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Leonard James Stump (1749 - 1828)

Leonard James Stump
Born in Frederick County, Colony of Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1 Sep 1773 in Hampshire County, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 78 in Hardy County, West Virginia, United Statesmap
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Leonard Stump was a Virginia colonist.

Leonard, youngest son of Michael and Catherine Stump, was born in 1749. A good business man, he accumulated a large estate from bother inheritance (lot #3) and from his brothers Michael and George. Leonard married Elizabeth Catherine See, of a prominent pioneer family. His contributions to the Colonial cause were mostly in material aide as recorded in Virginia State Claims and in Josiah Hughes', PIONEER OF WEST VIRGINIA. At age 21, Leonard was given lot #3. Leonard and Catherine had ten children, but of the three boys only one, Adam, lived to maintain the farms and carry on the Stump name. Leonard Stump's will gave the greater part of his lands on the South Fork to his son Adam.[1]


Name: Lt. Col. LEONARD Stump(f)

Taking Stump as the last name from Stump(f).

Stump(f) Run

The Stumpf Run property is a reminder of pre-revolutionary pioneer life in America. The land was cleared and settled by Michael Stumpf in 1744, then deeded to him by Lord Fairfax in 1749. During the following 250 years, this farm and Michael's descendants were historically involved in Indian insurrections, the Lord Dunmore's wars, and the American Revolution.

In the mid-19th century the family owned slaves, and participated in the Civil War. During all these times, the Stump family farmed the river bottom lands, raised livestock on the upland pastures, and cut timber in the mountains. The property left the family hands in 1972. The restored house and the old cemetery are often visited by descendants of Michael Stumpf Spelling of the name changed in the late 18" century and is now recognized as Stump.


Leonard was one of the first lieutenant colonels of Hardy County VA. He received Lot No. 3 of the South Fork Manor through his father's Will.


Death: Nov. 19, 1828[2]
Place: Hardy County, West Virginia, USA
Stump Cemetery on Stump Run South Fork
Place: Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia, USA


Leonard Stump's Will was proved on 10 FEB 1829, in Hardy County VA. Devisees were: Adam, his son, Ann Barnett, Catherine Harness, Hannah Dyre, Christena Perril, and Mary Ann Hutten, his daughters, and others.[3]


  1. West Virginia Culture: Stump Family Farm cites United States Department of the Interior National Park Service NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES REGISTRATION XPS Form 10-900 (Oct. FORM 1990) OMB NO. 10024-0018.
  2. FindAGrave: Leonard Stump: Memorial: 8625682 Created by: Tranquillas Wings. Record added: Mar 05, 2012. Last accessed Dec 5, 2015.
  3. "West Virginia Estate Settlements, An Index to Wills, Inventories, Appraisements, Land Grants, and Surveys to 1850", compiled by Ross B. Johnston, (Baltimore MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977), p. 141.

See also:

  • Martin L. Yokum, The Harness Family, 1980, 31.


  • This person was created through the import of HOWE(1).ged on 08 April 2011.
  • Dee Christophel D'Errico, firsthand knowledge.

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Hello - This profile is protected so I can't change it. However there have been major mix-ups between Michael Stumps (Leonard's father). I have done a bunch of work to try and fix some stuff that should never have been merged, but I can't change his father on here.

Whoever has permission, this Stump's father should be Thank you.

posted by Brian Stump
edited by Brian Stump
I believe my 4th great-grandmother Hannah (Stump) Dyer (1780-1847, married 1805 to William Dyer, 1783-1854) was a daughter of Leonard Stump and Catherine Elizabeth See. Hannah is mentioned in the will, and William Dyer acted as an executor of the estate.
Hi Charles,

Leonard's state of birth and death needs review. FindAGrave uses modern day names of places and is not a reliable name for the locations of birth and death to be used at WikiTree. The WikiTree Style guideline for locations is to use place names as they would have been known at the time. Since the state of West Virginia was not formed until June 20, 1863, he probably was born and died in Virginia.

A note could be added in the section about Stump(f) Run to explain that the location was in the part of Virginia which became West Virginia.

Please let me know if you have any questions,


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Stump-15 and Stump-9 do not represent the same person because: The two wives are cousins
posted by [Living McQueen]
Stump-15 and Stump-9 appear to represent the same person because: Years of birth match, wives have same maiden name and DOBs.
posted by Dana (Dauphinee) Reale
Stump-265 and Stump-9 appear to represent the same person because: There are two Leonard Stumps, but these appear to be the same because they are married to catherine

This Leonard is the son of Michael, Junior, and wife Sarah (Hughes) Stump. The preceding February 10, 1829, will of his uncle, another Leonard Stump, precludes confusing the two same-named parties. The military captaincy may have been either a militia, War of 1812, or both rank. The determination of its origin is probably best left to the lineal descendants, if any. However, it apparently has been established that Captain Leonard Stump married a Mary Morrow.

I would gladly coordinate with project members if I knew which project this profile belongs to.
Hi Allie;

I'm working on my father's mother's side (Millar) using _The Millar-du Bois family; it's history and genealogy_, by Eva Miller Nourse, 1928.

"Sarah Louisa Stump, (born September 1, 1829; died March 7, 1886), daughter of Adam and Mary G. (Parsons) Stump; Adam (born August 4, 1788), son of Leonard (born November 21, 1748) and Catharine (See) Stump, (born February 26, 1754; died April 23, 1827). The Stump and Parsons families were early in the South Branch Valley and much intermarried in these records and elsewhere. "

I suspect Stump-9 is the same Leonard Stump referenced by Nourse, as the spouse and birth date almost match (note 1748 in my info vs 1749 here.)

What'cha think?

Thanks! horkan

posted by Horkan Smith

Rejected matches › Leonard Stump Jr. (abt.1766-1827)

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