Thursday, December 19, 2019

Hoffman/Huffman updates are Happening..

My cousin is posting data on Facebook under Hoffman Huffman Page.

Hoffman / Huffman Family in America ,,,  place in box to access.   I post our lines and others that interlink when data comes across my  files.  I worked 40 +  years on this line. Took a trip to Greene Co. PA in 1993. Met many awesome cousins and made new friends.

Hoping I accomplished what Grandad Cecil Lee Hoffman wanted me to do.  His last trip was when 5 with is Father, Franklin Cornelius Hoffman when he ( Grandad was 5.)

The other key was he wanted to find the Indian his DAD talked about and reminded family they were a part of.  If he knew it was Pocahantus he had forgotten the name.  His father obviously knew this for the great adventure at Cecil Lee  Hoffman and Inez Mae Scott's wedding.

This lineage of Huffman Hoffman's are very large.  They were here for the REV WAR.  They served in nearly every war I have found. Down to my cousins and their children of today.

 I was able to share this data with my parents and it only made DAD more upset because I could not
find his Uncle's and Aunt's he had met, yet could find MOM's kin.

Lots more news on this story but wanted to  post some of Henry's siblings pictures also for you to enjoy.

I did find them and are still finding them on both sides today.

Henry and Elizabeth Higgins HOFFMAN
went by HUFFMAN  for a period of time.

His siblings learned Huffman did not exist in Germany in 1850's and their teacher said it was HOFFMAN. So Henry wrote a letter, I have copy of it. To his children and kin to say the name was Hoffman. Interesting how he stated glad for the name change. Full story.

His brother Joseph and Sarah Hunt Hoffman ie Huffman.
Helen's line.

Sarah Ann Huffman-Rush (1833-1914)-do/f-Joseph-and-Sarah-Hunt-Huffman- w/o Joseph Abraham Rush (1830-1886)

Spencer Blanchley Hoffman ie Huffman.

   Daughter of Joseph and Sarah Hunt Huffman

Keep watching more to come here and there.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Ring a Ling, Ding a Ling, Ding Dong Ding JONES KIN

 Greetings Everyone,

  As I started to put together the holiday cheer, I discovered more information buried here.

  Wondering what it is going to take, to clear the mistakes.

  It is with excitement that I find many new links to our tree,

  Hoping they are as happy as we.

  Having blank spaces, creates many faces,

  Did they die in Albany, or was it Dutchess you plea?

  Did they survive the ride into Albany then to Rensselaer  Co. you see?

  There is no records it so seems.

  Blanks in our tree within the first five Generations are to be:

  Susan Madison/Mattison's parents where are ye?
  24 Mar 1818  b in Vermont, depending on the boundary changes

 Were her parents John Richardson Madison/Mattison and Roxanna Howard?
  1789- 1851 for him  Data came from a Documented tree.

 It says they are buried in Lapeer Co., Michigan

Is Horatio Madison/ Mattison the brother that was implied?

She is the first of four Susannah's or Susanna's  with only Susannah Sweet with known parents.

Silas Jones Sr and Susannah Sweet.  Her death is a mystery?  Was death in Dutchess, or Rensselaer Co? Or even Albany since that is where Rensselaer came from

John William ? another I answer: Pg. 162 describes the Mail. "There was no post office established in the Beekman Patent until after the turn of the century but mail was received at Fishkill and in Poughkeepsie at the printers. The NEW YORK PACKET and AMERICAN ADVERTISER noted that the following had mail unclaimed at the Fishkill Post Office as of March 1783:
Silas Jones and Robert Macy, both of Quaker Hill."

Volume VII Family Names:...See More

Jones, Daniel 354, DAvid, 763, Elias 444, Ephraim 64, 441, Isaac 410, 454, 653,
Jeremiah 193, John 303, Jonathan , 192, Josiah 257, Mary 110 Mr. 753, Nathan 454, Nehemiah 441, 
Rufus 454, Samuel 13, 441, Seth 452, Silas 162, Theophilus  184, Thomas 442, 530,   Walter 110,
Henry Z Jr 193.
Frank J. Doherty's books? I see that there is a volume on the JONES line in Beekman. 

Lots of lose ends there. I saw it June 2018. 

Next comes Ruscomb Jones, Silas and Susannah's  2nd son, whom married a Susannah  UKN b 1779 Dutchess Co..Ny
Their son Noel b about 1785 near Albany marries a Susannah  WHO?? UKN
He puts their son in the records in his hand so we know it must be true with her name.

Noyes b 1809 in records, 1808 on tombstone, their son marries Susan Madison/Mattison.

Noyes had 8 children: Calvin Fay (mine) CW Vet<  had Carl Fremont whom had Ray Dee Jones Sr whom had I.

Six generations farther back all documented. Thoroughly.Including the 7th.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

More on Christmas Thoughts

                                                     More on Christmas Thoughts
Something I truly want to say.  We never had a bad Christmas, but it was celebrated differently when I was young.

Dad and Mom were both very family orientated.  So major holidays meant getting those that were near or almost near together to spend time.  The spending of time and sharing was more important than material objects.

We had our Aunt Etta Jones Morelli's family near. We had Ralph Scott's family a wee farther away but within 2 hours could be to our house after 1948--9..  Aunt Ruth's family lived Oregon and would come when Uncle could get an extra day.  During the War Aunt Bethel Jones Cooper and Aunt Muriel Jones Collins would some times come for a week or more.  Seems the Uncle's spent time at Letterman Hospital in San Francisco, Ca. Later Aunt Ruth's family moved next to us when we were in Valley Ford. This being after 1948 when Dad bought our home in Valley Ford.,CA.
I know Dad shared money for gas for Aunt Ruth to come more than once.

We played cards, games, and if outside ball games, jump rope too. Yes, they all jumped rope at one time or another both male and female.  Great exercise also.  We would have contests about whom jumped the longest.

