- Settled in Orange Co., IN 1835 on a farm 1 mile north of the town of Orleans. He was elected to the Indiana State Legislature as a Representative 1846, 1851, 1854. He was elected a State Senator in 1848.
History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties, Indiana From the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with Interesting Biographical Sketches, Reminiscences, Notes, Etc. Chicago, Goodspeed Bros., & Co., Publishers, 1884. Weston A. Goodspeed, Leroy C. Goodspeed, Charles L.
Goodspeed. Bourbon County.
HON. DAVID S. HUFFSTUTTER, who has played a conspicious and honorable part in the affairs of Orange County, is a son of George and Catharine (Sears) Huffstutter, the former of whom was a native of Maryland, born January 12, 1779. George Huffstutter passed his early boyhood in Washington, Penn., and while yet a youth moved to Bourbon County, Ky. where he married. His wife was a native of North Carolina, and was born January, 1779. In the year 1816 he immigrated to Harrison County, Ind., where he engaged in farming. His death occurred in that county in 1861, preceded by his
wife's, in 1852, in Floyd County. David S. was born in Bourbon County, Ky., September 21, 1808. His settlement in Orange County was in the year 1835, on the same farm where he now resides (Orleans Township), one mile north of Orleans. He soon became known for his more than ordinary ability and integrity, which resulted in his election to the State Legislature, in 1846. From that time, with the exception of one term, he acted as legislator for his county until 1855, serving in both the House of
Representatives and Senate. At the end of that time, against the solicitations of his friends, and disregarding the call of his party, he declined any further political honors. As a public servant he was distinguished for a faithful and conscientious discharge of his official duty, and an unswerving, though honest fealty to his party, and is now, as he always has been, an ardent and stanch Democrat. On the 24th of May, 1832, he led to Hymen's alter Miss Polly A Bower, who was born in Clark County, Ind., May 5, 1811. Her parents were Solomon and Jennie (Parr)Bower, who came to Indiana in 1806 from North Carolina. To Mr. and Mrs. Huffstutter four children were born, only one of which - Andrew J. - is now living. Her death occurred April 20, 1879. Mr. Huffstutter is now
spending the remainder of his days upon his splendid farm of 1,000 acres, which he has earned by his own industry and energy.