Biography of Pearl D. Bumpus
Madison County, NY Biographies





Bumpus, Pearl D., p. o. Nelson, was born in the town of Fenner, December 1, 1869, a son of Augustus H. and Martha E (Lombard) Bumps. They had three children: Merchant Z., Pearl D., and Jessie D. Augustus H. was born April 25, 1833, on the farm where Pearl D. now lives. He was married March 27, 1867, and died January 19, 1891. By occupation he was a farmer and was a public spirited man, holding the offices of overseer of the poor, collector, and constable. Augustus H. was a son of James and Eliza Ann (Caswell) Bumpus. Their children were James, William, Polly M., Peleg, Enoch D., Augustus H., Merchant B., Henry A., and Charles W., all born on the farm where Pearl D. now lives, and all dead with the exception of Henry A. and Enoch D. The first of the family to come to the town of Fenner was James, who came from Nelson about 1825. Pearl D. was educated in the common schools of the town of Fenner and in Cazenovia Seminary. His early life was spent with his father on the farm. When he was twenty one years of age his father died and he remained on the farm which he worked with his brother, Merchant Z. When he was twenty five years of age he purchased his father's estate from the heirs and now lives on the old homestead. He has always taken an interest in town and county affairs, in educational matters, and has held several of the appointive offices.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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