Samuel Huff

Born: 1750 - Weycake Neck, Middletown, New Jersey
Died: 1818 - White County, Tennessee
Buried:
 
Service: Samuel Huff served in the Augusta County, Virginia, militia under Captain William Christian in 1764. In 1774, he served in the volunteers of Botetourt County, Virginia, under Captain John Lewis. On October 19, 1774,  Samuel fought at the Battle of Point Pleasant/Lord Dunmore’s War in what is today West Virginia. By 1781, Samuel was living in Henry County, Virginia,  where he was a private in the Henry County militia serving under Captain Thomas Henderson. Samuel Huff’s regiment was ordered to march to Guilford County, North Carolina, to assist General Greene at the Battle of the Guilford County Courthouse.
 
Family: Samuel Huff was the son of Leonard Huff and Elizabeth Stout of New Jersey. The Huffs came to this country from the Netherlands about 1670. Samuel and his wife Sarah Hix lived in Botetourt County, Virginia, and Greenbrier County, Virginia (today West Virginia). Next they continued the westward movement and journeyed to Tennessee where they lived in Greene, Jefferson, Cocke, Smith, Jackson, and White counties. Together they had ten children, two of whom went farther west to Marion County, Illinois, where many of their descendants remain today.
 
Source: F. B. Kegley, Virginia Frontier, P. 293, William Armstrong Crozier, Virginia Colonial Militia, p. 95, Lela C. Adams, Notes on the Revolutionary War Soldiers, also the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XVII, pp. 189
& 191.