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28. John STAMPS was born circa 1751 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He died after 1830 at the age of 79 in Franklin County, Tennessee.
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Tithables, taken in 1767 by John Dix for Pittsylvania Co., Va, names John Stamps, 15 to 16, and his brother Timothy Stamps. In 1777,Henry Co., Va., John Stamps, age 24 to 25, and his brother, Thomas Stamps, renounced allegiance to the King of England.

On Aug. 12, 1797, John Stamps purchased 200 acres on Cloud's Creek on the Broad River in Oglethorpe Co., GA. As a Revolutionary War soldier in 1805, he had two land draws in Oglethorpe County. On Dec. 3, 1805 he was given a deed for 200 1/2 acres in Baldwin Co., 2nd District, Georgia.

On May 2, 1806, John signed a receipt for his share in the personal property of his father Timothy's estate. Under his father's will, he received 262 acres on Shoal Creek in Clarke Co., GA. On Nov. 23, 1807 he and his wife, Purthena, of Clarke County, sold 222 acres on Shoal Creek to Thomas Greer for $1,160.00.3 On Nov. 23, 1807, he sold 41 acres on the same creek to Charles Dougherty for $123.00.

As early as 1810, John was arranging to settle in Franklin Co., TN. On June 14, 1810 he bought 125 acres on the waters of Elk River in the 20th District of Franklin Co., TN; the deed being signed by Willie Blount,Governor of Tennessee. On June 14, 1810, John purchased 100 acres on the Elk River, receiving a deed signed by the governor of Tennessee. On May 6, 1811 both deeds were recorded in Knoxville. On Feb. 16, 1813 he bought 200 acres on the north side of the Elk River for $300.00 from John Powell and recorded the deed on Feb. 25, 1813. In 1810 he was 58 years of age.

The 1812 tax list for Franklin County contains the names of John Stamps and his sons, William, George and James Stamps. In 1820 the Franklin County census indicated that John and his wife were over 45 and had 2 slaves. There were no children at home. The 1830 census of Franklin County indicated that John and his wife were 80 to 90. They had slaves: 1 male under 10; 1 female 10 to 24; 1 female 36 to 55.

John STAMPS and Parthena DODSON were married. Parthena DODSON died after 1830 in Franklin County, Tennessee.

Parthena may have been a sister to Millicent Dodson that married John's brother Timothy. Millicent is thought to be a daughter of Charles Dodson.

Tithables in 1767, Pittsylvania Co, name John Stamps, under 16, and his brother Timothy. In 1777 in Henry Co, John and Timothy renounced allegiance to the King of England.

Pittsylvania Co service records: 25 Sep 1778, John Walters appointed 1st Lt, John Hall 2nd Lt, and John Stamps, Ensign - Capt Carter's Co.

12 Aug 1797 John Stamps purchased 200 acres on Cloud's Creek, on the Broad River in Oglethorpe Co GA. As a Revolutionary soldier in had two land draws in the 1805 GA lottery - on 3 Dec 1805 he received a deed for 200 acres in Baldwin Co.

2 May 1806, John signed the receipt for his share of the personal property of his father's estate. Under the terms of his father's will, he received 262 acres on Shoal Creek in Clarke Co. GA. 23 Nov 1807, he and Purthena, wife, of Clarke Co, sold the 22 acres to Thomas Greer. On 23 Nov 1807, he sold another 41 acres on Shoal Creek to Charles Dougherty.

13 Mar 1808, John sold the land in Baldwin Co - he was at that time living in Morgan Co GA.
17 Dec 1808, Randel Burney sold John Stamps of Morgan Co, 99 acres on Rocky Creek. He purchased another tract from James Morris of Jackson Co on 29 Jan 1809, also on Rocky Creek, Lot 52.

14 Jun 1810, John bought two parcels, 125 acres and another 100 acres, on the waters of Elk River in Franklin Co, TN. 16 Feb 1813, he bought an additional 200 acres, north side of the Elk River.

The 1812 tax list for Franklin Co names John Stamps and his sons, William, George, & James.

1820, Franklin Co TN Census, John and spouse were both over 45; they had 2 slaves. No children
The 1830 Census shows John Stamps and spouse to be 80-90 years old. Sons James, Hosea & Joseph were also living in Franklin Co in 1830.

John Stamps had nine sons, but no daughters. The sons were John, William, James, Nathan, Timothy, George, Hosea, Joseph, and Martin.

John STAMPS and Parthena DODSON had the following children:



John J. STAMPS was born.

John J. Stamps was born in Henry Co., VA. He married Elizabeth"Betsy" Delaney, who was of French descent. It is thought that John and Betsy lived in Limestone Co, AL. We know from John's will, written on May 9, 1822, that Limestone County was his declared residence before his death. How long he lived there is not known.

