Ruhala Stump

1842–1915 (Age 72)
Gilmer, Virginia, United States

The Life of Ruhala

When Ruhala Stump was born on 3 October 1842, in Gilmer, Virginia, United States, her father, Jacob G. Stump, was 52 and her mother, Nancy Jane Boggs, was 40. She married Levi J Huffman on 17 November 1860, in Gilmer, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Holly, Braxton, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and Summersville District, Nicholas, West Virginia, United States in 1900. She died in 1915, at the age of 73.

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Ruhala Stump
Levi J Huffman
Marriage: 17 November 1860

Spouse & Children

17 November 1860
Gilmer, West Virginia, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1790–1859Male

  • Nancy Jane Boggs




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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 2

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1862 · The Battle of Fredericksburg

Age 20

The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: from Middle Low German stump ‘tree stump’ (borrowed into Middle English), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous tree stump, or a nickname for a short, stout man.2 German (mainly northern and central): variant of Stumm .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Ruhala Stump in household of Jane Stump, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ruhala Huffman in household of Levi Huffman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ruhala Huffman in household of Levi Huffman, "United States Census, 1900"

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