Jefferson County

Family Histories
Richard L. Bumpus
October 07, 1839 - July 11, 1895

Richard & Amanda Bumpus Family
Back Row: Johanna, Cora and Rosa
Front Row: Richard holding Julia, Stephen and Robert and Amanda holding George

Richard Bumpus
Burial: Bumpus Cemetery, 
Jefferson County, IL
Richard L. Bumpus, 

R.L. Bumpus died this morning at Three o'Clock having been
confined to his bed in Dodds Township for two years past. 
He leaves a wife and four minor children with three more 
who are of age. 

The funeral took place this afternoon at four o'clock
from the family residence the remains being buried on his 
own farm. 

Mr. Bumpus was a couson of Ex supervisor W. S. Bumpus,
and was about 57 years of Age.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
(Obit may have been copied from a 
previous paper's obit)
Date: 17-July-1895

Amanda Bumpus
Burial: Hams Grove Cemetery, 
Jefferson County, IL
Amanda Jane BUMPUS, 
Daughter of George H. and Julia Ann Puckett born in
Jefferson county Feb. 22, 1855, died May 1st, 1926. 

She was married to Richard Bumpus Jan.11, 1874. To which union
eight children were born. Three precededed (sic) her in death: 
those surviving are Mrs. Rose Atchison, Geo. and Robert Bumpus, 
Mrs Jslia (sic) Pilson, Mrs. Cora Goddard, and one step daughter, 
Mrs. Johanna Wissenhunt.  She also opened her home to Mr. Pierce
Phillips a nephew,  who remained with them until manhood.
   Her husband died July 11, 1895 leaving to her the burden of 
rearing a family which she so nobly accomplished. In early girlhood 
she professed faith in Christ, united with the Hams Grove Baptist
Church in Nov. 1873, where she lived a devoted christian, always 
loyal to her church and pastor.
For several years she made her home with her children who rise up 
to call her blessed. 
She also leaves to mourn her going, a sister Mrs. Lois Vaughn, 
three brothers, William, Henry and Stephen Puckett, 24 grand children, 
13 great grand children and other relatives and friends. 
Truly a noble woman has fallen. 
Goodbye Aunt Manda till we meet again.
   One of the largest congregations that every assembled at Hams Grove
church paid their respects to her memory by their presence Sunday 
afternoon May 2, at 2:30. Funeral conducted by Elder Cyrus Maulding of
Mt. Vernon Ill.

from The Ina Observer May 6, 1926

George Henry Puckett father of Amanda Jane "Puckett" Bumpus
August 11, 1817 - June 27, 1883

[Per the Illinois Statewide Marriage Record Index - ]
BUMPUS, RICHARD S     HARVELL, ELIZA J    09/10/1863 002/0018 00000000 JEFFERSON 

Federal Census, 1870, Township 4 Range 3, Jefferson Co., Illinois, 
p. 19 (handwritten) / 564 (inkstamped)
enumerated   9 July 1870
Post Office:  Spring Garden
household/family   130/131
Bumpus, Richard   M W Farmer 700 450 Tennessee - - - - - - - - 1 - 
  -, Eliza   21 F W Housekeeper - - Illinois - - - - - 1 1 - - - 
  -, Johana   2 F W -r - - Illinois - - - - - - - - - - 
  -, Martha   9 F W -r - - Illinois - - - - - - - - - - 

The Martha listed above is most likely a relative and not the child
of Richard & Eliza Bumpus. There is a Martha Bumpus daughter of Absolom born 
abt. 1861. Richard Bumpus would be her Uncle.

