The Hulsey, Head and Huff Families of North Georgia.
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The Huff Family



Mathew Rainey Huff

16 Sep 1826 - 25 Oct 1861

"Died in Camp Serving His Country"


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He was at his father's home in 1840 and was a farmer in Goosepond Dist. in 1850 near his Uncle Richard. He received three Negros (a woman and two children) from his father’s estate in 1842. No purchase of land is listed in the record. If he owned a farm, he had lost it before 1857.

In 1857, his brother-in-law, Henry Kinnebrew, bought his 1/12 Interest in the Sarah Huff Dower Lands at a Sheriff's Sale held to satisfy a Court Judgment in favor of Giles Felix.

He was not shown in the 1860 Oglethorpe Co. Census. One source states he may have been married before going to war but no record exists.

He is shown as enlisting in Co. G, 17th Inf. and he died "in Camp Serving his Country" (Robert Huff Family Bible) shortly after enlisting. Co. G was formed in Dougherty Co. (Albany) GA. The surviving Muster Roll does not list him, indicating that he died before Co. G was activated.

Other sources show him dyeing in Texas, also “in camp serving his country.” He may have moved to Texas after 1857. He is not listed as a solder in the available Texas records.

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