a. Tranquilla J. Huffaker was born 30 May 1830 in Wayne County, Kentucky. On 12 September 1848, she married Reuben Simpson Rector, son of Samuel Rector and Ruth Ann Simpson. Tranquilla’s sister Artema married Reuben’s brother James Rector. Tranquilla died 30 April 1879 in Wayne County, and is buried in Bethesda cemetery in Wayne County, the cemetery in which her parents are buried. Reuben Simpson Rector is also buried at Bethesda, with a tombstone stating that he was born 21 January 1823 and died 13 June 1852.
The given name Tranquilla is found frequently in the kinship network of the Brooks and related families in Wayne County, Kentucky, and Lawrence and Morgan Counties, Alabama. For instance, four years after Hannah Brooks and husband Wesley Huffaker named a daughter Tranquilla, Hannah’s sister Jane Brooks and husband Dennis Lindsey of Lawrence County, Alabama, named a daughter Margaret Tranquilla Lindsey.
How this female name became popular in this circle of families, I can’t say. As a previous posting notes, Tranquilla was in use as a female given name — at least in literary works — by the middle of the 18th century. For example, on 7 May 1751, Samuel Johnson published in his Rambler periodical a story entitled “Tranquilla’s account of her lovers, opposed to Hymenaeus.” And on 10 March 1766, The Scots Magazine ran a story featuring a woman named Tranquilla, entitled “Tranquilla, a moral tale.”
It might also be noted that Joseph Day (1789-1867), a descendant of the same Pennsylvania Quaker family into which Margaret Brooks (1772-1857), sister of Thomas Brooks (with wife Sarah Whitlock), married, named his plantation in Jones County, Georgia, Tranquilla — as did G.A.B. Walker of Dallas County, Alabama.
b. Artema H. Huffaker was born in 1832 in Wayne County, Kentucky. According to the transcription of her tombstone in Bethesda cemetery by Bennie and Juanita Coffey, the stone is broken at the point of her date of birth. The Coffeys transcribe the given name on the stone as Arleinah. The 1850 federal census, on which she is enumerated in the household of her parents in Wayne County, shows her name as Artema H., and the name Artema Huffaker was given as the mother’s name when her daughter Nancy was born in Clinton County, Kentucky, on 24 November 1855.
My notes for Artema state that her marriage to James Rector, son of Samuel Rector and Ruth Ann Simpson, took place on 23 December 1851, but I find no listing for this marriage in the Wayne County, Kentucky, index of marriages. It appears that this information was sent to me by researcher Barbara L. Spann of Bellflower, California, in 1997.
The Coffeys’ transcription of tombstones in Bethesda cemetery indicates that a death date of 20 July 1856 is legible on Artema’s broken stone. Since James and Artema Rector Huffaker were in Clinton County, Kentucky, which joins Wayne on the west, when their daughter Nancy was born in November 1855, I think it’s possible that Artema died in that county, though she’s buried at Bethesda in Wayne County.
Following Artema’s death, James Rector remarried to Mary Wells in Clinton County on 4 April 1858, with the marriage record giving his middle initial as C. Though many online trees call this man James Logan Rector, I have not found any documents giving James that middle name. James is buried at Rector cemetery in Static, Pickett County, Tennessee, and his Find a Grave memorial page, which does not have a tombstone photo, states that he was born 25 December 1824 and died 28 March 1897. This Find a Grave memorial page also has the date of 23 December 1851 for James’s marriage to Artema Huffaker.
Clarissa Smart’s study of the Rector family of Wayne County, Kentucky, contains extensive information about Samuel Rector, father of Reuben Simpson Rector and James C. Rector. She shows that the Rector family came from Germantown in Fauquier County, Virginia, to Grayson County, Virginia, and moved from there to Wayne County, Kentucky. Grayson is contiguous to Wythe County, from which the Brooks family moved to Wayne County, Kentucky; Grayson joins Wythe on the south. Like the Huffakers, the Rectors were a German family, Richter, whose name was anglicized to Rector in Virginia.
c. Jeptha Alexander Huffaker was born 17 March 1834 in Wayne County, Kentucky. He married first Elizabeth Stone, daughter of Andrew Marcellus Stone. Various online family trees give the date of marriage as 28 February 1856 in Wayne County, but I have not seen a source for that information, and I do not find the marriage listed in the index to Wayne County marriage records. Elizabeth’s tombstone in Bethesda cemetery, Wayne County, states that she was the wife of “Jep A. Huffaker.” The tombstone states that she was born 9 April 1839 and died 27 September 1860.
