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Rev Erastus Sterling Bumpus

Rev Erastus Sterling Bumpus

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Death 23 Jan 1879 (aged 63)
Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Cooperstown, Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 76253478 · View Source
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"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."


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Gravesite Details Possible date on tombstone incorrect as might be 1880 according to Howard Strawbridge article

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  • Maintained by: carolyn harbaugh
  • Originally Created by: Penny Haylett Minnick
  • Added: 9 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76253478
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Erastus Sterling Bumpus (3 May 1815–23 Jan 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76253478, citing Plum Church Cemetery, Cooperstown, Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by carolyn harbaugh (contributor 48542425) .