HUFFMAN, George C.

GEORGE C. HUFFMAN, farmer, born April 13, 1830, in Bedford County, Tenn., son of John and Mary (Cortner) Huffman, natives of North Carolina.  The father was born in 1800 and moved to Tennessee in 1819.  He was of German descent and one of the best farmers of the county.  He died in 1877, and his wife preceded him in 1875.

Our subject received the rudiments of his education in the county schools, and subsequently at Fairfield.  He began teaching at the age of twenty-one and taught two sessions.  He then bought a farm near where he is at present living.  In 1858 he married Miss Eliza Phillips, a native of Bedford County, and the fruits of this union were Mary A., Mattie J., Sallie A., Thomas L. and Alice, all living.  The eldest, Mary A., is now Mrs. William Bennett, and they reside in California.  He owns a large farm of 480 acres of as good land as lies in the county.  It is in a most excellent state of cultivation and is known as Adams’ Bottom.  He has most excellent buildings, well located, and his house, lawn and premises are kept in a neat and tasteful manner.  He is of the Cumberland Presbyterian faith and his wife is a member of that church.  In politics he is a Democrat.

Transcribed by Kathryn Hopkins

Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford & Marshall Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Reminescences [Sic], Observations, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1988.