Michael Stump III
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Michael Stump III (1766 - 1837)

Michael Stump III
Born in Hardy County, Colony of Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 10 Feb 1786 in Lewis, Vamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 71 in Steer Creek, Gilmer County, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Michael Stump III was born in what was Hampshire County VA. He was granted a tract of land on Hacker's Creek in Harrison County VA, where he built a cabin and took his bride, Magdalene Richards. They were married February 10, 1786, [1][2]by Preacher John Wade Loveborough, in Harrison County as evidenced by that county's marriage records. Soon after their marriage, Michael III decided to take his bride back to his old home on the South Branch of the Potomac, because of the renewal of Indian hostilities in Harrison County. About the turn of the century Michael III began to yearn for the wilderness, because an influx of settlers made him feel crowded on the South Branch. He moved his family to Steer Creek in Harrison County in May 6, 1804. To Michael Stump and Magdalene were born: Michael IV, Sarah who married William Boggs, Jacob, Mary Magdalene who married Henry Beall, Absolom, John, George, Elizabeth who married Samuel Stout, Jemina [aka Jennia, Jemima or Jeminah] who married Seymore Norman, Temperance who married John Wolfe Stout, and Jesse. Michael III and Magdalene Stump were buried near their old home on an eminence overlooking the Steer Creek Valley near Stumptown, West Virginia. His descendants placed at his grave a monument made in the shape of a stump with the design of a gun and an ax to represent the pioneer and hunter, on May 30 1912. Note that various descendants, in applications for membership to the NSDAR and NSSAR, have declared that this Michael Stump died on 27 MAR 1834, and that Magdalene Stump, his wife, died on 11 JUN 1832, contrary to the monuments shown here, which were erected by other descendants. Though there was at one time a family Bible which presumably would settle this matter, it appears to have been destroyed or lost.[3] See much more of his life and descendants in these sources.[4] [5] [6] [7]

Family links: Parents: Michael Stump (1744 - 1799) Sarah Hughes Stump (1749 - 1822)

Spouse: Magdalene Richards Stump (1768 - 1832)*


  1. Sarah b about 1785[8] m William Boggs 1813[9] The marriage bond December 30 1812[10]
  2. Michael Stump IV b May 4 1787 d Mar 17 1883 [11]
  3. Jacob Stump b 1790 m Jany (Jane) Boggs Jan 30 1817[12]
  4. Mary Madaline b 1792 m Henry Bell [13]
  5. Absolom Stump d before 1850 [14] m Margaret Bush [15]
  6. John b 1795 d after 1841 emigrated to Missouri [16]
  7. George b 1797 m Sally [17]
  8. Elizabeth b 1799 m Samuel Stout [18]
  9. Jemima b 1804 m Seamore Norman, his first wife [19]
  10. Temperance b 1807 d after Aug 12 1870 [20] m John Wolfe Stout who married Mary Stalnaker on July 3 1872 after Temperance's death. [21]
  11. Jesse b 1808 m Sarah Stout [22]

Research note

RE: Source for the first two paragraphs are quotes from the source given above and on that source this statement is made. Entire Contents © Copyright 2004-2018 Chickens in the Road, Inc. "Text and photographs may not be published, broadcast, redistributed or aggregated without express permission. Thank you."

It was set as a blockquote, however my question is since it is word for word did the creator of Findagrave memorial get permission--no source is cited. Did the editor who added it to the Wikitree profile do the same? The source was not cited unless it was cited in the Ancestry profile. The biographical information was found and is cited. Will pursue.

In the marriage bond dated January 10 1817 Jacob's brother, Absalom committed to the bond. The transcriber read it as Abraham and assumed he was the the father. In the bond immediately after Jany, her first name, is John Boggs, her father. [23]

Burial: Michael Stump Cemetery-Steer Creek Stumptown Gilmer County West Virginia, USA

Notes on Burial Location

Steer Creek, Lewis Co. (now Gilmer Co.), VA (now WV)


Name: Michael /Stump/ III[24]


Date: 04 FEB 1766
Place: Hampshire, Virginia, USA[25]


Date: 27 MAR 1834
Place: Lewis, Virginia, USA[26]


