Re: Absolem STAFFORD - Tazewell Co, VA
Finally, I have been able to confirm my suspicion that Sarah Dials who
married Michael Stump was the widow of Andrew Dials.The following
information was obtained from "Early Adventurers On The Western Waters" Vol.
II 1982 by Mary B. Kegley:
Montgomery County marriages 1777-1830
Aug. 20, 1788 Michael Stump, son of Catereen Stump who gave consent, and
Sarah Dials, widow of Andrew Dyals and daughter of Abslum Stafford who gave
consent, sur. George Hansley (Hensley).
The interesting thing to note here is that Sarah's father's first name was
Absolem, which may suggest a connection to the Dials families in Martin Co.,
Kentucky who trace their origins to two brothers Absolem and John.Of
course, naming patterns can only be held as conjecture.