On 23 November 1869 in Oldham County, Kentucky, Jeptha married a second time. His second wife was Sarah Frances Milton, daughter of John S. Milton and Frances Trigg. Following their marriage and a period of time spent in Brownsboro in Oldham County, Jeptha and wife Sarah Frances moved to Louisville, where Jeptha died on 3 January 1902, according to Jefferson County’s mortuary book for 1902 and to his obituary in Louisville’s Courier-Journal on 4 January 1902, which states that he had died the preceding day at home in Louisville (a digital copy of the obituary is at the head of the posting). Jeptha’s tombstone in Cave Hill cemetery in Louisville, however, gives 2 January 1902 as his date of death.
According to his Courier-Journal obituary, which notes his birth in Wayne County, Kentucky, in 1833 [sic], Jeptha worked in Monticello in the store of Huffaker & Wilhite as a young man, and came to Louisville in 1865, working until 1882 as a traveling salesman for Sutcliffe & Owen, a purveyor of wholesale books and shoes. In 1896, he became a director and large stockholder of Bray Clothing Company when that firm was organized. The obituary notes his second marriage to Fannie S. Melton [sic], and states that their son Joseph Huffaker was Commonwealth Attorney. It also says that Jeptha died of kidney and liver troubles.
Sarah Frances’s death certificate, for which her daughter Frances Huffaker Korn was the informant, states that she was born 28 September 1848 in Oldham County, Kentucky, and died 2 February 1938 at her home in Louisville. Her tombstone, shared with husband Jeptha in the Cave Hill cemetery in Louisville, has the same dates of birth and death. A death notice for Sarah in Louisville’s Courier-Journal on 4 February 1938 also notes that she died on 2 February in Louisville and was the widow of Jeptha A. Huffaker.
Ione Adamson Nolan’s book on the Huffaker family reproduces a memorial tribute to Jeptha and Sarah Frances’s son Joseph Milton Huffaker, who was Commonwealth Attorney for a number of terms. Nolan states that she does not have a record of the source of this memorial tribute. The tribute states that it was submitted 20 June 1947 by W.A. Coffee, Miles R. Thacker, and E.R. Ogden. Thacker was a Louisville judge, so I suspect that these three men were all members of the Kentucky bar and that this tribute was prepared for a legal society in Kentucky following Joseph M. Huffaker’s death on 16 September 1946.
d. Charles W. Huffaker was born 23 December 1835 in Wayne County, Kentucky. This date of birth is stated on his tombstone in Bethesda cemetery in Wayne County.
June Baldwin Bork thought that Charles W. Huffaker married Frances Elizabeth Duncan in Wayne County on 3 February 1858, but the bond for that marriage was made by a man named William Huffman who is on the 1860 and 1870 federal censuses in Wayne County as William Huffman, not William Huffaker. I tend to think Bork is mistaken in identifying the man marrying Frances Elizabeth Duncan as Charles W. Huffaker — though she says that she had been sent information about this family by Jodie Huffaker, wife of Charles Booth Huffaker of Dallas, Texas, a son of William George Huffaker and Sarah Ann Duncan. This source told her that there were family stories that Charles W. Huffaker convinced his cousin William George Huffaker to come from Knox County, Tennessee, to Wayne County to marry a Duncan, since the Duncan family was “rich with pretty girls.”
