Dear Fellow Pendletonites,
I am in the process of writing the history of the Huffmans of Pendleton County mostly those that lived on Huffman Mountain or Hoffman Ridge Pendleton County both the same location. I have hit a brick wall and would appreciate your help. I am trying to identify the father of James Madison Huffman born 1813 Pendleton County WV and died in 1883 also P.C. WV. His mother was Mary Catherine Huffman/Hoffman d. of Christian Hoffman/Huffman. Se was born in Bath County VA 1792-1795 and died 1851 in De Witt County Ill. She married Adam Helmick 1815. James may very well have been born out of wedlock as he carried on his mother's maiden name and was'nt given his step father's last name (Helmick). Whatever info. you could provide would be appreciated.
John Huffman g.g. grandson of James Madison Huffman