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Annual report of the Commissioner of Patents for the year 1917.
Date: Tuesday, January 1, 1918;
Publication: Serial Set Vol. No.7388;
Report: H.Doc. 958;
James H. Huffstutter invented a liquid fertilizer distributer--Patent No. 1,213,647: Jan 23, 1918 V234; p 1230 
HUFFSTUTTER, James Harvey (I376)
Annual report of the Commissioner of Patents for the year 1922.
Date: Monday, January 1, 1923;
Publication: Serial Set Vol. No.8188;
Report: H.Doc. 524;
James H. Huffstutter, Kearney, Nebr. received a patent for a Fertilizer process and apparatus
Patent No 1,438,830 Dec 12, 1922 
HUFFSTUTTER, James Harvey (I376)
Arms Hofstetter door: azure, a house brand of gold, which is the letter H, capitalized, topped by a Latin cross, moving a mountain of shavings even three. Crest: an eagle flying to the same brand of house of gold. Mantling: Azure and gold.

Melchior may have had one more child: Aicher's letter dated 12.06.97 has the Mettmenstetten death register (StZA E III 76.2) 1737-1760: p 380 died 1760.04.23 Anna HOFSTETTER, legitimate child of Melchior of Obermettmenstetten, 14 years of age 
HOFSTETTER, Melchior (I136)
Residence: RT. #1 Rolline Fork, Sharkey Co., Mississippi  
FALGOUT, Henry Lawrence (I914)

Diane & Gerald divorced. Diane & Clyde had three children: John Stuart; Kathryn D. (Morton); & Richard Foster. 
ROUSSEL, Deana Stuart (I4403)

Gordon Reed Gustavson, 89, of Keokuk died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at River Hills Village in Keokuk.

He was born May 22, 1923, in Mendota, Ill., the son of Francis and Edna Masear Gustavson.On May 12, 1946, he was united in marriage to Helen Irene George in Athens, Ill. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Robert (Patty) Gustavson of Aurora, Colo., and Dan Gustavson of Keokuk; two daughters, Diane (Carl) Sparrow of Jonesborough, Tenn., and Peggy (Doug) Peterson of Keokuk; five grandchildren, Tamara Hoffstatter, Tim Hoffstatter, Wendy Croissant, Adam Sparrow and Tyler Peterson; several great-grandchildren, stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol Eden of Morton, Ill., and Vera Rodell Edwards of Springfield, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Boggs of Princeton, Ill.; a brother-in-law, Larry George of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters-in-law, Betty Coy and Wanda George; and six brothers-in-law, Harry C. George, Gene Boggs, Jim Eden, Tom Edward, Lyle Coy and Harold Rodell.

Gordon graduated from Athens High School in Athens, with the Class of 1941.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and proudly served his country in World War II.

Gordon was employed at H&H Vending in Keokuk for 25 years before his retirement in 1989.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Keokuk, American Legion Post No. 41 and served as a Sixth Ward City Councilman for many years.

Gordon enjoyed spending time with his family and was a faithful fan of his grandson?s sporting events.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Keokuk with Pastors John Raab and Remi Panlaqui officiating. Burial will be in Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to Keokuk Area Group Home or the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at 
GUSTAVSON, Gordon Reed (I510)
1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Uriah Keath
Age: 46
Birth Year: abt 1804
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1850: District 1, Montgomery, Kentucky
Gender: Male
Family Number: 294
Household Members:
Name Age
Uriah Keath 46
Sarah Ann Keath 31
Judith Keath 17
John Keath 15
Mary Keath 13
Elizabeth A Keath 11
Amanda Keath 8
Sarah F Keath 5
Eliz Ella Keath 3
Judith Keath 63 
KEATH, Uriah (I5266)
1892 City Directory for Portland Editha at 41 East 15th St. Eva teaching at the Holladay School and boarding at some establishment on the corner of East 6th and East Pine.
1894 City Directory for Portland showed Adeline E. Browning a widow, 41 East 15th St.
City Directories for Portland in 1895 reveal Editha A. Browning (widow of Jeptha P.) living at 41 East 15th St., Portland. Also listed was Miss Eva M. Browning, teacher, N. Central school, boarding at the corner of East 6th and East Pine St. J. P. Browning appears earlier and a J. P. is in the book the same time as Edith. They were apparently separated. Edith was shown as a widow but Jeptha Browning was still alive. He was listed as being at the County Poor Farm.
City Directory Portland 1896, Editha is the same, Eva does not appear.
In 1900 census Editha was living alone in Portland, Oregon, E.D. 74, Sheet 15, Line 55, FHL Film #1,247,663. She had one daughter, Eva, who was the daughter of Samuel Austin but Eva went by Browning when she taught school in Portland, Oregon. She used the name Eva Austin upon the occasion of her marriage to Mr. Howell. They lived on Sauvies Island near Portland many years. Eva was reported to be a DAR but when I was in Washington, D.C. at the DAR library they could find no record of her under the name Eva Howell (I have forgotten the surname under which I looked. Must look again under all her surnames, maiden name and married names.)
When Editha died her daughter Eva sent her remains back to the cemetery in Agency, Iowa for burial. Mr. Browning's remains were also sent with her to be buried there, though he had died 10 years earlier and been buried in Portland, Oregon. Apparently he was disinterred and accompanied his wife to Agency, Iowa. See Film No. 981,931 Agency, Iowa Cemetery: Edith Browning, 78 years, 1 month, 17days old; white; died Portland,Oregon 21 Sep 1910, heart disease. Charley Shoelbing, Mortician.
Family records showed her name as "Editha" but other records showed a name of Edith Adeline.
HOFFSTATTER, Editha Adeline (I857)
Beryl R. HUFFSTUTTER Passed away at his home on April 15, 2011 at age 83. "BR", as he was known and loved, was born in Port land, Oregon on April 1, 1928, and lived on Mercer Island for the last 55 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years Anne Marie in 1997. Beryl was an avid sporting clay shooter and outdoorsman. He retired from Boeing after 32 years of service. He was a loving husband, brother, father and grandfather. He is survived by his five children; Mark, Kevin, Colleen Nelson (Ron), Lisa and Jenifer and three grand children; Shannon Sandin (Sean), Megan Nelson and Brian Nelson and sister-in-law Jeanne. Funeral mass will be held April 26, 2011 at 11:00 am at St. Monica Catholic Church - 4311 88th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island. Private burial at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations suggested to St. Monica Catholic Church, Ever green Hospice or a favorite charity.

