Re: STAMPER/LONG in NC
I am researching the Stamper family that came from Ashe County, NC and settled in Greene County, IN.You mentioned the Tolliver family that settled in nearby Owen County, IN, so I'm jumping in.
My direct ancestor is Solomon Stamper.He was born in 1820 in NC, probably in Ashe County.He married Margaret Arthur in Greene Co., IN in 1841.Their son, William Marion Stamper, was born in 1855.According to his death cert, William was born in Owen County, IN.
Solomon is my brick wall.There is conflicting information on the internet about him, with conflicting or no documentation.
On the 1850 census, Solomon is living with or near other Stamper and related families.Widow Polly (Stamper?) Blevins is living with Solomon and family.Nearby are John and Frankey (Stamper) Cox from NC, and Jonathan and Cynthia Stamper from NC.
You mentioned that several families traveled from the New River Valley to this area.Do you know much about them?