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Elizabeth (Huffman) Stump (abt. 1824 - aft. 1900)

Elizabeth "Betsy" Stump formerly Huffman
Born about in Randolph County, Virginiamap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Calhoun County, West Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Dec 2008
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Elizabeth "Betsy" Huffman, daughter of Alexander and Hannah Vannoy Huffman, born September 1824 in Randolph/Barbour County, (West) Virginia and died after 1900 in Calhoun County, West Virginia where she was living with Levi Stump, her son.[1] Alexander Huffman, her grandfather was one of the first settlers in what became Calhoun County [2]who moved with Elizabeth Johnson, his sister, from Barbour County, (West) Virginia in 1829. She married John Stump Jr, son of Absalom Sr and Margaret Bush Stump, in Lewis County, (West) Virginia about 1841/2.[3]

They were the parents of:[4][5][6][7]

  1. Benjamin b 1843
  2. Margaret b 1845, m E B Wright May 27 1868[8]
  3. Alexander "Alex" A b May 8 1850, d Sep 2 1935[9]m Hannah Gherks Dec 29 1871[10]
  4. Jehu C b 1853
  5. Johnson H G b 1859, m Anna Godfrey Jun 8 1884[11]
  6. Hannah A b 1861, d m Luther W Linger Feb 22 1883[12]
  7. Arena "Irene" b Sep 23 1863, d Apr 25 1923[13][14]
  8. John N b 1866[15]
  9. Levi H b Jul 12 1873, d Oct 10 1948,[16] m Bertha Stump Feb 27 1893[17] Catherine Bush 70 y/o born Pennsylvania.

A picture of Elizabeth "Betsy" Huffman Stump with her children: 1st row: Arena "Neen" Vannoy, Hannah Linger, Margaret Wright, Betsy, 2nd row: Levi, Jay, Alexander, Benjamin Stump can be found here. [18]

Research Note

With this family keep in mind that Gilmer was created from Lewis in 1845 and Calhoun from Gilmer in 1856 as cited above. In fact, they probably lived in the same area throughout their marriage and the birth of their children. Barbour County was created in 1843 from Harrison, Randolph and Lewis Counties.[19]

On the 1850 census cited above the children's last name is spelled Stumph, probably a transcription error.


  1. United States Census, 1900 West Virginia Calhoun ED 25 Sherman district
  2. Hardesty's Calhoun County History, Typed by Linda Cunningham Fluharty
  3. Recollections of a Lifetime, Col D S Dewees, Eden, Calhoun, W. Va., 1904, page 11
  4. Gilmer, (W)VA 1850 Federal Census, Transcribed by Connie Burkett and proofread by Glenda Thompson, Copyright (c) 2009 by Connie Burkett, page 20b
  5. Population schedules of the Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, Roll 1340, Transcribed from National Archives Microcopy No. M653 by Linda Cunningham Fluharty #679 U S Census Calhoun County, West Virginia, July 6 1870
  6. U S Census Calhoun County, West Virginia, July 6 1870
  7. Population schedules of the Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, Transcribed by Tereasa Dimick; presented by Linda Cunningham Fluharty, 1880 Census, N - Z, C026
  8. West Virginia Vital Records
  9. WVVR
  10. WVVR
  11. WVVR
  12. WVVR
  13. Find A Grave, database and images : accessed 27 July 2019, memorial page for Arena J. “Irene” Stump Vannoy (23 Sep 1863–25 Apr 1923), Find A Grave: Memorial #100902889 citing Sylvester Stump Cemetery, Calhoun County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Rosa Nutt (contributor 47824688).
  14. WVVR
  15. Find A Grave, database and images : accessed 27 July 2019, memorial page for John Stump (12 Mar 1866–13 Oct 1877), Find A Grave: Memorial #89359440 citing Michael Stump Cemetery, Stumptown, Gilmer County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Norma Knotts Shaffer (contributor 47195355).
  16. WVVR
  17. WVVR
  18. Created by: Rosa Nutt, Added: 18 Nov 2012, Find A Grave: Memorial #100902889 Family Photo
  19. The History of Barbour County, West Virginia. Hu Maxwell, The Acme Publishing Company, Morgantown, W. Va., 1899

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Please provide sources for birth and death dates so merge can be done.


posted by Sharon (Hardman) West

Cannot find any source to prove birth and death date given on Huffman-1379. Just think to disconnect this profile as his wife. Have found that two family's are mixed together in error. Sharon

posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
Huffman-1379 and Huffman-5 appear to represent the same person because: merge was supposed to be proposed but was not. clear duplicate
posted by Liz Marshall
Huffman-5 and Huffman-1379 do not represent the same person because: Should be higher into lower number. A correct merge has been made.
posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
Huffman-1379 and Huffman-5 appear to represent the same person because: Source: 1870 Calhoun County, Census names all of John and Elizabeth Huffman;s children. Part on Huffman-1379 and part on Huffman-5. Other sources on the latter.
posted by Sharon (Hardman) West

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