John Stump, fourth son of Michael and Mary Magdalena Richards Stump, did not get along with his father and sometime between 1820-1830 he disappeared. There was suspicion that his father, becoming mentally deranged, had killed him. About 1841 he wrote a letter to his sister Sarah, wife of William Boggs, letting the family know he was doing well and was in Missouri. The full account of the story told by the husband of John's niece, Elizabeth, and may be found here. 
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