He is buried next to his wife in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Benton County, not far from his homestead.” (Taken from the "Huffman Family History," by Glenn D. Abernathy, a direct descendant.)

The 1840 U.S. Census for Clinton County, Missouri, page 46, lists Jesse G. Huffman, 1 male under age 5; 1 male 20-30; i female age 20-30.

The 1850 U.S. Census for Marion County, Oregon lists Jesse Hoffman, age 38, farmer, born in Ky., his wife, Mourning, age 29, born in Ky., a son, Bealy (Bradley?), age 13, a daughter, Nancy E., age 9, a son, Rufus M., age 7, a son, Woodferd L., age 5, a daughter, Mary Jane, age 3, a son, Pleasant, age 2. All the children except Pleasant were born in Missouri. He was born in Oregon. Also living in the same household were Wiley Parker, age 25, laborer, and Howell Parker, age 26, laborer, both born in Ky.

The 1860 Census for Marion County, Oregon lists J. G. Huffman, age 47, farmer, born in Ky.; wife, M., age 50, born in Ky.; daughter, Beulah, age 21, blind, dumb, deaf, etc.; a daughter, N. E., age 19; a son, R. M., age 17; a son, W. L., age 15; a daughter, Sarah, age 12; a son, T. G., age 10; and a son, J. T., age 8.

In 1867, Jesse sold the farm in Marion County and moved to Benton County, operating a saw-mill located on a small creek on the south fork of Mary's River. The 1870 U.S. Census for Benton County, Oregon lists J. G. Huffman, age 58, lumberman, born in Ky.; Mourning, age 60, born in Ky.; a son, John, age 19, laborer, born in Or.

The 1880 Census for Benton County, Oregon lists Jesse G. Huffman, age 68; wife, Mourning, age 70; a daughter, Sarah J. Tunnicliff, age 33; a granddaughter, Jesse G., age 10; a grandson, Ace E. Tunnicliffe, age

8.

More About JESSE GEORGE HUFFMAN:
Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Philomath, Benton County, Oregon

More About MOURNING ESTES:
Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Philomath, Benton County, Oregon

Children of JESSE HUFFMAN and MOURNING ESTES are:

i. BRADLY12 HUFFMAN, b. 1837, Clay County, Missouri.

ii. BEULAH HUFFMAN, b. 1839, Clay County, Missouri; d. Bef. 1867, State of Oregon.

Notes for BEULAH HUFFMAN:

Census records show Beulah Huffman as handicapped - deaf, blind and dumb. She was buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Lot 54, Grave 7. Records indicate that Elizabeth and Beulah are in the same grave and that their bodies were brought from another cemetery.

More About BEULAH HUFFMAN:
Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Philomath, Benton County, Oregon

iii. NANCY ELIZABETH HUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1841, State of Missouri; d. Bef. 1867, State of Oregon.

Notes for NANCY ELIZABETH HUFFMAN:

Cemetery records for Pleasant Valley cemetery, located three miles southwest of Philomath, Benton County, Oregon, indicate that Elizabeth Huffman was buried in the same grave as Beulah Huffman - Lot 54, Grave 7. Records indicate that both bodies were brought from another cemetery. The probability exists that both children died in Marion County, Oregon before 1867, which was when Jesse Huffman moved to Benton County. It stands to reason that the parents would move the two children when they left Marion County.

iv. RUFUS M. HUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1843, Clay County, Missouri.

More About RUFUS M. HUFFMAN:
Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Philomath, Benton County, Oregon

  1. v. WOODFORD L. HUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1845, Clay County, Missouri; d. Bef. 1883.
    1. vi. MARY JANE HUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1847, State of Oregon.
    2. vii. PLEASANT G. HUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1850, State of Oregon; d. 1873.
  2. viii. JOHN PARKER HUFFMAN, b. April 24, 1851, Near Aurora, Marion County, Oregon; d. November 12, 1938, Westwood Homestead, Benton County, Oregon.

ix. J. T. HUFFMAN, b. 1852, Marion County, Oregon.

9. SARAH11 HUFFMAN (EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7 , TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born August 07, 1814 in Cumberland County, Kentucky, and died September 26, 1876 in Liberty, Clay County, Missouri. She married (1) JAMES TAYLOR August 18, 1831 in Clay County, Missouri. She married (2) ELIJAH JACKSON July 24, 1838 in Clinton County, Missouri. He was born March 12, 1808, and died January 12, 1849 in Kansas City, Missouri. She married (3) JAMES LIPTRAP Aft. 1850.

Children of SARAH HUFFMAN and JAMES TAYLOR are:

i. WILLIAM12 TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1832.

ii. ELIZABETH TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1834.

Children of SARAH HUFFMAN and ELIJAH JACKSON are:

  1. iii. LEANAH12 JACKSON, b. May 03, 1842; d. April 14, 1917.
  2. iv. AMANDA W. JACKSON, b. 1844; d. April 11, 1924, Kansas City, Missouri.

v. SARAH JACKSON, b. Abt. 1847.

vi. MARY ELLEN JACKSON, b. Abt. 1849.

vii. UNKNOWN JACKSON.

viii. UNKNOWN JACKSON.

10. MARTHA ANN11 HUFFMAN (EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born January 10, 1816 in State of Kentucky, and died March 17, 1909 in Cache, Comanche County, Oklahoma. She married JOHN HENRY SIMMS January 29, 1835 in Clay County, Missouri. He was born 1795 in Stafford County, Virginia, and died March 27, 1874 in Craig, Holt County, Missouri.

More About MARTHA ANN HUFFMAN: Burial: Cache, Oklahoma

Notes for JOHN HENRY SIMMS:

He was a veteran of the War of 1812. He served in the Virginia Militia. His widow drew Pension No. 11043. He was first buried at the Williams Cemetery, Craig, Missouri. Mrs. Iona Gomel White was responsible for obtaining a government marker for his grave, and because the cemetery was overgrown with no access, the Craig, Missouri Post of the American Legion moved his grave in May 1976 to the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. He is buried there next to his son, William Ashby Simms, a Confederate Civil War veteran. A military marker was obtained for him also.

John Henry Simms and Martha are listed in the 1860 U.S. Census for Clay County, Missouri. The 1870 Census shows them in Holt County. Numerous land transactions are on file in Holt County. The first purchase was filed June 5, 1866, Book K, page 545, Holt County Recorder's Office, Oregon, Missouri, for 720 acres of land around Craig, Missouri, most of it being in the Missouri River "bottom" area a mile west of Craig.

8. Martha Ann Huffman 1816-1909

The JESSE JAMES CONNECTION. The following family story was communicated to me by Iona Gomel, a descendant of Martha Huffman Simms:

"Martha Huffman's husband, John H. Simms, was a brother to Benjamin Simms, the second husband of Zerelda James. The James farm and the Simms and probably the Huffmans were all within a few miles of each other near Liberty, Missouri (as they say - "the same neighborhood"). The story told among my ancestors was that Martha and John came to Holt County to get away from the James family. But with the James boys, I don't think they let anyone "move away." They, themselves, were always on the move, and there were relatives and friends wherever they wanted to travel. The family story was that Martha's husband, John, actually died in route on a trip to Clay County and was buried along the road. Later the family moved him to the Williams Cemetery east of Craig, Missouri.

"Missouri, like Kentucky, was a hold-out state during the Civil War. They both controlled important rivers, but in Missouri you not only had brother against brother, but you also had the problem of the Kansas "Red Legs", or Jayhawkers. These looters would raid across the border in Missouri under the guise of Union soldiers, burning, stealing and killing. In reprisal, southern sympathizers in Missouri had their own bushwackers, and the most notorious was the guerrilla, William Quantrill, who appointed himself as the avenger of these raids. Jesse and Frank James were members of Quantrill's band. In an attempt to curtail guerrilla activity, the Union Commander, General Thomas Ewing, issued Order No. 11, which forced people off their farms and into adjoining counties, leaving their property and possessions behind. In this immediate area, (Holt and Clay Cos.) Kansas "outlaws" would cross the river at night, burn people out or run them out. Many would load their meager belongings on whatever they could find for a boat and go north to Iowa or Nebraska.

"When Martha and John moved from Clay County, Missouri to Holt County, their farm was located in the southwestern part of Holt County between the town of Craig and the present Rulo bridge. That bridge spans the Missouri River and leads to Rulo, Nebraska, located a few miles from the river. If you really study the history of Jesse and Frank, you would know that they and their folks (along with many other southerners) were forced by the Union out of Clay County. The James family went to Rulo, Nebraska. You will also know that when Jesse received a gunshot wound from which it was doubtful he could survive, his recovery time was done at Rulo.

"Back to the story -- Sometime after the war, Jesse and Frank James stopped at Martha and John's house for a meal. Just after they left Martha noticed that her mantle clock was missing. John got on his horse, went down the road and stopped Jesse and Frank, and they handed over the clock without any trouble. That clock was the same clock that was on my grandma Simms Gomel's library table for many years. Before her death she gave that clock to her grandson, Mike, who lives in California.

"When us kids were of the age just starting to school, we were living in north Kansas City, between Liberty and Kansas City. We had a 40-acre farm out at Kearney. So on weekends, when at the 40, which was not far from the James' farm, we would go down to visit the James' farm. If Frank's descendant from Kansas City who owned the farm happened to be there, he would take us kids through the house. It was still in it's original condition, just as the family had locked it up many years ago. At that time the house was not open to the public. This descendant would just go out there to "mess around" like a person does. I told him the family connection, and apparently he believed me as not everyone got the tour of the house. Since then it has been taken over by an historical group, and they have done extensive "renovation." A couple of years ago our daughter was here with her children and wanted to take them down to the James' farm. So we made the trip. They now have a museum connected with the house, and in there they have the James family tree on the wall. I said to the tour guide -- "Zerelda's second marriage to Benjamin Simms is not on here." His reply was -- "Well, that was such a short marriage, and she filed for divorce, and we did not think it worth taking up the space." When we got over to the house the young girl that was the tour guide was at the picture of Zerelda, and she was commenting "what a mean looking lady she was." She went on to say -- "You can just look at her picture and see that she would be the type to support the story that goes with her second marriage to a neighbor man by the name of Benjamin Simms. They could not agree on the discipline of the boys, and it is told that one day she ran Benjamin out of the house with the shotgun, told him never to come back, and went to Liberty and filed for divorce. But he was hit in the head by a low tree branch when on his horse and knocked off and died before the divorce went through."

"Now I have done my story telling for today so better get to work."

More About JOHN HENRY SIMMS:
Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Holt County, Missouri

Children of MARTHA HUFFMAN and JOHN SIMMS are:

  1. i. ADELAIDE12 SIMMS, b. January 20, 1836, Clay County, Missouri; d. March 27, 1895, Holt County, Missouri.
  2. ii. MARY JANE SIMMS, b. October 01, 1837, Clay County, Missouri; d. July 31, 1931, Oregon, Holt County, Missouri.
  3. iii. RICHARD ALVIN SIMMS, b. December 23, 1839, Clay County, Missouri; d. September 23, 1909, Goldendale, Washington.

iv. JOHN MARSHALL SIMMS, b. November 03, 1841, State of Missouri; d. September 23, 1922, Grangeville, Idaho County, Idaho.

Notes for JOHN MARSHALL SIMMS:

As far as known John Marshall Simms died unmarried. The occupation listed on his death certificate was listed as "Mines."

9. John Marshall Simms 1841-1922

More About JOHN MARSHALL SIMMS:
Burial: Prairie View Cemetery, Grangeville, Idaho
Occupation: Miner

v. WILLIAM ASHBY SIMMS, b. April 03, 1844, Clay County, Missouri; d. September 05, 1916, St. Joseph, Holt County, Missouri.

Notes for WILLIAM ASHBY SIMMS:

Veteran of the Civil War, Confederate Army.
Private in Company "D" of the 6th Regiment of Missouri Cavalry.

W. A. SIMMS DIES IN HOSPITAL --- Succumbs to Uremic Poisoning -- Was Recovering From Operation.

William Ashby Simms, resident of Holt County since 1865, died at the Noyes Hospital in St. Joseph, Tuesday, September 5, at 8 o'clock, a victim of uremic poisoning. He had undergone an operation to relieve obstruction of the bladder Wednesday of the previous week and was recovering nicely from the dangerous operation when the poison began to develop in his system and he passed away within a few hours after the first symptoms of the complication became apparent.

Mr. Simms was born near Liberty in Clay County, April 3, 1844. He died at the age of 72 years, 4 months, 2 days. In 1862 he joined the Confederate Army and bravely fought in the cause of the South throughout the remainder of the war. He was wounded in the right arm and never regained full use of the member which disabled him to such an extent that he was never able to perform many kinds of hard manual labor, but in spite of this fact he was a hard worker and made a living where many men under similar circumstances would have been dependant. Of late years he made his way principally by hunting, fishing, and gardening, and the greater part of his time was spent in a camp on the Missouri River west of Craig. The number and size of the fish he caught was always re- markable, even to experienced fishermen.

The past summer he had cultivated a garden of about an acre near the river bank and it is thought that hard work in this garden greatly hastened his death.

Mr. Simms had been a member of the local order of Odd Fellows for many years and his funeral was conducted in the Odd Fellows Hall in Craig Thursday at 1:30 p.m. The funeral was preached by Rev. E. F. Cooley, and the burial ritual of the Odd Fellows was used. Interment was in the Craig I.O.O.F. cemetery.

The deceased was never married but made his home in Craig with his sister, Mrs. Mary Simms, who survives him. He also leaves another sister, Mrs. George Story of Falls City, Neb., and a brother, John M. Simms of Elk City, Idaho.

Although Mr. Simms was never a church member, he lived an honest, upright, conscientious life and was respected by everyone. He was very quiet and unassuming, and very few people gained an insight into the depth of the character he possessed, but those who knew him best will feel an irreparable loss in his death and everyone keenly regrets the fact the end has come.

More About WILLIAM ASHBY SIMMS:
Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Craig, Holt County, Missouri

vi. LOUISE B. SIMMS, b. March 29, 1846, Clay County, Missouri; d. May 20, 1848, Clay County, Missouri.

More About LOUISE B. SIMMS:
Burial: Richard Simms Family Cemetery, Clay County, Missouri

46. vii. SARAH FRANCES SIMMS, b. October 25, 1850, Clay County, Missouri; d. April 12, 1935, Falls City, Nebraska.

viii. ANN ELIZABETH SIMMS, b. May 01, 1855, Clay County, Missouri; d. Aft. 1860.

Notes for ANN ELIZABETH SIMMS:

She died as an infant.

