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Leonard Huff

Birthplace: Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Perry County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Huff and Sarah Huff
Husband of Hannah Charity Huff
Father of John H. Huff, Sr.; Daniel Huff; Sarah Huff; Elizabeth Huff; Nancy Huff and 3 others
Brother of Rachel Hays; Francis Huff; Samuel Allen Huff; William Nathan Huff; Elizabeth Stanley and 10 others

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About Leonard Huff

Notes from Journal of Nelson Huff in the possession of Caroline Sylvia Clouse Flynn.

This family came to Kentucky from Virginia around 1810. Leonard was born in either Virginia or North Carolina in the late 1700's. He married Hannah Boling in North Carolina in either 1807 or 1808.

Their children were: John H. 1809 - 1897, Sarah 1810 - 1851, Elizabeth 1812 - 1876, Nancy 1813 - , Rachael 1816 - 1900, Daniel 1821 - 1895, Nancy 1825 - 1913, Sarah 1825 - , Sarah 1825 - , Lucy J. 1827 - 1876, Pleasant 1833 - 1894

From Broken Shoestrings by Lester Huff: Leonard grew up on his father's farm in Wilkes County. In 1807 he took a job with the Reverend Jesse Boling, working on his farm. It was there that he met Jesse's daughter Hanna, marrying her that year and moving into her room.

The 1820 census lists: Name: Leonard Huff, County: Clay, State: Kentucky, Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820 Free White Males - 10 thru 15: 1 Free White Males - 16 thru 25: 1 Free White Females - Under 10: 3 Free White Females - 10 thru 15: 1 Free White Females - 26 thru 44: 1 Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 2 Free White Persons - Under 16: 5 Free White Persons - Over 25: 1 Total Free White Persons: 7 Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 7

Notes, attribution unknown:

  • Samuel Huff Sr. [b.1750 d.1820] and Sarah Hix[b.1755 d.1800], daughter of John Hix. Samuel Sr.'s parents were Peter Huff & Mary Toney. Any info after that I do not know.

Samuel Sr's last son was Leonard Huff who married Nancy unknown. This is probably the Leonard Huff you have heard about.

Samuel Sr.'s children were William Huff, Rachel Huff [b.12-13-1774 d.11-29-1855 m.John Lee & m.Samuel Hays], Richard Huff, Sally HUff[m.Elijah Denton], ???Huff{m.??Harris], Samuel Huff Jr.[you have the other info], John Huff[b.1779 in VA], & Leonard Huff[b. 1781@Bedford Co,VA, d.1851 in Butler Co, KY, m.Nancy unknown in 1799 in Jackson CO, TN].

Leonard Huff had 11 children


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Leonard Huff's Timeline

Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States

Family Data Collection - Births
Name: Leonard Huff
Father: Samuel Huff
Mother: Sarah Sally Hix
Birth Date: 1783
State: VA
Country: USA
Source Information:
Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2001.

Age 25
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
September 30, 1809
Age 26
January 20, 1815
Age 32
JACKSON, Tennessee, United States
April 1821
Age 38
Perry, Kentucky, USA
October 30, 1824
Age 41
Perry County, Kentucky, United States