William Huff's Descendants
William P. Huff
David "Bud" Stewart, great great grandson and Debra Stewart, his wife
In 1984, the diaries were discovered in a trunk that had belonged to Bud's
grandmother. Bud contacted Mr. Bill Coate when he was in Matagorda County
working on another project concerning a local man. Mr. Coate took the diaries
back to California with him and started authenticating them. Mr. Coate has
worked on these diaries for about 20 years. These members of the Stewart family
are accompanying the students on this journey.
Melva and Savanna Stewart, Great great great granddaughters
Hannah, great great great great granddaughter
This educational project is a partnership venture of Madera Unified School District, Madera, California; the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; the Texas Historical Commission; and the many generous and gracious communities along the route.