47. ix. BETTY ASHBY SIMMS, b. June 08, 1858, Clay County, Missouri; d. January 09, 1935, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

11. WILLIAM FRANKLIN11 HUFFMAN (EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born Abt. 1819 in State of Kentucky, and died March 1860 in Platte County, Missouri. He married ELIZABETH WILLIAMS.

More About WILLIAM FRANKLIN HUFFMAN: Cause of Death: Tuberculosis Occupation: Farmer

Children of WILLIAM HUFFMAN and ELIZABETH WILLIAMS are:

i. JAMES12 HUFFMAN.

ii. WILLIAM O. HUFFMAN.

iii. SARAH B. HUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1856.

iv.
SUSAN HUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1857.
v.
RICHARD L. HUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1859.

12. AMANDA11 HUFFMAN (EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7 , TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born Abt. 1824 in Clay County, Missouri, and died Bet. 1870 and 1880 in probably Clinton County, Missouri. She married JAMES TILLERY March 02, 1843 in Clay County, Missouri. He was born 1813 in the state of Kentucky, and died Bet. 1860 and 1870 in probably Clinton County, Missouri.

Children of AMANDA HUFFMAN and JAMES TILLERY are:

i. EZEKIEL H.12 TILLERY, b. February 1849, State of Missouri.

Notes for EZEKIEL H. TILLERY:

E. H. Tillery was the County Clerk of Daviess County, Missouri in 1890.

In 1900 Ezekiel Tillery was living in Gallatin, Daviess County, Missouri.

ii. HENRY TILLERY, b. Abt. 1854.

13. ELIZABETH11 HUFFMAN (EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7 , TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born Abt. 1825 in State of Missouri. She married WILLIAM RICKETTS July 05, 1842 in Clay County, Missouri, by Wm. Thorp, M.G. Baptist Church. He was born Abt. 1805 in the state of Maryland.

Children of ELIZABETH HUFFMAN and WILLIAM RICKETTS are:

i. AMANDA12 RICKETTS, b. September 05, 1843, Clay County, Missouri; d. March 14, 1880, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; m. ALBIN DANIEL DOUGLAS; b. December 28, 1841, State of Kentucky; d. June 27, 1916, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

ii. WILLIAM RICKETTS, JR., b. Abt. 1846.

iii. THOMAS RICKETTS, b. Abt. 1849.

iv.
JOHN RICKETTS, b. Abt. 1850.
v.
HENRY RICKETTS, b. Abt. 1852.

vi. SARAH E. RICKETTS, b. Abt. 1854.

vii. MELISSA RICKETTS, b. Abt. 1856.

viii. MARTHA A. RICKETTS, b. Abt. 1859.

ix. ROLAND RICKETTS, b. 1862, State of Missouri.

14. JEMIMA JANE11 HUFFMAN (EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born August 27, 1826 in probably Clay County, Missouri, and died December 18, 1897 in Liberty, Clay County, Missouri. She married JOEL P. WILKERSON January 12, 1843 in Clay County, Missouri by Rev. William Tharp of the Primative Baptist Church. He was born June 10, 1817, and died November 01, 1886 in Clay County, Missouri.

More About JEMIMA JANE HUFFMAN: Cause of Death: "inward cancer"

Children of JEMIMA HUFFMAN and JOEL WILKERSON are:

48. i. ELIZABETH12 WILKERSON, b. November 17, 1843, Clay County, Missouri; d. May 22, 1913, Liberty, Clay County, Missouri.

ii. CAROLINE WILKERSON, b. October 25, 1846, Clay County, Missouri; d. May 02, 1852.

  1. iii. AMANDA JANE WILKERSON, b. October 16, 1853; d. May 16, 1917, Kansas City, Missouri.
  2. iv. MARY ELIZABETH WILKERSON, b. December 29, 1855, Clay County, Missouri; d. March 23, 1904, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
  3. v. NANCY CATHERINE WILKERSON, b. April 24, 1858, Clay County, Missouri; d. October 12, 1881, Clay County, Missouri.
    1. vi. WILLIAM JOEL WILKERSON, b. June 15, 1860, Caldwell County, Missouri; d. January 21, 1941, Clay County, Missouri.
    2. vii. JAMES D. ALLEN WILKERSON, b. December 01, 1862, Caldwell County, Missouri; d. 1863.
  4. viii. JAMES MADISON WILKERSON, b. January 30, 1870, Clay County, Missouri; d. August 25, 1928, Clay County, Missouri.

10. Jemima Jane Huffman and husband, Joel P. Wilkerson.

15. PETER H.11 HUFFMAN (EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7 , TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born Abt. 1829 in the state of Missouri. He married (1) ELIZA TILLERY February 27, 1844 in Clay County, Missouri. He married (2) ELIZABETH RUPE December 31, 1848 in Atchison County, Missouri. She was born Abt. 1831 in State of Ohio. He married (3) MARTHA THOMPSON August 03, 1854 in Atchison County, Missouri. She was born Abt. 1835 in the state of Kentucky.

Notes for PETER H. HUFFMAN:

The 1850 U.S. Census for Atchison County, Missouri lists Peter Hoffman, age 21, as Head, wife, Elizabeth, age 19, daughter, Missouri J., age 8, and son, Richard, age 9 mos.

The 1860 U.S. Census for Holt County, Missouri lists Peter Hoffman, age 30, as Head, wife, Martha, age 25, a son, Richard, age 11, a daughter, Mary S., age 10, a son, George W., age 4, a daughter, Lucy B., age 01, and a daughter, Louisa C., age 5 mos. Also living in the same household were Charles Thompson, age 32, born in Ky., and Lafayette Thompson, age 19, born in Ky.

Child of PETER HUFFMAN and ELIZA TILLERY is:

i. MISSOURI JANE12 HUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1843, State of Missouri.

Children of PETER HUFFMAN and ELIZABETH RUPE are:

  1. ii. RICHARD ALBERT12 HUFFMAN, b. August 08, 1849, Holt County, Missouri; d. May 31, 1929, Atchison County, Missouri.
  2. iii. MARY SUSAN HUFFMAN, b. August 20, 1851, State of Missouri; d. August 05, 1943.

Children of PETER HUFFMAN and MARTHA THOMPSON are:

56. iv. GEORGE WASHINGTON12 HUFFMAN, b. March 31, 1855, Rock Port, Atchison County, Missouri.

v. LUCY E. HUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1859, State of Missouri.

vi. LOUISA C. HUFFMAN, b. 1860, Holt County, Missouri.

16. MALISSA11 HUFFMAN (EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7 , TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born Abt. 1833 in Clay County, Missouri, and died in probably Jackson County, Missouri. She married MUNFORD BAILEY March 20, 1849 in Clay County, Missouri. He was born Abt. 1820 in the state of North Carolina.

Notes for MUNFORD BAILEY:

In 1882, he was living in Kansas City, Missouri as an ice dealer.

Children of MALISSA HUFFMAN and MUNFORD BAILEY are:

i. CLARA12 BAILEY, b. Abt. 1856, State of Missouri.

ii. ELLA BAILEY, b. Abt. 1859, State of Missouri.

17. WILLIE ANN11 HUFFMAN (JULIUS10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7 , TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born July 14, 1813 in Barren County, now Metcalfe County, Kentucky, and died November 25, 1901 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky. She married JOEL WASHINGTON DILLEY August 14, 1832 in Barren County, Kentucky, son of JOHN DILLEY and ELIZABETH WASHINGTON. He was born May 14, 1809 in Stafford County, Virginia, and died May 17, 1880 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky.

More About WILLIE ANN HUFFMAN:
Burial: Dilley Family Cemetery, Wisdom, Metcalfe County, Kentucky

Notes for JOEL WASHINGTON DILLEY:

The 1860 U.S. Census for Metcalfe County, Kentucky lists Joel W. Dilley, age 51, a Miller and Head of Household, his wife, Willie Ann, age 47, a daughter, Nancy E., age 25, a daughter, Jemima Ann, age 20, a daughter, Eliza J., age 19, a son, William J., age 15, a son, Fountain P., age 13, and a son, Sanford E., age 3. The oldest son, John H. Dilley, age 24, was listed as a Farmer and living with the household of John T. Oldham.

More About JOEL WASHINGTON DILLEY: Burial: Dilley Family Cemetery, Wisdom, Metcalfe County, Kentucky Occupation: Farmer and Miller

Children of WILLIE HUFFMAN and JOEL DILLEY are:

57. i. NANCY ELIZABETH12 DILLEY, b. June 23, 1833; d. April 02, 1910.

ii. JOHN HENRY DILLEY, b. February 09, 1836; d. December 24, 1917; m. LETHA POLSON.

More About JOHN HENRY DILLEY:

11. Willie Ann Huffman and husband, Joel W. Dilley 12. Willie Ann Huffman 1813-1901

13. Funeral of Willie Ann Huffman Dilley in November of 1901.

Burial: Larimore Cemetery, Rex, Hart County, Kentucky

  1. iii. JEMIMA ANN DILLEY, b. July 19, 1838.
    1. iv. ELIZA JANE DILLEY, b. October 20, 1840.
    2. v. JAMES JULIUS DILLEY, b. March 20, 1843.
    3. vi. WILLIAM JASPER DILLEY, b. June 19, 1844.
    4. vii. NEWTON TAYLOR DILLEY, b. September 18, 1847.
  2. viii. FOUNTAIN PITTS DILLEY, b. November 02, 1850; d. April 28, 1918.
  3. ix. SANFORD ELMORE DILLEY, b. November 02, 1856, Metcalfe County, Kentucky; d. March 26, 1924.

x. INFANT DILLEY, b. Abt. 1858; d. Abt. 1858.

More About INFANT DILLEY:
Cause of Death: Stillborn

62. xi. JAMES ELBY DILLEY, b. September 21, 1861, State of Kentucky; d. June 15, 1953.

14. John Henry Dilley 1836-1917

18. JOHN CROW11 HUFFMAN (JULIUS10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7 , TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born 1818 in Barren County, Kentucky. He married VIRGINIA ANN TRIBBLE January 18, 1839 in Barren County, Kentucky, daughter of ? MAY and LUCY COCHRAN. She was born 1824.

Notes for JOHN CROW HUFFMAN:

The 1870 U.S. Census for Metcalfe County, Kentucky lists John C. Huffman, age 52, a Farmer and Head of the Family, his wife, V. A., age 45, a daughter, Emily E., age 20, a daughter, Delaware, age 18, and a daughter, Josephine E., age 15. It is noted that neither Delaware nor Josephine can read or write.

John Crow Huffman was not found in the 1880 Census covering several counties in Kentucky, and it is assumed that he was deceased.

"Great-grandmother Virginia Ann (Tribble) Huffman and Great-grandfather John Crowe Huffman, Aunt Della, Uncle Barthy, and Aunt Callie, and an unborn infant baby are buried near Old Liberty Church in Metcalfe County, Kentucky." Part of a personal communication taken from Lavora Gossett by Violet Huffman. The cemetery in now called New Liberty Cemetery located on Hwy.1413 one mile north of U.S. 60-80. Of the some 270 graves in the cemetery, only 225 are identifiable. Only Bartholonian Huffman's grave is identified.

More About JOHN CROW HUFFMAN:
Burial: Prob. New Liberty Cemetery, Metcalfe County, Kentucky

Notes for VIRGINIA ANN TRIBBLE:

After her son, Bartholonian Huffman, died of Tuberculosis, which he had contracted while serving in the Civil War, Virginia Tribble Huffman was awarded a Dependant Mother's Claim of $30.00 per month from

the U.S. Government. She bought a farm near Liberty Schoolhouse in Hart County, Kentucky for her
daughter, Emily Ellen, and then bought the adjoining farm, known as the Whitlow place, for Callie and her
family. She paid for the farms herself, and then lived off the $30.00 a month pension. (From a personal
interwiew with Lavora Mildred Smith Gossett, the great granddaughter of Virginia Tribble and John Crowe
Huffman.)

More About VIRGINIA ANN TRIBBLE:
Burial: Prob. New Liberty Cemetery, Metcalfe County, Kentucky

Children of JOHN HUFFMAN and VIRGINIA TRIBBLE are:

i. BARTHOLONIAN12 HUFFMAN, b. June 08, 1843, Barren County, Kentucky; d. March 13, 1866.

Notes for BARTHOLONIAN HUFFMAN:

He was a Civil War Veteran, Union Army, Private, Company "A", 30th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry (Mounted). He enlisted for a term of one year on October 30, 1863 in Hart County, Kentucky and was mustered in on February 19, 1864 at Frankfort, Kentucky. He was described as having blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, and 5 ft. 10 in. in height. His occupation was listed as Farmer, and he was 20 years old. He was mustered out on April 18, 1865 at Frankfort, Kentucky.

More About BARTHOLONIAN HUFFMAN:
Burial: New Liberty Cemetery, Metcalfe County, Kentucky
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis, contracted while serving in the Civil War.

63. ii. EMILY ELLEN HUFFMAN, b. June 03, 1850, Barren County, Kentucky; d. October 03, 1934.

iii. DELAWARE F. HUFFMAN, b. 1852, Barren County, Kentucky.

More About DELAWARE F. HUFFMAN:
Burial: Prob. New Liberty Cemetery, Metcalfe County, Kentucky
Cause of Death: Died young of Tuberculosis.

64. iv. JOSEPHINE CAROLINE HUFFMAN, b. 1855, Barren County, Kentucky; d. April 1892.

19. LEWIS MILUM11 HUFFMAN (JULIUS10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7 , TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born 1832 in Barren County, Kentucky, and died 1925 in Merkel, Taylor County, Texas. He married VIRGINIA F. MURRY June 17, 1855 in Barren County, Kentucky. She was born 1830 in Nelson County, Virginia, and died 1894 in Merkel, Taylor County, Texas.

Notes for LEWIS MILUM HUFFMAN:

According to Barren County Guardian records, Lewis M. Huffman became the legal Guardian of John and Drewry Fiers for three years from 1859 to 1862. The two boys were sons of Ausman Fiers and his wife, Mary Jane Murray. It is believed that she was the sister of Virginia F. Murray, the wife of Lewis Huffman, making the orphaned boys nephews of the Huffmans. Their mother died in Barren County, Kentucky in the summer of 1854 from a cholera epidemic brought to Glasgow by the circus. Their father was the Postmaster for the town of Randolph, Kentucky from 1847 until his death in 1858. After the death of their father, the children, two sons and one daughter, were assigned Guardians and sent to live in their homes. The daughter was named Henrietta, and her appointed Guardian was John Cox and his wife, Jemima Elizabeth Huffman. Jemima was a first cousin of Lewis Huffman, and the Huffmans and the Cox's were neighbors in Metcalfe County.

