William Ellison Huffman

16 August 1818–30 March 1869 (Age 50)
Barren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Ellison

When William Ellison Huffman was born on 16 August 1818, in Barren, Kentucky, United States, his father, Teter Huffman, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Edwards, was 28. He married Mary Ann Hay on 31 August 1846. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Green, Kentucky, United States in 1860. He died on 30 March 1869, at the age of 50, and was buried in Thompson Cemetery, Green, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Ellison Huffman
1818–1869
Elizabeth Hedgepeth
1834–
Marriage: 12 September 1855
Elizabeth Jane Huffman
1856–1920
James Thomas Huffman
1859–1913
Samuel Grant Huffman
1863–1944

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 September 1855
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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · First Commercial Oil Well Opens

Age 1

In 1819, in McCreary County, Kentucky along Cumberland River was the site of the first commercial oil well.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 14

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Hoffmann .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William E Huffman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William E Hufman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eleson Huffman in entry for James T. Huffman, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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