I’ll post a follow up because it also involves my ancestors.
I’m not aware that Arnold Hovey dwelled on the subject since he stated he wasn’t able to gather enough information to support a conclusion, and he simply made a selection.A selection that really had nothing to do with his following research, anyway.
Since multiple family records tell us that Amos was our ancestor, there’s really no question.And I feel certain Arnold would accept those records if he were exposed to them.
It may simplify this more in pointing out that there seems to be no record of a John F. Hoff during the time of concern.The question involves only Jonathan F. Hoff and Amos Hoff.
We’re also aware that Jonathan did not involve himself with Powell, as did Amos who was a part of Powell’s family to the time of his own death.Eighty years!