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Samuel Huff, Sr.

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 Peter Huff and 12 others
Brother of Joseph Huff; Leonard Huff; Thomas Huff; William Huff; Peter Huff and 3 others
Half brother of Thomas Huff, Dr. and Leonard Huff

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Noah Gregory Tutak
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About Samuel Huff, Sr.

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 --------------------

-------------------- He was of, Weycake Neck, Middletown, New Jersey. -------------------- 466. Samuel Huff, born 1750 in Middletown, New Jersey; died Abt. 1815 in Tennessee. He was the son of 932. Leonard Huff and 933. Elizabeth. He married 467. Sarah Hix March 03, 1773 in Bedford County, Virginia.

     467. Sarah Hix, born 1755 in Bedford County, Virginia; died Bet. 1793 - 1845. She was the daughter of 934. John Hix. 

Children of Samuel Huff and Sarah Hix are:

  i.   Richard Huff, born Aft. 1773; died Bet. 1775 - 1860. 
 233 ii.   Rachel Huff, born December 13, 1774 in Bedford County, Virginia; died November 29, 1855 in Racoon Township, Marion County, Illinois; married (1) John Lee 1797; married (2) Samuel Decatur Hays 1802 in Jackson County, Tennessee. 
  iii.   Francis Huff, born 1778 in Greene County, Georgia; died Bet. 1780 - 1870. 
  iv.   Samuel Huff, born August 18, 1778 in Green Briar, Virginia; died April 24, 1845 in Murry County, Tennessee; married Mary Ann Proctor June 10, 1798 in Tennessee; born June 10, 1778 in Murry County, Tennessee; died October 19, 1847. 
  v.   Leonard Huff, born Aft. 1781; died Bet. 1801 - 1870; married Elizabeth Scruggs October 05, 1799 in Greene County, Tennessee; born Abt. 1781; died Bet. 1801 - 1870. 
  vi.   William Huff, born Abt. 1782; died Bet. 1810 - 1870; married Elizabeth Cameron July 03, 1806; born Bet. 1782 - 1788; died Bet. 1810 - 1880. 
  vii.   Elizabeth Huff, born 1785; died Bet. 1810 - 1875; married Stephen Stanley; born Bet. 1780 - 1785; died Bet. 1810 - 1875. 
  viii.   Nancy Huff, born 1785; died Bet. 1786 - 1875. 
  ix.   Sarah Huff, born 1788; died 1843 in White County, Tennessee; married Elijah Denton; born Bet. 1780 - 1788; died Bet. 1810 - 1875. 
  x.   Tabitha Huff, born 1792; died Bet. 1793 - 1880. -------------------- 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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Samuel Huff, Sr.'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
March 3, 1773
Age 23
Bedford, Virginia
August 18, 1778
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Green Briar, Virginia, United States
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Greene, Georgia, United States
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Henry County, Virginia, United States
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Bedford County, Virginia, United States
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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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