Published in The Seattle Times on April 24, 2011
HUFFSTUTTER, Beryl Royce (I1337)
Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954
Name: Myrtle E Hosford
Arrival Date: 31 Aug 1929
Port of Arrival: Quebec, Canada
Ship Name: Doric
Port of Departure: Greenock
Age: 60 Years 11 Months
Birth Date: 13 Apr 1868
Birth Place: Illinois
Birth Country: United States
Gender: Female
Record Type: Manifests
HOFFSTATTER, Myrtle Eunesa ("Myrtie") (I2850)
Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954
Name: William H Hosford
Arrival Date: 31 Aug 1929
Port of Arrival: Quebec, Canada
Ship Name: Doric
Port of Departure: Greenock
Age: 70 Years 11 Months
Birth Date: abt 1858
Birth Place: Illinois
Birth Country: United States
HOSFORD, William Henry (I3873)
1850 21 Sep Age: 88
District 19, Edgar, Illinois
District 19, Edgar county, Illinois 1850 Census age 88 born Maryland living with John Vaught and Polly his wife, Polly born KY about 1796 pg 154, Polly is daughter Mary Hunsinger married John Vaught

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1860 10 Sep Age: 98
Township3 Range 9 E White, Illinois
10 Sep 1860 Census Township 3 Range 9 E White County, Illionis pg 613 age 96 born Maryland living with Joseph and Elizabeth King  
SEARS, Mary (I4837)
Christening 1759 22 Nov
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Holland, Earl Twp., Lancaster, Pennsylvania  
HUNSINGER, Matthias (I4845)
Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929
Name: Ulrich H. Hon
Birth Date: 1851
Death Date: 15 Mar 1923
Death Place: Alhambra, CA
Type Practice: Allopath
Practice Specialities: Los Angeles, CA, Sep 27, 1911
Licenses: CA, 1903, IN, 1897
Practice Dates Places: Los Angeles, CA, Sep 27, 1911
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville: Hosp. Med. Coll. of Louisville, 1875, (G)
JAMA Citation: 80:1022
Cause of Death: killed, train 
HON, Dr. Ulrich Huffstutter (I957)
Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
Name: Odessa Huffstetter
[Odessa J]
Marriage Date: Oct 19 1898
Marriage County: Orange
Birth Date: abt 1879
Estimated Birth Year: 1879
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Father Name: A J
Mother Name: Margaret Woodard 
HUFFSTUTTER, Odessa J. (I389)
Jerome Leroy Mahrt, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, returned to his Heavenly Father at 1:07 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
Jerome was born to Hermann and Kathleen Mahrt on December 20, 1937. He grew up on a farm close to Colon, Nebraska. He attended Utah State University, where he met and fell in love with Patricia Gardner. Jerome and Patricia married on December 28, 1960, in the LDS temple in Logan, Utah. They faced life's challenges together and raised three children: Randall, Jennifer, and Gregory. Jerome earned a PhD in veterinary parasitology at the University of Illinois. He worked for 27 years in the Zoology department of the University of Alberta as a professor. Jerome cherished his family and loved telling stories. He served faithfully in the Church and was a good neighbor. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and woodturner. He will be missed by those who survive him: his children, Randall (Melissa), Jennifer (Derek), and Gregory (Ladawn); his 12 grandchildren; his brothers- and sisters-in-law, Norma, Leonard, Dee, Donald (Kathy), Betty (George), Cynthia (Steve), Alice (Gene), and Mary Jane (Joseph); and the other family and friends he is leaving behind. A viewing will be held Friday, March 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 10 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the LDS ward house located at 8834 Duck Ridge Way, West Jordan, Utah, and funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Interment at Logan City Cemetery. Online condolences at In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the Perpetual Education Fund, a program he believed in and supported in life.
MAHRT, Jerome Leroy (I5081)
Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000
Name: Hattie C Hon
Death Date: 17 Dec 1955
Death Place: Daviess
Age: 82
Residence: Daviess
Volume: 49
Certificate: 24401 
O'FLYNN, Hattie Cordelia (I5070)
Mathew's exact birthplace can be disputed. Was it Pennsylvania or Maryland? The place usually given for his birthplace was Huntingdon Co PA which was not created until 1787 and its parent county, Bedford Co, was created 1777, from Cumberland Co. both well after Mathew's birth. At the time of Mathew's birth in 1758 far western PA was occupied by Indians and fur traders. It seems more likely Mathew's birthplace might be Maryland since Ulrich purchased his land in Frederick Co MD in 1766 and had quite possibly been living on the land for several years prior to the time the deed was recorded meaning Mathew could have been born in Maryland. CDG 
HOFFSTATTER, Mathew (I181)
Ref. Bourbon Co., Ky. Circuit Court Suits #708 May, 1823 & Suit #496.
Suit #708

"To the Honorable Judge of the Bourbon Circuit Court in Chancery sitting,sheweth unto your honor, your orator Joseph Prather. That sometime since, his father, James Prather, departed this life intestate, leaving your orator,
Jeremiah Prather, Jonathan, John, Bazil, Henry, Isaac, James, Mary Ann,Catharine and Nancy Prather, his children & heirs-at-law, and Eleanor his widow, all of whom, except your orator, are prayed to be defendants of this bill. He would further show that his father at the time of his death was possessed of a tract of land in Bourbon County, containing about 240 acres,which descends equally to his children aforesaid & that no division thereof has ever been made, Forasmuch as your orator, at common law & properly
receivable in equity, he prays that the defendants may answer the allegation of this bill upon their corporal oaths as fully as if the same was here again repeated by interrogatory & that your honor will decree that a division of said land be made amongst the children of said James Prather, deceased, & that dower be assigned said widow & grant such other further relief as to equity

In 1806 James Prather bought a parcel of land on Hinkston Creek in Bourbon Co. from Philemon Thomas, who lived in Mason Co., Ky.

James Prather was born in Maryland and moved his family to Harrison Co., Va.
(which is now Randolph Co., W.VA.) and later to the area that is the corner of
Bourbon, Bath and Nicholas Counties, KY. (Census Records) 
PRATHER, James (I4548)
Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955
Name: Ida S Gilliland
[Ida S Hinds]
Birth Date: 14 Jan 1858
Birth Place: Salem, Indiana
Age: 86
Death Date: 27 Nov 1944
Death Place: Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee
Burial Date: 27 Nov 1944
Burial Place: Steele, MO
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Residence Place: Coster, Pemiseat, Missouri
Occupation: Housewife
Father's Name: Philbird W Hinds
Father's Birth Place: Salem, Indiana
Mother's Name: Catherine E Huffstetter
Mother's Birth Place: Clark, Indaina
Spouse's Name: John TGilliland
FHL Film Number: 2137352 
HINDS, Ida Stellatus (I2887)
Thatcher describes the battalion as follows:
"They are remarkably stout and hearty men, many of them exceeding six feet in height. They are dressed in white frocks, or rifle-shirts, and round hats. These men are remarkable for the accuracy of their aim, striking a mark with great certainty at two hundred yards' distance. At a review, a company of them, while on a quick advance, fired their balls into objects of seven inches diameter at the distance of two hundred and fifty yards. They are now stationed in our lines, and their shot have frequently proved fatal to British officers and soldiers who expose themselves to view, even at more than double the distance of common musket shot."