Having said that and being a military family, sharing how we overcame much limited funds.
Our first Christmas as a small family brought a major strain to our budget but with family help it happened.  The Elder Pentico's sent us a small sum of money, my parents sent us funds also. We were able to buy the roaster We still have and a small turkey. The store had some cute children chairs from Mexico and Ed fit perfect setting in it.  So we bought it for his Xmas present. Aunt Etta' sent us a candy dish filled with homemade candy, Aunt Ruth gave us their old blue ornaments at Thanksgiving,  and we scrounged for a very small tree.  We then drove to my parents and Aunt Ruth's for dinner when it was the weekend and Fred was off work.  We generally had brunch at Aunt Ruth's the day before the event and on to parents who were farther north because Aunt Ruth's family had moved to Sunnyvale, CA.  We were stationed at NAS LEMOORE. Fred was the 33rd aboard and a PLANK Member.
Over time a cousin moved to Atascadero and that was a stop coming and going when it worked out right.  Ken Foulk drove Greyhound bus.  Dad's first cousin. Ken's daughter was the first baby Fred held, at that time they lived Santa Clara until he moved south to Atascadero. I baby sat his children before I married Fred living in Sunnyvale with Aunt Ruth's family after Graduation.

So back to story at hand.

First the children were given lists and it had 2 columns.  Things they felt that they personally needed.
Like Shoes, jeans, warm jacket, new binder for school.

Second they were to put some of their I would like to have on the second page. Of course in the order of desire and thinking of cost. Many times they were surprised.

Personally I think this a much better way to handle Christmas.  They 1, learned the difference between I want, I got to have and Need. They also received items that they could appreciate a wee longer it seemed.

Christmas has to me always been a giving season.  Seems I read it often in the Good Book also.

The hardest Christmas I remember for our children was the year, all five of them had outgrown their shoes. Two were in Jr Hi and needed PE shoes plus school shoes so that is 7 pair of shoes.  They so badly wanted slippers for in the house. I went to our most used shoe store on 3rd and Palomar and the manager asked me what I needed. I told him. We outfitted all the children with shoes.  Then he went and got slippers for them to try on and later I went back and got those slippers for them. He nearly gave them to me. I definitely did not pay the price of the slippers. The family was very surprised but so excited to have both,  plus the new PE shoes.  Dad came home 2 months later and that was always a major plus also.  That was also the year we had snow on our ground and the boys made a snowman and we put him in the stand up freezer for DAD to see when he got home. It has shrunk about 2 inches but still there standing in the freezer for Dad to see.  We did not have a tree that year, we decorated a manzanita Branch with lights and were thankful for what we did have and then received money from Dad to drive home for 5 days between Christmas and New Years because the children were out of school the first week of January also. God was good.

WE had each other, we had food, we had a roof over our head, we also had my Uncle in Lemon Grove to assist when I asked, when he was home as he was military also.

Did Christmas teach your family the difference between want and need?

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Something to Ponder at This Season's Time

  Something to Ponder at This Season's Time
   Susi Jones Pentico

  Today our Genealogical Society had it's Christmas Event.. There was fun and food and lots of good cheer.  We missed many but were glad to see the new faces too.

  A topic we shared today should be shared.   Everyone was to share a Memory of one of their Favorite Christmas's.

   Thinking it is a good time to do some reflections like we shared today.  Going to share the story I shared with them.

   At the end of the War, we had Christmas and it was more than a stocking with an Orange, Apple and a couple of Walnuts in the stocking.  That is what I remembered from previous Christmas's.

 Dad worked on a Dairy/Chicken Ranch this year we had moved from the Dairy Ranch of his Sisters' family. Those workers were coming back from the war and was to get their jobs back.

I remember going into town with Aunt, Mom and her children also to see Santa Claus at Tomasini's Hardware.  My sister was very young and she saw this doll and she so wanted it. It had brown hair like hers.  Chuckling it was almost as big as her.

When Christmas came my sister got her doll, the surprise was Dad got one for me also with blonde hair. My Aunt and Mom made us clothes for our dolls.  Other relatives whom lived far away in WYO made the doll's bedding and DAD made the beds.  It was a joint family adventure.  I named mine Jeanie. I can not remember what Sis called hers.

 Having given mine away long ago with the doll clothes and bed to someone else to have a Christmas.  After I was married and had boy children I parted with it.

Having gotten my last doll from Dad the year I graduated. 1958.  Sears had these dolls on sale, Sis wanted.  Asked Dad why a Doll, he said, "It would probably be the last doll he gave me." IT was,
again no idea if Sis still has hers. Yes I kept this one. She was a Ballerina and bent and moved and twisted etc. Long blonde hair.  Sis again her's was brown. Dad loved to shop Christmas Eve, he said he always got the best bargains then.  Unless there was something special which was gotten before gone I suspect.

So if you are of the WAR generation or even later for Korea or Vietnam, those times generally Christmas's were different.

Can you pick out a couple of special Christmas Seasons to share with your family?  Reflection is good for the soul.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Henry Huffman, Rev War Veteran dcd 1811-2

 I found it..

Huffman, Henry  -- Private

Captain Jesse  Pigman' Company -- Monongalia County, VA

Also Private -- First Battalion--- Washington County, Pa. Militia PA
Captain James Archer's Company

Roster of the Revolutionary Soldiers and Patriots of present Greene Co., PA

By Mildred Huffman Russell

 I held the paper that stated his discharge from service in my hand in 1993.
No idea what happened to those papers that sister stored in a brown paper bag.

It was written also stating two other's discharges for Greene Co. men.  Hope I find
 the notes I took then for the names.

pg. 19

He died somewhere between December 1811- Will activated Jan 1812.
I have copy of the Will.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Facial Recognition Information.

New information came in and I am finally getting it posted.

Virginia Tech has developed facial recognition for Civil War Soldiers pictures.

Researcher releases facial recognition software to identify Civil War soldiers

Friday, November 8, 2019

Run into Much Indian Research Sources. Sharing Some.

Library  of Congress Data Found and other Information so Check out the L OF C people.

Captain Snow's scetch of the country by himself, and the best accounts he could receive from the Indian traders.Captain Snow's sketch of the country by himself, and the best accounts he could receive from the Indian traders.
 I have no idea if this SNOW is related to our SNOW.

