Atherton Huff

b.England, parents ukn
d.Sept. 11, 1650 York, ME
m.(1)9 Jan. 1617/18 Elizabeth (Bulkeley) Whittingham, d/o Reb. Edward and Olive (Irby) Bulkeley and widow of Richard Whittingham
d.Sept. 14, 1643
m.(2)abt.1645 Susannah Kimball[From The Great Migration, by R.C. Anderson: She is identified as Susanna (Hutchinson) Storre, widow of Augustine Stoore. Info from Atherton's will.]
d.bef.May 29, 1651

CHILDREN of Atherton included:

  1. Samuel Huff (Rev.) b.abt. 1621, England
  2. Fendinando Huff b.abt.1648 Boston

Atherton was mayor in 1628 and Alderman 1633 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England. He came to Boston, MA with Joseph Cotton 4 Sept. 1633 on the ship Griffin.

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Ferdinando Hough/Huff

b.abt.1648 Boston, MA s/o Atherton and Susannah (Kimball) Huff
m.abt.1665 Mary Moses Portsmouth, Rockingham, NH; d/o John and Alice Moses

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Huff
  2. Mary Huff m.Ebenezer Emmons of Kittery

Fernando operated a Public House in Arundel. Resided at Cape Porpoise in 1672 where he was a selectman. Moved from town to town: Sandy Beach 1671, Cape Porpoise 1672, Batson's Neck 1674, Portsmouth NH 1678, in Oct. 1681 they lived in John Sherburne's house and had charge of Henry Sherburne's mute daughter; Cape Porpoise 1683, Portsmouth 1683, and Little Harbor in 1701. Sued in Court in 1686 for debt.

FROM: Book of Easter Claims, transcribed from the original by Mrs. M.J. Moore. "Ferdinando Hoffe, Claimes halfe a Neck of Land at Cape Porpoise Called Barstow's Neck, Lyethon the North West of the Said Neck. Ye Deed Dated Nov. 12th, 1674, acknowledged the Same Day."
Source: Maine Historical & Genealogical Recorder Vol 4 p 105

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Thomas Huff

b.abt.1675 s/of Ferdinando and Mary (Moses) Hough/Huff
d.aft.1752 Maine
m.Jan. 2, 1700 Grace (or Sarah?) Ferris
b.abt.1679 d/o Aaron Ferris and Grace ______, of the Isle of Shoals
d.abt.March 1714 Arundel, ME

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Huff b.Aug. 18, 1703 Kittery, ME m.(1)Nov. 8, 1729 Hepsibah Banfield m.(2) April 14, 1746 York, Sarah Bowdy
  2. Joanna Huff b.Sept. 17, 1706 m.Oct. 8, 1724 Kittery, Jeremiah Springer
  3. Sarah Huff b.Sept. 7, 1708 Arundel, ME d.bef.Nov. 23, 1768 m.John Hamor
  4. George Huff b.ME
  5. James Huff b.c1710 m.Ruth Averill
  6. Charles Huff b.c1712 m.Priscilla Burbank
  7. John Huff b.c1715 d.y.
  8. Joseph Huff b.c1717 d.Sept. 30, 1749, drowned in Batsons River
  9. Mary Huff m.Miles Rhodes

NOTES: Cases in York County Court April 1722, Thomas Huff PLT, Debt; April 1739 and Oct. 1758, Thomas Huff Def, Debt. Thomas was listed as being the master and part owner [with Samuel Thorne]of the sloop Blessing [being a Square Sternd Vessell of burthen about Twenty Tuns was built in Boston in or about the year 1702] in Boston in Nov. 1706. They were living at Spruce Creek in Kittery in 1708 when Grace's parents deeded them the homestead and 1/4 of a sloop for life support. He was chosen as Constable in 1719 at Cape Porpoise for a year.

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