Tag Archives: Huffman

Sampson Wolfinger

Sampson Wolfinger
b. 14 June 1870, Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana, to John and Lydia (Huffman) Wolfinger
d. 28 September 1940, Constantine, St. Joseph County, Michigan

m. 21 August 1903, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana
Amanda Katie Smith
b. 26 February 1886, East Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana
d. 11 February, 1945, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana

Children with Amanda Katie Smith:
• Maggie D
• Charles A.
• Chester O.
• May E.
• Lydia E.
• Herman J.
• Gladys M.
• George E.
• Robert R.
• Mary A.
• Clifford R.

Sampson lived in Syracuse, Kosciusko County, Indiana, before emigrating around 1910 to 1920.

Submitted by:
Brenda Irene Wolfinger Woodling
Wauseon OH
E-mail: kinfolks@bnnorth.net

Bessie Lona Shireman

Bessie Lona Shireman
b. 6 October 1897, Mauckport, Harrison County, Indiana, to Henry Hardin and Addie (Huffman) Shireman
d. 18 February 1973, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

m. 23 May 1922, Owatonna, Minnesota
Landon Clifford Minor
b. 28 May 1889, Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa
d. 15 August 1975, Bozeman, Montana

Children with Landon Clifford Minor:
• Donna Faye married [–?–] Tesch

Bessie left Indiana in 1920.

Submitted by:
Donna Faye Minor Tesch
Bloomington MN
E-mail: dtesch@mn.rr.com

William Riley Morris

William Riley Morris
b. 15 March 1847, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, to Joshua and Barbary (Huffman) Morris
d. 1 October 1927, Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois

m. 15 January 1982, Edwards County, Illinois
Melvina Potter
b. 25 April 1856, Edwards County, Illinois, to Jesse and Nancy (Bell) Potter
d. 13 July 1909, Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois

Children with Melvina Potter:

  • George Washington
  • Jesse Joshua
  • Mary Alta
  • William Valentine

They had two other sons who died before 1900.

Submitted by:
Sharon Hohimer
Chatham IL

Joshua Morris

Joshua Morris
b. about 1827, Ohio or Virginia
d. about 1870, probably Wayne County, Illinois

m. before 1847
Barbary Ann Huffman
b. 1829, Indiana
d. 24 May 1865, Wabash, Pike County, Indiana

Children with Barbary Ann Huffman:

  • William Riley married Melvina Potter
  • Sarah Elizabeth married Scott Christy
  • Martha J.
  • Aaron Wesley married Susan Frances Conaway
  • Margaret E.
  • Francis M.
  • Emma or Emily M.
  • Mary J.
  • Clara Belle
  • Barbara Ann

According to Joshua’s son William Riley Morris, Joshua was a direct descendant of Robert Morris, signer of the Declaration of Independence. The only clue to his parentage is found in Hixon Cemetery, Wabash Township, Parke County, Indiana, where, in the grave next to that of Joshua’s wife Barbary, lies Elizabeth Morris, wife of William Morris, who died at age 73 on 13 March 1854.

After Barbary’s death in 1865, Joshua moved his family to Wayne County, Illinois. However, due to a Wayne County courthouse fire in the 1880’s, information concerning Joshua and his children has been difficult to obtain.

Submitted by:
Sharon Hohimer
Chatham IL