Sunday, January 29, 2012

S N G F- My Maternal Grandfather's Paternal Line

Find a living male person in your database from your maternal grandfather's patrilineal line who could take a Y-DNA test. Answer these questions:
1) What was your mother's father's name?
         Cecil Leroy HOFFMAN b 9 May 1891 Moravia, IA --- d 24 Oct 1962, Wheatland, Wyo.

2) What is your mother's father's patrilineal line? That is, his father's father's father's ... back to the most distant male ancestor in that line?

           Franklin Cornelius HOFFMAN,  b  26 June 1860 Greene Co. PA  d June 1940 Wheatland, Wyo
            Bricklayer, Owned Company, retired in moved to WYO with children.

          Sanford Huffman HOFFMAN (name changed after CW when father changed name)
           Civil War Vet.  b 24 Nov 1834 Greene Co PA d 17 June 1903 Moravia, IA United Brethern(in PA)
            was a lay minister, Farmer , traveling minister, 

          Henry Huffman b 29 Oct 1803 Greene Co. PA probably Morris Twnshp. d 15 Sept, 1879 Aleppo, Greene Co. PA
          Farmer, Carpenter, major fruit orchard and sold fruit and sheep to region. Designed a spiral staircase never  
           before design still in use today. ( I have the newspaper clipping) Brethern

           Henry Huffman  born around 1740, Maryland ( according to tax reciept) d winter of 1811/1812. Will probated    
January 1812.  Rev War Vet., Ranger, and also served in unit in Va prior to moving to now southwest PA.
             Married more than once, possibly more than twice, not proven yet. Have all boys names and most of  girls names.

           John HUFFMAN 1715-   Will data not added since found.  LLOYD ROUPE has 
              Many of the boys names some of the girls names, we since have located.

          his father   John HUFFMAN/HOFFMAN, bible and letter confirms.  Many researchers help to find these clues.  Hoffman in Germany changed to HUFFMAN probably due to brogue by . Henry b 1803 changed it back to Hoffman. Some of his children already grown kept Huffman. Sanford  changed his.

        Cecil Leroy Hoffman's son did the YDNA for me. My only living member of Mom's Generation.

3) Can you identify male sibling(s) of your mother's father, and any living male descendants from those male sibling(s)? If so, you have a candidate to do a Y-DNA test on that patrilineal line. If not, you may have to find male siblings, and their descendants, of the next generation back, or even further.

        Due to family information and the closeness they kept we have much information on this family and we have shared for almost 30 years this information with others and in the early 1990's we, cousin and I put up a web page on the HUFFMAN HOFFMAN line that has expanded as the people shared there data. Originally, only my proven sources were on this site.  What other cousins have added I can not vouch for. Most sourcing was moved to second site for it got to big for one site.

Huffman / Hoffman Link Page

4)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, or in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook or Google Plus post.

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