1797 - 1879
A Query

John Teets

I'm trying to find the burial location of Philip/Phillip Hoffman, b. 1797, d. 1879. He died in Barbour County, but may have been buried in Monongalia County where he spent much of his life. See obituary below.
Thanks in advance for your help,

Descendants of Phillip Hoffman
Generation No. 1
1. PHILLIP4 HOFFMAN (JOHN3, JOHN2, HANNES JOHN1) was born February 18, 1797 in Monongalia CO., Morgantown, WV, and died January 09, 1879 in Barbour CO., WV. He married (1) ALTHEA SUMMERS August 26, 1820 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA, daughter of ALEXANDER SUMMERS and MARY VINEGAR. She was born February 01, 1799 in Prince George Co., MD, and died April 17, 1849 in Preston Co., WV. He married (2) PHOEBE ANN GOFF January 19, 1854 in Preston Co., (W)VA, daughter of SALATHIEL GOFF and MALINDA GARNER. She was born March 18, 1823 in Preston Co. (W) VA, and died January 17, 1904 in Marshall CO., WV.

Source: Don Norman: Philip and Althea are enumerated in the 1830 census of Monongalia County, (W)VA. They lived in what is now Clinton District of Mon. Co until about 1845, when they moved to Preston County, (W)VA.

Source: Don Norman: Philip and Phoebe Ann (Goff) -m- Jan. 19, 1854 , are enumerated in the 1860 and 1870 censuses of Preston County. Phoebe is enumerated in the 1880 census of Barbour County and the 1900 census of Marshall County, WV.

[Brøderbund Family Archive #290, Ed. 1, Census Index: VA, WV, Preston County, 1870 West Virginia Census, Date of Import: Feb 17, 2001, Internal Ref. #]
Individual: Hoffman, Phillip
Race: W
Age: 73
Birth place: VA
Township: Portland Twp
Microfilm: Roll 1697, Page 155

Obituary Morgantown Post:
Philip Hoffman, father of one of the editors of the Post, died at his residence in Barbour County, WV at 6 o'clock on Thursday evening, January 09, (1879) age 82 years, 1 month, 9 days. He was for many years a resident of Monogalia County, and lived in what is the now Clinton District, the place of his nativity. He was the oldest son of John and Sarah Hoffman, who emigrated from Berks County, PA about the year 1795 or '96, and settled on the "Old Hoffman Farm" near Smithtown. In 1845 or '46 he moved to Preston county, where he lived until about five years since, when he went to Barbour county. He was married in 1820 to Alethe Summers, daughter of Rev. Alexander Summers, of this county, and raised to their majority ten children -- eight of whom are still living. He leaves eight children, 56 grandchildren, about 86 great grand-children, three sisters, and many friends to mourn his loss, but our loss is his gain, and we hope his troubles are over. "Father, farewell"

Note: This obit was probably put in the paper by Philip's son Nimrod Nelson Hoffman. Nimrod was one of two editors of the Morgantown Post at that time. It is apparent that he was not fond of his father's second wife, Phoebe (Goff) Hoffman. Phoebe had four children, two of whom were Philip's: Harrison and Phoebe are not mentioned.

And no indication of where he was buried.
John Teets
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