BUMPUS ANCESTORS Updated 7/10/2004
1. EDOUAD BOMPASSE was born Abt. 1603 in England or Holland , and died
February 03, 1692/93 in Marshfield MA .
Edouad Bompasse, [Edward Bumpas], as he
was called in the Plymouth Colony, was the first of his name, and the
only of his name, as far as can be found, to arrive in this country.
The name has taken on various spellings as follows: Bump, Bumpass, Bumpas,
Bumpers, Bumps, Bump, and Bumpus. Edouad came as a young man on the
ship Fortune, the first ship after the Mayflower. The ship Fortune arrived
at Plymouth, now Massachusetts, on Nov 10 1621.
The Bompasse name is probably of French
origin, possibly Huguenot. The old Norman and French name Bonpas, literally
translate to mean goodstep [the phrase is used to mean good
job], is an aristocratic name in Europe. The Bonpas family originated
in Perpignam in the extreme southwestern portion of France, near the
Mediterranean. The name probably came to England with the Normans and
again with the Huguenots. Bumpus also exists as a name derived from
Boneboz in Normandy, a Fief held from the Earls of Mellent.
One source of information states that Edouad
Bompasse was born in 1605 in St. Bartholomew Parish, London, England,
died 3 Feb 1693 Marshfield, Plymouth County MA. Edouad Bompasse was
probably a member of the Protestants who fled from Holland to Amsterdam.
He was reportedly with the Pilgrims in Leyden, Holland and probably
went to England with those who returned to England after the first attempt
to sail to America failed. Williamson, in his Saints and Strangers,
states that Edouad Bompasse was a saint and a native Leydender. Leyden
was located six or seven miles up the Rhine River and was the spiritual
capitol of Protestant Europe.
In 1623 Edouad received one share of land
allotment as one of those who came in the Fortune, and in 1627 a share
of cattle, indicating he was unmarried. He sold his acre of land on
the north side of town in 1628 and was granted 20 acres of land at Duxbury
Bay where he settled and built a house and palisado. In March of 1634/45,
when the boundaries of Marshfield were laid out, his property was included.
He is included in the 1643 list of men of Marshfield able to bear arms.
Sometime before Sept 1645, he sold his property to Solomon Lenner.
Edouad or Edward, as he was now called,
was one of the original proprietors of Middleboro where his son, Joseph,
settled. He was also a partner in Dartmouth lands. On July 15 1653.
Edmond Chandler of Duxbury exchanged his rights in lands in Satuchquett
for Edwards lands and rights in Cushenet and Coaksett. He was
on the jury in 1654 and 1655 and in 1657 took the oath of fidelity
as of the town of Duxbury . After 1656 he seems to have lost control
of his properties and, through the lack of cooperation in the family,
he and Hannah were to some extent dependant on the community for their
well-being. Although he and his sons, as first-born in the colony, were
eligible for grants, they did not take advantage of their position.
In the next generation, several branches
of the family prospered and left good estates. It was customary in those
days, during the transfer of property from father to son that the deeds
call for the father and mother to be maintained for life.
Deeds between Edward and his sons did not contain this provision. Edward
and Hannah had at least 12 children, eight being recorded at Marshfield.
In my research, 13 have been indicated. There is some question as to
whether Faith is the first child. Some researchers show that she was
born in 1630. Others say she may have been a twin to Sarah and that
she died at birth or shortly after.
There is much more that has been
written about Edward that I have not included here, much of which is
repetitive and speculative. Above are the highlights of what I have
found. `Signed, Lynn Albert Bumpus
EDOUAD BOMPASSE and HANNAH:
Marriage: 1628, MA.
