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BUMPUS FAMILY HISTORY
Sarah Ann Bumpus
1846 - December 20, 1935



Tom and Sarah "Bumpus"Pierce with their children, in laws and two grandchildren.
 
Back Row left to right:
Will Kelly (son in law), Leatha Pierce (dau. in law), Jerry Pierce (son), 
Willie Pierce (son) Joe Kinman (son in law)
 
Front Row: Left to right:
Elizabeth Kelly holding baby (daughter),  Tom Pierce (father),  
George Pierce (son),  Earl Pierce (son), Sarah "Bumpus" Pierce (mother), 
Lottie Kinman holding baby Pearly (daughter)
Sarah Ann Bumpus was born 1846, and died December 20, 1935.  She married 
Thomas E. Pierce April 09, 1868 in Jefferson County, IL, son of Jerimiah Pierce 
and Eliza Shelton.  He was born 1848, and died 1924.

Sarah Ann Bumpus Pierce & Thomas E. Pierce
Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery, 
Jefferson County, Illinois
Children of Sarah Bumpus and Thomas Pierce are:
		i.	Thomas L. Pierce, born January 18, 1869 in Jefferson County, IL; 
                        died September 18, 1870 in Jefferson County, IL.
+		ii.	William Franklin Pierce, born October 11, 1870; died April 18, 1943.
+		iii.	Jerry R. Pierce, born 1871; died 1928.
+		iv.	Charlotte E. "Lottie" Pierce, born September 29, 1874 in Jefferson County, IL; 
                        died June 04, 1962 in Jefferson County, IL.
		v.	Pettes E. Pierce, born September 14, 1875 in Jefferson County, IL; 
                        died October 02, 1892 in Jefferson County, IL.
+		vi.	Elizabeth L. Pierce, born October 14, 1877; died May 06, 1958.
        	vii.	Henry A. Pierce, born September 1880 in Jefferson County, IL; 
                        died November 1885 in Jefferson County, IL.
		viii.	George Pierce, born March 27, 1887 in Jefferson County, IL; 
                        died March 17, 1977 in Jefferson County, IL.  He married 
                        Orphia M. Hamilton 1913 in Jefferson County, IL; born 1890; died 1981.
+		ix.	Earl Pierce, born December 05, 1888 in Jefferson County, IL; 
                        died March 30, 1961 in Jefferson County, IL.


Thomas L.Pierce

Thomas L. Pierce, born January 18, 1869 in Jefferson County, IL; died September 18, 1870 in Jefferson County, IL.
Thomas L. Pierce Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL

William Franklin Pierce

William Franklin Pierce was born October 11, 1870, and died April 18, 1943. He married Cora Knowles, daughter of Martin Knowles and Ellen Jones. She was born April 16, 1873, and died October 15, 1941. William Franklin PIERCE married Cora KNOWLES on 11 June 1891 at Benton, Franklin Co., IL
William Franklin Pierce & Cora "Knowles" Pierce: Burial: Knowles Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Children of William Pierce and Cora Knowles are: i. Grace M. Pierce, born August 19, 1894 in Adel, Iowa ; died April 02, 1989 in Jefferson County, IL. She married John B. Casey September 20, 1920 in Jefferson County, Illinois; born October 27, 1894; died February 28, 1968. ii. Susa Pierce, born Abt. 1901. iii. Lora Pierce, born Abt. 1903. iv. Harry Pierce, born December 15, 1904 in Jefferson County, IL; died November 13, 1999 in Jefferson County, IL. He married Dora Mae Upton October 02, 1933; born 1914; died 1962.
Grace M. "Pierce" Casey & John B. Casey: Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Harry Pierce & Dora Mae "Upton" Pierce Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Harry Pierce, 94, Bonnie, died 4:10 p.m. Nov. 13, 1999, at St. Mary’s/Good Samaritan, 
Mt. Vernon. Mr. Pierce worked in the Mt. Vernon car shops, then retired from farming. 
He was born Dec. 15, 1904, in Bonnie, a son of William Franklin and Cora (Knowles) Pierce. 
His wife, Janice (Brumfield) Pierce, survives. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday 
at Bethel Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, with the Rev. Dr. Jimmie Fitzjerrells officiating. 
Those attending the service are asked to go directly to the cemetery. There will be no visitation. 
Johnston Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon, is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to his wife, 
Mr. Pierce is survived by two sons, Bill Pierce and wife JoAnn of Bonnie and Donald Pierce and 
wife Brenda of Mt. Vernon; a daughter, Darleen Allen and husband Lowell of Bonnie; three stepsons, 
Kenneth Brumfield and wife Marsha of Belle Rive, Kevin Brumfield of Vernon and Kelly Joe Brumfield 
of Bonnie; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and two nieces. 
Mr. Pierce was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Dora Mae (Upton) Pierce; three 
sons, Larry Dean, John Robert and Harry Lynn; one brother; and three sisters.

