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Frederick Stump, Jr
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Birth: 1766
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr., 1799
Warren County
Kentucky, USA

Was one of several victims of America's first serial killers - The Harpe/Harp Brothers (actually cousins).

According to all but one story Frederick Jr. was hunting on his farm near Bowling Green when the Harpes stumbled upon him, slit his throat & stole his rifle. He was disemboweled, filled with stones & dumped in the Barren River on or about 4/12/1799.

The one story claims he noticed smoke rising across the river from his home. Assuming he had new neighbors he went to visit them with a turkey, a string of fish & his fiddle. But instead of new neighbors he found the murderous Harpes.
Family links: 
  Frederick Stump (1724 - 1822)
  Anna Snavely Stump (1725 - 1804)
  Jacob Stump (1758 - 1780)*
  Barbary Stump Cox (1762 - 1856)*
  Frederick Stump (1766 - 1799)
  Christopher Stump (1778 - 1821)*
*Calculated relationship
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Murdered & dumped in Big Barren River
Created by: DMLeForce
Record added: Aug 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55745098

- DMLeForce
 Added: Aug. 2, 2010

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