Descendants of Jonathan Stamper and Rachel Parks


picture

First Generation


1. Jonathan Stamper,1 son of Powell Stamper and Mary Martha Brooks, was born on 21 Apr 1719 in Middlesex Co, VA,1 was christened on 24 May 1719 in Middlesex Co, VA, and died in 1799 in Wilkes Co, NC at age 80.

General Notes: Wilkes Co, NC, Jonathan Stamper, 2 males 16 and up, 2 females, 1 slave
The birth and baptism (May 24, 1719) of Jonathan Stamper, Sr., is re co rd ed in the Registry of Christ Church Parish, Middlesex Co, V A. We ha ve no o ther records of Jonathan until we find him, his family, a nd some o ther Sta mpers living in Amherst Co, VA in 1763. We do not kn ow the da te that Jona than Stamper, Sr., arrived in Amherst Co, VA, b ut he was the re in 1755, wh en his son, Joel, was born. Jonathan Stampe r, Sr., and h is family were among the first settlers in t he area that be came Wilkes C o, NC (then Rowan Co, NC). They arrived in Wil kes County ar ound 1767, fr om Amherst Co, VA. The destination of Jonathan S tamper, Sr ., and his fami ly was the land called 'Lord Granville's Domain b etween t he Yadkin and t he Catawba Rivers' in North Carolina. North Caroli na h ad been establish ed originally as a proprietary colony belonging to ei g ht English lord s. In 1729, seven of these lords sold their righ ts to t he colony to the K ing, but one, the Earl of Granville, refus ed to part wi th his share whic h, in 1744, was set apart with specified b oundaries. Pa rt of his 'domai n' consisted of a vast area which had be en organized in 17 49, as Anson C o, but from which Rowan County had be en cut off as a separa te county in 1 753. Shortly after Rowan County h ad been created, the coun ty seat was est ablished and named initially Row an Court House, but this w as later chang ed to Salisbury. North Caroli na was the first colony to be settled by t he yeomen farmers a nd ex-inden tured servants from the tidewater area of V irginia. Prior to 17 52, the re were virtually no settlers in the For ks of the Yadkin. The settl e rs of this region were largely of English sto ck, though there was a sub st antial number of Germans. The Stampers initia lly lived on Bugaboo Cree k, near the present-day to wn of Ronda, Wilkes C o, NC. They moved to t he Roaring River area in the 17 80's. Jonathan Stamp er, Sr., and so me of his sons owned land in Montgome ry Co, VA (which th en included t he territory that is now Kentucky). There are enough recor ds in Wilkes C o, NC for one to determine that the St ampers were in NC sev eral years be fore the first state grants were issu ed to them in the ear ly 1780's. Ye t, the Montgomery Co, VA records provi de enough Stamper info rmation f or one to conclude there was some moving ba ck and forth over t he VA/NC b order before their final settlement in NC. Surry County was form ed from R owan Co, NC in 1770. Wilkes County was form ed from the western p art of S urry County in 1777. Ashe County was formed f rom Wilkes in 179 9, which t hen included Alleghany County and a part of Wau tauga County. Ac cordi ng to the book, 'History of North Carolina Baptists', the Wilkes Co u n ty area had the largest Baptist population of any other area in t he en ti re world during the years 1772-1778. Mar. 7, 1763. Amherst Co, V A. Jo hn FREEMAN & wife Abigail to Jonathan STAM PER, £40, 200 acres on St onehou se Creek. (Amherst Co, VA, Deed Book A, p.1 03.) (On Sept. 16, 176 5, Jonat han Stamper, Sr., received a Virginia Land Gra nt of 124 acr es in Amher st County [Patents No. 36, 1764-1767 p. 881].) (In July 176 6, Jonathan a nd his wife Rachel, sold the Virginia Grant to Jo hn Rowze e, [Deed Bo ok B, p. 100].) (On Oct. 3, 1768, Jonathan sold the land purch ased from Jo hn and Abigail F reeman to Joseph Richard [Deed Book B, p. 38 3].) 1771 T ax List, Surry Co, NC. JONATHAN STAMPER 1772 Tax List, Surry C o, NC. JONAT HAN STAMPER 1772, Surry Co, NC. JONATHAN STAMPER was a consta ble. 1777 T ax List, Surry Co, NC, Capt. Benjamin Cleveland's Dist. JONATH AN STA MP ER 1778, Wilkes Co, NC. JONATHAN STAMPER granted a license to op erate an o rdi nary (inn). Richard ALLEN and Benjamin CLEVELAND, securitie s. (No v. 9, 1778, Jonathan entered a claim for 314 acres of land on Bugab oo C re ek in Wilkes Co, NC. Jacob Stamper and Andrew Canady were the cha in carr i ers for this survey, and the grant was issued on March 25, 1780 .) May 3 0, 1778, Wilkes Co, NC. JONATHAN STAMPER entered 320 acres on Bug ab oo Cre ek against the Old Mill to CANADY's (KENNEDY's) line, includi ng JONA TH AN STAMPER, Jr.'s, improvement. (Wilkes Co, NC, Land Entry Boo k, No. 1 30 .) Oct. 24, 1778, Wilkes Co, NC. George PARKES entered 150 acr es on Bug aboo C reek about a mile above JONATHAN STAMPER's. (George PARK ES marked o ut, W m. TOLBEY written in.) (Wilkes Co, NC, Land Entry Boo k, No. 480.) Fe b. 6, 1779, Wilkes Co, NC. JONATHAN STAMPER, SR., enter ed 100 acr es on t he waters of Bugaboo Creek at his other entry. (Wilk es Co, NC, La nd Ent ry Book, No. 799.) (Oct. 2, 1779, Jonathan enter ed a claim for la nd on Bugaboo Creek for 2 08 acres, and Thos Payne, Sen r. and Josiah Stamp er were the chain carrie rs for this survey that was i ssued Oct. 23, 1782 .) Nov. 8, 1779, Wilkes Co, NC. Thomas PAYNE, Jr., ent ered 100 acres on t he w aters of Big Bugaboo Creek on JONATHAN STAMPER 's line. (Wilkes Co, N C, La nd Entry Book, No. 1273.) Dec. 31, 1779, Wilk es Co, NC. John BAKER e ntered 200 acres on a fork of Cr anberry Cre ek on north side branch, ru ns into creek north side of Turkey K nob inclu ding the good land. (John BA KER & Solomon BAKER marked out; JONAT HAN STA MPER written in.) (Wilkes C o, NC, Land Entry Book, No. 1457.) Mar. 25, 17 80, Wilkes Co, NC. Land Gra nt to JONATHAN STAMPER, 314 acres Bu gaboo Cre ek, line between STAMPER a nd Andrew CANADA (CANNADY). (Wilkes C o, NC, De ed Book A-1, p.267.) Land R ecords, Montgomery Co, VA (Book A, p. 55). JON ATHAN STAMPER, 300 acr es on Steep Hill Branch JACOB STAMPER, 200 acr es on Brush Creek JOEL STAMP ER, 100 acres on Muddy Branch POWELL STAMPE R, 200 acres on Chestnut Rid ge 1782 Tax List. Montgomery Co, VA. JACOB ST AMPER JAMES STAMPER JOEL STAM PER JONATHAN STAMPER, JR. JONATHAN STAMPE R, SR. JOSIAH STAMPER POWELL STAM PER (May 30, 1782, Jonathan Stamper requ ested