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John Kendall Bumpass
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Birth: Dec. 8, 1829
Person County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 1899
Kaufman County
Texas, USA

1850 Federal census taken 8/24/1850, for Person Co., NC:
John Bumpass, age 21, merchant, b. NC;
Haywood Bumpass, age 18, clerk, b. NC.
(Haywood is Augustus Haywood Bumpass - born 7/1/1831, son of William Pressley Bumpass & Elizabeth Doggett Bumpass)

10/29/1850: Married to Elizabeth Thomas in Granville Co., NC.

John was born and reared in Roxboro, Person Co., NC. As an adult, he followed farming and merchandising in NC until 1857.

In 1857, John and his cousin, William Pressley Bumpass, II, with their wives, both being Thomas girls, and one or two children each, migrated to Farmersville, Collin Co., TX, where they engaged in farming and stock-raising. He bought land south of Farmersville, where he farmed and raised stock.

1860 Federal Census taken 7/31/1860, for Collin Co., TX, Lines 28-34, Dwelling #1044, Family #1096:
John R. Bumpis, age 30, male, b. NC;
Elizabeth Bumpis, age 27, female, b. NC;
Ida Bumpis, age 8, female, b. NC;
Lemiel Bumpis, age 7, male, b. NC;
Eugene Bumpis, age 6, male, b. NC;
Nancy Bumpis, age 3, female, b. NC;
Susan Bumpis, age 3/12, female, b. TX.

7/31/1862: enlisted in the Confederate Army at Farmersville, TX. During the Civil War he was captain of a company of Martin's Battalion of Mounted Volunteers.

1870 Federal Census taken 7/7/1870, for Collin Co., TX:
John Bumpass, age 40, b. NC;
Elizabeth Bumpass, age 38, b. NC;
Lemuel Bumpass, age 17, b. NC;
Eugenis Bumpass, age 16, b. NC;
Nancy Bumpass, age 13, b. NC;
Susan Bumpass, age 10, b. TX;
John Bumpass, age 8, b. TX;
Robert Bumpass, age 7, b. TX;
Edwin Bumpass, age 4, b. TX;
Modena Bumpass, age 2, b. TX;
Henry LNU, age 16, black, b. NC;
Ellen LNU, age 13, black, cook, b. NC.

After the war he moved his family to Terrell in Kaufman Co., TX. He was said to be a popular traveling salesman, a notable stump speaker, and a great joker. In the 1890's he was elected twice to the Texas Legislature.

Aleo Baptist Church and Cemetery - Collin Co., TX:
The church and cemetery are upon a hill five miles north of Nevada. This community was settled before Nevada was settled. This is where J. K. Bumpass, Lim Smith and other kinfolks settled in 1857. They were from Person County, N. C. Norwood had a gin a mile and a half east of Aleo in 1886. Aleo had a Post Office, a small store, a blacksmith shop, Taylor' s gin run by Coke Prater.

He was originally buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery on property he owned. In about 1902, he and other family members buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, were relocated to the J. E. Jones Vault, in the IOOF Cemetery, Farmersville, Collin Co., TX.
Family links: 
  Robert Davie Bumpass (1797 - 1879)
  Nancy Marietta Davie Bumpass (1803 - 1873)
  Elizabeth Cobb Thomas Bumpass (1832 - 1911)*
  Ida Merritt Bumpass McMinn (1851 - 1877)*
  Lemuel Chesterfield Bumpass (1852 - 1926)*
  Eugene Boharnis Bumpass (1854 - 1899)*
  Nannie D. Bumpass Smith (1856 - 1946)*
  Susan Louise Bumpass Davis (1859 - 1930)*
  John K. Bumpass (1861 - 1887)*
  Robert D. Bumpass (1864 - 1948)*
  Edwin Reed Bumpass (1866 - 1940)*
  Modena Lee Bumpass Wilson (1868 - 1937)*
  Nellie Pauline Bumpass Akin (1872 - 1949)*
  Verona Jackson Bumpass Hoyle (1872 - 1932)*
  Ninnette Bumpass Patterson (1874 - 1939)*
  James Carroll Bumpass (1826 - 1903)*
  John Kendall Bumpass (1829 - 1899)
  Margaret Aramynta Bumpass Smith (1832 - 1903)*
  Elizabeth C. Bumpass Holloway (1832 - 1862)*
  Robert Davie Bumpass (1833 - 1864)*
  William Ambrose Bumpass (1834 - 1887)*
  Nancy Adams Bumpass Jones (1838 - 1900)*
  Alexander Jones Bumpass (1841 - 1865)*
  Thomas Halliburton Bumpass (1843 - 1893)*
  Horace Lindsey Bumpass (1845 - 1880)*
*Calculated relationship
Farmersville IOOF Cemetery
Collin County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Joe Pearce
Originally Created by: Lesley Beam Smith
Record added: Aug 28, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6729067
John Kendall Bumpass
Added by: Rita Balentine Hogan
John Kendall Bumpass
Added by: Rita Balentine Hogan
John Kendall Bumpass
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