I appreciate the information and possible places to search if I hit "deadend"
I really have to get to Athens Co and Washington since I know that Joseph died in Athens co and his one brother John Wesley Hufford died in Washington Co.I now have death dates on both and have been to John Wesley's grave site.
I truly believe that Joseph's parents were George Hufford and Esther(Hester)I find the 2 older boys were a George(rather hard to write) and Hester Hufford.Hester or Esther then shows up 1860 census,Warren twp Washington Co, Ohio married to Charles Turril.I found graves at Rockland Cemetery, Washington Co Ohio for John Wesley Hufford Mqy 31-1845 - Mar 1907 and his wife Harriet Vaugh 28 Setp 1838 - 13 Aug 1909.Also Esther Turrell 16 Oct 1827 - 28 mar 1918.This 3 flat/surface stones are with large upright Hufford stone.My father remembers going with his father to these graves so I know they are the right ones. If Joseph's death certificate doesn't list his parents, I hope his brother John Wesley's will.He was older when his father died and I believe that Esther is their mother.My dad also, remembers hearing about his uncle Ham- this should be William Hamilton Hufford who was born about 1848?possibly in Guernsey Co., Oh.The story is that he killed/or tried to kill someone and left the area?
Always good to hear from you and I do appreciate the information.I will keep in touch.You can do direct email to me if you like.