In my view, Charles W. Huffaker, son of Wesley Huffaker and Hannah Brooks, was likely named Charles Wesley Huffaker, and died unmarried. His tombstone indicates that he died 4 July 1875. The 1850 federal census, in which he’s enumerated in his parents’ household in Wayne County, makes him younger (he’s aged 12) than his brother Isaac Newton Huffaker (who’s 14 on this census), though, as we’ll see in a moment, Isaac’s tombstone shows him born 28 September 1836. I don’t spot Charles W. Huffaker on the 1860 federal census, unless he’s a Charles W. Huffaker aged 21 and born in Kentucky living in Nashville, Tennessee, in what appears to be a boarding house.
e. Isaac Newton Huffaker was born 28 September 1836 in Wayne County, Kentucky. This date of birth is recorded on his tombstone in East Mount cemetery at Greenville, Hunt County, Texas. 
On 1 January 1855 in Wayne County, Isaac married Harriet Cox. I haven’t found clear information about Harriet’s parents. The marriage record of Isaac N. Huffaker and Harriet L. Cox states that she was aged 16 and single when the couple married, and that she was born in Wayne County, Kentucky (note: since the names Harriet Louise runs through descendants of this family, I think Harriet L. Cox was likely Harriet Louise Cox). But the 1850 census, which shows Isaac and Harriet living in Clinton County, Kentucky, states that Harriet was born in Missouri. This census shows Isaac (who is listed as J.N. Huffaker) farming in Clinton County with Isaac and Harriet’s sons Columbus J. (aged 3) and Marshall O. [i.e., Alonzo Marshall] Huffaker (aged 5 months) in the household, along with a Phebe Violett, a “tayloress,” aged 45, born in Kentucky, and Racheal E. Violett, a weaver, aged 27, born in Missouri. I think it’s likely Phebe and Rachel are relatives of Harriet, but I have not figured out the connection.
I have not found death or burial records for Harriet Cox Huffaker. Though an obituary for her son Columbus Jeptha Huffaker states that his parents I.N. and Harriet Huffaker brought him to Texas when he was fourteen years old (i.e., 1871), it appears to me that Harriet had died by 4 January 1866, when Isaac married a second wife. On 4 January 1866 in Wayne County, Isaac gave bond with P.W. Hardin and T.C. Coffey to marry Sarah F. Elam, daughter of Richard Elam and Sarah Lockett. The bond states that Isaac was a blacksmith in Monticello, aged 28 and born in Wayne County, and Sarah was 25 and also born in Wayne County.
There were two men named Isaac Newton Huffaker living in Wayne County in these years, by the way. An older Isaac (born 1812) was the uncle of the younger Isaac who was son of Wesley Huffaker and Hannah Brooks. The older Isaac married 1) Letitia Hicks and 2) Minnie Florence Morris.
In 1871, Isaac Newton Huffaker, son of Wesley Huffaker and Hannah Brooks, moved with his wife Sallie and his children by Harriet and Sallie to Hunt County, Texas. Isaac and Sallie spent the rest of their lives farming and raising their family in Hunt County near Jacobia, about 7½ miles north of the county seat, Greenville. Isaac died in Hunt County on 15 July 1907, according to his tombstone. Isaac’s wife Sarah Elam Huffaker is buried with him in East Mount cemetery at Greenville in Hunt County, with her tombstone (a marker shared with Isaac) stating that she was born 10 November 1840 and died 31 December 1913.
f. Henry A. Huffaker was born about 1840, according to the 1850 federal census, in which he’s listed in his parents’ household in Wayne County, or about 1841, according to the 1860 federal census, in which he’s listed in the household of his widowed sister Tranquilla Rector. Also living with Tranquilla in 1860 was her sibling Juan Fernandes Huffaker, who was listed as male on the 1850 federal census but is female and unmarried in this census enumeration.
Henry A. Huffaker registered for the draft in Wayne County in September-October 1863, with his age given as 22 and a notation that he was single. This is the last record I’ve found of Henry A. Huffaker. I do not find a Civil War service record or any burial information, and do not find him on the 1870 federal census.
g. Juan Fernandes Huffaker was born 11 July 1844 in Wayne County. As I’ve just noted above, the 1850 federal census, which lists this child of Wesley Huffaker and Hannah Brooks in their household in Wayne County, tags Juan F. as male — and Juan is, indeed, a male name in Spanish. But subsequent documents show that Juan Fernandes Huffaker was a daughter and not a son of Wesley and Hannah.
