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Huff Family

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The Huff Family

Paulus Dirckszen Hoff was married to Gertie Jannetse Willemse. Their only known child was Derrick Paulsuszen Hoff. Derrick was born about 1665, in Long Island, NY, and was married to Sarah Yeats. They had a son named William Hoff. William was born about 1690 and married to Elizabeth (surname unknown). They had a son named Leonard Huff. He also married an Elizabeth (surname unknown). They had three sons, Joseph (born 1750 in Botetourt County, VA), John (born 1758) and Peter. Evidently the men liked the name Elizabeth because Joseph married a lady by that name also. Their children were:

John Huff born 28 December 1786, Cosby Creek, Cocke County, TN, married Nancy Catherine Allen, born 10 October 1793, VA, died 7 June 1869. John died 17 April 1852, Cocke County, TN. He is buried in Huff Cemetery, English Creek, Cocke County, TN. Their children were:

Peter Huff born in Cocke County, TN, married Elizabeth Black, born 12 June 1817, North Carolina, died 30 November 1884, Cocke County. Peter died 17 November 1867 in Cocke County, TN. They had the following children:

William J. Huff

William Jefferson Huff born in Gilmer county, GA, married Melvina Murrell, born 12 August 1847,
(daughter of John Murrell, Jr. and Cynthia) died 16 March 1921, Sevier County, TN. William died
17 February 1936 in Sevier county. Their children were:

Many of the Huffs in Cocke County today descend from these 11 children.

William Jefferson Huff is pictured at right.

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