a survey of 300 acres to b eg in at the Steep Hill Branch and r un up the branch, so as to include h is im provements. Land Records of Mon tgomery Co, VA [Book A, p. 55]) Ju ly 25, 1783, Wilkes Co, NC. Deed from W m. LENOIR to JONATHAN STAMPE R, £1 0, 30 acres north side of New RIv er at mouth of Fighting Creek. La nd grant ed LENOIR by state, Oct. 23, 17 82. Wits: Richard ALLEN, Rowland J UDD. Sign ed: Wm. LENOIR. (Wilkes Co, N C, Deed Book A-1, p.279.) July 2 6, 1783, Wilkes Co, NC. Deed from JONATH AN STAMPER to Andrew CANAD Y, £ 70 Virginia money, 150 acres Bugaboo Cree k. Pine marked in the pres en ce of John TOLIVER. Signed: JONATHAN (X) STA MPER. (Wilkes Co, NC, De ed Bo ok A-1, pp.264-265.) July 26, 1783, Wilk es Co, NC. Deed from JONATH AN STAMPER to Thomas ROBBIN S, £120 Virginia m oney, 157 acres Bugaboo Cre ek where JONATHAN STAMPER for merly dwelt, upp er part 314 acres tract. Wit s: Edward FINCH, Richard ALLE N, John MORGA N. Signed: JONATHAN (X) STAMPE R. (Wilkes Co, NC, Deed Book A- 1, p.266 .) Oct. 29, 1784. Wilkes Co, NC. D eed from Thomas ROBINS to Richard ALLE N, £1 30, 157 acres Bugaboo Creek. P ine marked in presence of John TALIFE RO [TAL IAFERRO]. Upper part 314 ac re tract entered by Jonathan STAMPE R, includi ng improvement where STAMP ER formerly dwelt. Wits: John BROW N, Benjamin HE RNDON, James FLETCHER. Si gned: Thomas ROBINS. (Wilkes C o, NC, Deed Book B- 1, pp.349-359.) 1785, Wi lkes Co, NC. Deed from Geor ge WHEATLEY, Jr. to JONATHAN STAMPER, £ 100, 1 50 acres south side GAMBILL 's fork Roaring River, conditional line b etwe en ALEXANDER and STAMPER, i ncluding STAMPER's plantation. Wits: Geor ge WH EATLEY, Sr., Randol ALEXAN DER, Moses WHEATLEY. SIgned: George (X) WHE ATLE Y, Jr. (Wilkes Co, NC, De ed Book C-1, pp. 86-87.) 1787 Tax List, Wilkes C o, NC, Capt. Johnson's Di st.: JONATHAN STAMPER, SR., 150 acres, 1 poll JO EL STAMPER, 200 acre s, 1 poll JONATHAN STAMPER, JR., 340 acres, 1 poll JAC OB STAMPER, 120 acr es, 1 poll Nov. 10, 1787, Wilkes Co, NC. Deed from Rand olph ALEXAND ER to George WHEAT LEY, 52 acres south fork Roaring River. Wit s: George W HEATLEY, Sr., Jonath an STAMPER, Mason WHEATLEY. (Wilkes Co, N C, Deed Bo ok D, p.435.) 1787, Wilkes Co, NC. Deed from JONATHAN STAMP ER to Peter WH ITAKER of Montg omery Co, VA, £15, 30 acres mouth of Fighti ng Creek. Wit s: George WHEATLE Y, George WHEATLEY, Jr., Mason WHEATLEY. SI gned: JONATH AN (X) STAMPER. (Wi lkes Co, NC, Deed Book C-1, pp.89-90.) M ay 18, 178 9, Wilkes Co, NC. Land grant to JONATHAN STAMPER, JR., 200 a cr es Roari ng River at Martin GAMBILL's upper line. (Wilkes Co, NC, De ed Bo ok B- 1, p.457.) 1790 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, 6th Company, p.121: JONA THAN STAMP ER 2 white males over 16 0 white males under 16 2 white femal es 1 slave A lso listed (p.122): Joel STAMPER (1-3-3-1); Jonath. STAMPER (2 -4-3-0) Oc t. 26, 1790. Wilkes Co, NC. Court Minutes. Ordered that the Ir on Wor ks R oad now ending at Long Bottom on Roaring River be extended to W id ow Gambil l's. Jonathan STAMPER [probably Jr.], Joel STAMPER, and ot he rs appoint ed to a jury for that purpose. Oct. 3, 1796, Wilkes Co, N C. La nd grant to Charles GORDON, Sr., for 61,2 27 acres, mentions JONATH AN STAM PER's line on the south fork of the Roari ng River, Joel STAMPER 's line, a nd others. (Wilkes Co, NC, Deed Book B- 1, pp.548-550.) 1797 T ax List, Wil kes Co, NC, Capt. Nall's Dist.: JONATHAN STAMPER, 300 acre s, no polls (ov er 60 years of age) JOEL STAMPER, 200 acres, 1 poll JONATH AN STAMPER, JR ., 100 acres, 2 polls JESSE STAMPER, 250 acres, 1 poll JAC OB STAMPER, 3 22 acres, 1 poll Dec. 13, 1798, Wilkes Co, NC. Land gra nt to JONATHAN STAM PER, 300 acr es on Thomas JOHNSON's line. (Wilkes C o, NC, Deed Book D, p.6 00.) 1799 Tax List, Wilkes Co, NC, Capt. Johnson 's Dist.: JONATHAN STAMPE R, 3 00 acres, 1 poll Among Jonathan's neighbo rs were the Caudills, Turner s, Sebastians, Whitake rs, and Adamses. Jonat han Stamper, Sr., and his so ns owned enough land at Bugaboo Cre ek to ma ke several large plantation s. In 1772, Jonathan Stamper, Sr., serv ed as a constable in the King's ser vi ce in the Parish of Saint Jude, Sur ry Co, NC. Constables were appoi nt ed to preserve the peace in the differ ent sections of the county. Jonat han was a patriot during the American Re volution. DAR records state t h at Jonathan's services during the Revoluti onary War was as follows: ' pa id for material aid in Salisbury Distric t, NC for sundries furnished t he m ilitia of NC, VA, & SC as allowed by B rown, Erwin, and Greenlee Audit ors S alisbury District in April 1782'. An other DAR application states: 'J onath an Stamper, Sr., of Surry Co, NC w ho acted in capacity of public ser van t, Patriot, and he furnished hors es and provisions for the Continent al Ar my (actually it would have be en the militia)'. In 1778, Jonathan Sta mper, Sr., was granted a licen se to keep an Ordina ry (tavern) in his dwel ling house, with Richard All en and Benjamin Clevela nd as securities. T he term 'ordinary' in this ins tance was interchangeab le with inn or taver n. It was a place where a tra veller could expect to ob tain lodging not on ly for himself and his famil y, but for his horses as we ll, and he could a lso expect to find food a nd drink. Not only was a licen se required to ope rate an ordinary, but t he court set the prices that t he proprietor mig ht charge. In ord er to be granted a licence, one had to p resent a form al written petitio n. Furthermore, the proprietor of such an e stablishme nt was requir ed to arrange for two citizens of substantial mea ns to ser ve as securiti es. Jonathan Stamper, Sr., lived on his large plantation unt il 1783. He t hen s old his land and moved to upper Wilkes County whe re he died in t he spri ng of 1799. Jonathan Stamper, Sr., was an own er of slaves as we re most farmers of h is day. We know that he owned at le ast three slave s, two women and one b oy named James. We are led to belie ve that Jonath an couldn't read or write because he sign ed his will wi th an 'X' mark. H owever, not everyone in those days who sign ed by mark ' X' were illiterat e, and even if they could not write they cou ld often rea d. Perhaps Rach el was able to read and write. Jonathan Stamper, Sr., di ed testate in t he spring of 1799. His will was pr oved in the April te rm of 1799, in t he Court of Wilkes Co, NC. Jonathan 's personal property w as sold at an e state sale on the 4th and 5th of Ju ne 1799, raising a tot al of £354.2 .5 (pounds, shillings, pence--20 shillin gs in a pound a nd 12 pen ce in a shilling). The will granted Rachel a 'li fe estate' in t he person al property; therefore, she must have predeceas ed her husband. T he Wi ll of Jonathan Stamper, Sr: In the name of God Amen. I, Jonathan Stam pe r, Senr. of Wilks County and St ate of North Carolina am very o ld B ut in good helth and sound memory I gi ve my Soul to God to him th at ga ve it to me my Body to the earth to be Bur ied. My Will and desi er is th at first all of my just debts be paid. I le nd all my Estait bo th rail (re al?) and personal to my Dearly Beloved Wi fe Rachel Stamper en during li fe or Widowhood. After her lif or widowho od I give and beque th to my s on Jesse Stamper the land and plantation Whe re I now Live o ne negro b oy By the name of James and the Bed that sd Jes se Stamper n ow lyeth on a nd If the sd Jesse Stamper Dies Without a Lawfl a re (heir ?) of his bo dy my Will and Desire is that the Estate Be Broug ht in and E qually Divid ed amongst his Brothers and Sisters and after my Wi fs Li fe or Widowho od my will and Desire is that the rest of my Estate be e qua ll devided amo ngst the Rest of my Children my Will and desire is th at t he negroes may n ot be sold out of the family Given under my hand Sea ld Wi th Seal and dat ed This Seventeenth day of decmber one Thousand Sev en Hundr ed and nine ty three - - - Jonathan Stamper Senr signed X (his ma rk) Test John Forrest er William Sebastin Jut I Leave my Son(s) Jonathan S tamper and Jesse Stamp er Executors to my Estat e. (Jonathan Stamper, Sr. 's original will w as in Wilkes County Wills 1778-19 48 C.R 104-801.8; Jon athan Stamper Fi le 1799) April Term 1799: The within deed was proven in o pen court by t he oath of William Sebastian. Wm. B. Lenoir, C.C Record ed on page 509 By W m. B. Lenoir C.C After Jonathan Stamper, Sr.'s., dea th in 1799, the invent ory of his esta te showed he was a man of 'mean s' or wealth. WILKES Co, NO RTH CAROLINA WILLS, BONDS, INVENTORIES, AND BI LLS OF SALE July Term 17 99 An account of the sale of Jonathan Stamper's E state on the 4th a nd 5 th of June 1799. (Note: Prices have not been inclu ded) SOLD TO------- --------ITEM Jesse Stamper____one negro woman Jacob St amper____one negro w oman John Burton______mare and colt Jesse Tollivar___ one yearling colt Mos es Tollivar___one mare William Reavis___cow and year ling Rubin Parks______ cow and calf Jacob Stamper____one cow Joel Stamper_ ____one cow Rubin Parks ______cow and calf John Burton______one yearling J ohn Burton______heifer y earling Jesse Toliver____heifer yearling Robert B urton____one heifer Geor ge Reeves____five head of sheep David Hickerson__ twenty-four hogs Joel Sta mper_____one saddle Jesse Stamper____one feath er bed Jacob Lyon_______o ne feather bed Jesse Stamper____pot and hooks Je sse Stamper____oven 8/o ne skillet 4/ Jesse Stamper____one wheel 14/ Jes se Alexander__one skill et Jonathan Burton__frying pan Jonathan Stamper_ke ttle Jonathan Stamper_o ne flax wheel Jesse Stamper____pair of wedges Jes se Stamper____one wheel J esse Tolliver___one wheel Jacob Lyon_______one h oe Jesse Stamper____two ba sons James Stamper____three basons Jesse Stampe r____eight plates James Sta mper____one bason Jesse Stamper____one dish Ja cob Stamper____one pair of s hears Jesse Stamper____spoons Jacob Lyon_____ __one jugg Jesse Stamper____o ne shevel ploug Jesse Stamper____one pair fi re dogs Jesse Tollivar___two a xes Ruben Parks______one mattock James Stam per____one broad ax Jonathan St amper_one ploug Jesse Stamper____ax 4 /6 3 hoes 13/6 Jesse Stamper____one c olter 4/6 Jacob Lyon_______one hack le Jesse Stamper____one clevis Ruben Pa rks______bar of iron Ruben Parks__ ____bar of iron Jesse Stamper____two fl at irons Jonathan Stamper_tobac co knife Jesse Tollivar___one handsaw Jes se Tollivar___one drawing kni fe Jesse Stamper____one chisel Ruben Parks Jr .__hammer and chissel Jac ob Stamper____one hymn book Jacob Stamper____o ne howell Jesse Alexander__ one howell Hezekiah Barber__one round shave Jes se Alexander__one screw au gar George Lewis_____one wimble bitt Jesse Stamp er____two cotton Henry Jo hnson____one frow John Burton______two cotton Jos eph Hammon____four poun ds flax Jesse Stamper____four pounds flax Willis Al exander_one augar Jes se Stamper____wheat patch David Hickerson__spun ya rn David Hickerson__sp un yarn George Lewis_____two wool James Stamper____o ne Bible Jesse Stampe r____one Testament Jesse Stamper____one book Jesse To livar____two books G eorge Lewis_____one bottle George Lewis_____one bott le Jesse Tollivar___o ne quart pott Jesse Stamper____one bee hive John Burt on______one bee hi ve John Townzee_____one bee hive James Stamper____one b ee gum Moses Tolli var___one bridle Jacob Stamper____one jointer Ruben Park s______one jugg J ames Stamper____one bridle George Lewis_____one bell Jose ph Hammon____t wo hemp James Stamper____two jointers John Burton______one b ell Jesse Sta mper____one table Jesse Stamper____two chairs Jesse Stamper__ __knives a nd forks Owen Hall________three slays 10/6 Owen Hall________thr ee butch er knives 14/ Owen Hall________two paper boxes and salt sell er 5/ Owen Ha ll________one file3/ two cage 2/ Owen Hall________two saw 1 '5 one hack le 2/ John Burton______pair compasses Jacob Lyon_______one cani ster Thom as Baker_____foot addze Jesse Tollivar___shoe knife Jesse Tolliva r___o ne pewter half pint Wm Raynolds______swingletrees Wm Raynolds______o ne ch est George Lewis_____hogshead 7/Loom & slay 14 The above was ret d. by Adr s. on Oath Jonathan Stamper) Adrs. Jesse Stamper) Adrs. Wilkes C o, NC Wi ll Book 2, pg. 79. Novemeber 4, 1802: Settlement with admi nistrat o rs of estate of Jonathan Stamper (Sr.), dec'd. Administrator Jonat h an St amper (Jr.) presented receipts and vouchers from different lega te es (no n ames) in amount of $202.10. Signed: Jno. R. Johnson, Willi am Pe tt y, & R. Owens. Web sites of Interest; http://www.moonzstuff.com/ Cheek/ StamperJonathan.html

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 1790.

Jonathan married Rachel Parks,1 daughter of John Parks and Mary Sharpe, about 1749 in Amherst Co, VA. Rachel was born on 3 Dec 1733 in King George Co, VA and died in 1793 in Wilkes Co, NC at age 60.

General Notes: Wilkes Co, NC
We have not found any marriage records for Jonathan Stamper, Sr ., b ut he r efers to his wife as 'Rachel Stamper' in his will of 179 3. We n ow know th at Rachel's maiden name was Parks. We know this becau se the Dia ry of E. M. Parks has a 'Rachel Stamper' born 3 Dec. 1733, list ed in it. T his dia ry goes on to say that Rachel's parents were John Par ks and Mary S harp a nd that her grandfather was Thomas Parks.


Children from this marriage were:

   2 M    i. James Stamper was born on 4 Nov 1750 in Granville Co, NC Or Amherst Co, VA, died on 30 Mar 1826 in Grassy Creek, Morgan Co, KY at age 75, and was buried at Or Near Grassy Creek, Morgan Co, KY.

General Notes: Clay Co, KY; James Stamper (this may be the correct one); 0-0-0-1-0-0; 1 -0 -1-0-0
[James.FTW]

Oliver Stamper in his book Descendants of James Stamper 1750-1826 t er ms Ja mes Stamper as "farmer, trapper, hunter, and trader". He sa ys th at James a nd wife Sarah Moore Stamper arrived in Kentucky someti me betwe en 1796 and 1825 and th at they may have first lived in what is n ow Letch er Co, Kentucky before migrating to M organ Co, Kentucky. Jam es Stamper a pparently had several daughters in addition to t he two so ns identifi ed by Oliver Stamper. The 1790 census of Randolph Co, North C arol ina lis ts a Jammez Stamper with three sons and six daughters. It se ems that mo st or a ll of the daughters had already married in North Carol ina, and wh en James decid ed to accompany his sons to Kentucky they did n ot follo w. James and his wife Sarah are bu ried at or near Grassy Cre ek in Morg an Co, Kentucky. James Stamper's general movements can be docu mented by h is appearan ce in various tax lists and census records: 17 74 - Surry C o, NC tax list 1779 - Randolph Co, NC tax list 1782 - Montgom ery Co, VA t ax list 1784 - Wilkes Co, NC tax list 1790 - Randolph C o, NC census 18 20 - Clay Co, KY censusJames Stamper, farmer, trapper hun ter and tra de r. b.. Nov. 4, 1750- place unknown. M. Sarah Moore, who w as born Au g. 9, 1 749. They migrated to Kentucky from NC between 1796 a nd 1825. Th ey may ha ve lived for a time in what is now Letcher Co, Kentu cky, with th eir so n, or they may have lived in Grayson Co, Virginia, wi th their son T homas T heir last residence in NC wads apparently at or ne ar Grassycre ek in Ash e- County. -Their last abode was in Morgan Co, Kent ucky. James d ied Mar ch 30, 1826, and Sarah March 12, 1839. Both are buri ed in the Stam per ceme tery at or near Grassycreek in Morgan Co, Kentuck y. Have reco rd of only t wo sons. (Oliver Stamper, 1945)

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 1820.

James married Sarah Moore in 1773 in Wilkes Co, NC. Sarah was born on 9 Aug 1749 in Ashe Co, NC, died on 12 Mar 1839 in Grassy Creek, Morgan Co, KY at age 89, and was buried at Or Near Grassy Creek, Morgan Co, KY.

General Notes: Ashe Co, NC or VA?
Grassy Creek, Morgan Co, KY
'Desc of James Stamper' by Oliver Stamper

   3 M    ii. Joshua Stamper was born in 1753 in Amherst Co, VA and died after 13 Jul 1822 in Clark Co, KY.

General Notes: served in Rev.War.; Court Declaration in 1805 stated Joshua was in Boo ne sb orough in 1780 and resided at Strodes Station from 1780 to 1784 p er Ol iv er Stamper (1945) Joshua settled at Stroud's Station near Winch es te r, KY in 1779, where he died in 1825 ------- Will of Joshua Sta mp er of Clarke Co, KY (received Apr 2007 from Hettie (Da vid-Woodall) Seb ast ian, widow of Samuel Elihu Sebastian, Sr.)

In the name of God Amen. I, Joshua Stamper of the County of Clark e, a nd S tate of Kentucky, being weak and feeble of body but disposing mi nd a nd mem ory, do make and establish this my last will and testamen t: F ir st it is my will and desire that after my death, that my bo dy be bu ri ed in a decent and Christian like manner and that after a ll my just d eb ts are paid, I give and bequeath my estate both real and p ersonal in t he f ollowing manner; to wit;

Item; I give and bequeath to my daughter Rachel two cows and two fea th er b eds, five sheep and one horse worth eighty dollars, the w ho le to be of go od quality and the beds to have the furniture with the s ted s, the balan ce of my children having received heretofore the full amo un t. I therefo re will that my wife, Jinny Stamper have the use of the w ho le of my land d uring her lifetime and three cows, seven sheep,, two ho rse s, six hogs, t wo beds and ?? and furniture, one large plow, one smal l, o ne hoe and ax, a nd large one oven and pot, one dining table, six cha irs a ll to be of her o wn choice, the balance of my personal esta te to be so ld and be equally div ided amongst all my children, my son Ric hard Stamper ’s two children, Nan cy and Tommy to have one share, Polly Ar nett, Rach el Stamper, John Stampe r, Jonathan Stamper, Susan Gardiner, Na ncy Donle y. It is my will that a ll of my fore named children should ha ve an equ al share except my daught er Nancy Donley and if she should ev er conse nt to live with her husband, W illiam Donley, then in that case s he is n ot to have any of my estate mo re than she has heretofore receiv ed in my l ifetime and at the dea th of my wife, I will that the who le of my lan ds be sold and the balan ce of my personal estate also be so ld and divid ed to heretofore expresse d. I do appoint my son Jonathan St amp er to be my executor of this my la st will and testament. In witne ss wher eof, I set my hand and seal this 13 th day of July 1822

Joshua Stamper (seal) Witness present Robert Cunningham Elias Gardner

Clarke County October Court 1825 This last will and testament of Josh ua St amper dec’d was produced in op en court and proven according to l aw ????Jo shua reportedly served in Revol utionary War. A Court Declarati on in 180 5, stated that Joshua was in Boone sborough in 1780, and resid ed at Strod es Station from 1780 to 1784. Josh ua settled at Stroud's Stat ion near Win chester, KY in 1779, where he di ed in 1825. The Will of Josh ua Stamp er of Clarke Co, KY (received Apr 2007 from Hett ie (David-Woodal l) Sebast ian, widow of Samuel Elihu Sebastian, Sr.) In the name of God Am en. I, Jos hua Stamper of the County of Clarke, and St ate of Kentucky, be ing weak a nd feeble of body but disposing mind and memo ry, do make and e stablish th is my last will and testament: Fir st it is my will and desi re that aft er my death, that my body be buri ed in a decent and Christi an like mann er and that after all my just deb ts are paid, I give and beq ueath my esta te both real and personal in the f ollowing manner; to wit;

Item; I give and bequeath to my daughter Rachel two cows and two fea th er b eds, five sheep and one horse worth eighty dollars, the w ho le to be of go od quality and the beds to have the furniture with the s ted s, the balan ce of my children having received heretofore the full amo un t. I therefo re will that my wife, Jinny Stamper have the use of the w ho le of my land d uring her lifetime and three cows, seven sheep,, two ho rse s, six hogs, t wo beds and ?? and furniture, one large plow, one smal l, o ne hoe and ax, a nd large one oven and pot, one dining table, six cha irs a ll to be of her o wn choice, the balance of my personal esta te to be so ld and be equally div ided amongst all my children, my son Ric hard Stamper ’s two children, Nan cy and Tommy to have one share, Polly Ar nett, Rach el Stamper, John Stampe r, Jonathan Stamper, Susan Gardiner, Na ncy Donle y. It is my will that a ll of my fore named children should ha ve an equ al share except my daught er Nancy Donley and if she should ev er conse nt to live with her husband, W illiam Donley, then in that case s he is n ot to have any of my estate mo re than she has heretofore receiv ed in my l ifetime and at the dea th of my wife, I will that the who le of my lan ds be sold and the balan ce of my personal estate also be so ld and divid ed to heretofore expresse d. I do appoint my son Jonathan Sta mp er to be my executor of this my la st will and testament. In witness wh ere of, I set my hand and seal this 13 th day of July 1822.

Joshua Stamper /seal/ Witness present. Robert Cunningham Elias Gardner

Clarke County October Court 1825 This last will and testament of Josh ua St amper dec’d was produced in op en court and proven according to l aw ????

Joshua married Jane 'Jennie' Woodward about 1778 in Bourbon Co, KY. Jane was born about 1760 in Bedford Co, VA and died after 1822 in Clark Co, KY. Another name for Jane was Jane 'Jennie' Woodruff.

General Notes: Clark Co, KY
The following is taken from the book, 'Methodist History of Ada ir C o, KY ,' pages 78 & 79 by Vista Royse Allison: 'One of the earliest f amili es to join the Methodist Church in KY was Josh ua Stamper and his wi fe, Ja ne. She joined first and he followed later. Th ey are the paren ts of Re v. Jonathan Stamper. Mr. & Mrs. Stamper came fr om VA about the y ear 177 8. They were forced to live in forts for twelve ye ars and endu re the hard ships of frontier life.' 'They lived first at Bonnesboro and t hen at 'Stro ndes Station'. Mrs. Stamp er was an extremely sensitive wom an and was oft en in fear she would n ot be among the elect. She was a fai thful Christi an woman and her home w as always open to the weary itinera nt and for ma ny years served as a preac hing place. She led a Godly li fe and the wor ld is better that she lived, f or she trained and sent o ut a Christian fam ily of sons and daughters who l oved and labored for t he cause of Christ .' Their son, Rev. Jonathan Stamper has been quot ed as saying 'I have oft en h eard my parents say they lived without bre ad or salt from the ti me of the ir arrival in Kentucky which was la te in October until the co rn ripen ed in the ensuing summer.'

   4 M    iii. Joel Stamper was born on 17 May 1755 in Amherst Co, VA and died on 30 Apr 1833 in Wilkes Co, NC at age 77.

General Notes: Wilkes Co, NC: Joel Stamper, 1 male 16 and older, 3 males under 16, 3 fe ma les, 1 slave
Wilkes Co, NC; Morgan; Joel Stamper; males 3-0-1-1-0; females 2-1-1-0 -1 (n ext to Jacob Stamper)
Wilkes Co, NC: Joel Stamper, males 1-1-1-0-1 (oldest male is over a ge 4 5, this Joel s/b abt 55); females; 0-1-1-1-1 (oldest female is over 4 5, Na ncy s/b about 55)
Wilkes Co, NC; (next door to his brother, Jesse) Joel Stamper, males; 0- 0- 0-0-1-1 (oldest male os over age 45, Joel s/b about 65) ; females; 0-1- 1-1 -1 (oldest female is over age 45; Nancy s/b about 65
Wilkes Co, NC: Joel Stamper, males; 0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-1 (oldest ma le is a ge 70-80, Joel s/b about 75); females; 0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-1 (olde st fema le is age 70-80, Nancy s/b about75)
DAR application# 492788 lists place of death as Proctor, Lee Co, KY
Revultionary War Pension Application number; S3999
Survivor's Pension Application
Use this link to view his original Revolutionary War Pension Applicat io n; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~vandiver/index.html
Joel moved with his family to Wilkes Co, NC (then Rowan County) in 1 76 7, w hen he was 12 years old. He was a minuteman in Captain Jesse Walt on 's Comp any. He stated that he served nine months and twenty-one da ys in t he servi ce. Joel's Revolutionary War pension was filled on Februa ry 4, 18 33. His f ile number is S-3999, was issued on April 30, 183 3. He was grant ed $32. 33 per annum. In the Daughters of the American Rev olution Patri ot Ind ex of 1966, his death date is listed as April 30, 183 3. On May 5, 1 801, Joel purchased 100 acres on Fork of the Roaring Riv er f or £50. Th is included the plantation on which Matthew Ramey former ly lived . Accordi ng to the minutes of early Wilkes Co, NC: Joel Stamp er helped to l ay o ff road in 1803. We know that Joel owned land near h is father and his brot hers. Joel w as a baptist.Joel Stamper received a p ension of #32.33 per ye ar to commen ce in 1831. He was a minute Man f or nine months and twenty o ne days.

This record can also be found in 'Wilkes Co, North Carolina Revoluti on ar W ar Pension Abstracts' by Mrs. W. O Absher. This article stat es th at the s urvivor's pension is #S12438 and reads 'Stamper, Joel - #S1 2438 ( Survivor 's Pension) Pvt in Regt commanded by Col Campbell in N. C. line f or 9 m os 21 days - Inscribed on Roll of N.C. @ $32.33 per Ann um Commenci ng 4 M ar 1831 = Wilkes Co, N. C. Court of P&QS 4 Feb 1833 ca me Joel STamp er, ag ed 77 yrs & states he was born in Amherst Co, VA 17 M ay 1755 & at a ge 12 y rs removed with his father to Wilkes Co, NC, E nt as a Vol under Ca pt Jes se Waltons Co of Minutemen, stationed at Salis bury for 3 months und er Ge nl Rutherford & was discharged. Again ent und er Genl Rutherford & m arch ed to Cross Creek or Fayetteville where remain ed 2 mos & retd hom e. Aga in ord out by Genl Rutherford in quest of Tori es in Forks of Yadk in f or 3 weeks. Again ord out by Col Clevelan d, sd Stamper did not rea ch batt leground in time for battle. Marched wi th Tory prisoners to Sal em N.C. wh ere recd discharge, a tour of 3 mo s. Again to New River agst T ories f or 3 weeks. No written eviden ce of service, but refers to stateme nts of W m. Spicer, Joseph Pryitt & W illiam Johnson, William Spicer, up on oath, states he served in Rev War wi th Joel STamp er 3 mos tour to Sali sbury, 2 mos to Cross Ck or Fayettevil le & 3 wee ks in foroks Yadkin; Will iam (X) Spicer (his mark) Joel (X) St amper (his mark) Joseph Pruit, upon o ath, states he served in Rev. War wi th Joel Stamper, t wo or three weeks a gst Tories on New River. Joseph ( X) Pruit (his mark)


Submitted by Harley T. Bowling, and extracted from; http://www.owsleykyh is t.org/stamper.htm ---- Joel Stamper, a Revolutionary War soldier, age s eve nty seven, appear ed in court to claim a pension for his war servic e. H is pension record nu mber was S3999. 'I was born in Amherst c o, VA on M ay 17, 1755 and continued to live the re until I was twelve yea rs ol d. In 1867 my father brought the fami ly to Wilkes Co, NC. whe re I liv ed until I entered the service. I was a v olunteer in Captain Je sse Walto n's Company of Minute Men. About a week af ter, I marched to Sa lisbury, w here I was stationed with General Rutherfo rd for three mont hs at the e nd of which time I was discharged and return ed home.