Interesting information.
Can you name him? A relative.

See how we faded away?

Amazing how you can tell the difference in features.   See they are no different than other peoples.

I can see family in two of the faces Can anyone else in the family?

Thursday, October 31, 2019

A Bit of Lineage to Share. By Susi Jones Pentico

Susi Pentico 
your mother Cecil Hoffman 
her father Franklin Marion Hoffman 
his father Rachel Hoffman 
his mother George P Plants 
her father Catherine Haines 
his mother Josiah Haines 
her father Caleb Haines 
his father John Haines 
his father Richard Haines, Sr. 
his father John Richard Haynes 
his father John Haynes 
his father George Haynes 

his father  John Haynes b 1495  Much Hadham Hartfordshire, England

Susi Pentico 
You Ray Dee Jones 
your father Victoria Mae Jones 
his mother Margaret Mae EASTMAN Foulk 
her mother Lydia Eastman 
her mother Prosper Trowbridge 
her father Lydia Tracy 
his mother Hezekiah Tracy 
her father Mary Fuller 
his mother Samuel Fuller, Jr. 
her father Samuel Fuller, Lt. 
his father Capt. Matthew Fuller 
his brother Hannah Bonham 
his daughter Hezekiah Bonham, Sr. 
her son Hezekiah Bonham, Jr. 
his daughter Jemima Cowgill 
her daughter Alice Fuller 
her daughter John Marrion Fuller 
her son Marrion Booth Fuller 
his son Linna Lea Wood 
his daughter Carol Ann Wood 
her daughter on

Sunday, October 27, 2019

More on Mystery Grandma Tied to Hoffman/Huffman

  Mystery Grandma of our Past.

 Okay taking your hints I went to the tree again.  I suspected she was from Sr Henry's wives.
  But Catrouch/Catherine Fry died 1845.  She was my biggest suspect.
  We learned she may have been married to Fredrick Loughman /Loafman after Henry's death and
  I recently learned people are carrying a very different person.  More digging to do on this if time    permits.

Mary Henderson, Joseph Higgins Sr wife died in 1813 so removed her.  Elizabeth Higgins Mom.
Henry Huffman/Hoffman b 1803 's wife.

 So dropping down a generation
 To be a Grandma it had to come from Sanford's line.

  He married Rachel Plants/Plantz  their marriage date was on papers Currier and Ives Document that accidentally got left in house with brother.  We have many pictures of the Plants and Hoffman', Huffman's of this line.

 Rachel Plants, Mom was Catherine Stollar she was born1801 and d 1893.  But the picture sent me of her does not match this lady. Her MOM was Rosanna Ealy/Ely, Ihli.  Lost much on this line when system crashed.

 George Plants, Mom was Catherine Haines need to learn her death date. Was in old system before it crashed.

Not many to choose from so interesting if anyone has pictures of the potential matches to the picture.
Ely, Ealy, Ihli, Haines, or Stollar.

Unless there is more behind the story of the Senior Henry having another wife prior to Prather/Pravotor or Fry.  Since that daughter was not determined to be Henry's but Prather's?
We are lost and she would not be a Grandmother.  I personally suspect that the daughter was Henry's but still would not make her the Grandmother.

Picture on previous blog.  Look in your old pictures do you also have her picture someone that looks similiar.  Thanks.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Who Am I?? Cecil Lee/Leroy Hoffman stated a Grandmother Way Back

So I sent this again to Maureen Taylor for information on age. This a m, cousin and I blew this picture up.  She has a rose pin at her throat. The material of the dress is embossed? stamped?  It appears she has long hair and is braided and wrapped around head?  She has fingers very long and arms very long, much like my Mothers.  She is standing with hand on back of chair. She is not short.
Her waist above back of chair.
Does she have knees bent a bit?
His Father told Franklin she was of Indian heritage. Franklin, his father Sanford. CW Vet.
She has tobacco/snuff in cheek, His Father(Franklin) explained to him (Cecil).

Mother Dorothy Inez  Hoffman (Jones), Father Cecil Lee (Leroy)Hoffman b Ia 1891, Grandfather
Franklin Marion Hoffman b 1860  Greene Co. Pa, {Aleppo area}Died Wheatland, Wyo, buried in Iowa beside his wife, body went by train escorted by son Cecil Lee, (my Grandfather).
Grandpa Frank was a large man tall 6"3 or more. Wide shoulders, went in doors sideways many times. I have a picture of him blocking a doorway. He walked the cattle (animals) to IA  from Pa. behind wagon, with younger siblings help, after the CW. Someone in family has the records he wrote of it.  Younger children helped keep track of chickens and dogs etc.

His Father was Sanford Huffman/Hoffman, served CW and cousin sent me his Medal,  born 24 Nov 1834  married Rachel Plants (Plantz)   Her mother was Catherine STOLLAR 1801-1893. Anyone have picture of her?  Two generations back would be: Catherine Haines and Rosanna Ealy/Ely (Ehli).

Sanford's mother was Elizabeth Higgin's and I have picture of her young and older.  Married 9 April 1826  Greene Co. PA to Henry Huffman/Hoffman. b 1803-1879.  Brethen. Built bridges, barns, churchs, schools and farmed. Sold fruit etc. Also built the first free standing spiral stair case for a family member. It fell about 1991.  I have newspaper article.

His letter passed around family after the  CW stated why he changed name and it was because there were no HUFFMAN's in Germany prior to 1880. They were all Hoffman's.  Teacher told his younger children and he then wrote and shared with family.   He was also tired of getting other peoples mail.
The younger children went generally by Hoffman, Sanford changed his over time to Hoffman.

Elizabeth's mother was Mary Henderson Higgins 1773-1813.  Henry's mother was Catrouch Fry. ie Catherine Fry.1770-1845       This was whom I thought this might be but know I have learned more about Fry/Frye , I am at a loss.  Though Fry's in area since 1750's.  Fryes, VA. MD and WVA and PA.
more on our web page on Fry's

I do not think it would be Mary Pravator (Prather) though she did have a girl child, implied by him???   if her line found DNA would help.

