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7. James3 Huff Sr (Thomas2, Ferdinando1) (#10596) was born in Arundel, York, ME 1710/12.(42) AF says b 1710-1715 Kittery, York, ME James died bef 1 Jan 1775 in Arundel, York, ME.(43) betw 4 Jul 1774 and 1 Jan 1775; a castaway at Mt. Desert; drowned

He married Ruth Averill in Arundel, York, ME, 1740.(44) 10 children

See also: IGI microfiche (p 11879) film 7033606, sheet 65; Downeast Ancestry, V 5, No. 1, p 19 (Ruth Averill is #10597.)

Ruth was born 1720/25 in Cape Porpoise, Arundel, York, ME.(45) AF says b 1720/1725 Arundel, York, ME Ruth was the daughter of Samuel Averill (Averell) and Ruth Watson.

Ruth died bef 6 Dec 1793 in Arundel, York, ME, at approximately 72 years of age.(46) between 7 Jun 1774 and 6 Dec 1793 References used for Chart No. 3730 S-31 Loring Desc:

1. Pope's Pioneers, MA, pp 215-216: Hartshorne; p 254 Jackson; p 32 Barker

2. NEHGR, V 38, p 341: Watson

3. ME/NH Gen Dict, p 274: Watson

4. Averill, Averell, Avery Family 1637-1914) by Clara A. Avery, pp 117-118, p 80 on

5. Early Settlers of Rowley, MA by Blodgett and Jewett (1933), p 401 Watson; p 14 James Barker

Occupation: fisherman.(47) He bought property in Arundel, York, ME, 7 Jun 1774.(48) James and Ruth Huff of Arundel on 7 June 1774 sold to Thomas Perkins, Jr., nine acres in Arundel bounded by land laid out to Jonathan Stone now in the possession of James Huff. James(4) Huff witnessed the deed which was acknowledge by James Huff 4 July 1774 Abstract from NEHGS Vol. 116, pp 176-186 (July 1962) for The James Huff Family of Arundel, Maine by Mrs. E. Harris Dickinson and Frederick C. Warner, both of North Amherst, Mass.

1. JAMES(3) HUFF, born probably in Kittery, Maine, in 1710-15, died in Arundel, Maine, after 4 July 1774 and probably before 1775. He married about 1740 RUTH AVERILL, born in 1720-25, died in Arundel after 7 June 1774 and before 6 Dec. 1793, daughter of Samuel and Ruth (Watson) Averill.

James Huff was the son of Thomas(2) and Grace (Ferris) Huff and grandson of Ferdinando(1) and Mary (Moses) Huff. Ferdinando(1) Huff was one of the early settlers of Cape Porpoise in Arundel, where he was a selectman in 1672 and was licensed to keep an ordinary in 1683. In 1693 he was living in Portsmouth, N.H. His son, Thomas(2) attempted to settle in Cape Porpoise, but was living at Spruce Creek, Kittery, Maine, in 1708-9 while the Cape Porpoise settlement was abandoned. He had returned to Cape Porpoise by 1715 and was a Constable there in 1719. In April 1752, when 77 years old, he testified about the place as it was in 1703 [S. Noyes, C.T. Libby and W.G. Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, 1936, p. 355].

James Huff was called a fisherman of Arundel in April 1738 and owned a fishing boat there as early as 1742 [Edward E. Bourne, History of Wells and Kennebunk, 1875, p. 575]. Arundel is now a part of Kennebunkport, York County.

James and Ruth Huff of Arundel on 7 June 1774 sold to Thomas Perkins, Jr., nine acres in Arundel bounded by land laid out to Jonathan Stone now in the possession of James Huff. James(4) Huff witnessed the deed which was acknowledge by James Huff 4 July 1774 [York County Deeds, 46:46].

The records of the Church of Christ in Arundel, published in THE REGISTER, vols. 107 and 108, show that on 20 Sept. 1772 James and Ruth Huff had a daughter Sarah baptized. On 6 Feb. 1774 James, Jr., and wife Hannah had a daughter Hannah baptized,but when their next child was baptized on 4 June 1775 and thereafter the Junior was omitted from the record. James(3) Huff is not listed as head of a family in the 1790 Census and surely msut have died before that date and probably about 1774-1775.

