Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 9:56 PM
To: Golden Ferguson
Subject: Re: Family history
I've only just dabbled a bit in family history, but recently
have become more interested and more dedicated. I've mainly been
researching my Mothers side but I found a couple of old photos
today which made me pull out the Stamper info. After checking
out your site I saw that I could add some info there and hench
my earlier email.
I'll start with my great grandfather, Abney Lucian Stamper. You
have him listed as # 72. He was born in 1876 and died in 1959.
I can come up with exact dates for both, I just can't lay my
hands on them this minute. His first wife was Leila Crouch who
was born 7/29/1874 and died 2/18/ 1949. He married again to a
woman named Edna but that is all I know about her. I know my
great grandfather didn't particulary like his name and usually
went by A. L..
Abney was a minister who preached around central Indiana mainly
Springport and Yorktown. He was born in KY. He had 3 sons First
there was Wilburne Clay, then Joseph Herbert and finally Allan.
I think Wilburne was born in 1898, Joe was born March 16, 1900.
I don't know that much about Allan except he was the youngest
and a doctor.
Anyway, Wilburne Clay was married to Mariah Shepard and to them
were born several children. Wilburne, Jr is my Uncle and he just
turned 90 on July 27th. He had/has several brothers and sisters....
Mary, Leila, Patsy and Milton. Milt has done quit a bit with
the Stamper family geneology and he may have contacted you several
years ago. Wilburne Jr married Ruth Anna Williams on Nov 13,1938
and they had 3 children.... Anne Stamper 12/43, John Walter 12/46
and Mark Clay 1950.
Joseph Herbert Stamper was my Grandfather. He was born in Bath
Co, KY, as I stated earlier, March 16, 1900. He married Gladys
Painter Livezey from Springport, IN, about 1922. And he became
a Dr. later specializing in Anesthesia. They lived in Middletown
for many years and had 3 kids there. My father, Robert Joseph
Stamper, was born Nov 9, 1924 He also became a MD. Next born
was his sister, Joyce Elaine Stamper, 10/9/29. She married Phillip
H. Petro. They had 2 daughters Janet Lynn 3/14/53 and Judith
Ann 7/55. My Father and his sister resided with their families
in Anderson, IN
My Uncle, John Lloyd Stamper, was the last born in 1933, I think.
Feb 10th. He retired from Dentistry and still resides with his
2nd wife Shirley Cory Stamper in Greencastle, IN . With his first
wife, Marian Riggs Stamper, they had 4 kids. Sharon, born around
1958, Susan around 1960, Joseph around 1961 and Paul Robert around
My Father Dr. Robert Joseph Stamper married my Mother, Mary Alice
Williams, June 7, 1949. She was born and raised in New Castle,
IN. and was the daugther of Walter and Lucy Waters Williams.
She was born Oct 30, 1924.
I was born on Feb 23, 1953 in Seattle, WA while my Dad was in
the Navy. My brother, Gregory L. Stamper was born Dec 6. 1954
and my sister Lisa Ann Stamper was born Sept 6, 1959, both in
I married Laura Anne Cook, 11/6/52, from San Francisco, CA on
June 25, 1983. Our only child Robert James Joseph Stamper was
born on Aug 12, 1985. We all live in Greencastle, IN.
My Brother married Janice Fredericks in Dec of 1983 and they
have 3 children..... Matthew Frederick 1/12/85, Mitchell Gregory
5/11/87 and Melany Lisa 7/29/92
My Sister married John G. Collier in Aug of 1980. They have one
son John Robert Collier 5/23/82
This is all I can come up with right now..... not sure of all
my dates, but they are close...... I hope you can figure all
Did you ever correspond with a lady named Lorraine Stamper Enlow
from Great Falls, Montana? She gave me a lot of info on the Stamper's
a long time ago. Her Father was one of Abney's brothers, James
Lock, I believe.
I am also going to send you a couple of photos I found today
and mentioned earlier.... they are what turned me from working
on my Mothers geneology to the Stampers this evening....
Thanks for all your hard work..... just the little I've done
makes me realize the hours & hours you have spent researching
and putting the pieces together..... I really appreciate it!