Thanks to some great, recent proof-positive DNA testing, and some outstanding paper-proven genealogical research and "sleuthing" by my cousin, LARRY HUFF (of Frankfort, KY) and DIANE LONG (Santa Barbara), I am now satisfied that "my" POWELL HOFF's (1801 VA-1872 IA) father was AMOS HOFF (1775 VA-1855 IA), and that his father was a POWEL/POWELL HOFF/HUFF of Turkey Creek, York Co., SC (1746-1816).
I visited the area a month ago, and there are no traces of where ever the POWEL HUFF & PRUDENCE SUTTON family lived on "Turkey Creek" (about ten miles long flowing SSE from York, completely overgrown - with lots of "no trespassing signs!), or any indication where on this small water course the might have lived.I also could find no HOFF headstones in the older local cemeteries, either.
Regarding the JOHN HOFF (a/k/a JONATHAN F. HOFF)(1775-1812) son of the Rev. DANIEL HOFF and SOPHIA MOFFETT HOFF, who came from Pr. William Co., VA, migrating in 1805 to OH (who I believed for 10+ years was father of POWELL HOFF (1801-1872) & my 3XG grandfather), I formerly believed that he was the father of "my" POWELL HOFF (my 2XG grandfather); but I have since been persuaded that AMOS HOFF, son of the York Co. POWEL HUFF was "the guy".
My direct verticle line is thus as follows:
1.JOHN SCOTT HOFF (1946 Des Moines, IA - Now living & working in Chicago, age 66) (2 children and 1 grandchild) 2.JOHN RICHARD HOFF (1909-1970 DSM, IA) - my father & VALETTA F. SCOTT (1912-2009) mother. 3.JOHN CASSIUS HOFF (1875 IA-1960 DSM, IA) - Grandfather,Wife:MABEL MINA TENNANT, Md. 1904 O'Brien Co, IA. 4.JOHN H. HOFF (1830 OH-1909 IA) - my 1XG Grandfather, W: MARY ANN AKIN (1833-1907) 5.POWELL HOFF (1801 Pr. Wm. Co., VA-1972 DSM, IA), - my 2XG granfather.W; MARTHA BREWSTER (1802 NY-1892 DSM, IA) 6.AMOS HOFF (1775 VA-1855 IA) - my 3XG grandfather, W;PRUDENCE ?HOFF 7.POWEL/POWELL HUFF/HOFF (1747-1816 York Co., SC).
Any cousins from this HOFF/HUFF line out there?Please write, if so.I am trying to connect & confirm the "up stream" line back to the "Dutch" DERRICK HOFF line from NJ/NY. Best regards, /S/ "Cousin" JOHN HOFF
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