Amanda "Manda" Jane PUCKETT married Richard Lee BUMPUS
on 11 Jan 1874 Possibly we will find this
marriage in Hamilton Co., IL records

Per the 1880 Census - 
(LDS transcription)
R. L. BUMPUS     Self  M  Male   W  40  TN  Farming        VA  VA 
M. J. BUMPUS     Wife  M  Female W  29  IL  Keeping House  TN  TN 
J. E. BUMPUS     Dau   S  Female W  13  IL  At Home        TN  IL 
R. M. BUMPUS     Dau   S  Female W   4  IL                 TN  IL 
Flory B. BUMPUS  Dau   S  Female W   1  IL  Dead           TN  IL 
C. A. BUMPUS     Dau   S  Female W   1  IL                 TN  IL 
E. P. PHILIPS    Other S  Male   W  11  IL  Work On Farm   TN  KY 

Source Information:
Census Place Dodds, Jefferson, Illinois
Family History Library Film  1254216
NA Film Number  T9-0216
Page Number  549D

Children of Richard Bumpus and Eliza Jane Harvill are:
		i.	Johanna Elizabeth Bumpus born March 1867 in Jefferson County, IL; 
			died July 01, 1949 in Jefferson County, IL.

Children of Richard Bumpus and Amanda Puckett are:
		i.	Rosa May Bumpus, born December 13, 1875 in Jefferson County, IL; 
			died June 10, 1946 in Jefferson County, IL.
		ii.	Flory B. Bumpus, born Abt. 1879; died Abt. 1880.
		iii.	Cora A. Bumpus, born April 26, 1879; died 1967.
		iv.	Stephen Anderson Bumpus, born August 1881; died Bef. 1926.
		v.	Robert Lee Bumpus, born August 25, 1884; died 1969.
		vi.	George W. Bumpus, born October 13, 1890.
		vii.	Julia A. Bumpus, born October 13, 1890; died May 09, 1984.
		viii.	Mauda Estella Bumpus, born August 22, 1886; died Bef. 1900.

Johanna Elizabeth Bumpus

Johanna Elizabeth Bumpus was born March 1867, and died July 01, 1949. She married George W. Whisenhunt October 14, 1886 in Jefferson County, Illinois. He was born February 1868, and died June 23, 1937.
Johanna Elizabeth Bumpus & George W. Whisenhunt: Burial: Hams Grove Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Children of Johanna Bumpus and George Whisenhunt are: i. Susan J. Whisenhunt, born September 08, 1887. ii. Albert Lee Whisenhunt, born January 21, 1890; died June 04, 1966. He married C. Leone Melton; born April 06, 1891; died February 02, 1966. iii. Cora E. Whisenhunt, born July 1892. iv. Nancy L. Whisenhunt, born October 1894 v. Charlie E. Whisenhunt, born June 23, 1904; died June 05, 1986. He married Rheba P. Unknown December 05, 1926; born August 15, 1905; died May 11, 1997.
Albert Lee Whisenhunt & C. Leone Melton: Burial: Hams Grove Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
There is a Nancy L. Whisenhunt who died February 1905. and is buried unmarked in Hams Grove Cemetery unknown if this is the daughter of Johanna & George Whisenhunt.
Charlie E. Whisenhunt & Rheba P. Unknown: Burial: Hams Grove Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL

Rosa May Bumpus

Thomas J. & Rosa May "Bumpus" Atchison
Wedding Day July 02, 1890
Rosa May Bumpus, born December 13, 1875 in Jefferson County, IL; died June 10, 1946 in Jefferson County, IL. She married Thomas Jefferson Atchison July 02, 1890 in Jefferson County, IL, he was born 1860 and died 1943.
Thomas J. & Rosa May "Bumpus" Atchison: Burial: Hams Grove Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Children of Rosa Bumpus and Thomas Atchison are: i. Harlton Atchison, born June 12, 1891 in Jefferson County, IL; died February 1974 in Centralia, IL. ii. Vada Atchison, born Abt. 1894; died Aft. 1974. iii. Richard Lee Atchison, born September 29, 1895; died November 14, 1957. He married Lorena Hysianth Carroll October 04, 1918; born November 27, 1901; died March 12, 1934. Harlton Atchison was born June 12, 1891 in Jefferson County, IL, and died February 1974 in Centralia, IL. He married (1) Mae Sollis 1918. He married (2) Cordelia Handley Aft. 1918. She died 1965. Children of Harlton Atchisson and Mae Sollis are: i. Marion Atchison. ii. Dorothy Atchison. Harlton "Cotton" Atchison, 82, of 1122 S. Maple St. Centralia, died at 9:10 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia. Mr. Atchison had worked at the I.C. Shops and George Raines Furniture, and was retired from a position at Hoffman's Clothing Store. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Temple Baptist Church in Centralia, with the Rev. Ferdie Schimf officiating. Burial will be in the Elmwood cemetery. Friends may call at the Luer Funeral Home in Centralia from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and until noon Sunday, and at the Temple Baptist Church after 1 p.m. Sunday. Born in Belle Rive on June 12, 1891, he was the son of Thomas and Rosa (Bumpus) Atchison. He was first married to Mae Sollis in 1918. He later married Cordelia Handley, who died in 1965. Mr. Atchison was a member of the Temple Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Marion Cooley and Mrs. Dorothy Blackman, both of Centralia; one sister, Mrs Vada Kelley Mecklonburg, Bremerton, Wash.; 10 grandchildren, and 13 great- grandchildren.

George M. Kelley & Vada "Atchison" Kelley
Vada Atchison was born Abt. 1894, and died Aft. 1974. She married (1) George M. Kelley August 06, 1911 in Jefferson County, Illinois, son of David Kelley and Julia Boster. He was born November 06, 1885 in Franklin County, IL, and died December 26, 1956. She married (2) Harley Clark Britton Aft. 1923. She married (3)? Unknown Mecklonburg Children of Vada Atchison and George Kelley are: i. Ada Pearl Kelley, born June 29, 1912. She married Herman Jones Bef. 1937. ii. Margaret E. Kelley, born December 03, 1915. iii. Thomas E. Kelley, born April 01, 1918; died October 08, 2007. iv. Alberta A. Kelley, born July 15, 1921. v. James R. Kelley, born July 26, 1923.
Flory B. Bumpus

Flory B. Bumpus was born Abt. 1879 and died Abt. 1880

Cora A. Bumpus

Cora A. Bumpus was born April 26, 1879, and died 1967. She married Albert L. Goddard November 18, 1894 in Jefferson County, Illinois. He was born 1872, and died 1919. Children of Cora Bumpus and Albert Goddard are: i. Rosa Goddard, born December 31, 1895 in Jefferson County, IL; died 1899 in Jefferson County, IL. ii. Ross Goddard, born December 31, 1895; died November 25, 1964. He married Jessie Unknown June 09, 1921; born November 30, 1899; died August 14, 1984. iii. Clyde Goddard, born Abt. 1898.
Albert L. Goddard & Cora A. Bumpus & Daughter Rosa: Burial: Hams Grove Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL
Ross Goddard & Jessie Unknown: Burial: Hams Grove Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL

Stephen Anderson Bumpus
No other information
Robert Lee Bumpus
Robert Lee Bumpus was born August 25, 1884 and died 1969 he is buried in Hams Grove Cemetery. No other information
George W. Bumpus
No other information
Julia A. Bumpus
Julia A. Bumpus was born October 13, 1890, and died May 09, 1984. She married John Wesley Pilson. He was born July 18, 1884, and died March 09, 1929. Children of Julia Bumpus and John Pilson are: i. George Raymond Pilson, born November 19, 1914 in Belle Rive, Illinois; died February 24, 1989 in Jefferson County, IL. ii. Alzie Pilson, born 1912. iii. Elza Pilson, born 1912. iv. Roy Wesley Pilson, born September 06, 1913 and died April 24, 1971 v. Thomas D. Pilson, born 1919. vi. Obie Pilson. vii. John Wesley Pilson, born 1921.
Mauda Estella Bumpus
Mauda Estella Bumpus was born August 22, 1886 and died before 1900 No other information

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