This battalion was designated as the 2d regiment until January 1, 1776, when it became the 1st Pennsylvania regiment of the Continental line, and participated in various battles until the close of the revolutionary struggle.
The Steele Enterprise Obituary Steele, Missouri September 4, 1997; Mrs. Joyce Pery Day, 49, of Caruthersville, Mo., died at the Pemiscot Nursing Home in Hayti, Mo., on Thursday, August 28, 1997.Born in Hayti on December 15, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Earvin Hooker and Loxie Mitchell Hooker.A sister, Carolyn Hooker, also preceded her in death.Mrs. Day attended school in Hayti, where she graduated from high school and also grduated from a business college in Memphis, Tenn.On November 27, 1993 in Hayti, she was united in marriage with Mr. Tommy Day.A member of the Hayti Church of Christ, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Day leaves her husband, Tommy Day, of Caruthersville; one son, Jason Pery, of Caruthersville; a daughter, Laura Burchard, of Caruthersville; three grandsons: Clayton, Cody and Garrett; two step-sons: Brian Day and Nicholas Day, both of Caruthersville; an uncle, Neely Mitchell, of Hayti; and two aunts, Doris Price of Coldwater, Miss., and Louise Cook of Hayti.Funeral services for Mrs. Day were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 30, 1997, at the Hayti Church of Christ with Mr. Edmond Cagle and Mr. Mark Wilson officiating.Burial was at Pemiscot Memorial Gardens near Caruthersville with H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville in charge. Pallbearers were R.A. Rogers, Herb Smith, Alan Newman, W. Steve Dale, Neely "Butch" Mitchell, and Jeff Treat. Other sources of information for Joyce include the U.S. Social Security Claims Index.(RFH)

HOOKER, Joyce (I869)
23 1788 1 Dec
Fayette County, Kentucky
pg 14 one white male over 21 and 2 horses FHL# 2110987

Fayette County, Kentucky
& one white over 21 and 4 horses Mathew Hunsinger FHL# 2110987

Fayette County, Kentucky
Mathias moved with his family to Fayette CO. KY and is found in the 1790 Census enumerated on 11 Jan 1790.

Fayette County, Kentucky
one white male over 21 and 3 horse 16 cattle Matthias Hunsinger

1792 15 Jul
Fayette County  
HUNSINGER, Matthias (I4845)
24 1799 27 Jun
Muhlenberg County, Kentucky
Mathias Hunsinger Tax 27 Jun 1799 one white male with 2 horses on Pond Creek Muhlenberg CO KY

1800 10 Jul
Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

1801 3 Apr
Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

1802 22 Mar
Muhlenberg County, Kentucky
Mathias Hunsinger 200 acres on Pond Creek one white over 21, one white 16-21 and 6 horses

1803 4 Mar
Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, USA
200 acres on Pond Creek, 200 acres Gary C Cumin and 200 acres on Green River, 1 white male over 21, 2 whites 16-21 and 4 horses  
HUNSINGER, Matthias (I4845)
25 In the spring of 1798, Isaac Hostetter, Polly and their daughter Betsy, along with two Keithly families left Kentucky in a homemade canoe. First they had been on the Licking River in Kentucky, where they made a pirogue 60 ft long out of a linwood tree, hollowed into a boat. The trip was dangerous and the craft crude. With stout hearts, a firm faith in the future, and all their earthly possessions, they started out for a country of which little was then known. The steered their frail and uncertain craft up that historical stream, from the mouth of the Licking River and then down the Ohio River to its confluence with the Mississippi River, then up that Great Father of Waters, landing a few miles north of the mouth of the Missouri River on the West bank of the MIssissippi RIver, at the mouth of a little creek, now called Hostetter Creek in St. Charles County and then turned upstream to settle at a place still called Hostetter's Spring. These families were among the first white settlers to settle in this part of the country.

From 1798 to 1804 they lived under Spanish rule, but did not become Catholic as required. They had family prayers and services in homes. They had been in no danger, since the authorities were lenient. In Pike County, the Hostetter home was opened to all preachers and those who wanted to gather for Gospel singing.

They experienced the New Madrid earthquake which began in December 1811 with recurring shocks for a year. Some cabins fell down, as far north as St. Charles County, and that in their home (too sturdily built to fall) the back logs rolled out of fireplaces into the rooms, and items placed on shelves and mantles rattled or fell to the floor.

MILITARY: Isaac Hostetter fought in the War of 1812. He was a LT. in Capt. Journey's Co.. of Riflemen of the Louisiana Terr. Militia in 1809. According to "Missouri Genealogical Records & Abstracts V3, by Sherica K. Eddlemon, Heritage Books, Inc. 1990, p 137; Isaac Hostetter, Lieutenant, 3rd Company, 1st Batallion, Missouri Terr. MLilitia. From ST Charles Co.. under Capt. Saml. Ginson. Maj Benj. Cooper, LT Col Daniel M. Boone 1814.

From their arrival in 1798 to 1817, they lived near Hostetter's Spring with related families who joined them. Isaac Hostetter and Mary (Polly) Keithly were parents of thirteen children. They helped build the fort with a stockade in St. Charles Co. and lived there during the (Femme Osage) Blackhawk War. The family had to stay in a fort; on one occasion they stayed 19 days on account of being surrounded by Indians during the War of 1812. Polly's brother Abraham Keithly was scalped while out hunting the horses.

Isaac, paid $6 for a dozen pewter plates for their Sunday dishes; most of the ware was made of lead. Once in a while a moulder came around and made all the metal ware in new designs. Every neighborhood had a potter who sold jars and crocks, but they lacked the smooth glaze of later crocks. Each member of the family was permitted to keep any money he or she had earned, for they were a family of "means."

John Mallory a wandering schoolmaster with an extensive education, was suspected of being one of the young Eastern men stranded in St. Louis when Aaron Burr's plot failed there. Isaac, schooled in the ways of the frontier, asked no questions and permitted no speculation about the past of persons he invited into their home. It was considered rude to probe into ancestry. The young man was hired to teach the Hostetter children to read, write, read music, and teach them anything considered honest and useful for frontier living. This education seems to explain the success of many of the family, for there were no schools at that time.

About 1817-19 Issac and his family moved up the River to Pike Co. They settled on a farm about 3.5 miles northeast of Frankford. He came seeking a home and found a genial climate and fertile soil and he began at once to clear the forest and prepare the virgin soil for cultivation. His tasks were herculean. But his strength and energy were equal to the undertaking. Very soon the clearing responded to his labors and abundant crops blessed his endeavors. There was but little danger of suffering for any of the necessities of life. These could all be produced from the earth or found in the forests or nearby streams. Game of every kind was abundant. Bears, panthers, and deer roamed the forests. Turkeys, quail and pheasants were plentiful.
Isaac Jr. died March 19, 1823 of pneumonia. He was only seven years old. At that time Isaac laid out a family cemetery on his farm. There are five generations of Hostetters buried there. Along with seven families of slaves. Isaac's grave is in the very center of the cemetery. Isaac and Polly's daughter Eunice was the first white child whose birth was recorded in Pike Co. Missouri. The Isaac Hostetter farm was the stopping off place for many eminent preachers of those days. The first Christian Church in the area was founded in his home in 1825. On November 5, 1836, Rev. Alexander Campbell, graduate of Duke Young, preached the gospel there. Those in attendance were Isaac Hostetter, William Fisher, Thomas Pitt, Thomas Cash, John Steele, Robert Brashears, Mary Hostetter, Martha Pitt, Nancy Pickett, Cynthia Ann Hostetter, William Pickett, W. Pitt, Joseph Pitt, Ammon Hostetter, John O'Rear, Joseph Shotwell, Elizabeth Fisher, Margaret Pitt, and Sally Shotwell. In 1853 Gabriel Hostetter, Son of Isaac, became a Deacon of this same church.

It is likely that Isaac knew Daniel Boone and his family in Missouri. He also must have been a competent frontiersman to have traveled so far and lived through the troubled times while becoming a successful farmer and militia officer. He was probably a slaveowner.

Isaac Hostetter died Christmas Eve December 24, 1844. He was buried in the family cemetery, behind his home on Christmas Day.

Mary Polly Keithly Hostetter died March 18, 1855. She was laid to rest next to her husband on the family farm.

from "Ralls County Missouri" by Goldena Roland Howard

1890, The Hostetter Family Reunion, Frankford Chronicle, September 19

"The living children of Isaac and Polly Hostetter, six in number, assembled at the residence of Gabriel Hostetter, 3 miles east of this place, on the 11th inst, this being the old homestead where some of the children were born and most of whom were raised. The following children were present: Mrs. Ann Roland, aged 85 years, Enoch Hostetter, aged 80 years, Mrs. Eliza Fisher, aged 76 years, Mrs. Eunice Fields, aged 72 years, Gabriel Hostetter, aged 66 years.

The day was one of unspeakable pleasure to these brothers and sisters assembling at the old home to once more view the scenery and old landmarks of the home of their childhood days. They found the same hills and hollows, the same brook, the same old spring surrounded by the same majestic old elms, that quenched the thirst and gave a shady retreat in their youthful days; but to meet and greet each other after an absence of long years, was a pleasure that would have to be felt and possibly then the pen would fail to describe. Notwithstanding the fact that they are all on the down-hill side of life, walking in the shades of the past; yet a merrier gathering around a festive board has seldom been witnessed. This family has a history that is worthy at least of a short sketch:

Isaac Hostetter was born in Baltimore, Md., Aug. 2nd, 1770; emigrated to Kentucky with his father in the latter part of the eighteenth century, and settled near the head waters of the Licking River, near the present site of Mt. Sterling, county seat of Montgomery county; about the year 1796 was married to Poly Keithley, who was four years younger than himself. In the Spring of 1799 he and three others on the banks of the Licking River, dug a canoe out of a poplar tree which was 60 feet in length with three feet beam, in which the four families, with all their household goods and supplies, started for a country of which but little was known at that time, the territory of Louisiana, then belonging to France; steering their frail and uncertain craft along the meanderings of that placid and historic stream, the Licking, to its mouth; thence down the Ohio to its confluence with the Mississippi, thence up that stream, landing about twelve miles above the mouth of the Missouri on the west bank of the Mississippi, at the mouth of a little creek called Barracke, in the now county of St. Charles, and settled about four miles west of the point of landing on what was afterwards known as Hostetter's Branch. These four families were the American pioneers of this part of the country; they were the first native Americans north of the Missouri and west of the Mississippi rivers. They procured a land-grant from the French government, and went to work with a will known only to those early pioneers, to carve a home out of a wilderness infested with mosquitos, reptiles, wild animals, and treacherous Indians. During the war of 1812 the four families were forted in Mr. Hostetter's dwelling house; building a stockade around it so as to take in the well and out-buildings. The government, through its extreme generosity, furnished them four militiamen; the little garrison commanded thirteen guns all told. During these hazardous and trying times this brave little colony struggled through the three long years of that eventful war, being surround and beseiged by the hostile redskins for weeks at a time; cut off from their source of supplies and communication with other colonies south of the Mississippi River, their hardships and deprivations were deplorable. But their bravery and fortitude were equal to the occasion. Two years after the close of the war, being in 1817, Mr. Hostetter sold out his possession and embarked in a keel boat for what was then known as the Salt River country. After a tedious trip of several days he reached the mouth of Salt River, proceeding up that stream landed at Kinney's ford, some five miles distant from the place where he settled and spent the remainder of his life. They had 13 children, seven girls and six boys; 12 of whom have lived to ripe old ages; eleven of them have raised families, and the most of them prolific, as may be attested by the fact that the eleven families number one hundred and five children, the youngest grandchild being just one hundred years younger than his grandfather. The descendants of the subjects of this sketch are supposed by some members of the family to exceed at the present time, five hundred, and are scattered from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean - surely they have not disobeyed the injunction to go forth and replenish the earth. But wherever found they are marked by those traits characteristic of the family, industry, sobriety, and thriftiness - it is the exception to find one with immoral propensities, or fails to pay a debt - mirthful and jolly; nearly to a fault, and would much prefer laughing to crying, even over dire misfortune." 
HOSTETTER, Isaac (I5254)
26 JOHN RILEY, attorney at law, was born in Harrison County, Ohio, September 19, 1824, and is one of ten children born to William and Nancy (Ewing) Riley. He was reared in his native State, educated in the common schools and began when a young man to teach school at the same time studying both law and medicine. In October, 1845, he married Rebecca Agnew, who died during the summer of 1848, leaving one son--Clinton C.-to survive her. The fall of 1849, Mr. Riley removed to Lawrence County, Ind., locating near the
present town of Mitchell, where he continued to reside until 1864, when he was elected County Clerk. He moved to Bedford, served one term of four years, was re-elected to a second term and served in all eight years, after which he resumed the practice of law, associating himself in partnership with George O. Iseminger at Bedford. This partnership has since continued, and is recognized as one of the leading legal firms of Bedford. August 14, 1851, Mr. Riley was united in marriage with Nancy J., daughter of John R. Nugent, and the following named of their nine children are yet living: John R., Euphemia (Mrs. Dunn), Mary (Mrs. Erwin), Sarah A., Nancy J. and Louise. As a member of the Masonic brotherhood, Mr. Riley has several times served as Worshipful Master. In early years he was a Whig in politics, but on the
death of that party, joined the American party, and in 1860 was an Elector for the Bell and Everett ticket. When the war broke out he unhesitatingly united with the Republicans, and has since been an active worker in that party. "History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Co.'s, Indiana Goodspeed Bros. and Co., 1884" 
RILEY, John (I3022)
27 Mathias Hunsinger, Inventory February 20, 1806. Appraisers William Imlar, Isaac Davis, Samuel Small. Approved February County Court 1806. Book I, page 56-57

1807 23 Feb
Muhlenberg County, Kentucky
Mathais Hunsinger, deceased Settlement of February 23, 1807 by John Culberson, William Mc Common. Approved April Term 1807. Book I, page 73.  
HUNSINGER, Matthias (I4845)
28 Sources 1700s - Undated piece of paper long stored in Fouts family Bible. Property (in June 1972) of Norman G. Fouts of Southfield, Michigan. Context and content described in detail in letter to "Dear Fouts Folks" dated 14 June 1972. On the paper are written the name and birth date of the children of Michael Fouts, Sr. and his wife Catherine, from John (born March 1747) down to David (b. March 1769). "You will not be able to read the pages or items readily both because they are either in German or so poor in reproduction, so I give you herewith the translation of the pages, made from the original items: "John was born in March 1747 Catherine was born in May 1749 Andrew was born in March 1751 Elizabeth was born in March 1753 Susannah was born in April 1755 Magdalena was born in June 1759 Jacob was born in August 1761 Jonas was born in November 1763 Esther was born in July 1766 David was born in March 1769" 1988 Woodruff, Audrey. Andrew's baptism was recorded, in German, in the registry of the Conewago (Christ) Church, 1747-1781, near Littlestown, York Co., Pennsylvania. The sponsors were Jacob and Magdalena Pfautz, his grandparents. Andrew married ca. 1771 in Guilford (now Randolph) Co., North Carolina. to Rachel Merrill, daughter of William Merrill. Andrew died in Sept 1834, in Randolph Co. and left a Will. The children of Andrew and Rachel Fouts are listed with birth dates.

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FOUTS, Andrew (I4333)
29 Sources Early Chronology, based on Newsletters of Dr. John Scott Davenport (from David Fouts of Stanfordville, New York; refs 31-34, and 31-27). 1730s. His parents settled on a small hillside farm in or near the town of Skippack, now Montgomery Co., Pannsylvania, about 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Family was joined by David (Dewald) Fouts from Germany, a young man about Michael's age (Ship "Davy" in 1738). The two boys (cousins?) became close friends and stayed so for the rest of their lives, traveling together, etc. 1744 Aug 30 - Original land warrant obtained in Pennsylvania. 1745 Aug 29 - Obtained 'Michael's Fancy" on Little Pipe Creek, Prince George Co., Maryland (50 acres). Complete description found in Ref. 31-15 "Prince George's Co., Maryland, Patented Certificates #1452." 1747-1753 - Children are born at Pipe Creek Waters, Frederick Co., Maryland. 1749 March 27 - Sold "Michael's Fancy" in Maryland. 1749 July 20 - On Pipe Creek Waters, Maryland, obtained "The Clear Meadow" (91 acres) on Great Bear branch of Great Pipe Creek. Complete description found in Ref 31-15 "Frederick Co., Maryland, Patented Certificates #866." 1754 Aug 28 - Sold "Clear Meadow" in Maryland. 1755-1761 - His children are born at German Township, York (now Adams) Co., Pennsylvania. 1761 Feb 20 - Pipe Creek Farm "Carolina" was surveyed in Frederick Co. (now Carroll Co.) Maryland. 1763-1776 - His children are born at Uwharrie Waters, Rowan (now Randolph) Co., North Carolina. 1763-1801 - On the Uwharrie in Randolph Co., North Carolina (Ref 37-11; Land Registers, Deed Books, Land Entry Books, N.C. Grant Books in Rowan Co. (1763-1771); Guilford Co. (1771-1779), and Randolph Co. (1779-1835). 1760s? Michael, (cousin) David, and interrelated families form the Uwharrie Dutch settlement. Michael may have had a mill (probably a grist mill) as he was references in a deed of 1779. His son John was known as "the Miller." 1776-1787 - During the Revolutionary War, almost all the Uwharrie Germans were pacifists. As such, they lost many of their civil rights, such as the right to purchase land. For 12 years many of them left or were pushed off their lands in North Carolina. The ban was lifted in 1787, but Carolina was not a happy place. When they needed more land, tney moved out to Ohio and Kentucky and into western North Carolina. 1800 - Michael is apparently living in household of son Andrew. 1803 fall - Michael joins with son John and grandson Michael, Jr., to sell all the lands they own, individually or jointly, in North Carolina. It was Michael Sr's last appearance in the public the records. Death dates are missing for both him and his wife, Catherine. He may have died in Randolph Co., North Carolina, or in Montgomery Co., Ohio. ..... 1975 Dec. Davenport, John Scott. 1975. "Earliest Pfautz/Fouts Families in America." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 63(4):243-60. A carefully researched and documented genealogy. Michael Fouts was born in Europe ca. 1724; married Catherine Varner, daughter of John Adam Varner, of Germany Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania. He died in about 1803 in Randolph Co., North Carolina. He had land on Great Pipe Creek, Frederick Co. (now Carroll Co.), Maryland, 1745-1754; then moved to his father's plantation until 1762, when he moved to Uwharrie waters in Rowan (now Randolph) Co., North Carolina. His plantation adjoined that of Dewald Fouts (see below). In 1801 he deeded all his lands to his eldest son, John, then disappeared from the records. His sons and daughters with families moved to Ohio in late 1803. He had 10 children, including five sons. The Varners were Mennonites. Michael is cited in one source as being a Quaker in 1789, but is not mentioned in Quaker records extant. His family was predominantly Dunker after move to Ohio. 1982 Feb. 4. Letter from John Scott Davenport of Rootstown, Ohio, to Mrs. William G. Fouts of Galveston, Indiana. Ancestors of Solomon Fouts: 1. Jacob Pfautz, c1690-1765, of York Co., Pennsylvania (Im migrant before 1730). 2. Michael Fouts, c1724-c1803, of Randolph Co., North Carolina. 3. John Fouts, 1747-1821, of Montgomery Co., Ohio. 4. Frederick Fouts, 1772-1852, of Montgomery Co., Ohio. 5. Noah Fouts, 1801-1845, of Cass Co., Indiana. 6. Solomon Fouts, 1826-1907, of Cass Co., Indiana. "The family movent of our Fouts line (I, too, descend from Jacob, via Anna Margaret Hoover) was from the Lower Neckar Valley of Germany before 1730, to Perkiomen Creek waters in Philadelphia (now Montgomery) County, Pennsylvania, then (c. 1737) to Germany Township, York (now Adams) County, Pennsylvania, then (1745) to Pipe Creek waters, Frederick (now Carroll) Co., Maryland, and then (1762) to Uwaharrie waters, Rowan (now Randolph) Co., North Carolina. After Michael Fouts died in 1803, all of his children, except for son Andrew, moved - most to Montgomery Co., Ohio, but several of the son-in-laws moved to the mountain county [country?] of western North Carolina. "This origin in Jacob Pfautz is now proven - and has been accepted by Hulda Hoover McLean, President Hoover's niece, and Hoover family genealogist. We do not know Jacob's wife's name, beyond Magdalena,..." "As to religion, Jacob Pfautz was a Lutheran, Michael Fouts appears to have adopted his wife's Mennonite persuasion, and John and Frederick Fouts appear to have been Dunkers. What Noah and his family were, I know not, but they were in a Bretheren (Dunker) area in their early Indiana settlements. I presume you known that Noah was in St. Joseph Co., Indiana, for a few years before he settled in Cass Co." "Michael's wife was Catherine Varner,..." 1988 Manuscript. "Pfautz - Fouts Family: First 5 generations and related families," by Audrey L. Woodruff and Jim Varner. A key document, very carefully researched. Michael Fouts (Sr.), son of Jacob, was born ca. 1724 in Rohrbach, near Sinsheim, Rhenish Palatinate; died in 1803 in Randolph Co. (or possibly Montgomery Co., Ohio). He married Eva Catherina Varner in about 1746 in Ger many Township, Lancaster Co. (later York Co.), Pennsylvania. Eva was born in Dec 1726 in Massenbach, Germany; she died before 1800 in Randolph Co., North Carolina, and was buried there. She was the daughter of Johann Adam Werner (Sr.) and Catherine Barbara Sigler. They lived on Little Pipe Creek Waters, Frederick (now Carroll) Co., Maryland, 1744-1762. In 1763 Michael and Catherine moved to Uwharrie Waters in Rowan Co., North Carolina. Their children are listed. 1999 Oct. 24 - Pedigree chart of the Ancestors of Lewis Fouts. Sent by David P. Fouts of Stanfordville, New York, to William Shurtleff of Lafayette, California. Michael Fouts (Sr.) was born about 1724 in Rohrbach, Rhenish Palatinate, Germany. Married 1746 in York Co. or Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Died in 1803/04 in Randolph Co., North Carolina or Montgomery Co., Ohio.