Her death certificate, which is the source for the birthdate I have just stated, gives her name as Juan Fernandes Milton and states that she was female and married. The informant when she died in Crestwood, Oldham County, Kentucky, on 14 November 1921 was her husband John Moses Milton, a brother to Sarah Frances Milton, the second wife of Juan’s brother Jeptha (see above).
John M. Milton and Juan Huffaker married in Wayne County on 4 October 1871. The marriage record shows that John M. Milton gave bond with his brother-in-law John W. Tuttle on the day of the marriage and the couple were married at the house of Henry Huffaker by Rev. William R. Godbey. The Henry Huffaker at whose house the wedding took place was Juan’s uncle Henry Huffaker, brother of Wesley Huffaker, with whose family Juan was living in 1870, according to the federal census of that year. Henry was a merchant in Monticello. William R. Godbey was William Randolph Godbey, a Methodist minister.
Following their marriage, Juan and husband John moved to Oldham County, where he was born and grew up, and the couple farmed at Brownsboro for a number of years and then at Crestwood, where, as stated above, Juan died on 14 November 1921. In a 13 April 1993 letter to me, Corinne Crider of Corsicana, Texas, told me that John M. Milton owned a licensed distillery during Prohibition days. If that information is correct, then this would have been near the end of his life, since Prohibition was in effect from 1920 to 1933.
John M. Milton died six years after his wife Juan died. He died in Louisville, with his death certificate stating that he was born 6 January 1845 and died 29 November 1927, and that he was son of John S. Milton and Fannie Trigg. John’s obituary published in Louisville’s Courier-Journal on 1 December 1927 states that he was living in the Chesterfield Apartments in Louisville at the time of his death at Kentucky Baptist Hospital, and was survived by sons Merritt and John M. Milton and sisters Fannie Huffaker and Mrs. John W. Tuttle of Monticello. Kentucky Baptist Hospital is listed as the informant on his death certificate. Fannie Huffaker is John’s sister Sarah Frances Milton, who married Jeptha Alexander Huffaker. John W. Tuttle was John William Tuttle (1837-1927), husband of Mary Ann Milton, county attorney of Wayne County from 1866-1870. Juan Fernandes Huffaker and husband John M. Milton are buried together at Harrods Creek cemetery at Brownsboro, Oldham County, Kentucky, with gravestone markers giving their years of birth and death.
I think that Juan Fernandes Huffaker is named for Juan Fernandes Jones (1820-1903), who is buried in Bethesda cemetery in Wayne County, the cemetery in which Juan’s parents Wesley and Hannah Brooks Huffaker are buried. Juan Fernandes Jones married Hiram Tyree Hall, who is buried in Bethesda cemetery along with her. Prior to marrying Juan F. Jones, Hiram T. Hall married Matilda Huffaker, an aunt of Juan Fernandes Huffaker. The parents of Juan Fernandes Jones were Joshua F. Jones and Hannah Todhunter. As this previous posting explains, Hannah Todhunter Jones was a sister of Evan Todhunter, whose family (which used the surname Hunter in the generation after Evan) connects in multiple ways to the Brooks and Lindsey families of Wayne County, Kentucky, and Lawrence and Morgan Counties, Alabama, and also with the family of Jacob Hollingsworth and Mary Brooks of Franklin County, Georgia.
The historical Juan Fernández was, of course, a Spanish explorer of the 16th century for whom an island archipelago off the coast of Chile is named. The name was in the public eye in the 18th century due to George Shelvocke’s book A Voyage Round the World by Way of the Great South Sea (London, 1726), which spoke of the Speedwell of London being “cast away on the island of Juan Fernandes” in the early 1720s during England’s war with Spain.
h. Lewis P. (or Louisa P.) Huffaker was born in 1846-7 in Wayne County, Kentucky. This is another of the mystery children of Wesley Huffaker and Hannah Brooks about whom I can find very little information. As has been noted previously, this child appears as Louisa P., aged 4, in Wesley and Hannah’s household in 1850, but on the 1860 federal census in Wesley’s household in Wayne County, the name and gender have both shifted and Louisa P. is now Lewis P., a son aged 13.