Children of EDOUAD BOMPASSE and HANNAH are:
i. FAITH  BOMPASSE, b. 1630.
ii. SARAH BOMPASSE, b. March 09, 1630/31.
iii. ELIZABETH BUMPAS, b. March 29, 1633.
iv. JOHN BUMPAS SR. b. June 06, 1636, Marshfield MA: d. March 07, 1714/15,
v. EDWARD BUMPAS, B. April 15, 1638.
vi. JOSEPH BUMPAS, b. February 15, 1639/40.
vii. ISAAC BUMPAS, b. March 31, 1642.
viii. JACOB BUMPAS, b. March 25, 1644.
ix. HANNAH BUMPAS, b. April 03. 1646.
x. PHILIP BUMPAS, b. Abt 1648.
xi. THOMAS BUMPAS, b. Abt 1650.
xii. MARY BUMPAS, b Abt 1652.
xiii. SAMUEL BUMPAS, b Abt 1654.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN BUMPAS SR.  EDOUAD BOMPASSE] was born June 06, 1636 in Marshfield
MA, died March 07, 1714/15 in Rochester MA. He married SARAH HUNTER Abt
1670 in Marshfield MA. She was born Unknown in unkn and died Aft. 1710.
John Bumpas SR lived at Scituate in 1676 when Indians
burned his home and barn. He moved to Rochester MA before 1685. He also
resided at Marshfield MA. His children were born at Scituate MA.He moved
to Middleboro from Marshfield and then to Rochester and perhaps again
to Middleboro. John took an oath of fidelity at Marshfield in 1657 and
From the Lynn Albert Compilation.
JOHN BUMPUS SR and SARAH HUNTER:
Marriage: Abt 1670, Marshfield MA.
Children of JOHN BUMPUS SR and SARAH HUNTER are:
i. MARY BUMPAS, b. August 28, 1671.
ii. JOHN BUMPAS JR, b. September 28, 1673.
iii. SAMUEL BUMPAS, b. April 30, 1676.
iv. JAMES BUMPAS, b. June 16, 1678.
v. ISAAC BUMPAS, b. March 27, 1681.
vi. ZOAR BUMPAS, b. March 27, 1681.
vii. JOB BUMPAS, b. April 29, 1683.
viii. SARAH BUMPAS, b. September 16, 1685.
ix. EDWARD BUMPAS, b. September 16, 1688, Rochester MA, d. November 14,
ix. JEREMIAH BUMPAS, b. August 24, 1692.
Johns will was proven June 7 1715. He was a farmer.
He did not mention his son Samuel who, had already disappeared to the
south nor did he mention his sons Zoar or Jacob. He mentions Job, who
went south after his fathers death.
Generation No. 3
3. EDWARD BUMPAS  JOHN BUMPAS SR,  EDOUAD BOMPASSE] was born September
16, 1688 in Rochester MA, and died November 14,1745. He married  RHODA
BUMP in 1708. There is no record of her birth. She died bef. Feb 28 1717.
He married  MARTHA RAYMENT or RAYMOND February 28, 1717/18 in Middleboro
MA, and daughter of JOHN RAYMOND and MARTHA WOODIN. She was born August
11, 1692 in Middleboro MA, and died Aft. November 17, 1766.
Notes for EDWARD BUMPAS:
Edward and Martha resided at Wareham MA. He was authorized
to call the first town meeting in 1739 and presided as moderator. He
was a Juryman in 1743; Edward and Martha joined the new church of Wareham
in 1739. He was proprietor of land in Rochester, MA, 1713-14.
Martha, widow of Edward Bumpus joined the Amenia NY church,
Nov 17, 1766 [church record]. At the time she was living with her daughter,
Loes, who married John Randell and were living in Amenia NY .
The first town meeting of Warham was held Aug 6, 1739.
Edward was the Master of Ceremonies at the ordination of the first Minister
of the new Church of Warham .[Rev. Rowland Thatcher, who was ordained
Dec. 26, 1739].
In 1734, on the petition of Sundry Bumpases
Rochester consented to set off its east end to be a Agawan Plantation
in the composition of the new town, etc.
(From the compilation of Lynn Albert Bumpus.)
Children of EDWARD BUMPAS and MARTHA RAYMOND are:
i. DANIEL BUMPAS, b. May 01, 1719.
ii. RACHEL BUMPAS, b. April 20, 1720.
iii. SALATHIEL BUMPAS, b. May 31, 1722.
iv. JOANNA BUMPAS, b. March 17, 1723-24.
v. EDWARD BUMPUS JR. [BUMPAS], b March 22, 1725/26, Rochester, MA; d.
vi. JAMES BUMPUS, b. December 02, 1727.
vii. ELENER BUMPAS, b. May 08, 1729.
viii. LOES BUMPAS, b. October 06, 1731.
ix. JEDIDIAH BUMPUS, b. November 25, 1732.
Generation No. 4
4. EDWARD BUMPAS JR. (or BUMPUS)  EDWARD  BUMPAS, JOHN BUMPAS SR,
 EDOUAD BOMPASSE] was born March 22, 1725/26 in Rochester, MA, and
died, 1816 at age 90. He married  MARIAH BENSON November 24, 1748,
daughter of JOSEPH BENSON and JERUSHA ELLIS. She died Bef 1758. He married
 SUSANNAH DEAN March 08, 1758 in Cornwall Congregational Church, Cornwall,
CT, daughter of REUBEN DEAN.
After his second marriage Edward JR moved to Duchess County,
NY, according to the Bible record of Salathiel Bump [grandson of Edward].
He died at age 90. He was Hog Reeve at Wareham in 1748. Impressed at
Warham on March 4, 1745. French and Indian Wars. Signed the Rev. War
Pledge, [History of Amenia N.Y. ]. Joined the Warham Church 1741/43.
Dismissed from church to go to Sharon CT. Nov 19,1752 . Purchased land
in Sharon CT 1752 and 1756.
Children of EDWARD BUMPAS and MARIAH BENSON are:
i. EDWARD BUMPUS, b. November 15, 1749.
ii. JAMES BUMPUS, b. 1748 1858.
Children of EDWARD BUMPAS and SUSANNAH DEAN are:
iii REUBEN BUMPUS, b. March 22, 1760, Cornwall CT.
The above information is from the Lynn Albert Bumpus
Genealogy Compilation in which he states: Copyrights for
this documentation have purposely not been applied for. My feeling is
that the information contained herein is for the use of any person mentioned
or whatsoever is related by bloodline to use, as they wish, for genealogy
purposes only, without restriction. LAB 1986
Most of the following information is based on my personal
research. I have attempted to be as through as possible but there may
be mistakes as this remains a work in progress.
Marlow Samuel Bumpus
iv. FREDERICK BUMPUS b. May. 1764, Cornwall CT. d. Marion,
Madison Co., OH between Sept 1839 when he received his last pension
payment and March 1840 when his next pension payment was due. (Per Treasure
ledger, vol. G. at Pittsburgh PA. and Pension application dated September
7, 1832 stating Frederick was 68 years of age in may 1832.)
v SARAH BUMPUS, b. Unknown.
Generation No. 5
5. FREDERICK BUMPUS  EDWARD BUMPUS JR. [BUMPAS], 
EDWARD BUMPAS,  JOHN BUMPUS SR  EDOUAD BOMPASSE] was born Bet
1760 and 1770 in Sharon CT. He married CATHERINE who may have been a
MARLOW. They were likely married in New York, date unknown.
Fredericks Residence: 1790 and 1800, Resided Rensselaerville, Albany
County , NY. In 1810 He was living in
Spencer, Tioga County, NY just a few miles North of Orwell, Luzern Co,
PA where his older brother, Reuben lived. That part of Luzern Co. became
Bradford Co. and nearby, just West of Rome, is where Reuben Bumpus and
his father in law, Russell Gibbs, founded Bumpville PA. Reuben served
5 hitches in the Rev War. He married Phoebe Gibbs. They had no children
Missy Derrenberger of the Richland Co., OH. Genealogical Society, in
a search of the Richland County Courthouse records in 2003 for Frederick
Bumpus, found the following records:
Heritage Magazine (article by Maxine Kinton, Jeanne Hillman and Mary
Schmotzer) Private, New York State Troops, Listed in Richland Co., OH.
Common Please Journal 1834 and 1838, Burried in the Mansfield Cemetery,
Madison Twp, Location unknown.
Richland Co. Rev. War Soldiers, Researched by Richard Weaver: Buried
in the Mansfield Cemetery per 1940 WPA map, location unknown.
No record of will for Frederick Bumpus.
Three Land Records were found:
V22 was actually Frederick Bumpus Jr. and James Bumpus of Knox Co., OH.
V25 was sale of land by Sharif for judgement against Frederick Bumpus,
V26 was for sale of land in 1843. NW section 15, Twp 20, Range 28. Wife
Catherine agreed to sale of land.
Children of FREDERICK BUMPUS and CATHERINE were:
i. JOHN D. BUMPUS, b. 1792, Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY: d. Ruggles,
Ashland, OH. He married NANCY BAILEY Mar 17, 1823.
ii. REUBEN BUMPUS, b. Abt 1800, Rensselaerville, Albany, County, NY;
d. Sept. 14, 1873, Henry Co., on Poor Farm.
iii.MARIAH BUMPUS, b. June 17, 1803, Rensselaerville, Albany County,
NY, d. April 30, 1890 Rockville, Kankakee Co., IL. She married Alexander
Mann may 9, 1822. b. 23 April 1789, Huntington Co. PA. d. 25 June 1867,
iv FREDERICK BUMPUS, Jr. b Bet 1805 1810.
v SALATHIEL BUMPUS, b. Unknown.
vi ISABELLA BUMPUS, b. 1815.
vii JANE BUMPUS b. Unknown.
viii EFFIE BUMPUS, b. Unknown. She married Isaac Lane Feb 20, 1823.
ix ELIZABETH BUMPUS, b. Unknown. She married John Fortney, March 3, 1836.
x JAMES BUMPUS, b. Unknown.
Generation No. 6
6. JOHN BUMPUS  FREDERICK ,  EDWARD BUMPUS JR (BUMPAS),
 EDWARD BUMPAS, JOHN BUMPAS SR, and  EDOUAD BOMPASSE] was born
NY, and died in Ruggles, Ashland , OH . He married NANCY BAILEY Mar 17,
Children of JOHN BUMPUS and NANCY BAILEY are:
i. JOSEPH  BUMPUS, b. October 25, 1825 , Richland County , OH .
ii. SUSANNAH BUMPUS, b. 1829.
iii. SAMANTHA BUMPUS, b. 1834.
iv. MARIA BUMPUS, b. 1836.
CHILDREN OF ALEXANDER MANN and MARIAH BUMPUS were:
John W Mann b. 30 March 1824 Richland Co OH m. Elizabeth Bloom 1 Jan
1851 Rockville IL
Frederick W Mann b. 22 Feb 1826 OH. m. Ellen d. 27 Aug. 1907 Rockville
Ann Mariah Mann b. 1828 OH. m. Albert B Allen, 25 Nov. 1852 Rockville
William A Mann b. 1830, OH.
Isabel Mann b. 1834 OH. m. James Sterling21 May 1853 Will Co IL
Jane Mann died in infancy
Jane Elizabeth Mann b. 1836 OH. m. James Dunderdale 4 OCT 1865 IL.
Melvina Mann b. 8 Oct 1838 Richland Co OH m. Freacis Marion Allen 8
Oct 1858 Rockville IL d. Lynden IL
Catherine Mann b. 1841 OH.
Samuel James Mann b. 1844 Rockville IL. m. Mary McIntosh 22 Jan 1867
d. 1926 Rockville IL
Addison Mann b. 7 April 1846 Rockville IL. m. Sarah E Davidson 29 Jan
1878 Rockville IL
Celestial Mann b. 1850 Rockville IL m. John E McIntosh 9 Feb 1875 Rockville
6 REUBEN BUMPUS  FREDERICK BUMPUS,  EDWARD BUMPUS JR , [BUMPAS],
 EDWARD BUMPAS,  JOHN BUMPUS SR, EDOUAD BOMPASSE] was born Abt
1800 in NY, and died September 14, 1873 in Henry County, IN Poor Farm.
He married  NAME UNKNOWN Bef 1833, who died Bet 1833 1835 in
OH. He married  JANE WELLS October 17, 1835 in Richland County, OH.
