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Lynda Byrne The town of Wareham, Ma. has been home to the Bumpus family for over 300 years. John & Jacob, were 2 of the 12 children of Edouard Bompasse, who came to Plymouth in 1621 on the Fortune. In the late 1600s, they and their families settled in what was then Rochester. John owned the large tracts of land that were known later as the 4 Great Sea Lots; land that was inherited by his sons and encompassed what is now the entire center of Wareham. John & Jacob were the owners of several grain and saw mills, having dammed the rivers to provide power. They were responsible for the building of many homes in the town, many of which still stand today. Both Jacob and John died just before Wareham was separated from Rochester and incorporated in 1739. Today, there are hundreds of Bumpus (and Bump) families nationwide who descend from this French Huegonot line.
Dec 01, 2002 · posted to the surname Bumpus