November 21, 1859 - Lewis M. Huffman became legal Guardian of John and Drury Fiers. James L.

15. Lewis Milum Huffman 1832-1925

Cummins was Surity for Huffman.

The 1860 U.S. Census for Metcalfe County, Kentucky shows Lewis M. Hoffman, age 25, a farmer, his wife, Virginia F., age 30, daughter, Trissi, age 3, and a son Patrick G., age 1. Also living in the same household was Drury Firs, age 17, and John Firs, age 13.

The 1870 Census for Hart County, Kentucky lists L. M. Huffman, age 38, as a Farmer and Head of Household, his wife, Virginia F., age 38, daughter, Trissia, age 14, son, Patrick G., age 10, daughter, Mary B., age 5, and daughter, Nancy, age 3.

The 1880 U.S. Census for Hart County lists Lewis M. Huffman, age 49, as Head, his wife, Virginia F., age 50, son, Patrick, age 21, daughter, Mary B., age 16, daughter, Nancy, age 14, and son, John W., age 6. The oldest daughter, Trissi, had married and no longer lived in the home. (Note: Some family records show that his name was spelled "Louis," not Lewis. However, the author has chosen to use Lewis, since that is the way it appears on every public record encountered during research of his line.)

Sometime after 1880, Lewis M. Huffman and family left Hart County and moved to west Texas. Both Lewis and wife, Virginia, died in Merkel, Taylor County, Texas and are buried there.

More About LEWIS MILUM HUFFMAN: Occupation: Farmer

Children of LEWIS HUFFMAN and VIRGINIA MURRY are:

65. i. TRISSI12 HUFFMAN, b. June 14, 1856, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky; d. March 13, 1911, Solomonville,
Graham County, Arizona.
ii. REV. PATRICK G. HUFFMAN, b. 1860.

16. Patrick G. Huffman

b. 1860

Notes for REV. PATRICK G. HUFFMAN: Patrick Huffman lived in Baird, Texas. More About REV. PATRICK G. HUFFMAN: Religion: Methodist Minister

iii. MARY B. HUFFMAN, b. 1865.

66. iv. NANCY HUFFMAN, b. 1867, Metcalfe County, Kentucky. v.JOHN W. HUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1875.

17. John W. Huffman

b. 1875

Notes for JOHN W. HUFFMAN:

John Huffman lived in Jones County, Texas.

20. JOHN11 COX (LUCINDA10 HUFFMAN, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7 , TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born 1824, and died Aft. 1880. He married JEMIMA ELIZABETH HUFFMAN August 16, 1846 in Barren County, Kentucky, daughter of URIAH HUFFMAN and LUCY ROUNTREE. She was born 1824, and died Aft. 1880.

Notes for JOHN COX:

In 1846, John Cox, age 22, married his first cousin, Jemima Elizabeth Huffman, age 22, in Barren County, Kentucky. He was the son of Chastain Cox and Lucinda Huffman while she was the daughter of Uriah Taylor Huffman, Lucinda's younger brother, and Lucy Rountree.

The 1850 U.S. Census for Barren County, Kentucky lists John Cox, age 27, as Head of Household, his wife, Jemima E., age 26, son, Smith B., age 3, and daughter, Tallitha, age 1.

The 1860 Metcalfe County Census lists John Cox, age 39, a Farmer and Head, his wife, Elizabeth, age 35, a son, Smith B., age 13, a daughter, Talilhaoma(?), age 11. Also living in the same household were Henrietta Fires, age 15, in school, and George W. Huffman, age 21, farming.

Author's Note: Henrietta Fiers, listed in the 1860 Census, was one of three orphaned children of Ausman Fiers and Mary Jane Murray. (See Notes For Lewis Huffman above.) The children, two boys and one girl, were assigned to live with Guardians, appointed by the County. Henrietta went to live with the family of John Cox, and the two boys went to live with the family of Lewis Huffman. The Coxs and Huffmans were neighbors. George W. Huffman, listed in the same census, was a younger brother of Lewis M. Huffman and a first cousin to Elizabeth Huffman Cox. Evidently, in 1860, he lived with the Cox household and helped with the farming.

In the 1880 Barren County Census John Cox, age 60, is listed as Head of Family and a Farmer. Also listed is J. E., his wife, age 55, a son, S.G., age 17, and a daughter, M.E., age 13.

More About JOHN COX:
Burial: Coffey Cemetery near Wisdom, Metcalfe County, Kentucky
Occupation: Farmer

More About JEMIMA ELIZABETH HUFFMAN:
Burial: Coffey Cemetery near Wisdom, Metcalfe County, Kentucky

Children of JOHN COX and JEMIMA HUFFMAN are:

  1. i. SMITH BARLOW12 COX, b. June 01, 1847; d. June 08, 1930, Lecta, Kentucky.
  2. ii. TABITHA CUMI COX, b. August 26, 1849; d. September 11, 1934.
  3. iii. SHERMAN G. COX, b. May 1862.

iv. MARY ELLEN COX, b. 1866; m. GEORGE T. SHIRLEY, December 27, 1882, Barren County, Kentucky.

21. MARTHA11 COX (LUCINDA10 HUFFMAN, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born Abt. 1809 in Barren County, Kentucky, and died February 03, 1857 in Barren County, Kentucky. She married ROBERTSON TUDOR December 1831 in Barren County, Kentucky, the son of JOHN TUDOR and MARY HUFFMAN. He was born August 01, 1807 in Barren County, Kentucky.

Children of MARTHA COX and ROBERTSON TUDOR are:

i. MARGARET12 TUDOR.

ii. MARY A. TUDOR.

22. WYRINDA11 HUFFMAN (ELIZABETH10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7 , TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born October 22, 1816 in Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky, and died September

15, 1886 in Barren County, Kentucky. She married FAULKNER BALDOCK September 01, 1840 in Barren
County, Kentucky, son of LEVI BALDOCK and SARAH EDWARDS. He was born January 14, 1815 in Garrard
County, Kentucky, and died December 04, 1902 in Barren County, Kentucky.

More About WYRINDA HUFFMAN:
Burial: Huffman Cemetery on Farm of Ossie Miller, Nobob Section.

More About FAULKNER BALDOCK:
(See Part One for photograph of Faulkner Baldock)
Burial: Huffman Cemetery on Farm of Ossie Miller, Nobob Section.

Children of WYRINDA HUFFMAN and FAULKNER BALDOCK are:

70. i. ALBERT12 BALDOCK, b. July 03, 1841, Barren County, Kentucky; d. October 22, 1932, Barren County, Kentucky.
ii. GEORGE BALDOCK, b. February 27, 1843; d. June 20, 1862, Military hospital in Iuke, Mississippi.
Notes for GEORGE BALDOCK:
Civil War Veteran (Union Army)
George Baldock (1843-1862) was the son of Faulkner Baldock and Wyrinda Huffman of the Nobob area of Barren
County, Kentucky. George and his brother, Albert Baldock, enlisted as Privates in Capt. Chenowith's Company of
the Home Guard on September 24, 1861 at Camp Joseph Underwood in Barren County, Kentucky. He was 18 years
old when he signed up, and his brother was 20. Together, they were mustered into Company "E" of the 9th Ky.
Infantry at Camp Boyle, Adair County, Kentucky on November 26, 1861. George Baldock died of "Fever" on June
20, 1862 in Iuke, Mississippi. He was 19 years old. The Muster Out Roll for December 13, 1862 states that he died
of Consumption.
71. iii. AMBROSE BALDOCK, b. November 21, 1844, Barren County, Kentucky; d. April 08, 1930, Barren County,
Kentucky.
iv. SARAH ELIZABETH BALDOCK, b. October 21, 1847, Barren County, Kentucky; d. September 28, 1851, Barren
County, Kentucky.
Notes for SARAH ELIZABETH BALDOCK:
Sarah Elizabeth Baldock was never married.
More About SARAH ELIZABETH BALDOCK:
Burial: Huffman Cemetery on Farm of Ossie Miller, Nobob Section.
v. MARTHA ELLEN BALDOCK, b. December 12, 1849, Barren County, Kentucky; d. Abt. 1910; m. LEWIS PEDIGO,
October 17, 1869.
72. vi. HENRY BALDOCK, b. March 14, 1858, Barren County, Kentucky; d. January 05, 1932, Barren County, Kentucky.

23. LOUISA11 HUFFMAN (ELIZABETH10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7 , TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born June 09, 1819 in Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky, and died June 25, 1897. She married WILLIAM HARRY HODGES July 28, 1853 in Barren County, Kentucky. He was born June 17, 1815 in Washington County, Tennessee, and died May 10, 1891 in Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky.

More About WILLIAM HARRY HODGES:
Burial: Huffman Cemetery near home of Ossie Miller, Barren County, Kentucky

Child of LOUISA HUFFMAN and WILLIAM HODGES is:

i. HARRIET12 HODGES, b. December 08, 1854; d. February 12, 1941.

More About HARRIET HODGES: Burial: White Cemetery, Monroe County, Kentucky

24. LUCINDA11 HUFFMAN (ELIZABETH10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7 , TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born 1822 in Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky. She married THOMAS BELL July 28, 1858 in Barren County, Kentucky. He was born Abt. 1825.

Notes for THOMAS BELL:

"Thomas Bell operated a Tanyard about one half mile south of Glover's Creek, on the original Tompkinsville Road where Ernest Chapman now lives (1940). There is still evidence of the vats on the site, although it has been about 100 years since it was in operation." (A Historical Trip Through Barren County, by Clayton Simmons, 1940)

The 1870 U.S. Census for Barren County, Kentucky lists Thomas Bell, age 45, as Head of Household and a Farmer, his wife, Lucinda, age 50, a daughter, Mary M., age 16, and a son, Crit H., age 14.

Children of LUCINDA HUFFMAN and THOMAS BELL are:

73. i. MARY M.12 BELL, b. Abt. 1854, State of Missouri.

ii. CRIT H. BELL, b. Abt. 1856.

25. ALBERT11 HUFFMAN (ELIZABETH10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7 , TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born March 28, 1823 in Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky, and died September 17, 1892 in Barren County, Kentucky. He married ELIZA JANE NUNNALLY December 23, 1857, daughter of JOHN NUNNALLY and ELIZABETH WHITE. She was born December 19, 1836 in Barren County, Kentucky, and died February 12, 1896 in Barren County, Kentucky.

Notes for ALBERT HUFFMAN:

Albert Huffman (1823-1892) was the eldest son of Ambrose Huffman, Jr. and his wife (and first cousin), Elizabeth Huffman. He was an early member of the old Greenbriar Christian Church, located about one mile and a half south of Nobob, Kentucky in Barren County. Albert Huffman and his wife, Eliza Jane Nunnally, had nine children, including Virgil and Grant Huffman, the two brothers who left Barren County in the late 1800's to prospect for gold and silver in Alaska and the Yukon Territories.

The early Deed Books of Barren Co. show that in 1845 and 1849, Albert Huffman purchased tracts of 60 acres and 40 acres respectively, located on Nobob Creek, from the estate of Teter Huffman.

" Albert lived in the old two story Huffman home, reportedly built by Henry Huffman. The chimney cornerstone, which is dated 1808, is in the personal possession of Dr. Oren A. Beatty of Louisville, Ky., as of Oct. 6, 1992. Albert Huffman was a cabinet maker and farmer. He had much mechanical ability, which he probably inherited from his German ancestors. His shop stood a short distance south of the old home and was equiped with every available tool for cabinet making and blacksmithing. It is said he could make anything from iron or wood. One of the three cornered inlaid cupboards which he made about 80 years ago is now in possession of the writer." (A Historical Trip Through Barren County, Kentucky, by Clayton Simmons, 1940)

"My father was a Home-stayer, never leaving our Farm, but he was one of the best Cabinet Workman of his Day. Carriages, Coffins, Wagons, all A-1, also Shoes for the family." (Personal letter written by his son,

18. Albert Huffman grave in the old Huffman Cemetery near Nobob, Kentucky.

Grant Huffman to A. A. Hoffman, dated May 26, 1930.)

Albert Huffman died on September 17, 1892, and his Will is transcribed below:

Know all men by these presents that I Albert Huffman, a resident of Nobob Postoffice in the County of Barren and State of Kentucky, and by occupation a farmer, being of sound mind but weak in body, and realising the certainty of death and the uncertainty of life, do hereby make this my last will and testament revoking all former wills.

1st. I give my body to the earth from which it came and my spirit to God who gave it.

2nd. I give, devise and bequeath my estate and property, real and personal, as follows, that is to say after the payment of all my just debts and obligations, I want and desire that my four daughters Helen Baity, Minnie Huffman, Cora Huffman and Bettie Huffman shall be made equal out of the proceeds of my Estate with Amanda Hodges. I desire that my two sons Virgil and Ambrose Huffman shall be made from my estate equal with my son Grant Huffman. I desire that if my son Grant Huffman shall look after and care for me with that will and affection owe from a son to a father, I desire that he shall have a reasonable compensation for said service over and above his brothers and sisters. I desire that my widow, Eliza J. Huffman, shall have a child's part. I give and bequeath to my son

John Huffman the sum of ten dollars. I desire that after my children above named shall have been made equal with those that have had advancements made to them, they shall share equal except my son Grant Huffman who shall be paid for his services in caring for me

during my life as above stated, and also my son John Huffman whom I bequeath only ten dollars, and I hereby appoint as my executor to execute this my last Will and Testament, I. N. Chenowith of Barren

County, Ky. In witness hereof I have signed, sealed and published and declared this testament as my last Will at my residence on the 16th day of Feb. 1892. (signed) Albert Huffman

More About ALBERT HUFFMAN:
Burial: Huffman Cemetery, near former home of Ossie Miller,Nobob Section of Barren County, Kentucky

More About ELIZA JANE NUNNALLY:
Burial: Huffman Cemetery, near former home of Ossie Miller, Nobob Section of Barren County, Kentucky

Children of ALBERT HUFFMAN and ELIZA NUNNALLY are:

i. VIRGIL12 HUFFMAN, b. June 19, 1859, Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky; d. July 05, 1932, Barren County, Kentucky; m. LUCY DENHAM, December 23, 1918; b. January 07, 1878, Barren County, Kentucky; d. March 04, 1975, Barren County, Kentucky.

Notes for VIRGIL HUFFMAN:
(See Part One for photograph of Virgil Huffman)

The following is from Oren Beatty's account, published in "Yesterday and Today," about the adventures of his uncles, his aunt, and his cousin in Alaska and the Yukon (see also Grant Huffman, Cora Huffman, and Gilbert Rich):

Virgil Huffman went to California in the 1880's and from there to Alaska by way of Skagway. He settled in an

area south of Fairbanks. At that time Alaska was sparsely settled and often his closest neighbor was 40 miles away.