She was born Abt 1815 and the1850 census has her birthplace as OH, Later
census has PA. She died before June 1853 in Richland Co., OH.. He married
 PRICILLA COLBY June 01, 1853 in Richland County, OH. She was born
Abt 1829 in OH and died January 28, 1877 in Henry County IN Poor Farm.
Notes for  REUBEN BUMPUS:
In a search of the Richland County Courthouse
records yields an affidavit by Abraham Hardendorf states, Reuben Bumpus
is over 21 and Pricilla Colby is over 18. Census Records, Military Pension
records and records held by the DAR, show that Reuben Bumpus Sr. was
born in Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY in 1800. The Henry Co. Indiana
Paupers Asylum has his age at death in 1873 as 70. Until I can find
a birth record, I will list his birth year as 1800. Vital records of
Richland Co, OH. show a marriage between Reuben Bumpus and Jane Wells
in 1835. This is the earliest date I can find Reubens name in
that county. Marriage and census records firmly establish Reuben and
Jane Bumpus as the father and mother of Samuel Bumpus b. 1840 as established
by the 1850 census record and some later documents I received from the
National Archives. The 1850 Census also shows in Reubens home,
a son, Frederick, born abt 1833, indicating an earlier marriage.
Reuben and Pricilla Bumpus moved the family
to Blountsville, Henry County, Indiana in 1856/57.
Blountsville is in the NE corner of Henry
County and less than five miles from the farm of N J Hunt in Losentville,
Randolph County, Indiana, where 20-year-old Samuel Bumpus was listed
as a farm hand in the1860 census.
Child of REUBEN BUMPUS and NAME UNKNOWN
i. FREDERICK BUMPUS, b. Abt 1833. OH.
Children of REUBEN BUMPUS and JANE WELLS are:
ii. WILLIAM BUMPUS, b Abt 1837.
iii. SAMUEL BUMPUS b. Abt 1840, OH., d. August 13, 1885 , Carthage MO.
iv. EMANUEL BUMPUS, b. Abt 1843.
v. NANCY BUMPUS, b Abt 1847.
vi. MARIA BUMPUS, b. Abt 1853. Maria may have been a child of Pricilla.
Children of REUBEN BUMPUS and PRICILLA COLBY are:
vii. MARY BUMPUS, b. Abt 1855.
viii. ISABELLE BUMPUS, b. Abt 1856. She was back in Blountsville in 1870,
working as a domestic servant for and living with Keturah Bedwell, 75.
ix. REUBEN BUCANNON BUMPUS, b. Abt 1857, Blountsville, Henry County,
Indiana; d. Kansas City, Missouri; m. ANNA E. WILSON, May 31, 1885.
x. BETEY BUMPUS, b. Abt 1858.
xi. EDITH BUMPUS, b Abt 1869, Blountsville, Henry County, Indiana; d.
June 09, 1885 , Henry County, Indiana Paupers Asylum.
xii. JAMES BUMPUS, b. Abt 1862, Blountsville, Henry County Indiana, d.
May 20, 1920, Henry County Indiana Paupers Asylum.
(James is probably the Uncle James Bumpus,
Samuels ½ brother that George James Bumpus went to live
with when he was about 15 and learned the chefs trade in James
tavern, the occupation he stayed with the rest of his life. The tavern
may have been in Chicago as George James was living there as a young
man in about 1897 according to a deposition taken from his sister Clara
in that year.)
xiii. HARRIET BUMPUS, b. Abt 1866.
The following information about Reuben
Bucannon Bumpus is from messages posted on the Genealogy.com Bumpus
message board by Debra Bumpus-Brown, census records, and the Henry Co.,
IN. Genealogy site.
[The records show that on 10 Dec. 1867
Elizabeth and Reuben Bucannon Bumpus were released from the Henry Co.
IN. Paupers Asylum. It is my belief that Samuel took Reuben Bumpus Jr.
to Holt Co., MO. Samuel Bumpus arrived in Jasper Co., MO. in early 1868.
