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George Stump (1745 - 1805)

George Stump aka Stumpf
Born in Hampshire, Virginiamap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 16 Aug 1768 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 60 in Hardy, Virginia, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 2 Dec 2008
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George Stump performed Patriotic Service in Virginia in the American Revolution.

George was born in 1745, the son of Hans Michael Stump (1715 - 1768) Stumpf-279 and Catherine Anna Stump; Hans Michael was the son of Johann George Stump and Anna Margaretta[1]

George Stump married Elizabeth Wilson on 16 AUG 1768.[2]

George participated in the American Revolution, furnishing supplies in Hampshire County, Virginia. [3]

He passed away in 1805.[2]

George Stump, third child of Michael and Catharine (Neff) Stump, was born 8 April 1745 and died 22 April 1805. At his father’s death in 1768, George inherited lot # 12 (510 acres) on the South Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River. [4]

On 16 August 1768, a few months after this inheritance, George married Elizabeth Wilson. Elizabeth was born on 30 April 1749 and died 23 October 1829. [5]

In the South Branch and South Fork Valleys livestock rather than crops were the mainstay of many successful landowners. Cattle were grazed and corn-fed to fatten them for markets in Baltimore and Philadelphia. In 1786 George Stump grazed thirty cattle on his land. [6]

The Stump family had established a tradition of public service. George’s father, Michael Stump Sr. was a justice on the Hampshire County Court, and George’s brother Michael was one of the first justices the Hardy County Court. George served as one of Hardy County’s delegates to the Virginia Assembly from 1790-1792. [7]

In his will George divided his farm between sons George and John, each of whom also received a slave, when they reached age 21, and bequeathed shares of the proceeds of the estate to his surviving daughters. Elizabeth inherited a life interest in one-third of George’s land and personal estate and in four slaves. Land that George owned in Harrison County was to be rented for the benefit of the estate and sold upon Elizabeth’s death. [8]

She died in 1829, and the estates of George and Elizabeth were appraised and sold on 14 November 1829. Their son, John Stump, administered the estate. [9] Elizabeth’s estate consisted of personal notes for $160 and household furnishings, a cow and calf, and 145 stacks of corn, which sold for $216.67½. The sale of the twelve Stump slaves netted the estate $2,884.25.


  1. Find A Grave: Memorial #69851461 for Hans Michael Stumpf
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stump Family Bible Record, 1745-1848. Library of Virginia, Archives and Manuscripts, Manuscript 35598 [ Family Record from the Stump Family Bible, 1802.
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  4. Will of Michael Stump (2 July 1767; probate 8 Mar 1768): Clara McCormick Sage and Laura Sage Jones, Early Records: Hampshire County, Virginia. Delavan, Wis., 1939; Reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1969 and 1976), 135. I have been unable to locate Michael’s will.
  5. Marriage date and Elizabeth’s life dates are from the Stump Family Bible Record.
  6. Richard K. McMaster, The History of Hardy County, 1786-1986 (Salem, W. Va.: The Hardy County Public Library, 1986), 125. McMaster discusses the “Hardy County Cattle Kingdom” on pp. 123-130.
  7. Earl G. Swem and John W, Williams, comp., A Register of the General Assembly of Virginia, 1776-1918… (Richmond, 1918), 33, 35, 37 (
  8. Superior Court Wills, will of George Stump (8 Apr 1805; probate 4 May 1805), facsimile and transcription of will in Thurman Stump, Michael Stump Sr. of Virginia, 1709 – 1768 (Parsons. W. Va.: McClain Printing Company, 1975), 101-106. Online at Hardy County Genealogy Page, “Hardy County Family Album” (
  9. Hardy Co. Wills 5:87, appraisal of estate of George Stump (14 Nov. 1829); 5:88, appraisal of estate of Elizabeth Stump (14 Nov. 1829); 5:147, sale of personal estate of Elizabeth Stump (14 Nov. 1829); 5:148, sale of personal estate of George Stump (14 Nov. 1829), sale of twelve slaves.

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Stump-99 and Stump-7 do not represent the same person because: Different spouse
posted by Elizabeth Coltrane
Stump-2398 and Stump-7 appear to represent the same person because: The birth year in George's Bible is 1745, rather than 1746.
posted by James Funkhouser
Please do not delete the sources that have just been added when adding to this profile.
posted by Elizabeth Coltrane
Elizabeth: I did not delete your sources. The first was left as is, the other two I incorporated into my additions so as to have an integrated biography.

Do you prefer each collaborator to have a separate section in the profile? May I put my bio below your three sources?

posted by James Funkhouser
Stump-1463 and Stump-7 are not ready to be merged because: Conflicting information on parents needs resolution.
posted by Dennis Henderson
Stump-7 and Stump-1463 do not represent the same person because: there are two different mothers attached to these profiles; inadequate source provided to complete merge
posted on Stump-1463 (merged) by Elizabeth Coltrane
Stump-1463 and Stump-7 do not represent the same person because: There are different wives to these George's and I'm almost certain Stump-1463 never moved to KY. I'd like to see more sources on Stump-7 before these are merged.
posted by Elizabeth Coltrane
Stump-1463 and Stump-7 appear to represent the same person because: Both of these George Stumps refer to the son of Michael Stump and Catherine Neff who married in Lancaster Pa in 1739 and moved to Virginia.
posted by Brian Stump

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