In the winter he trapped for furs, and in the summer he prospected for gold, silver, and copper. In the fall he hunted

moose or caribou for the winter meat supply. Other necessary food supplies were purchased from Fairbanks in

quantities that would last 6 to 12 months. Of course he had dog and sled for transport. The cabins were never locked

so that travelers could stop and spend the night. They were welcome to the food they needed. He traveled over much

of Alaska by foot, dog sled and on the Yukon River.

For safety sake the pioneers often had partners for the purpose of help in case of illness or accidents. On one

occasion he and his partner, Paxon, were prospecting for copper in the Tanana River basin area when an Indian by

name of Skookum Jim came along the trail and announced that gold had been discovered in the Klondike. They both

left immediately and crossed the Tanana Mountains and entered the Yukon Territory where they proceeded to the

Klondike. Virgil, known as "Jim" in the North Country, staked out and registered many claims, of which several

proved to be successful. A post office in Alaska was named "Huffmans," for Virgil, and a postoffice was also named

for his partner.

Cora Huffman Rich described her brother's experiences in a letter:

"Jim did a lot of hard prospecting on different creeks. He would get awful run down for want of proper and a

variety of food. The best strike he made was on Victoria Gulch on Bonanza Creek (near Dawson Springs). He

called it his moose pasture, and he sold it for $10,000. There was millions taken from it. He also had a claim on

Glacier Creek with 3 partners.

"I have seen a lot of people since I came to the North who knew Jim. He and Phil Kelly carried the first dead man

to grave in Dawson caused by typhoid. There were also a lot of deaths from scurvy in early days. Apples and

potatoes cost $1.00 each. The prospectors only had dried stuff, dried potatoes, beans and bacon. The fresh meat was

all that saved them.

"Jim and Grant had many hardships, but I think they liked it. Their adventure is worth a place on history's record.

They were sincere and honest. They owed no man a cent when they left Yukon. I am glad to say Jim Huffman and

Grant Huffman were my brothers. They stood by what they did - did not put their responsibilities on others."

Virgil (Jim) retired from Alaska about 1912 or 1913 and returned to Barren County, Kentucky. He later married Lucy Denham, and they lived on the Temple Hill - Nobob Road. Both are buried in Union #2 Cemetery in Barren County, Kentucky.

More About VIRGIL HUFFMAN:
Burial: Union No.2 Cemetery, Barren County, Kentucky

More About LUCY DENHAM:
Burial: Union N0.2 Cemetery, Barren County, Kentucky

  1. ii. AMBROSE HUFFMAN, b. February 25, 1861, Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky; d. July 26, 1939, Barren County, Kentucky.
  2. iii. AMANDA HUFFMAN, b. March 17, 1863, Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky; d. March 23, 1942, Metcalfe County, Kentucky.
  3. iv. JOHN HUFFMAN, b. May 17, 1865, Summer Shade, Metcalfe County, Kentucky; d. February 07, 1908, Barren County, Kentucky.
  4. v. HELEN HUFFMAN, b. December 12, 1867, Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky; d. December 20, 1957, Temple Hill, Barren County, Kentucky.
  5. vi. MINNIE HUFFMAN, b. December 09, 1869, Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky; d. 1957, Milan, Sullivan County, Missouri.
  6. vii. GRANT HUFFMAN, b. February 08, 1872, Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky; d. September 1938, Barren County, Kentucky.
  7. viii. CORA HUFFMAN, b. February 11, 1874; d. June 27, 1954, Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky.
  8. ix. ELIZABETH HUFFMAN, b. January 07, 1876, Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky; d. December 05, 1950, Barren County, Kentucky.

26. NANCY11 HUFFMAN (ELIZABETH10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7 , TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born 1824 in Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky, and died 1910. She married RICHARD DENTON September 20, 1857 in Barren County, Kentucky. He was born 1830 in Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Notes for RICHARD DENTON:

The 1860 U.S. Census for Barren County lists Richard Denton, age 24, as a Farmer and Head of Household, his wife, Nancy, age 34, daughter, Elizabeth A., age 2, and daughter, Mary T., age 5 months.

The 1870 U.S. Census for Barren County four additional children are listed but the child, Mary T. Denton is missing. Listed are Richard Denton, age 32, his wife, Nancy, age 42, daughter, Elizabeth A., age 13, daughter, Eliza, age 10, son, George W., age 7, and twins, Leticia and Aretia, age 3.

More About RICHARD DENTON: Occupation: Farmer

Children of NANCY HUFFMAN and RICHARD DENTON are:

i. ELIZABETH A.12 DENTON, b. 1857.

ii. MARY T. DENTON, b. 1859.

iii. ELIZA DENTON, b. 1860.

iv.
GEORGE W. DENTON, b. 1863.
v.
ARETIA DENTON, TWIN, b. 1867.

vi. LETITIA DENTON, TWIN, b. 1867.

27. ELIZABETH11 HUFFMAN (ELIZABETH10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born 1830 in Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky. She married ALEXANDER S. DENTON July 24, 1854 in Barren County, Kentucky at home of her mother, Elizabeth Huffman.. He was born 1830 in State of Tennessee.

More About ELIZABETH HUFFMAN:
Burial: Huffman cemetery, near home of Ossie Miller, Nobob Section of Barren County, Kentucky
Notes for ALEXANDER S. DENTON:

The 1860 Census for Barren County, District No. 1, lists Alexander S. Denton, age 30, a Farmer and Head of Household, his wife, Elizabeth, age 30, a daughter, Malica, age 6, and a son, John, age 2. They lived next door to the farm of her mother, Elizabeth Huffman, age 73, which was being worked by her son, Albert Huffman.

Alexander Denton is not listed in the 1870 U.S. Census for either Barren or Metcalfe Counties.

More About ALEXANDER S. DENTON:
Occupation: Farmer
Children of ELIZABETH HUFFMAN and ALEXANDER DENTON are:

i. MALICA12 DENTON, b. 1855.

ii. JOHN DENTON, b. 1858.

28. JEMIMA ELIZABETH11 HUFFMAN (URIAH TAYLOR10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born 1824, and died Aft. 1880. She married JOHN COX August 16, 1846 in Barren County, Kentucky, son of CHASTAIN COX and LUCINDA HUFFMAN. He was born 1824, and died Aft. 1880.

More About JEMIMA ELIZABETH HUFFMAN:
Burial: Coffey Cemetery near Wisdom, Metcalfe County, Kentucky

More About JOHN COX:
Burial: Coffey Cemetery near Wisdom, Metcalfe County, Kentucky
Occupation: Farmer

Children are listed above under (20) John Cox.

29. ALEXANDER OSCAR11 HUFFMAN (URIAH TAYLOR10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born July 26, 1836 in Barren County, Kentucky, and died November 07, 1912 in Hart County, Kentucky. He married NANCY ROUNTREE July 28, 1870 in Hart County, Kentucky. She was born March 1837 in State of Kentucky, and died May 08, 1920 in Hart County, Kentucky.

Notes for ALEXANDER OSCAR HUFFMAN:

Civil War Veteran (Union Army)

Alexander Oscar Huffman was the youngest son of Uriah Huffman and Lucy Porter Rountree (Roundtree). He enlisted in Capt. Taylor's Company of the Home Guard on October 7, 1861 at Greensburg, Kentucky for a term of three years. He mustered in at Camp Ward, Kentucky at the Green River bridge on

19. Alexander Oscar Huffman and wife, Nancy Rountree

20. Alex O. Huffman family in front of their home near Camner, Kentucky. Rear, left to right: Lou Ann, Noah, Wm. Alexander, Lucy, John, and Herbert. Front: Nancy, Alex and “Watch’ the family dog.

December 30, 1861 as a Private, Company " F ", 21st Regiment of Kentucky Infantry. At the time of enlistment, he was described as 27 years old, height 6 feet, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and occupation - a carpenter. He was wounded in the right arm for which he received a Disability Discharge.

In early January of 1862, the 21st proceeded from Camp Ward, Kentucky on the Green River to Nashville, Tennessee, arriving on March 18th. Leaving Nashville, the Reg't. marched south to Columbia, then east to Shelbyville, Tennessee where Colonel S.W. Price took command on April 24th. It was probably around this time that Alexander Huffman was wounded. His Certificate of Disability Discharge states the following: "He was sent out on a skirmishing expedition on the night of (illegible) and was wounded in the right arm in the Huchison Fight which has left his arm so stiff as to render him unfit for duty." (signed) Capt. John Evans.

Regimental Surgeon, C.J. Waltin stated that: "..stiffness of his right arm which renders him incapable of handling his gun with freedom, he is disabled for life."

Alexander Huffman was listed on the Regimental Muster Roll as "on Sick Furlough" for Apr 1862. He received a Disability Discharge signed by Colonel Price, dated Jun 21, 1862.

In 1870, Alexander Huffman was a farmhand, living and working on the Adam Roundtree farm in Hart County, Kentucky. (Hart County, Kentucky Census for 1870.)

The 1880 Census for Hart County, Kentucky lists Alexander O. Huffman, age 43, a Farmer and Head of the Household, his wife, Nancy, age 42, a son, Wilburn H., age 8, a son, John P., age 7, a daughter, Lucy B., age 5, and a son, William A., age 2. Also living in the same household was a sister, Lu Ann Huffman, age

45.

Twenty years later, in 1900, the family was living in two different households; Alexander Huffman, his wife and youngest son, Noah, were living on one farm, while the three older sons, along with their aunt, Lu Ann, were living on a separate farm. The 1900 Hart County Census lists in one household: Herbert W. Huffman, age 28, Head, a brother, John P., age 26, another brother, William A., age 22, and an aunt, Lou Huffman, age 65. In a second household were listed: Oscar Huffman, age 63, Head, his wife, Nancy, age 62, and a son, Noah, age 19.

The 1920 U.S. Census for Hart County, Kentucky lists Nancy Huffman, age 82, as Head, a son, William A., age 42, another son, Noah, age 38, and a cook, Obanion Issa, age 64.

The family cemetery where Alexander O. Huffman, his wife, Nancy, and son, Herbert, are buried is located behind the site of the old homeplace near Camner, Kentucky. The old house is gone now, but the graveyard is still there, having recently been reclaimed from the brambles and weeds by family descendants.

More About ALEXANDER OSCAR HUFFMAN:
Burial: Oscar Huffman family cemetery, Hart County, Kentucky
Occupation: Farmer

More About NANCY ROUNTREE:
Burial: Oscar Huffman family cemetery, Hart County, Kentucky

Children of ALEXANDER HUFFMAN and NANCY ROUNTREE are:

i. WILBURN HERBERT12 HUFFMAN, b. June 18, 1871, Hart County, Kentucky; d. March 22, 1902, Hart County,

Kentucky.

More About WILBURN HERBERT HUFFMAN:
Burial: Oscar Huffman Cemetery, Hart County, Kentucky
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

  1. ii. JOHN P. HUFFMAN, b. March 1873; d. 1938, Hart County, Kentucky.
  2. iii. LUCY B. HUFFMAN, b. 1875; d. 1930.

iv. WILLIAM ALEXANDER HUFFMAN, b. December 1877, Hart County, Kentucky; d. October 07, 1943, Hardin County, Kentucky.

More About WILLIAM ALEXANDER HUFFMAN:
Burial: Oscar Huffman Cemetery, Hart County, Kentucky
Cause of Death: Complications from Asthma

84. v. NOAH HUFFMAN, b. May 1881, Hart County, Kentucky; d. October 31, 1948, Hardin County, Kentucky.

21. Nancy Rountree Huffman with grandson, 22. William Alexander “Elike” Huffman
Ola Oscar Huffman. 1877-1943

30. CLEMENTINE F.11 HUFFMAN (URIAH TAYLOR10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born July 1857 in Barren County, Kentucky, and died 1917 in Great Falls, Montana. She married GEORGE R. MANN January 22, 1874 in At W.D. Allbright's home, Metcalfe County, Kentucky. He was born Abt. 1852.

Children of CLEMENTINE HUFFMAN and GEORGE MANN are:

i. G.A.12 MANN, b. 1875.

ii. C.E. MANN, b. 1877.

iii. LIBEN MANN, b. 1879.

31. GEORGE W.11 HUFFMAN (URIAH TAYLOR10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born October 29, 1859 in Near Wisdom, Barren County (now Metcalfe), Kentucky, and died March 16, 1929 in Hoopeston, Illinois. He married HETTIE CAMPBELL September 01, 1888 in the state of Missouri. She was born Abt. 1871 in Jefferson City, Missouri, and died 1940 at home, Hoopeston, Illinois.

Notes for GEORGE W. HUFFMAN:

George Huffman was born on October 29, 1859 near Wisdom, Kentucky in Barren County (now Metcalfe County). He was the second of three children born to Uriah T. Huffman and his second wife, Nancy Harvey Tomlin. In 1871, when George was 12 years old, his father died at the age of 79. Times were hard, and when George was old enough he headed to Missouri looking for work. The reason he chose Missouri may have been because his uncle, Ezekiel Huffman, and several of his cousins were living there in Clay County. It was while he was in Missouri that he met Hettie Campbell, and they were married on September 1, 1888. Shortly after their marriage he and Hettie returned to Kentucky where they resided in Barren County for the next 12 years. Their first four children were born in Glasgow, Kentucky. Sometime in 1901 George pulled up stakes and moved his family to Illinois, probably once again looking for work. Their fifth child, Viola, was born in Springfield, Illinois on August 18, 1901. By 1902 they had settled in Hoopeston, Illinois, where their last three children were born and where they would remain. Hoopeston was located in the heart of corn country, and was the site of two large corn canning companies, the Illinois Canning Company and the Hoopeston Canning Company. The presence of these two companies also attracted other canning-related industries, making the Hoopeston area an attractive place to find work. In fact, during the 1920s and 30s, entire families migrated to the area from Kentucky and Tennessee to fill many of the seasonal jobs created by the corn canning business.

While living in Hoopeston, George and Hettie Huffman would often make the trip back to Metcalfe County with their children in order to visit George's sister, Jemima Huffman Beasley. She was a widow who had remained on her farm near Wisdom, Kentucky to raise her children after her husband, Columbus Beasley, died prematurely at 39 years old. George Huffman died in Hoopeston on March 16, 1929 at the home of his daughter, Viola Ross. He was 69 years old. Hettie died in 1941.