If you have pictures of any of the mentioned mothers it may help.  I have pictures of Rachel Plants, Elizabeth HIggins, Elizabeth Duvall,  she was Frank's wife.

Everything told me implied it was someone before Frank married so the Duvall line has been left out.
Thanks for any help.., or contact Helen S Durbin or Matt C. at Heritage site.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Mildred Huffman Russell

My friend and my cousin, she convinced me that Greene Co., PA would be nice to an outsider.
So I was preparing to go east and meet all these people my Grandfather had talked about when he was alive.

 My last visit 1958, with him he, Cecil Lee Hoffman, asked, if I got a chance for me to go to Greene Co. PA and meet the family his family left behind when they moved to Iowa.  His father my Great Grandfather Frank took him to Greene Co. just before he started school so he could meet his father's family. He was about 5 years old he said.  Now at this time, 1958, lived in Wheatland, Wyoming in town giving up the farm due to age and healthy a few years before.  He left Iowa to go to Wyoming because of his lungs where he had kin living before MOM was born pre 1920.

His father  Frank, walked the cattle and animals behind the wagon when they left Pennsylvania to come to Iowa.  Frank's father, Sanford Hoffman,  had been in this area during the Civil War and after the war they moved to Iowa from Greene Co. PA.  He had a brother who was learning to be a Dr and he also had a brother in law, Thomas Neal, badly injured and needed more treatment so they moved to Iowa. So there were at least 3 wagons in this trip and I think it was about 12 wagons or so. Still trying to track whom all came with them.

Anyway, I had written to the Library for assistance on locating kin and they put me in touch with Mildred Russell.  What a treasure she was.  Alas she got the flu then pneumonia and died so I postponed my trip for another year, in hopes of developing a friendship with other kin.   I talked to her when she went to hospital because she called to let me know if I couldn't reach her where she would be.

So the next year after contacting her sister and other cousins, I flew east to meet the family.

I was sad she wasn't there but the family was awesome.  I understood why Grandad Hoffman wanted me to make contact with them. He tried but was limited on how to find them.

So Dear Mildred, Thank You so much for all you helped to start and complete.

I will write more on family I met while there and some I still hear from and one I especially work with.  Blessings All.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Stumbling Around in the Trowbridge, Sharpe, Wood files.

Stumbling Around in the Trowbridge, Sharpe, Wood files.

Well, Grandma gave me some of my Sharpe, Sharp, data and in the 1970s it was the best I had.

For some reason today as the heat piles on this evening and the breezes die down I m setting
here trying to make sense of a hint I received from

 I have Prosper Trowbridge 1808- 1850 m to Margaret Sharpe, I seem to have lost some files when back  up system went 4 years ago.   For her I have John Sharpe as Father no mother  but born NY

Prosper Trowbridge was b 15 Oct 1808 - 1807 Shelbrune, Chittenden, VT
He died 14 July 1850 in Edwardsville, St. Lawrence, NY  41 years of age.

It appears they had two maybe 3 children one being Lydia Trowbridge 4 Sept 1841 d 12 Sept 1900.

She is my ancestress:

More information on these lines.   I wrote my Great Grandma for 6 years before she died the year I graduated high school in 1958.  Margaret Mae Eastman her daughter



Earliest  I have is John EASTMAN b 1579 supposedly Roger EASTMAN's father. 

Roger Eastman m Sarah ? Smith

Joseph Eastman m Mary Tilton 1650-1692  and Mary 1647 - ? 
                                 Mary's parents: Peter Tilton 1620-1696 and Elizabeth Frary (Frairy) 162-1692
                                            Peter's  parents: William TILTON 1585- Ursula PYCROFT

Peter Eastman 1684 -1764  m Mehitable ROOT 1688-1760   
                                 Mehitable 's parents: Hezekiah ROOT and Mehitable FRAIRY
                                           Sampson Frairy: 1642-1704 - Mary Daniels
                                               her parents: Robert DANIELS and Elizabeth MORSE
                                               Sampson's parents: John Frairy  and Prudence TOWNSEND

                                 THOMAS  ROOTE:  16 JAN 1604 - 17 JUN 1694  HE IS 90 at death.
                                  Elizabeth  d 25 Nov 1691
                                        father John ROOTE 1576-1640  Mary Ann RUSSELL


                                                                       b abt 1722 d 1777

Azariah Eastman
Birth Date:
New Jersey
Page Number:
Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 4 Sep 1935, 248; 20 Sep 1935, 880; 26 Sep 1935, 909

son: Vespasion EASTMAN  wife Eunice STODDARD

son: Abijah Stoddard EASTMAN and Esther THOMAS.  


Monday, September 30, 2019

Something for Everyone







$59 for VGA members and $79 for non -members.

Never heard of them before and I know almost all of the presenters.
 I am hoping to join and attend as much as  I can from home.

No travel and much we can acquire after the conference also.

 I love the slogan, Virtual meetings  & Conferences. Any time.  Any Place.

Reminds me of the old GOLDEN GATE FORUM.

So family this may be something you would like to look into.  BTW some of the speakers are distant kin too.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Rachel Plants Hoffman and some of Children.

Rachel Plants Hoffman and some of her Children

Rachel Plants (Plantz) Hoffman (Huffman) and some of the children.

Missing is Jarvis Leroy,  Priscilla Jane b-d in PA before moving west, and Harvey.

 My brain is saying: Mr Andrew Faber and Mary Hannah Hoffman Faber, Oliena Delila Hoffman Hampton and James Hampton, Elizabeth Hoffman, Rachel Plants Hoffman and Franklin Marion Hoffman.

 Knowing that Elizabeth C and Harvey were school teachers and never married.  Jarvis Leroy b two years after Frank, married Melissa Stoops.  I have a history of them here somewhere.  One of the descendants used to visit Mom,  Ruth and we exchanged letters.

