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

  • Civil War
  • Huff family (Floyd County, Va.)
  • Huff, Samuel (Montgomery County, Va.)
  • Hylton family (Floyd County, Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Women -- History

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Huff-Hylton Families Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Huff, Samuel (Montgomery County, Va.)
  • Hylton, Barbara Ellen Huff, 1828-1911
  • Hylton, Lorenzo Dow, 1830-1864

Container List

box 1
Family papers
1803-1816, 1858-1882, 1975, n.d.
  • Fine of 75 cents to Samuel Huff of Capt. Robertson's Company for failing to attend a muster on October 21, 1803, signed by E. Howard
    October 29, 1803
  • Promissory note from Thos. Goodson that he will pay George Melton two pounds Five shillings. Also signed by Sammuel Huff
    October 23, 1803
  • Promissory note from Bird Smith that he will give Samuel Huff 30 acres of land. Note also mentions George and John Hilton
    February 4, 1805
  • Letter from John Weddle of Montgomery County, Ohio, to Samuel Huff of Montgomery County, Virginia
    August 1806
  • Promissory note from James Keef to William Byon in the amount of eight dollars to be paid on or before November 1, 1806
    September 23, 1806
  • Indenture made between Bird and Rhoda Smith and William Thompson, for land on the West Fork of Little River in Montgomery County, Virginia
    March 3, 1807
  • Promissory note from Sam. Huff that he will pay John Snyder one pound and ninepence
    January 12, 1808
  • Promissory note from Samuel Huff that he will pay James Goad the sum of $10.00
    October 8, 1808
  • Promissory note from James Brawney to Samuel Huff for the sum of four dollars, four shillings, and two sixpence
    February 23, 1812
  • Fine of 1 dollar, 50 cents to Samuel Huff for delinquency at battalion and August muster
    November 1812
  • Fine of one dollar to Samuel Huff of the first Battalion of the 75th Regiment of the Virginia Militia, for failing to attend muster
    October 30, 1813
  • Fine of 75 cents to Samuel Huff of the first Battalion of the 75th Regiment of the Virginia Militia, for failing to attend muster
    November 28, 1814
  • Montgomery County loan account in the name of Samuel Huff
    July 31, 1816
  • Receipt from L.D. Hylton to George M. Slusher for sawing 581 feet of inch plank at forty cents per hundred, $2.32
    January 8, 1858
  • Letter from Barbara E. Hylton in Floyd County, Virginia, to her husband, L. D. Hylton
    April 24, 1862
  • Letter from L.D. Hylton at "Salt Vill Washington Co Va" to his wife Barbara Hylton
    May 10, 1862
  • From L.D. Hylton in Bath Co., Kentucky, to his wife, B.E. Hylton
    October 18, 1862
  • Letter from L.D. Hylton in "Camp near Pettersburg" to his wife, B.E. Hylton
    December 28, 1862
  • Letter from L.D. Hylton to Burwell Hylton
    February 1, 1863
  • Letter from L.D. Hylton in "Camp on Black Water Virginia" to his wife Barbara Hylton
    March 12, 1863
  • Letter from L.D. Hylton in "Marrieta, G.A." to B.E. Hylton
    January 20, 1864
  • Letter from Samuel Slusher in "Camp Near Dalton Ga," to his cousin Barbara E. Hylton, telling her about Lorenzo Hylton's death in Marietta, Georgia
    February 15, 1864
  • Five dollar Confederate Bond
    February 17, 1864
  • Letter from Ira S. Hylton in Dalton, Georgia, to Barbara E. Hylton
    February 18, 1864
  • Promissory note from Barbara E. Hylton to pay Riley H. Hylton the sum of $8.80
    October 7, 1865
  • Letter from Martha Huff in Hundrix County, Indiana, to sister Barbara Hylton
    August 8, 1866
  • Letter from Martha Huff in Hundrix County, Indiana, to sister Barbara Hylton and Mother Huff
    October 24, 1866
  • Letter from Martha Huff of Putnam County, Indiana to Barbara E. Hylton; on back of letter another letter from Martha Huff to James Huff
    April 11, 1875
  • Assignment of the real estate in Patrick County, Virginia, of James Dillion to his widow Barbara E. Dillion, signed by the Commissioners of the County Court of Patrick County
    September 9, 1882
  • Letter from Barbara M. Goscha, City Clerk of the City of Marietta, Georgia, to Robert Howell, about locating the grave of L.D. Hylton in the Confederate Cemetery
    June 12, 1975
  • Certificate from the Virginia State Library, certifying information about L.D. Hylton's Civil War record
    July 2, 1975
  • Empty envelope addressed to Mrs. Barbara E. Hylton of Floyd Co, Va., from S.P. Weddle
  • Poem written by Barbara Hylton, for Lorenzo Dow Hylton
  • Two needlepoint samples, done by Barbara Hylton
  • Letter from L.D. Hylton in "Indian Valley" to his cousin S. Weddle
  • Note written by James H. Guthrie
  • Genealogical information about Lorenzo Hylton and his descendants, compiled by Robert Howell