Welcome to the Acuff-Ecoff Family Archives On-Line!


It is with extremely deep sorrow that we share the news of the unexpected passing of one of our most-passionate and dedicated family historians, Patricia Ann Acuff Wolfe (1938-2015). There are no words to describe how much her efforts to discover and preserve our family's heritage have facilitated our documentation of Acuffs and variants world-wide and throughout history. Ann was an expert on her branch of the Acuff family: descendants of James W. Acuff and Nancy Hutcheson, pioneer settlers of Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

Ann was the daughter of Thomas Rye Acuff, Sr., and his wife, Margaret Onese Davis. Tommy was the son of Claude Harding Acuff, grandson of James Hamable Acuff, great-grandson of William McKindrey Acuff, great-great-grandson of James W. Acuff (above), and great-great-great-grandson of John and Nancy (née Watson) Acuff, founders of Puncheon Camp Baptist Church in Grainger County, Tennessee, in 1802.

We were blessed by the Divine with Ann's life and presence among us. Godspeed, precious spirit. Revel in the knowledge and answers you've received and all the ancestral welcomes that were awaiting your arrival.


Ann Wolfe

If your surname or family history research includes any variant of

Acuff -- Acoff -- Achuff -- Ascough -- etc. or Ecoff -- Eckoff -- Ecough

, we want to hear from you!


This site has existed since 1996 in various forms. In 2014, we had to take down most of the content in order to revise and update the underlying structure that drives our site and the family tree data. Unfortunately, our all-volunteer "staff" got side-tracked by responsibilities of day-to-day life.

We're beginning to make information available again, with the following items already activated

Please check back periodically for more.

We also encourage you to join us on Facebook. Two active groups are Acuffs and The Acoff's.

To learn more about our genealogy DNA project click here.

If you have questions or comments, please click here.

If you have information, old photos, transcribed letters/obituaries/journals/documents, or anything else to share, we would dearly love to add it to our digital document or photo collection as they come back on-line. Click here to request a contributor login for the site.