On 6 Dec. 1793 Miles Rhoads, Jr., and wife Lucy of Arundel quit-claim to Samuel Huff of Arundel their rights in the estate of their father, James Huff, late of Arundel, deceased [York County Deeds 57:170].

A series of quitclaim deeds, all dated 10 June 1794, name the following children of James Huff: Nathaniel Wakefield and wife Ruth in her right, of Wells; Samuel and James Huff; Miles rhodes, Jr., and wife Lucy in her right; Ebenezer, Israel, John and Abner Huff and Jacob Merrill and wife Sarah in her right, all of Arundel [ibid., 57:170, 171, 183; 66:245]. These deeds show that James Huff had owned upland and a thatchbed or bank in Batsons River and woodland in the fourth division adjoining Wakefield's Corner in Arundel.

Abstract from History of Kennebunkport by Bradbury:

James was a castaway at Mt. Desert in 1747 and drowned.

References used for Chart 3730 S-4 by Loring (chart not included with printout):

1. NEHGR, V 116, pp 176-186: James Huff Family; V108, p 54: mgr. No. 4, 5

2. Webber Record by E.P. Webber (1936-7): Brown

3. Averill, Averell, Avery Family 1637-1914 by Clara A. Avery, pp 162-168

4. Mge No. 2, 3: History of Litchfield, ME, p 62

References used for Chart #3730 S-30 Loring Desc:

1. NEHGR V 65, p 176: Huff Family; V 70, p 185: Marriage Atherton and Elizabeth

2. ME/NH Gen Dict: p 231 Ferris; p 496 Moses; p 354 Huff

3. Little's Maine: Huff (Hough), Moses

4. History of Kennebunkport by Bradbury, pp 91, 252 Huff

5. Romantic Story of the Puritan Fathers by Addison (1912): Atherton Hough, pp 61-63, 73, 80-81, 106, 161

6. Pope's Pioneers MA, p 241: Hough

NOTE: Did James have two children by a Mistress Rebecca Morgan???

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/9211/MORGAN.htm:

2II. RICHARD (RICHARD 1)

b.c.1666 m. 17 May 1699 Hampton, NH, ABIGAIL HARRIS (living in 1721 Arundel) d. before Jan. 1726/7 Arundel

Richard was in Capt. Gilman's Co. in 1710. In 1712 he and his mother sold grants made to his father and to himself in 1698. He then moved to Turbot's Creek in Arundel by 1719. Abigail and two children were living in Arundel in 1721 when a warrant was issued for her arrest and Mary Duley's. The Scarborough constable reported that Abigail was not found. Richard Smith of Biddeford was her bondsman.

Issue-

I. Samuel- m. 31 Aug. 1730 Greenland, Hannah Bryant (m.2. 24 Apr. 1735 Greenland, NH, Philip Harris), d. 1732 Portsmouth jail II. John- d. before 1735 Arundel III. Abigail- m. 16 Apr. 1725 Elisha Bryant 3IV. ELIZABETH- m. 24 July 1734 Greenland, NH, SAMUEL (3) WILDES (b. 2 Mar. 1708 Topsfield, MA, will 6 Mar.- 9 July 1760 Arundel), d. by 3 Jan. 1764 Arundel V. Robert- 4VI. REBECCA- ?mistress of James (3) Huff, mother of THOMAS HUFF

Note: From a warrant for the arrest of Rebecca Morgan issued to the Sheriff of York Co. 19 Jan 1744: "Rebecca Morgan... She having had a bastard Child born of her body at Arundel aforesaid about two months before the Date of Said presentment (Oct. 1738) & also for committing the second Crime of Fornication & having oneother Bastard Child born of her body in Arundel aforesaid Sometime in or about ye beginning of the Month of June 1742..."(1)

"Rebecca Morgan, of Arundell in said County single woman appearing and being Convict of fornication in having two Bastard Children viz: one born of her Body at Arundell aforesaid sometime in or about the beginning of June 1742 ordered she pay a fine to the King of Twenty shillings Lawfull money & fees of court or receive ten stripes on her Naked back at the Post & payfees as aforesd & to Stand Committed till Sentence performed"(2)

