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Huffman, William R.

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Huffman, William R.
March 15, 2007 11:56AM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1885, Edmonson County.

WILLIAM R. HUFFMAN, the eldest in a family of nine children, was born June
29, 1847, in Barren County, Ky., to S. A. and Elizabeth Huffman, natives
of Barren County, Ky. S. A. Huffman is of German descent; he was born and
reared on a farm, and is still engaged in agricultural pursuits. At the
age of twenty he married Elizabeth Phelps. Her father, William Phelps,
was a native of Virginia, and came to Kentucky at an early date. William
R. Huffman married Elizabeth J. Woosley, a daughter of Joseph Woosley, and
to them have been born Annie E., Cordelia A., Albert A., Thomas and James
H. Mr. Huffman went to Booneville, Ind., at the age of twenty, and served
as an apprentice three years in a blacksmith shop under James Ellison.
>From there he went to Smiths Grove, where he started a blacksmith shop
remained one year; then went to Durbin's Precinct, Edmonson County, and
engaged at his trade for six months; then came to his present place near
Bee Spring, where he is still working at his trade; he also has a store of
general merchandise at this place. Mr. Huffman served eight months as a
private in the Federal Army. For two years he was constable at Bee
Spring. Politically he is associated with the Democratic party.

Huffman Phelps Woosley Ellison
Barren-KY VA IN Smiths_Grove-Warren-KY

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