Sam Huff

Birth Name: Robert Lee Huff

Date of Birth: October 4, 1934

Place of Birth: Edna, West Virginia, U.S.

Date of Death: November 13, 2021

Place of Death: Winchester, Virginia, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, German

Sam Huff was an American professional football player. He was a linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins.

Sam was the son of Catherine and Oral Huff. He was raised in a coal mining camp. Sam had three children with his former wife Mary Helen.

Sam’s paternal grandfather was James Alexander Huff (the son of Ahi J. Huff and Julia Ann Frances Poe). Ahi was born in Virginia, the son of Henry C. Huff and Catharine Hardman.

Sam’s paternal grandmother was Martha Jane Burgoyne/Burgione (the daughter of Henry Harrison Burgoyne and Elizabeth Catherine Guthrie). Henry was born in West Virginia, the son of Thomas Burgoyne and Nancy Doan Bennett. Elizabeth was born in West Virginia, the daughter of William Guthrie and Sarah Hartman.

Sam’s maternal grandfather was Isaac Hartzell (the son of Marcell B. Hartzell and Rebecca J. Whipkey). Marcell was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Jonas Hartzell and Anna M. Whipkey. Rebecca was born in West Virginia, the daughter of Jonathan Whipkey and Nancy Miner.

Sam’s maternal grandmother was Nancy Jane Higganbotham (the daughter of John M. Higganbotham and Mary Jane Gump).

Source: Genealogy of Sam Huff (focusing on his father’s side) –

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