July 1747: "Rebecca Morgan of Arundell in Said Count Single woman appeared to answer a sd presentment of the Grand Jury Exhibited against her for being Guilty of the Act of fornication She having had a Bastard Child in Arundell aforesaid some time in or about the month of May 1745 and being thereof convict and it appearing to the Court that this is the Second Bastard Child she has been convicted of having before this court Ordered by the court She receive Eight Stripes on her naked Back at the Postand pay cost of Court thirty three shillings & Six pence or pay a fine to the King of Twenty Shillings & cost as aforesaid."(3)

"At a Lawfull Town Meeting augt. ye 27th 1749 mr. Moses Foster Chosen Moderator for the meeting then ye Town agreed with mr.John Murphy to take the child which Rebecah Morgan left in theTown when She was Carried to York Gaol in June 1747 which becoma Town Charge and the sd Murphy was to Recover Twenty pounds old Tenner & give Security to ye Selectmen to Save ye Town from any further Charges a bought it. and at this sd meeting Samll Williams was alowed Six pounds old Tenner for keeping Rebechah Morgans child Thomas 8 weeks..."(4)

"At a Lawfull Town Meeting January ye 8th 1747/8 Then Mr. Jacob Wildes was Chosen moderator for that meeting and then the Townvoted mr. Samuel Robinson fourty Pounds old Tenner he Taking Rebecca Morgains child known and caled by the Name of Thomas Hufuntil he Cometh to ye Eage of one & Twenty years the Said Robinson freeing the Town from any further Charge a bought that voted... and... Samuel Williams was voted Eighteen pounds old Tenner for his keeping Rebecca Morgains Child known by the Name of Thomas Huff..."(5)

"Rebecca Morgan appeared to answer a Presentment of the Grand Jury Exhibited against her for fornication She having a Bastard Child born of her Body in Arundell within three months before April 1749 and She Declaring She is now above Six months gone with Child and not able to pay the fine nor to receive the Corporal Punishment which might be laid upon her Ordered She be Dismist for the present upon her promising to appear at the nextCourt."(6)

http://www.geocities.com/mainegenie2/HUFF.htm#THOMAS(3)HUFF:

5. JAMES? (FERDINANDO 1, THOMAS 2) b.c.1710 m. Ruth Averill mistress REBECCA (3) MORGAN

From a warrant for the arrest of Rebecca Morgan issued to the Sheriff of York Co. 19 Jan 1744: "Rebecca Morgan... She having had a bastard Child born of her body at Arundel aforesaid about two months before the Date of Said presentment (Oct. 1738) & also for committing the second Crime of Fornication & having one other Bastard Child born of her body in Arundel aforesaid Some time in or about ye beginning of the Month of June 1742..."(1)

"Rebecca Morgan, of Arundell in said County singlewoman appearing and being Convict of fornication in having two Bastard Children viz: one born of her Body at Arundell aforesaid some time in or about the beginning of June 1742 ordered she pay a fine to the King of Twenty shillings Lawfull money & fees of court or receive ten stripes on her Naked back at the Post & pay fees as aforesd & to Stand Committed till Sentence performed"(2)

July 1747: "Rebecca Morgan of Arundell in Said Count Singlewoman appeared to answer a sd presentment of the Grand Jury Exhibited against her for being Guilty of the Act of fornication She having had a Bastard Child in Arundell aforesaid some time in or about the month of May 1745 and being thereof convict and it appearing to the Court that this is the Second Bastard Child she has been convicted of having before this court Ordered by the court She receive Eight Stripes on her naked Back at the Post and pay cost of Court thirty three shillings & Six pence or pay a fine to the King of Twenty Shillings & cost as aforesaid."(3)

"At a Lawfull Town Meeting augt. ye 27th 1749 mr. Moses Foster Chosen Moderator for the meeting then ye Town agreed with mr. John Murphy to take the child which Rebecah Morgan left in the Town when She was Carried to York Gaol in June 1747 which becom a Town Charge and the sd Murphy was to Recover Twenty pounds old Tenner & give Security to ye Selectmen to Save ye Town from any further Charges a bought it. and at this sd meeting Samll Williams was alowed Six pounds old Tenner for keeping Rebechah Morgans child Thomas 8 weeks..."(4)

"At a Lawfull Town Meeting January ye 8th 1747/8 Then Mr. Jacob Wildes was Chosen moderator for that meeting and then the Town voted mr. Samuel Robinson fourty Pounds old Tenner he Taking Rebecca Morgains child known and caled by the Name of Thomas Huf until he Cometh to ye Eage of one & Twenty years the Said Robinson freeing the Town from any further Charge a bought that voted... and... Samuel Williams was voted Eighteen pounds old Tenner for his keeping Rebecca Morgains Child known by the Name of Thomas Huff..."(5)

"Rebecca Morgan appeared to answer a Presentment of the Grand Jury Exhibited against her for fornication She having a Bastard Child born of her Body in Arundell within three months before April 1749 and She Declaring She is now above Six months gone with Child and not able to pay the fine nor to receive the Corporal Punishment which might be laid upon her Ordered She be Dismist for the present upon her promising to appear at the next Court."(6)

Rebecca was unmarried in July 1748 when she deeded her brother Samuel's grant on the Saco Road to her brother-in-law Samuel Wildes.(7)

Thomas Huff has been an elusive figure to several researchers. At this point, there seems to be several people who could be possibilities, however, they are all eliminated except for the child of Rebecca Morgan. If we look at the children of Thomas Huff Sr. we can eliminate all of these people. Of the children of Thomas Jr., George moved to Edgecomb and left no descendants in the area, and Thomas III moved to Parsonsfield and then to Hartland (a complete list of his children is given by George Huff in his notes at the Maine State Library) leaving no descendants in the area. Of the children of James, he may have been the father of Thomas who married Lavinia Hutchins, however, there is no evidence to support another child of James by this name (a complete list of his descendants is given in the NEHGR Vol.116, pp.176-86). If we look at the children of Charles, they too are eliminated by George Huff's research and by the research done by William Thompson in his Records of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Families, Vol.III, pp.834ff. If one looks carefully at all the available information (which is sketchy at best) it points to our Thomas being the son of Rebecca Morgan. I believe the effort to place him as a child of James by previous researchers was due to their desire to make Thomas "legitimate". We must remember that many people would not want to admit that their ancestor was born out of wedlock.

So, who was the father of Thomas Huff? At this point I have not been able to determine that. A search of the court and town records does not reveal his identity. Perhaps he actually was a son of James by his mistress Rebecca Morgan? If this were the case why would the town give Thomas to Samuel Robinson and not to his natural father? Another unanswered question concerns the identity of the other children. As Thomas was the only child mentioned in the town records we may assume that the first two had died before that time or they had been placed with other families previously. The identity and fate of the last child is unknown.

Issue- by Rebecca Morgan

I. ______- b. Aug. 1738, d.s.p.?

II. ______- b. June 1742, d.s.p.?

6III. THOMAS- b. May 1745, m. LAVINIA (4) HUTCHINS

IV. ______- b. Jan. 1749 Ref:

(1) York Co. Court of Sessions- file 10-366 (2) Ibid- Vol.10, p.366 Apr. 1745 (3) Ibid- p.496; warrant in file 10-425 (4) Kennebunkport Town Records- Book I, p.135 (5) Ibid- p.136 (6) York Co. Court of Sessions- Vol.10, p.496 (7) Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire- Noyes, Libby, & Davis, pp.491-2

James Huff Sr and Ruth Averill had the following children:

child 22 i. Elizabeth4 Huff (#10968) was born in Arundel, York, ME c1741.(49) Elizabeth died 11 Feb 1750 at 8 years of age.(50) age 8y

could this be the Elizabeth Huff who married John Emerson 9 Dec 1714 in Kittery, York, ME (FHL Film 0011322 VR Records Kittery, Maine 1699-1899)? I really don't think so.....

child 23 ii. Ruth Huff (#10973) was born in Arundel, York, ME c1742.(51) NEHGS article on James Huff Family has her listed as the 2nd child/2nd dtr with Elizabeth as No. 1 (b c1741 based on est date of marrage for parents as 1740) and Samuel (b 1743/4) as No. 3 She married Nathaniel Wakefield Jr 29 Oct 1763.(52) intentions 29 Oct 1763 (Nathaniel Wakefield Jr is #10974.)

