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BUMPUS FAMILY HISTORY

Nathaniel "Nathan" Wyatt Bumpus
1849 - 1931



Nathaniel "Nathan" Wyatt Bumpus was born June 06, 1849 in Near 
Bowling Green, KY, and died September 04, 1931 in Jefferson County, IL.  
He married (1) Lucinda J. Page April 02, 1868 in Jefferson County, Illinois, 
daughter of William Page and Lovisa Emsley.  She was born Abt. 1850 in 
Spring Garden, Jefferson Co., Illinois, and died 1875 in Jefferson County, IL.  
He married (2) Henrietta Fitzgerrell March 07, 1877 in Jefferson County, Illinois, 
daughter of Jeremiah Fitgerrell and Susan Adcock.  She was born October 29, 1856, 
and died December 18, 1924.


Nathan Bumpus Henrietta Fitzgerrell Bumpus Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery, Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL Jefferson County, IL
Register News, Mt. Vernon, IL Wednesday , September 9, 1931 Nathan W. Bumpus, 5th son of Nathan and Martha Bumpus, was born near Bowling Green, KY, June 6, 1849, departed this life September 4, 1931. Age 82y2m28d. At the age of eight he came with his parents to Illinois, spending the rest of his days near the place where they first settled. At the age of 19, he was united in marriage to Lucinda Page. To this union three children were born, one son who died in infancy, Lizzie who preceded him in March 1895, and Nancy who still survives him. His wife preceded him in 1875. In 1877, he was united in marriage to Henrietta Fitzjerrells. Seven children blessed this union, four girls and three boys, two preceded him in infancy and five still survive him. His wife also preceded him in death, December 18, 1924. He leaves to mourn his departure, six children: Nancy and Lula of Mt. Vernon, IL; Viola of Mill Shoals, IL; Albert of Tuscola, IL; Ernest of Bonnie, IL and Elnora, at home. Beside the children, a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of friends. "Uncle Nathan" as he was usually called, was converted when a young man, and some 40 years ago under the preaching of Smith and Niles was sanctified and up to the day of his death talked of the blessed experience if holiness. Being afflicted with blindness for the last five years he bore affliction with patience and prayed for the time to come when he would pass on and be with Christ and loved ones gone before. "Peace to his memory." Children of Nathaniel Bumpus and Lucinda Page are: i. Nancy Matilda Bumpus, born 1868; died 1957. ii. Louisa "Lizzie" E. Bumpus, born June 14, 1871 in Jefferson County, IL; died March 07, 1896 in Jefferson County, IL. iii. Son Bumpus, born Bet. 1873 - 1875 in Jefferson County, IL; died Bet. 1873 - 1875 in Jefferson County, IL. Children of Nathaniel Bumpus and Henrietta Fitzgerrell are: i. J. W. Bumpus, born Abt. 1878; died Bef. 1900. ii. Albert Lee Bumpus, born March 09, 1880 in Jefferson County, IL; died December 01, 1964. iii. Daughter Bumpus, born March 09, 1886; died Bef. 1900. iv. Lulu Bumpus, born March 1887 in Jefferson County, IL; died May 25, 1935 in Jefferson County, IL. v. Viola Bumpus, born September 26, 1888. She married William Shafer September 03, 1899 in Jefferson County, Illinois. Marriage Notes for Viola Bumpus and William Shafer: JCI Marriage Register Book 2 Page 185: William SHAFER (age 20 next b-day; b. Bonnie, Illinois; residing Bonnie, Ills.; occupation: farmer; s/o Jasper SHAFER and Amanda LYNCH; 1st marriage) married (V?)iola BUMPUS (age 18 next b-day; b. Bonnie, Illinois; residing Bonnie, Illinois; 1st marriage; d/o Nathan BUMPUS and Retta FITZGERRELL) on Sept. 3rd, 1899 at Jefferson County, Illinois by G W HIGHSMITH, Justice of the Peace Witnesses: Nellie HALE and Lou/Lon? ADAMS vi. Ernest Bumpus, born February 21, 1890; died August 18, 1966. vii. Elnora Bumpus, born June 1895; died April 19, 1951. She married William Henry Whisenhunt 1931 in Jefferson County, Illinois; born November 11, 1868; died January 26, 1941. More About Elnora Bumpus: Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL More About William Henry Whisenhunt: Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL From Birth Records: BUMPUS, Albert Lee M 09 Mar 1880 Spring Garden Nathaniel BUMPUS Henrietta FIZJERRELL BUMPUS, F 09 Mar 1886 Dodds Nathan Wyatt BUMPUS Henrietta FITZGERRELL BUMPUS, F 26 Sep 1888 Dodds Nathan W. BUMPUS Henrietta FITZGERALD
Nancy Matilda Bumpus

