from HISTORY OF CARROLL COUNTY INDIANA: ITS PEOPLE, INDUSTRIES AND INSTITUTIONS, by John C. Odell, published in 1916
Among the families of Carroll county, Indiana, whose members have worthily discharged their duties to their neighbors and their fellows, no family takes higher rank than the Huffords, who are today prominently identified with the agricultural and business life of the county. For three-quarters of a century the members of this family have stood for all that is wise and good in the business, educational, moral and social life of the county, and have wielded a potent influence for the development of the county. David Hufford, a retired farmer of Clay township, who represents the second generation of the family in this county and who occupies the farm his father entered from the government, is a citizen of wide influence in this community.
David Hufford was born in the house where he now lives in Clay township on September 17, 1837, and is the son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Plank) Hufford, the former of whom was born in the Old Dominion state and the latter in Maryland. They moved to Ohio with their parents and grew up there. They were married in the Buckeye state and had twelve children, all of whom were born in Ohio except the last three, who were born in Carroll county, Indiana. They moved to Carroll county in 1833 and settled on the farm where David Hufford now lives, having entered the land in 1828 which Mr. Hufford owns. He has the original patent for the land given to his father by the government. Only two of the twelve children, David, the subject of this sketch, and a sister, the widow of Noah Gochnauer, are now living. The latter is a resident of Ross township and is eighty-two years old. The late Abraham Hufford left each of his eleven children, one having died in infancy, one hundred and sixty acres of land. He died in May, 1859, and his wife in October, 1882. They were both members of the Dunkard church.
David Hufford received a common-school education in the district schools of Clay township and, after having lived at home with his parents during his boyhood and young manhood, was married on December 4, 1864, to Susan Beery, a daughter of Jonas and Catherine (Stoneburner) Beery, the former of whom came to Carroll county from Ohio. Susan Beery was born in Hockin county, Ohio. Her parents both died in the Buckeye state.
Mr. and Mrs. David Hufford have had ten children, eight of whom are living. Mary is the wife of Jacob Hetrick [Hedderich], of near Rossville, Clinton county, Indiana; Catherine died in middle age; Eldo lives in Los Angeles, California; Joshua is a resident of Rossville, Indiana; Eliza is at home; William lives on the farm in Clinton county and operates the home place; Edward died at the age of thirteen years; Jennie is at home; Irvin lives in Frankfort, Indiana; Vernon lives at home and assists in the operation of the home farm.
Mr. Hufford owns two hundred and forty-four acres of land, of which two hundred and thirty acres are in Carroll county and the balance in Clinton county. The land has all been cleared by members of the Hufford family. When the late Abraham Hufford entered the land it was covered with timber. Deer and turkey were plentiful and roamed the woods.
During the past five years Mr. Hufford has been living retired. He and his good wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on December 4, 1914. Both are devout members of the United Brethren church, arid Mr. Hufford is a stanch Democrat.
NOTE: Page 94 of the 1909 HUFFORD FAMILY HISTORY.
Susannah Beery Hufford
1843–1918 (m. 1864)
Margaret Rebecca Hufford Cripe
Susanna Hufford Iman
Mary Hufford Henricks
Hannah Hufford Mellinger
1829 – unknown
Elizabeth Hufford Gochenour
Mary Elizabeth Hufford Hedderich
Mahala C. Hufford
Eldo Eli Hufford
Joshua Jonah Hufford
Eliza Ellen Hufford
William Henry Hufford
Edwin W. Hufford
Irwin Ward Hufford
Vernon David Hufford
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