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Estate Papers of Daniel Huffines

aka: Johann Daniel Hofheintz

(1736-1816)

Source: North Carolina State Archives, Stokes County Wills, Box # CR.090.508.54.

Background: Daniel Huffines came to America as Johann Daniel Hofheintz with brother Adam in 1763. He married Catharina Wagner, a sister of the Rev. Tobias Wagner, one of the original founders of the German Reform Church in Pennsylvania. Daniel and Catharina 'Caty' Huffines removed from Lancaster County, PA to Surry (and later Stokes) County, North Carolina by 1770 and there remained.

 

Part 1: Letter of Administration - Dated 10 Dec 1816

Know all men by these presents, That we William SHEPHARD and John DAUB are held and firmly bound unto Charles BEASLEY, Esq., the Chairman of the County Court of Stokes for the time being, and his successors in office, in the just and full sum of one hundred pounds for the true payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators jointly, severally and firmly: sealed with our seals and dated this 10th day of December A. D. 1816.

The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bounden William SHEPHARD Administrator of all and ginular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of DANIEL HUFFINES deceased, do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the deceased, which have or shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of the said William SHEPHARD or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for him, and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited to the County Court, where orders for administrations passed, within ninety days after the date of these presents: and the same goods, chattels and credits, and all other the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased at the time of his death, or which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said William SHEPHARD or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him, do well and truly administer according to law. And further do make or cause to be made a true and just account of his said administration within two years after the date of these presents : and all the rest and residue of the said goods, chattels, and credits which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrator's account, the same being first examined and allowed by the County Court, shall deliver and pay to such person or persons respectively as the same shall be due unto pursuant to the true intent and meaning of the acts of the General Assembly in such cases made and provided. And if it shall appear that any last will and testament was made by the deceased , and the Executor or Executors therein named do exhibit the same unto Court, making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the same William SHEPHARD above named being thereunto requried do render and deliver the said letters of Administration, approbation of such testament being first had and made in the said Court; then this obligation to be void and of none effect, or else to remain in full force and virtue.

Signed: William Shephard, John Daub. In the presence of J. Williams, Jr.

 

Part 2: Inventory of the Estate of Daniel Huffines - Not dated

NAME

PURCHASE

AMOUNT PAID

Caty Huffines, widow

One loom

2.30

Caty Huffines, widow

One dresser and furniture

3.10

Caty Huffines, widow

One barrel and pail

.13 1/2

 

 

William Griffin

One oven

1.70

William Huffines

A lot of sundries

.13 1/2

Caty Huffines

One pot and warshing bars

.25

Caty Huffines, widow

Box of seeds

.18 1/2

William Huffines

One saddle

4.00

William Griffin

One side saddle

2.00

Caty Huffines

One cotton wheel

.54

Caty Huffines, widow

One flax wheel

1.10

Caty Huffines, widow

Three chairs and pigan

.29

William Huffines

One table

2.10

Caty Huffines, widow

One table

.13 1/2

Caty Huffines, widow

One chest

2.57

Caty Huffines, widow

One bed and furniture

10.30

Caty Huffines

Bed and furniture

26.32

Caty Huffines

Three sheep

4.50

John Hiset

Four sheep

3.62 1/2

Caty Huffines, widow

One mare

34.62 1/2

Adam Huffines

One mare

20.13 1/2

Caty Huffines, widow

Flax

.61

Caty Huffines, widow

One cow

12.25 1/2

Caty Huffines, widow

One cow

13.14 1/2

Adam Huffines

One herfer

6.10

William Huffines

One herfer

5.18

William Huffines

One herfer

3.46

John Huffines

One axe

1.14 1/2

Stephen Phillips

One bull tongue plow

.52

Peter Mock

Two zeap hooks

.06 1/4

William Griffin

One Mattie

.80

William Griffin

Two hoes

.55

Stephen Phillips

Eleven geese

2.30

William Griffin

Crop of wheat in field

10.00

William Huffines

Four hogs

3.55

William Huffines

One hog

.79

William Huffines

Fodder hay and flax

2.38

+.

Stephen Phillips

Five hogs

2.00

Stephen Phillips

Pots and hooks

1.20

3.

Caty Huffines, widow

One fire shovel

.13 1/2

William Griffin

One coffee mill

.82

Adam Huffines

One beegum

.13 1/2

Stephen Phillips

Two butter plates

.55

William Huffines

One hoe

.41

Caty Huffines

One flat iron

.50

Total Amount of Daniel Huffines, Dec'd 203.91 1/4

Signed: William Shephard, Adm'r

Part 3: Assignment of taxation on Daniel Huffines' land - 18 Mar 1831

Whereas the Sheriff of the County of Stokes hath duly summoned and sworn me to assess 24 acres of land on the waters of the Yadkin River, adj the lands of Houser(?) and others, the property of DANIEL HUFFINES dec'd, which was not listed for taxation in the year 1829, I herewith transmit to you that I have assessed the same at the sum of $12.00. Given under my hand and seal, this 18th day of March 1831.

Signed: Daniel Houser(?)