Nancy Matilda Bumpus was born 1868, and died 1957. She married Joseph Edd Adams June 10, 1886 in Jefferson County, Illinois, son of James Adams and Nancy Riggs. He was born 1867, and died 1948. Marriage Notes for Nancy Bumpus and Joseph Adams: In the marriage register itself, Joseph E ADAMS is 18 and Nancy M BUMPUS is 17 - consent given by "parents of the bride & groom" Date of LICENSE is 09 Mar 1886; When Married is "June 10, 1886"
Nancy Matilda Bumpus: Burial: Kirk Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Joseph Edd Adams: Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Children of Nancy Bumpus and Joseph Adams are: i. Etta Mable Adams, born March 16, 1888. ii. Curt H. Adams, born Abt. 1889. iii. Claude B. Adams, born 1893; died 1933. iv. Eva M. Adams, born 1894; died 1973. She married Unknown Eldridge. v. Earl B. Adams, born Abt. 1896. vi. Child Adams, born Bef. 1900; died Bef. 1900. vii. Henry Adams, born Abt. 1902. viii. Bertie E. Adams, born 1910; died 1993. She married Joseph W. McGonigal; born 1906; died 1965.
Claude B. Adams: Burial: Kirk Cemetery, Jefferson County, Illinois Eva M. Adams: Burial: Kirk Cemetery, Jefferson County, Illinois Bertie E. Adams: Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL Joseph W. McGonigal: Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL

Louisa "Lizzie" E. Bumpus

Louisa "Lizzie" E. Bumpus was born June 14, 1871 in Jefferson County, IL, and died March 07, 1896 in Jefferson County, IL. She married Edward W. Hale October 13, 1889 in Jefferson County, Illinois, son of Charles Hale and Margaret Wallace. He was born November 1869, and died Aft. 1930.
Louisa "Lizzie" E. Bumpus: Burial: Cubb Prairie Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Children of Louisa Bumpus and Edward Hale are: i. Grace M. Hale, born August 1890. ii. Charles W. Hale, born May 1893.
Albert Lee Bumpus

Albert Lee Bumpus was born March 09, 1880 in Jefferson County, IL, and died December 01, 1964. He married Katie Jenkins. She was born Abt. 1896.
Albert Lee Bumpus: Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Children of Albert Bumpus and Katie Jenkins are: i. Henry Nathan Bumpus, born August 28, 1913 in Jefferson County, IL; died February 16, 1986. ii. Dorothy M. Bumpus, born Abt. 1917. iii. Albert William Bumpus, born 1917 in Jefferson County, IL; died 1985. iv. Katie B. Bumpus, born Abt. 1920. v. Alberta M. Bumpus, born Abt. 1924. vi. Lawrence E. Bumpus, born November 04, 1927; died January 02, 1998. vii. Drusilla I. Bumpus, born Abt. 1929.
Henry Nathan Bumpus: Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL Albert William Bumpus: Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL Lawrence E. Bumpus: Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL

LuLu Bumpus

Lulu Bumpus was born March 1887 in Jefferson County, IL, and died May 25, 1935 in Jefferson County, IL. She married George W. Ramsey, son of Richard Ramsey and Phoebia Murphy. He was born 1867 in Probably Indiana, and died April 17, 1941 in Jefferson County, IL. Lulu Bumpus & George W. Ramsey: Burial: Arnold Cemetery, At one time had a marker but it is no longer there. Jefferson County, IL Children of Lulu Bumpus and George Ramsey are: i. Iva May Ramsey, born July 16, 1904; died August 29, 1910. ii. Ora Ramsey, born Abt. 1907. iii. Anna Loretta Ramsey, born 1909; died September 22, 1954. She married Howard Norman Wilkey July 04, 1949 in Jefferson County, Illinois; died September 22, 1954. iv. Ruth V. Ramsey, born Abt. 1913. v. Kenneth A. Ramsey, born Abt. 1917.
More About Iva May Ramsey: Burial: Arnold Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL Anna Loretta Ramsey: Burial: Opdyke Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL Howard Norman Wilkey and his wife died the same day in 1954 Burial place unknown

