Stamper Hall, Lincoln University
June 22, 2003
I was particularly interested in trying to trace the John Stamper
listed in the Cherokee Connections on the Stamper website. Our
family is mixed - the Hayes
side is Scottish, Cherokee and my great-grandmother was a mulatto.
Stamper side, my grandfather, James Monroe Stamper was mixed
Cherokee or Cherokee and white and his mother was white (believe
it or not).
I have read however, that Georgia was one of the states where
that was legal
way back when (something to do with indentured servants). That
is why I am
trying to find out if there is a connection between that John
Stamper on the
Dawes Roll listed on the website and my great-grandfather - John
Henry Stamper. They all were from north GA (Chatooga County)
which was in or near Cherokee Territory.
My grandfather, James
Monroe Stamper, was a master brickmason and had 10 children.
His father, John, was a farmer and owned his property free and
Had 12 children. My uncle Cletus Stamper, Ph.D. (deceased) was
dean of the dept.
of Buisiness Administration at Lincoln University in Jefferson
City, MO and there
is a new School of Economics building named for him - Stamper
The dedication was last fall.
I've attached a few pictures
- Henry Lucien Stamper, age 91 (92 in Aug);
James Alvin Stamper (90) with Rubye Gewndolyn Stamper Hughes,
my mother (75); and a picture of Stamper Hall, Lincoln Univeristy.
Look forward to talking
to you some more. Don't know if you are interested
in anything else since we would probably be pretty distant cousins.