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 John Whit Stamper

John Whit Stamper

Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
Death 4 Jul 1907 (aged 68)
Petersville, Lewis County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Concord, Lewis County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 88967071 · View Source
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John Whit Stamper was born on 20 Jul 1838 in Letcher Co, KY. He was the son of John Whitaker "Whitt" Stamper and Lucinda 'Lucy' or 'Cinda' Hogg. He died on 4 Jul 1907 in Petersville, Lewis Co, KY at age 68.

General Notes: Farmer/Baptist Minister Letcher Co, KY John, age 12, b. KY Letcher co, KY: John Stamper, age 31, wife is Margerene 21, ch; Jane 7, Rosetty 3, and Lurany 1, all b. KY, Letcher co, KY: John W. Stamper, age 41, wife is margarine, 37?, ch; rosa 13, Louranie 11, William H. 9, James W. 7, John 5, Lucinda 3, a nd Thom as 1, all b. KY Lewis Co, KY; John W. (indexed as John M.) Stamper, head, b. July 183 8, wife is Margarine Jul 1852, ch; John C. mar 1875, Thomas W. mar 187 9, Ann ie Nov 1880, Samuel B. 1884, Jesse H. jul 1887, Luran 1800 Letcher co, KY census. age 12 in 1850 Letcher Co, KY Census.

"Descendants of James Stamper 1750-1826" (1945) by Oliver Stamper states that John Whit Stamper (John Whit, William' James) farmer and Baptist preacher. b. July 20, 1838, in what is now Letcher Co, Kentucky. md. Margerene Francis, daughter of Thomas and Lourana (Polly) Francis. John was an orderly in Southern Army during the war between the States. They lived for a time on Mallet Fork of Carr in what is now Knott Co, Kentucky and about 1885 moved with their family to Petersville, Lewis Co, Kentucky, where he died July 4, 1907, and she died October 5, 1908.

They are buried in the McEldowney Cemetery in Lewis Co, Kentucky. Adds children; Melissa, Anna, Benjamin, & Jessie H.[James.FTW]

John Whit was an orderly in the Southern Army during the Civil War. He a nd Margerene lived for a time on Mallet Fork of Carr's which is now Knott Co, KY. They moved c. 1883 by horse and wagon to Petersville, Lewis C o, KY They drove 100 cattle in front of the wagons and farmers would let them spend the night. It took them 11 days to arrive at Lewis County. Their wagons wre packed with only food. John and Margerene are both buried at McEldowney Cemetery, Lewis Co, KY

Noted events in his life were:
• Census: 1850.
• Census: 1870.
• Census: 1880.
• Census: 1900.

John married Margerene Polly Francis, daughter of Thomas Francis and Lourana (Mrs Hagins) Polly, about 1861 in Letcher Co, KY?. Margerene was born on 3 Jul 1842 in Letcher Co, KY and died on 5 Oct 1908 in Petersville, Lewis Co, KY at age 66.

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

• Alt. Marriage: 1860.

Children from this marriage were:

Melissa Stamper was born on 15 Jan 1862 in Letcher Co, KY and died on 27 Jun 1885 in Petersville, Lewis Co, KY at age 23.

Rosetta S. Stamper was born on 15 Jan 1867 and died on 9 Mar 1903 in Lewis Co, KY at age 36.

Lourania Stamper was born on 15 Oct 1868 in Letcher Co, KY and died on 27 Jan 1944 in Lewis Co, KY at age 75.

William Riley Stamper was born on 30 May 1871 in Letcher Or Knott Co, KY171 and died on 4 Oct 1945 in Portsmouth, OH171 at age 74.

James Winchester Stamper was born on 12 May 1873 in Letcher Co, KY and died on 21 Mar 1896 in Lewis Co, KY at age 22.

John C. Stamper was born on 3 Mar 1875 in Letcher Co, KY and died on 20 Jul 1964 in Portsmouth, OH at age 89.
John married Lucy Burke Davis in 1953. Lucy was born about 1880.

Lucinda Stamper 54 was born on 13 Feb 1877 in Letcher Co, KY and died on 25 May 1949 in Fayette Co, KY172 at age 72.

Thomas Whitt Stamper was born on 23 Mar 1879 in Letcher Co, KY and died on 5 Sep 1914 at age 35.

Anna Elizabeth Stamper was born on 25 Nov 1880 in Letcher Co, KY and died on 2 Feb 1955 in Fleming Co, KY at age 74.

Samuel Benjamin Stamper was born on 3 Apr 1884 in Lewis Co, KY and died on 30 Dec 1945 in Lewis Co, KY at age 61.

Jesse Harland Stamper was born on 1 Jul 1887 in Lewis Co, KY, died on 1 Jan 1936 in Winchester, OH at age 48, and was buried on 3 Jan 1936 in McEldowney Cemetery, KY; Later Moved to Cherry Fork, Adams Co, OH.
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Sex: M

Birth: Abt 1838 Letcher Co, Ky
Father: John Whitt STAMPER (AFN: 1BK0-P2H)
Mother: Lucinda HOGG (AFN: 1BK0-P3P)
Individual Record
1880 United States Census


Other Information:
Birth Year <1839>
Birthplace KY
Age 41
Occupation Farmer
Marital Status M
Race W
Head of Household John W. STAMPER
Relation Self
Father's Birthplace KY
Mother's Birthplace KY

Source Information:
Census Place Carson, Letcher, Kentucky
Family History Library Film 1254428
NA Film Number T9-0428
Page Number 595B

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