Descendants of Edouad Bompasse
Notes for EDOUAD BOMPASSE:
The information included in this file, from Edouad Bompasse to and including Frederick and his move to Ohio in the early part of the 19th century, is from a book, Lynn Albert Bumpus’ Genealogy Compilation, which includes the following paragraph: ‘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 whomsoever is related by blood line to use as they wish, for genealogical purposes only, without restriction.’
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 1. 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 translates 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 Edward’s 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 wellbeing. 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 Mansfield. 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. [LAB].
Signed, Lynn Albert Bumpus
More about EDOUAD and HANNAH:
Marriage: 1628, MA.
Children of EDOUAD BOMPASSE and HANNAH are:
Generation No. 2
Notes for JOHN BUMPAS SR:
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 made Freeman.
His Will was proven June 7, 1715. He was a farmer. He did not mention Samuel who, had already disappeared to the south. He mentions Job, who went south after his father’s death.
From the Lynn Albert Compilation.
More about JOHN SR and SARAH HUNTER:
Marriage: Abt 1670, Marshfield MA.
Children of JOHN SR and SARAH HUNTER are:
(3) ix. EDWARD BUMPAS, b. September 16, 1688, Rochester MA: d. November 14, 1745.
Generation No. 3
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, 1713-40.
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 compositi9on of the new town, etc.
From the compilation of Lynn Albert Bumpus.
More about RHODA BUMP:
Burial: Unknown, Unk.
More about EDWARD BUMPAS and RHODA BUMP:
Marriage: 1708, Unk.
More about EDWARD BUMPAS and MARTHA RAYMOND:
Marriage: February 28, 1717/18, Middleboro MA
Children of EDWARD BUMPAS and MARTHA RAYMOND are:
Generation No. 4
Notes for EDWARD BUMPUS JR. [BUMPAS]:
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 NY]. 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.
More about EDWARD [BUMPAS] and MARIAH BENSON:
Marriage: November 24, 1748.
More about EDWARD [BUMPAS] and SUSAN DEAN:
Marriage: March 08,1758, Cornwall Congregational Church, Cornwall CT.
Children of EDWARD [BUMPAS] and MARIAH BENSON are:
Children of EDWARD [BUMPAS] and SUSAN DEAN are:
iii REUBEN  BUMPUS, b. March 22, 1760.
Generation No. 5
Notes for FREDERICK BUMPUS:
I FIND NO RECORD THAT Reuben Bumpus b. NY, 1800 is the son of Frederick Bumpus SR b. 1760 to 70 in Sharon CT. I base my theory that Reuben was a son of Frederick SR on the fact that Frederick SR and his sons John, Frederick JR, Salathiel, and daughter Isabella all moved to Richland County, Ohio by 1820 as did Reuben Bumpus by 1835. Several census records indicate sons the correct age to include Reuben was in the house through 1830 but no names are given in the records before 1850. Also Reuben married Pricilla Colby in 1853 in Richland County Ohio. In the 1860 census in Springfield TWP, LaGrange County, IN, Pricilla Bumpus, 21 [the 1870 census has her birth year as Abt 1830] and Permelia Colby, 33, were living in the house next door to Joseph Bumpus, b. 1825, Richland County, OH, son of John Bumpus, son of Frederick SR. Even though Lynn Albert Bumpus and other sources indicate that a Reuben Bumpus, brother of Frederick, b. Sharon CT, 1760/70 had no children, the census record for 1810 indicates a Reuben Bumpus had a male child under ten years old living with him in Orwell, Luzern County, PA – but no record of the child’s name. It may turn out that this Reuben is the father of Reuben Bumpus who married Jane Wells in Richland County OH in 1835. Even though Reuben and Frederick had the same father, this generation is still in question.
According to the Lynn Albert compilation:
‘Joseph Bumpus m. Marry A. Sears. They went to Lime TWP, LaGrange County, IN’ in 1846 and moved to Springfield TWP in Abt 1850.
[The 1860 census has Mary Bumpus as Margarett.]
More about FREDERICK BUMPUS:
Burial: a headstone in the Marlow Graveyard, Richland County, OH
Frederick Bumpus Rev War
Residence: 1790, Resided Renselaerville, Albany County, NY.
More about FREDERICK BUMPUS and POSSIBLY MARLOW:
Marriage: New York.
Children of FREDERICK BUMPUS and POSSIBLY MARLOW are:
7. ii. REUBEN BUMPUS, b. Abt 1800, NY; d. September 14, 1873, Henry County, IN Poor Farm.
Generation No. 6
Children of JOHN BUMPUS and UNK are:
8. i. JOSEPH  BUMPUS, b. October 25, 1825, Richland County, OH.
Note for REUBEN BUMPUS:
Census Records show Reuben Bumpus SR was born in NY in about 1800. The Henry Co. Indiana Paupers Asylum has his age at death in 1873 as 70. For the reasons stated in the notes for Frederick, I believe he was born in Albany County NY and until I can find a birth record, I will list his birth year as 1800. The marriage records of Richland County OH have shown a marriage between Beuben Bumpus and Jane Wells in 1835. This is the earliest date I can find Reuben’s 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.
Reuben and Pricilla Bumpus moved with the family to Boluntsville, 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 of Losentville, Randolph County, Indiana, where 20-year-old Samuel Bumpus was a farmhand in 1860.
More about REUBEN BUMPUS and NAME UNKNOWN:
Marriage: Bef. 1833.
More about JANE WELLS:
Burial: Probably in Richland County OH.
More about REUBEN BUMPUS and JANE WELLS:
Marriage: October 17, 1835, Richland County OH.
More about REUBEN BUMPUS and PRICILLA COLBY:
Marriage: June 01, 1853, Richland County, OH.
Child of REUBEN BUMPUS and NAME UNKNOWN is:
Children of REUBEN BUMPUS and JANE WELLS are:
9. iii. SAMUEL BUMPUS, b. Abt 1840, OH; d. August 13, 1885, Carthage MO.
Notes for MARIA BUMPUS:
Maria may have been a child of Pricilla.
Children of REUBEN BUMPUS and PRICILLA COLBY are:
Notes for REUBEN BUMPUS:
Records indicate that on Dec 10, 1867 Reuben’s elder brother, Samuel, then Abt
27 y/o, removed him from the Henry County Indiana Pauper’s Asylum and took him to live with Samuel’s friend, John Strough and family in Union, Holt County, Missouri. John Strough was reared in Middleton, Henry County, Indiana, where his father, John Strough SR lived from about 1840 and was a successful farmer with holdings worth $13,000.00 in 1860. In 1880 Reuben B. Bumpus was working as a Servant/Hiredman in the home of Arch Sharp in Union MO. The 1870 census has him as Reuben B. Bumpus. [1860 , 1870 and 1880 census records, MO marriage records and the Henry County, IN. Pauper’s Asylum records].
Reuben Bumpus may have been the man known to George James Bumpus, son of Samuel, as Uncle James’. George James Bumpus lived with Uncle James from about 1885 when he was 15 y/o until adulthood, working as a cook in James’ tavern.
I met a Bumpus family in Chignic Lagoon, Alaska in 1983, who claims to be descended from this man and that his name was Reuben James or James Reuben Bumpus who traveled to Holt County, MO in a wagon with his brother from either Illinois or Indiana. This was confirmed by phone in 2000 with Don Bumpus. The family claimed to be related to the Jesse and Frank James family. This claim has come down in my family as well.
More about REUBEN BUMPUS and ANNA WILSON:
Marriage: May 31, 1885.
Generation No. 7
Children of JOSEPH BUMPUS and MARGARET SEARS are:
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 NY Hunt farm near Losentville, Randolph County, Indiana, about five miles from the Bumpus farm. Samuel’s 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 soldier’s pension and later a widow’s pension, tell a fairly complete story of the rest of Samuel’s 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 ‘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 for 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 may skirmishes in Missouri and some major battles in Missouri, Arkansas and throughout the south, including the Battles of Pea Ridge, Helena, and theSiege of Vicksburg, where Samuel was wounded in the left leg below the knee ‘at a place called Champions Hill’. This wound didn’t hit 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.
On 27 Sept 1867, the Bumpus family, including Edith, Emma, Harriet, James, Mary, Priscilla, Reuben JR and Reuben SR were admitted to the Henry County, Indiana Pauper’s Asylum. The records indicate that Samuel probably removed James and Reuben JR from the County Asylum on 10 December 1867, as they all arrived in Missouri early in 1868, according to the Bumpus family in Alaska that descends from Reuben JR. Reuben B. Bumpus was placed with the John Strough family in Holt County, MO. This is likely the John Strough who was reared in Fall Creek, Henry County, Indiana. I have not been able to locate where James was placed, but Samuel’s daughter-in-law, Mary Dillon, listed a James Bumpus as the uncle of her husband, George James Bumpus, who George James went to live with in about 1885 when he was 15 y/o. Family lore has ‘Uncle James’ owning a tavern where George James learned the chef’s trade. Samuel showed up on the Lattin farm on Spring Creek in Carthage, Jasper County, MO in early 1868.
Samuel Bumpus married Catherine Isabelle Lattin in 1869. They had two children together; 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 Catherine’s wish, in the Sidensticker Graveyard also known as the Indian/White Graveyard. 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 fifth person 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 got 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 death of Catherine and 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. They had two daughters together; Lilly May, 8 on in June, 1882, and Cora Lee, 31 in July, 1885, almost two weeks before Samuel died on 13 Aug 1885. Samuel and Mary Bumpus had been living on the Rolston farm near Knights Station, Carthage, 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 where she spent the rest of her life ‘too week 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 on the Jasper County Poor Farm, of TB.
More about SAMUEL BUMPUS:
Burial: August 20, 1885, Carthage, MO, near Knight’s Station.
More about CATHERINE ISABELLA LATTIN:
Burial: 1876, Sidensticker Graveyard, Carthage, MO.
More about SAMUEL BUMPUS and CATHERINE LATTIN:
Marriage: September 05, 1869, Carthage, MO.
More about MARY AMANDA BALLINGER:
Burial: December 26, 1911, Dudman Cemetery, MO, 10 mi. E. of Carthage.
More about SAMUEL BUMPUS and MARY BALLINGER:
Marriage: May 02, 1881, Carthage, MO.
Children of SAMUEL BUMPUS and CATHERINE LATTIN are:
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
More about GEORGE JAMES BUMPUS:
Burial: Selma, CA.
More about GEORGE BUMPUS and MARY DILLON:
Children of GEORGE BUMPUS and MARY DILLON are:
More about ELWOOD BAKER and CLARA BUMPUS:
Marriage: November 13, 1888, Allen County, KA.
Children of CLARA BUMPUS and ELWOOD BAKER are:
Generation No. 9
More about MARLOWE BUMPUS:
More about HELEN VIRGINIA HART:
Children of MARLOWE BUMPUS and HELEN HART are:
Child of MARLOWE BUMPUS and MARIA CALVILLO is:
15. vi. DELIA NORMA  BUMPUS, b. December 30, 1929.
Child of GEORGIA BUMPUS and ANDRE PICHLY is:
Generation No. 10
More about MARLOW BUMPUS and CAROLINE RICHMOND:
Marriage: 1981, NV.
Children of MARLOW BUMPUS and CAROLINE RICHMOND are:
Children of DELIA BUMPUS and CARLOS are: