Michael L. Brown
Born: c. 1818, Ohio.
Married: William Joseph Stumbo
Children: William Henry, Eliza, Martha, Mary Ellen, Barbara,
Melvina A., William Aaron, George W., Thomas Jefferson, Jacob Henry,
John C. Breckenridge.
Nance was the daughter of Daniel and Lavina (Kingery) Nance. She
married to William Joseph Stumbo, a farmer, on 30 May 1847 in Lawrence
Co., Ohio. Thomas R. Woodruff, a Justice of the Peace, legalized the
union. He was a widower and at the time of the 1850 census, they had
eight children living at home. Jane was his third wife! He was born
c. 1795 in Greenbrier Co., (West) Virginia. They lived in Mason Twp.,
Lawrence Co., Ohio. Janes child William Henry, our ancestor, was born
illegitimate. The father is not known. In the 1850 census, a Martha
Nance, age 8, is listed with the household - possibly another such
child of Jane born out of wedlock. In 1850, they lived in Windsor
Twp. and Josephs real estate is valued at $1500. Jane was living at
the time of the 1870 census in Mason Twp., Lawrence Co. and is listed
as the head of household. Her husband William had died about 9 years
earlier. In 1870, her real estate in valued at $1000 and personal
estate at $200. She still lived in 1880, at that time being in
Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co. She could neither read or write.
1) William Henry H. Nance, our ancestor. See separate entry.
2) Eliza Stumbo, born c. 1848 and married to Joel Mannon. She
is listed in the 1880 census with Jane (Nance) Stumbo at 32 years of
age and is listed as being a "servant". At that time, she could not
3) Martha, born in 1849, aged 10 months in the 1850 census.
4) Mary Ellen, born c. 1849.
5) Barbara, born c. 1850.
6) Melvina A., born c. 1852 and married on 22 April 1871 to James H.
7) William Aaron, born in 1855 and married Sarah Hardy. He died in
1918. He is buried in Lodge Ridge Cemetery, Lawrence Co., Ohio. He
was a farmer and was illiterate.
8) George W., born c. 1856 and married on 12 November 1883.
9) Thomas Jefferson, born c. 1857. At age 22, he could not write.
10) Jacob Henry, born in 1859, he married to Victoria DeLong and
died in 1939. He is buried in Lodge Ridge Cemetery. They had ten
children. At the time of the 1880 census, she could not write.
11) John C. Breckenridge, born 25 December 1861, after his
fathers death! He married first to Mary Ellen Kingery on 19 July
1883. His second wife of Anna Belle Dillon. John had 8 children -
all sons - and died on 2 November 1936. He is buried in New Zion
a. William H., born 24 June 1884 and died 1971. He married to
Ida Belle Callicoat.
b. Alpha, born 6 July 1886, Lawrence Co., Ohio. He married to
Nancy Edith Callicoat on 4 November 1907. During World War I, he did
not serve, because he failed a medical examination, "because of being
underweight". He died in Huntington, West Virginia in October, 1968.
They had four children.
c. Calvin, born 3 July 1888. His wife was named Stella.
d. Ernest, born 23 March 1891. He married Elva Nelson.
e. Clarence, born in December 1893. His wife was the former
f. Everett, born in 1896 and died before 1900.
g. John Leonard, born 2 May 1899 and died young.
h. Raymond, married Eva Vitatoe, spelling of her last name not
certain. He died in 1976.