|Birth: ||Mar. 22, 1774|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 1852|
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William 'Tater Bill' Stamper was born 22 Mar 1774 in Granville Or Surry Co, NC,2 died on 30 Apr 1852 in Grassy Creek, Morgan Co, KY, and was buried in Stamper Cemetery; Grassy Creek, Morgan Co, KY.
Oliver Stamper in his book, "Descendants of James Stamper 1750-1826" (1945), wrote:
William Stamper, farmer, trapper, hunter and trader. Referred to by some of his descendants as Old Billie or Old William b. March 22, 1774, in NC.m. Emily (Millie) Polly, daughter of Edward (Edwin or Edmund} and Agnes (Mullins) Polly. Between 1796 and 1800, just before or just after his marriage, William migrated from the vicinity of Grassycreek, NC and settled on Rockhouse at or near the mouth of Colly.
After the birth of all his children he and wife moved to Morgan Co, KY, where he died April 30, 1852. His wife died April 17, 1850. Both are buried in Stamper Cemetery at Grassycreek, Morgan Co, Kentucky Some of his children also settled in Morgan County.
Carole Bays has contributed much to the descendants of this family, citing birth, death, marriage, obits, and census records (Nov 1997)
Carolyn Wilson Dyer, Nov 1997, has also contributed much, citing sources as multiple Letcher Co, KY census reports. Letcher Co Methodist Heritage, The Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Information on William Stamper came from the East Ky, page 9, 1-4, 1965-1969 E KY Vol.1 #2, Sept. 1965 William and Millie migrated to Kentucky on Rockhouse near the mouth of Colly. A fter the birth of their 12 children they moved to Morgan County. Will iam was known by several nicknames such as 'Old Billy', 'Old William ', or ' Tater Bill'. William was one of the Justices present at the June term of Perry County Kentucky Court in 1822. He was sheriff of Perry County in 1829 and his son, Hiram was his deputy. After the birth of their children, they moved to Morgan Co, Kentucky.
The work of Oliver Stamper indicates that William Stamper migrated to Kentucky from North Carolina between 1796 and 1800. If that is true, William 's residence in Kentucky may not have been permanent until later since census records indicate that his oldest children, including the twins Isaac D. and Nancy (born Sep 19, 1816) were born in North Carolina. In 1812 William Stamper, a resident of Clay Co, Kentucky, sold land at Grassy Creek in Ashe Co, North Carolina. (Source: Ashe Co, NC Deeds). The evidence seems to indicate that William came to Kentucky first, and was perhaps back and forth a bit, later brought his parents from North Carolina to Kentucky, and they were followed by his brother Thomas Moore Stamper. Oliver Stamper says William first settled on Rockhouse at or near the mouth of Colly Creek in present-day Letcher Co, Kentucky and moved to Morgan Co, after the birth of all of his children
Noted events in his life were:
• Census: 1800.
• Census: 1820.
• Census: 1830.
• Census: 1840.
• Research Notes: 1830.
William Stamper married Emily 'Milly' Polly before 1797 in NC?. Emily was born on 2 Aug 1778 in Pittsylvania Co, VA, died on 17 Apr 1850 in Morgan Co, Kentucky at age 71, and was buried in Stamper Cemetery; Grassy Creek, Morgan Co, KY.
Children from this marriage were:
James B Stamper was born on 13 Dec 1797 in VA, died on 30 Jan 1864 near Tricktown Bridge, Morgan Co. KY at age 66, and was buried in Buskirk, Morgan Co, KY.
Sarah 'Sallie' Stamper was born on 15 Nov 1799 in NC? VA? and died on 30 Nov 1874 in Carter Co, KY? at age 75.
Martha Stamper was born on 23 Feb 1801.
Rachel Stamper was born on 20 Feb 1803 in Letcher Co, KY and died on 24 Jan 1896 in Letcher Co, KY at age 92.
Hiram H. Stamper was born on 19 Apr 1806 in NC and died on 14 Jul 1847 in Morgan Co, KY at age 41.
Isom Stamper was born on 10 Nov 1806 in VA, died on 4 Mar 1899 in Turkey Creek, Letcher Co, KY at age 92, and was buried about 6 Mar 1899 in J. H. Colonel Stamper Cemetery, Turkey Creek, Letcher Co, KY.
John Whitaker 'Whit' Stamper was born on 28 May 1808 in Letcher Co, KY, died on 26 Jun 1849 in Letcher Co, KY at age 41, and was buried in Head Of Elkhorn Creek (now Jenkins) in Letcher Co, KY.
Elizabeth Stamper was born on 16 Jan 1811 in Perry Co, Ky and died on 6 Mar 1870 in Quicksand, KY at age 59.
Melinda Stamper was born on 29 May 1814 in Perry Co, Ky and died on 18 May 1894 in Knott Co, KY at age 79.
Isaac Daniel Stamper was born on 19 Sep 1816 in Letcher Co, KY and died on 27 Sep 1865 in Letcher Co, KY at age 49.
Nancy Stamper was born on 19 Sep 1816 in Ashe Co, NC and was buried in Gladstone Cemetery, Morgan Co, KY.
William M. Buckner Stamper was born on 1 May 1820 in KY and died in Letcher Or Owen Co?, KY.
Mary 'Polly' Stamper was born on 30 Apr 1823 in KY Or NC and died in 1880 in Letcher Co, KY at age 57.
Ancestral File v4.19
William (Tater Bill) STAMPER (AFN: 1BK0-N4Q)
Birth: 22 Mar 1774 Granville County, North Carolina
Death: 30 Apr 1852 Grassy Creek, Morgan, Kentucky
Burial: Grassy Creek, Morgan, Kentucky
Father: James STAMPER (AFN: J5DF-6X)
Mother: Sarah (Salley) MOORE (AFN: J5DF-74)
Spouse: Emily POLLY (AFN: 1BK0-N5X)
James W. Stamper (1750 - 1826)
Sarah Moore Stamper (1749 - 1839)
Emily Polly Stamper (1778 - 1850)*
James B. Stamper (1797 - 1864)*
Isom Stamper (1806 - 1899)*
John Whitaker Stamper (1808 - 1849)*
Stamper Family Cemetery
Created by: Debra"Polly"~♫+...
Record added: Apr 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88955577