Last Will and Testament of John Stamps
Limestone County, Alabama
Book for Recording Inventories
and Accounts of Estates, page 139.
In the name of God,Amen, I, John Stamps, of Limestone County and State of Alabama, being the 9th of May 1822, being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for it, and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is apportioned for all men to die, do hereby publish, make known and constitute this my last will and testament in manner and form following, namely:
First, I bequeath my Soul unto God that gave it, nothing doubting I shall receive it again at the Resurrection and as to my body I give it into the hands of my executors to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the descretion of my executors.
As to my estate it is my will that all my just debts be paid out of the
whole of my personal estate. As to my crops I do wish it to be sold and credited on a credit of twelve months with all the rest of my personal
property, exclusive of my cotton. If there remains any after paying my settlement debts, I do give unto my beloved sons Joshua and John.
And as to my household furniture, I wish it to be sold on said credit of twelve months, exclusive of the three bedsteads and furniture which I wish to equally divide among my three youngest daughters Nancy, Levica Bledsoe and Elizabeth.
And I appoint my son-in-law John Smith, guardian for my three youngest children Levica Bledsoe, Elizabeth and John Stamps.
As to my property I wish the balance, after paying my just debts, to be equally divided between all my children and I do appoint my son-in-law John Smith and William Fleet my executors and I do acknowledge this to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this day and date above written.
John Stamps
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Adam Cox, William Adams.



William STAMPS was born circa 1772 in Henry County, Virginia. He died before 1850 at the age of 78 in Dyer County, Tennessee.



James STAMPS was born on 6 August 1779 in Henry County, Virginia. He died before 15 December 1841 at the age of 62 in Franklin County, Tennessee.

James Stamps was born Aug. 6, 1779 in Henry Co., VA. He married Sarah
Betty Davis who was born 1790 to Nathaniel Davis and his wife Eliza-
beth Kelsey.

The 1820 census of Franklin Co., TN indicates the following: James and his wife were between 26 to 45. They had 5 sons and 1 daughter under 10 years.

During the 1830 census of Franklin Co., TN, he was 40 to 50; his wife was 30 to 40 years. They had 4 sons under 5; 1 son 5 to 10; 1 son 10 to 15; 3 sons 15 to 20; 1 daughter 5 to 10; 1 daughter 15 to 20.

In 1840, he and his wife were 50 to 60 years old. There was 1 daughter 15 to 20; 1 son 15 to 20; 1 son 20 to 30; 1 son 30 to 40.

He made a will which was witnessed by D.B. Stamps, Elisha Sims, Joel McCutcheon and Jon A.Corn on Sept. 14, 1841. He died about Sept. of 1841 in Franklin County. His will was admitted to probate in Franklin County on December 15, 1841.

When the 1860 census was taken in Franklin County, James' widow, Sarah, lived with her married daughter, Sarah Jane Embry. On Aug. 29, 186, by a written instrument, Sarah Stamps gave her daughter Sarah Jane Embry 4 negro slaves and 3 mules. Sarah Stamps died shortly after 1860.



Nathan STAMPS.



Timothy STAMPS was born circa 1787.



George STAMPS was born circa 1790.



Hosea STAMPS was born circa 1794 in Georgia. He died before 1860 at the age of 66 in Smith County, Tennessee.

Hosea married Catherine Ector.

The 1830 census for Franklin Co., Tenn shows Hosea Stamps on p. 110, #20 on page with 1 son under 5, 1 son 5-10, himself, 30-40, 2 daughters under 5, 2 daughters 5-10, and wife 20-30.

The 1840 census for Hamilton Co.,Tenn shows Hojias Stamps with 1 son under 5, 2 sons 5-10, 1 son 10-15, 1 son 15-20, himself 40-50, 2 daughters under 5, 1 daughter 5-10, 2 daughters 10-15, wife 30-40.

The 1850 census for Maury Co., Tenn, shows Hosea Stamps age 56, Catharine 48, Geo. 23, Elizabeth 18, Thompson 16, Milton 16, Catharine 14, Charlotte 12, Hosea 10, with Hosea b. Ga, wife b. Ky and the rest b. Tenn.



Joseph STAMPS was born circa 1796 in Georgia. He died before 3 October 1842 at the age of 46 in Franklin County, Tennessee.

The wife of Joseph Stamps was Mary Witt b. 6 Jun 1801 in Patrick Co., VA the daughter of William and Lucy (Reeves) Witt.

1830 Census of Franklin Co., Tennessee: Joseph was 30 to 40; Mary was 20 to 30; 1 son born 1825-30; 2 sons born 1815-1820; 2 daughters born 1825-1830; 2 daughters born 1820-1825.

1840 Census of Franklin Co., Tennessee: Joseph was 40 to 44; 1 son 20 to 24; 1 son 5 to 9; 1 son 10 to 14; 1 daughter 20 to 24; 1 daughter under 5; a daughter 10 to 14.

Joseph Stamps died ca. 1842. The Franklin County Court, sitting on Oct 03, 1842, records the following: "Joseph Stamps, late of this county,departed this life intestate and George W. Stamps entered into bond with Addison Temple and John Witt." On Oct. 29, 1842, the administrator sold his personal estate.

1850 Census of Franklin Co., Tennessee: Mary Stamps was 54, born VA; Washington, 30, born TN.; Elizabeth A., 29, born TN.; Jane, 24, born TN.; John, 22, born TN.; James, 19, born TN.; Adaline, 14, born TN.



Martin STAMPS was born circa 1800 in Georgia.