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Samuel Huff

Birthplace: of, Weycake Neck, Middletown, New Jersey
Death: Died in Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Leonard Huff and Elizabeth Huff
Husband of Sarah Huff
Father of Rachel Hays; Francis Huff; Samuel Allen Huff; William Nathan Huff; Leonard Huff and 11 others

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Noah Gregory Tutak
Last Updated:

About Samuel Huff

SAMUEL5 HUFF (LEONARD4, WILLIAM3 HOFF, DERRICK PAULSUSZEN2, PAULUS DIRCKSZEN1) was born Abt. 1750 in Middletown, NJ, and died Abt. 1815 in Tennessee. 

He married SARAH HIX March 03, 1773 in Bedford Co. VA, daughter of JOHN HIX

Notes for SAMUEL HUFF:

  • 1764 Captain William Christianson's Company of Militia from Bedford Co. VA, he is listed as a private.
  • 1772 Fought with Lord Dunsmore at the Battle of Point Pleasant
  • September 1774 Captain John Lewis's Company of Volunteers from Botetourt Co. VA at Point Pleasant on the Ohio River he is listed as a private.
  • 1781 Captain Thomas Hederson's company of Militia from Martinsville, VA .  Fought in the Battle of Guilford Co. NC Courthouse. 

His name appears on several Henry County VA records during this time.Family tradition holds that Samuel, Sr. was from PA originally.  They may have likely spent some time in Georgia after they left GreenbriarCo. 

The first record of Samuel & Sarah in TN is 13 Dec 1794 wherethey appear in the minutes of the Big Pigeon Baptist Church as joining.  They made application for letter of dismissal on 1 Dec 1798. Anotherchurch entry is 1 Jun 1799 about "...what is to be done with RachelHuff  later Mrs. Samuel Hays for leaving the Church without a letter and marrying a man which is reported has another wife living." By 16 Dec 1800 the Smith Co. TN court minutes show the following entry "Ordered that Samuel Huff Sr. be allowed Letters of Administration toadminister on the Estate of John Lee who gave bond and security andqualified according to law."  This would seem to confirm that nobigamy was involved, since Rachel's dad administered the estate and had John Lee a wife elsewhere, the marriage to Rachel would not have been valid.17 Dec 1800 Smith Co. Court Minutes "Ordered that John Overturf, JohnBlack, Samuel Huff, Abraham Denton & Stephen Copeland be appointed ajury to view mark & lay off a road from where the Kentucky road intersects line creed the nearest aand best way to Captain StephenCopeland's on Roaring River and report the same to our ensuring court." (note: ABe Denton was the father of Elijah Denton b. 20 Dec. 1782 who married Samuel Huff Sr's daughter Sarah Huff) on 16 Jun 1801 Smith Co. court minutes record that Samuel Huff returned invetory on the estate of John Lee

.Note:  Alot of this info is from gedcom of Carrol Kennedy --------------------

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Samuel Huff's Timeline

Weycake Neck, Middletown, New Jersey

American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
Name: Samuel Huff
Birth Date: 1750
Birthplace: Virginia
Volume: 86
Page Number: 254
Reference: Heads of Fams. at the first U.S. census. Va. By U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908. (189p.): 109

December 13, 1771
Age 21
Bedford, Virginia, United States
March 3, 1773
Age 23
Bedford, Virginia
August 18, 1778
Age 28
Green Briar, Virginia, United States
Age 28
Greene, Georgia, United States
Age 32
Henry County, Virginia, United States
Age 32
Bedford County, Virginia, United States
Age 33
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.

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