Saturday, January 23, 2010

Surnames on our webpage SW Pennsylvania, WVA and OH

Here is a link to our web page that is our working book.

http://www.ourfamilyhistories.com/hsdurbin/

We started with our Henry Huffman and worked our way back and forward.
My fun was five Henry Huffman's in same area and they needed separated.
Chuckling when I read letter from Henry Huffman, b 1803 Greene Co PA( father Henry Huffman dcd 1811-Jan1812).
Grandfather Henry states he was tired of walking over the hill or down the dale to his cousins' houses to deliver the
mail to them because it was not his. To his major relief his younger children were still in school and they learned (according to letter) that the name HUFFMAN did not exist in Germany at that time frame. It was HOFFMAN and the brouge sound made the British think it was HUFFMAN. or HOOFMAN or HOUGHMAN and even a few Houffmann. So Henry changed his name back to HOFFMAN to sort the mail out for the family. The older children had already left home and they retained the Huffman spelling and the younger ones or at least some of them changed to HOFFMAN. My line changed to HOFFMAN after the Civil War and coming to IOWA.

I am from :proven, John to Henry to Henry to Sanford to Franklin to Cecil to Mom to myself. We have one more line back but not enough MILLS type evidence to post it.


http://www.ourfamilyhistories.com/hsdurbin/

My direct line is documented completely. Thanks to grandparent's keeping data and ggggrandparents having kept data and past it down to family who kept it not tossing it. We are REV WAR descendants and CW descendants, WW1, WW2 and forward.
Data for proof is mostly on the sister site because we allowed relatives to add data to the site and we have grown quite large
for keeping track of kin.

WE also learned that data has been located that does tie Rudolph to this group of kin, again not as much as I would like
so maybe a YDNA will happen someday to verify this. Seems a document was found in old files in an attic in south
Greene Co area that implies lots more link than many thought.

Surnames include ; HUFFMAN, HOFFMAN, LOUGHMAN, FRY, DUVALL DUVAL, HIGGINS, PLANTS, PLANTZ, HENDERSON, FRYE,
LEWIS, HUGHES, RHINEHART, CARPENTER, GILBERT, PATTERSON, RITCHIE, GRIMES, STEWART, KING, NEAL, EVANS, ETC.

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