Jefferson County

Family Histories

Louisa Bumpus

Louisa E. Bumpus  was born Abt. 1853.  She married Abner Henry L. Phillips 
December 29, 1867 in Jefferson County, Illinois.  He was born Abt. 1840.

PHILLIPS, ABNER L   BUMPUS, LOUISA E  1867-12-29 003/     00000212 JEFFERSON
Children of Louisa Bumpus and Abner Phillips are:
	i.	Ezra Pierce Phillips, born 1869; died 1955
	ii.	T. A. Phillips, born Abt. 1874.

It is assumed that this family except for Ezra Pierce Phillips have all died
before the 1880 census.

Home in 1870: Township 4 Range 3, Jefferson, Illinois 
Post Office: Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois
Henry Phillips 30  
Louisa Phillips 17  
Isreal P Phillips 4/12  
Jane Usher 33  
John Bumpus 4  

The Jane Usher listed with this family is a mystery. She was married to an Unknown Bumpus
and had a son John listed as 4 years old in 1870. Although the ages are different I believe 
this to be the same Jane Usher below that is listed above with the name Elizabeth J. Usher, 
in the census both women list their birthplace as Tennessee.

Home in 1870: Township 2 Range 3, Jefferson, Illinois 
Thomas T Brown 29  
Mary J Brown 27  
Arthur Brown 3  
Mary C Brown 1/12  
Elizabeth J Usher 31 

USHER, WILLIAM C    BUMPUS, JANE      1868-02-22 003/     00000033 JEFFERSON

In 1880 Jane Usher listed as a widow living in this household:
Jos. B. Goodrich 48  widower
Della Goodrich 22  
Annie L. Goodrich 11  
Ruby M. Goodrich 2  
Jane Usher 39  widow

Ezra Pierce Phillips
Ezra Pierce Phillips was born 1869, and died 1955. He married Susan Malinda Goddard February 24, 1897 in Jefferson County, Illinois, daughter of Benjamin Goddard and Matilda Atchison. She was born 1880, and died 1918. Ezra was raised by his aunt Amanda Bumpus possibly before 1880 until he married. Home in 1910: Dodds, Jefferson, Illinois Ezra P Phillips 40 Susan M Phillips 30 Harriet L Phillips 12 Anna A Phillips 9 Carrie L Phillips 7 William L Phillips 5 Lillian E Phillips 3 Ethel M Phillips 2 Claude A Phillips 7/12 Clyde F Phillips 7/12 Home in 1920: Moores Prairie, Jefferson, Illinois Pierce Phillips 50 Curtis Phillips 16 Loyd Phillips 15 Lillian Phillips 14 May Phillips 11 Claudie Phillips 10 Freddie Phillips 8 Dean Phillips 1 3/12 Home in 1930: Pendleton, Jefferson, Illinois Ezra P Phillips 60 Fred E Phillips 18 Dean E Phillips 11 Children of Ezra Phillips and Susan Goddard are: i. Harriet L. Phillips, born Abt. 1898. ii. Anna A. Phillips, born Abt. 1901. iii. Curtis L. Phillips, born Abt. 1904. iv. William Lloyd Phillips, born Abt. 1905. v. Lillian E. Phillips, born Abt. 1906. vi. Ethel May Phillips, born Abt. 1909. vii. Claude Abner Phillips, born Abt. 1910. viii. Clyde F. Phillips, born Abt. 1910. ix. Fred E. Phillips, born Abt. 1912. x. Dean E. Phillips, born Abt. 1918.
Ezra Pierce Phillips & Susan Malinda Goddard Burial: Hams Grove Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL Also listed on the stone are: Winnie, Clyde, Freda, Lloyd and Claude
From the IL State Death Index: PHILLIPS, CLAUDIE ABNER M/W UNK 0410281 1924-09-20 JEFFERSON PENDLETON TWP 24-09-26 PHILLIPS LLOYD M/W UNK 2410083 1932-08-23 JEFFERSON MT VERNON 32-08-23 PHILLIPS SUSAN M F/W UNK 0021087 1918-11-28 JEFFERSON MOORES PRAIRIE TWP 18-11-29
Bumpus Family | William S. Bumpus Sr. | Nathan W. Bumpus


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