Drusylla Stump

1829–1893 (Age 64)
Stumptown, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Drusylla

When Drusylla Stump was born in 1829, in Stumptown, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States, her father, Jacob G. Stump, was 39 and her mother, Nancy Jane Boggs, was 28. She married Benjamin Huffman on 5 November 1846, in Gilmer, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Holly, Braxton, West Virginia, United States in 1880. She died in 1893, at the age of 64, and was buried in Sutton, Braxton, Virginia, United States.

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Drusylla Stump
Benjamin Huffman
Marriage: 5 November 1846
Granville Huffman
Henson Huffman
Daniel Huffman
Jacob Huffman
Ward Huffman
Ruhala Jane Huffman
John Huffman

Spouse & Children

5 November 1846
Gilmer, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1790–1859Male

  • Nancy Jane Boggs




+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 15

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 17

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Drucylla Huffman in household of Benjamin Huffman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Drusilla Huffman in household of Benjamin Huffman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Drusylla Huffman in household of Benj Huffman, "United States Census, 1860"

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