Patience T Tower

24 September 1788–26 June 1875 (Age 86)
Cumberland Hill, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Patience T

When Patience T Tower was born on 24 September 1788, in Cumberland Hill, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Icabod Tower, was 48 and her mother, Mary Pullen, was 46. She married Phillip Bump on 10 February 1808, in Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 10 daughters. She lived in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1787. She died on 26 June 1875, in Mantua, Portage, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in East Lawn Cemetery, Mantua Center, Portage, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phillip Bump
Patience T Tower
Marriage: 10 February 1808
William H. Bump
Mary B. Bump
Desire Bump
Augusta Bump
Patience T Bump
Eliza D Bump
Sarah R Bump
Sally Bump
Lucinda A Bump
Rhoda C. Bump
Caroline S Bump

Spouse and Children

    Phillip Bump



10 February 1808
Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States


    William H. Bump


    Mary B. Bump


    Desire Bump


    Patience T Bump


    Eliza D Bump


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1790 · 13th State

Age 2

On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island becomes the last of the original 13 colonies to become a state.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 23

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.

Name Meaning

English:1. topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, usually a defensive fortification or watchtower, from Middle English, Old French tūr (Latin turris). 2. occupational name for someone who dressed white leather, cured with alum rather than tanned with bark, from an agent derivative of Middle English taw(en) (Old English tawian ‘to prepare, make ready’). 3. Americanized spelling of German Tauer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Patience Bump in household of Phillip Bump, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Patience Bump in household of Philip Bump, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Patience Bump, "United States Census, 1870"

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