February 29, 2000
Sherry Griggs writes:
Seeing mention of the Stamper Cemetery project, brought to mind what our NC STAMPERS have done recently.
1) Gilbert Alexander "Alex" Stamper- It has taken years to locate burial site. Finally this winter we found him. Buried in unmarked grave at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Iredell Co. Since he did not have a service record, V.A. marker was not an option. Simple concrete marker was designed and made by a family member and placed on his grave, listing his name and birth/death dates.
- After years of research I was able to determine his parentage.
He was the son of Gilbert Alexander Stamper. Killed in a train
wreck during W W I and buried in France. After the death of his
father, his uncle, James Melmath Stamper signed for the body
to be disintered and Gurney was placed in an unmarked grave beside
his father. In January I received
Lineage for above Gilbert Alexander Stamper > J H Stamper > John Stamper of Iredell,Co NC.