HUFFORD Genealogy

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Descendants of Hans HOFFART, b. 1554 in Schwaigern, Germany. One descendant was Christian HOFFART, b. 1716 in Schwaigern, d. 1788 in Maryland. In 1909, a descendant published "The Hufford Family History." This database attempts to include all descendants listed in that book and attempts to include all other descendants. Full GEDCOM may be downloaded.

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  • ID: I314
  • Name: Christian HOFFART
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 5 JUL 1716 in Schwaigern,Neckar,Wurtemburg,Germany
  • Death: 1788 in MonacacyManor,Frederick Co.,Maryland
  • Note:
    Appears in church records of Lutheran Church in Schwaigern,
    Neckar, Wurttemburg, Germany. This is according to information which appeared
    in Florence Grove Woods' "Hufford Family Research and Records," Vol. 1, No. 1,
    Jan. 1983. Contributed to newsletter by Shirley A. Hufford Hegeman, a
    descendant of Casper's brother Phillip. Mrs. Hegeman is a professional
    researcher and retired legal secretary whose address is 64 Woodside Ave.,
    Oneonta, NY 13820.
  • Note:
    WILL: Frederick County, MD, Register of Wills: Will Book GM #2, pp.
    289-290. All seventeen children named in will.
  • Note:
    DAR: Established as Revolutionary War "Patriot" by the Daughters of the
    American Revolution. Christian's Patriot number is A-056231. This researcher
    is a member of the DAR and came in on Christian's line; her DAR National number
    is 893094. She descends from Christian's son Casper's son Abraham's son
    Andrew's daughter Elizabeth's daugher Sarah Catherine's son George Irvin's son
  • Note:
    LAND: From "Maryland Records, Vol. II," by G. M. Brumbaugh, Genealogical
    Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1967, page 56:
    "No. 64. Leased Novr. 4, 1762 to Christian HUFFERD for 21 years: 10 acres."
    The owner of the land was the royal Lord Baltimore. The land was being managed
    by a governor appointed by the English Lord. The land in Monocacy Manor was
    not available for purchase so farmers signed long term leases on various plots
    of land. After the Revolutionary War, the Maryland General Assembly took
    possession of the land because it had been owned by a British Lord who
    obviously sided with the British in the war. The long term leases were voided,
    and the land was divided and sold. The book "History of Western Maryland, Vol.
    I," by J. Thomas Scharf, published 1968, notes that 193 acres of land on which
    Christian Hufferd had a long-term lease was sold 10-Oct-1781 to Maj. Davidson
    for 1,300 pounds. The major was able to pay with army pay certificates which he
    had been granted as a soldier of the "Maryland line." From "Poverty in a Land
    of Plenty, Tenancy in Eighteenth Century Maryland," by Gregory A. Stiverson,
    1977: "The auction of the Manor was held at Grost's Tavern in Frederick Town on
    September 10, 1782, and the tenants who assembled fo the sale, many of whom
    were first generation German immigrants who had worked hard improving their
    leaseholds, must have been appalled at the number of high-ranking army officers
    and affluent storekeepers who had come to bid against them for their land.
    Monocacy tenants were among the most prosperous of any on the proprietary
    manors, and yet few could hope to compete with men who could pay for land with
    certificates that had been acquired for only a fration of face value."
  • Note:
    According to well-respected Brethren genealogist and historian Merle C. RUMMEL
    (author of "Four Mile Community), regarding the American Revolution, "The
    Brethren read the Bible to say that they should support the King, as legal
    ruler of the land. Many felt a personal gratitude to the King, for providing
    them a refuge from the horrors of the destruction of war in Germany. They also
    believed in pacifism, not fighting, due to their background in Germany. The
    result was persecution, which had a long lasting effect on the church, and
    changed the pattern of church life. While many youth succumbed to the pressures
    of their peers, and joined the local militia, and even the Continental Line,
    most of the Brethren refused to be part of the military action. Instead, as
    battles were fought locally, they did medical and humanitarian work. Many sold
    food to Armies in the locale. (Some major Brethren leaders are accredited DAR
    recognition for this.)"

    Father: Hans Jorich HOFFART b: 15 FEB 1674 in Schwaigern,Neckar,Wurtemburg,Germany
    Mother: Anna Margaretha MOST b: 7 SEP 1675 in Germany

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth KEIM b: FEB 1723 in Oley Valley,Berks Co.,Pennsylvania c: 25 DEC 1752 in St. Michaels Ch.,Germantown,Philadelphia Co.,Pennsylvania
    • Divorced: N
    1. Has Children Christian HOFFART b: 12 JUL 1746 in New Hanover,Montgomery Co.,Pennsylvania c: 5 OCT 1746 in Lutheran Church,New Hanover,Montgomery Co.,Pennsylvania
    2. Has Children Christina HOFFART b: 1749
    3. Has Children Philip HOFFART b: 3 SEP 1750
    4. Has Children Anna Margareth HOFFART b: ABT OCT 1752 in ,Pennsylvania c: 25 DEC 1752 in St. Michaels Ch.,Germantown,Philadelphia Co.,Pennsylvania
    5. Has Children Daniel HOFFART b: ABT 1755 in Montgomery Co.,Pennsylvania
    6. Has Children John HOFFART b: ABT 1758 in Whitpain Twp.,Montgomery Co.,Pennsylvania
    7. Has Children Casper HOFFERT b: 31 AUG 1762 in Frederick Co.,Maryland

    Marriage 2 Anna Catharine
    • Married: ABT 1764
    1. Has Children Anna Catharina HOFFART b: 1764 in Frederick Co.,MD
    2. Has Children George Jorick HOFFART b: 1766 in Frederick Co.,Maryland
    3. Has Children Elizabeth HOFFART b: 20 DEC 1767 in Frederick Co.,Maryland c: 4 JUL 1768 in Rocky Hill Luth.,Woodsboro,Frederick Co.,MD
    4. Has Children Adam HUFFORD b: 30 MAY 1769 in Frederick Co.,Maryland c: 30 JUL 1769 in Rocky Hill Luth.,Woodsboro,Frederick Co.,Maryland
    5. Has No Children Hannah HOFFART b: 12 APR 1771 in Frederick Co.,MD c: 29 JUL 1771 in Rocky Hill Luth.,Woodsboro,Frederick Co.,MD
    6. Has Children Jacob HUFFORD b: 14 NOV 1772 in Woodsboro,Frederick Co.,Maryland c: 21 MAY 1773 in Rocky Hill Luth.,Woodsboro,Frederick Co.,MD
    7. Has No Children Susanna HOFFART b: 12 OCT 1774 in Woodsboro,Frederick Co.,MD c: 25 FEB 1775 in Rocky Hill Luth.,Woodsboro,Frederick Co.,MD
    8. Has No Children Johanna Magdalena HOFFART b: 10 OCT 1776 in Frederick Co.,MD c: 25 MAR 1777 in Rocky Hill Luth.,Woodsboro,Frederick Co.,MD
    9. Has Children Rebecca HOFFART b: 3 JUN 1779 in Frederick Co.,Maryland
    10. Has Children Barbara HOFFART b: 5 JUN 1780 in Frederick Co.,MD

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    Deserving credit for this database are Franklin Pierce Hoffart (1858-1931), Abraham Hufford (1836-1920), Donald Robert Singleton (1918-1995), Florence Grove Woods (1936-1991), Barry Wood, Shirley Hufford Hegeman, Conni Riley, and others.

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