More Huffmans of Greene Co., Pa



Quoted from The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families by Howard Leckey


On September 39, 1754, there arrived in the Port of
Philadelphia, the British ship, Neptune, Captain Ware, master, and several hundred passengers from Darmstadt and Zweibruken. Among the passenggers were George Hoffman, Daniel Stegner, and Phillipus Frey, who with some one hundred and thirty eight other males took the Oath of Allegiance to the British at that port. No doubt these men were related or at least from the same locality in the Palatinate, which suggests that they settled in the same neighborhood here, since there are several intermarriages in the next two generations. It is probale from the evidence, that they settled after their arrival, in the German settlement in Frederick County, Maryland, from which they moved into the Upper Shenandoah Valley and later to the Tenmile Country. It is not clear when they arrived on the Tenmile, but in the Census for 1790, a George and Henry Huffman are listed among the names of those living near land on one fork of Ruffs Creek from Nehemiah Scott, which land has remained in the family to this date. On June 2, 1804, George Huffman and wife, Anne, sold a portion of the tract patented to Nehemiah Scott under the name "South Valley" to William Fonner, in a deed that describes it as adjoining the land of George Huffman, Jr. The following year on May 1, 1805, they made another deed to George Huffman, Jr., and James Huffman, their sons, for a lot in Wayesburg, either No. 167 or 137, which was used to complete a deal with Robert Whitehill. (Greene County Deed Book 2. pp 65. and 241 1/2.) Benjamin Huffman, who had the land adjoining George Huffman, Jr., on Ruffs Creek was another son, and Henry Huffman, whose will was probated in Greene County on January 11, 1812, was probably another. This Henry Huffman had married or lived with Catrouche Frey, mother of his children, who are not named in the will, the wording of which allows different interpretations. It appears that George Huffman, Sr., moved to Hanover Township, Washington County, where he died about 1814, leaving a will naming his wife,Ann, and sons, George and Henry Huffman.

The Benjamin Huffman Family
Benjamin Huffman, son of George and Ann Huffman, lived on land adjoining that of his brothers, James and George Huffman, Jr., and witnessed the will of his brother, George Huffman. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. His wife's name was Sarah ____. Benjamin Huffman died in Greene County in 1844, and his wife in 1847.
Children (Orphan Court Docket 4. pp.217, etc.)
1. John
Huffman, born 1802, died 1883; married Anna Johns, who died at age of 83.
Children (Haddon's History Fayette & Greene Counties
2. James Huffman.
3. George Huffman.
4. Matilda
Huffman, married Dennis Iams.
5. Nancy
Huffman, married John Swart.
6. Rebecca
Huffman, married John Iams.
7. Delilah
Huffman, married Thomas Iams.
Children
8. Elizabeth Huffman, married John McGinnis.
9. Joseph Huffman, born 1807, removed to
Knox County, Ohio, then to Indiana, and died in Kansas, 1885. He married Hannah McClelland, daughter of Cary and Polly (Wathen) McClelland.
Children
10. Benjamin Huffman.

Family of George Huffman, Jr.
George Huffman, Jr., son of George and Ann Huffman, died in Greene County, about 1839. His will, made on February 18, 1839, was probated March 12, 1839, and is in Will Book 2. pp. 102. Benjamin Huffman and Mary
Ann Smith witnessed the will. His wife was Julia Frey, who survived him. Beers "History of Washington County" gives a record of his family.
Children of George and Julia (Frey) Huffman
1. Peter
Huffman, born in 1802, died in 1885; married Elizabeth Stegner. They were the parents of nine children.
Children