Huff-Hylton Families Papers Huff-Hylton Families Papers, 1803-1816, 1858-1882, 1975, n.d. Ms.1998.001

Huff-Hylton Families Papers, 1803-1816, 1858-1882, 1975, n.d. Ms.1998.001


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1998.001
Title
Huff-Hylton Families Papers, 1803-1816, 1858-1882, 1975, n.d.
Quantity
0.3 Cubic Feet, 1 box
Creator
Hylton, Lorenzo Dow, 1830-1864
Creator
Hylton, Barbara Ellen Huff, 1828-1911
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection consists of items from the early 1800s pertaining to the business dealings of Samuel Huff of Montgomery (now Floyd) County, Virginia. Materials include promissory notes, fines for Huff's failure to attend muster of the 75th Regiment of the Virginia Militia, and an indenture for land.

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Source of Acquisition

The Huff-Hylton Families Papers were donated to Special Collections in May 1998. Additional materials were donated in July 1998.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Huff-Hylton Families Papers commenced in May 1998 and was completed in June 1998. Additional materials were processed, arranged, and described in August 1998.


Biographical Note

The Huff and Hylton families settled in what is now Floyd County, but prior to 1831 was Montgomery County, Virginia, in the late 1700s and early 1800s. The Huff family owned land on the west fork of the Little River.

Lorenzo Dow Hylton was born on August 16, 1830, son of Burwell Hylton [Hilton] and Mary Ann Slusher. On July 23, 1857, he married Barbara Ellen Huff (1828-1911). The 1860 Virginia census lists him as being a resident of Floyd County, age 29, his occupation as a machinist, worth $484.00. During the Civil War he enlisted in Company D of the 54th Virginia Infantry on March 24, 1862, in Abingdon, Virginia, as a 1st Lieutenant. He was wounded in action at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, on November 25, 1863, and died in Marietta [Georgia] Hospital on February 13, 1864. He is buried in a Confederate cemetery in Marietta, Georgia. After Hylton's death his wife Barbara Ellen Huff Hylton married James Dillon [Dillion] and moved to Patrick County, Virginia.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of items from the early 1800s pertaining to the business dealings of Samuel Huff of Montgomery (now Floyd) County. Materials include promissory notes, fines for Huff's failure to attend muster of the 75th Regiment of the Virginia Militia, and an indenture for land.

The collection also consists of six letters written by Lorenzo Dow Hylton to his wife Barbara while he served in Company D of the 54th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War, and one letter to him from Barbara. Included in the collection are letters from Barbara's cousin, Samuel Slusher, and brother-in-law, Ira Hylton, about Lorenzo Hylton's death in a Confederate hospital in Marietta, Georgia, and letters from Martha Huff of Indiana, to Barbara.

Genealogical information about the Hylton family, compiled by a descendent of the family, is also a part of the collection.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically. Undated materials are at the end of the collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms


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Family papers
1803-1816, 1858-1882, 1975, n.d.