Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Reuben W. Huff

REUBEN W. HUFF, farmer and stock raiser, living in Doyle township, on section 21, was born in Hancock County, Indiana, a son of Henry Huff, who was a native of Kentucky, and an early settler of the State of Indiana. Our subject was reared to agricultural pursuits, which he has made his life’s work, and in his youth attended the log-cabin subscription schools, receiving such education as the schools of that early day afforded. In August, 1854, he came to Clarke County, Iowa, settling in Doyle Township, on the farm where he now resides, but in April of the next year he removed to Ringgold County, Iowa, where he made his home for twenty-five years. He enlisted in the late war in Company B., Eighteenth Iowa Infantry, and was in the service of his country for eighteen months.  He was married March 9, 1854, to Miss Sarah Lytle, a daughter of the late Francis Lytle. To this union were born nine children – Aaron, Henry, Luther, Reuben W. and Minnie, and four who are deceased. Aaron and Henry live in Wheeler County, Nebraska. The former married Lucy Combs, and has six children, and Henry married Arcela McCutchon by whom he has had one child. Mr. Huff returned to Clarke County in the fall of 1881, settling on the old homestead, on section 21, Doyle township, where he has 100 acres of choice land, and has since been successfully engaged in his agricultural pursuits. He is a member of the Christian church. He also belongs to the Grand Army of the Republic. While living in Ringgold County he held the office of constable.

SOURCE: Biographical and Historical Record of Clarke County, Iowa, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1886 p. 325-6

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