  1. West Virginia Vital Statistics Records http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=38627&Type=Marriage
  2. History of Harrison County, West Virginia, Henry Haymond, Acme Publishing Company, Morgantown, W. Va., 1910, page 448 https://archive.org/stream/historyofharriso00inhaym#page/448/mode/1up/search/michael+stump
  3. The Dye Family History, Chickens in the Road Website, Suzanne McMinn, Copyright 2008-2018 http://chickensintheroad.com/stringtown-west-virginia-a-brief-history-of-a-pre-world-war-ii-rural-community/dye-family-history/
  4. History of Braxton County, John Davidson Sutton, January 1919, page 426-427 (and throughout the book) https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=YUREAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA426
  5. Col. D. S. Dewees' "Recollections of a Life Time", (Eden, Calhoun County WV: 1904) pages 8-9 https://archive.org/stream/recollectionsofl00dewe#page/8/mode/1up/search/
  6. HISTORIC STUMP FAMILY WAS 'FRUITFUL' - Family Brought Life To Region, Recalling The Michael Stumps , The Hur Herald, (04/20/2018), Bob Weaver 2012 http://www.hurherald.com/cgi-bin/db_scripts/articles?Action=user_view&db=hurheral_articles&id=48520
  7. Wings, Tranquillas, (Mar 05, 2012) "Michael Stump, III." Find A Grave Memorial# 86252874.
  8. Gilmer, (W)VA 1850 Federal Census. Transcribed by Connie Burkett and Proofread by Glenda Thompson Copyright (c) 2009 by Connie Burkett page 23B, #28 http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/wv/gilmer/1850/
  9. "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FRDV-MBM : 11 February 2018), William Boggs and Sarah S..., 1813; citing Harrison Co, West Virginia, v 2 p 14, county clerks, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 847,273
  10. West Virginia Vital Statistics Records http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=847274&ImageNumber=249
  11. Bob Weaver, 2012, Tombstone http://www.hurherald.com/cgi-bin/db_scripts/articles?Action=user_view&db=hurheral_articles&id=48520
  12. "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FRDV-H6G : 11 February 2018), Jacob Stump and Jany Boggs, 30 Jan 1817; citing Harrison Co, West Virginia, v 2 p 68, county clerks, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 847,273
  13. Col. D. S. Dewees, 1904 page 15 https://archive.org/stream/recollectionsofl00dewe#page/15/mode/1up/search/michael+stump
  14. Gilmer, (W)VA 1850 Federal Census, Transcribed by Connie Burkett and proofread by Glenda Thompson, Copyright (c) 2009 by Connie Burkett, page 21b http://us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/wv/gilmer/1850/pg0019a.txt
  15. West Virginia Vital Statistics Records Project http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=10709924&Type=Marriage
  16. Col. D. S. Dewees, 1904, pages 8-9 https://archive.org/stream/recollectionsofl00dewe#page/8/mode/1up/search/john+stump
  17. Col. D. S. Dewees, 1904, page 15 https://archive.org/stream/recollectionsofl00dewe#page/15/mode/1up/search/Sally
  18. West Virginia Vital Statistics Records http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=10709924&Type=Marriage
  19. Col. D. S. Dewees, 1904, pages 24-25 https://archive.org/stream/recollectionsofl00dewe#page/24/mode/1up/search/seamore+norman
  20. United States Census, 1870 West Virginia Gilmer Centre https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-XXZQ-H9S?i=19&cc=1438024
  21. West Virginia Vital Statistics Records http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=12517&Type=Marriage
  22. Created by: Teresa, Added: 4 May 2017, Find A Grave Memorial 179023894 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/179023894#view-photo=155030445
  23. "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FR6S-Q4L : 11 February 2018), Jacob Stump and Jany Boggs, 10 Jan 1817; citing Harrison, West Virginia, v 3 p 124, county clerks, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 847,274.
  24. Source: #S-756572033 APID: 1,2204::1022644
  25. Source: #S-756572033 APID: 1,2204::1022644
  26. Source: #S-756572033 APID: 1,2204::1022644
  • Source: S-756572033 Repository: #R-1195261326 Title: U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. APID: 1,2204::0
  • Repository: R-1195261326 Name: Ancestry.com
  • Source: S-757372310 Repository: #R-1195261326 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Page: Ancestry Family Tree Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=80603711&pid=109

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Added other sources. Source #3 has pic of original tombstone of Micheal IV and Elizabeth.

The source of most of the text is cited at the end. In addition to the Find A Grave citation have added the actual book it came from as an inline source so one can read and learn much more about him and his descendants.

Stump-884 and Stump-11 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate
posted by Tracy Lawrence
Most of this bio is copied text, but our ancestors deserve original WikiTree biographies. Please see http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Copying_Text


posted by Cynthia (Billups) B
Stump III-1 and Stump-11 appear to represent the same person because: Same people, same information, one appears to have been imported incorrectly, giving the wrong last name in the system.
posted by Chris Cunningham

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