Jerry R. Pierce

Jerry R. Pierce was born 1871, and died 1928. He married Letha E. Sullivan July 25, 1900 in Jefferson County, Illinois, daughter of Roland Sullivan and Lucinda Griffin. She was born 1885, and died 1933. The on-line ISGS database has Jerry R PIERCE mar. "Setha" SULLIVAN on 25 July 1900 - but JCI Marriage register page 204 has: Jerry R PIERCE (age 27 next b-day, b. Jefferson Co., Ill; residing Spring Garden, Ill.; 1st mar.; s/o Thomas PIERCE and ? BUMPUS) married Letha SULLIVAN (age 15 next b-day, b. Jefferson Co.; residing Jefferson Co.; 1st marriage; d/o "Rolen"(sic) SULLIVAN and ? COOK (I have her mother as Ida COOK)) on June 10th, 1900 at "father's residence" by R F KEELE, M.G.; witness was Allen BUMPUS
Jerry R. Pierce & Letha E. "Sullivan" Pierce: Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery, Jefferson County, Illinois
Children of Jerry Pierce and Letha Sullivan are: i. Arthur Pierce, born Abt. 1903. ii. Floyd Pierce, born Abt. 1907. iii. Herbert Pierce, born April 28, 1910; died January 01, 1976. He married Pansy Lenora Hughey June 20, 1928 in Ewing, Illinois; born March 25, 1910; died December 14, 2003. Notes for Pansy Lenora Hughey: The Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL, Thurs 18 Dec 2003 issue (includes photo) Pansy Lenora PIERCE, 93, of Mt. Vernon died 5:15 p.m. Dec. 14, 2003, at the home of her daughter in Mt. Zion. She was a homemaker. Mrs. PIERCE was born March 25, 1910, in Jefferson County to William Albert and Josephine (DALE) HUGHEY. She married Herbert PIERCE June 20, 1928, in Ewing; he died Jan. 1, 1976. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Michael KNIGHT officiated. Burial followed at Kirk Cemetery in Ina. Mrs. PIERCE is survived by a son, Jerry D. PIERCE and wife Carleen of Mt. Vernon; daughters JoAnne COX of Mt. Vernon, Joyce KNIGHT and husband Gilbert of Mt. Zion and Dorothy Lee CAMPBELL of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Afton JONES and husband Kenneth of Ina; ten grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Edna HUGHEY, Theo HUGHEY and Helen HUGHEY; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Williiam Jerry PIERCE and Herbert PIERCE Jr.; three brothers, Earl, Frank and Omer HUGHEY: three sisters, Aline WILLS, Leota OATHOUT and Clara CRAWFORD; three grandsons, Robert Scott COX, Dudley Ray PIERCE and Clifton Hugh PIERCE; and a great-granddaughter, Megan Renee GARRETT. Mrs. PIERCE was a member of the East Side Baptist Church and the Jefferson County Home Extension. She attended Bonnie High School. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the East Side Baptist 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. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information at anytime.
Herbert Pierce & Pansy Lenora Hughey Pierce: Burial: Kirk Cemetery Jefferson County, IL

