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Surname Saturday #23: Hovis/Hoffman (Illegitimate Line)

This has been an extremely difficult line to research. But, thanks to a very helpful lead from a newly found cousin a few years ago, I was able to knock down a brick-wall and find a wealth of information. Here is what I know on this family:

1. Ellen P. Hovis
b. 04 Mar 1824, Lincoln County, North Carolina
d. 1870/1880, Carroll County, Mississippi
m1. Robert Caneda/Kenedy; 23 Jan 1840, Lincoln County, North Carolina
m2. William S. Martin; 02 Sep 1845, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Margaret E. Kenedy, b. abt 1841, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Mary C. Martin, b. abt 1846, Gaston County, North Carolina
*Elmira Terissa Martin, b. 28 Jan 1848, Gaston County, North Carolina
*Samuel Christopher Columbus Martin, b. 02 Feb 1850, Gaston County, North Carolina
*Saliana Martin, b. abt 1854, Gaston County, North Carolina
*John L. Martin, b. Feb 1856, Gaston County, North Carolina
*Nancy Martin, b. abt 1858, Gaston County, North Carolina
*Ollie M. Martin, b. abt 1860, Mississippi

2. Jonas Hoyle Hoffman
b. abt 1788, Lincoln County, North Carolina
d. 1829, Lincoln County, North Carolina
m1. Mary Costner; abt 1813, Lincoln County, North Carolina
m2. Mary "Polly" Hovis; NOT MARRIED
*Eli Hoffman, b. 30 Feb 1814, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Michael Hoffman, b. 28 Dec 1816, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Jacob W. Hoffman, b. 10 Nov 1818, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Jonas Hoffman, b. 20 Jun 1820, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Ephraim Hoffman, b. 01 Jul 1822, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Ellen P. Hovis, (above) ILLEGITIMATE WITH MARY "POLLY" HOVIS
*Miles Hoffman, b. 12 Jul 1825, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*John McLean Hoffman, b. 10 May 1827, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Lanie Salena Hoffman, b. 01 Apr 1829, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Anna Mary Hoffman, b. 01 Apr 1829, Lincoln County, North Carolina

3. John Hoffman "Rich John", Revolutionary War soldier
b. abt 1760, Germany
d. 24 Sep 1832, Lincoln County, North Carolina
m. Margaret Hovis; abt 1785, probably Lincoln County, North Carolina.
*John Hoffman, b. abt 1786, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Jonas Hoyle Hoffman, (above)
*Catharine Hoffman, b. Jan 1790, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Jacob Hoffman, b. abt 1792, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Elizabety "Betsy" Hoffman, b. 01 Jun 1794, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Daniel Hoffman, b. 21 Jun 1797, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Joseph Hoffman, b. abt 1800, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Adam Hoffman, b. abt 1802, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Susanna Hoffman, b. abt 1804, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Peter Hoffman, b. 10 Mar 1808, Lincoln County, North Carolina

4. Jacob Hoffman (speculative information)
b. abt 1716, Germany
d. abt 1789, probably North Carolina

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