Early Mercer Co. Ky Ancestors

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  • ID: I211
  • Name: Richard Huff
  • Sex: M
  • _FSFTID: K2J6-7V5
  • Note:
    28 May 1795: Richard married Nancy Davis in Mercer Co., Ky. [He would h ave only been 13?] There was also a Richard listed in the 1795 Tax Lis t for Mercer Co. He would have to have been over 21 to be taxed. Was t here perhaps another (older) Richard who died before 1810? If so, then w ho were the children 10-15 living with this Richard in 1810? Siblings?





    In the 1810 Census, Mercer Co., Ky., Richard (age 26-45) and Nancy (age 2 6-45) had 6 children under 16: 2 males 10-15, 3 males under 10 and 1 f emale under 10 living with him.

    c. 1812: Richard married Rebecca Lowry in Mercer Co., Ky.
    13 May 1818: Richard was the bondsman for the marriage of James Lowry a nd Nancy Huff. (dau?, neice?, sis?)

    In 1820 he was still under 45, Rebecca was also under 45, and he had 1 m ale 10-15, 1 male under 10, and 2 females under 10. (Rebecca died in 1 823)

    15 Jun 1823: Richard married Elizabeth Parks in Estill Co., Ky.

    In 1830 he was listed as aged 40-50. Elizabeth was 30-40, and they had t he following children: 2 females 15-19, a male and a female 10-14, 2 m ales 5-9, and 2males and a female under 5.

    4 Jan 1836: Richard married Ruth Wickersham in Mercer Co., Ky. (Ruth wa s the dau of Sampson Wickersham Sr., and the widow of Joseph Kirkland)

    In 1840 he had no spouse (Elizabeth had died)(Where was Ruth? Also dead ?). He was 50-60, with 6 children under 20 living with him: 1 male 15 -19, a male and a female 10-14, 2 males 5-9, and 1 female under 5.

    Ruth Wickersham Kirkland Huff died before 1850 ... possibly before 1840





    In 1850 he was listed on page 354 of the Mercer Co. Census. He was 68, b . in Virginia. Living with him were Thomas Huff - age 21, Richard Huff - a ge 20, Rebecca Huff - age 25 (dau, or dau-in-law?) plus Elizabeth Huff, a ge 8 (Rebecca's dau?)

    In 1860 he was listed as Richard Sr., living next door to Richard Jr. H e was 77 years old. Also living with him were a Mary Huff, age 65 (new w ife?), a Percilla Huff - age 23 (listed in 1850 with Priscilla Isom and E lizabeth Wickersham ... was she the dau of Ruth Wickersham Huff?), and T homas A. Huff, age 30.

    In 1870 he was living with his son Richard Jr. He was listed as 87 yea rs old, having been born in Va.

    Harrodsburg Herald newspaper clipping: "Col. Richard Huff, age 88, die d at his residence in Mercer Co. Sept. 6, 1869. He was a native of Vir ginia and came to Mercer County in 1786. His father fought for Indepen dence in 1776 and Richard fought in the War of 1812."

    Notice that even though his obituary states that he died in September o f 1869, he was listed in June of 1870 (age 87) as living with his son. U nfortunately, I couldn't find Richard in the 1870 Mortality Schedule, a s would be expected if he died in the 12 months prior to the 1870 censu s.

    !MARRIED#1-MARRIAGE#1-MARRIAGEP#1:
    !MARRIED#2-MARRIAGE#2-MARRIAGEP#2:Estill County, KY. Marriages; CD 229
    !MARRIED#3-MARRIAGE#3-MARRIAGEP#3:Mercer County, KY. Marriage Bonds and C onsents; 1831-1850; Page 49
    !MARRIED#4-MARRIAGE#4-MARRIAGEP#4:Mercer County, KY. Marriage Bonds and C onsents; 1831-1850; Page 49