Charlotte E. "Lottie" Pierce

Charlotte E. "Lottie" Pierce was born September 29, 1874 in Jefferson County, IL, and died June 04, 1962 in Jefferson County, IL. She married Joseph Andy Kinman May 09, 1897 in Jefferson County, Illinois. He was born October 23, 1876 in Missouri, and died August 28, 1954 in Jefferson County, IL. JCI Marriage register page 131 has Joseph Andy KINMAN (age 24 next b-day; b. Howell Co., MO; residing Spring Garden Twp.; 1st marriage; s/o William L KINMAN and Mine(r?)va ADCOCK) married Charlotte Eliza PIERCE (age 23 next b-day; b. Jeff. Co., Ill; residing Spring Garden Twp.; d/o Thomas PIERCE and Sarah BUMPUS; 1st marriage) on May 9, 1897 at "bride's fathers" (residence), Jefferson Co., IL by S M Farlow, J.P.
Charlotte E. "Lottie" Pierce & Joseph Andy Kinman: Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Children of Charlotte Pierce and Joseph Kinman are: i. Pearlie A. Kinman, born 1899 in Jefferson County, IL; died 1964 in Jefferson County, IL. She married Claude E. Kirk; born 1896. ii. Hearl E. Kinman, born July 14, 1900; died August 08, 1949. He married Kathryn "Katie" Irene Hicks; born 1902; died 2001. iii. Oren P. Kinman, born Abt. 1903. iv. Nelson B. Kinman, born July 23, 1910 in Jefferson County, IL; died November 01, 1967 in Jefferson County, IL. He married Ruth Delaney. Mrs. Lottie KINMAN died at 1:00 p.m. Monday at her home on the Benton Road. She was 87 years, 8 months and 5 days old. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Chapel with the Rev. Sam McCOY officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Memorial Cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. today. Mrs. KINMAN was born September 29, 1874 in Jefferson County; the daughter of Tom and Sarah (BUMPUS) PIERCE. She was married to Joseph KINMAN, who preceded her in death in August 1954. She is survived by two sons, Nelson KINMAN of Mt. Vernon and Oren KINMAN of St. Louis; a brother, George PIERCE of Bonnie; and 3 grandchildren. Mrs. KINMAN was a member of Moore's Prairie Baptist Church. Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register-News Date: Tuesday, June 5, 1962 Joseph Andy KINMAN, 77, was fatally injured at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, when he was struck by a car while walking across State Highway 37, in front of his home about one mile south of Mt. Vernon. Driver of the car in the fatal accident was Bee M. HALE, 28, of Bonnie. State Patrolman Lee R. LYONS, who investigated the accident, said that Mr. KINMAN walked in front of the car. He was apparently going to a mail box on the other side of the highway. Coroner Ben ROEDER was conducting an inquest in the case at the court house at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. Funeral services for Mr. KINMAN will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Myers Chapel and burial will be in Bethel Memorial Cemetery. The body will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call at any time until the funeral hour. Mr. KINMAN was a farmer. He was born October 23, 1876 in Missouri but spent most of his lifetime as a resident of Jefferson County. He was married to Charlottie PIERCE, who survives. Mr. KINMAN was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Besides his wife, he is survivied by two sons, Nelson of Mt. Vernon and Oren of St. Louis, Mo.; four brothers, John of Bonnie, Lee of Sioux City, Iowa, Charley of South Dakota and Will of Bloomington; a half-brother Merle RYAN of Atlanta, Ill.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register-News Date: Monday, August 30, 1954
Pearly Ann Kinman & Claude E. Kirk: Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Mrs. Pearl Ann KIRK of the Benton Road, wife of Claude KIRK, died 9:45 this morning at Good Samaritan Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past four days. She was 55 years, three months, and 15 days of age. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Myers Chapel. The Rev. T. H. DORRIS will officiate and burial will be in Bethel Memorial Cemetery. The body will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Thursday. Mrs. KIRK was born October 3, 1898 in Bonnie, the daughter of Joseph A. and Charlottie (PIERCE) KINMAN. On February 28, 1921 she was married, in Mt. Vernon, to Claude KIRK who survives. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. Besides her husband, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. KINMAN of Mt. Vernon and two brothers, Nelson KINMAN of Mt. Vernon and Oren KINMAN of St. Louis. A brother Hearl, preceded her in death. Source: Mt. Vernon IL Register-News Date: Wednesday, February 24, 1954 Claude E. Kirk: Burial: Kirk Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL Claude Earl KIRK, 75, of 1502 N. 11th Street, was dead on arrival at Good Samaritan Hospital at 12:55 p.m. Thursday, following an apparent heart attack while fighting a grass fire at his home. He was a retired grocery store operator. Funeral Services will be held at the Hughey-Pulley Funeral Home with the Rev. Everett LEMAY officiating. Burial will be in Kirk Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Hughey-Pulley Funeral Home, where friends may call between the hours of 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. today. Mr. KIRK was born February 12, 1895, in Bonnie, the son of James M. and Fannie (BENNETT) KIRK. On December 1, 1965, in Nashville, Ill., he was married to Gussie WARREN who survives. He is also survived by one aunt, Mrs. LaVera HOLTSLAW of Salem. He was preceded in death by two sons. Mt. KIRK was a veteran of World War I. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 28, 1917 and received his discharge April 28, 1919. He was a member of the American Legion Post 141, VFW Post, Mt. Vernon Moore Lodge and Mt. Vernon Masonic 31 A.F. & A.M. Source: Mt. Vernon IL Register-News Date: Friday, February 12, 1971
Hearl E. Kinman & Kathryn "Katie" Irene Hicks: Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Nelson B. Kinman: Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Nelson B. KINMAN, 57 of Benton Road, died at 2:45 a.m. today at his home. He formerly owned and operated the Kinman Bottle Gas Company. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Myers Chapel. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Thursday. Mr. KINMAN was born, July 23, 1910, in Jefferson County, the son of Joseph and Charlotte (PIERCE) KINMAN. On December 29, 1935, in Dix, he was married to Ruth DELANEY, who survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Donna Jean CAYS of St. Louis, Mo.; and one brother, Oran KINMAN of St. Louis, Mo. He was a member of the AF and AM Lodge 31. Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register-News Date: November 1, 1967
Pettes E. Pierce

