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Jonas Stump


Transcription contributed by Martie Callihan 5 November 2005

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Massie Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)


JONAS STUMP, farmer, P. O. Harveysburg; born in Virginia, Sept. 8, 1805; is a son of Daniel and Mary (Ramey) Stump, natives of Virginia. The paternal grandparents were Lewis and Margaret Stump, natives of Germany; who emigrated to America some time prior to the Revolutionary war; as he with two of his brothers served in that great conflict and were present at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis. Mr. Stump first located in Pennsylvania; thence removed to Frederick Co., Va., where they resided till their death; they had six sons and three daughters (all now deceased). Daniel was raised and grew to manhood in Virginia, married and resided there till 1817, when they emigrated to Ohio and located in Massie Township, on the

place where Jonas Stump now lives, and here they resided till their death; he died Nov. 9, 1832, aged 71 years; his wife died Dec. 31, 1838, aged 71 years. They had fourteen children, ten grew to maturity; two now living—Jonas, and Catherine, now Widow Henry, residing in Clinton Co. Mr. Stump was a very reserved, unassuming man, never seeking or holding office, a man of undoubted integrity, an excellent neighbor and a worthy citizen. The subject of this sketch was 12 years of age when he came to this county with his parents, and here grew to manhood; was married Nov. 28, 1828, to Prudence, daughter of William and Prudence Smalley, natives of Pennsylvania, (see in history of Washington Township); by this union they have had six children—Mary M., born Oct. 28, 1829, now Mrs. Meyers; Matilda C., Jan. 19, 1836, now Mrs. Isaac Evans; Daniel S., Sept. 16, 1839; William J., Nov. 16,1842; Martha H., Jan. 20, 1846, now Mrs. George Talbott, and Jonas, born Feb. 21, 1851. Mr. Stump after his marriage located on an adjoining farm to where he now lives, and resided there seven years; thence bought a farm in Greene Co., where he lived 45 years; then in August, 1879, he moved back to the old homestead place of his father, where he has since resided. This farm had been occupied by his brother till 1879; he died, and Mr. Stump took the place as above mentioned; this place has now been in possession of the Stump family for 64 years. The character we gave to the father of our subject is equally applicable and true to Mr. Stump, as he is one of the most worthy citizens of the community where he lives. Mr. Stump, is now 76 years of age, and his wife is 72 years; they have traveled the journey of life together for 53 years, over half a century. On Nov. 28, 1878, they celebrated their "Golden Wedding," at which time they had a large company of friends and relatives present and had a very enjoyable occasion.

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