William Huff's Descendants

William P. Huff

David (Bud) Stewart
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 Savana
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.

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