After the Civil War, Mary Jane Miller Huffman and her children, William Green, Mary Ann, Harriett Emma, Louisa Frances, and George Riley moved (maybe from Hamilton County) to what would eventually become Mills County, Texas. Her husband, Andrew Jackson Huffman, had been killed in Arkansas in about 1863 while serving in the Confederate Army.
The Huffman family had the usual Indian troubles, their horses often being stolen on those bright, moonlit nights but to my knowledge, no one lost his life. As to why I care about any of this, Harriett Emma Huffman grew up to marry Tolbert R. Lane, son of Robert Russell Lane (b. 1831), Rickey’s great-great grandfather. Plus, Emma’s son, James, married my Uncle Tom Davis’ daughter, Jettie.
Emma was born 4-28-1858. She died in Comanche on 8-6-1958 and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in the town of Comanche.1st Photo Other Photos