31. John HUFF was born in 1773 in North Carolina. He died in 1842 at the age of 69 in Stokes County, North Carolina.
1800 Census. Salisbury, Surry Co NC [Stokes would be formed from Surry]
Daniel Huff: 1m 10-16, 1m over 45. 1f under 10, 1f 10-16, 1f over 45
John Huff: 3m under 10, 1m 26-45. 1f under 10, 1f 10-16 [either a spouse has died or a mark in the wrong column]
There was also in Salisbury, Rowan Co
Jacob Huff: 1m under 10, 1m 26-45, 1f under 10, 1f 26-45
Valentine Huff: 1m 16-26, 1f 16 - 26
1810 Census, Salem, Stokes Co, NC [no Daniel Huff remained in NC - John was the only Huff in Stokes]
John Huff: 2m under 10, 1m 10-16, 1m 16-26, 1m 26-45. 3f under 10, 1f 10-16, 1f 26-45
Living in Surry Co were Israel Huff, Jesse Huff, Jonathan Huff, Joshua Huff
By 1820, no Huffs were found in Surry Co and only John Huff in Stokes:
John Huff: 1m -10, 1m 10-16, 2m 16-26, 1m over 45. 2f under 10, 1f 10-16, 2f 16-26, 1f 26-45.
In 1830, there were three Huffs in Stokes:
John Huff (S): 1m under 5, 1m 5-10, 1m 10-15, 1m age 50-60. 1f under 5, 1f age 30-40
Jesse Huff: 2m under 5, 2m 5-10, 1m age 30-40. 1f under 5, 1f 30-40, 1f age 60-70
John Huff (J): 1m age 10-15, 1m age 30-40. 1f under 5, 1f 5-10, 2f age 20-30
1840 - Jesse and a John were still in Stokes Co
Deep River District
Jesse Huff: 1m 5-10, 2m 10-15, 2m 15-20, 1m 40-50. 1f 5-10, 1f 10-15, 1f 40-50
John Huff: 1m 5-10, 1m 10-15, 1m age 60-70. 1f 5-10, 1f 10-15, 1f 40-50
I did find in 1850, Wayne Co, IN, New Garden
Hh 74, Nathan Huff, age 26, b. IN
Hh 75, Daniel Huff, age 37, b. NC
Hh 82, Jonathan Huff, age 66, b. NC
Hh 131, Hiram Hough, age 39, carpenter, b. NC
Hh 199, living with Moses Spray and wife Tamar, John Hough, age 79, b. NC
Hh 201, Israel Hough, age 42, b. NC
Hh 202, Moses Hough, age 30, b. IN - his wife b. NC
Hh 204, William Hough, age 44, b. NC
Hh 207, Jesse Huff, age 72, b. NC
Hh 215, Zeri Hough, age 32, b. IN
Hh 216, Daniel Huff, age 33, Waggonmaker, b. NC
Living in Green Twp, Wayne Co was:
Hh 478, John Huff, age 49, MillWright, b. NC
Harrison Twp, Wayne Co:
Hh 78, Daniel Huff, age 45, b. VA
John HUFF and Charity ADAMSON were married before 1794. Charity ADAMSON33, daughter of Jesse T. ADAMSON and Mary WELLS, was born in 1778.34
The Ken Bowen webpage states that she married John Huff and remained in North Carolina, and this seems the most likely.
This appears to be another instance of confusion among the daughters of the Adamson brothers in Tennessee because another database had her married to Benjamin Wilson.
I am also not sure that Charity's husband John has been placed correctly as a son of Ann Pike, though it is likely his father was a Daniel Hough.
There is a marriage listed in the Tennessee State Marriages - names are indexed wrong much of the time. This is a Benj. Wilson to "Charlotte" Adamson, 6 Aug 1818. Charity would have been about age 40 - I doubt this would be her marriage. It's also possible she was not this age - I've found no basis for the order, nor births of the children of Jesse Adamson.
The Deep River MM records [Guilford Co NC] contain several entries for Hough. From these it can be determined that a Daniel and Elizabeth Huff were received by request in 1782, along with children John, Daniel, Jess, Mary, Jemima, Martha, Anne & Keziah. A William and Mary Hough were also received by request - Mary had to get her certificate from Buckingham MM in Pa. William and Mary Hough had children, Israel, John, Jonathan, Sarah, Charlotte & Mary. Note that both Daniel and William's families contained a John. Neither Daniel nor William had a wife named Ann - to be Ann Pike - of course either could have married more than once.
Then there is this:
1793, 10, 7. John (Huff) of Muddy Creek, dismissed for marrying out of unity.
1793, 10, 7. Charity (Huff) (formerly "Adams") dismissed for marrying out of unity.
The location of Muddy Creek may indicate that this John was the son of the above Daniel and not William, because a Jesse Hough of Muddy Creek was also dismissed for marrying out of unity in 1786 and William is not noted to have had a son named Jesse.
A John Huff also married, 11 Jun 1829, Stokes Co NC to Martha Hicks. The 1830 census indicated he had a much younger wife. But there was also a John Huff Jr with spouse and children in the 1830 census, Stokes, Co.