Does anyone have information on a Lawrence Huff and family residing in Milton, Pennsylvania 1820-1830?

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I haven’t made a profile for him yet but suspect that he is the father of John Moore Huff, also of Milton. If he is, his wife’s maiden name would be Armstrong and she would be the the daughter of William Armstrong and Margaret Couples (Cupples?). The only information I have on them is from The Annals of Buffalo valley where it is stated that John Moore Huff was their grandson. Margaret’s father was David Couples who was scalped and killed in 1780. His widow remarried a man named Elliott. Any help filling in the blanks would much appreciated!
Note: there are 2 profiles for John Moore Huff that have not yet been merged. The other is Huff-3906
WikiTree profile: John Huff
in Genealogy Help by Deborah Smith G2G Rookie (250 points)

This shows that Lawrence Huff was between 25 and 44 in 1820

Lawrence Huff

 in the 1820 United States Federal Census

Name: Lawrence Huff
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 4
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 6
Assuming that Lawrence had three sons under the age of ten, that would make him in the thirty year old range. So I would guess his birth date around 1790?

This shows Lawrence Hoff. Parents Lawrence Hoff and Catherine Shurry.

Lawrence Hoff

 in the U.S., Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, 1639-1989

Name: Lawrence Hoff
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 16 Apr 1792
Thank you! That seems to be a VERY good lead! Many of that side of the family were part of the Reformed Church. Wish I could view the actual record but I’m not a member of :(

2 Answers

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1860 US Census, Milton Borough, Northumberland, PA has John M Huff age 48 born PA, Mary C Huff 45, born PA. Others in the same household are Laurence Huff age 20 estimated birth year 1840, Martha Huff age 11, Laura Huff age 5, Harry Huff age 5 and Willie Huff age 3.  All of these children were born in PA .
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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I found a John Moore Huff as father in the marriage certificate of Henry E Huff and Elizabeth Armstrong Etzler (FamSearch index entry "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch( : 10 February 2018), John Moore Huff in entry for Henry E. Huff and Elizabeth Armstrong Etzler, 29 Mar 1919; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,643,256. 

Picture of the entry

In the 1860 Census entry there are tons of children listed. Is it because of the not yet initiated merge that they aren't still listed on his profile? 

by Jelena Eckstädt G2G6 Pilot (956k points)
Yes, that is a strong indicator of the Huff/Armstrong link.

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