Land ownership was an important aspect of pioneer America. History tells us that families were fluid then - constant migration was a way of life. War, disease, famine, and lack of other resources precipitated migration within the borders of the growing nation, as well as did the constant influx of emigrants flooding the Eastern shores. Since the people were solely dependent on the land for their survival, this stream of movement caused many difficulties and many lives were lost along the way. To have stability, a plat of land to call your own, was something every pioneer family longed for.
For the genealogist, land records are important in that they provide a tangible connection to the ancestor. They also provide important information about the associates, neighbors, friends, and family of an ancestor. Below are some deeds, grants, and patents of our Huffines ancestors. Sources will be cited with each notation. Should you have a deed or land grant for your Huffines ancestor that you would like to share, please feel free to contact us.