Jefferson County
Illinois


Family Histories
  
BUMPUS FAMILY HISTORY

Robert Marion Bumpus
November 16, 1841 - May 04, 1905

       
Robert Marion Bumpus:               Louisa Elizabeth Page:             Eliza Jane Pierce:
Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery,       Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery,      Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery,
Jefferson County, Illinois          Jefferson County, Illinois         Jefferson County, Illinois

Robert Marion Bumpus was born November 16, 1841 in Kentucky, 
and died May 04, 1905. Son of William Bumpus and Charlotte Buckner 
He married (1) Louisa Elizabeth Page June 18, 1863 
in Jefferson County, IL, daughter of William Page and Lovisa Emsley.  
She was born 1846 in Jefferson County, IL, and died February 28, 1887.  
He married (2) Eliza Jane Pierce August 10, 1887 in Jefferson County, 
Illinois, daughter of Richard Pierce and Eliza Unknown.  
She was born August 22, 1852, and died June 18, 1904.


Children of Robert Bumpus and Louisa Page are:
+		i.	Sarah Ellen Bumpus, born April 20, 1865 in Jefferson County, IL; 
                        died May 19, 1943 in Jefferson County, IL.
		ii.	Henry Asberry Bumpus, born April 24, 1867 in Jefferson County, IL; 
                        died February 04, 1949 in Jefferson County, IL.  He married (1) 
                        Rosella Garner December 16, 1886 in Franklin County, Illinois; 
                        born Abt. 1873. He married (2) Ora Harp April 24, 1898 in Jefferson 
                        County, IL; born August 17, 1883 in Jefferson County, IL; died March 03, 1976.
		iii.	William C. Bumpus, born March 1869; died June 19, 1869.
		iv.	Frances Marion Bumpus, born 1874 in Jefferson Co., Illinois; died May 27, 1884 
                        in Jefferson County, IL.
+		v.	Laura Elizabeth Bumpus, born February 08, 1877 in Jefferson Co., Illinois; 
                        died September 11, 1969 in Jefferson County, IL.
+		vi.	Alonzo Bumpus, born 1878 in Jefferson County, IL; died 1950 in Jefferson County, IL.
+		vii.	Alexander D. Bumpus, born September 06, 1881 in Jefferson County, IL; 
                        died February 10, 1929 in Jefferson County, IL.
		viii.	James S. Bumpus, born Bet. 1870 - 1879; died Bet. 1870 - 1879.

	
Children of Robert Bumpus and Eliza Pierce are:
+		i.	Myrtle M. "Mertie" Bumpus, born July 1888 in Jefferson County, IL.
+		ii.	Ollie G. Bumpus, born November 1889; died March 29, 1987.
		iii.	Della J. Bumpus, born August 02, 1892; died November 24, 1961.  
                        She married B. Carl Smith; born August 06, 1890; died September 06, 1957.



Sarah Ellen Bumpus

Sarah Ellen Bumpus was born April 20, 1865 in Jefferson County, IL, and died May 19, 1943 in Jefferson County, IL. She married George Benjamin Adams December 16, 1880 in Jefferson County, Illinois. He was born February 1861, and died April 24, 1942.
Sarah Ellen Bumpus & George Benjamin Adams Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Mrs. Sarah Adams Dies at age 78 Funeral Friday Mrs. Sarah Ellen Adams, widow of George Benjamin Adams, died at her home, 1012 S. 12th street at 4:45 pm yesterday. Her age was 78 years and 29 days. She had been in ill health for six years and was seriously ill for the past two weeks. Funeral services will be held at the Second Baptist Church Friday at 2 pm conducted by the Rev. Sam McCoy and the Rev. H.T. Starkey and burial will be in the Bethel Memorial Cemetery. The body will be removed from Hawkins and Pulley Funeral Home at 4:30 pm today to the family home, where it will lie in state. Friends may call at any time up to the funeral hour. Mrs. Adams was born in Jefferson County, April 20, 1865, the daughter of Marion and Louisa (Page) Bumpus. On December 16, 1880, she was united in marriage with George Benjamin Adams, who preceded her in death April 24, 1942. Mrs. Adams was a lifetime citizen of Jefferson County. She had resided in Mt. Vernon for the past 21 years, coming here from Dodds township. A lifetime Christian, she had been a member of the Second Baptist church for the past 20 years. Mrs. Adams was a lover of children and of her home. She is survived by two children, Fern Adams and Will Adams, both of Mt. Vernon; four sisters, Mrs. Laura Estes, Mrs. Della Smith and Mrs. Ollie Milton of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Murtie Hales of Wichita, Kansas; two brothers, H.A. Bumpus and Alonzo Bumpus, both of Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Two daughters, Mrs. Louisa Hails and Mrs. Carline Wilson, three sons and one brother, Alec preceded her in death. Children of Sarah Bumpus and George Adams are: + i. Louisa Nancy Adams, born November 09, 1883 in Jefferson County, IL; died January 10, 1927 in Jefferson County, IL. ii. Charles E. Adams, born 1885 in Jefferson County, IL; died 1886 in Jefferson County, IL. iii. William A. Adams, born September 1888; died 1959. + iv. Carline Adams, born August 1890; died Bef. 1943. Married William M. Wilson v. Harry R. Adams, born 1894 in Jefferson County, IL; died 1894 in Jefferson County, IL. vi. Homer J. Adams, born 1894 in Jefferson County, IL; died 1898 in Jefferson County, IL. vii. Fern M. Adams, born January 1900; died 1960.
Louisa Nancy Adams & William A. Hale Burial: Cubb Prairie Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
			Charles E. Adams                    		William A. & Fern M. Adams
			Knowles Cemetery, 				Burial: Bethel Cemetery,
			Jefferson County, IL				Jefferson County, IL
			Harry R. Adams:	    		  		Homer J. Adams
			Burial: Knowles Cemetery, 			Burial: Knowles Cemetery, 
			Jefferson County, IL				Jefferson County, IL