HUFFMAN FUNERAL WILL BE TOMORROW (Hoopeston, Illinois. March 16, 1929)

Funeral services for George Huffman, who passed away Saturday at the home of his

daughter, Mrs. Ross Harris, 425 West Maple street, will be held tomorrow afternoon at

2 o'clock from the home of his son James Huffman, 319 West Penn street to the First

Church of Christ where Rev. C. L. Brooks will have charge. Interment will be in Floral

Hill cemetery.

Mr. Huffman was born at Wisdom, Kentucky, October 29, 1859 where he spent his
early life. He went to Missouri while a young man where he met and married Hattie
Campbell on September 1, 1888. They came to Hoopeston twenty seven years ago and
since that time have been highly respected residents here.

To mourn his death he leaves his widow and the following children: Mrs. Eula

Nicholson, Mrs. Edward Fetters, Mrs. Ross Harris, and James, Homer and John of this

city along with Joseph and Maurice, of Newcastle, Indiana, a sister, Mrs. J. E. Beasley

and several grand children also survive.

23. George W. Huffman 1859-1929 24. Hettie Campbell 1871-1940

25. Visit to Kentucky. Standing, left to right: Mrs. Peters, Eula Mae Huffman Nicholson, Jemima Huffman Beasley, and Hettie Campbell Huffman. Seated are Mr. Peters and George Huffman.

More About GEORGE W. HUFFMAN:
Burial: Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston, Illinois

More About HETTIE CAMPBELL:
Burial: Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston, Illinois

Children of GEORGE HUFFMAN and HETTIE CAMPBELL are:

  1. i. EULA MAE12 HUFFMAN, b. June 17, 1890, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky; d. May 27, 1959, Danville, Illinois.
  2. ii. JAMES EDWARD HUFFMAN, b. January 01, 1893, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky; d. December 08, 1955.
  3. iii. HOMER LEE HUFFMAN, b. March 22, 1895, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky; d. June 21, 1953, Kankakee, Illinois.
  4. iv. JOSEPH ROBERT HUFFMAN, b. August 25, 1898, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky; d. December 26, 1962.

v. VIOLA NANCY HUFFMAN, b. August 18, 1901, Springfield, Illinois; d. November 04, 1964; m. (1) ROSS HARRIS,

December 1924; m. (2) JACK GOODWINE, Aft. 1924.
More About VIOLA NANCY HUFFMAN:
Cause of Death: Muscular Sclerosis

vi. JOHN HUFFMAN, b. October 29, 1903, Hoopeston, Vermilion County, Illinois; d. September 29, 1935, Hoopeston, Vermilion County, Illinois.

  1. vii. ETHEL DOLLY HUFFMAN, b. April 26, 1906, Hoopeston, Vermilion County, Illinois; d. November 09, 1984, Hoopeston, Vermilion County, Illinois.
  2. viii. MAURICE RICHARD HUFFMAN, b. April 15, 1910, Hoopeston, Vermilion County, Illinois; d. February 11, 1980, Trenton, Florida.

25. From left: George, Jemima, Hettie and Polly Tomlin 26. John Huffman 1903-1935

32. JEMIMA ELIZABETH11 HUFFMAN (URIAH TAYLOR10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born June 15, 1861 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky, and died November 25, 1943 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky. She married COLUMBUS ADOLPHUS BEASLEY October 27, 1881 in At J.W. Beasley's home by C.O. Page, Metcalfe County, Kentucky. He

27. Jemima Huffman Beasley family. Rear, left to right: James Crittendon Beasley, Laura Tomlin, and Levi Beasley. Front: Jemima, Nancy Harvey Huffman and Carlie Beasley.

was born June 08, 1862, and died December 19, 1901 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky.

Notes for JEMIMA ELIZABETH HUFFMAN:

"...She was a very sophisticated lady, a good dresser and an excellant seamstress, she made all her own clothes. When her husband, Columbus, died at age 39, she kept the farm and raised the three boys by herself. After the boys were grown, she divided the farm, which was well over a hundred acres, between her sons, but she continued to live on alone at the homeplace. It was a log house with two large rooms and a back porch. She had a couple of milk cows and a big orchard from which she gathered and sold apples which provided part of her income.

" All of us children loved to visit grandma's house, and if we got all our chores done, we were often allowed to spend the night. She had a beautiful voice, and I'll never forget sitting out on her back porch at night with grandma singing to the children. I never saw her mad or irritated about anything." (Personal

28. Jemima Elizabeth Huffman 1861-1943 29. Jemima with grandsons Harry and Lester Beasley

30. “Visiting the folks in Kentucky.” At far right is Jemima Huffman Beasley. Squatting in front (on left) is her brother, George W. Huffman.

communication from Edna Beasley Devore, grand-daughter.)

More About JEMIMA ELIZABETH HUFFMAN:
Burial: New Liberty Cemetery, Metcalfe County, Kentucky
Notes for COLUMBUS ADOLPHUS BEASLEY:

Columbus Beasley died on December 19, 1901, after chasing hogs, which had escaped from their pen. He

was only 39 years old.
More About COLUMBUS ADOLPHUS BEASLEY:
Burial: New Liberty Cemetery, Metcalfe County, Kentucky
Cause of Death: Probable Heart Attack

Children of JEMIMA HUFFMAN and COLUMBUS BEASLEY are:

i. ROSIE12 BEASLEY, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
More About ROSIE BEASLEY:
Cause of Death: Stillborn
91. ii. CARLIE MILTON BEASLEY, b. October 29, 1884, Metcalfe County, Kentucky; d. September 24, 1967, Metcalfe
County, Kentucky.
iii. LEVI P. BEASLEY, b. 1888, Metcalfe County, Kentucky; d. 1931, Metcalfe County, Kentucky; m. DORA E. GILPIN;
b. 1905; d. 1967, Metcalfe County, Kentucky.

31. Levi P. Beasley 1888-1931

More About LEVI P. BEASLEY:
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Randolph, Metcalfe County, Kentucky

More About DORA E. GILPIN:
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Randolph, Metcalfe County, Kentucky

92. iv. JAMES CRITTENDON BEASLEY, b. August 02, 1890, Metcalfe County, Kentucky; d. July 25, 1957, Metcalfe County, Kentucky.

Generation No. 4

33. ELIZABETH ANN12 WILLS (NANCY11 HUFFMAN, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born March 07, 1829 in Clay County, Missouri, and died

November 10, 1918 in Platte County, Missouri. She married BOLIVAR GARRET RULE November 1844, son of WILLIAM RULE and JANE ?. He was born October 02, 1825 in Bourbon County, Kentucky, and died November 29, 1888 in At His Home in Platte County, Missouri.

32. Elizabeth Ann Wills Rule 1829-1918 33. Elizabeth Ann Wills Rule in wheelchair, taken a few months before her death.

Notes for ELIZABETH ANN WILLS:

OBITUARY OF ELIZABETH ANN RULE

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Rule, one of our oldest neighbors to Smithville, died at the home of her son, Bolivar Rule, in Platte County, Sunday evening, November 10, 1918, in the 90th year of her age. Few of older people were better known, and more generally beloved, than "Grandma Rule." She was a member of one of the early families that settled this part of Clay County, the original Rule family coming to Platte County, while the Wills family settled on what is now the farm of Mr. Henry A. Woods. There, March 7, 1829, Elizabeth Ann Wills was born. She often loved to tell the story of the early times and customs of pioneer days. We, of the second and third generations little can appreciate what living in those days meant. In 1844, she married Bolivar Rule, who died in 1888. She leaves 8 children, 34 grand- children, 62 great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. Few women grew old more beautifully and gracefully than Grandma Rule. While time marked her without, her heart kept ever young, she loved the company of old and younger folks in common. Kindness was an inborn grace in her heart. Others may have equaled, few ever excelled her in uniform welcome and good cheer to everyone. In the home of her son, Bolivar, the death of his wife left Grandma a mother to his children. How well that home loved her, is known to all who understand the story. An injury in recent months, while making her a "shut-in," never robbed her of her old time cheerfulness. Like a tired child, she fell asleep. For seventy years she was a consistent member of the Christian Church at Second Creek. There, after funeral services at the home by Elder Loos, they laid her away, six grandsons acting as pall bearers. A dear, sweet, good Christian women has at last entered the "Rest that remains for the children of God." "In the evening it was light." F. V. L.

More About ELIZABETH ANN WILLS:
Burial: Second Creek Church Cemetery, Platte County, Missouri

Notes for BOLIVAR GARRET RULE:

Last Will And Testament Of Bolivar G. Rule

In the name of God Amen:
I, Bolivar G. Rule of the county of Platte and state of Missouri knowing the
uncertainty of life and the certainty of death and being of sound mind and
memory do make this my last will and testament.

First: After the payment of my just debts and the payment of my funeral
expenses I will and bequeath to my loving wife, Eliza Ann Rule, all of my
real estate situate lying and being in the county of Platte and the state of
Missouri and described as follows: (description has not been typed from
the original) together with whatever personal property of whatever description.
It is my will that at my decease my said wife shall hold and enjoy during
her natural life and after her death it is my will and desire that the above
described land and together with all personal property go to my son, Bolivar
Lee Rule, if he should survive the death of his mother the said Eliza Ann Rule.

Second: It is my will and desire that at the end of twelve months after my
decease that my sons, James, Wallace and Arch Rule be paid by my
administrator one dollar each out of my estate.

Third: It is my will and desire that my daughters, Nancy Marshall, Ann Venrick,
Amazonia Herndon, Lizzie Wilson and the heirs of America R. Miller in the
like manner receive out of my estate the sum of one dollar each.

More About BOLIVAR GARRET RULE: Burial: Second Creek Church Cemetery, Platte County, Missouri Cause of Death: Yellow Jaundice

Children of ELIZABETH WILLS and BOLIVAR RULE are:

  1. i. NANCY JANE13 RULE, b. December 08, 1845; d. Crawford County, Kansas.
  2. ii. JAMES WILLIAM RULE, b. February 08, 1848; d. November 09, 1938.
    1. iii. ANN MARIA RULE, b. January 21, 1850, Platte County, Missouri; d. Bef. 1894, Neosho County, Kansas.
    2. iv. AMAZONIA B. RULE, b. February 02, 1854; d. May 17, 1951; m. JOSEPH HERNDON, December 03, 1873; b. February 1852.
  3. v. AMERICA RIVANA RULE, b. February 02, 1856.

vi. ROSCOE ARCHIBALD RULE, b. January 17, 1852; d. February 10, 1937.

35. Roscoe Archibald Rule 1852-1937

More About ROSCOE ARCHIBALD RULE:
Burial: Second Creek Church Cemetery, Platte County, Missouri

  1. vii. WALLACE LAFAYETTE RULE, b. February 26, 1858; d. February 14, 1932, Clay County, Missouri.
  2. viii. LIZZIE PRICE RULE, b. February 28, 1862.
  3. ix. BOLIVAR L. RULE, b. September 21, 1866; d. July 29, 1952.

34. Old document listing the births of the Rule children.

    1. SARAH JANE12 WILLS (NANCY11 HUFFMAN, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born 1832 in Clay County, Missouri, and died January 06, 1922 in the state of Missouri. She married WILLIAM S. KERR June 20, 1850 in Platte County, Missouri, son of MOSES KERR. He was born Abt. 1829 in the state of Kentucky, and died 1879.
    2. Children of SARAH WILLS and WILLIAM KERR are:
  1. JAMES12 WILLS (NANCY11 HUFFMAN, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born May 02, 1834 in probably Clay County, Missouri, and died August 27, 1917 in Paradise, Clay County, Missouri. He married VIRGINIA REEVE June 04, 1857.
i. NANCY E. 13 KERR, b. 1851.
100. ii. SARAH A. KERR, b. August 08, 1853, Platte County, Missouri; d. December 02, 1877, Pueblo, Colorado.
iii. LUCY KERR, b. 1855; m. GEORGE BARNARD.
iv. MARIETTA KERR, b. 1858.
v. MARTHA J. KERR, b. 1859.
101. vi. JAMES S. KERR, b. Abt. 1862, Platte County, Missouri.
vii. KATIE S. KERR, b. 1863.
102. viii. WILLIAM S. KERR, b. Abt. 1866, Platte County, Missouri.
103. ix. CHARLES KERR, b. January 02, 1868, Platte County, Missouri; d. June 04, 1907.
x. LOUISA JANE KERR, b. Abt. 1871, Platte County, Missouri; d. Bef. 1951, Clinton County, Missouri; m. GEORGE
BERNARD.

More About JAMES WILLS:
Burial: Paradise Cemetery, Clay County, Missouri

Children of JAMES WILLS and VIRGINIA REEVE are:

i. MARY ELIZABETH13 WILLS, b. September 23, 1858; m. THOMPSON SHANNON; b. December 26, 1852; d. March 16, 1907.

More About MARY ELIZABETH WILLS:
Burial: Stone in Goss Cemetery, Clay County, Missouri

ii. SARAH LOUISA WILLS.

36. MARY ELIZABETH12 WILLS (NANCY11 HUFFMAN, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born January 04, 1837 in Clay County, Missouri, and died September 19, 1917 in Holt, Clay County, Missouri. She married WILLIAM JAMES PICKETT November 16, 1854 in Platte County, Missouri. He was born December 15, 1829 in Orange County, North Carolina, and died April 20, 1888 in Clinton County, Missouri.

Notes for MARY ELIZABETH WILLS:

"Mary Elizabeth (Wills) Pickett must have been a character from all the stories I've heard from my mother. Before she was married, the girls (Wills daughters) would always ride horseback to parties. They also wore very low-necked dresses. Fortunately they were covered by a cape because the motion of the horse sometimes misplaced some of the anatomy. During the Civil War, she fought a Union soldier for the only horse the family had left. Although the soldier appealed for help, his Captain refused and said "If one man can't take a horse away from one woman, then he can't have it." She and the horse were left alone for the rest of the war. Mary Elizabeth also "ran" in one of the Cherokee (Oklahoma) land rushes - think it may have been the third. Her claim was on the outskirts (now would be inside) of Blackwell, Oklahoma. She spent the night with men all around shooting their guns, trying to intimidate her. There are more stories about her as well as pictures of her on horseback or mule in the mountains of Colorado. My mother could really entertain you with the tales that either her grandmother told on herself or her aunt told." (Personal communication from Jane PerLee Milner, a great granddaughter of Mary Elizabeth.)

36. Mary Elizabeth Wills 1837-1917 37. William James Pickett 1829-1888

More About MARY ELIZABETH WILLS:
Burial: Green Lawn Cemetery, Plattsburg, Missouri

More About WILLIAM JAMES PICKETT:
Burial: Green Lawn Cemetery, Plattsburg, Missouri

Children of MARY WILLS and WILLIAM PICKETT are:

104. i. JOHN WILLIAM13 PICKETT, b. July 11, 1856, Clinton County, Missouri; d. April 02, 1923, Holt, Clay County, Missouri.

ii. SARAH JANE PICKETT, b. September 03, 1858, Clinton County, Missouri; d. September 09, 1874, Clinton County, Missouri.

