Hi Lady Di and John Scott Hoff,Thursday, 8 March 2012
I don't know the answer yet to these following records yet but hopefully we can find out as more documents are found.
Here are couple of more pieces of information to add to the research.
Ole Amos was named as a defendant in lawsuit just after he left Fairfax county . He really did not have much to do with it and it is 226 pages long over a 25 year period . He had owed a man 100.00 and had transferred this legal debt/lien to a Lewis fellow . This man who had assumed the debt not long after Amos left for Washington county Ohio declared insolvency and swore the oath in court to that effect . In todays terms we would call it bankruptcy .
Amos was not in any way, shape or form in trouble but the court wished to question him about the transfer of the lein and the worth he received for the transfer . I have a couple of the original published newpaper clippings and the original court files but alas Amos wife eluded being named in the case at all, once again we are foiled !!
In regards to the Mary Huff in Peoria of 1850 there is yet another possible answer for her.
Amos had a proven by court records brother named Jonas Hoff. He is likely the first of Amos siblings to marry but it is unknown who his wife was . He goes missing from the records in 1804 southern Virginia.
On the 1820 census of Fairfax county Virginia if you look for Amos Hoof you will find on the same page a Polly (nickname for Mary) Hooff with her own household.
Was she the niece of ole Amos running a household ?? I suspect she is the Mary Huff of Peoria but her exact connection to Amos is a mystery to me so far
There will eventually be a connection found between this Polly Hooff of 1820 Fairfax county Virginia and Amos.