Powell Hoff (II) and wife, Prudence Sutton, prior to them arriving in Virginia before the Revolutionary War was likely in the town of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey. Old Jonas Sutton, the father-in-law of POWELL (II) and father of PRUDENCE SUTTON was rooted and grounded there during most of if not all of his life.I suspect there should be something to find in Amwell about the marriage and perhaps the birth of POWELL HOFF (II) there.He would hav e been born around 1770.
Here is a bounty he placed on a thief in 1762 and we know he was still living in Amwell when he died, and when he died in 1816 in York Co., SC, he left his will dated 1797.
Your buddy, Larry Huff
Seventeen Pounds Reward New Jersey Colonial Documents: Newspaper Extracts, New Jersey Archives, 1st Series Vol. XXIV, vol. V - 1762-1765, p. 91. From The Pennsylvania Gazatte, No. 1764, October 14, 1762.
"Whereas a certain John Zenger came to the Dwelling house of Jonas Sutton, in the Township of Amwell, Hunterdon County, and Province of West-New-Jersey, and in a false and fraudulent manner, obtained from him a Woman's Side-Saddle and Bridle, under Pretence of borrowing them for his Aunt to ride on, who was an aged woman in the neighbourhood, with whom said Zenger lived, but he, fraudulently intending, did, in the Night of the 20th of September last, abscond himself from his Uncle's, which was his usual Place of Abode, and has taken his wife, and said saddle and bridle with him. Whoever will take up said John Zenger, and secure him in the Jail of the County aforesaid, shall receive the above Reward of Seventeen Pounds, paid by me Jonas Sutton"
Researched by LARRY HUFF, and posted on 29 Jan 2012 by JOHN SCOTT HOFF