Pettes E. Pierce, born September 14, 1875 in Jefferson County, IL; died October 02, 1892 in Jefferson County, IL.
Pettes E. Pierce Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL

Elizabeth L. Pierce

Elizabeth L. Pierce was born October 14, 1877, and died May 06, 1958. She married William Thomas Kelley April 18, 1894 in Jefferson County, Illinois, son of James Kelley and Emily J. Taylor. He was born October 23, 1874, and died June 26, 1943. Elizabeth L PIERCE mar. William Thomas KELLEY on 18 Apr 1894 at Spring Garden, JCI Children of Elizabeth Pierce and William Kelley are: i. Ivan Lufal Kelley, born April 14, 1895; died June 25, 1943. ii. Freddie Noal Kelley, born Abt. 1896. iii. Eola Kelley, born Abt. 1899. iv. Irva Kelley, born August 09, 1900; died May 14, 1902 v. Harl Kelley, born Abt. 1903. vi. Gladys R Kelley, born Abt. 1909. vii. Armand A Kelley, born January 03, 1915; died December 14, 1975. He married Geneva Knowles. viii. Weyert V Kelley, born March 01, 1919; died December 04, 1922 Quite possible there may be other children of this couple not listed.
Elizabeth L. Pierce & William Thomas Kelley Burial: Fitzgerrell Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Irva Kelley Ivan Lufal Kelley Burial: Fitzgerrell Cemetery, Burial: Fitzgerrell Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL Jefferson County, IL Weyert V Kelley Burial: Fitzgerrell Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL

Henry A. Pierce

Henry A. Pierce, born September 1880 in Jefferson County, IL; died November 1885 in Jefferson County, IL.
Henry A. Pierce: Burial: Round Knoll Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL

George Pierce

George Pierce, born March 27, 1887 in Jefferson County, IL; died March 17, 1977 in Jefferson County, IL. He married Orphia M. Hamilton 1913 in Jefferson County, IL; born 1890; died 1981. JCI Marriage register page 124/125: George PIERCE (age 26 next b-day; b. Spring Garden; residing Spring Garden; 1st marriage; s/o Thomas E. PIERCE and Sarah BUMPUS) married Orphia W? HAMILTON (age 23 next b-day; b. McClellan (Twp., JCI); 1st marriage; d/o William HAMILTON and Bell SMITH) on March 6, 1913 at Bonnie, Jefferson Co., IL witnesses: Earl PIERCE and Cora PIERCE
George Pierce & Orphia M. Hamilton Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL

Earl Pierce

Earl Pierce was born December 05, 1888 in Jefferson County, IL, and died March 30, 1961 in Jefferson County, IL. He married Florence Smith 1914 in Jefferson County, IL, daughter of Charles Smith. She was born 1893, and died 1967. JCI Marriage register page 496/497: Earl PIERCE (age 25 next b-day; b. Spring Garden; residing Spring Garden; 1st marriage; s/o Tom PIERCE and Sarah BUMPUS) married Florence SMITH (age 22 next b-day; b. Jefferson Co., Ills.; residing Mt Vernon; 1st marriage; d/o Charles SMITH and "Miss" RICE) on July 18, 1914 at Mt Vernon, Ills. witnesses: James L POLLOCK and Laura SMITH
Earl Pierce & Florence Smith Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Child of Earl Pierce and Florence Smith is: i. Stanley Pierce. He married Norma June Page. Stanley was b. 30 Mar 1919 d. 07 Mar 1977 and married Norma June PAGE on 17 Jan 1945 (I don't have where). Norma d/o Evan Webb PAGE and Lucille Susan WEBB. (Evan is part of the Lazarus/Eli WEBB family of Northern Twp., FCI - Lucille is part of the Williamson Carroll WEBB family that came from TN to JCI before 1870)
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