    Information taken from Pam Carey Durstock
    ID: I5925
    Name: Richard Huff , Esq.
    Birth: ABT 1782 in Va
    Death: 6 SEP 1869 in Mercer Co., Ky
    28 May 1795: Richard married Nancy Davis in Mercer Co., Ky. [He would h ave only been 13?] There was also a Richard listed in the 1795 Tax List f or Mercer Co. He would have to have been over 21 to be taxed. Was there p erhaps another (older) Ric hard who died before 1810? If so, then who w ere the children 10-15 living with this Richard in 1810? Siblings? In t he 1810 Census, Mercer Co., Ky., Richard (age 26-45) and Nancy (age 26- 45) had 6 children under 16: 2 males 10-15, 3 males under 10 and 1 fema le under 10 living with him. c. 1812: Richard married Rebecca Lowry in M ercer Co., Ky. 13 May 1818: Richard was the bondsman for the marriage o f James Lowry and Nancy Huff. (dau?, neice?, sis?) In 1820 he was stil l under 45, Rebecca was also under 45, and he had 1 male 10-15, 1 male u nder 10, and 2 females under 10. (Rebecca died in 1823) 15 Jun 1823: R ichard married Elizabeth Parks in Estill Co., Ky. In 1830 he was liste d as aged 40-50. Elizabeth was 30-40, and they had the following childr en: 2 females 15-19, a male and a female 10-14, 2 males 5-9, and 2males a nd a female under 5. 4 Jan 1836: Richard married Ruth Wickersham in Me rcer Co., Ky. (Ruth was the dau of Sampson Wickersham Sr., and the wido w of Joseph Kirkland) In 1840 he had no spouse (Elizabeth had died)(Wh ere was Ruth? Also dead?). He was 50-60, with 6 children under 20 livin g with him: 1 male 15-19, a male and a female 10-14, 2 males 5-9, and 1 f emale under 5. Ruth Wickersham Kirkland Huff died before 1850 ... poss ibly before 1840 In 1850 he was listed on page 354 of the Mercer Co. C ensus. He was 68, b. in Virginia. Living with him were Thomas Huff - ag e 21, Richard Huff - age 20, Rebecca Huff - age 25 (dau, or dau-in-law? ) plus Elizabeth Huff, age 8 (Rebecca's dau?) In 1860 he was listed as R ichard Sr., living next door to Richard Jr. He was 77 years old. Also l iving with him were a Mary Huff, age 65 (new wife?), a Percilla Huff - a ge 23 (listed in 1850 with Priscilla Isom and Elizabeth Wickersham ... w a s she the dau of Ruth Wickersham Huff?), and Thomas A. Huff, age 30.I n 1870 he was living with his son Richard Jr. He was listed as 87 years o ld, having been born in Va. Harrodsburg Herald newspaper clipping: "Co l. Richard Huff, age 88, died at his residence in Mercer Co. Sept. 6, 1 869. He was a native of Virginia and came to Mercer County in 1786. His f ather fought for Independence in 1776 and Richard fough t in the War of 1 812." Notice that even though his obituary states that he died in Sept ember of 1869, he was listed in June of 1870 (age 87) as living with hi s son. Unfortunately, I couldn't find Richard in the 1870 Mortality Sch edule, as would be expected if he die d in the 12 months prior to the 1 870 census.
    Father: Thomas Huff 22 FEB 1732 Mother: Elizabeth Isham ABT 1746Ma rriage 1 Rebecca Lowery b: BEF 1790
    Married: ABT 1812
    Children
    Nancy Huff b: ABT 1813
    James Huff b: DEC 1822 in Ky
    Marriage 2 Elizabeth Parks b: BEF 1807
    Married: 15 JUN 1823 in Estill Co., Ky 3
    Children
    William J. Huff b: ABT 1824 in Ky
    Rebecca Huff b: ABT 1825
    Thomas A. Huff b: ABT 1829 in Ky
    Richard Huff < b: ABT 1830 in Ky
    Jonathan Huff
    Marriage 3 Ruth Wickersham b: BEF 1801
    Married: 4 JAN 1836 in Mercer Co., Ky 4
    Children
    Priscilla Ann E. Huff b: ABT 1837 in Ky
    Elizabeth Huff b: abt 1842 in Mercer Co., Ky
    Marriage 4 Mary b: ABT 1795 in Ky
    Married: BEF 1860
    Sources:

    Text: 1860 Census, Mercer Co., Ky.; p.591; age 77
    Text: Newspaper clipping - Harrodsburg Herald; see notes
    Text: CD #229
    Text: "Marriage Bonds and Consents" by Harrodsburg Hist. Soc.
  • Birth: ABT 1782 in Virginia
  • Event: Mercer Co. KY Moved 1786
  • Death: 6 SEP 1869 in Mercer, Kentucky 1
  • Event: Military War of 1812



    Father: Thomas Huff b: 22 FEB 1732 in Roanoke, Virginia
    Mother: Elizabeth Isham b: ABT 1746 in Patrick, Virginia

    Marriage 1 Rebecca Lowery b: BEF 1790
    • Married: ABT 1812 in of Madison, Kentucky
    Children
    1. Has No Children Nancy Huff b: ABT 1813 in Kentucky
    2. Has Children James Huff b: DEC 1822 in Kentucky
    3. Has No Children William Huff b: BEF 1820

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth Parks b: BEF 1807
    • Married: 15 JUN 1823 in Estill, Kentucky 2
    Children
    1. Has Children William J. Huff b: 17 MAY 1824 in Washington, Kentucky
    2. Has No Children Rebecca Huff b: ABT 1825
    3. Has No Children Thomas A. Huff b: ABT 1829 in Kentucky
    4. Has Children Richard Huff b: ABT 1830 in Kentucky
    5. Has No Children Jonathan Huff

    Marriage 3 Ruth Wickersham b: 29 OCT 1795 in Mercer, Kentucky
    • Married: 4 JAN 1836 in Mercer, Kentucky 3
    Children
    1. Has No Children Priscilla Ann E. Huff b: ABT 1836 in Kentucky

    Marriage 4 Mary W. Robertson b: BEF 1825
    • Married: 20 JAN 1841 in Mercer, Kentucky 4
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth Huff b: ABT 1842 in Mercer, Kentucky

    Sources:
    1. Title: Newspaper clipping - Harrodsburg Herald; see notes
      Text: Newspaper clipping - Harrodsburg Herald; see notes
    2. Title: CD #229
      Text: CD #229
    3. Title: "Marriage Bonds and Consents, 1811-1830" by Harrodsburg Hist. Soc.
      Text: "Marriage Bonds and Consents" by Harrodsburg Hist. Soc.
    4. Title: Mercer Co., Ky. marriage records

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