Nathaniel was born 27 May 1743 Wells, York, ME.(53) Nathaniel was the son of Nathaniel Wakefield and Hannah Emmons. Nathaniel was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census in Arundel, York, ME.(54) w/wife and three sons under 16 years

He resided in Arundel, York, ME 10 Jun 1794.(55) In 1790 Nathaniel Wakefield was living with his wife and three sons under 16 years in Arundel. They were living in Wells 10 June 1794 (York County Deeds, 57:171).

child + 24 iii. Pvt Samuel Huff was born 1743/4.

child + 25 iv. Pvt James Huff Jr was born Mar 1746.

child + 26 v. Pvt Ebenezer Huff was born c1750.

child + 27 vi. Lucy Huff was born 27 Sep 1751.

child 28 vii. Pvt Israel Huff (#10981) was born in Arundel, York, ME 1755.(56) prob unmarried; even though he is listed in some census records as HOH w/2 females, it is presumed these are his sisters Individual flags: Rev War. Israel died aft 18 Apr 1829 in Arundel, York, ME, at approximately 73 years of age.(57) He was baptized in Arundel, York, ME, c1755.(58) Israel served in the military in Shapleigh, York, ME, 1775-1777.(59) Check on Pension Claim S20411 for Rev War Services

Israel was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census in Arundel, York, ME.(60) Israel was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census in Arundel, York, ME.(61) Israel was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Arundel, York, ME.(62) Abstracts of Rev War Pension Files by White, p 1750:

Huff, Israel, S20411, MA Line, appl 24 Jul 1832 York Co ME a res of Kennebunkport5 ME where sol was b in 1755, one Daniel Huff made aff'dt 13 Jul 1832 at Kennebunkport ME aged 79 and had srv with Israel Huff. Abstract from The James Huff Family, NEHGS Register, 116:176-186

5. Israel4 Huff, d prob in Arundel, ME after 18 Apr 1829. He may never have married. Although he is listed as head of a family in 1790, with 2 females, there is no evidence that he ever raised a family. In 1810 and 1820 he is shown as head of a family with one female, perhaps his sister Sarah.

With his brother Ebenezer he purcased 125 acres of land in Arundel in 1778 (York County Deeds 64:167). On 6 Jul 1787 he purchased from his brother John 9-1/4 acres in three pieces in Arundel, one piece described as adjoinig Huff's Cove (York County Deeds 66:245).

He quitclaim as an heir of James(3) Huff in 1794 and in 1803 witnessed the deed from James(4) and Hannah Huff (York County Deeds 66:245; 71:153). On 21 Feb 1826 he sold nine acres in kennebunkport to Clement Huff. This deed was witnessed by William Huff and Josiah Huff, Jr. (York County Deeds 152:148). The last record found of him is 18 April 1829, when he quitclaimed to Clement Huff his rights in eight pieces of land totalling 42 acres in Kennebunkport, embracing all of the real estte which he owned there. One piece was an eight acres lot with buildings. Other lots were bounded by lands of Seth Grant, Israel Huff, Urania Huff, Abner Huff, Nicholas Seavey, and Widow Keziah Huff's thirds (York County Deeds 131:258).

Abstract from Hough and Huff Families of the U.S. by Granville W. Huff, p 4:

Revolutionary War Soldiers of Maine: Israel Huff. S20411. Israel applied for pension from Kennebunkport, York Co., ME in 1832, stating he served under Capt. Littlefield, Col. Jordon's Regt. of Mass. troops. He was b. 1755 in Arundel (Kennebunkport) and always lived there. Daniel Huff, b. 1763, testified to Israel's service, stating that they had grown up together in the same town and had always lived there (See York Co.).

Abstract from MA Soldiers and Sailors by Fischer, p 465:

Huff, Israel, private. Capt. Noah Moulton Littlefield's Co., abstract for wages for 1 month and 4 weeks billeting; company stationed at Wells for defence of seacoast; order for payment of above roll dated at Wells, 16 Sep 1775 and signed by Capt. Littlefield; also, same co. enlisted 10 Jul 1775; service 6 months 6 days; company stationed at Wells and Arundel for defence of seacoast; also, Capt. Joshua Nason's Co. (late) Col. Storer's regt; enlisted 14 Aug 1777; discharged 30 Nov 1777 - service 4 months 3 days, with Northern army, including 15 days (300 miles) travl home; company discharged at Queman's Heights.

Abstract from ME Pensioners, p 310:

County: York Co. Name: Israel Huff Rank: Private Annual Allowance: 33.33 Sums Received: 99.99 Description of Service: MA Militia When placed on pension roll: 3 Apr 1833 Commencement of Pension: 4 Mar 1831 Age: 79

child 29 viii. Pvt John Huff (#10979) was born in Arundel, York, ME c1757.(63) poss b Edgecomb, ME Individual flags: Rev War. He married twice. He married Sarah (Sally) Seavy in York, York, ME, bef 1794.(64) as his 1st wife (Sarah (Sally) Seavy is #10980.)

Sarah was born 14 Aug 1757 Kittery, York, ME.(65) Sarah was the daughter of Nicholas Seavy and Hannah Leach. Sarah died by 4 Sep 1794 at 37 years of age. He married Rebecca Smith in Arundel, York, ME, 4 Sep 1794.(66) (Rebecca Smith is #22327.) Rebecca was born c1759.(67) Rebecca was the daughter of Charles Smith and Rebecca Haley.

He was baptized in Arundel, York, ME, c1757.(68) John served in the military in Shapleigh, York, ME, c1776.(69) Rev War

He bought property in Arundel, York, ME, 6 Jul 1787.(70) John was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census in Arundel, York, ME.(71) prob the John Huff who is listed as head of family in Arundel w/wife, 3 sons under 16, and 1 dtr Abstract from The James Huff Family, NEHGS Register, 116:176-186:

6. John4 Huff m Sarah Seavey (Bradbury, op cit p 252). The first record found of John Huff is on 6 July 1787 when he sold land in Arundel to his brother Abner (York County Deeds 66:245). He quitclaimed as an heir of James(3) Huff in 1794 (York County Deeds 66:245). A John Huff is listed as head of a family in Arundel in 1790 with a wife, 3 sons under 16 and 1 daughter, but no record of his family has been found and identified.

child + 30 ix. Abner Huff was born 1766/7.

child 31 x. Sarah Huff (#10982) was born in Arundel, York, ME Jan 1768.(72) Sarah died 1841 at 73 years of age. She married Jacob Merrill in Arundel, York, ME, 21 Dec 1788.(73) see IGI microfiche (p 11881) film 0177921 (says approx 1757) and film A184633, sheet 9339 says Jan 1768 at North Yarmouth, Cumberland, ME

(Jacob Merrill is #10983.)

Jacob was born c1762 in Arundel, York, ME.(74) Jacob was the son of Gideon Merrill and Dorothy Wildes (Wilder). Jacob was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census in Arundel, York, ME.(75) w/wife and 1 dtr

He resided in Arundel, York, ME 10 Jun 1794.(76) He bought property in Arundel, York, ME, 10 Jun 1794.(77) Jacob and Sarah (Huff) Merrill were living in Arundel on 10 Jun 1794 when they quitclaimed as heirs of James Huff (York Co Deeds 66:245) Abstract from York County Deeds, Vol. 66, p 245:

Jacob Merrill was living in Arundel in 1690 with wife and one daughter. They were living there on 10 June 1794 when they quitclaim as heirs of James Huff.

She was baptized in Arundel, York, ME, 20 Sep 1772.(78)

James Huff Sr and Rebecca Morgan had the following child:

child + 32 xi. Thomas Huff Sr was born May 1745.

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