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FOUTS, Michael (I4335)
30 U.S. Census: 1840 Washington Twp., Coshocton, Ohio, p. 350 (had female under the age of 5)
1850 District #13, Wapello, Iowa, p. 417B
1860 Garden Grove, Franklin Twp., Decatur, Iowa, p. 168
1870 Garden Grove, Franklin Twp., Decatur, Iowa, p. 283
1880 Burrell, Decatur, Iowa, p. 281A

Cemetery: Old Davis City Cemetery, Decatur County, Iowa
Inscriptions read: Benjamin R. Taylor, 1816-1895
Lucretia Taylor, 1820-1890

1850 Census, District 13, Wapello, Iowa. Benjamin is age 33 born North Carolina.

1860 Census, Franklin, Decatur, Iowa. Benjamin is age 43.


The Davis City Advance, Davis City, Iowa Thursday, December l2, l895

'Notice of Final Report'

In the estate of BENJAMIN R. TAYLOR, deceased. In the District Court of Iowa, in and for Decatur Co.

To FRANK TAYLOR, MARY WOOD, MRS. MILLIGAN, MRS. WARREN and heirs of MRS. BROWN; You are hereby notified that the undersigned, J.H. KLING, administrator for the estate of BENJAMIN R. TAYLOR, has filed his final report therein in the office of the clerk of the District Court in and for the aforesaid county, and has asked for its approval and his discharge from further duty or responsibility therein, and that said report and application for discharge will come on for hearing before the court aforesaid at Leon, Iowa, on the 20th day of January A.D. l896 at which time and place you can appear and show cause, if any you have, why said final report should not be approved and the undersigned discharged from further duty or responsibility therein.

-- J.H. KLING, Administrator.

The Davis City Advance, Davis City, Iowa Thursday, March 7, l895

Died at the residence of MRS. J. (?) WARREN in Woodland Township, Decatur Co., Iowa, March 3rd, l895, aged 78 years, 4 months and 27 days, MR. BENJAMIN R. TAYLOR. He was born Oct. 7th, l8l6, in the State of Virginia. At the age of ten he moved to North Carolina, from there to Coshocton Co., Ohio; where later he married MISS LUCRETIA HOFFSTATTER. To them were born nine children -- 5 boys and four girls. Four of the children are still living.

In l840 he moved from Ohio to Wapello Co., Iowa. In l857 was converted and joined the M.E. Church under the Pastorate of Rev. Samuel Howard, at Agency City, Iowa. He came to Decatur Co., in l859, living here until his decease, and at one time had some wealth. He gave of his means to help the needy.

He brought his membership to Franklin appointment, Leon mission, in l859. The last few years of his life have been devoted to his Master. He expressed to his daughters a bright hope of Heaven. All four of his daughters were present at the funeral, conducted at Union Church, March 5th, under direction of Rev. Geo. E. Mitchell. He was laid by the side of his wife who died May 28th, l890, to await the judgment. The bereaved have the sympathy of the public.

Benjamin Rix Taylor Md. Lucretia Hoffstatter 4 May 1837 in Coshocton County, Ohio.

1880 census said born 1817 born North Carolina.