More About SARAH JANE PICKETT:
Burial: Green Lawn Cemetery, Plattsburg, Missouri

iii. ALICE ARNOLD PICKETT, b. August 21, 1863, Clinton County, Missouri; d. October 22, 1944, Liberty, Clay County, Missouri; m. ROBERT M. THOMAS, Clinton County, Missouri.

More About ALICE ARNOLD PICKETT:
Burial: Green Lawn Cemetery, Plattsburg, Missouri

More About ROBERT M. THOMAS:
Burial: Green Lawn Cemetery, Plattsburg, Missouri

105. iv. IDA MAY PICKETT, b. March 14, 1866, Clinton County, Missouri; d. March 17, 1901, Plattsburg, Clay County, Missouri.

37. NANCY MARIE12 WILLS (NANCY11 HUFFMAN, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born March 06, 1845 in Platte County, Missouri, and died June 15, 1922 in Paradise, Clay County, Missouri. She married JOSEPH THOMAS CAVENDER March 28, 1870. He was born 1845, and died February 04, 1939 in Paradise, Clay County, Missouri.

More About NANCY MARIE WILLS:
Burial: Paradise Cemetery, Clay County, Missouri

More About JOSEPH THOMAS CAVENDER:
Burial: Paradise Cemetery, Clay County, Missouri

Children of NANCY WILLS and JOSEPH CAVENDER are:

i. MARY ELIZABETH13 CAVENDER, b. January 24, 1872; d. April 07, 1962, Smithville, Clay County, Missouri; m. JAMES FRANKLIN RUPE, September 22, 1897; b. June 25, 1863; d. November 07, 1942.

More About MARY ELIZABETH CAVENDER:
Burial: Paradise Cemetery, Clay County, Missouri

More About JAMES FRANKLIN RUPE:
Burial: Paradise Cemetery, Clay County, Missouri
Occupation: Medical Doctor

106. ii. LENA PEARL CAVENDER, b. August 05, 1874; d. September 04, 1968, Avondale, Clay County, Missouri.

iii. ARCH B. CAVENDER, b. January 08, 1876; d. January 20, 1882.

More About ARCH B. CAVENDER:
Burial: Aker Cemetery, near Smithville, Missouri

iv. GEORGE B. CAVENDER, b. June 18, 1878; d. September 18, 1881.

More About GEORGE B. CAVENDER:
Burial: Aker Cemetery, near Smithville, Missouri

107. v. EMMA LEE CAVENDER, b. October 22, 1880; d. January 21, 1967.

vi. NANNIE BESSIE CAVENDER, b. December 20, 1883; d. June 04, 1914.

More About NANNIE BESSIE CAVENDER:
Burial: Paradise Cemetery, Clay County, Missouri

108. vii. WILLIAM THOMAS CAVENDER, b. May 04, 1886; d. May 17, 1961, Plattsburg, Clay County, Missouri.

38. WOODFORD L.12 HUFFMAN (JESSE GEORGE11, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born Abt. 1845 in Clay County, Missouri, and died Bef. 1883. He married SARAH WATKINS November 26, 1866 in Benton County, Oregon. She was born Abt. 1851 in the state of Missouri.

More About WOODFORD L. HUFFMAN: Occupation: Lumberman

Children of WOODFORD HUFFMAN and SARAH WATKINS are:

i. MINNIE13 HUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1868, State of Oregon; m. MARSHALL P. BURNETT, May 16, 1886, Benton County, Oregon.

ii. JOHN LEE HUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1872, State of Oregon.

39. MARY JANE12 HUFFMAN (JESSE GEORGE11, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born Abt. 1847 in State of Oregon. She married JAMES TUNNICLIFF March 01, 1868 in Benton County, Oregon.

Children of MARY HUFFMAN and JAMES TUNNICLIFF are:

i. JESSE G.13 TUNNICLIFF, b. Abt. 1870.

ii. ACE E. TUNNICLIFF, b. Abt. 1872.

40. JOHN PARKER12 HUFFMAN (JESSE GEORGE11, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born April 24, 1851 in Near Aurora, Marion County, Oregon, and died November 12, 1938 in Westwood Homestead, Benton County, Oregon. He married SARAH JANE SPENCER September 09, 1874 in Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, daughter of FRANCIS SPENCER and ANNA BLALOCK. She was born March 17, 1852 in Putnam County, Missouri, and died March 25, 1942 in Westwood Homestead, Benton County, Oregon.

38. John Parker Huffman and wife, Sarah Jane Spenser ca. 1900

Notes for JOHN PARKER HUFFMAN:

John Parker Huffman, born in Marion County, Oregon on April 24, 1851, learned his skills as a carpenter from his father. When he moved to Benton County with his family in 1865, his new neighbor was Francis Spencer, who had moved his large family from Missouri to Oregon the previous year, in 1864, in order to escape the turmoil of the Civil War in that state. Among Francis Spencer's many children was a daughter named Sarah Jane, about a year younger than John. They became close friends, and nine years later, in 1874, they were married. Sarah had red hair and freckles, and lived to the age of 90. Soon after their marriage, John and Sarah took over the Huffman homestead. They had four sons, Chester, Dana, Jesse, and Hans, who died in infancy. From 1869 to 1889, John Huffman worked in and then ran a sawmill on the South Fork of the Mary's River. Dana and Jesse married two Griffith sisters, Blanch and Luella. Before 1910, John decided to move to Portland with Dana and Jesse and their families, and Chester took over the homestead. John built several houses in Portland and lived in most of them before selling them. When the stock market crash in 1929 led to the Great Depression, John had already retired from house-building and contracting, and at the age of 78, he and Sarah moved back to the Huffman homestead. Despite his advanced years, John built a small house near the entrance to the farm, and he and Sarah lived there until their deaths in 1938 and 1942, respectively. John was 87 years old when he died. (Excerpted from the "Huffman History," by Glenn

D. Abernathy, a direct descendant.)

39. John Parker Huffman family. Rear, left to right: Jesse, Luella Griffith Huffman, Chester, Blanche Griffith Huffman, and Dana. Front: John, Elma Hedrick Huffman and Sarah.

The following poem was written by John Parker Huffman in early 1936, at the age of 84 years:

1. While our home is but a little shack It gives a broad and lovely view,

While seems to bring my life clear back, It makes me start again anew.

  1. Which makes me feel I can compose Altho my words are vague and few, In rhyme and verse best told in prose the many things known to be true.
  2. Many, many, long years ago, While I was just a little boy, Before my beard began to grow While my life was full of joy.
  3. I met a maid I liked quite well
    While I intended few to know,
    But soon our friendship came to tell,
    And later I became her beau.
  4. She didn't dress in latest style,
    But always kept in common place,
    And only ornaments a smile
    And the many freckles on her face.
  5. She made bread the early mode,
    Which fitted to my appetite,
    And chose the straight and narrow road,
    Which held her always to the right.
  6. Years passed on and we became
    As friends of early time,
    Before I asked to change her name
    Or said to her, Will you be mine?
    1. But after waiting several years
    2. I may have grown more brave,
      And laid away the little fears
      Which only weakness to me gave.
    1. And said to her one sunny day
    2. In beginning of September,
      Will you go home with me to stay?
      And the answer I remember.
  7. Our wedding came without delay,
    And the day was early set,
    On which the knot was tied to stay,
    And it seems to hold fast yet.
    1. In these crude lines I've wrote above,
      Which pleasures to me bring,
    2. I have failed to mention love
      Which is so oft a fleeting thing.
  8. And many now who fall in love
    May soon regain their poise,
    As mentioned in the lines above
    Love soon on fleet wings flies.
  9. But the dearest thing I've found in life,
    The many ills we've often met,

Is my true and faithful wife,
Who still remains true to me yet.

    1. And the only thing with power To part the cord which tightly binds,
    2. Is death which may call at any hour,
      Regardless of our thoughts or minds.
  1. Our little home now stands in view Of the place where we first met, And brings to mind our thoughts anew Of many things we might forget.
  2. Our window shows the very spot Where the old log cabin stood, Where my wife grew from a little tot To a state of womanhood.
  3. The window also shows the place Where the old boxhouse arose, Where I spent my boyhood days, And there my wife mate chose.
  4. The wedded years we've spent have stood As beacon lights which brightly shine, To prove the choice I made was good, Because she still remains as mine.
  5. But now we both have grown quite old, And our days now left are few, And many things I've left untold Will stand to prove these are true.
  6. Yet we have no cause to fear Except the fact that we must part, And break the cord we hold so dear, Thoughts of this touch near the heart.

More About JOHN PARKER HUFFMAN:
Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Benton County, Oregon

More About SARAH JANE SPENCER:
Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Benton County, Oregon

Children of JOHN HUFFMAN and SARAH SPENCER are:

  1. i. CHESTER RICKETTS13 HUFFMAN, b. June 13, 1875, Westwood, Benton County, Oregon; d. June 23, 1941, Westwood, Benton County, Oregon.
    1. ii. JESSE F. HUFFMAN, b. 1878, Benton County, Oregon; d. Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.
    2. iii. HANS B. HUFFMAN, b. July 23, 1880, Benton County, Oregon; d. August 03, 1882, Benton County, Oregon.
  2. iv. DANA ELI HUFFMAN, b. 1883, Benton County, Oregon; d. June 05, 1958, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.

More About HANS B. HUFFMAN:
Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Benton County, Oregon

40. John Parker Huffman and wife, Sarah Jane, in front of a new home he built in Portland, Ore.

41. LEANAH12 JACKSON (SARAH11 HUFFMAN, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born May 03, 1842, and died April 14, 1917. She married GEORGE B. WHEELER. He was born January 06, 1835, and died December 27, 1891.

More About LEANAH JACKSON:
Burial: Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri

More About GEORGE B. WHEELER:
Burial: Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri

Children of LEANAH JACKSON and GEORGE WHEELER are:

i. SARAH E.13 WHEELER, b. September 01, 1859; d. January 30, 1860.

More About SARAH E. WHEELER:
Burial: Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri

ii. HATTIE WHEELER, b. December 14, 1861; d. July 25, 1862.

More About HATTIE WHEELER:
Burial: Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri

iii. ROMA BOOTH WHEELER, b. January 13, 1871; d. July 18, 1871.
More About ROMA BOOTH WHEELER:

Burial: Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri

112. iv. ALTHA WHEELER, b. April 30, 1874; d. June 24, 1940, Kansas City, Missouri.

v. LULA WHEELER, d. Aft. 1940; m. ? THOMPSON; d. 1926.

42. AMANDA W.12 JACKSON (SARAH11 HUFFMAN, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born 1844, and died April 11, 1924 in Kansas City, Missouri. She married JOHN PETER WITHERS May 19, 1863 in Jackson County, Missouri. He was born 1827, and died February 14, 1901 in Kansas City, Missouri.

More About AMANDA W. JACKSON:
Burial: Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Missouri

More About JOHN PETER WITHERS:
Burial: Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Missouri

Children of AMANDA JACKSON and JOHN WITHERS are:

  1. i. ELIZABETH13 WITHERS.
  2. ii. MARY WITHERS.
  3. iii. NELLIE L. WITHERS, d. December 20, 1938, Staunton, Virginia.

iv. IDA CLAY WITHERS, b. 1864; d. 1871.

More About IDA CLAY WITHERS:
Burial: Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Missouri

v. JESSIE WITHERS, b. 1865; d. 1924; m. EDMUND A. HUPPERT; b. 1863; d. 1922.

More About JESSIE WITHERS:
Burial: Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Missouri

More About EDMUND A. HUPPERT:
Burial: Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Missouri

vi. GEORGE WITHERS, b. 1867; d. 1874.

More About GEORGE WITHERS:
Burial: Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Missouri

vii. JOHN PETER WITHERS, b. 1869; d. 1922.

More About JOHN PETER WITHERS:
Burial: Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Missouri

viii. HENRY NORTON WITHERS, b. 1873; d. 1929.

More About HENRY NORTON WITHERS:
Burial: Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Missouri

43. ADELAIDE12 SIMMS (MARTHA ANN11 HUFFMAN, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born January 20, 1836 in Clay County, Missouri, and died March 27, 1895 in Holt County, Missouri. She married (1) WILLIAM HARRISON DOUGHERTY November 16, 1870 in Holt County, Missouri. He was born Abt. 1835, and died January 01, 1874 in Craig, Holt County, Missouri. She married (2) ANDREW C. ODELL April 28, 1878 in Holt County, Missouri. He was born June 12, 1827 in Ray County, Missouri, and died January 17, 1910 in Holt County, Missouri.

More About ADELAIDE SIMMS:
Burial: Parrish Cemetery, Holt County, Missouri

Notes for WILLIAM HARRISON DOUGHERTY:

William H. Dougherty had two marriages before Adelaide Simms. His first two wives were sisters. His first marriage was to Mary Jane O'Dell on July 29, 1852 with whom he had five children. He then married Susan O'Dell on October 6, 1859 and had one child. These two sisters were also sisters to Andrew O'Dell, who Adelaide married after William Dougherty was killed.

On January 1, 1874, William Dougherty was killed in a knife fight on the streets of Craig, Missouri at the age of 39. His burial site has not been located.

SHOCKING HOMICIDE IN CRAIG
Killing of Wm. Dougherty by Wm. E. Hudson

A desperate stabbing affray, accompanied by bloodshed and loss of life, took place on New Years Day in the town of Craig, in which Wm. E. Hudson and Wm. Dougherty were principals. The circum- stances as related to us by officer A. D. Craig, who brought the prisoner down on Thursday night, the first instant, are substantially as follows:

Wm. E. Hudson resides some three miles south of Craig, and W. Dougherty resides in the same

neighborhood. It appears that a short time before the fracas Hudson and Dougherty's son - a boy of about 19 - met at a dance in the house of Jack Scott's. The joviality of the occasion was greatly marred by young Dougherty pinning a piece of white paper on Hudson's coat-tail, causing Hudson to be very much laughed at by the crowd. Hudson being of a very irritable and quarrelsome disposition, was greatly incensed at Dougherty upon discovering the cause of the laughter.

As luck would have it the parties all met in the saloon at Craig, on the afternoon of New Years Day, and having imbibed more or less, felt quite belligerent.

The circumstances that transpired at the ball were evidently the prime cause of the difficulty, and
Hudson abused young Dougherty for his behavior on that occasion in unmeasured terms. Hudson
was about making a pass at young Dougherty, when the old man Dougherty interfered knocking
Hudson down. In the scuffle Hudson stabbed his antagonist with his pocket knife in the heart, from
the effects of which Dougherty died in three minutes.

The prisoner, (Hudson), who is now at the county jail in this city furnishes the following version
of the fracas to Mr. A. S. Curtis, the conductor of the train that brought him (the prisoner) to Forest
City. The account must be taken with some grains of allowance till all the facts in the case can be
heard.

Scott remarked to Hudson, "I am going to have a boy that works for me whip you." Hudson re-
plied, "He cannot do it, nor any one of the name of Dougherty." Wm. Dougherty, the father of the
boy, then interfered, saying to Hudson, "you must take that back and not say it again." Hudson
replied, "What I say once I will say again." whereupon Dougherty pulled off his coat and made a
pass at Hudson which was warded off. He struck again and knocked the latter down, and was pre-
paring to punish him still further, when Hudson drew a small pocket knife and stabbed him to the
heart. Dougherty partly raised up, exclaimed, "I'm killed," and fell dead. St. Joe Herald.

Our informant says that Hudson held his knife, a pointed pocket knife, 2 7/8 inches long, in
readiness when old man Dougherty made a pass at him. Hudson ran his knife into Dougherty's
left breast, between the 6th and 7th ribs, the blade penetrating the heart up to the handle. Such
was the vehemence with which he plunged the knife into Dougherty's breast that one of the ribs was
cut two-thirds through, and breaking out a small piece of the blade.

Old Mr. Dougherty was considered an inoffensive, upright man and had the sympathy of the people.

The indignation of the populace ran high when the news of the bloody deed became generally known in Craig. With much difficulty could the authorities arrest Hudson from the hands of the mob, who were determined to "string him up" on the spot.

Wm. E. Hudson is about twenty-five years old, is unmarried and is a step-son of Joshua Kelso. William Dougherty was upward of forty years, and leaves a wife and three or four children.

More About WILLIAM HARRISON DOUGHERTY:
Burial: Holt County, Missouri
Cause of Death: Stabbed in a knife fight.

Notes for ANDREW C. ODELL:

Veteran of the Civil War (Union Army), Private, Company "C", 9th Missouri SM Cavalry.
Pension No. 620096

The 1860 U.S. Census for Holt County, Missouri lists Andrew Odell, wife, Sarah, and three children, Luvisa, Austin and John.

He was not found on the 1870 Census, but in the 1880 Census, in Holt County, he is shown with wife, Adelaide, and her two Dougherty children, Martha, age 7, and William, age 6.

His obituary states that Andrew had a total of twelve children. It also states that he had two children by Adelaide but both died as infants.

DEATH OF ANDREW ODELL
Citizen of Craig passes away at the age of eighty-two.

Andrew C. Odell, an aged and respected citizen of Craig, died at the home of his son in Craig on Tuesday last. His death was due to pneumonia. The deceased was a native of Missouri and was born June 12, 1827, died January 17, 1910, thus attaining the age of 82 years, 7 months and 6 days.

He was twice married -- first to Sarah VanVickle. There were twelve children of this union, three of whom are yet living: Mrs. McClury of Oklahoma, Mrs. Fortner of Nebraska, and Austin Odell of Craig. His second marriage was to mrs. Dougherty, and there were two children as a result of this union, both however, dying in infancy.

Mr. Odell had been a citizen of Craig for upwards of forty years and had made his home with his son, Austin, for a long time.

He united with the Methodist Church in 1874. His funeral was conducted at that church in Craig on Wednesday, January 19th, Rev. G. C. Todd conducting the services. Interment at Parrish cemetery.

More About ANDREW C. ODELL:
Burial: Parrish Cemetery, Holt County, Missouri

Children of ADELAIDE SIMMS and WILLIAM DOUGHERTY are:

i. MARTHA MAUDE13 DOUGHERTY, b. Abt. 1873; d. Bef. March 01, 1906, Drake, Indian Territory, Oklahoma; m. ? COTTON.

Notes for MARTHA MAUDE DOUGHERTY:

THE CRAIG LEADER, March 16, 1906.

"Word comes to us that Mrs. Maude Cotten, of Drake, Indian Territory, while burning trash in the back yard,

caught fire and burned to death, and was buried March 1, 1906. She will be remembered by many here as Miss

Maude Dougherty."

Drake is a small town in Murry County, Oklahoma.

More About MARTHA MAUDE DOUGHERTY:
Burial: March 01, 1906, Drake, Oklahoma

116. ii. WILLIAM ALVIN DOUGHERTY, b. May 11, 1874, Holt County, Missouri; d. May 02, 1952, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

44. MARY JANE SIMMS (MARTHA ANN11 HUFFMAN, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born October 01, 1837 in Clay County, Missouri, and died July 31, 1931 in Oregon, Holt County, Missouri. She married (1) BENJAMIN LEITCH March 20, 1856 in Clay County, Missouri. He was born in the state of Virginia, and died September 1860 in Clay County, Missouri. She married (2) WILLIAM HENRY SIMMS May 24, 1867 in Marietta, Holt County, Missouri. He was born January 27, 1837 in the state of Missouri.

41. Mary Jane Simms 1837-1931

Notes for MARY JANE SIMMS:

After the death of her first husband, Benjamin Leitch, Mary Jane moved home to live with her parents. The 1860 Census for Clay County shows her living with her parents as well as her infant son, Benjamin Edwin Leitch. She then moved to Holt County with her parents around 1866. She married William Henry Simms on May 24, 1867 at Marietta in Holt County. It appears that shortly after 1879 he simply took off, leaving his wife and family behind. The family story is that he 'just left home and headed west." Their last child was born in 1879, and the last land transaction bearing both their names appeared that same year. Nothing is known about him after that date.

Mary Jane Simms Leitch Simms lived on in Holy County to almost 95 years of age and died on July 31, 1931 at the Holt County Poor Farm where she was buried. The cemetery has since been destroyed during road construction.

Notes for WILLIAM HENRY SIMMS:

Very little is known about William H. Simms who married Mary Jane Simms Leitch. They reportedly were not related. His birth and their marriage is recorded in the family bible.

The family story is that he just "left home and went west". He appeared on the 1870 Census for Holt County, Missouri with wife, Mary Jane. Land transactions in 1879 list his name, but then he does not appear again.

Child of MARY SIMMS and BENJAMIN LEITCH is:

i. BENJAMIN EDWIN13 LEACH, b. May 30, 1859, Clay County, Missouri.

Children of MARY SIMMS and WILLIAM SIMMS are:

117. ii. ANNIE LAURENA13 SIMMS, b. February 16, 1869, Craig, Holt County, Missouri; d. July 25, 1960, Savannah,
Andrew County, Missouri.
iii. DELMAR LEE SIMMS, b. August 06, 1871, Craig, Holt County, Missouri; d. February 21, 1874, Craig, Holt County,
Missouri.
More About DELMAR LEE SIMMS:
Burial: Williams Cemetery, Craig, Holt County, Missouri
118. iv. FRANCIS RICHARD SIMMS, b. January 29, 1874, Craig, Holt County, Missouri; d. May 30, 1948, Gordon, Nebraska.
v. HENRY SIMMS, b. January 09, 1877, Craig, Holt County, Missouri; d. January 11, 1877, Craig, Holt County,
Missouri.
vi. JOHNIE SIMMS, b. February 23, 1879, Craig, Holt County, Missouri; d. January 18, 1881, Craig, Holt County,
Missouri.

42. Francis Richard Simms 1874-1948

45. RICHARD ALVIN12 SIMMS (MARTHA ANN11 HUFFMAN, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL,

HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born December 23, 1839 in Clay County, Missouri, and died September 23, 1909 in Goldendale, Washington. He married (1) MARY JANE GARNER December 19, 1861 in Clay County, Missouri. She was born November 20, 1842, and died May 21, 1886 in Goldendale, Washington. He married (2) JULIA ANN GOFF Aft. 1886.

More About MARY JANE GARNER: Burial: Goldendale, Washington

Children of RICHARD SIMMS and MARY GARNER are:

i. JAMES ALVIN13 SIMMS, b. January 20, 1864, Holt County, Missouri; d. September 24, 1902, Dayton, Washington;
m. HENRIETTA SARA HENROID; b. March 20, 1868; d. December 22, 1948.
ii. LOU ANNA LEE SIMMS, b. December 08, 1867; d. February 27, 1927; m. JOHN P. HARRIS.
119. iii. EMMA MARION SIMMS, b. April 09, 1869, Craig, Holt County, Missouri; d. September 20, 1961, Pasco, Franklin
County, Washington.
120. iv. DORA JANE SIMMS, b. February 20, 1871, Clay County, Missouri; d. March 25, 1961, Yakima, Washington.
v. MARGARET NELLIE SIMMS, b. September 12, 1873; d. January 21, 1958, Portland, Oregon; m. GEORGE ALBERT
HULL.
vi. RICHARD MARSHALL SIMMS, TWIN, b. September 16, 1876, Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon; d. August 15,
1885, Klickita County, Oregon.
vii. JOHN ASHBY SIMMS, TWIN, b. September 16, 1876, Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon; d. March 26, 1953,
Vancouver, Washington; m. ETHEL FISHER, September 12, 1903.
viii. MARTHA GARNER BENTON SIMMS, b. March 02, 1879, Goldendale, Washington; d. December 1963, Portland,
Oregon; m. CHARLES AUSTIN BENTON, November 17, 1900.
ix. AMANDA BYRD SIMMS, b. March 27, 1881, Goldendale, Washington; d. December 27, 1964, Paso Robles,
California; m. JOHN ALEXANDER IMLAY; b. August 11, 1869; d. January 04, 1917.
x. FRANCES ADELAIDE SIMMS, b. June 05, 1883.

46. SARAH FRANCES12 SIMMS (MARTHA ANN11 HUFFMAN, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born October 25, 1850 in Clay County, Missouri, and died April 12, 1935 in Falls City, Nebraska. She married GEORGE W. STORY March 12, 1872 in Holt County, Missouri. He died 1928.

Notes for SARAH FRANCES SIMMS:

MRS. GEORGE STORY --- Mrs. Story passed away at her home in Falls City Friday after a lingering illness. She was born in Clay County, Missouri in 1850, and was married to Mr. Story, in Holt County, Missouri in 1872.

Fifty-six years ago they came to this locality, and for a number of years lived on the old Quinlan farm; then to Salem locality, then to Falls City.

Mr. Story died several years ago. Surviving children are Mrs. Fred Knickerbocker, Wilbur and Miss Verna of Falls City; Mrs. Isaac Stoltz of Ogaga, Kansas.

The older residents of Stella well remember the Storys. They were fine people, held in highest esteem and respect. They attended the Christian Church. Mrs. Story was a member of Falls City Christian Church at her death. The older children went to Mount Hope School.

Elder J. W. Sapp of Brownville conducted the funeral Sunday afternoon. Burial was in Falls City cemetery.

More About SARAH FRANCES SIMMS: Burial: Steele Cemetery, Falls City, Nebraska

43. Sarah Frances Simms 1850-1935

More About GEORGE W. STORY:
Burial: Steele Cemetery, Falls City, Nebraska

Children of SARAH SIMMS and GEORGE STORY are:

i. FRANCIS E. 13 STORY, b. Bef. 1874, Holy County, Missouri; d. April 10, 1877.
More About FRANCIS E. STORY:
Burial: Guilliams Cemetery, Holt County, Missouri
ii. JOHN H. STORY, b. June 09, 1874, Holt County, Missouri; d. November 15, 1877, Holt County, Missouri.
More About JOHN H. STORY:
Burial: Guilliams Cemetery, Holt County, Missouri
121. iii. ESTELLA STORY, b. August 21, 1877, State of Nebraska; d. May 1959, Greeley, Colorado.
122. iv. IDA STORY, b. July 11, 1879, Stella, Nebraska; d. August 01, 1922, At her home near Onaga, Kansas.
123. v. ELLA STORY, b. July 13, 1882, Stella, Nebraska; d. February 11, 1967, Humboldt, Nebraska.
vi. VERNA STORY, b. April 29, 1889, Stella, Nebraska; d. December 01, 1979, In hospital at Omaha, Nebraska; m. ROY
HEACOCK; d. 1962, State of California.
Notes for VERNA STORY:
They lived in California for many years. After Roy's death in 1962, Verna returned to Falls City, Nebraska.
More About VERNA STORY:
Burial: Steele Cemetery, Falls City, Nebraska
vii. WILBUR STORY, b. August 21, 1898; d. August 1957, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri; m. DORA ?.
Notes for WILBUR STORY:
Wilbur and Dora Story made their home in the St. Joseph, Missouri area. They had no children.
More About WILBUR STORY:
Burial: St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri

47. BETTY ASHBY12 SIMMS (MARTHA ANN11 HUFFMAN, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born June 08, 1858 in Clay County, Missouri, and died January 09, 1935 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She married CADMUS MARCELLUS SLAUGHTER December 09, 1880. He was born January 15, 1850 in Logan County, Ohio, and died May 09, 1933 in Norman, Oklahoma.

44. Sarah Frances Simms Story (left) and her sister, Betty Ashby Simms Slaughter.

More About BETTY ASHBY SIMMS: Burial: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

More About CADMUS MARCELLUS SLAUGHTER: Burial: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Occupation: Saloon Keeper

Children of BETTY SIMMS and CADMUS SLAUGHTER are: 48. ELIZABETH12 WILKERSON (JEMIMA JANE11 HUFFMAN, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born November 17, 1843 in Clay County, Missouri, and died May 22, 1913 in Liberty, Clay County, Missouri. She married DANIEL S. LIGON December 15, 1858 in Clay County, Missouri by Rev. Henry Hill of the Regular Baptist Church. He was born July 16, 1837, and died September 22, 1915.

i. MARCELLUS13 SLAUGHTER, d. 1884, Holt County, Missouri.
More About MARCELLUS SLAUGHTER:
Burial: Parrish Cemetery, Holt County, Missouri
ii. BERNICE PALLAS SLAUGHTER, b. August 16, 1881, Craig, Holt County, Missouri; m. H. E. KANAGA, September
22, 1903, Chandler, Oklahoma.
124. iii. THADDEUS COOPER SLAUGHTER, b. September 04, 1885, Okeo, Kansas; d. February 28, 1944.
iv. CADMUS MARCELLUS SLAUGHTER, JR., b. October 05, 1887, Okeo, Kansas; d. March 17, 1922, Edmond,
Oklahoma; m. ETHEL SAXON, January 14, 1922.
v. HERBERT EWART GLADSTONE SLAUGHTER, b. March 12, 1895, Oketo, Kansas; m. FLORENCE LACEY.
Notes for HERBERT EWART GLADSTONE SLAUGHTER:
Herbert and Florence Slaughter had no children.