Henry Asberry Bumpus

Henry Asberry Bumpus, born April 24, 1867 in Jefferson County, IL; 
died February 04, 1949 in Jefferson County, IL.  He married (1) 
Rosella Garner December 16, 1886 in Franklin County, Illinois; born 
Abt. 1873. He married (2) Ora Harp April 24, 1898 in Jefferson County, IL; 
born August 17, 1883 in Jefferson County, IL; died March 03, 1976.

Henry Asberry Bumpus & Ora Harp Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Source: Gleanings from the Ina Observer: Bumpus, Henry Asberry died 2-1949 at the age of 81y 9m 10d he was born April 24,1867 the son of R. M. Bumpus and Louisa (Page) he married Ora Harp April 24, 1898- brothers: Alonzo and sisters Mrs. Laura Estes, Mrs. Della Smith, Mrs. Mertie Hale and Mrs. Ollie Melton.

William C. Bumpus

William C. Bumpus Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL

Frances Marion Bumpus

Frances Marion Bumpus Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL

Laura Elizabeth Bumpus


Laura Elizabeth Bumpus was born February 08, 1877 in Jefferson Co., Illinois, 
and died September 11, 1969 in Jefferson County, IL.  She married John C. Estes 
December 01, 1895 in Jefferson County, Illinois.  He was born May 17, 1873, 
and died January 31, 1944 in Jefferson County, IL.

Notes for Laura Elizabeth Bumpus:
Mt. Vernon Register News 
Published: 9-11-1969
 
Laura Estes, 90
Dies Early Today
Rites Wednesday
 
Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Estes of  1015 South 12th Street died at 7:45 am today in 
Jefferson Memorial Hospital at the age of 90 years, seven months and three days.
 
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Wednesday at Myers Chapel with Rev. 
Carl Whittington and the Rev. F. L.  Trotter officiating. Burial  will be in 
the Bethel Memorial Cemetery.
 
The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after 4:30 pm 
Tuesday.
 
Mrs. Estes was born Feb. 8, 1877, in Spring Garden township, the daughter of 
Robert Marion and Louisa (Page) Bumpus.
 
In Spring Garden on Dec. 1, 1895, she was married to John C. Estes, who preceded 
her in death on Jan. 31, 1944. She was also preceded in death by two sons; 
Ralph and Harel Estes.
 
Survivors include a son, Roy L. Estes; a daughter, Mrs. Marvin Powers; a 
sister, Mrs. Ollie Miller, all of Mt. Vernon; seven grandchildren; and 
13 great grandchildren.
 
Mrs. Estes was a member of Second Baptist Church, the Order of Eastern Star 
and the Royal Neighbors of American Lodge.
Laura Elizabeth Bumpus & John C. Estes Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Children of Laura Bumpus and John Estes are: i. Ralph A. Estes, born 1896; died 1959. He married Eula L. Unknown; born 1901; died 1959. ii. Harel R. Estes, born July 26, 1901; died January 29, 1966. He married Laura E. Unknown; born February 14, 1904; died August 03, 1968. iii. Roy L. Estes, born 1903 in Jefferson County, IL; died 1974. He married Vickey Unknown; born 1903; died 1974. iv. Helen Lucille Estes, born Abt. 1911. She married J. Marvin Powers; born March 26, 1907; died April 09, 1987.
Ralph A. Estes & Eula L. Unknown: Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
1920 - 1921 High School Junior Picture Harel R. Estes & Laura E. Unknown Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Roy L. Estes & Vickey Unknown Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL Helen Lucille Estes & J. Marvin Powers. Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL

Alonzo Bumpus


Alonzo Bumpus was born 1878 in Jefferson County, IL, and died 1950 in 
Jefferson County, IL. He married Zola Learned 1902 in Jefferson County, IL, 
daughter of Silas Learned and Edna Thurmand.  She was born 1885, and died 1958.