Gertrude Morfitt Evans told me her mother, Rosa, corresponded with a cousin in Iowa whose name was Freelove Milligan. Likewise, Dehlia Sigler, daughter of Josephine Hoffstatter, told me her mother also corresponded with Freelove Milligan. It is apparent Freelove was named for her grandmother.

I have a reference to Film No. 903,756. Also multiple ordinance dates.

From the book, The Hoffstatter Family History, by Barbara Norris Smith. Barbara wrote: I found the name Benjamin R. Taylor in a West Carlisle Ohio ledger of the Brown and Seevers General Store for the years 1837-1840. This seems to indicate he traded there. His mother Sarah Rix Taylor later moved with her sons to Iowa where she disappeared, while walking from one farm to the other, and was never found.

From the book, "History of Decatur County" found on the Ancestry web site, a paragraph states: Grandma Taylor, the mother of Uncle Ben Taylor, living in the northeast part of Franklin Township, had disappeared from the home of her son Ben where she made her home. The news was heralded from place to place over the sparsely settled country, and a searching party consisting of John Lillard, George Machlan, and others, have searched diligently for the missing woman and have found no traces of her whereabouts except some small bits of her clothing. 
TAYLOR, Benjamin Rix (I945)
31 Bk S, p 109. HUFFSTUTTER, George (I217)
32 Marriage Book 2, p 62 WILSON, Jesse (I216)
33 "Will Abstracts, Estates and Guardianships Wayne County, Ohio 1852-1900" page 97: 312 VanVleet, Benjamin 1861 Nov 25 (1845 Dec 18 will written)Edwin Brach, Chas VanVleet; ex. Wiseman Cotton, bondmen Sam Swartz, Francis Petit $1600: #1921 all to Eliz. & Jane VanVleet ch. of Benjamin & Sally VanVleet. Layfayette, Medina County.

"Seventy-Five Years of Wayne County, Ohio Marriages 1813-1888" page 96 Benjamin Vanrute married Sally Hoffstetter 5-19-1842

"Wayne County, Ohio Burial Records" page 655 Milton Township, Knupp's Cemetery: S C VanVleet w/o Benjamin d. 4-7-1857 age 52 Elizabeth VanVleet d/o B & S d. 11-1-1862 age 19 yrs.

VAN VLEET, Benjamin (I43)
34 1880 census John was said to be a day laborer. Garden City, Decatur, Iowa. BROWN, John M. (I3585)
35 27 Jul 1801 Headright Beginning at Popler and white oak said to be be west corner of a headright claimed by Wm Bradford who purchased of Jeremiah Langley runing N45 179 poles to a sassafras Dogwood & Hickory thence N 45 E 179 Poles to a sugar tree an white oak thence S 45 E 179 poles to Bradford Corner who purchases of Langley thence S45 N 179 poles with Bradford line who purchased of Langley to the Beginning HUNSINGER, Matthias (I4845)
36 Helen Mae Hawes, daughter of Della Tenery and John Byrd Hawes, was born 1 January 1899 at Waxahachie, Ellis Co TX. She married Clarence Curtis Clifton Huffstutter by the summer of 1917. Clarence was born 16 October 1898 at Dallas, son of Ruben Kinzie Huffstutter and Grace Estella Rust. In the summer of 1917 he and Helen lived At Beaumont, Jefferson Co and he was a shipping clerk. In 1920 he was an "auto merchant" at Dallas. They had no children by then. Helen died at Dallas on 11 November 1968 and Clarence was the informant for her death certificate. She was buried in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Clarence then married Maurine B Bates at Dallas on 17 July 1976, but they divorced on 23 September 1984. Maurine was born in 1904. Clarence died at Hurst, Tarrant Co on 30 April 1989. They had a daughter-

a.Clare Helen Huffstutter, b 6 Jan 1926

HAWES, Hallie May (I1634)
37 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1655
38 served in the Revolutionary Was as a Pvt in the Dragoons Armant's Command. He was discharged 15 Nov 1783 Ref: DAR Application

Service: Pvt from Halifax Co, Virginia
1st Partisan Legion commanded by Brig Gen. Aemand Marquis de la Rouories Virginia

Proof: Received bounty land of 200 acres in 1779 from Virginia
Discharge record in the Virginia State Library, Archives Division
DAR #542198 
MCINTOSH, Peter (I154)
39 signed: Ulerick Huffstuter
witnesses: Edmund Baxter, Joseph Sparks, Benjamin Ford 
40 Sparks, Elvira (~1821 - ) - female
b. ABT. 1821
father: Sparks, William (1793 - 1864)
mother: Knox, Catherine (1797 - 1845)
spouse: Huffstrutter, James (*1817 - )
- m. ABT. 21 SEP 1841 in Nicholas County, KY
----------child: Huffstrutter, Louisa (~1842 - )
----------child: Huffstrutter, William W. (~1846 - )
----------child: Huffstrutter, John F. (~1848 - )
----------child: Huffstrutter, James (~1858 - )
----------child: Huffstrutter, Susan (~1863 - 
SPARKS, Elvira (I4)
41 The Hoffstatter Family History by Barbara Norris Smith states: On November 23, 1883, Elias S. Hoffstatter filed a petition as guardian of his two grandchildren, James Elmer and Bertha May, who were minors. Their mother (daughter-in-law of Elias) had died in June 1883.

Many of Elias' children preceded him in death. When he died in 1903 only four of his children were still living.

Bob Strock's book shows Elias' birth date as 11 Mar 1825 and death 11 Feb 1904.

Elias went to Iowa and settled at Montrose, Lee County in 1842 at age 14. Montrose is just south of Fort Madison on the river. He was a carpenter and a cooper. From there he moved to Farmington in Van Buren County, where he married. A descendant, Sandra Hoffstatter Savage found the marriage license for Elias and Leuann in the Clark County, Missouri records. They were married by A. W. Harlan, a J.P. Farmington, Iowa, where they lived, is right on the Missouri/Iowa border. Leuann's name was spelled Lueann Birdbybee.

Elias was one of the pioneer settlers of Wapello County, Iowa, having taken a claim near Bladensburg and was for some time deputy county sheriff under W. H. Williams. His name was one of which his relatives and friends could be proud, for he was in all his transactions with his fellow men, scrupulously honest. Before his death, he confessed his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and was baptized by Rev. Marshal of the M. E. Church at Floris, Iowa. He died at his home in Floris, Davis county, on a Tuesday, January 20, 1903, at age 74 years 10 months and 9 days. His funeral was conducted from the home on Wednesday, January 21st. Rev. Hastings and Rev. Marshal officiated, after which the remains were taken to the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Floris where they were laid to rest to await the all of the master.