Great Grandpa Frank was beloved by my MOM and she spoke about him often.  Franklin married
Samantha Abigail Duvall of Greene Co area PA. First he helped his family move and he matured to be old enough to marry. He walked behind the covered wagon and herded the animals with little brother Jarvis help at times from Greene Co. PA to Iowa.  The younger children kept track of the chickens and other small animals on the journey.   Later after wife's death he moved to Wheatland to be near some of his children and died there  a few months before my birth. They wouldn't let MOM go to his funeral due to pregnancy issues.

He and Samantha had several children that I was told did not survive birth.  They had 3 living children: Robert Walden, Grace and Cecil Lee (Leroy) my Grandfather.

Grace and Cecil Lee married brother and sister of Scott  family.

Not getting to meet these people in person but I knew many of these Great Aunts and Uncles, children.  I met all but two? maybe just 1 of Grandma Inez Scott Hoffman's line. I met Graces' down line when I was small and some we were very close to in California. Ralph Scott's ancestor.

We always went to Casper to meet the Hampton's and until most died I wrote to them.  Maybe two boys still alive but not heard from any of the girls downline since Betty died in Tenn a few years back. ( Jasper's children.).  His wife was a Scott also Ella Fern Scott.

The families were very close in many things.  I enjoyed meeting and communicating with them. Yes I have the names of their children. Funny how we loose touch with current generations.

Since Elizabeth died in 4 June 1891 Iowa this picture was taken before her death.  Rachel her Mom died in 1920.  Frank died 1940 in Wheatland, Wyo. but was shipped back to IOWA for burial.

Rachel loved canaries and made hats amongst other things.  She allowed no working on Sundays or money exchanges.  b 1836  Greene Co. PA - d 1920 Moravia IA.
She passed two weeks before my mothers birth in Wyoming.  Wheatland area.  Little Bear.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

History of Jones Ancestors, Teague Jones and Rahamana No. 12 delayed.

Calvin Fay Jones and Hannah Julian Young Jones, No. 12 will be next entry.

I am going to regress for a minute. How many of you know the early lineage of your Jones lineage?
Many years of research and England supplied me with the answer.

Christopher Jones Sr had Christopher Jones Jr. and he was raised in England. His father was a shipbuilder and owner according to what little I have been given.

Christopher was a 1/3 owner in the ship. He was known as Ship Owner.  Christopher's marriage to Josian Thompson Grey  produced Teague. He had many other children and it appears only one may have survived past 15 years of age from previous marriage. Christopher had pneamonia and died from it after his trip to the New World.  I received data from English Records to support all of this.
Much of which went when back up drive crashed.  But have some of it. I also did this with two other distant cousins that can confirm this data.  One of our researchers is trying to track down this other son that had not died.   WE have about 8 steady JONES researchers adding to our families over all data. We would love your help.

Christopher Jones was the Captain of the Mayflower.  His son Teague was born about  Nov.1620 in England and came to the New World prior to  1645 as near as I can learn. He fought against the Narraganset with buddy, later the father of his daughter in law. Richard Berry.

 Much he was accused of in the Plymouth Plantation was reversed by a Judge many years later.  I have read the Towns Minutes with much shock at how they treated their fellow citizens.

Teague's wife: Ruhamah's/Rahamana  1624-1661.
Ruhamah's parents, were Samoset Osamequin and Margaret Amatachee. Samoset's  father was the famous chief Wasanegin Massasoit. I am interested in knowing if other descendants of Teague Jones are also showing traces of Native American. So far I have uploaded DNA to Ancestry and MyHeritage. Looking forward to seeing other descendants match up with me in the database.

Samoset (ca. 1590–1653) was the first Native American to make contact with the Pilgrims. On March 16, 1621, the settlers were more than surprised when Samoset strolled straight through the middle of the encampment at Plymouth Colony and greeted them in English, which he had begun to learn from an earlier group of Englishmen to arrive in what is now Maine. (He was a friend of Squanto.) Tisquantum (better known as Squanto) (c. 1580s – November 1622) was a Patuxet. He was the Native American who assisted the Pilgrims after their first winter in the New World and was integral to their survival.

YES  this is our Ancestor. I so want to go to  Mass for the 400 year reunion next year 2020.
Yes some of the family married back into the tribe. 

Next post will go back to Calvin Fay Jones and Hannah Julian Young JONES,  No. 12 

Please if you wish a copy let me know so I have a track of whom is looking and helping.

**Corrected the birth date of Teague Jones also. 1620 and arrived prior to 1645.

All rights Reserved... Susi Jones Pentico - Susan Carol Jones Pentico

Jones Information Found- Noyes Jones kin, Ancestors and Descendants.

 Noyes Jones and Ancestors and Descendants. Noyes Jones kin, Letters Exchanged.

I met Janice Fiebiger of Woodburn, Oregon in the early 1980's if I recall right.  She got in touch with me via Toby Jones mother from Arizona. (Lucy Jones) now dcd. Lucy's husband was the JONES  relative Dad (Ray Dee Jones )  had looked for for years.

Dad knew he had cousins and had met them at least once.  A story I will later share with you happened on one trip, he and his brother never forgot. His family fell apart by the time he was 10 years of age.

As I am clearing files I found the letter that Janice sent me after we met and exchanged data here in San Diego as she was headed back to Oregon.

After reading the two letters she shared and hers, I can say there is more knowledge for us to share.
Maybe you Iowa JONES and MINN. JONES have this data and have not shared with we JONES Researchers.?? She shared 30 letters with JONES/APEL and other JONES  1967.
So sad she did not know Dad and Gerald Oliver were looking for them. Carl Fremont's sons.

 1. Christopher Jones Files, mine, father Christopher JONES Sr. said in English records he was NOT from Wales.  It has come to bear that he may have been JOhns from Ireland?  Totally not proven yet. Need more older JONES males to take the DNA test.  That I learned at Seminar yesterday may help solve that problem. (Implication was in these files I read they were from Wales.)

2.  In the papers found is written, by whom ever did the original on this paper (typed) that Noyes Jones and Susan Madison married in 1832 in Mount Holyoke, MASS. I  will continue looking but so far in 20 years no results.   Susan appears to have been born in VT. (SideBar) her children had her born in 3 states, then it was explained to me the boundaries kept moving back and forth so very possible for different states to be cited but not moved at all. ( Mass, VT, or NY)  This came from a descendant of the JONES that lives still or did when last spoke to them in Renssealer Co. NY as a Town Historian.

3. One letter is from Charles Jones wife, I will call Charles. He is one month older than my husband.
Would love to go visit him and some other JONES kin in that region. Carolin Forbes put me back in touch with him thankfully.

4.  That letter is to Mrs. Robert J. WILCOX, of Sioux City, IA ( in quote is written--Letter to my Aunt Helen JONES WILCOX.) 1967.

5.  Francis TAIT,  typed up a report similar to the one I got from NY but has much more writing on it that was since added by Janice F. Much added data on Noyes Jones line and is going to take some time to decipher and get each person in right place. Data I do not remember at all.  Mom must have been ill and I was traveling north a lot.

6.  Seeing names that are direct kin and had no clue of which may really help in resolving some confusion.

7.  Here are some related directly names we should be looking at for a complete family file.

PLANTS, WILDE, TITUS, NAMES  mostly associated with Henry George's line.

8. Henry 2nd marriage Carolin Forbes found data.

On Mar 10, 2017, at 10:34 PM, Carolin Forbes wrote:
Hi Susi
I found a source citation for the second marriage of Henry Jones. It is in the Iowa Marriage Records for 1880-1937, listed under "Mac J Stephens" instead of Mae J Stephens. She seems to also be known as Maud Mae or Mary Jane Stephens. She lived in Dyersville Iowa. She married Henry Jones on 12-25-1891 at Manchester, Iowa (spelling?) It was her first marriage and his second, after Kathryn Kerns died. I have a bunch of records on her family from England also if you want sometime. She is my great grandmother. She lived with Jessie after Henry died, from the 1925 Iowa State Census, she was a widow age 66 and he was 30. 
Susan Madison is also listed as Henry's mother on the Iowa Marriage Record, and Nois, or looks like Norris, who knows what they did to the name, listed as father of Henry Jones. 
no listing for Susan's parents, too bad. 
I hope you are well, thanks for the Susan Madison info!


9.  Noel JONES b 1835 supposedly died in NY or MASS. I have not found any data have  any of you. ??Maybe he just stayed in NY/MASS area was old enough. Looked for accident newspapers, Looked for death data or obit? nothing.  So ???

10.  William Harrison b 1841 in NY, as all children were. died 31 Dec 1862, have picture of his tombstone in Stones River National Battlefield Cemetery. The family called him Harrison so many missed him.

From: Ed Roberts  cousin.
Date: February 23, 2006 3:20:29 PM PST
Subject: Jones, Harrison

Susi, I have tried for years to document the oral history of Harrison Jones.  As you know he served with his brother Calvin Freement and was was killed in the Battle of Stones River, TN.  I am visiting my daughter in Atlanta for a few days and wanted to visit Stones River National Park in TN.  Further research today turned up nothing again until I again reviewed the Jones list of killed in the battle and found a William H Jones who signed up same time as Calvin, same unit and was killed Dec 31 1862, everything fits for for Harrison to be William Harrison Jones.  I have pasted that info below.  What do you think? or have you firgured that out also before me.  Ed

William H. Jones (First_Last)
Regiment Name 36 Illinois Infantry
Side Union
Company H
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Alternate Name
Film Number M539 roll 46
Killed in Civil War Stones River Battle on dec 31 1862.  Refer to Calvin Fremont Jones notes for additional details.

MIDDLE NAME:         
COMPANY:         H
DATE OF BIRTH:         
DATE OF DEATH:         12-31-62
GRAVE NUMBER:         N-5569

36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

Organized at Aurora, Ill., and mustered in September 23, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Rolla, Mo., September 24-29, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to January, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Army of Southwest Missouri, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Army Mississippi, to September, 1862. 37th Brigade, 11th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 37th Brigade, 11th Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas, to September, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty at Rolla, Mo.,till January 14, 1862. Expedition against Freeman's forces November 1-9, 1861. Curtis' Campaign against Price in Missouri and Arkansas January to March, 1862. Advance on Springfield February 2-13. Pursuit of Price into Arkansas February 14-29. Battles of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8. At Keitsville, Mo., till April 5. March to Batesville, Ark., April 5-May 3. Moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo., May 11-22, thence to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 23-29. Occupation of Corinth, Miss. May 30. Pursuit to Boonevilie May 31-June 6. Duty at Rienzi till September 6. Moved to Covington, Ky., thence to Louisville, Ky., September 6-19. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Battle of Perryville, October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7. Duty there till December 26. Reconnoissance toward Clarksville November 15-20. Reconnoissance to Mill Creek November 27. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At and near Murfreesboro till June. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 15. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till January, 1864. Regiment Veteranize January 1, 1864, and Veterans on furlough till March. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstration on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Loveioy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood, into Alabama October 1-26. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Huntsville, Ala., till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Moved to Nashville and duty there till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 15-23. Duty at Headquarters of General P. H. Sheridan, Commanding Dept. of the Gulf, to October. Mustered out October 8 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., October 27, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 193 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and  127 Enlisted men by disease. Total 332.

Stones River National Battlefield  


National park in Tennessee
Stones River National Battlefield, a 570-acre park along the Stones River in Rutherford County, Tennessee, three miles northwest of Murfreesboro and twenty-eight miles southeast of Nashville, memorializes ... Wikipedia
Address: 3501 Old Nashville Hwy, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Area: 351 acres
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Established: March 3, 1927

I need to recheck but thought I saw a marriage for William Harrison day before shipping out??? Has anyone looked.

#My Note: remember Calvin was with him. Being wounded in same battle that killed Harrison. He walked back to ILL when healthy enough and rejoined as my records showed. He had been declared dead??  Have a story about this situation, as I understand all family has a copy of the letter he wrote.??

11.  Arvilla Jones b 1841 NY m Alfred Johnson and then married Addison Johnson
I have more data but when external drive died I now need to re add to my Reunion files. There may be more on my My Heritage site.

12. Calvin Fay ( my line) b 1843 Rensselear Co. NY. died 23 Sept 1910. lived Nashua, IA.
m to Hannah Julian YOUNG b 13 Sept 1850 Bellidere, Boone Co. ILL-- m 5 July 186 Butler Co. IA.
I have marriage certificate. Her family from Maine.

Condensing data for now. Calvin and Hannah's children: Nora m to Iver Jepsen ( killed in sawmill in Fl). A Joyce, Lois M, and Esther L names in my files and Esther L have census data and Newspaper article of Iver JEPSEN's death/murder. Dad had some association with Nora Jones Jepsen.

  1.  George E Jones, b 1872  m Belle Fox , 20 Dec 1893 Riverton, IA
children: Hellen M. and Clarence L. 1900 census data. taken from Family Search.

I am stopping here and will start second section . Starting with Calvin Fay Jones lineage again, very large files.  Calvin Fay Jones and Hannah Julian Young File No. 12..

Please ask permission for data so I know whom is working with me and others . or  also on Facebook.
Some of you have my phone number also.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Ray Dee Jones Sr and Dorothy Inez Hoffman Jones

This is one of my most favorite of my parents.  I loved that dress on MOM. The shells

were sent by her brother in law, whom was over seas in the Navy.  Around 1945 or 46.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Today Was The Day.

Today was the day 79 years ago that brought about my being.  MOM fell down a long flight of stairs and I was born early.  Yup, that is a fact.

Born in hospital in Greybull, Wyo on this date. I can not remember the time and papers I was to receive I never was given.  Does not matter I am here.  YUP I pinched myself, I am for real.

22 July 1940.

22 July 2019 is almost gone now so thought I would let you know, it did happen.

Today was pretty quiet and the sky was pretty again tonight but not near as pretty as last night with  pink gold stairs across the sky.

So Thanks to all my Family and my Friends for saying Happy Blessed Birthday and let's hope we can do this again next year, next 20 years.

Blessings to all and to all a Good Night.

Susan Carol Jones Pentico since 5 July 1959.   We made 60 years this year. Love my husband and childrens Dad.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

60 Years Can You Fathom That?

     Way back in 1959 I met this marvelous fun and kind person. We married within 6 months and well the rest is History.

      He proposed at least 3 times before I finally accepted. God, I am so thankful that you sent him my way.  He was already in the service for more than 4 years and was wanting to do it as a career.
Fortunately having an Uncle in the USN I was aware of what that life would be like. I also had an Uncle or two that married Dad's sisters in the Army. One I knew was career and I loved that family very much.  So with eyes open and heart pounding, I married this marvelous man.

We made it through deployments, births, extended cruises and all the things that go with Military life.

Chuckling, the only new place I have seen with him military was Hawaii.  All other places my family had been.  We did get to  Iowa after a cruise one time.  Otherwise we or we the family was somewhere in California for all those years, this house since 1970.

We raised five children. An Eagle Scout, works in business with a Degree, a Life Scout, who makes jewelery and worked for the US Government.(Many Awards) and a girl that turned down a full ride Scholarship to a Designing school that wanted to send her to France. She was the first person whom wore her design to her interview for acceptance to the school. Her Croque's were the US Olympic Teams design that next year. , The next child went to Travel school in Florida and decided she didn't want to do it either.  Both have been successful in their alternate careers. The youngest became well known in the Roller Skating World and in County Business since an adult. He and his older brother both made it to Lincoln, NE for Nationals in Skating, Dance, and Figures.

They have blessed us with ten Grandchildren, 8 boys and two girls.

The Grands have started marrying and we have two Great Grandchildren a boy and a girl with another on the way. We have 3 married, 1 engaged and looking forward to what the future brings us.

Several of the Grands have graduated from college and some are still working on their degrees.

 Our home is ours.

Since my DAD said it wouldn't last 2 years, I hope he  sees we are still working now towards 70 years.  Our parents are all gone since 2005. I have one Great Aunt still with us, Wyoming, also my Uncle's wife Auntie in Wheatland, Wyo is still sharing time with us. He passed last fall was a Paratrooper during WW11.

Much of our parents generation were affected seriously by WAR, several of them. It seems no better in our current generation. And no better for the younger generation either.

Blessings to All.  Thanks for all you have done help us to get to this place, everyone.

Love you Fred.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

A Wedding in the Family, Adding a Family Member. 22 June 2019


Recently our family expanded with the addition of a new grandaughter in law.  She became the wife of Andrew Pentico, our grandson, son of Donald P Pentico, son of Fred E Pentico,  son of Arthur Pentico, son of Franklin Andrew Pentico son of Emmanuel E Pentico, son of  Phillip and Mary Rolland Pentico who was the son of John Penticoff and Catherine Young.

With Distant family help we have added this:

John's father was Johann Phillip Penticoff (Benighoff) and Catherine Miller whose father was Phillip Jacob Penticoff (Benighoff) and Elisabeth Margareth Schwarn.

He was born in Bischeim, Rhineland, Pfatz, Germany 30 Jan 1740.  He died in New Tripoli, Lynn Twp. Lehigh Co.  PA. Married in 1766 in Upper Salford, Montgomery Co. PA.

She was born in Montgomery Co. PA 1 Sept. 1752.  Died in  PA pre 1854.

 AS near as I can say it was in Dansville, MI on the home place, of  her parents
Brett and Lisa Kelley.
OK so it was changed by me back to original spelling.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Scott Books for RESEARCHERS to LOOK AT

2010 This website sells reprints of various out-of-print genealogies.
Their list includes the following ones for the surname Scott.