Alonzo Bumpus & Zola Learned Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Children of Alonzo Bumpus and Zola Learned are: i. Carl L. Bumpus, born July 14, 1906 in Jefferson County, IL; died January 04, 1945 in Belgium, France. He married Opal Unknown. ii. Marie Bumpus, born September 30, 1909; died May 30, 1991. She married Russell Quinn; born August 21, 1904; died May 31, 1976.
Carl L. Bumpus: Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL Military service: January 05, 1944, WWII KIA in Action
Marie Bumpus & Russell Quinn Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL

Alexander D. Bumpus


Alexander D. Bumpus was born September 06, 1881 in Jefferson County, IL, and died 
February 10, 1929 in Jefferson County, IL. He married Bertha Sweetin 1902 in 
Jefferson County, IL, daughter of Chris Sweetin and Alice Harmon.  
She was born 1885, and died 1973.
More About Alexander D. Bumpus & Bertha Sweetin Burial: Kirk Cemetery, Jefferson County, Illinois
Child of Alexander Bumpus and Bertha Sweetin is: i. Son Bumpus, born March 04, 1902; died March 05, 1902.
Son Bumpus: Burial: Kirk Cemetery, Jefferson County, Illinois

James S. Bumpus

James S. Bumpus Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL

Myrtle M. "Mertie" Bumpus

Myrtle M. "Mertie" Bumpus was born July 1888 in Jefferson County, IL.  
She married Alonzo B. Hale. He was born Abt. 1886 in Illinois.
	
Children of Myrtle Bumpus and Alonzo Hale are:
	85	i.	Bernard C. Hale, born Abt. 1908.
	86	ii.	Ford Hale, born Abt. 1908.
	87	iii.	Glenn Hale, born Abt. 1910.
	88	iv.	Irene Hale, born Abt. 1915.
	89	v.	Norman Hale, born Abt. 1917.



Ollie G. Bumpus


Ollie G. Bumpus was born November 1889, and died March 29, 1987.  
She married (1) Unknown Miller.    
She married (2) William O. Blacklidge Bef. 1909. He was born 1882, and died 1919.  
She married (3) Unknown Melton Aft. 1930.  
Ollie G. Bumpus & William O. Blacklidge Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Children of Ollie Bumpus and William Blacklidge are: i. Thelma Arline Blacklidge, born June 09, 1909 in Jefferson County, IL; died November 23, 2004 in Jefferson County, IL. She married Virgil T. Bailey December 25, 1935 in Jefferson County, Illinois; born May 29, 1906; died October 04, 1994. ii. Ruth Blacklidge, born Abt. 1913; died Bef. 2004. She married Unknown Harlow.
Thelma Arline Blacklidge & Virgil T. Bailey: Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
11/26/2004 Mt. Vernon Register News Thelma Arline Bailey, 95, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4:10 a.m. Nov. 23, 2004 at Jeffersonian Care Center. She was born to Ollie G. (Bumpus) and William O. Blacklidge in a log cabin on the farm of her grandfather, Robert Marion Bumpus in Jefferson County on June 9, 1909. The family moved to Mt. Vernon soon after. She attended the new Horace Mann School and graduated there. She married Virgil T. Bailey on Dec. 25, 1935 in Mt. Vernon. He died Oct. 4, 1994. She graduated from Brown Business College and worked for Pollock Lumber Co. and International Shoe Co. for several years as a bookkeeper. She continued to work for the people that bought Pollock Lumber Co. until she retired at age 90. She was also associated with her husband in the operation of Virgil T. Bailey, Inc. Graveside funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Cemetery. Those attending this service are asked to go directly to the cemetery on Sunday. Mr. Randy Sells will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home. She is survived by three sons, J. Paul Bailey and wife, Patricia, Mt. Vernon, Daniel G. Bailey and wife, Dennie, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Roger Kent Bailey and friend Melva Haley, Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Beverly VanBebber and husband, Donald, Portland, Ore., Judith Gray and husband, Edmond, New Paltz, N.Y.; grand children Caesar, Roger Keith, Michelle, Jeniffer, Danny, Jr., Terry, Nathan and Anthony, as well as 17 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, John David Bailey, one granddaughter, Raynelle Hayes, one grandson, Troy Bailey, and one sister, Ruth Harlow. Mrs. Bailey was a member of Central Christian Church and Royal Neighbors. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Central Christian Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Il. 62864.
Della J. Bumpus

Della J. Bumpus, born August 02, 1892; died November 24, 1961.  
She married B. Carl Smith; born August 06, 1890; died September 06, 1957.
Della J. Bumpus & B. Carl Smith Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL

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