To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Subject: Re: Amos Virginia Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 17:07:10 -0400 From: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Larry and roundtable;
In the transcribed online 1810 census for Washington Co., OH Fearing Township was:John Hoff and 2 sons under 10, 1 male 16 - 45, 3 females under 10 and one female 26-45.
The 1820 censusTruro Parish, Fairfax, VA for Amos Hoof:1 male (10-15 could be John H. Hoff age 13) 1 male (16-25 could be Powell age 19) 1 male 45 + (Amos was 45),1 female under 10, 1 female 45 + (Prudence was 45).
So it looks like it could go either way but looking at the tax lists Amos isn't out of the picture as the father for the reasons you stated.You have done some amazing work and we are indebted to you.Hope you don't get burned out on these Hoffs!
-----Original Message----- From: LARRY HUFF To: Diane Long ; John Scott Hoff ; jo brittain Sent: Fri, Sep 10, 2010 7:22 pm Subject: RE: Amos Virginia
Lady Di, when we first found the Jonathan Hoff in 1810 Fairfax county Virginia I thought it was John F. and Elizabeth Duncan.
John F. and Elizabeth Duncan spent alot of time in Faquier County Virginia with Enoch and Nancy Duncan. It is very possible that they did travel to Fairfax county and then Washington County Ohio and be shown on both 1810 census but I would think this is not the case.
What the Virginia tax lists proved is that all the planets line up to give Amos the OPPORTUNITY to stay in the hunt for Powell's father. Notsaying that Amos was, but it sure does not eliminate him in any way .
Amos is found from 1817 when I told my buddy to start his search for every year until hisleaving in 1823 and we checked every year in both Prince William and Fairfax county from 1823 until 1828 without Amos being found in either county again, means Amos did bring his sons there to Washington County Ohio prior to Powell marrying in 1824.
In 1817 at the time of the tax man coming to the house , Amos has no sons over 16 years old and then in 1818 one of the males has turned 16 (which means this male was born 1801-1802) and Amos had to pay tax on himself and this male over 16 years old.
The sons never were named on the tax lists (shucks !) in Virginia but these tax lists give Amos every opportunity and option he needed to be the father of Powell born 1801.
He had a son of Powell's birth ageand he came to Washington County Ohio in 1823 (or at least had started that way ) 1 year before Powell married Martha Brewster.
When you add in that Powell born 1801 cannot be found in John F. Hoff's widow home in 1820 or listed on the census as a head of his own household, if most unrelated researcherswere shown the Virginia tax lists , Powell's birth Year, the census of 1820 Washington County Ohio and the remnants of John F. Hoff household , assume theyknow nothing else about a Hoff at all and asked him who was the most likely father ofPowell born 1801 , what would the vast majority of them say ?
That was what I meant about the tax lists being sugestive BUT not conclusive.
Washington County Ohio records if found will tell the tale . I tryed to read Amos out of the mix in Virginia and the documents will not allow that, in fact they strengthen the case for Amos being the father.
Wish they had told us more, but we use what has survived without question and look somewhere else.
I will send you folks the originals when I receive them.