Magdalena (Richards) Stump
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Magdalena (Richards) Stump (1768 - 1832)

Magdalena Stump formerly Richards
Born in Hampshire, Virginiamap
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 10 Feb 1786 in Lewis, Vamap
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Died at age 63 in Stumptown, Glimer, West Virginiamap
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Magdalena Richards was born October 7, 1768, a daughter of John and Sarah Ellsworth. She was born in what was Augusta County, Virginia, and grew up on the frontier in Harrison County Virginia, surrounded by a large extended family, including several famous uncles. Her grandfather may have been Johannes Reicherd/Reichert, who immigrated from Rotterdam to Philadelphia PA on 27 AUG 1739, on the "Snow Bettsey", Richard Budden in command. (Source: "Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1775", by Ralph Beaver Strassburger and edited by William John Hinke, originally published in 1934, (Baltimore MD: Genealogical Publishing Co.), 1966, Vols. I-II, pp. 258, 260 & 263, List 69-70 A, B & C.)

Magdalena married Michael Stump, III, son of Michael Stump and Sarah Hughes. The date and place of Michael Stump and Magdalena Richards' marriage was documented in "The History of Harrison County", by Henry Haymond, (1910). In her marriage record, her name was Magdalena. Children of Magdalena and Michael include:

  • Michael Stump, IV 1787–1883
  • Jacob Stump 1790–1859
  • Absolom Stump 1794–1844
  • George Stump 1797–1846
  • Elizabeth (Stump) Stout 1799–1868
  • Jemina (Stump) Norman 1804–1841
  • Temperance (Stump) Stout 1806–1872
  • Jesse Stump 1808–1860

Magdalena, aka Magdalene, died June 11, 1832 at the age of 63, in Stumptown, Gilmer county, Virginia. (This part of Virginia became part of West Virginia, in 1863, at the onset of the American Civil War. Magdalene Richards Stump's grave monument gives her year of death as 1837, however, Thurman Stump's "Michael Stump Sr. of Virginia, 1709 - 1768, A Treatise on the Origin and Ancestry, With Surname Armorials" (McClain Printing Company, Parsons WV 26287: 1975), states that she died in 1832.


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Richards-5860 and Richards-4 appear to represent the same person because: Clear Duplicate
posted by Chris Hoult
Child born before mother's birth
posted by Lance Martin

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