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James B. Stamper

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 29 Jan 1864 (aged 66)
West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Grassy Creek, Morgan County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 88401199 · View Source
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21739. James B Stamper 4 was born on 13 Dec 1797 in VA, died on 30 Jan 1864 near Tricktown Bridge, Morgan Co. KY5 at age 66, and was buried in Buskirk, Morgan Co, KY.

General Notes: Clay Co, KY James Stamper, (next door to his parents); males 0-0-0-1 -0 -0 (oldest male is age 16-26), females; 1-0-1-0-0 (oldest female is a ge 16 -26)
Morgan co, KY James Stamper; males; 0-1-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0 olde st ma le is age 40-50; this James s/b about 43; females; 1-1-0-1-1-0-0-0 -0 olde st female is age 20-30, Rebecca Osborne Stamper s/b about 2
Also in hh are surname his illegitimate ch; Stamper, Matilda 12, Hiram 17, and George 18, all said to be ch of Polly Robinson
Morgan Co, KY; Hh 913-913; James B. Stamper, blacksmith, age 52, b. V A, wife is Rebecca 35, ch; James 15, Malinda 14 (dau by Sally Jones), Ma ry 13 a nd John 8 (ch of Polly Robinson), and Isom 7, all b
Also in this hh is John Robinson, age 19, b. KY
Morgan Co, KY; div 2; hh 181-181; James Stamper, age 63, b. NC [James.FTW]

It was during the Civil War that James B. Stamper was killed by Federal troops on January 30, 1864. His allegiance was with the South. His grandson, William H. Tutt, was a member of Co. E, 2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mount ed Rifles, CSA. When James Stamper was killed, his grands on was a prisoner of war and confined at Camp Morton, Indiana. Also, James' nephew was Captain Hiram H. Stamper of the 13th Kentucky Cavalry. Hiram had been taker prisoner at Gladeville, Virginia in 1863. James B. Stamper's pro-southern support led to his death.

In a letter written by Daniel D. Hurst to William L. Hurst on February 10, 1864, an eyewitness account of the shooting is detailed. Daniel Hurst was one of one hundred Federal troops who were scouring the mountain region of eastern Kentucky for Confederate soldiers. His letter, in part, reads as follows: 'We went to Wash Goodpaster's and made a charge on the house and got so me nine or ten prisoners and very bad ones. Among them was a man by the name of Michael, also Thomas Ross, Aca Cater, Jerry Plummer and two of Wash Goodpaster's sons whose names I have forgotten. We then went on some five miles to a man's house named Cecil and there put up for the night. Shortly after we got our horses fed we discovered a light some miles back the way we had come. We detailed twenty men to go see what was happening. They discovered that the Guerrillas had come in behind us and set fire to the home of a man named Vest which was destroyed. We immediately went in pursuit of them and surrounded them in the home of Big Jim Stamper. They showed fight and fired on us. We returned the fire, shooting through the cracks of t he log house and at the doors. When a door was torn down, they surrendered throwing their pistols into the yard. On entering the house we found old Stamper had been killed .'

Another letter written by Samuel Hurst to William Hurst on February 11, 1864 from Mt. Sterling, Kentucky claimed, 'We killed old Jim Stamper and a ring leader of the Guerrillas by the name Hamilton and took 19 prisoners.' Information on the death of James B. Stamper supplied by Tutt Lambert, Paxton Lake, 1443 Nauticus Cove, Loveland, OH 45140. It is believed that some of James B. Stamper's marriages were common-law arrangements. Land deeds show that his farm was situated on Grassy Creek, Morgan Co, Kentucky per Oliver Stamper (1945): James B. Stamper (William, James), farmer.: b. December 13, 179 7, either in NC or in what is now Letcher Co, Kentucky.

He had five wives, two or three of whom may have been common law wives, by all of whom he had children.
1st wife: Tamer Olson
2nd: Rebecca Osborn
3rd: Miss Hatton
4th: Miss Robinson
5th: Sallie Jones

James moved from Letcher Co to Morgan Co, Kentucky, either before or at the time his father did. Have conflicting reports about his death. according to one report he was killed by Union soldiers January 29, 1864. His Grandson, James H. Stamper, says he died in 1858 at West Liberty, Morgan C o, Kentuck y. He is buried at or near Grassycreek Kentucky.

Noted events in his life were:
• Census: 1820.
• Census: 1840.
• Census: 1850.
• Census: 1860.

James married Tamar Tolson on 16 Nov 1817 in Floyd Co, KY.15 Tamar was born between 1785 and 1795 in NC? and died from about 1824 to 1825 in Prob Letcher Co, KY.
Children from this marriage were:

Sarah H. 'Sallie' Stamper was born on 16 Dec 1819 in Letcher Co, KY, died in Feb 1886 in Wolfe Co, KY at age 66, and was buried in Tutt-Faulkner Family Cemetery In Wolfe Co, KY.

