Michael Hufford, Sr., who died in Kent Co., Michigan, 1875

Thanks to Jean Quentmeyer, a genealogist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the information is in good order for the descendants of Christian’s grandson Michael HUFFORD.  My information on Hufford descendants has been improved by many people whom I’ve never met face-to-face, people who have found my work and been willing to add to it. Jean is one such person. She descends from a set of ancestors of Michael Hufford’s wife, and she happened upon the Huffords while tracking the descendants of those ancestors.

Thank you, Jean!

Michael Hufford was a farmer.  He was born in the Shenandoah Valley, in Rockingham County, Virginia, in 1804, the 11th of the thirteen children of Casper HUFFORD and Catherine STIHLI.

When Michael was just a little boy, his father moved the family to Fairfield County, Ohio, and that’s where Michael and Anna Marie LOWMASTER married in 1826.

After they married, they moved to Crawford Co., Ohio. By 1860, they were in Seneca Co., Ohio. Sometime before he died in 1875, Michael and Anna Marie moved to Kent Co., Michigan. He died when he was 70; she lived another four years. They had ten children.

In the 1909 Hufford Family History, Michael and his descendants are on pages 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, and 177.

This image of Michael is from page 172 of the 1909 Hufford Family History:
Michael William Hufford

The list below (on page 2) has every person on those six pages, and the list follows the descendants as far as I could (living people omitted).

Links are to findagrave.com pages where there is additional information about the person.

1– Michael William HUFFORD, Sr. (1804-1875)
sp-Anna Maria “Mary” LOWMASTER (1806-1879)
….2– Sarah Eleanor HUFFORD (1827-1904)
….sp-Jacob BLOOM (1824-1903)
…….3– Angeline A. BLOOM (1851-1932)
…….sp-John C. HAHN (1847-1922)
………4– Sarah C. HAHN (1870-bef 1900)
………4– George W. HAHN (1872-bef 1900)
………4– Oscar Oliver HAHN (1875-)
………sp-Caroline E. SPROW (1880-)
…………5– Harold W. HAHN (1902-1989)
…………5– Vonetta E. HAHN (1903-1992)
…………sp-Earl SCHLOSSER
…………5– Morris E. HAHN (1908-1989)
…………5– Margaret E. HAHN (1916-)
………4– Adney HAHN ( -bef 1900)
………4– Arthur A. “Artie” HAHN (1878-1887)
…….3– Franklin P. BLOOM (1852-1928)
…….sp-Sarah Ellen LAWHEAD (1855-1928)
…….3– William Michael BLOOM (1854-1931)
…….sp-Mary L. REDFOX (1868-1956)
………4– Neal Bernard BLOOM (1892-1951)
………sp-Esther Frances FRIEND (1898-1926)
…………5– Wilber BLOOM (1919-)
…………5– Glendora Royaletta BLOOM (1921-2007)
…………sp-Richard ADAMS
…………sp-Ernest T. WIRTH
………4– Idon Merrelle BLOOM (1900-1989)
………sp-La Ferne (1903-)
…….3– Rachel Mahala BLOOM (1856-1939)
…….sp-Joseph J. CLOUSE (1855-1908)
………4– Benjamin Joseph CLOUSE (1885-1962)
………sp-Luella M. YAICHNER (1894-)
………4– Henry Jacob CLOUSE (1887-1947)
………4– Grover Felix CLOUSE (1888-1953)
………4– Jerome L. CLOUSE (1890-)
………4– Frances V. CLOUSE (1892-)
………4– Ruth Amelia CLOUSE (1896-1898)
………4– Mary A. CLOUSE (1898-1965)
………sp-James Orlando HEILMAN (1895-1932)
…………5– James HEILMAN (1920-1981)
…………sp-Laura A. BARE (1920-2001)
…………5– Rosemary HEILMAN (1931-)
…………sp-SMITH
…….3– Aaron Jacob BLOOM (1858-1927)
…….sp-Minnie Jane CARTER (1867-1954)
………4– Mable Viola BLOOM (1889-)
………4– Daisy W. BLOOM (1891-)
………4– Gladys J. BLOOM (1894-)
………4– Laura E. BLOOM (1899-)
………sp-Wilson G. CONNERS (1897-)
………4– Ray B. BLOOM (1904-1998)
………sp-Agnes P. MILLER (1912-)
…….3– Ferdinand S. BLOOM (1860-1933)
…….sp-Florence E. YENTZER (1860-1955)
………4– Edgar B. BLOOM (1892-1979)
………sp-Nina KING
………4– Catharine A. BLOOM (1897-1962)
…….3– Rudolph Richard BLOOM (1862-1934)
…….sp-Sarah A. RUEHLE (1867-1950)
………4– Nora C. BLOOM (1893-1973)
………sp-Charles L. EARL
………4– Eva Ellen BLOOM (1899-)
….2– Silas L. HUFFORD (1829-1906)
….sp-Esther MILLER (1832-1897)
…….3– Mary Etta HUFFORD (1860-1941)
…….sp-William Noah SHUMAKER (1854-1941)
………4– Anna E. SHUMAKER (1881-)
………4– Susanna Hazel SHUMAKER (1887-1963)
………4– Lloyd M. SHUMAKER (1895-)
………4– Glen SHUMAKER
…….3– Anna Catherine HUFFORD (1861-1947)
…….sp-Charles Ephriam HART (1862-1948)
………4– Frederick Silas HART (1884-)
………sp-Georgia Addie GACKELER (1882-)
…………5– Donna HART (1908-1978)
…………sp-Harry Frederick LUEBS (1903-1982)
…………5– Dorothy HART (1909-)
…………5– Lillian HART (1911-)
…………5– Georgia Anne HART (1913-)
…………5– Elizabeth “Betty” HART (1915-)
…………5– Virginia HART (1919-)
………4– Ida E. HART (1889-1959)
………4– Charles Ephraim HART, Jr. (1902-1974)
………sp-Ocal (1901-1975)
….2– Melanchton HUFFORD (1832-1852)
….2– Michael William HUFFORD, Jr. (1834-1903)
….sp-Mary Ann MILLER (1838-1875)
…….3– Michael William HUFFORD (1857-1943)
…….sp-Nellie Viola PETITT (1857-1942)
………4– Mabel J. HUFFORD (1881-1956)
………sp-Frank G. JOHNSON (1876-)
………sp-PUTNAM
………sp-William H. KINSLEY (1874-)
…………5– KINSLEY (1909-1909)
…………5– John Delos KINSLEY (1915-1986)
………sp-Harry H. GRAU (1875-1939)
…….3– David Andrew HUFFORD (1858-1941)
…….sp-Celia WHITE (1858-1934)
………4– Rasul Percival Ray HUFFORD (1889-1900)
………4– Hazel Ethel Beatrix HUFFORD (1889-1967)
…….3– Solomon Jacob “Sol” HUFFORD (1862-1940)
…….sp-Minnie August SCHINDLER (1865-1930)
…….3– Nettie Agnes HUFFORD (1868-1909)
…….sp-Jesse S. VALENTINE (1860-)
………4– Winifred M. VALENTINE (1885-1973)
………sp-John H. LANG (1885-)
…………5– Harold V. LANG (1907-1907)
………4– Clara VALENTINE (1890-)
…….sp-Fred H. ALLEN (1863-)
….sp-Catherine C. “Kate” SMITH (1852-1901)
…….3– Charles Franklin HUFFORD (1879-)
…….sp-Alice May KREMER (1881-1934)
………4– Alvin Charles HUFFORD (1899-1973)
………sp-Florence L. WHITEFLEET (1899-1993)
…………5– James C. HUFFORD (1927-1978)
…………5– Thomas Alvin HUFFORD (1930-1992)
………4– Raymond A. HUFFORD (1905-1988)
………sp-Edith B. HOOVER (1907-2006)
…………5– Roger A. HUFFORD
…………5– Richard A. HUFFORD
…………5– Patricia HUFFORD
…………sp-STEVENS
………4– Verne Kendall HUFFORD (1908-1998)
………sp-Hazel Elizabeth DREW (1912-1999)
…………5– David K. HUFFORD
…………5– Douglas L. HUFFORD
………4– Doris HUFFORD (1912-)
…….3– George Joseph HUFFORD (1882-1943)
…….sp-Winnafred ‘Winnie’ PHELPS (1886-1912)
………4– Marvel Dorothy HUFFORD (1904-1987)
………sp-Russell DAVIS (1904-)
………sp-Zacharias Peter KEEGSTRA (1902-1953)
………4– Donna HUFFORD (1907-)
………4– Mervin HUFFORD (1908-)
…….sp-Margaret May WEATHERWAX (1888-)
………4– Kenneth John HUFFORD (1914-1915)
………4– George HUFFORD (1915-)
….2– Amelia HUFFORD (1836-1916)
….sp-Joseph MILLER (1835-1926)
…….3– Sarah Ann “Sadie” MILLER (1858-1946)
…….sp-Alfred Vail WOOD (1853-1933)
………4– Jennie Adelia WOOD (1877-1930)
………sp-August Anton TANDLER (1876-)
…………5– Harold W. TANDLER (1901-1973)
…………sp-Marcia M. BARNES (1905-)
…….3– Florence Catharine MILLER (1859-1920)
…….sp-John George LEHMAN (1856-)
…….3– Charles Alvin MILLER (1869-1940)
…….sp-Miriam Iva BLACKBURN (1870-)
…….sp-Effie J. FOREMAN (1875-)
………4– Jeane F. MILLER (1903-)
…….sp-Alice (1884-)
…….3– Alice M. MILLER ( -1870)
….2– Caroline C. HUFFORD (1837-1890)
….sp-Joseph M. HOUCK (1836-1900)
…….3– George E. HOUCK (1861-1923)
…….3– James A. HOUCK (1866-1932)
…….sp-Nora Cora WRIGHT (1869-1932)
………4– Clyde W. HOUCK (1892-1941)
………sp-Mary Naomi BOYER (1891-1975)
…………5– Carl P. HOUCK (1920-)
…………5– Caroline R. HOUCK (1923-1998)
…………sp-Laurence JORDAN (1913-1991)
………4– Glenn Andrew HOUCK (1894-1969)
………sp-Hazel FESSENDEL (1897-)
………sp-Avis R. HUGGETT (1901-)
…………5– Elizabeth HOUCK (1923-)
………sp-Mary C. RUMOHR (1901-)
….2– Leah Lucretia HUFFORD (1842-1922)
….sp-Fredrick APPENZELLER (1836-1909)
…….3– William H. APPENZELLER (1867-)
…….sp-Harriet A. HARVEY (1866-1944)
…….3– Daisy D. APPENZELLER (1876-1929)
…….sp-Cornelius John SULLIVAN (1865-1935)
…….3– Lula May APPENZELLER (1880-1959)
….2– Rachel HUFFORD (1843-1920)
….sp-Jacob F. NONEMAN (1844-1922)
…….3– Ira NONEMAN (1869-)
…….3– Laurie NONEMAN (1872-)
…….3– Lottie NONEMAN (1874-1900)
….2– Aaron J. HUFFORD (1846-1915)
….sp-Elizabeth Libbie MILLER (1847-1930)
…….3– Ira Gideon HUFFORD (1870-1935)
…….sp-Ida Martha JACOBSON (1874-1911)
………4– Charles Ira “Curly” HUFFORD (1893-1950)
………sp-Ethel (1904-1969)
………sp-Bessie Dougal BUTLER (1906-1986)
………4– Pansy E. HUFFORD (1896-1984)
………sp-John Ernest ROLISON (1895-1974)
…….sp-Mae H. TAYLOR (1873-1933)
…….sp-Jennie Jenkins PRYCE (1873-1938)
…….3– Levi Silas “Lee” HUFFORD (1871-1912)
…….sp-Lidia L. WILLIAMS (1875-)
…….sp-Eleanor Nellie DRISCOLL (1879-1909)
………4– Walter HUFFORD (1901-1912)
………4– Clarence Everett “Huff” HUFFORD, Sr. (1903-1987)
………sp-Theresa Margaret LOCKWOOD aka LOONSFOOT (1910-1995)
…………5– Clarence Everett “Mickey” HUFFORD, Jr. (1933-2001)
…………5– Dorothy Lorraine HUFFORD (1934-1972)
…………sp-Robert E. “Butch” CASPER (1932-2010)
…………sp-Francis J. “Frank” SOKOLOSKI (1921-1975)
…………5– Delores HUFFORD (1936-1936)
………sp-Mary Ellen FITZPATRICK (1922-2006)
…………5– Daniel HUFFORD (1950-1988)
………4– Leo Aaron HUFFORD (1904-1968)
………sp-Ethel (1904-1969)
………4– Harold John Melvin HUFFORD (1906-1988)
………sp-Philomena Helene Phyllis WEBB (1908-2001)
…………5– Roger E. HUFFORD (1928-2006)
…….3– Edward W. HUFFORD (1874-1874)
…….3– Ida L. HUFFORD (1875-1953)
…….sp-William C. PEARL (1875-)
…….sp-Daniel MOYLAN (1883-1955)
…….3– Edwin P. HUFFORD (1878-1879)
….sp-Ella CONKLIN (1848-)
….sp-M. Jennie HARTEL (1857-)
….sp-Luella Mary TROWBRIDGE (1862-)
….2– Charles F. “Charley” HUFFORD (1850-1914)
….sp-Catherine “Kate” MCCARTHY (1851-)
…….3– Franklin “Frank” HUFFORD (1875-1948)
…….sp-Laura B. DUNN (1879-)
…….sp-Elizabeth “Lizzie” BLAZER (1877-1970)
………4– Ira HUFFORD (1903-1983)
………4– Catherine HUFFORD (1907-)

PAGE NOTE: Michael Hufford, Sr., is on page 172 of the 1909 HUFFORD FAMILY HISTORY.

Aaron Hufford vs. the railroad

Here’s a Hufford who helped to make the law:

Jackson Citizen; Feb. 15, 1887
Railroad Rules and Rights of Passengers
On Sept. 19, 1882, Aaron Hufford purchased a ticket at Manton, a station of the main line of the Grand Rapids & Indiana railroad, which the agent represented was good for a ride to Traverse City.  The ticket was part of an excursion ticket, good when first issued from Sturgis to Traverse City, and after purchasing it, Hufford, noticing that it was not like the tickets he had been accustomed to purchase, asked the agent if it was good, and was assured that it was.  He thereupon entered the cars, which moved off for Walton junction, nine miles north of Manton.  On presenting his ticket to the conductor, he was informed that he could not receive it for fare, whereupon Hufford stated to the conductor the facts as to its purchase and the statements of the agent, and refused to pay the fare a second time.  The conductor said the rules of the company would not allow him to take it and said he should put him off if he did not pay to the junction.  He [Hufford] then paid under protest and brought suit against the company. The supreme court has just decided in his favor.  The company was bound by the act of its agent and the conductor, on being apprised of the facts, should have allowed the man to ride.  People are not required to know what rules are made by a railroad company to govern its agents and employees, and cannot lose their rights in consequence of them.

Case is Hufford v. Grand Rapids & Indiana R’y Co., 64 Mich. 631, 31 N. W. Rep. 544.
Rule: Passengers on railroad trains are not presumed to know the rules and regulations which are made for the guidance of the conductors and other employes of railroad companies as to the internal affairs of the company, nor are they required to know them.

Aaron Hufford was son of Michael, son of Casper, son of Christian b. 1716 in Schwaigern, Germany.  Aaron was a traveling salesman.  He was the father of five children.  He married in 1868.  Before 1880, two sons had died, and he’d been taken to jail for a few days because he had tried to take custody of his young daughter from his ex-wife.  Aaron didn’t win many fights in his life, but he won the fight with the railroad.

He’s on page 177 of the 1909 Hufford Family History.  Here’s his page at findagrave.com: Aaron Hufford (1846-1915).