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Rev Erastus Sterling Bumpus
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Birth: May 3, 1815
Death: Jan. 23, 1879
Venango County
Pennsylvania, USA

"Rev. E.S. Bumpus, was converted at the age of 14. In July 1837, he married Annette Shirley, and soon moved to Waterford, PA, and thence to Ohio, where he joined the Pierpont church, and was ordained to the gospel ministry in the Free Will Baptist church, in the Ashtabula Quarterly Meeting. In 1853 he returned to Pennsylvania and ministered to the Big Bend, Croton, Plumb, Canal and other churches, remaining with the Cancul church nine years. His death occurred Jan. 23, 1880. He was a good man, generous and charitable. His preaching was plain, practical and earnest."
--from "Cyclopedia of Free Baptist," pub. 1889, by Burgess and Ward.

Rev. Bumpus and his wife, Annette, raised a large family, as shown in census' and Family Trees:

Sarah Ann Bumpus - 1840 -
Lorenzo Dow Bumpus1842 1908
Erastus Lou Bumpas 1842
Martha M Bumpus 1844 1899
Susan Fedelia Bumpus - 1846 1889
NANCY BUMPUS - 1850 1916
Luna Oliva Bumpus 1857
Ida Bumpus 1857
Willie Bumpus 1858--
Frederick Rufus Bumpus - 1859 1926

Venango Spectator, January 29, 1880:
"DIED - BUMPUS - At his residence in Plum township, January 23, 1880, Rev. E.S. Bumpus, in the sixty-fourth year of his age. The deceased as a minister of the Free Will Baptist church. There was a large attendance at the funeral, and a funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Mannings."

Family links: 
  Gladding Bumpus (1771 - 1833)
  Sarah Judd Bumpus (1771 - 1846)
  Ann Finetta Shirley Bumpus (1816 - 1889)*
  Lorenzo D. Bumpus (1844 - 1908)*
  Lima O Bumpus Shields (1855 - 1931)*
  Frederick Rufus Bumpus (1859 - 1926)*
  Luna Bumpus Caulkins (1806 - 1866)*
  Erastus Sterling Bumpus (1815 - 1879)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Possible date on tombstone incorrect as might be 1880 according to Howard Strawbridge article
Plum Church Cemetery
Venango County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: carolyn harbaugh
Originally Created by: Penny Haylett Minnick
Record added: Sep 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76253478
Rev Erastus Sterling Bumpus
Added by: Penny Haylett Minnick
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- Steve Bumpas
 Added: Jan. 23, 2017
A Free Baptist minister. Rest in peace.
- winnie yandell
 Added: Mar. 11, 2013

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