Nancy Jane Bumpus

1810–1892 (Age 82)
Tioga, New York, United States

The Life of Nancy Jane

When Nancy Jane Bumpus was born in 1810, in Tioga, New York, United States, her father, Nathan Bump, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Mactirn, was 35. She married Stephen Ludlow Dawson on 12 March 1829. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Bellmont, Wabash, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died about 1892, at the age of 82, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Bellmont Election Precinct, Wabash, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nancy Jane Bumpus
1810–1892
Stephen Ludlow Dawson
1806–1883
Marriage: 12 March 1829
William Henry Dawson
1830–1910
Stephen Woods Dawson
1837–1881
Delilah Dawson
1838–
Laurinda Dawson
1841–1924
Margerite Ann Dawson
1842–
Nathaniel A Dawson
1847–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
12 March 1829
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 17

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 22

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

Name Meaning

English: nickname, of Norman origin, for someone who was a swift walker, from Old French bon ‘good’+ pas ‘pace’. It may also have been a topographic name, with the second element used in the sense ‘passageway’. Compare Malpass .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Nancy Dawson in household of Ludlow Dawson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy Dawson in household of Ludlow Dawson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Dawson in household of Ludlow Dawson, "United States Census, 1880"

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