Reminiscences of Newport and Fountain City and Its Environs from 1830 to 1896,' and 'Old-Time People of Newport' : Memoir 1968
- Huff, Daniel Burnside, 1816-1899
- Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
- Description: For the original manuscript, see EC_FMS_15_Series3_B2_F1.
- The Huff-Nixon family papers consist of correspondence, legal and business papers, reminiscences, clippings, and genealogical materials of five generations of Quaker families in North Carolina and Indiana. Most of the material concerns the families of Samuel Nixon (1781-1865), his son-in-law Daniel Huff (1816-1899), and his son Dr. Oliver Nixon Huff (1852-1937) of Fountain City, Indiana, and Oliver Nixon Huff's wife, Sophia (Bogue) Huff (1866-1931). Samuel Nixon was born in Prince Georges County, Virginia, March 21, 1781, the son of Barnaby Nixon, a native of Pasquotank County, North Carolina, and an eminent Quaker minister, and his wife Sarah Hunnicutt. In 1818 Samuel Nixon married Rhoda (Hubbard) Butler, a widow with children, and moved to Guilford County, North Carolina. They became the parents of four children. The collection contains extensive material on three: Emily Jane Nixon (1821-1889), the wife of Daniel Huff; Oliver Woodson Nixon (1825-1905); and William Penn Nixon (1832-1912). The latter two were long associated with the Chicago Inter-Ocean. In 1829, Samuel and Rhoda Nixon moved their family to Wayne County, Indiana, settling at Newport, now Fountain City, where he farmed and was a merchant. Rhoda (Hubbard) Butler Nixon died on a visit to a son in Knightstown, Indiana, in 1841. In 1848 Samuel Nixon remarried, his second wife also being a widow, Rhoda (Rawls) Butler (1797-1856) of Rush County, Indiana. Samuel Nixon died at Newport, February 16, 1865. In 1843 Emily Jane Nixon married Daniel Huff, a wagon maker and tavern keeper of Newport. He was born in Surry County, North Carolina, November 29, 1816, the son of John and Mary (Burnside) Huff, who settled in Wayne County in 1819. Daniel and Emily Jane Huff were from the 1840s to the 1890s among the most prominent residents of Fountain City. Both were active in reform movements, especially antislavery and temperance, and in Quaker affairs. Daniel Huff spent considerable time in his last years composing reminiscences about the history of Fountain City. He died there June 7, 1899. The second son of Daniel and Emily Jane (Nixon) Huff was Oliver Nixon Huff. Born in Fountain City. March 14, 1852. After attending Earlham College, he graduated from the University of Michigan in 1878 and began practicing medicine in Fountain City. In 1888 he moved to Chicago, where he achieved some distinction as a physician, serving on the staffs of two hospitals and as city medical inspector. In 1892 he married Sophia R. Bogue, a Chicago native. In 1898 they moved back to Fountain City, where they lived until their deaths. Both were among its leading citizens, and Oliver N. Huff was widely known as an authority on local history. and AMDigital Reference: FMS 15.
- Original Version:
- Reproduction of: Reminiscences of Newport and Fountain City and Its Environs from 1830 to 1896,' and 'Old-Time People of Newport' 1968.
- Location of Originals:
- Earlham College Friends Library
- Copyright Note:
- Earlham College Friends Library
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