Scott A Genealogical History of the Scott Family. Descendants of 
Alexander Scott who Came to Augusta County, Virginia… - by Vercoe, 
Josephine M
Morgantown, WV , 1939
Price: $20.91

Scott Alexander Scott and his Descendants - by Vercoe, Josephine McCord
Columbus, OH , 1940
Price: $10.84

Scott Antiquity of the Name of Scott - by Scott, Martin B.
Boston, MA , 1869
Price: $10.84

Scott Descendants of Thomas Scott - by Lewis Scott Dayton
La Moille, IL , 1956
Price: $10.84

Scott Descendants of William Scott of Hatfield, MA, 1668-1906 and of 
John Scott…. - by Allen, Orrin P.
Palmer, MA , 1906
Price: $35.50

Scott Dorothea Scott, Otherwise Gotherson and Hogben, of Egerton House, 
Kent: 1611-1680 - by Scull, G. D.
Oxford, England , 1883
Price: $27.01

Scott Genealogical memoirs of the Family of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. Of 
Abbotsford with a reprint of his memorials of the Haliburtons - by 
Rogers, Charles
London, England , 1877
Price: $15.48

Scott Genealogy, Samuel Scott of Martinsville - by Scott, Ruby T.
n/a , 1953
Price: $10.84

Scott History of the Scott Family - by Lee, Henry
New York, NY , 1919
Price: $12.74

Scott Our Clan: A Biological and Genealogical Account of the Family of 
Rev. Andrew Scott, Its Ancestry and Posterity - by Scott, Thomas Jefferson
Lancaster, PA , 1920
Price: $14.18

Scott Pedigree of the Family of Scott, of Stokoe: Reprinted From the 
Original Edition 1783, With Introduction, Continuation, &c. - by Scott, 
William & William Robson Scott
London, England , 1929
Price: $10.84

Scott Richard and Katherine (Marbury) Scott - by Clark, Bertha W.
Boston, MA , 1955
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Scott Scott Family Letters: The Letter of John Morin Scott and His Wife, 
Mary Emlen Scott: With Notes Relating to Them, Their Ancestors and Their 
- by Scott, John Morin & Mary Emlen Scott
n/a , 1930
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Scott Scott Family Records - by Seaver, J. Montgomery
Philadelphia, PA , 1852
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Scott Scott, 1118-1923: Being a Collection of "Scott" Pedigrees 
Containing All Known Male Descendants From Buccleuch, Sinton, Harden, 
Balweary, etc. - by Scott, Keith, S.M.
London, England , 1923
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Scott The Descendants of John Scott from 1777. - by Scott, Walter T.
Warner Robins, GA , 1965
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Scott The Scotch-Irish and Charles Scott's Descendants and Related 
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Berwyn, IL , 1917
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Scott The Scott Family of Shrewsbury, NJ - by Cole, Reverend Arthur
Shrewsbury, NJ , 1908
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Scott The Scott Family: An Account of Lieutenant Colonel William Scott 
of Peterborough, N.H. and Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N.Y., and His 
Descendants Through - by Harrell, Mary Edith
Cincinnati, OH , 1967
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Scott The Scott Genealogy - by Holman, Mary L.
Boston, MA , 1919
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Scott The Scott Genealogy: Descendants of William Scott of Hatfield, MA 
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Ann Arbor, MI , 1914
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Scotts The Scotts of Linsanelly and Lisnamallard: Volume II, Part II, 
Margaret Scott - by n/a
Glasgow, Scotland , 1932
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Scotts The Scotts of Linsanelly and Lisnamallard: With Some of Their 
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Glasgow, Scotland , 1924
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Monday, June 3, 2019

Some Hoffman/Huffman I have Met

Reason/Rezin  Huffman son of Henry Huffman/Hoffman(Sanford's sibling)
married Rhoda Stewart   b 17 May 1828 -buried Mount Zion Cemetery, Bluff, Greene Co. PA
1860 had:           1870 had:            1880 had:
Elisabeth J  5       Elizabeth 16       Jacob   23
Jacob   3               Jacob       13      Vilonea 16
Rhoda M 1           Viola         6

Find A Grave for Jacob A. J. Huffman  Blacksmith, CW Vet
b 14 Jan 1857  d  23 Nov 1932     Jackson Twp, Greene Co. PA USA

Wife Catherine Lemmons Huffman
Children:   Blanche A Hinerman 1880-1956,  Brady Ray Huffman 1882 - 1952,  Gay Moore b1885,   Goldie King 1888-,  Leo Orion  b Nov 7, 1895-Nov 30, 1966,  Hazel Ruth Carpenter, 1900-1961,

{Clarence R. Huffman, Hugo B Huffman, Sheridin 1890. (Shirley)was she a twin ??__} little to no data.

Brady Ray m Ida E Bennington,, I did not meet Ralph or Keith, maybe deceased?

I met and stayed 10 days with Eva Patterson, one of his daughters. She shared pictures and stories and so did many other related kin at that time in 1993. We had so much fun. Katie Santee, Rays' wife, Zenia and Violet Gilbert, Eva, and other Huffman/Hoffman kin did an all night cocoa and cookies and nut breads night. I will always cherish that night of :  Sadness, Happiness, Gay Feelings, Closeness, Amazing kin ship and startling simularities, phrases said, thoughts and how close our genes really showed we were.  Violet reminded me of my Aunt Mae (Cecil Mae Hoffman, dau of Cecil Lee and Inez Scott Hoffman, my grandparents, Jacob was a walking duplicate of my Uncle William Richard Hoffman known as Uncle Dick whom passed last Sept.  I wanted those two to meet so badly. He was a paratrooper during WW2. His walk, his words, his dress,  so amazing.
Katie Santee was a reminder of Aunt Ruth  another of their siblings.

Grandad Cecil Lee Hoffman (1958) asked me please to go to Greene Co. and find the family his DAD  took him to meet before he started school in Iowa.  A few days after I came home  a lady called and said she remembered them coming to visit.  Her name and all was in the old files I fear the internet gobbled up.

I met some of Jarvis Lee's descendants also from Iowa that had moved to CA. About 20 years before my Mother and Dad came.  We came 1942ish .

Hope it helps you in your research.  

Helen Durbin we missed you so much that night but you were still recovering from accident. Love you all.