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To: "Margot Bishop"
Date: Friday, November 15, 2002 4:38 AM
I think this would be a good addition to the Bumpus and
Hart family web sites.
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Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 19:05:17 EDT
Subject: [BUMP-L] Who is Hannah?
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I'm new to BUMP-L, a lurker and an 8th generation Bumpus grandson. I have read the old archive mail, went thru the LAB from page 1 to 641 and the Bumpus Bros. web site many links. VERY INTERESTING to say the least.
We all owe Steve Bumpus and his brother Paul our gratitude for putting the LAB work out on the Internet for us to use 24/7 and for Everett ‘Mark ‘Bumpus ’ work in RootsWeb.com which without I wouldn't be able to give you grandmother's LOD.
LAB #8.543, 7.383, 6.190, 5.178, 4.29, 3.10, 2.4, 1.1
8.543, 7.383, 6.556, 5.50, 4.29, 3.10, 2.4, 1.1
8.543, 9.1443, 8.143, 7.87, 6.7, 5.3, 4.1, 3.2, 2.4, 1.1
8.543, 9.1443, 6.106’s son(no LAB#), 5.5, 4.1, 3.2, 2.4,
Grandma lived to be 88 (1861-1950). I estimate her bloodline was 92% Bumpus’! My initial research on Grandpa Russell indicates he is also kinfolk to the Bumpus’. Talk about a close knit family!!! but they did live into their 70’ s, 80’s, 90’s and had plenty of kids! Had to be the gene pool.J
Now that the (DNA) common ancestor question has been resolved and North and South are again united, can we tackle Edward (The 1st) elusive Hannah? What is Edward birthday? 1600? 1603? or 1605? 16/18teen seems young to embark upon a perilous 65-day journey across the pond, solo, maybe a Fortune sailor/crew member? I love a mystery!
Hannah could have been anyone's daughter, sister, widow or divorcee who arrived circa 1621-1629, (no Hannah on the Mayflower) via the 6 ships after the Fortune. ALL recorded Hannah's are spoken for? Annabel is too young, too married. No Hannah on passenger lists from the other ships? Who was she? The plot thickens! We need a last name but it's been 373 years! The BIG question . . . was she one of the colonist or Native American? Some Bumpii think the latter.
Paul Bumpus offered the following statement this past Aug. ‘The Old Comers would not have been ALLOWED to "marry" Natives. Early arrivals, even though many, Edouad included, left the colony early on, still were REQUIRED to attend church meetings and participate in community life etc. and the idea that Edouad could have married a Native as early as 1632 is absolutely absurd. ’
The politically correct name for ‘natives’ is Native American.
Not ALLOWED to marry? Why not? The colonists weren't royalty some were indentured poor folks. The only one with any standing or money was John Carver who died the 1st year, he chartered the Mayflower. There were no paying passengers.
The Colony had standards to live by but what about the guys (Edw. the 1st included) who settled in the new 1627 Duxbury area inhabited by the Wampanoag?
Edw., in his twenties has been bride-less for 8 years! Did the Old Comers have ‘morality police’ keeping ideological watch over those folks who left the Colony, peeking in their teepees, oops, rude huts in the middle of Dec./Jan. looking for sinners? I think not!
I’ll play the devil's advocate and suggest Hannah was a Wampanoag (Native American), hence no last name? Remember History 101, John Smith and Pocahontas, who was converted to Christianity, baptized, christened Rebecca, and later married John Rolfe in early 1614? She didn’t have a last name. Her father Chief Powhatan (who allegedly had 100 wives w/one child from each!) didn’t have a last name. No!, ‘chief’ was not his first name! That happened 15 years BEFORE Eddie married Hannah in 1629 Duxbury!
The Indians were an intricate part of keeping their crops growing and the colonists alive in the harsh, freezing cold New England weather. (50 died the 1st year!) There is a statue of Massasoit the great sachem of the Wampanoag on a hill overlooking Plymouth Rock with the inscription: "Protector and Preserver of the Pilgrims".
The area known as 1627 Duxbury was inhabited by the Wampanoag (people of the dawn) who called it Mattakeesett, meaning "place of many fish.". The Wampanoag were often referred to as "white Indians" due to their light skin (red hair!) and are believed to have descended from Viking explorers and were on the decline in 1620 due to diseases brought over by European explorers and being at war with a neighboring Narragansett tribe.
Intermarriage with people from other nations was an accepted political device in the Europe of that era. Marriage to one of the local sachem princesses’ (Massasoit had many wives and many princesses) would have provided access to food sources and would have promoted peace.
I think Hannah has a better chance of being Native American then a colonist and past Bumpus historians glossed over the fact and now we can’t find any real evidence of who she actually was!?
Education is what you must acquire without any interference from your schooling. Mark Twain
FYI: The Wareham (MA) Courier has an obituary index on line covering issues from 1905-1918 and 1931-1998.
Intervening issues were destroyed in 1938, by a hurricane and flood which inundated the Courier office in downtown Wareham.
The index data was recorded by Betty Ames between 1997 and 2000. and compiled by Betty Ames and Frances Florindo in April 2000.