I don’t find Lewis P. Huffaker on the 1870 federal census, but I do find two records of him in Wayne County in the 1870s, and this indicates to me that he was living after 1870 — though I have found no other records of him or any record of his death or burial. Voting records for Wayne County’s 1st district in Monticello show him voting in an 1870 election in that district. And when J.J. Clinch married Ellen Denny in Wayne County on 25 December 1875, the witnesses to the marriage were Smiley Sloan and Lewis P. Huffaker. The 1870 federal census shows Smiley Sloan working on the farm of his father William Sloan in Wayne County, aged 26.
i. George F. Huffaker was born in June 1850 in Wayne County, Kentucky. As we saw previously, the 1850 federal census, which shows him in his parents’ household in Wayne County, says that he was 3 months old and unnamed. In 1860, he appears as George F. Huffaker, aged 10, in his father’s household in Wayne County. This is the last record I have found for this son of Wesley Huffaker and Hannah Brooks.
j. H.E. Huffaker was born 29 November 1853 in Wayne County, Kentucky, and died 13 December. As we saw in the previous posting, her death is recorded in the Wayne County death register for 1853 immediately following the entry for her mother Hannah, who died on 3 December, obviously of complications from giving birth to this daughter. The death listing states that H.E. Huffaker was the daughter of Wesley and Hannah Huffaker, and that she died on 13 December 1853 aged 15 days. Was this daughter named Hannah Elizabeth?
 See Clarissa Ruth Rector Barnes Smart, The Rectors of Wayne County, Kentucky (Charlottesville: Wayside, 1975), p. 201.
 Wayne County, Kentucky, Marriage Bonds Bk. 1834-1846, p. 51.
 See Find a Grave memorial page for Tranquilla J. Huffaker Rector, Bethesda cemetery, Bethesda, Wayne County, Kentucky, created by Sharon Brown, maintained by Elizabeth Kennedy, with a tombstone photo by nathandebora.
 See Find a Grave memorial page for Reuben Simpson Rector, Bethesda cemetery, Bethesda, Wayne County, Kentucky, created by Sharon Brown, maintained by Elizabeth Kennedy, with a tombstone photo by nathandebora.
 Samuel Johnson, “Tranquilla’s account of her lovers, opposed to Hymenaeus,” Rambler 119 (7 May 1751), online at the website Samuel Johnson’s Essays ~ republished 260 years later.
 “Tranquilla, a moral tale,” The Scots Magazine 10 (March 1766), pp. 113-6.
 See John Livingston, American Portrait Gallery, Containing Portraits of Men Now Living; with Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Their Lives and Actions, vol. 3, part 4 (New York, London, Paris; 1854), p. 240; and Walter Mahon Jackson, The Story of Selma (Decatur: Birmingham Printing Co., 1954), p. 56.
 Bennie Coffey and Juanita Coffey, Cemeteries of Wayne County, Kentucky (priv. publ. 1982), p. 169.
 1850 federal census, Wayne County, Kentucky, division 1, p. 303B (dwelling/family 302; 18 August); and Clinton County, Kentucky, Register of Births 1855, unpaginated. Clarissa Ruth Rector Barnes Smart, The Rectors of Wayne County, Kentucky, p. 205, also gives the name as Artema.
 Bennie Coffey and Juanita Coffey, Cemeteries of Wayne County, Kentucky, p. 169; and see Find a Grave memorial page of Arleinah J. “Artema” Huffaker Rector, Bethesda cemetery, Bethesda, Wayne County, Kentucky, created by Sharon Brown, maintained by Elizabeth Kennedy. There is no tombstone photo, and note that it’s very likely Artema’s name was Artema and not Arleinah, so that the quotation marks around the name Artema on this Find a Grave memorial page are meretricious.
