The Hulsey, Head and Huff Families of North Georgia.
Or, More Than You Ever Wanted to Know.
The Huff Family

John Peter Huff

18 Oct 1815 - 27 Jun 1862

married on 7 Apr 1838

Nancy Holoway Martin
Abt. 1820 - Aft. 1889,

8 children
died in battle at Cold Harbor, VA at age 46.


The Children of Robert Huff

Robert Huff
Sarah H. Huff

Huff Family

He was a mechanic and blacksmith, remaining on his father's property until 1838. Some sources state that he operated a blacksmith shop for his father as a young man.

He married Nancy H. Martin in 1838 and they were living in the Goosepond Dist. in 1840.

He bought the Weaver home in the Goospond Dist. with the proceeds of the Robert Huff Estate. The three female Negros awarded to him in 1844 by the Estate were sold before 1850.

The 1850 Census showed John Peter Huff with his wife and five children. His brother, Thomas Pool Huff was also living in his home at that time.

The 1860 Census found him, his wife and seven children living in the Goosepond Dist. working as a blacksmith. No property was listed. This was in error as he owned a farm, the Weaver place. One additional child, John Henry, was born in 1861.

He remained at the Weaver home until his enlistment in Co. E, 38th GA Infantry, Lawton-Gordon-Evans Brigade. The Brigade's first battle was Gaines Mill (First Cold Harbor) where John was one of seven solders of the 38th GA killed.

His estate was administered by his brother-in-law, Henry Kinnebrew. His personal property was that of a farmer with small resources. His farm was left with his wife and her seven minor children. She was shown in the 1870 Census with six of her children and a two-year old child, Alice Hancock, whose parentage is unknown.

His wife and children remained in the Goosepond Dist. until 1870 when she sold her farm of 150 acres and moved to Mill, Madison Co. where she bought a farm on Brushy Creek near her older son, Francis Marion. She was listed in the 1880 Census in Madison Co., GA with her two youngest sons remaining at home.

In 1889 she sold that land and nothing further is known. As four of her sons lived in Madison County, she may have resided with one of them until her death, date unknown.

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