Note for: Mary Lois (Lois) Henderson, 2 Oct 1919 - Index
Mary married Frank at her home at 315 Main Street, Matawan, NJ. Their children are:
1. Frank Huhn III (b. 1 Apr 1945). He has three children: Clinton Andrew Ian (b. 30 Apr 1971), Melissa Kathryn (b. 4 Aug 1979), and Robert (b. 29 Aug 1982). Melissa and Robert are by his second wife, Ann.
2. Mary Elizabeth (b. 8 Oct 1947) married Joseph Witalis and had two children: Jason (b. 22 Oct 1974) and Sara Beth (b. 6 Mar 1980).
Note for: Milton B. Duffield, 1810 - Index
From the historical files of Alma Ready (Mom):
Milton was the first U.S. Marshal for the Territory of Arizona. Appointed by President Lincoln in1863, he conducted the first Territorial Census. Ten years later, however, he reportedly "acted in a disgraceful manner." He was shot and killed in a "land dispute" near Tombstone. Mom learned that he was born in 1810 in Wheeling, Va. (later, West Va.). His wife was Mary Norris in Tiffin, Ohio. They had four children: Harriet Rosanna, Mary Louisa, William Milton, and Eli Porter. When he died in 1874, his will was in favor of wife number two (was he divorced or a bigamist or did he just call her his wife?). Her name was Eliza A. and she was reportedly part Negro. He had a nephew named C.E. Duffield.
Pat Simpson was unable to verify that Milton B. Duffield was related to his mother, Alma Duffield.
Note for: Elmer C. Duffield, Jr., 4 Sep 1909 - 10 Oct 1989 Index
Date: 13 Oct 1989
Place: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Cedarville, Cumberland, NJIndividual Note:
Elmer was Stationary Engineer at Martin Corp. in Bridgeton, NJ for 30 years.
Alma H. (Duffield) Ready, 26 July 1989: “Elmer Duffield (living) is my cousin, son of my Uncle Elmer, my father's other brother. He's about 77 and as far as I know, still lives in Bridgeton with his second wife. He's a nice guy. His brother Warren, two years older, is (was?) a lush. He may still be living in Cedarville. I have no idea who Minerva and Doris were....Elmer C. did not have another Elmer Jr. He married again after 1965 and had no children after that."
Note for: Warren Duffield, 1907 - Index
Died in the 1980s.
Note for: Doris A. Duffield, 27 Dec 1917 - 12 Mar 1961 Index
Place: Cedarville, Cumberland, NJ
Note for: William Simpson, 8 Feb 1813 - 11 Nov 1892 Index
Place: Highland Cemetery, Sidney Center, Delaware, NYIndividual Note:
BIO AND CENSUS: Just to the north of Sand Hill lay the town of Butternuts. Its name was derived from three butternut trees growing from one stump, which marked the corner of the three towns of Pittsfield, New Lisbon and Butternuts. On the “first Sabbath” of January, 1839, according to records of the Presbyterian Church (formerly First Congregational) in the village of Butternuts (now Gilbertsville), Mary Jane’s parents, former Methodists William Simpson and his wife (Lavinia) were received “by examination” into the church. William was baptized that day and four months later, on May 5, 1839, William’s two-month-old daughter, Mary Jane Simpson, was also baptized.
1840 US census: lists William Simpson living in Butternut, Delaware County, NY State. With him were two sons and one daughter under 5, and 1 daughter age 5-10. William and his wife were between ages 20-30.
By 1850 they had moved a few miles southeast down Otsdawa Creek’s west branch in the town of Otego. In 1850, Living together were: William Simpson (38), Lovinia (39), Jane (11), Harriet (9). Lewis (8) and Helen (6).
By 1855 they had moved again, this time southwest to a 132-acre farm across the Susquehanna River into Delaware County. Sixteen-year-old Mary Jane and her family now lived in Maplefront (now Youngs Station), an area halfway between the villages of Sidney Plains (now Sidney) and Sidney Center. They owned a 132-acre farm near Carrs Creek.
1860 US census: records for 1860 indicate William was a 47 year old farmer with real estate valued at $1500 and personal assets of $176. His tombstone says he was age 81. Still at home on August 10, 1860 were wife Lavinia, age 48; Lewis, age 18; Helen, age 16; and Alvina, age 3.
William's son, Lewis Simpson, died 1 May 1863 from injuries in the Civil War.
Another son, Justus, left home 14 April 1865 [the day Lincoln was shot], for Kankakee, Illinois.
Around 1867, William deserted his wife and moved to Western New York State.
In the 1880 US Census, William Simpson is listed on page 29, Supervisor’s Dist. No. 9, Enumeration Dist. No. 162 as living in Campbell, Steuben County, N.Y. He is a W M age 68, living with wife Sarah W F 60, and 2 stepsons: George Grimes (22) and Charles Grimes (17). George “works on farm” and Charles was “at school.”
After the death of Lewis’s mother Lovinia (nee Youngs, William’s first wife) in 1890, William tried to claim his son’s military pension. The affidavits describe him as having deserted his Sidney Center, NY family in 1867 and later turning up in Campbell, NY. He was also described as very poor.
‘William Simpson---r. 3 farmer’ is listed in the 1891 Campbell Directory at
The 1860 US census lists Sarah Grimes, age 44 as being born about 1816 in New York State. In 1860 she was living in Bradford, Steuben, New York. Her husband was Norman Grimes, 44, and she had a son George, age 2. At the time she had 7 other children: Philander, Mary Jane, Julia, Daniel, Morran, Orrin, & Lucy. Son Charles would not have been born yet.
War of 1812 Discharge Certificates: Soldiers by Unit: