In household 380, we see John H Acuff age 39, whom I believe is the Rev. John H. (Hutcheson) Acuff, ex-husband OR widower of Matilda Emily BILLINGSLY ACUFF, from whom, I understand from some researchers, he was divorced in Mar 1847 in Pikeville, Bledsoe Co., TN.The 66-year-old Nancy in that household is, I believe, Nancy HUTCHESON ACUFF born 1786, John H's mother and widow of John's father James William (Watson?) ACUFF born 4 Mar 1791, possibly in VA.John H's grandparents and James William's parents are, I believe, John ACUFF Jr born 1 Jan 1768 in Henry County, VA, and Nancy Watson Acuff born 21 Dec 1767 in Henry County, VA.
In household 382, we see Nicholas Acuff age 47, with wife Rebecca and children Silas, Matilda E. ACUFF, Mary Ann "Annie" ACUFF, and other family members Burton age 22 with probable wife Serena age 19.Nicholas is, I believe, ALSO a son of John ACUFF Jr born 1 Jan 1768 in Henry County, VA, and Nancy Watson Acuff born 21 Dec 1767 in Henry County, VA.This would make Nicholas the brother-in-law of 66-year-old Nancy HUTCHESON ACUFF in household 380.
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NOW for the big question.Right smack dab in between John H and Nicholas's households, in household 381, is Elizabeth Brock, age 48, born in VA just like Nicholas and Nancy, just one year older than Nicholas, with her children Lehigh (Elihu), Martha, and Evander.She has two more sons with households in the area - William in household 360 and James in household 375.
Now I know that John Acuff Jr and Nancy Watson Acuff had a daughter named Elizabeth... CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME IF THIS IS HER??????????????Is there any sort of evidence anywhere, other than immediate location in the vicinity, that this Elizabeth Brock is the sister of Nicholas Acuff, the sister-in-law of Nancy Watson Acuff, and the daughter of John Acuff Jr and Nancy Watson?
Elizabeth is my 4th gr-grandmother, and her son William in household 360 is my 3rd gr-grandfather.I look forward to hearing from anyone who may be familiar with this family, and who may have any hint as to whether Elizabeth is actually an Acuff by birth.