Margaret Hovermale, md Benetict Omps, 1824, VA/WV
I am entering this in hopes it will help get the forum going.This information was sent to me by a Hovermale descendant from a book on that family.I do not know the title of the book or the name of the author:
"Margaret Virginia Hovermale, third daughter of John Christian and Elizabeth (Miller) Hovermale, was born about 1808 in Berkeley Co., (VA WV, died July 1859.Beneditc Umps/Omps and Christian Hovermale gave bond of $150 to governor of Virginia James Pleasants, 11 Jan 1824, for the intended marriage of Benedict Umps and Margaret 'Polly' Hovermale (Morgan Co., Marriage Bond #38).A Mormon record lists Benedict as born in Germany in 1798 and died 1863.The 1860 census of Frederick County, VA lists Benedict Omps, age 61, a cooper, property value $2,500.The Omps farm is located on Route 522 South, two miles south of the West Virginia line."Their children are listed as:
Jame, md. Dawson Stotler
Elizabeth A., md Jacob Barringer & ___Cooper
Christoper, md Nance Steavy
I have no further information on these people.