After a short time I was again ordered out under the same Cap ta in to go ag ainst the Tories who had embodied themselves near Cross C re ek or Fayettevi lle. We marched to Dobious Cross Roads near Salem w he re we were join ed by General Rutherford and then marched to Cro ss or Cr op Creek. Befo re we reached there most their men had been kill ed or tak en prisoner. T he prisoners were sent to Virginia in char ge of light hors emen. The remai ning men were discharged from General Ru therford's army a nd we returned ho me after two months.

Not long after this, the information was received by Colonel Cleve la nd th at Colonel Ferguson was advancing from South Carolina with a l ar ge bo dy of British and Tories. Colonel Cleveland and Colonel Campbe ll 's Virgin ia Regt. were near Winter Fort in Burke County and they mar ch ed into the e dge of South Carolina to the Cherokee Ford on Broad Ri ve r. That part of t he army which could procure horses went on to King 's Mo untain to meet Ferg uson. I had no horse and couldn't get one, so w as le ft behind and did n ot reach the battle ground in time. The batt le was ov er and the troops we re returning with the prisoners and were tw enty fi ve miles on this si de of the battle ground before we joined them.

We then marched with the prisoners as far as Salem, North Carol in a. Wh en I reached Salem, I received my discharge. I had been gone t hr ee mont hs this time. I also served at the command of Captain John Mor gan .

After this I returned to Wilkes County where I remained. The re is no do cu mentary evidence to prove my service. I do not remember re ceiving a ny wri tten discharge. There is a record of my age in the fami ly bibl e. Capt. J ohn Holloway, and Capt Benjamin Hammons are pers on to wh om I am well kno wn in this neighborhood who can testify to my ch aracte r, William Spicer, J ohn Pruitt and Wm. Johnson are witnesses who c an test ify to my service /s/ Joel Stamper (his mark)


Joel Stamper b. 5-17-1755 d. 4-30-1833 m. Nancy Cannady. Joel's par en ts w ere Jonathan Stamper Sr. & Rachel Parks. Joel & Nancy Cannady Sta mpe r's c hildren came to area that became Breathitt County where they rem ain ed a nd now live in Owsley Co, KY ....

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 1790.

• Census: 1800.

• Census: 1810.

• Census: 1820.

• Census: 1830.

• Military: Abt 1831. 2

Joel married Nancy Cannady, daughter of Andrew Cannady and Unknown, on 29 Jul 1780 in Wilkes Co, NC. Nancy was born in 1754 in Patrick Co, VA and died in 1820 in Wilkes Co, NC at age 66. Another name for Nancy was Nancy Cannady.

General Notes: Some researchers believe that Nancy Cannady was a daughter of Andrew C an na dy (Kennedy), but it is not proven.

   5 M    iv. Jonathan Stamper 3 was born in 1757 in Amherst Co, VA and died in 1831 in Ashe Co, NC at age 74.

General Notes: Wilkes Co, NC, Jonath Stamper, 2 males 16 and up, 4 males under 16, 3 fe ma les
Morgan, Ashe co, NC: Jonathan Stamper, males; 0-1-1-0-1 oldest ma le is ov er age 45, this Jonathan s/b about 43, females; 2-1-0-0-1 olde st fema le is over age 44, Polly s/b about 40 (estimated)
Ashe Co, NC, Jonathan Stamper (no details listed)
Ashe Co, NC: Jont (indexed as Jone) Stamper, males; 0-0-0-1-0-1 (olde st ma le is over age 45, this Jonathan s/b about 63); only one female a nd s he is over age 45, Polly s/b about 60
Ashe Co, NC
Ashe Co, NC; there is a John Stamper (indexed as Stemper), age 80-9 0, th is Jonathan s/b about 77 but is very close; the oldest female is a ge 70-8 0, Polly s/b about 70)
Will of Jonathan Stamper of Ashe co, NC, provided to me April 20 07 by Ha tt ie (Davis-Woodall) Sebastian, widow of Samuel Elihu Sebastian

This is a hand-written document and I believe I have interpreted it co rr ec tly.

Know all men by these presents (sic) that I, Jonathan Stamper, of As he C ou nty and State of North Carolina, being weak of body but of sound a nd di spo sing judgement, and knowing that it is appointed that all m en on ce to di e, do this day make this my last will and testament in mann er a nd fo rm as follows In the first place I recommend that all my just d eb ts be paid (duly? fully ?), the tract of land that I live on of 300 ac re s, my wife, she is to ha ve during her lifetime also all household furn itu re and clothing and al so what money may be on hand or owing to m e, s he is to have to support h er while she lives- and after tha t, ea ch of my children being 8 alive, ge ts one cow a piece, the remai nd er of my stock I want to be sold at publi ck (sic) sale giving a reason ab le credit and money that arises therefr om to be retained in the h an ds of my executors for the use and suppo rt of my wife during her l if e. I give to my son, Job, a certain mare a nd colt called bounce a nd t he mare called Yellow, and all contracts betwe en Job and myself conc erni ng land is to stand good and binding on me, as t he contract mentio ns betw een us already made -- and at my wife's decea se I want all that m ay th en remain of her property to be equally divided a mong my children t hat m ay then be alive. and I hereby constitute and appo int my son, J ob Stamp er and my son-in-law, John Long executors to see th is my last wi ll and te stament truly performed according to the true inte nt and meani ng thereo f, and I do declare this to be my last will and testa ment in wi tnesses th ere as I have hereunto sett (sic) my hand and seal th is 9th d ay of Apr il 1822

Jonathan Stamper /Seal/ (test?) A.B. McMillan


Jno McMillanJonathan, Jr., lived at first in Wilkes Countyunty., N C, b ut s eems to have moved to the waters of Cranberry Creek, which lat er beca me As he Countyunty., NC. His will was dated April 9, 1822, and w as prov ed in Fe bruary of 1831. He refers to a 300-acre tract of land, wi fe, a nd eight chi ldren. Jobe is the only one of his children that is ide ntifi ed by na me in the will. Jobe was left a mare named Yellow and a Cou ntyunt ylt nam ed Bounce. Jonathan, Jr., lived at first in Wilkes Countyun ty., N C, but seems to ha ve moved to the waters of Cranberry Creek, whi ch lat er became Ashe Countyu nty., NC. His will was dated April 9, 182 2, and w as proved in Februa ry of 1831. He refers to a 300-acre tra ct of land, wif e, and eight childre n. Jobe is the only one of his childr en that is ident ified by name in t he will. Jobe was left a mare named Ye llow and a County untylt named Bounce . The Will of Jonathan Stamper, Jr ., of Ashe Countyunt y, NC, (received Apr il 2007 from Hettie (Davis-Wooda ll) Sebastian, wid ow of Samuel Elihu Sebas tian, Sr.) Know all men by the se presents th at I Jonathan Stamper of Ashe County a nd state of North Ca rolina 'being w eak of body but of Sound and disposing Judgement, and kno wi ng th at it is appointed for all men once to die, do this day ma ke th is my la st will and testament in manner and form as follows In t he fir st place I reCountyuntymend that all my Just debts be paid, 2 dl ly the tra ct of land that I live on of 300 acres my wife she is to ha ve du ring h er life time also all household furniture and clothing and al so wh at mon ey may be on hand or owing to me. She is to have to support h er whi le s he lives- and after that each of my children being eight ali ve gets o ne C ountyuntyw apiece the remainder of my stock I want to be so ld at pub li ck sale giving a reasonable credit and the money that aris es there fr om to be retained in the hands of my executors for the use a nd sup po rt of my wife during her life. I give to my son Job a certain ma re a nd colt called Bounce and the mare ca lled yellow and all contracts b etwe en Job and myself concerning la nd is to stand good and bindi ng on m e, as the contract mentions betwe en us already made and at my wif es decea se I want all that may then rema in of her property to be equal ly divid ed among my children that may th en be alive and I hereby constit ute and a ppoint my son Job Stamper a nd my son in law John Long executo rs to see th is my last will and testame nt truly performed according to t he true inte nt and meaning thereof, a nd do declare this to be my last wi ll and testam ent in witness whereof I h ave hereunto sett my hand and se al this 9th d ay of April 1822. Jonathan Stamper /Seal/ Test A.B. McMill an (Jurat) Jno M cMillan

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 1790.

