Davis and Shaw Families of North Carolina
 
John "Fighting John" Bumpass Sr[1, 2, 3]
Male 1725 - 1812

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  • Birth  1725  Amelia County Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Military Service 
    • John served as a private in the North Carolina militia during the Revolutionary War - DAR Rolls of Honor.
    Record ID Number  MH:I14771 
    _UID  DDD0E60F-9F08-450C-BDC4-E3E2C65F1FAD 
    _UPD  06 AUG 2011 10:53:25 GMT-5 
    Buried  Dec 1812  Bumpas Cemetery Roxboro Person County North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  5 Dec 1812  Caswell County North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I9634  Shaw Family of North Carolina
    Last Modified  20 Feb 2014 
     
    Father  Robert Bumpas,   b. 1705, Prince George Virginia County Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1798, Orange County (now Pearson County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Hunter,   b. 1705, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1786, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1724  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Record ID Number  MH:F5485 
    _UID  895AF51C-07D2-4C18-AC80-AE68E36F052E 
    _UPD  18 MAY 2013 14:23:18 GMT-5 
    Family ID  F3245  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Anne Bumpass,   b. 1740, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1812, Roxboro Person County North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1755  Orange County North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Record ID Number  MH:F5484 
    _UID  C4343C87-AA31-4877-8C2F-E317C79BC31A 
    _UPD  06 AUG 2011 10:55:24 GMT-5 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Doggett Bumpass,   b. 8 May 1765, Orange County North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1839, Roxboro Person County North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary "Molly" Bumpass,   b. 1759, Orange County (now Person County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1836, Person County North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Gabriel Bumpass,   b. 1761, Orange County North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, Panola County Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John "Deep Creek" Bumpass Jr,   b. 26 Feb 1766, Orange County North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1855, Person County North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Prudence Bumpass,   b. 1768, Orange County North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sarah "Sally" Bumpass,   b. 1770, Orange County North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F3244  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • Source: 1. The Bumpass Family, From Person County, North Carolina, by Anne
      Shirley Bumpus and James Richard Townsend. 1972
      2. "A Genealogy of Three Branches of the Bumpass Family, by Wm. Moses Jones.

      Birth: Amelia Co. VA Tithables, 1743,"Below Deep Creek": Robert Bumpass and
      John Bumpass---2 Tithes. By this record John is proven as son of Robert
      Bumpass and is age 16 or over but under 21, thus born ca. 1723-27. John
      appears on 1747 list in own name and right, thus born absolutely and certainly
      by or before 1726.

      Death: Will dated 12 July, 1812. Proved August Court 1813, Person Co.
      North Carolina. Inventory taken ? Dec. 1812.

      Military: Captain in Revolutionary War. Nickname "Fighting Captain"

      Land: 13 August 1750 John bought land in Amelia Co. Virginia for which he paid L100.
      24 Feb. 1798 John Bumpass, Sr. gives to Gabriel Bumpass, his son, 96
      acres of land on Deep Creek. Both of County of Orange. Registered in Person
      Co. North Carolina. March 1798. Book C, p. 53
      1798 John Bumpass, Sr. gave to Gabriel Bumpass, his son, 96 acres of
      land on Deep Creek adjoining Gabriel's land and Wm. Cocke's, John Coleman's and William Riley's. Person Co. Deed Book B, p. 91.
      25 Feb. 1802 John Bumpass, Sr. sold to Gabe Bumpass for 50 dollars lands on Deep Creek, Person Co. 100 acres adjoining the land of John Davis and John Bumpass, Jr. Deed Book C. p.304

      Source: 1. The Bumpass Family, From Person County, North Carolina, by Anne
      Shirley Bumpus and James Richard Townsend. 1972
      2. "A Genealogy of Three Branches of the Bumpass Family, by Wm. Moses
      Jones.

      Land: 13 August 1750 John bought land in Amelia Co. Virginia for which he paid
      L100.
      24 Feb. 1798 John bumpass, Sr. gives to Gabriel Bumpass, his son, 96
      acres of land on Deep Creek. Both of County of Orange. Registered in Person
      Co. North Carolina. March 1798. Book C, p. 53
      1798 John Bumpass, Sr. gave to Gabriel Bumpass, his son, 96 acres of
      land on Deep Creek adjoining Gabriel's land and Wm. Cocke's, John Coleman's and
      William Riley's. Person Co. Deed Book B, p. 91.
      25 Feb. 1802 John Bumpass, Sr. sold to Gabe Bumpass for 50 dollars lands
      on Deep Creek, Person Co. 100 acres adjoining the land of John Davis and John
      Bumpass, Jr. Deed Book C. p.304
    • Source: tepperly11

      I John Bumpass, Sr., of the County of Person, and State of North Carolina, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, calling to mind the uncertainty of life, do this 12th day of July 1812 make this my last will and testament and revoke all others.