Reuben B Bumpus is in the 1870 census living with 30-year-old John Strough,
b. IN., in Union, Holt Co., MO. This is likely the same John Strough
listed in 1860, 19 years old and living with John Strough SR. in Fall
Creek, Henry Co., IN. He may have been a friend of Samuel and/or the
Bumpus family in Henry Co., IN.]
I dont find an Elizabeth Bumpus in
the 1870 census records. I do find Eliza Bumpus b. 1859 in the Jasper
Co., MO. Poor Farm records, admitted Sept. 1887 listed as Blind,
Widow, 6 children, all dead, but her birthplace is listed as MO.
so I believe this is not the same person.
Generation No. 7
7. JOSEPH BUMPUS [ JOHN BUMPUS,  FREDERICK BUMPUS, EDWARD BUMPUS
JR, (BUMPAS),  EDWARD BUMPAS,  JOHN BUMPAS SR,
 EDOUAD BOMPASSE] was born October 25, 1825 in Richland County , OH
He married MARGARETT or MARY A. SEARS. She was born June 10, 1832 in
children of JOSEPH BUMPUS and MARGARET SEARS are:
i. SAVILLA BUMPUS.
ii. VIOLA BUMPUS.
iii. RODRICK BUMPUS.
iv. NELLIE BUMPUS.
v. CARRIE BUMPUS.
vi. JOSEPH BUMPUS.
vii. CORA BUMPUS.
Pricilla Bumpus is living next door in the same home
as Permelia Colby. Reubens wife Pricillas maiden name was
The1882 History of LaGrange County, Indiana by F.A. Battey
& Co., Springfield Township states:
Josephus Bumpus, son of John Bumpus,
Native of New York, of Welsh descent, was born Oct 25,1825 , in Richland
County , Ohio . Mr. Bumpus is a cooper by trade and came to this country
in the spring of 1846, location at Ontario where he was employed the
first season at his trade, then in his shop until 1849, when he rented
the Widow Newton farm, north of Ontario. About a year later
he purchased land in this township. That has reached its present improved
state by Mr. Bumpus industry. December 10, 1848 Mr. Bumpus was
married to Mary A. Sears, who was born in New York, June 10, 1832. She
came to this country with her father Chancey Sears in about 1836 and
lived with Judge Luther Newton from the age of six years until her marriage.
Mr. And Mrs. Bumpus have seven children Savilla, Viola, Roderick,
Nellie, Carrie, Joseph, and Cora.
(There is no mention here of a Pricilla.
I found this transcription on the Internet.)
7 SAMUEL BUMPUS  REUBEN BUMPUS, 
FREDERICK BUMPUS,  EDWARD BUMPUS JR (BUMPAS),  EDWARD BUMPAS,
 JOHN BUMPAS SR, and  EDOUAD BOMPASSE] was born Abt 1840 in OH,
and died August 13, 1885 in Carthage , MO. He married  CATHERINE
ISABELLA LATTIN, September 05, 1869 in Carthage , MO , daughter of DIMMICK
LATTIN b. abt 1800 N.Y. and SERENA TAYLOR. B. abt 1815, OH. She was
born Abt 1852 in Knox County , IN , and died 1875/76 in Humboldt, Allen
County, Kansas. He married  MARY AMANDA BALLINGER May 02, 1881 ,
in Carthage , MO , her father and mother were both b. TN. She was born
Abt 1845 in TN. and died in MO. December 23, 1911 of TB.
Notes for SAMUEL BUMPUS:
Samuel Bumpus was born in Richland County
, OH in about 1840, according to the earliest records I have found.
Some later records put his birth year as late as 1844 but the 1860 census
shows his younger sister, Mary, was born in 1841 or 42. Samuel moved
with the family to Blountsville, Henry County, Indiana, in about 1856
where they established a farm. 1860 finds Samuel working on the NJ Hunt
farm near Losentville, Randolph County , Indiana , about five miles
from the Bumpus farm. Samuels military record shows him joining
the 8th Indiana Volunteer Infantry in Sept 1861. Depositions taken during
a 17-year investigation into the application of a soldiers pension
and later a widows pension, tell a fairly complete story of the
rest of Samuels life.
Samuel joined the Army with at least one
boyhood friend from Indiana and they mustered in at Indianapolis . Their
unit was sent to the SW District and on that march Samuel Bumpus and
at least one other soldier contracted measles. Samuel was hospitalized
for three months. After his return to the 8th, his voice was described
as weak and he was unable to speak above a whisper.
This condition lasted for the remainder of his life. He was often in
the hospital after that until his death on 13 August 1885 . [In a recent
conversation with a doctor, I was told that the measles likely destroyed
his immune system. Upon his return to his Army unit, Samuel was assigned
as Wagon Master. That was probably due to his weakened condition.
Samuel spent considerable time in hospitals during the remainder of
the war and his entire life, including the hospital at Sarcoxi , MO.
near Carthage and the Lattin farm, where he returned in 1868. The 8th
Indiana was in many skirmishes in Missouri and some major battles in
Missouri, Arkansas and throughout the Mid West and South, including
the Battles of Pea Ridge, Helena, and the Siege of Vicksburg, where
Samuel was wounded in the left leg below the knee at a place called
Champions Hill. He remained in battle and was present during the Siege
This wound didnt damage the bone but was severe enough to put
him in the hospital for six months with a poisoned leg.
He was then transferred to the Invalid Corp and mustered out shortly
after in late 1864. He returned to the family farm in Henry County,
Indiana. He also spent time in Randolph County and worked around Winchester.
Samuel took a younger brother and sister to Missouri in a wagon, leaving
in December of 1868, where He settled in Carthage, Jasper County on
the Lattin farm. As a carpenter, he likely built an addition of the
Lattin farm house.
Samuel Bumpus married Catherine Isabelle
Lattin in 1869. They had two children; George James in 1870 and Clara
Manda in about 1863, Catherine and the children were staying with her
sister, Amanda Long, in Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas in 1876 while
Samuel was working in Carthage . Samuel returned to the Long farm the
evening before Catherine died. Samuel returned Catherine to Carthage
to be buried near her father, probably Catherines wish, in the
Indian/White Graveyard, later to be called the Seidensticker Graveyard
after the farm sold to that family in 1879. While Samuel was gone, Amanda
Long gave the children to the county agent who gave them to John and
Mary Thompson of Cottage Grove TWP, Allen County, Kansas near Humboldt,
to be reared as their own. From the 1880 census I learned that Clara
had been given the Thompson name and George was still a Bumpus. A third
child in the Thompson home in 1880 was 17-year-old Elwood Baker, farmhand,
later to become the husband of Clara who was using the name Clara Amanda
Bumpus when they married. In a Deposition taken in the 1890s Clara Manda
said she added the A to her middle name because it sounded better
and I think I saw her father once after my mother died.
Samuel returned to Carthage after the loss
of his children and was working on a farm with Mary Amanda Ballinger
when he entered the Jasper County Poor Farm in 1880. Pregnant Amanda
Ballinger was also there in 1880. They were married in 1881 in Jasper
County. Samuel left the Poor Farm from time to time to work while Mary
Amanda remained there until sometime in late 1883 or early 1884. They
had two daughters together; Lilly May, on 8 June 1882, and Cora Lee,
31 July, 1885, almost two weeks before Samuel died on 13 Aug 1885. Samuel
and Mary Bumpus had been living and working on the Rolston farm near
Knights Station, Jasper County, Missouri, for about 18 months when Samuel
got sick the last time. He died a few days later. Mary returned to the
Poor Farm the same month, August, where she stayed until12 Oct. 1894
when she went to live with Mr. Estes. The rest of her life
she was too week with TB to take care of herself. Samuel
was described as able-bodied before he joined the Army and
as sickly and weak after the war. Samuel was alternately
listed in the census records as Farm Labor and House
Carpenter. Mary put the two girls up for adoption in about 1886
and she died in 1911 of TB.
SAMUEL BUMPUS burial: August 20, 1885, Rolston Graveyard,
Carthage, MO, near Knights Station.
MARY AMANDA BALLINGER: Burial: December 26, 1911, Dudman
Cemetery, 10 mi. E. of Carthage MO.
Children of SAMUEL BUMPUS and CATHERINE LATTIN are:
i. GEORGE JAMES BUMPUS, b. 1870, Carthage,
MO, d. 1932, Selma, CA.
ii. CLARA AMANDA BUMPUS, b. 1873, Carthage,
MO. Probably died by suicide, Fresno Co., CA., per family lore.
Children of SAMUEL BUMPUS and MARY BALLINGER are:
iii LILLY MAY BUMPUS, b. June 08,1883 .
iv CORA LEE BUMPUS, b. July 31, 1885 .
Generation No. 8
8 GEORGE JAMES BUMPUS  SAMUEL BUMPUS,  REUBEN
BUMPUS,  FREDERICK BUMPUS,  EDWARD BUMPUS JR (BUMPAS),
 EDWARD BUMPAS,  JOHN BUMPUS SR, 
EDOUAD BOMPASSE] was born 1870 in Carthage MO , and died 1932 in Selma
CA . He married MARY ELLEN DILLON, 1894, daughter of JEREMIAH DILLON and
CLARA OLIVE GARDNER. She was born September 30, 1874 in Joplin, MO, and
died 1955 in Sacramento, CA.
GEORGE JAMES BUMPUS Burial: Selma, CA.
Children of GEORGE J. BUMPUS and MARY E. DILLON are:
I MARLOWE BUMPUS, b. 1895, Little Rock, ARK,
d. 1959, San Francisco, CA.
II. GEORGIA ISABEL BUMPUS, b. January 06,
1906, d. Sacramento, CA.
8 CLARA MANDA (AMANDA) BUMPUS was born Abt
1873 in Carthage MO. She married ELWOOD BAKER, November 13, 1888, in Allen
County, Kansas, son of ALEXANDER BAKER and MARY H. He was born Abt 1864
Children of CLARA BUMPUS and ELWOOD BAKER
I ERLINE BAKER.
II Daughter BAKER.
Generation No. 9
9 MARLOWE BUMPUS  GEORGE JAMES BUMPUS,
 SAMUEL BUMPUS,  REUBEN BUMPUS,  FREDERICK BUMPUS,  EDWARD
BUMPUS JR (BUMPAS),  EDWARD BUMPAS,  JOHN BUMPAS SR,  EDOUAD
BOMPASSE] was born 1895 in Little Rock, AR. and died 1959 in San Francisco,
CA. He was cremated. He Married,  MARIA CALIVILLO, daughter of FRANCISCO
CALVILLO and CARLOTTA. She was born October 13, 1903 in Mexico. He married
 HELEN VIRGINIA HART, daughter of CHARLES HART and LILA CONLEE. She
was born 1898 in Exeter CA , and died 1984 in Summerland , BC , Canada
. After the death of his father he changed his name to George Marlowe
Helen Virginia Hart was cremated and the
ashes were placed overlooking Arrow Lake (Columbia River) in British
Columbia on the farm of her son Logan Bumpus, near Fauquier BC. Helen
first married Chester Goodale, 1916 and had a daughter, Jean. in 1917.
Children of MARLOW BUMPUS AND MARIA CALIVILLO
i. DELIA NORMA BUMPUS
Child of MARLOWE BUMPUS and HELEN BUMPUS
i. MARGOT BUMPUS b. living
ii. GEORGE JAMES BUMPUS b. 1933
iii. NANA SUZANNE BUMPUS b. 1935
iv. MARLOW SAMUEL BUMPUS b. 1937
v. LOGAN DE LEON BUMPUS b. 1939
9 GEORGIA ISABEL BUMPUS  GEORGE JAMES
BUMPUS,  SAMUEL BUMPUS,  REUBEN BUMPUS,  FREDERICK BUMPUS,
 EDWARD BUMPUS JR (BUMPAS),  EDWARD BUMPAS,  JOHN BUMPAS SR,
 EDOUAD BOMPASSE] was born January 05, 1906, and died in Sacramento
CA. She married ANDRE PICHLY. He died in Sacramento, CA.
Child of GEORGIA BUMPUS AND ANDRE PICHLY
i. ANDRE PICHLY IIGO BACK