William Dixon Stamper was born about 1821 in Letcher Co, KY and died after 1880 in Prob Magoffin Co, KY.

James next married Miss Hatton about 1825. Miss was born about 1800.
The child from this marriage was:

Rachel Stamper was born about 1826 in KY and died before 1870 in Morgan Or Letcher Co, KY.

James next married Polly Robinson about 1831. Polly was born on 2 Aug 1812.
Children from this marriage were:

George H Robinson Stamper was born on 9 Jun 1831 in Letcher Co, KY.

Hiram H. Robinson Stamper was born on 1 Feb 1833 in Morgan Co, KY.
Noted events in his life were:
• Census: 1850.
• Census: 1860.
Hiram married Rausa Long, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 6 Feb 1851 in Morgan Co, KY. Rausa was born about 1837 in NC. Another name for Rausa was Rosaline Laura Long.

John W. Robinson Stamper was born on 18 Jun 1836 in Letcher Co, KY and died in 1905 in Ozark, Lawrence Co, MO? at age 69.

Matilda Robinson Stamper was born on 16 Jan 1839.

Dorothy Crockett Stamper was born on 28 Feb 1842.

James next married Rebecca Osborne, daughter of James Osborne and Sarah Sparkman, on 21 Mar 1833 in Morgan Co, KY. Rebecca was born on 20 Jan 1815 in NC and died on 25 Jan 1898 at age 83.

Marriage Notes: Morgan Co, KY
Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 9 Aug 1833.

Noted events in her life were:
• Census: 1850.
• Census: 1860.
• Census: 1870.

Children from this marriage were:

James Moore 'Crippled Jim' Stamper was born on 27 Dec 1834 in Morgan Co, KY and died on 25 Jan 1898 in Morgan Or Clark Co, KY? at age 63.

Mary Ann 'Polly' Stamper was born on 28 Oct 1837 in KY and died between 1917 and 1918 in Wolfe Co, KY.

Isom Stamper was born about 1843 in KY.

Noted events in his life were:
• Census: 1850.
• Census: 1860.

James next married Sarah 'Sallie' Jones about 1835. Sarah was born about 1800. Another name for Sarah was Sarah 'Sally' Jones. The child from this marriage was:

Malinda Jane Jones Stamper was born on 9 Sep 1835 in Morgan Co, KY and died on 6 May 1880 at age 44.

Info from Stampers.org
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Individual Record
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Pedigree Resource File

James B Stamper Compact Disc #119 Pin #605098
Sex: M
Event(s)
Birth: 1797 Virginia
Death: 29 Jan 1864 Morgan Co, Ky
Parents
Marriage(s)
Spouse: Rebecca Osborn Disc #119 Pin #606280
Marriage: 21 Mar 1833 Morgan Co, Ky

Notes and Sources
Notes: None
Sources: None
Submitter
Andrea C CONLEY
876 North 1010 West Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062
Submission Search: 2358732-0822105224446
URL:
CD-ROM: Pedigree Resource File - Compact Disc #119
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Individual Record
FamilySearch.org
Pedigree Resource File

James B. Stamper Compact Disc #118 Pin #314451
Sex: M
Event(s)
Birth: 31 Dec 1797 Letcher Co., Kentucky
Parents
Father: William "Tater Bill" Stamper -- Sheriff Disc #118 Pin #309651
Mother: Emily Millie Polly Disc #118 Pin #309663

Notes and Sources
Notes: None
Sources: None
Submitter
David BURT
6961 So. Foxflower Ct West Jordan Utah 84084
Submission Search: 2364764-0415105134237
URL:
CD-ROM: Pedigree Resource File - Compact Disc #118
CD-ROM Features: Pedigree View, Family View, Individual View, Reports, Downloadable GEDCOM files, Notes and Sources.
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Info by original memorial creator:

James was the son of William Stamper b 1774 NC, and Emily Millie Polly b 1778 NC. He appears to have been married three times. He married 1) Tamar Tolson. They had the following children:

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Find A Grave contributor a elmham has made a suggestion to you (10-23-13) regarding your Find A Grave memorial for James Stamper.

Their suggestion:
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James B Stamper wasn't killed in the Ticktown Bridge Massacre by rebel scum who murdered five young draftees on their way to join the Army. He was killed in anti-terrorist operations against the band that perpetuated that outrage and others. "Old James Stamper" provided support and shelter for the bandits pretending to be rebel soldiers who infested the area. (I say pretended because many were deserters and none served in regular military units recognized by the Confederate government.) Google Henry C Hurst & letter to find original source for both the massacre and Stamper's death.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: rhondajo
  • Added: 11 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88401199
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James B. Stamper (13 Dec 1797–29 Jan 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88401199, citing Stamper Family Cemetery, Grassy Creek, Morgan County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .