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Posted by: Mary Lu Johnson (ID *****7302) Date: September 22, 2003 at 22:09:08
In Reply to: H. C. HUFFINES by Charlene Carver McClain of 91

You are correct. These are two cases from Reel #84, Hopkins-Huffines, M., Jackson Co., TN Loose Court Papers, which I have been abstracting. The reel should be posted to USGenWeb's Jackson Co., TN site in about two weeks.

DEPOSITION OF MARGARET HUFHINES dated 9 August 1887, "of lawful age". Stated she and Thomas Hufhines married in June 1856 or 1857. Said L. H. McCarver sold High Land property to H. C. Huffines...poor man...heard Thomas paid for the land. H. C. Huffines always called Clay his name was Henry Clay Hufhines, known him about 30 years. Margaret was questioned regarding William B. Young.
A. William Young was at our house not a good while before ?Wm Huffines left home it might have been two or three years. ?Wm Huffines put a [can't read] and a note and some Bee ?Gums in his hands, Wm Young told me that Wm Hufhines did not owe him One Cent that he was...befriending Tom Hufhines that they were kinfolks...Beating a Carver lawsuit...$500 note...Buck Young said that they were going to use the note to beat the Carver suit.                                   Margaret [X] Hufhines

DEPOSITION OF D. F. HUFHINES, Witness for Complainant Margaret Hufhines states "I am 39, son of Thomas Hufhines deceased...Margaret is my step mother". Stated she was the 2nd wife of Thomas. Said he was acquainted with Paul Clay and William Young. "I remember my father and L. H. McCarver making a settlement...father got on drinking spree and Buck Young got with my father at Dixon Springs as William Young told me, and sent him to Parson Hanie's. I went and got...him and brought father home. He had $3600 [cash on him].                            [Signed] D. S. Huffines

H. C. Huffines may have been the son of Thomas Huffines and his first wife. Second wife Margaret bore these ch by Thomas:
SOLICITORS for Margaret Hufhines, states Thomas Hufhines is in parts unknown. Paul Clay is in Smith County, Tennessee. Margaret Hufhines bore children by Thomas Hufhines:
Harriet Francis 15 ["Fannie" married J. Draper per other testimony]
George 13,
Robert 8,
Noomia D.B. 11,
?Hugh L. M. 4,
Edward Lee 17 months.                     
Margaret W. or N. [her X] mark Hufhines         [Signed] R. P. Brooks, John P. Murry

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