Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mariah Benson my 6th GGrandmother

I have always been fascinated with her name- Mariah.
Mariah married into the Bompasse ( later became the name Bump) which was a very large family and has many descnedents.
I am posting some info I found on her- who knows you may find a realtive here!
4. EDWARD BUMPAS JR. (or BUMPUS) [3] EDWARD [2] BUMPAS, JOHN BUMPAS SR, [1] EDOUAD BOMPASSE] was born March 22, 1725/26 in Rochester MA, and died, 1816 at age 90. He married [1] MARIAH BENSON November 24, 1748, daughter of JOSEPH BENSON and JERUSHA ELLIS. She died Bef. 1758. He married [2] SUSANNAH DEAN March 08, 1758 in Cornwall Congregational Church, Cornwall, CT., daughter of REUBEN DEAN.
After his second marriage Edward JR moved to Duchess County, N.Y., according to the Bible record of Salathiel Bump [grandson of Edward]. He died at age 90. He was Hog Reeve at Wareham in 1748. Impressed at Wareham on March 4, 1745, French and Indian Wars. Signed the Rev. War Pledge, [History of Armenia N.Y.]. Joined the Wareham Church 1741/43. Dismissed from church to go to Sharon CT., Nov 19,1752. Purchased land in Sharon CT., 1752 and 1756.Children of EDWARD BUMPAS and MARIAH BENSON;
EDWARD BUMPUS, b. November 15, 1749.
JAMES BUMPUS, b. 1748 - 1858. Children of EDWARD BUMPAS and SUSANNAH DEAN;
REUBEN BUMPUS, b. March 22, 1760, Sharon, CT. [Recent research indicated his birth place may have been Cornwall CT.].The above information was compiled from the Lynn Albert "Bumpus Genealogy Compilation" in which he states: "Copyrights for this documentation have purposely not been applied for. My feeling is that the information contained herein is for the use of any person mentioned or whatsoever is related by bloodline to use, as they wish, for genealogy purposes only, without restriction. LAB 1986"

1 comment:

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

"And they call the wind Mariah..."

Very pretty old Western song...really old...I'm dating myself...LOL...

You are such a good detective of your ancestors! I love how the name Bompasse changed...and changed...and changed!

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