More About ELIZABETH WILKERSON:
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Liberty, Clay County, Missouri

More About DANIEL S. LIGON:
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Liberty, Clay County, Missouri

Children of ELIZABETH WILKERSON and DANIEL LIGON are:

i. SARAH MARGARET13 LIGON, b. February 16, 1860; d. February 22, 1860.
125. ii. MARY CAROLINE LIGON, b. May 18, 1861, Clay County, Missouri; d. July 26, 1946, Clay County, Missouri.
iii. WILLIAM STERLING PRICE LIGON, b. May 30, 1863; d. March 22, 1936; m. (1) ZELMA GRIMES, November 07,
1883; m. (2) GERTIE DEMOSS, January 19, 1902.
126. iv. JAMES DANIEL LIGON, b. June 22, 1865.
v. HENRY ERSKIN LIGON, b. September 27, 1869; d. September 25, 1933; m. ANNA HYMER, November 26, 1890; d.
September 25, 1932.
127. vi. JOSEPH LAFAYETTE LIGON, b. December 15, 1873.
vii. ROBERT BYRD LIGON, b. August 30, 1877; d. June 06, 1901.
viii. THOMAS EDWIN LIGON, b. January 08, 1881; d. July 02, 1881.
ix. MINNIE CATHERINE LIGON, b. June 06, 1883; d. July 19, 1883.

49. AMANDA JANE12 WILKERSON (JEMIMA JANE11 HUFFMAN, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born October 16, 1853, and died May 16, 1917 in Kansas City, Missouri. She married (1) LAFAYETTE GRIMES April 05, 1870 in Clay County, Missouri. He was born February 27, 1827 in the state of Kentucky, and died April 25, 1883 in the state of Missouri. She married (2) THOMAS J. BAKER December 23, 1883 in Clay County, Missouri. She married (3) GEORGE WASHINGTON SHARP February 12, 1885 in Clay County, Missouri. He was born July 26, 1847, and died July 26, 1899. She married (4) DANIEL M. KINZY May 31, 1900 in Clay County, Missouri.

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON SHARP:
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Kearney, Clay County, Missouri

Children of AMANDA WILKERSON and LAFAYETTE GRIMES are:

i. UNKNOWN13 GRIMES.

ii. JENNIE GRIMES, b. August 31, 1873; d. January 10, 1875.

More About JENNIE GRIMES:
Burial: Little Shoal Cemetery, Clay County, Missouri

iii. LULU GRIMES, b. 1875.

iv. FRANKLIN T. GRIMES, b. 1878.

Children of AMANDA WILKERSON and GEORGE SHARP are:

v. ORA PEARL13 SHARP.

vi. ARTHUR SHARP.

vii. STELLA SHARP.

viii. NORA SHARP.

ix. ZELLA MAE SHARP.

50. MARY ELIZABETH12 WILKERSON (JEMIMA JANE11 HUFFMAN, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9 , JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born December 29, 1855 in Clay County, Missouri, and died March 23, 1904 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. She married WARREN BATES GRIMES February 14, 1873 in Clay County, Missouri. He was born February 28, 1848 in Bourbon County, Kentucky, and died February 16, 1913 in Near Missouri City, Clay County, Missouri.

More About WARREN BATES GRIMES:
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Kearney, Clay County, Missouri

Children of MARY WILKERSON and WARREN GRIMES are:

i. JOSEPH13 GRIMES, b. March 14, 1873, State of Kentucky.
More About JOSEPH GRIMES:
Burial: Little Shoal Cemetery, Clay County, Missouri
ii. JOHN B. GRIMES, b. 1875.
128. iii. WILLIS EADES GRIMES, b. April 08, 1877, Mason County, Kentucky; d. January 05, 1955, Liberty, Clay County,
Missouri.
129. iv. JEPTHA L. GRIMES, b. June 27, 1879, State of Kentucky; d. June 30, 1952, At home near Liberty, Clay County,
Missouri.
130. v. THOMAS ARCHILLUS GRIMES, b. August 16, 1885, Bourbon County, Kentucky; d. August 22, 1977, Liberty, Clay
County, Missouri.
vi. MAY GRIMES, d. Aft. 1952; m. HAROLD INGRAM.
vii. SIS GRIMES, d. Aft. 1913.

51. NANCY CATHERINE12 WILKERSON (JEMIMA JANE11 HUFFMAN, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9 , JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born April 24, 1858 in Clay County, Missouri, and died October 12, 1881 in Clay County, Missouri. She married SILAS O. JESSEE August 12, 1875 in Clay County, Missouri. He was born May 16, 1844 in Shelby County, Kentucky, and died November 04, 1921 in Excelsior Springs, Clay County, Missouri.

More About SILAS O. JESSEE:
Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, Clay County, Missouri

Children of NANCY WILKERSON and SILAS JESSEE are:

i. SHELBY HENRY13 JESSE, b. June 30, 1876; d. July 19, 1878.

ii. JAMES B. JESSE, b. December 07, 1878; d. September 26, 1881.

131. iii. AMANDA JANE JESSE, b. January 16, 1881; d. November 29, 1972, Liberty, Clay County, Missouri.

52. WILLIAM JOEL12 WILKERSON (JEMIMA JANE11 HUFFMAN, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born June 15, 1860 in Caldwell County, Missouri, and died January 21, 1941 in Clay County, Missouri. He married LUCINDA A. CORUM March 28, 1883 in Clay County, Missouri. She was born October 20, 1857, and died January 23, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Children of WILLIAM WILKERSON and LUCINDA CORUM are:

i. JOEL PRICE13 WILKERSON, b. October 03, 1886.

ii. IVA M. WILKERSON, b. December 19, 1888; d. August 28, 1987; m. (1) NED GROOM, January 11, 1907; m. (2) ? FIRKENHOFF, Aft. 1920.

More About IVA M. WILKERSON:
Burial: White Chapel Cemetery, Clay County, Missouri
132. iii. JEMIMA JANE WILKERSON, b. August 02, 1890, Smithville, Clay County, Missouri; d. November 21, 1981, North
Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri.

45. Nancy Catherine Wilkerson 1858- 1881

53. JAMES MADISON12 WILKERSON (JEMIMA JANE11 HUFFMAN, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born January 30, 1870 in Clay County, Missouri, and died August 25, 1928 in Clay County, Missouri. He married AMANDA E. LEE October 08, 1890. She was born September 30, 1865, and died February 03, 1947.

More About JAMES MADISON WILKERSON:
Burial: Little Shoal Cemetery, Clay County, Missouri

Child of JAMES WILKERSON and AMANDA LEE is:

i. EDGAR13 WILKERSON, b. March 08, 1892, Clay County, Missouri; m. HELEN REYNOLDS.

54. RICHARD ALBERT12 HUFFMAN (PETER H. 11, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born August 08, 1849 in Holt County, Missouri, and died May 31, 1929 in Atchison County, Missouri. He married MATILDA JANE CENTER. She was born February 24, 1861, and died October 08, 1909 in Atchison County, Missouri.

Notes for RICHARD ALBERT HUFFMAN: He was a veteran of the Civil War.

More About RICHARD ALBERT HUFFMAN:
Burial: English Gr. Cemetery, Fairfax, Atchison County, Missouri
More About MATILDA JANE CENTER:

Burial: English Gr. Cemetery, Fairfax, Atchison County, Missouri Children of RICHARD HUFFMAN and MATILDA CENTER are:

133. i. PERRY EVERETT13 HUFFMAN, b. April 30, 1882; d. March 29, 1927, Atchison County, Missouri.
134. ii. WALTER ORIEN HUFFMAN, b. May 18, 1886, Langdon, Atchison County, Missouri; d. November 26, 1967, Fresno,
California.
135. iii. GROVER E. HUFFMAN, b. February 07, 1888; d. August 25, 1980.
iv. IRVIN LUFERMAN HUFFMAN, b. April 03, 1900; d. April 16, 1965.
More About IRVIN LUFERMAN HUFFMAN:
Burial: Hunter Cemetery, Rock Port, Atchison County, Missouri

55. MARY SUSAN12 HUFFMAN (PETER H. 11, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born August 20, 1851 in the state of Missouri, and died August 05, 1943. She married JOSEPH HENRY STONER. He was born September 15, 1853 in Mahaska County, Iowa, and died March 13, 1915.

More About MARY SUSAN HUFFMAN:
Burial: English Gr. Cemetery, Fairfax, Atchison County, Missouri

More About JOSEPH HENRY STONER:
Burial: English Gr. Cemetery, Fairfax, Atchison County, Missouri

Children of MARY HUFFMAN and JOSEPH STONER are:

136. i. LEONARD ALVIN13 STONER, b. August 22, 1877; d. March 25, 1954.

ii. IDA M. STONER, b. March 01, 1879; d. September 01, 1893.

More About IDA M. STONER:
Burial: English Gr. Cemetery, Fairfax, Atchison County, Missouri

56. GEORGE WASHINGTON12 HUFFMAN (PETER H. 11, EZEKIEL10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born March 31, 1855 in Rock Port, Atchison County, Missouri. He married IDA MAE JACKSON. She was born 1859.

Child of GEORGE HUFFMAN and IDA JACKSON is:

137. i. AMON ELLSWORTH13 HUFFMAN, b. December 01, 1888, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska.

57. NANCY ELIZABETH12 DILLEY (WILLIE ANN11 HUFFMAN, JULIUS10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born June 23, 1833, and died April 02, 1910. She married GEORGE W. POLSON. He was born December 22, 1830, and died April 30, 1903.

More About NANCY ELIZABETH DILLEY:
Burial: Peers Cemetery, Slick Rock, Barren County, Kentucky

More About GEORGE W. POLSON:
Burial: Peers Cemetery, Slick Rock, Barren County, Kentucky

Children of NANCY DILLEY and GEORGE POLSON are:

138. i. JAMES BUFORD13 POLSON, b. August 15, 1863; d. November 04, 1948.
139. ii. CHARLES ELLINGTON POLSON, b. April 27, 1865; d. April 02, 1950.
140. iii. RUFUS JASPER POLSON, b. February 28, 1867; d. March 17, 1949.
141. iv. JOHN EMERSON POLSON, b. November 11, 1868; d. March 24, 1953.
142. v. MARIAH ELIZABETH POLSON.
143. vi. WILLIE FLORENCE POLSON, b. January 26, 1875; d. June 08, 1942.
144. vii. ARDELAR ALICE POLSON, b. May 02, 1879; d. January 1943.

58. JEMIMA ANN12 DILLEY (WILLIE ANN11 HUFFMAN, JULIUS10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born July 19, 1838. She married (1) JAMES POLSON. She married (2) FRANK DODRIDGE ANDERSON.

Children of JEMIMA DILLEY and FRANK ANDERSON are:

i. BRENTICE OLIVER13 ANDERSON.

ii. JENNIE BEATRICE ANDERSON.

iii. LUCINDA FRANCES ANDERSON.

iv.
WILLIE DIXIE ANDERSON.
v.
CLEM DODRIDGE ANDERSON.

Notes for CLEM DODRIDGE ANDERSON:

FROM THE PAST (Barren County Progress, August 27,1989)

Killing In Metcalfe County

The people of Metcalfe County were greatly excited last week over the killing of Sam Barton by Clem Anderson. As near as we can gather, the following are the particulars of the affair:

Sam Barton and Clem Anderson were in Edmonton last week, one being a witness for the other in some legal entanglement. Along in the evening both young fellows began drinking and started for home. They came out the road from Glasgow to Edmonton about five miles together. After they had started out, a discussion was started about a fuss. This fuss had become engaged in at a party some months before, but which had been settled and thought forgotten. The discussion waged warm and finally Anderson drew a pistol. Barton told him to give him the weapon, which Anderson did, butt foremost. Barton declined to take it, and Anderson thereupon reversed the pistol and shot him.

Another account tallies with the above except that Barton and a young man by the name of Sandridge left the road to avoid trouble with Anderson, who followed them and shot Barton while the former was begging him not to shoot, and telling him that he was unarmed.

Anderson's version of the affair was that, in the dispute above referred to, Barton called him a son of a bitch. Anderson replied "My mother is a good woman. You shall not speak that way of her. If you do, I'll kill you." Barton replied, "You are a damned son of a bitch," and Anderson shot him. Barton lived a short while thereafter.

Anderson immediately disappeared and has not since been apprehended. Anderson is the son of ex-Sheriff Frank Anderson of Metcalfe. Barton was the cousin of the present sheriff of Metcalfe. Both parties to the tragedy belong to the best families of Metcalfe and, to add to the distress of the terrible affair, are themselves blood relatives

-being cousins. Barton was especially esteemed as one of the most promising young men of the whole country. Anderson also was highly thought of. Barton was about twenty-one years of age, while his antagonist is said to have been even younger.

The terrible affair has created a great deal of excitement in Metcalfe country, owing to the prominence and extensive connections of the two principals.

Clem Anderson, with the help of members of his family, was successful in escaping the area before he could be arrested. He never returned to Kentucky and was never heard from again.

Over forty years later, the following note was received by Brent Anderson, older brother of Clem, from somewhere in Indiana:

To Brent Anderson, Edmonton, Ky.

Charles Anderson lived here five years, has spoken of living in Minnesota and Ky Died in hospital Gave your name and address as brother Not known here as Clem Tall, light complexion, long face, 62 years old.

Reply further instructions if you claim body

J. S. Kerr, Coroner

The body was not claimed

vi. LILLIE DEE ANDERSON.

vii. EMILY KATHERINE ANDERSON, TWIN.

viii. MAHALA IRENE ANDERSON, TWIN.

59. ELIZA JANE12 DILLEY (WILLIE ANN11 HUFFMAN, JULIUS10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born October 20, 1840. She married BRAD BROWN.

Children of ELIZA DILLEY and BRAD BROWN are:

i. OLENA BELL13 BROWN.

ii. OGEDA LEGRA BROWN.

iii. OSTELLA BROWN.

iv.
JAMES IRA BROWN.
v.
EDDIE VIVIAN BROWN.

60. FOUNTAIN PITTS12 DILLEY (WILLIE ANN11 HUFFMAN, JULIUS10, DIETRICH "TETER"9, JOHANNES HENRICH8 HOFMANN, JOHANNES7, TILLMANN HOFMANN6 LLL, DIETRICH5 HOFMANN, TILLMANN HOFMANN4 LL, HEILMANN3 HOFMANN, TILLMANN2, HENRICH1) was born November 02, 1850, and died April 28, 1918. He married CALISTA GRUNDY A