William Huff and his Descendants


          It is not known what, if any relation, William Huff was to Dr. James Huff. William Huff was born in North Carolina in 1783, married Sarah "Sally" Joseph who was born in Maryland in 1783. Lived and died near what is now Ramsey and both are buried in the old section of the Laurel Grove Cemetery, near Norton, VA. Among his children were: (1) James Huff; (2) Loranza Dow Huff; (3) John Huff; (4) Mary "Polly" Huff; (5) Phoebe Jane Huff; (6) William Huff, Jr.; (7) Charles Huff; (8) Cossie Huff; (9) Elizabeth Huff

1. James Huff, son of William & Sarah Joseph Huff, b. 1819, m. Arra Wells, b. 1826, d/o William T. Wells. James Huff moved to Kentucky prior to the Civil War and was living in 1885 in Knott Co. After the death of his 1st wife he
married an Amburgey. Children: by 1st marriage: (10) Rebecca Huff, b. 1846; (11) Loranza Huff, b. 1847; (12) Sally Huff, b. 1849. Child by 2nd marriage: (13) Jane Huff, m. Newt Huff, both lived and died on Bear Branch, above Dorchester, Wise Co., VA..

2. Loranza Dow Huff, son of William & Sarah Joseph Huff, b. 1847, d. October 1921, m. Patience Hunsucker. Children: (14) Elizabeth Huff; (15) Sarah Huff; (16) Cassie Huff; (17) Peggy Huff; (18) Newton Huff.
     Below is a song composed by Loranza Dow Huff when a prisoner at Camp Douglas, IL during the Civil War.

I would like to see my native land,
The lofty trees, the golden sand.
The rugged hills that crowd around.
My true love s voice how sweet it would sound.

Sometimes I dream of home.
My dreams are false, my heart it rends.
When I awake I am all alone,
My dreams are o er, my friends are gone.

Me think I see among the rest,
Close in here upon my breast.
The withered rose that perished there, 
Oh! was I doomed its  fate to share.

I would like to see my heart s delight,
Her beautiful form here so bright.
If she would smile as I draw near,
I would kiss her with a falling tear.

It kindles my heart with warmer love,
To listen to the lonesome dove,
It calls as if it s mate was gone,
As if like me - left alone.

Full nineteen months have come and gone,
And I am still left here alone,
Virginia, oh! my native home,
Among your native hills I like to roam.

My little babies I d like to see, 
They are so near and dear to me,
They call to my remembrance,
Those days are passed and gone,

Those golden hours are passed away,
I can no longer stay with them.
Farewell to wife and children too
I can no longer stay with you.

3. John Huff, son of William & Sarah Joseph Huff, a Primitive Baptist Preacher, m. Elizabeth Wells, sister of Solomon Wells. Children: (19) Leanna Huff, m. William H. Stidham, b. 1842, s/o Adam & Abagail Stidham; (20) Sarah Huff, m. _____ Smith; (21) Mary Huff.

4. Mary "Polly" Huff, dau. of William & Sarah Joseph Huff, m. Jock Gilley.

5. Phoebe Jane Huff, dau. of William & Sarah Joseph Huff, m. John Freeman Beverly, s/o of Freeman and Unicy
Beverly. Children: (22) Lizzie Huff m. David Courtney, lived in Pike Co., KY; (23) Sally Huff m. Alexander McFarland, lived in Paintsville, Johnson Co., KY; (24) John Huff m. Rachael Wells; (25) Julia Huff m. Jeff Baker; (26) Cinda Huff m. James Hunsucker, s/o George & Willie Ann Gardner Hunsucker; (27) William Patton Huff, m. 1st _______, 2nd, Rosa Jane Jones Hunsucker.

6. William Huff, Jr., son of William & Sarah Joseph Huff, m. Phoebe Hamilton, d/o Schuyler & Susanna Dotson Hamilton. Lived at Little Stone Gap (near West Norton) and the Little Stone Gap Primitive Baptist Church was organized in his home in 1852. He, like his brother John, was a Primitive Baptist preacher. Sometime in the 1850s he moved to Carr s Fork of then Perry, now Knott Co., KY where he died. In early days after he settled on Carr s Fork he ran both a horse and water grist mill. Later lived on Jones  Fork, Knott Co., KY. Here in Knott Co., he was also instrumental in organizing Primitive Baptist Churches. 

7. Charles Huff, son of William & Sarah Joseph Huff, b. 1811, m. Mary "Polly" Dotson, b. 1815, d/o Simon & Phoebe Hollingsworth Dotson. He lived around the Little Stone Gap Settlement, now West Norton. Both Charles & Polly Huff are buried in the Laurel Grove Cemetery, Ramsey section, near Norton. VA. Among his children were: (a) James Huff, b. 1853, d. 1856; (b) Julia Huff, m. Thomas Jefferson Baker, s/o Jessee & Seddia Baker; (c) Sarah Huff m. Alexander McFarland, s/o William McFarland of Powell Valley; (d) Elizabeth Huff m. David Courtney.

8. Cossie Huff, son of William & Sarah Joseph Huff, m. Edmond Ison, s/o Isaac & Rebecca Ingram Ison. Children: (28) Billy Ison, living at Waynesburg, KY 1938; (29) Oma Ison m. _____ Johnson, lived in Myra, KY; (30) Rebecca Ison, m. _____ Johnson, lived in Myra, KY; (31) Alec Ison; (32) Dave Ison; (33) Sarah Ison, b. 20 June 1840, d. 24 July 1896, m. _____ Hylton; (34) Hulda Ison; (35) Polly Ison; (36) Hanna Ison; (37) Margaret Ison.

9. Elizabeth "Betty" Huff, dau. of William & Sarah Joseph Huff, m. Solomon Wells.

14. Elizabeth Huff, dau. of Loranza Dow & Patience Hunsucker Huff, m. Aaron Wells, children: (38) Ann Wells; (39) Tom Wells m. Mattie Hensley; (40) Cora Wells m. Calvin Baker; (41) Maggie Wells m. Fleet Baker; (42) Barbara Wells m. 1st ________; 2nd Tom Salyer; (43) Sis Wells.

15. Sarah Huff, dau. of Loranza Dow & Patience Hunsucker Huff, m. Isom Caudle. Children: (44) Tilford Caudle; (45) Lulu Caudle m. Orbin Thacker, s/o Pressley Thacker; (46) Martha Caudle, m. Oliver Thacker, s/o of Pressley Thacker.

16. Cassie Huff, dau. of Loranza Dow & Patience Hunsucker Huff, m. John B. Floyd Wells, brother of Aaron Wells.

17. Martha "Peggy" Huff, dau. of Loranza Dow & Patience Hunsucker Huff, m. 1st Charles Brummett, 2nd John Mark. Children by 1st marriage: (47) Rant Brummitt, m. Delia Ison, d/o of Ed Ison; (48) John Brummitt, m. Allie Ison, d/o of Ed Ison; (49) Melissa Brummitt m. John Addington; (50) Molly Brummitt m. Willie Wampler.  Children by 2nd marriage: (51) Ida Mark m. Jessee Cook; (52) Rose Mark m. Mack Sturgill.

18. Newton "Newt" Huff, son of Loranza Dow & Patience Hunsucker Huff, m. Jane Amburgey. Children: (53) William Huff, never married; (54) Lafayette Huff, died young; (55) Dora Huff m. Robert Baker; (56) Maggie Huff, m. Lee Baker.


 
 
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