Film No. 981,932, History of Wapello County, Iowa, Ed. & Cop. Capt. S. B. Evans, 1843-1900, Biog. Publ. Co., Chicago 1901, : P. 142: The oldest known plot of the town of Agency is dated Nov. 10, 1848. The charter of the town was granted by County Judge J. H. Flint 6 Jan 1839. the application for incorporation was signed by a committee composed of . . . E. F. Hoffstatter (Elias Solomon) . . . .

Film 1,022,205, 1852 Census Iowa Pleasant Township Elias Huffstatter 2 males, 3 females, 1 voter, 1 militia.

Film 1022,027, 1853 Census Agency City, Iowa, E. S. Hoffstatter, 3 males, 3 females.

Film 979,676 Court Records Wapello County, Iowa: E. S. Huffstutter 1862 vs. Wapello County Box 26.

1856 Census, Iowa, Elias 29, married 10 years, Iowa, born Ohio, carpenter, 1 male (females?) all born Iowa. Susan is 6, Z.E. 4, R.M. 2 This does not comport with the ages of the children. Check again.

1870 Census Lick Creek Twp., Davis County, Iowa, the name is spelled Huffsteter and lists him as a farmer with real estate valued at $400 and personal property at $100. Five of his children are listed: Laura Y. (Zarahy E.) age 18, Robert W. age 16, Florence H. age 14, Ida M. age 11, and Elmer age 1, all born Iowa.

HOFFSTATTER, Elias Solomon (I471)
42 Who are Johannes Zaher Children?
by Pamela Stage

The following is an excerpt of a document from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky courthouse Book 14 pages 69 to 74 it states that John Sears deceased has the following children: "Christian Sears- Shults & Barbara his wife late Sears, William Imbler & Francis his wife late Sears, Peevler & Esther his wife late Sears, Martin & Elizabeth his wife late Sears, Grigsby & Mary his wife late Sears, Jacob Harmon and Catherine his wife late Sears, White & Susan his wife late Sears, Samuel Sears, Daniel Sears, & Jacob Sears heirs & representatives of John Sears deceased are defendants."
Another story was show to me in 2006 written by George Hastings Sears from information his father supplied about the Sears Family. George's father was John Michael Sears from Nicholas County, Kentucky, his father Michael Alexander Sears and his father was John Sears (1749).
These two excerpts from story written by George Hasting Sears help build the family because they talk of half brothers and full sisters.
"My Great Grandfather John Sears?. was born in 1749 or 1750 the next years after they came to America he had one brother born in Switzerland named Christian, who lived and died near Louisville, Ky."
"Our Great Grandfather John Sears had three half brothers Jacob, Samuel and Daniel. Jacob moved to Vermillion Co. Ind. Samuel and Daniel moved to Ill. Great Grandfather had two sisters Barbara and the other name forgotten "
There are two people missing if we go by the George Hasting Story and Muhlenberg Deed court combined following this paragraph. One is a sister we do not know her name and the other is John Sears (1749). There are many documents and dealings of the family over the years to establish him and also stories. There is however one document that lists him as John Jr. From book "Rowan County, NC Vacant Land Entries, 1778-1789" by Robert Enochs pg 173
"#2406 Peter Shlagle 125 A. on waters of Hamby's Crk, adj William Embler, Henry Stagnor, & Samuel Baker, including his improoment. Made over to Edward Harris, by him to John Sears, Junr." 
ZAHER, Johannes (I118)
43 "...It is entirely possible that this Edmund was the father of John Baxter (will 1757). They lived for a time in the same part of Baltimore County and both had four children with the same, rather uncommon names." BAXTER, Edmund / Edmond (I3018)
44 "...moved from Wash. Co., Pa., to Ohio about 1814 and entered a tract of 80 acres of govt. land on what is known as Baxters Ridge. He was one of the organizers of the M.E. church and gave land for it." [p 122,Humphreys] BAXTER, Cornelius (I4504)
45 "According to information about Adam Kern's grave, which is located in section 22, Van Buren Township, Adam lived on this spot when he died and was buried there at his request so as to be in 'the beloved fields and woods where he hunted and trapped.' Isaac Dunlap, current (1965) owner of the farm on which the grave stands, says he understands the entire field surrounding the grave was once a grove of sugar maple trees and when he plows a certain spot, some 100 yards from the grave, he finds evidence of a sugar maple camp." His grave is known as Kern Cemetery in Monroe County, Ind. records. However, it is a single grave. The farm of Isaac Dunlap, whose house faces State Road 45, just northeast of the small town of Stanford. The grave is in an open field, near a fence and not far from a road know as the Dunlap Road, is also about 2-300 yards from the Dunlap barn. The grave us surrounded by a stone curbing over which is laid a stone slab 5 ft. long by 2 1/2 ft. wide. This type of marker is unusual for Monroe County, possibly was planned by someone with memories in the east or in Europe. Actually the stone is to have been placed there, not by family, but by a friend, at least this is the story recalled by Isaac Dunlap as having been told by a neighbor who was a Civil War veteran and who had heard the story from a friend. The site of the grave (said the friend) was among the beloved fields and woods where Adam hunted and trapped and where he was buried at his own request." ('The Kern Family of Rowan County, North Carolina, Nicholas County, Kentucky, Boone, Clinton, Lawrence, Monroe Counties, Indiana, Hancock County, Illinois, Lee County Iowa' by Mary Margaret Kern, 1968)

"It now lies flat & is in the far s.w. corner of the cemetery...from Don Matson"
KERN, Adam Sr (I5008)
46 "After Lee's death, Maggie married Dewey Huey (18 Jun 1927).3 Children born, Raleigh, Andrew and Peggy; not Huffstutter descendents. Dewey had previously been married to Gladys who was a younger sister of Lee." Source:JRH BURTON, Maggie Ethel (I1218)
47 "After Lee's death, Maggie married Dewey Huey (18 Jun 1927).3 Children born, Raleigh, Andrew and Peggy; not Huffstutter descendents. Dewey had previously been married to Gladys who was a younger sister of Lee." Source:JRH HUEY, Raleigh Dewey (I1857)
48 "Albert was the father of Dorothy Patton who married Kelly Huffstutter." Source:JRH PATTON, Albert (I1924)
49 "Allien is the daughter of Lexie Tanner. Lexie was the son of Perry Huffstutter and James (Jim) Tanner." Source:JRH GWALTNEY, Rose Allien (I2226)
50 "Allien is the daughter of Lexie Tanner. Lexie was the son of Perry Huffstutter and James (Jim) Tanner." Source:JRH SANDERS, Willie Lynn (I2223)

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