I'm trying to find out about a family named BUMP, who
lived Wyoming County at least during the 1850's and
1860's, Betsy and Joseph Bump. They are buried in the
Johnsonburg Cemetery from what I understand. I am
wondering what Betsy's maiden name was and where they
were born and where they came from.
There was a Hannah Phillips, also buried in the
Johnsonburg Cemetery who lived with them and was in
the 1850 and 1860 Census and died in 1861 at the age
of 95. I'm wondering if she was Betsy's mother or
another relative. Who was Mrs. Phillips related to?
Could she possibly be William H. Phillips' mother?
William lived in the Town of Orangeville from before
1830 to at least the 1850 census. He then moved to
near Tonawanda Creek in Erie County near Akron. He
and his wife Phileta Pierson Phillips died about the
same time. Think it was October, 1869.
One of the daughters married a Johnson in Wyoming
County. Muncy? First name? Something like that.
There was a brother named Levi b. ~1805 and a sister
Frances b. ~1808. They are buried in the cemetery at
Does this ring any bells? Levi and William owned a
lot of land together and seemed to farm some together.
There was another Levi and William twosome in either
Cattaraugus or Chautauqua County. Also Bumps down
there. Am wondering if one might be the father and
another an uncle ?? or something of William, Levi,
Does any of this sound familiar? Or where should I
look? Lived in Orchard Park for about 18 years but
never unsnarled this situation. Had some help. Don't
live in WNY now, but am wondering if the Bumps and
Phillips family came from NH or CT?
William H. was born in October 10, 1801 in Hanover, NH
according to census records. Have never found his or
his wife's grave either - not in Wyoming, Genessee, or
Erie Counties. There was a notice in a Warsaw paper
about the death of William and Phileta, but not where
they were buried.
Any thoughts or help would be VERY MUCH appreciated.
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