Location: On the south side of the road leading up Bear Branch and opposite the Huff Cemetery.
Date: About 1840
Owners: L. D. Huff, until his death. Now in the hands of his heirs.
Description: Hewn log, about 18 x 24 feet. One story with an attic. Batten door and one small window in front. No porch. Covered with boards and puncheon floor. Very wide stone chimney at the south end. Later another room was built to the south and making the house a double log house. The chimney and the hull of the original house is still standing, but in a very dilapidated condition.
History: Loranza Huff was married to Patience, a daughter of George ( Jakie) Hunsucker. He was a Confederate soldier during the Civil War and a prisoner in Camp Douglas, Illinois, for about nineteen months. While in prison he wrote several songs and was considered a good singer. He was of the Primitive Baptist faith and a member of the Little Stone Gap Church. The following is a copy of one of the songs he composed at Camp Douglas Prison.
I would like to see my native land,
Sometime I dream of home,
Me think I see among the rest,
My heart is weary, it longs to rest.
I would like to see my heart's delight,
It kindles my heart with warmer love,
Full nineteen months have passed and gone,
My little babies I'd like to see,
Those golden hours are passed away,
Source of Information: J. T. Hamilton, Jane Huff and Court Records.
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