 See Clarissa Ruth Rector Barnes Smart, The Rectors of Wayne County, Kentucky.
 Jeptha’s tombstone in Cave Hill cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, states his dates of birth and death: see Find a Grave memorial page of Jeptha Alexander Huffaker, Cave Hill cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, created by Rob M, with a tombstone photo by Rob M. See also Ione Adamson Nolan, The Huffaker Family: A Collection of Genealogical Records on Descendants of Michael and Catherine Huffaker and Allied Families, vol. 2 (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1966), p. 488.
 Nolan, The Huffaker Family, p. 488.
 See Find a Grave memorial page of Lizzie Stone Huffaker, Bethesda cemetery, Bethesda, Wayne County, Kentucky, created by Sharon Brown, maintained by Elizabeth Kennedy.
 Jefferson County, Kentucky, Mortuary Bk. 11, p. 185; and “J.A. Huffaker Dead,” Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky) (4 January 1902), p. 7, col. 5.
 See supra, n. 13.
 See Find a Grave memorial page of Sarah Frances Milton Huffaker, Cave Hill cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, created by Rob M with a tombstone photo by Rob M.
 “Deaths,” Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky) (4 February 1938), p. 34, col. 9.
 Nolan, Huffaker Family, pp. 488-9.
 See Find a Grave memorial page of Charles W. Huffaker, Bethesda cemetery, Bethesda, Wayne County, Kentucky, created by Sharon Brown, maintained by Elizabeth Kennedy, with a tombstone photo by nathandebora.
 June Baldwin Bork, Wayne County, Kentucky, vol. 4: Pioneers, Biographical Sketches and Civil Court Records (Huntington Beach, California, 1972), p. 212.
 See Find a Grave memorial page of Isaac Newton Huffaker, East Mount cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County, Texas, created by John Armstrong, with tombstone photos by John Armstrong.
 Wayne County, Kentucky, Marriage Register, 1855, unpaginated.
 1850 federal census, Clinton County, Kentucky, Alpha post office, p. 260 (dwelling/family 726; 23 July).
 “C.J. Huffaker, Pioneer of City, Called by Death,” Evening Banner (Greenville, Texas) (5 February 1938), p. 1, col. 1, and continued on subsequent pages; a digital copy uploaded by John Armstrong is at the Find a Grave memorial page of Columbus Jeptha Huffaker, East Mount cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County, Texas, created by John Armstrong with a tombstone photo by John Armstrong.
 Wayne County, Kentucky, Marriage Bonds Bk. 1865-7, pp. 22-3.
 See supra, n. 25.
 See Find a Grave memorial page of Sallie Elam Huffaker, East Mount cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County, Texas, created by John Armstrong, with tombstone photos by John Armstrong.
 For the 1850 federal census, see supra, n. 9. See also 1860 federal census, Wayne County, Kentucky, North Hill post office, p. 427 (dwelling 1336/family 1333; 21 August).
 NARA, Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records: Consolidated List, Class 1, Kentucky’s 8th District, RG 110, vol. 1, p. 176.
 Wayne County, Kentucky, Marriage Bonds Bk. 1870-3, pp. 240-1.
 “John M. Milton,” Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky) (1 December 1927), p. 4, col. 2.
 See Find a Grave memorial page of Juan F. Milton, Harrods Creek cemetery, Brownwood, Oldham County, Kentucky, created by Todd Whitesides, maintained by Find a Grave, with a tombstone photo by Quietude.
 For the 1850 federal census, see supra, n. 9. See also 1860 federal census, Wayne County, Kentucky, Monticello post office, p. 374 (dwelling 975/family 959; 28 July).
 United States Congressional Serial Set, vol. 1432: Index to Miscellaneous Documents of the House of Representatives for the Second Session of the Seventy-First Congress 1860-‘70 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1870), p. 350.
 Wayne County, Kentucky, Marriage Bonds Bk. 1875-1877, p. 77.
 See supra, n. 9.