Huffines, Daniel Harrison

Birth Name Huffines, Daniel Harrison
Gender male
Age at Death about 55 years


1850 Jackson Co "Daniel H Buphines" 1826 TN
1860 Jackson Co "Daniel Kewfhus" 1818 TN (birthyear illegible)
1870 Jackson Co "D H Huffhines" 1822 TN
1880 Lynn, Posey Co, IN "Daniel Huffhine" age 50 ( or born 1830 ) TN

kdd: "Since Daniel and Sarah were married young, probably in Jackson County, TN (so their divorce case says), I am assuming he is the son of one of the 3 Huffines brothers who moved there from NC - Adam, Daniel, or William. Known offspring of these three do not account for one son of Adam and 2 sons of William. In addition Daniel's first son was named William, so I conclude William b.1790 NC is the most likely father of Daniel H." ==> Now in 2020, Daniel's 3rd marriage record confirms who his parents were.

Sarah says she is divorced in the 1880 US Census.
"1873 - Jackson County, Tennessee Chancery Court Loose Records - Rolls 43-130 - J. W. CARVER vs D. H. HUFFINES" [Only Daniel had initials "D H Huffines" in Jackson County]
"23 Dec. 1871.
. . . he and defendant built a gristmill in Jackson Co. on Wartrace Creek in partnership in the year 1869 . . .
The defendant is refusing to pay the complainant his share of the proceeds. Also there is a dispute about sharing of costs."

US Civil War Soldier? Numerous Huffines from Jackson Co, TN served in 8th Regiment, TN Cavalry. One is "Daniel B Huffine" who could be Daniel Huffines b. 1848 Jackson Co, TN, but in family trees, he is "Daniel Marion Huffines" and did not serve in the Civil War. Also another "Daniel B Huffine" b.1787 NC came to Jackson Co, TN (I believe he is Daniel H's uncle). Veteran application from Daniel B Huffine who served in the 8th TN Cavalry indicates he was from Johnson City, Washington Co, TN.

No record online of Daniel or Elizabeth after 1880. Very odd ref tho to "D.H. Huffines" of Gainesboro is a Licentiate at Sparta, TN Presbytery (pg.286) in 1894. Only known Daniel's there in 1880/1900 are Daniel Asbury Huffines and Daniel Frank Huffines. Sparta in White Co, TN. Especially curious since his brother Elisha was a minister.,+D+H%22
The 1900 Assembly however mentions only D F Huffines of Highland,TN in Sparta Presbytery.

Final reference is the marriage of Daniel and Susan Davis 1883 in Hamilton Co, IL. The record books - and probably other county records - are not online. Susan Davis was a widower in the 1900 census.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1828 Tennessee, USA    
Event Note

Age 47 at time of 2nd marriage 6 Aug 1874

Death between 1883 and 1891 Hamilton, IL    
Event Note

Julia is a widow in the 1880 census living with her brother, and D H does not appear in the 1880 mortality schedule. He remarried in 1880 and again in 1883. His last known wife, Susan Davis, is a widower in the 1900 census.

Possible match -
"D H Huffhines" buried in the state hospital in Farmington, St Francois, Missouri, grave 246 section 7 ( no date )
, but shows up in MO Death Certs as D A Huffines b~1851 d.02-11-1916 of TB.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Huffhines, Williambetween 1790 and 1800before 1850
Mother Smith, Margaretbetween 1790 and 1800before 1840
    Sister     Huffines, Elizabeth 1824 after 1880
    Brother     Huffines, Elisha Almar 1826-10-16 1897-01-13
         Huffines, Daniel Harrison about 1828 between 1883 and 1891
    Sister     Huffines, Martha C about 1830 before 1900
    Brother     Huffines, William G. 1831 after 1855
    Sister     Huffines, Milly 1837 after 1850
    Sister     Huffhines, Louisa Elizabeth about 1844


Family of Huffines, Daniel Harrison and Davenport, Sarah Jane

Married Wife Davenport, Sarah Jane ( * 1828-07-00 + after 1883 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1845 Jackson, TN Marriage of Huffines, Daniel H. and Davenport, Sarah Jane  
Event Note

only reference is divorce proceedings

Divorce 1872-09-16 Jackson, TN    
Event Note


Certificate Number: 9145
Deceased Name: Miles J. Huffines
Date of Birth: 4 Feb 1865
Place of Birth: TN
Date of Death: 20 Apr 1937
Father: Danual Huffines
Place of Birth: TN
Mother: Jane Davenport <---!!!
Place of Birth: Jackson County
Spouse: Alice Huffines
Cemetery: Draper Cemetery

death cert of Tom Edna Huffines also confirms parents were Daniel Huffines and Jane Davenport
death cert of Alexander Huffines has parents Daniel Huffine and Davenport

CIRCUIT, 1872.


12 Aug. 1872.

. . . she and the defendant intermarried with each other in Jackson Co.TN many years ago, about the year 1845 and lived together enjoying a reasonable degree of happiness for several years. They have continuously resided in Jackson Co. TN from the time of their said marriage to the present and have raised a family of eleven children, or partly raised them. Five of said children are of lawful age and married, the balance, to wit, Daniel F., Jessee J., Demorsa Angeline, Alexander, Sydney S., Thomas E., Nancy E., Almedia & Miles J. Hufhines, aged respectively in the order of their names above, 20 - 18 - 16 - 14 - 12 - 10 - 5 - 3 & 8 years, being minors and residing with complainant.

Summary: about four years ago, defendant accused complainant of adultery with almost every man in the neighborhood, then abandoned her for a few days. He returned and continued to live with complainant until June 1871 when he again abandoned complainant and they have not lived together since. Since then, he has refused to provide any support for her or the children. She accuses her husband of adultery with "divers wicked, lewd and base women, to wit, one Jane Braswell, one Sibby Cowan and Hannah Cowan." -bp.

Complainant further charges that she and defendant are possessed of the following property situated in Jackson Co. TN, to wit, about 2/3 of an acre of land in Civil District No. 3 on Wartrace creek and the mill thereon or 1/3 of said mill, being the same that is owned by the defendant and J. W. Carver jointly.

She asks for divorce, custody of the children and all real and personal property. -bp.

FINAL DECREE. 16 Sept. 1872. Divorce granted.

Custody of the children is to be with complainant, all property is to go to complainant. Court costs are to be paid by defendant, enough property is to be sold to pay the lawyer. -bp.

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT of James W. Carver against Daniel H. Hufhines, both of Jackson Co. TN.
23 Dec. 1871.

"...Daniel H. Huffines sold to Harvey H. Draper for $1.00 to me paid, the other consideration hereinafter mentioned, certain tracts of land in the State of TN, Jackson County in District No. 2 on the waters of Indian Creek lying on a branch called the Hammon Branch adjoining the lands of Andrew Mosley on the north, also bounded by the lands of Samuel Sloan on the east, on the south by lands of Andrew Cowen, bounded on the west by the land of Thomas Bryant and others, being all the land that the said Daniel Huffines owns in the said county which includes the house and farm where the said Daniel H. Huffines now lives, supposed to contain 200 acres."

==> Sarah Davenport in 1880 Census: 20 acres improved land/15 unimproved.

Family Residing in:
1850 Census TN > Jackson > District 4 as "Buphines"
1860 Census TN > Jackson > District 3 as "Kewfhus"
1870 Census TN > Jackson > District 3 as "Huffhines"
1880 Census TN > Jackson > District 3 as "Hufhines"
1891 Male Voters in District 3: S S Hufhines, M J Hufhines, T E Hufhines

Daniel H 24
Jane 21
Sarah E 2
William B 3/12 (July, 1850)
Daniel 42
Sarah 31
Sarah 12
William 10
Daniel 8
Jesse 7
Demorsay 5
Alexander 1
D H Huffhines 48
Jane S 43
William H 20
Mary J 16 (might be William's wife?)
Daniel F 17
Jesse E 16
Angelina 14 (Demorsa)
Alexander 13
Sidney S 10
Thomas E 7
Milus J 5
Nancy E 2
1872 (Divorce Case)__+ 2 others married: William & Sarah?
Daniel F 20
Jesse J 18
Demorsa Angeline 16
Alexander 14
Sydney S 12
Thomas E 10
Miles J 8
Nancy E 5
Almedia 3
Sarah J. Hufhines 50
Sidney S. 18
Thomas E. 16
Milas J. 14
Nancy E. 12
Almeda J. 10

1862 Tax Valuation has a "Daniel Huffines" with 125 acres and $720 valuation, fined $2.52
(the second Daniel Huffines lives near other Huffines in another branch)

