Finding Your Folks: The Stamps family of Coweta, Part 2

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We’re picking up this week with the continuation of the Stamps family of Coweta, submitted by Carol K. Garrett of Chamblee several months ago (sorry ‘bout the delay). Carol’s letter was in response to my column of several years ago on the Stamps family of early Georgia, which I tentatively was connecting to my Noel Johnson and Tempy Stamps in Oglethorpe. Noel and Tempy are said to have moved to Tennessee and lived near the Johnson family which was connected to that of President Andrew Johnson. The families are said to be related, although, for the life of me I can’t make a firm link.

But back to Coweta and the second generation of Stamps who settled here, Moses Witt Stamps and his wife, Sarah Freeman.

Carol’s letter continues: “They had nine children, as follows: (1) Mary Ann Amanda (Stamps), b. April 25, 1828, m. William Spivey Moseley, Feb. 6, 1845, d. Sept. 22, 1866; (2) Nancy Elizabeth Jane (Stamps), b. April 9, 1830, d. Mar. 8, 1902, m. Joseph Baker Moseley, Dec. 1847. He died March 2, 1862. (3) Eliza Freeman (Stamps), b. April 24, 1832, d. Sept. 16, 1922, m. John Upshaw, July 28, 1851; (4) Sarah Caroline (Stamps), b. Sept. 18, 1835, d. Dec. 9, 1881, m. (1) Allen Eason, (2) William Harrison Kelly. He died Aug. 20, 1886, age 74. (5) Georgia Ann Flora (Stamps), b. April 16, 1837, d. Nov. 20, 1919, m. Andrew Dora Wortham, July 17, 1855; (6) Charity Adeline (Stamps), b. June 21, 1839, d. Nov. 11, 1911, m. Isaac David Upshaw, May 5, 1860. He died Feb. 22, 1895; (7) Christopher Columbus (Stamps), b. May 20, 1841, d. May 16, 1917, m. Katherine Hearn, 1867. She was born Feb. 19, 1844, d. Sept. 29, 1907; ( 8 ) Martha Frances (Stamps), b. Feb. 11, 1843, m. John J. Fain, Oct. 28, 1868. She died Jan. 8, 1938. He died Feb. 26, 1918; (9) William Thomas (Stamps), b. March 17, 1848, d. 1932, m. Mollie Boaz.

“Mary Ann Amanda Stamps married William Spivey Moseley, Feb. 6, 1845.

“Nancy Jane Stamps married Joseph Baker Moseley, a brother of William Spivey Moseley. They had three daughters. Nancy Jane was taken sick when young and was on the bed for 30 years till her death when quite old, 72 years.

“Mary Ann Amanda Stamps and William S. Moseley lived all their lives in Coweta and Carroll Counties, both dying in the prime of life. There were six children, an accounting of whom is shown in the Moseley sketch. Mary Ann Amanda died Sept. 22, 1866. She is buried in the Moseley burying ground near Newnan.

“Two couples of this family lived past their golden wedding anniversaries: Martha Frances Stamps and her husband John J. Fain; also the daughter of Charity Adeline Stamps and I. D. Upshaw, Addie Lee Upshaw, and her husband, George Bunyan Lindsey, have lived past their 52nd anniversary.”

Carol gives as a postscript the information on her connection to the author of the Stamps book, and says: “Mary Pearl Brown Price, deceased, (Mrs. Eugene Miller Price), Atlanta, was the daughter of James Brown and Georgia Kansas Moseley, (lived?) near Austell, Cobb Co. and Atlanta. She was born April 12, 1878, married Eugene Miller Price, Dec. 24, 1899. Her father, James Brown, was the brother of my great-great-grandfather, William Leroy Brown (m. Susan 'Susie' Eidson). They were the sons of William Sumpter Brown and (Mary) “Polly” McLarty, (lived?) near Austell, Cobb Couunty.

“Mary, has also included in her book an article about the Browns, Moseleys, Spiveys, Hardins and Beavers. If you would like these also, please let me know.

(I) “have connections to the Harper families (Hancock, Jasper, Pike and Fayette counties). Mary M. Harper (Titusville, Fla.), has helped me so much in the years with my ancestors (Hunt, LeSueur, Simmons, Maddox, etc.), including these related families. The Starrs of Spalding (Starr’s Mill, Fayette County), have a connection to my Hunts.

“Hope this has been of help to you and others.

“Have enjoyed reading all your interesting articles and looking forward to hearing from you.

“Carol K. Garrett, Chamblee, Ga.”

Again, my apologies to Carol for the delay in publishing her letter. I hope you have enjoyed reading about the Stamps family as much as I have. It’s always interesting learning how all these families got here, what their family connections are through marriages, and where some of them migrated to after passing through our area.

Also, if any of you would like information on the other families Carol mentioned as being included in Mrs. Price’s book, please speak up and we’ll see if she won’t send us more.

I received a very interesting response to yet another old column about another Price family and their trials and capture by Indians in New England. Members of this family later migrated down through the Carolinas into Georgia and also settled in Coweta. The letter is not long, but I will include it next week. Perhaps this Price family is connected to that of Mrs. Mary Pearl Brown Price, the author of the Stamps book. Stranger things have happened.

Although time does not permit me to do personal research for others (unless the family connects to my own), I welcome all letters and e-mails about genealogy and info on south metro Atlanta families. Send them to The Citizen, P.O. Drawer 1719, Fayetteville, GA 30214; e-mail or Any letters and/or e-mails I receive are subject to being used in the column.

Until next week, happy hunting!

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