      I give and bequeath to my daughter Prudence Paine during her natural life and no longer, the tract of land whereon I now live on Deep Creek containing about one hundred and nine acres adjoining the land of Joseph Lunsford and others, and after her death I give and bequeath the said tract of land to my grandson Robert Paine, to him and to his heirs forever.

      I give and bequeath to my daughter Prudence Paine, my two negro slaves Rachel and Phil, to her my said daughter, and to her assigns and heirs forever.

      I do hereby ratify and confirm all gift or gifts heretofore absolutely made to my sons John Bumpass and Gabriel Bumpass or to either of them.

      All the residue of my property I direct to be sold and out of the proceeds thereof all my just debts to be paid and the surplus money arising from the sales and otherwise that may be remaining after discharging my just debts to be equally divided between my sons John Bumpass and Gabriel Bumpass and my daughters Molly McVey, Sally Yarbrough, Elizabeth Bumpass and Lucy Jennings.

      Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my son John Bumpass and friend Samuel Duken executors to this my last will and testament.

      Given under my hand and seal the day and date before mentioned.

      Signed, sealed and punlished in the presence of Joseph (X) Lunsford Jr. Joseph (X) Lunsford Sr.

      Signed John Bumpass Sr.



      Will of John Bumpass Person County, NC Wills, Inventories, Sales of Estates, Taxables, 1811-1815, P. 179-180

      Will of John Bumpass , Probated August Court, 1813
    • Source: tepperly11

      John Bumpass, March 10, 1761, obtained a grant* of land lying on both sides of Deep Creek. He refused to swear allediance to Great Britian and it is not known how he escaped conviction, but James Bumpass Cozart his nephew, and later his grand son-in-law, said the family thought it was because of his formar personal friendship with Gov. Tryon. He and Tryon had hunted before the oppression became to great and the Gov. admired John Bumpass because he stood firmly by his convictions and refused to take the oath of aalegiance. (Journal of American History, Vol. 1, page 72; Colonial Records of N. C., Vol. 8, pages 613-618)

      * Grant not found but order to survey and lay off 700 acres is recorded at State Archives & History, Raleigh, N. C.:

      North Carolina,

      Thomas Child, Esquire, Special Agent and Commissioner to the Right Honourable The Earl Granville, sole Lord or Proprietor of a certain district, Territory, or Parcel of Land, lying in the said Province.

      To William Churton, Esquire, His Lordship's Surveyor for the County of Orange Greeting: You are forthwith to admeasure and lay out to John Bumpass a tract of vacant land, containing Seven Hundred Acres, lying in Orange County, within the said District: on Deep Creek the Waters of Flat River beginning at the road where it crosses the creek running up both sides of the creek for compliment

      1 0 March 1761 I. Watson
    • Source: tepperly11

      Ann Bumpass married her cousin John Bumpass, son of Robert Bumpas and Sarah S. ?, in 1758.1 FamilyJohn Bumpass b. 1736, d. 1813Children

      Prudence Bumpass
      Sally Bumpass
      Lucy Bumpass
      Mary Bumpass b. 1759, d. 1836
      Elizabeth Bumpass b. 8 May 1765, d. 10 Mar 1839
      Gabriel Bumpass b. c 1765, d. 1846
      John Bumpass II b. 26 Feb 1766, d. 1855
      Citations
      [S323] Bumpus, Lynn A.. A Genealogy of: Bump-Bumpas-Bumpass-Bumpers-Bumps-Bumpus Descendants of Edouad Bompasse of the "Ship Fortune". Sayre, Pennsylvania: self-published, 1986.
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S430] Ammons Web Site, Paul F. Ammons, John 'Fighting John' Bumpas (Reliability: 3), 17 May 2010.
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    2. [S1096] Rideout Web Site, Ronald Rideout, John Bumpass (Reliability: 3), 23 Jan 2011.
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    3. [S1095] jonnie23 Web Site, jonnie23, John "Fighting John" Bumpass** (Reliability: 3), 23 Jan 2011.
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