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Margaret (Bush) Stump (abt. 1802 - 1854)

Margaret Stump formerly Bush
Born about in Virginia (now WV)map
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 24 Jun 1819 in Lewis county, West Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 52 in Steer Creek, Gilmer, Virginia (now WV)map
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"She [Margaret (Swan) Bush] died . . . . . leaving the following children-- Peter Bush, Susannah Simpson, Henry Bush, Jacob Bush, John Bush, George Bush, Elizabeth Stump, MARGARET STUMP, Barbary Fisher, Michael Bush another son, died prior to his mother, leaving widow Mary and son Adam." [1]

Margaret Bush was the daughter of Jacob and Margaret Bush [1], she was born about 1802 [2]. Margaret married Absolom Stump, Sr, a son of Michael and Magdalena (Richards) Stump [3]. In 1850 Margaret was living in Gilmer County, Virginia with her younger children Perry, age 18; Alexander, age 16; Emily, age 11; and Elizabeth, age 9 [2]. Margaret passed away on the 11th of June 1854 at Steer Creek, Gilmer County [4].[1] The older children were Jacob"Miller Jake" married Mary Shock, Eliza married Alexander Shock, brother of Jacob's wife, John Jr, Dennis, and Silas living in Calhoun County in 1870, Nancy Elizabeth married Francis Vannoy livng in Gilmer County in 1850 beside her parents. [2][3] [4]


  1. Gilmer, (W)VA 1850 Federal Census, Transcribed by Connie Burkett and proofread by Glenda Thompson, Copyright (c) 2009 by Connie Burkett pages 20a
  2. Recollections of a lifetime, Col D S Dewees, Eden, Calhoun County, W. Va., 1904 page 25
  3. Population schedules of the Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, Roll 1685. Transcribed from National Archives Microcopy No. M593 by Linda Cunningham Fluharty
  4. Connie Burdette, 2009, page 20a, 19b

1. Case Files and Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Based on Revolutionary War Service

2. 1850 United States Census

3. Virginia, Marriages

4. West Virginia, Deaths Index

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