Stamper Family Project

Pics shared by Patricia Alvarez

June 22, 2003

Hi Golden,


I was particularly interested in trying to trace the John Stamper listed in the Cherokee Connections on the Stamper website. Our family is mixed - the Hayes side is Scottish, Cherokee and my great-grandmother was a mulatto. On the Stamper side, my grandfather, James Monroe Stamper was mixed race, Cherokee or Cherokee and white and his mother was white (believe it or not). I have read however, that Georgia was one of the states where that was legal way back when (something to do with indentured servants). That is why I am trying to find out if there is a connection between that John Stamper on the Dawes Roll listed on the website and my great-grandfather - John Henry Stamper. They all were from north GA (Chatooga County) which was in or near Cherokee Territory.

My grandfather, James Monroe Stamper, was a master brickmason and had 10 children. His father, John, was a farmer and owned his property free and clear. Had 12 children. My uncle Cletus Stamper, Ph.D. (deceased) was dean of the dept. of Buisiness Administration at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO and there is a new School of Economics building named for him - Stamper Hall. The dedication was last fall.

I've attached a few pictures - Henry Lucien Stamper, age 91 (92 in Aug); James Alvin Stamper (90) with Rubye Gewndolyn Stamper Hughes, my mother (75); and a picture of Stamper Hall, Lincoln Univeristy.

Look forward to talking to you some more. Don't know if you are interested in anything else since we would probably be pretty distant cousins. (smile)

God Bless,

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Golden Combs Ferguson
Booneville, Owsley County, Kentucky