IMPORTANT CLUE:I was searching the MD State Archives for information re my HUFF/HOFF/HOUGH/HAUGH/HOCH/HOCK/HOOF/HOOK etc. family and found this record of a land transaction:
1819-1823 Grantors:CHRISTIAN ADRIAN and LUKE TIERNAN to Grantee:JOSEPH HOOK
I am looking at all names in various deeds to possibly find a family connection/family name of Rachel, wife of John Huff, who was born PA 1791, and is buried in Littlestown, PA, Mt. Carmel Cemetery.I hope that this can help you - he was definitely IN MD!I did not complete my research, as time ran out.Be glad to look for more when I go back there again.Let me know.Also, there were/are Reifsniders in Westminster, MD.