Harriett Emma Huffman Lane 100 In Comanche In 1958

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.

Mary Jane and Harriett Emma

Mary Jane and Harriett Emma

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.

Front Center is Harriett Emma. On the right side of the photo (her left) is Emma's son James Allon. Behind him, is his wife, Jettie Davis Lane. I do not know the other couple.

Front Center is Harriett Emma. On the right side of the photo (her left) is Emma’s son James Allon. Behind him, is his wife, Jettie Davis Lane. I do not know the other couple.

Emma's 100th birthday, her son, James, is leaning over her bed.

Emma’s 100th birthday, her son, James, is leaning over her bed.

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About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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3 Responses to Harriett Emma Huffman Lane 100 In Comanche In 1958

  1. gsutton says:

    I would appreciate any information on this family. I am decended from Mary Jane Miller Huffman.

    • Fredda Jones Fredda Jones says:

      I really don’t have any more info than this, and I only know this much because the Miller/Huffman line touches our Lane/Davis lines.

      • gsutton says:

        I was hoping to find a decendant of Emma that may have heard family lore. I have a news paper article about Emma published in 1955. She made no mention of her half siblings. Andrew Jackson Huffman was killed at the battle of Arkansas Post (civil war) Children were born to Mary Jane after AJ’s death. Thank you for your reply.

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