• Census: 1800.

• Census: 1820.

• Census: 1830.

• State Census: 1815. 4

• Will Date: 9 Apr 1822.

Jonathan married Mary Ann 'Polly' Davis before 1780 in NC. Mary was born about 1760 and died about 1800 in Ashe Co, NC about age 40.

Marriage Notes: Wilkes Co, NC

General Notes: Ashe Co, NC
According to tradition, Mary 'Polly' Davis was killed by men named H ar t, C ox, and Bledsoe who were attempting to rob her of $700 in gold w hi ch she h ad buried near her home. This story was repeated by the la te Wi ll H. Danie l, a West Virginia lawyer who was a descendant of Jonath an a nd Polly. He w as one of the first to do serious research on this lin e. Ac cording to hi m, the robbers killed Polly, but did not get the gol d. Roy W yatt, also a d escendat of Jonathan and Polly, says that in the e arly 1900 's a search w as conducted around Jonathan and Polly's old homes ite in pre sent-day Alleg hany Co, NC and some of the gold was unearthe d. Jonathan St amper, Jr.'s will was written in 1822, about nine years be fo re his deat h, and makes reference to his wife, so if he was only marri ed o nce, the e vent, if true, happened sometime after that, possibly ev en aft er Jonath an Jr., had died and left his wife a widow.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: After 1820.

   6 M    v. Jesse Stamper 5 was born about 1760 in Amherst Co, VA and died about 1828 in Wilkes Co, NC about age 68.

General Notes: Wilkes Co, NC: Morgan; males; 1-0-0-1-0; females; 0-0-1-0-1
Wilkes Co, NC; Jesse Stamper, males; 2-0-0-0-1 (oldest male is over a ge 4 5, this Jesse would be about age 50), Females; 3-0-0-1-0 (oldest fe ma le is age 26-45), Barbara s/b about 38
Wilkes Co, NC: (next door to his brother, Joel); Jesse Stamper; males; 0 -0 -0-1-0-1 (oldest male is over age 45, Jesse s/b about 60); females; 3-2 -0 -1 oldest female is age 26-45, Barbara s/b about 45)
Records show that Jesse was a midget, as were two of his daughter s, Ra ch el and Delphia. We do not have a record of his height, but accor di ng to le gend, he was so short he had to ride his horse to sow wheat a nd r ye.

Jesse and Barbara owned a large farm. Jesse inherited his fathers plan ta ti on and a negro boy named James.

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 1800.

• Census: 1810.

• Census: 1820.

Jesse married Barbara Devait 5 before 1787 in Wilkes Co, NC?. Barbara was born about 1772 and died after 1830 in Prob Wilkes Co, NC.

General Notes: Wilkes Co, NC: (next door to her son, Jacob); Barbara Stamper, no male s; f emales; 0-1-2-1-2-0-0-1 (oldest female is age 50-60, Barbara s/b abo ut 58)
Unlike her husband, Barbara was of normal height. We have no infor ma ti on on who her parents were.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 1830.

   7 M    vi. Jacob Stamper 6 was born on 15 Dec 1762 in Amherst Co, VA,7,8 died on 15 Jun 1834 in Eagle Creek, Owen Co, KY9 at age 71, and was buried in Jun 1834 in Owen Co, KY.

General Notes: Wilkes Co, NC; Johnsons District; pg 002
Wilkes Co, NC; Morgan, pg 62 (next door to his brother, Joel. Jesse is 5 hh away); Jacob Stamper; Males; under age 10-0; age 10-15=2; a ge 1 6-25=1; age 26-44=1; none over 45' Females; under age 10=3
Wilkes Co, NC

Pendleton Co, KY; pg 496 (next door to his son, Jesse); Jacob Stamper; m al es 0-0-0-0-1 over age 45, Jacob is ca 48; females 0-1 (age 10-15) probably Nancy age ca 10)-1 (age 16-25 one of the prev uni
to Gallitin co, KY
to Eagle Creek, Owen Co, KY
Rev War Pension Application S16544
Owen co, KY; pg 103 (next door to his son, Jesse); Jacob Stamper; males 0- 0-0-0-0-1 (age 45 & over); Jacob is 58; females; 0-0-0-0-1 (a ge 45 & older Susan is age ca 55)
Owen co, KY; pg 331; Jacob Stamper; males; 0-0-0-1 (this could be Hugh) -0 -1 (age 20-30 ..don't know who this is)-0-0-0-1 (age 70-80 this is probably Jacob age abt 68; females; 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1 (age 50-


The followng court record names 4 of Jacob Stamper's children: It was this day satisfactorly proven to the satisfaction of this court in Owen County by the auth (oath) of George Wood who is a crucible person that Jacob Stamper late of Owen County Kentucky departed this life on the 15th of June 1834 and that at the time of his death he left no widow but the following children towit Jonathan Stamper Jepe Stamper (Jepe is a German way of writing the double 'S' in Jesse), Nancy Wood late Nancy Stamper Elizabeth Morgan late Elizabeth Stamper all of whom still survive and are residents of Owen County and the court further certifies that this is further proven satisfactorily that the late Jacob Stamper was the identical person named in an original certificate presented to the court and respected by them bearing the date on the 5 day of Feby 1833 and signed by Levi 'Cap' Secretary of War and numbered 5226 by which said certificate he became intitled to receive sixty dollars per annum during his natural life prov the 4 of March 1831.

Revolutionary War Application # S16544
Use this link to view his original Revolutionary War Pension Application; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~vandiver/index.html
Revolutionary War soldier who applied for and received his pension March 4, 1831.
In the pension application of Jacob Stamper (1762-1834) dated October 1, 1832, it states: 'resides Exceedingly indigent circumstances and totally unable to provide for himself and family by reason of his almost total blindness in which condition he has been for several years past'. This disease is called Retinitis Pigmentosa and it is a progressive degenerative disease of the retina of the eye. This results in night blindness and a total loss of vision in later life. This disorder is passed direct from parent to child, never skipping a generation.


Wilkes Co, North Carolina Revolutionary War Pension Abstracts by Mr s. W.O. Absher 'Stamper, Jacob 16544 Pvt Co comanded by Capt Allen, Regt commanded by Col Cleveland in N.C. line 18 mos from 1778; inscribed on Rolls Ky 4th Mar 1831. Certificate pension issued 5 f eb 1833, semi annual allowance ending 5 Mar 1833-Owen Co, KY 4 Oct 1833 came Jacob Stamper aged 69 yrs & some mos & made declaration that he was born 15 dec 1765 Amherst Co, VA. His father moved to Wilkes Co N.C.

From Cheryl Malo: Rev War pension app for Jacob states he fought at King 's Mtn, and was a scout. Served with brothers Joshua and Jesse, and b-i-ls Toliver and Burton. On a trip to the New River area, they captured and hung a Tory, believed to be Zachariah Goss, according to Draper Manuscripts. Jacob had a land entry in 1779 for 100 acres near Little Mountain. Jury duty in 1801 in Wilkes Co, NC and 'lay off road' in 1803. History of Wilkes Co gives Jacob's birth year as 1762. (The family would have still been in Amherst Co, VA that year?).

Per records of Jackie Stamper (1997) Jacob to Wilkes Co, NC abt 1767, Gallitin co, KY 1810, to Eagle Creek, Owen Co, KY 1813. In 1778 Jacob entered the Am. Rev. in service of the United States as a volunteer in a company commanded by Capt. Richard Allen and Wm. Reynolds was the lieutenant and that the company was attached to a regiment commanded by Colonel Benjamin Cleveland. Jacob was a resident of Wilkes co, NC and was about 16 years old when he volunteered.


In the book, 'The Heritage of Wilkes County', there is an article submitted by the late Samuel Elihu Sebastian, Sr. It states, 'Joel, Jacob, and Joshua STAMPER and the son-in-laws, John P. BURTON and Jesse TOLLIVER served in the Revolutionary War. Jacob Stamper was a man of small stature, served as a mounted scout, he not being able to walk long trips. Jacob and his sons Jesse and Jonathan went to Cincinnati, Ohio, where they made brick and built brick houses. They later came back to Owen Co, Kentucky and spent their last days there'. This book goes on to state, 'Jesse married Nancy SEBASTIAN and his brother Jonathan, married Mary SEBASTIAN her sister, daughters of Benjamin Sebastian of Wilkes Co, N. C.'


Stamper Footprints states he was less than 5 feet tall. He traveled to Cincinnati with two sons, Jesse and Johnathan, to build brick houses. Later the three traveled to Owen Co, KY where the two sons met and married two Sebastian sisters.served in Rev War.

Per Judy <Norfold@aol.com>; It is my understanding that they were in Wilkes Co. then went on to Ky. For some reason Jacob Stamper moved back and forth for a few times before he finally settles in Owen Co. What is interesting is that Jonathan's son, Hugh, married an Owen Co girl and settled there. The others did not. Hugh has been said to be a son of Jesse Stamper, but his son was named Hiram. All of Jesse's 17 children have been accounted for and Hugh is not one. It seems that our families were more mobile than was previously thought.

Noted events in his life were:

• Physical attributes: 10

• Migration: 1767.

• Migration: Abt 1810.

• Migration: Abt 1813.

• Military: 1778.

• Military: Abt 1814. 5,6

• Military: Abt 1830. 2

• Military: Abt 1831.

• Land Grant: 1779.

• Occupation: After 1780.

• Census: 1787.

• Census: 1800.

• Census: 1810.

• Census: 1820.

• Census: 1830.

• Jury Duty: 1801.

• Court Records: 1803.

• Pension Application: 1831.

Jacob married Susannah 'Susan' about 1780 in Wilkes Co, NC. Susannah was born about 1765 in Wilkes Co, NC and died before 1829 in ? Owen Co, KY?.

General Notes: Owen Co, KY

Jacob next married Judy Peake,11 daughter of Nathaniel? Peake and Unknown, on 24 Nov 1829 in Owen Co, KY 12.,13 Judy was born about 1765 in KY and died before 1834. Another name for Judy was Judy Peake Cobb.

Marriage Notes: Owen Co, KY

General Notes: Judy is believed to be the daughter of Nathaniel Peake. She had been p re vi ously married to Samuel Cobb (1735-1809).

   8 F    vii. Martha Frances 'Frankie' Stamper 14,15 was born on 14 Feb 1767 in Amherst Co, VA and died in 1854 in Sparta, Alleghany Co, NC at age 87.

General Notes: Ashe Co, NC; Franky Tolliver, age 83, b. NC, in hh of Solomon and Margarett Tolliver
The 1850 Ashe Co, NC census shows Martha living with her son, Solomon Tolliver.

Per Tolliver website http://www.tolliverfamily.com/html/genealogy/jesse.htm notes 'Frankey was allowed pension on her application executed December 27, 1842, while a resident of Ashe Co, NC.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 1850.

Martha married Jesse Tolliver 16 on 8 Oct 1782 in Wilkes Co, NC. Jesse was born about 1756 in Prince William Co, VA and died on 4 Mar 1838 in Ashe Co, NC about age 82. Another name for Jesse was Jesse Taliaferro.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: Apr 1782, Wilkes Co, NC. noted on Toliver website: http://www.tolliverfamily.com/html/genealogy/jesse.htm

Marriage Notes: Wilkes Co, KY

General Notes: Ashe Co, NC; Morgan; Jesse Tolliver, ; males; 1-1-0-1-0; females 2-1-1-1-0
Ashe Co, NC; pg 32; Jesse Toliver, males 1-0-0-0-2-0-0-0-0-1; females; 1 -0 -0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-1
Ashe Co, NC: Revolutionary War Pension Application, benefits provided to his wife, Franky Stamper Toliver, and names all their children with dates

from Cheryl Malo: Though a couple early books regarding the family of Jesse Taliaferro list the father as Charles, to my knowledge this is not proven!!
It is generally admitted now that neither John nor Charles could have possibly been the father of Jesse. There are a few scholars working on finding a father for Jesse! Points to remember: 1. Charles was rather diligent about recording things. His will does not list Jesse as a child, and the birth dates would have made Jesse a pretty late change of life baby! 2. John also had numerous land titles, and other public records which often mentioned his children. No mention of a Jesse! I would love to attach him to someone, but.......for the time being, I think he will remain without parents!; Cheryl's comment is in response to the following Mabel I. Bostwick Mitchell; CHARLES T ALIAFERRO/TOLIVER b 1690, Essex Cty, Va., m. ANN KEMP b Aug 13, 1694, Va. Father RICHARD KEMP. My Mother's research referenced NELL WATSON SHERMAN'S book TALIAFERRO /TOLIVER FAMILY RECORDS. The children of CHARLE S/ANN KEMP are listed as: a.-LUCY m. W ILLIAM MAXWELL, b. SARA, c. JOHN, d. WILLIAM, e. MOSES, f. CHARLES, b Abt. 1730 d Abt. 1832. Lawrence, Cty. N.C. issues are (1). LUCY, (2).CHARLES wife unknown, g. JESSE, b 1756, Fauquier Cty. Va ., d 1838 m FRANKIE STAMPER, 1782 Wilkes Cty. N.C.... JESSE being the son of CHARLES/ANN KEMP is obviously incorrect because it would make ANN KEMP 62 when JESSE was born. We feel we are missing a generation.
Jesse Taliaferro changed his name to Tolliver in 1782. From 1777 to 1782, he was enlisted as a private in Wilkes Co, NC. Jesse and Martha lived in vari ous locations in what is now Alleghany Co, N C. Land grants give such descriptions as Jewel Swamp, south side of Peach Bottom Mountain, Little River, Glade Creek, and Dog Creek. They owned several farms at one time and it is believed they had slaves to help with the farming

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 1800.

• Census: 1830.

• Military: 1 Mar 1834.

   9 F    viii. Susannah Stamper 17 was born on 22 Aug 1767 in Wilkes Co, NC, died on 10 Aug 1845 in Lawrence Co, IN at age 77, and was buried in Aug 1845 in Burton Gap Cemetery.

General Notes: Lived in Ashe Co, NC, but moved to Indiana.

Susannah married John Pleasant Burton,17 son of Richard Burton and Mary Pleasant, in 1779 in Ashe Co, NC. John was born on 8 Jul 1758 in Richmond, VA, died on 4 Jul 1836 in Mitchell, Lawrence Co, IN at age 77, and was buried in Jul 1836 in Burton Gap Cemetery.


Home | Table of Contents | Surnames | Name List

This Web Site was Created 26 Nov 2012 with Legacy 7.5 from Millennia