Viola Bumpus

Viola Bumpus, born September 26, 1888. She married William Shafer September 03, 1899 in Jefferson County, Illinois. Marriage Notes for Viola Bumpus and William Shafer: JCI Marriage Register Book 2 Page 185: William SHAFER (age 20 next b-day; b. Bonnie, Illinois; residing Bonnie, Ills.; occupation: farmer; s/o Jasper SHAFER and Amanda LYNCH; 1st marriage) married (V?)iola BUMPUS (age 18 next b-day; b. Bonnie, Illinois; residing Bonnie, Illinois; 1st marriage; d/o Nathan BUMPUS and Retta FITZGERRELL) on Sept. 3rd, 1899 at Jefferson County, Illinois by G W HIGHSMITH, Justice of the Peace Witnesses: Nellie HALE and Lou/Lon? ADAMS No other info
Ernest Bumpus

Ernest Bumpus was born February 21, 1890, and died August 18, 1966. He married Mattie Ezell she was born March 4, 1900 and died August 9, 1985.
Ernest Bumpus: Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Children of Ernest Bumpus and Mattie Unknown are: 30 i. Earnest P. Bumpus, born Abt. 1921. 31 ii. Loyd Bumpus, born Abt. 1922. 32 iii. Lester Bumpus, born December 31, 1923, died August 18, 2004 33 iv. Elmer C. Bumpus, born Abt. 1926. 34 v. Ivadene Bumpus, born Abt. 1928. Lester Bumpus ADRIAN: Lester Bumpus, age 80, of Adrian, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at Bixby Medical Center. He was born December 31, 1923, in Bonnie, IL., to Ernest and Mattie (Ezell) Bumpus. On August 24, 1946, he married Lola Wente in Mt. Vernon, IL., and she survives. Lester served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946. He retired in 1985, from Illinois Bell and AT & T and Lucent after 38 years of service in Decatur and Mt. Vernon. Lester was a former member of the West Side Church of the Nazarene in Decatur, where he served as Music Director for 8 years, currently, he was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Adrian where he was a member of the church choir. He was also a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers and the American Legion. Lester dearly loved his grandchildren, his most recent endeavor was running "Grandpa's Day Care, Lunch Service & Taxi Cab" for the past 19 years. He was an avid golfer and loved music. In addition to his wife, Lola, he is survived by three children and their spouses, Wynne (Dennis) Marsh of Adrian, Sue (Paul) Summerford of Adrian and Greg (Susan) Bumpus of Adrian; his grandchildren, Megan & Kayla Marsh, Alison & Katie Summerford, Eric Bumpus, Raechel (Ryan) Myers and Rebecca (Caleb) Faires; two brothers, Lloyd (Kathleen) Bumpus of Mt. Vernon, IL and Elmer (Verna) Bumpus of St. Charles, MO; one sister, Norma Lou (Don) Coil of Mt. Vernon, IL; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Paul Bumpus and a sister, Ivadene Hudson. Funeral services for Lester will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 21,2004, at the First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Larry Betz officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens in Tecumseh with full military rites conducted by the V.F.W. Annis~Fint Post #1584 of Adrian. Visitation will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian. Source: Daily Telegram Newspaper Location: Adrian, MI, Us Date: 21 Aug 2004
Elnora Bumpus

Elnora Bumpus, born June 1895; died April 19, 1951. She married William Henry Whisenhunt 1931 in Jefferson County, Illinois; born November 11, 1868; died January 26, 1941.
Elnora Bumpus: Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Elnora Bumpus Whisenhunt dies at age 67 years, Mrs. Elnora Bumpus Whisenhunt 67, died at 6:00 a.m. today at the Quinn Nursing Home, 909 Oakland Avenue Mrs. Whisenhunt was born in 1884 Jefferson County, the daughter of Nathan and Henrietta ( Fitzjerrells) Bumpus. She was married to William Whisenhunt, who preceded her in death. Surviving are two brothers, Ernest and Albert Bumpus of Mt. Vernon and a half sister, Mrs. Nancy Adams of Mr. Vernon. Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. W. E. Shaffer officiating; and burial will be in Round Knoll Cemetery, in Spring Garden Township. The Body will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call at any time after 4:00pm Friday Source: Mount Vernon Register News Date: 19-Apr-1951
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