Name Birth Date Death Date
Huffines, Sarah Elizabeth1847-10-241913-01-01
Huffines, William Howard?1850-02-041896-10-23
Huffines, Daniel Frank1854-07-00after 1910
Huffines, Jesse Ellis1854-08-041923-02-11
Huffines, Denorsey Angeline1857-04-211891-06-18
Huffines, Alexander C.Z.1857-11-201926-07-23
Huffines, Sidney Samuel1861-11-041905-05-09
Huffines, Thomas Edna1863-12-001920-03-31
Huffines, Miles J.1865-02-041937-04-20
Huffines, Nancy E.1868after 1880
Huffines, Almedia J.1870-10-281912-04-28

Family of Huffines, Daniel Harrison and Rowland, Julia Ann

Married Wife Rowland, Julia Ann ( * 1850-12-19 + 1921-11-14 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1874-08-11 Williamson, IL   1a
Event Note


marriage cert of 6 Aug 1874 witness Wm A Huffine.

"One connection could possibly be D. H. Huffine of Jackson Co. TN. In 1873 his wife divorced him. There is a D. H. Huffine who then married Julie Roland in Williamson Co. IL in 1874. William A. Huffine was the affiant on their marriage license. If it's the same D.H., possibly he came to Williamson Co. due to relatationship to William A. and Martha."

1880 United States Federal Census about Julia A. Herwines
Name: Julia A. Herwines
Age: 29
Birth Year: abt 1851
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1880: Southern, Williamson, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Sister
Marital Status: Widowed
Name Age
Isaac P. Rollen 23
Julia A. Herwines 29
Margaret J. Rollen 15
Ervin Rollen 9
Viola Hervines 8

Name Birth Date Death Date
Huffines, Violaabout 1872between 1896 and 1898

Family of Huffines, Daniel Harrison and Faulkner, Sarah Elizabeth

Married Wife Faulkner, Sarah Elizabeth ( * 1836 + ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1880-07-29 White, IL    

Marriage of "Daniel Harrison Huffines" b.1828 and "Elizabeth Thomas" b.1836 in 1880 White Co, IL ( not far from Williamson Co, IL ) confirmed in the original image from Son of William Huffines and Margaret Smith born 1827. This happened after the 1880 census. Possible Daniel followed her from Posey because there is a "David Huffhine" b.1830 TN is a laborer in Lynn, Posey Co, IN 1880 census who does not appear as a David in any other census. Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas is a widow hh in White Co, IL 1880.

Name: Daniel Huffines
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 29 Jul 1880
Marriage Place: White, Illinois, USA
Spouse Name: Sarah Eliz Faulkner Thomas
Spouse Gender: Female

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Elizabeth Thomas
Age: 45
Birth Date: Abt 1835
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1880: Emma, White, Illinois, USA
House Number: 9
Dwelling Number: 129
Father's Birthplace: (IL)
Mother's Birthplace: (IL)
Household Members:
Name Age
Elizabeth Thomas 45
George Thomas 24
Laura Thomas 21
John Thomas 17
Robert Thomas 15
Oliver Thomas 10

Lula Huffines b.1886 death certificate says father Daniel Huffines and mother Sarah Faulkner! Her mother was actually Sarah A Forkum, and the father was Daniel Marion Huffines. This could indicate a closer association between these distant Huffines.

Family of Huffines, Daniel Harrison and Davis, Susan

Married Wife Davis, Susan ( * 1835-08-13 + 1921 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1883-12-30 Hamilton, IL   2a

This was Daniel's 4th and Susan's third marriage.

Tree here.
Vince Miller says it is found in the "Hamilton County Illinois marriage register book 1 page 88 record 24 marriage #5695"
"Daniel is shown as 57 years old, born in TN with parents as William Huffines and Peggy Smith. The record also confirms it was his fourth marriage. Susan (Davis) Ellis is 47 years old born in KY with parents as Robert Davis and Mary Bell. The record also states that this was her third marriage. The marriage apparently took place in "Jefferson City, Hamilton Co., IL". This place no longer exists. The witness was Bailey McGhee and the marriage was certified by D H Lasater, JP."

Source References

  1. Illinois Genweb site
      • Source Reference Note:

  2. clerk of Hamilton County: Hamilton County Illinois Marriage Records
      • Page: book 1
      • Citation:

        as read, transcribed, and relayed by Vince Miller