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William Amon Bumgarner[1, 2]

Male 1853 - 1934


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  • Born  25 Aug 1853  , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Census: Federal  19 Jul 1860  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1) Stephen Bumgarner, male age 49, farmer, $500 real estate, $500 personal estate, born in NC, cannot read or write
      2) Rebecca Bumgarner, female age 49, born in NC, cannot read or write
      3) Nelson Bumgarner, male age 24, born in NC
      4) Nancy Bumgarner, female age 21, born in NC, cannot read or write
      5) Lydia Bumgarner, female age 18, born in NC
      6) Wesly Bumgarner, male age 16, born in NC, attended school
      7) Stephen Bumgarner, male age 14, born in NC, attended school
      8) Robert Bumgarner, male age 12, born in NC, attended school
      9) Fanny Bumgarner, female age 10, born in NC, attended school
      10) William Bumgarner, male age 7, born in NC, attended school
      11) Andrew Bumgarner, male age 5, born in NC
    Census: Federal  23 Aug 1870  , Mulberry Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1) Stephen Bumgarner, white male age 59, farmer, $349 real estate, $383 personal estate, born in NC
      2) Rebecca Bumgarner, white female age 59, keeping house, born in NC, cannot read or write
      3) William Bumgarner, white male age 16, farm labor, born in NC, cannot write
      4) Andrew Bumgarner, white male age 15, farm labor, born in NC, cannot read or write
      5) Vilia Beman, white female age 13, domestic servant, born in NC
    Census: Federal  8 Jun 1880  , Reddies River Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1) Wm. A. Bumgarner, head, white male age 26, farmer, born in NC, parents born in NC, rheumatism, cannot write
      2) Nancy A. Bumgarner, wife, white female age 27, keeping house, born in NC, parents born in NC, cannot write
      3) Mary J. Bumgarner, daughter, white female age 7, born in NC
      4) Sillie E. Bumgarner, daughter, white female age 5, born in NC
      5) James F. Bumgarner, son, white male age 3, born in NC
      6) Rebecca M. C. Bumgarner, daughter, female age 10/12, born in NC
    Died  22 Aug 1934  , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Obituary  23 Aug 1934  , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Journal-Patriot 
    • "W. A. Bumgarner Taken By Death
      Succumbed At His Home Near Millers Creek Yesterday; Funeral Friday

      W. A. (Billie) Bumgarner, Sr., well known and highly esteemed resident of the Millers Creek community, died at his home yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, following an illness of several months.

      Mr. Bumgarner was known far and near as a "soapstone" manufacturer. He owned and operated a quarry near his home and his products have found their way into the making of thousands of homes in this section.

      Had he lived until Saturday he would have reached the age of 82 years. He was the last member of a large family of children of the late Stephen and Rebecca Bumgarner. He was married twice, his last wife, who before her marriage, was Miss Camilla Bumgarner, survives. In addition to his wife, he leaves the following children, all of whom are well and favorably known: Mrs. J. A. Rhodes, Millers Creek; J. F. Bumgarner, Halls Mills; Mrs. Lillie Church, Virginia; Mrs. R. J. Brookshire, North Wilkesboro; Mrs. Callie Kilby, Mrs. Luther Nichols and Mrs. Roby Brooks, Wilkesboro Route 1; Dewitt and Willie Bumgarner, Millers Creek; Eugene Bumgarner, North Wilkesboro Route 1.

      Funeral services will be conducted at Friendship Methodist church near Millers Creek on Friday morning at 10 o'clock."
    Name  Bill 
    Occupation  a "soapstone" manufacturer  [2
    Buried  24 Aug 1934  Friendship Church Cemetery, Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I638  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  29 May 2006 

    Father  Stephen Bumgarner,   b. 18 May 1811, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1901, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Rebecca Nichols,   b. 17 Apr 1811, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1887, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  6 Jan 1831  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F152  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Nancy Caroline Cooper,   b. 6 Dec 1851, , Purlear, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1886, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1871  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary J. Bumgarner,   b. Abt 1873, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sallie E. Bumgarner,   b. Abt 1875, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. James F. Bumgarner,   b. Abt 1877, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Rebecca Bumgarner,   b. Apr 1880, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Roby Enoch Bumgarner,   b. 14 Feb 1884, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1906, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  14 Sep 2004 
    Family ID  F1137  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Camilla Bumgarner,   d. Aft 22 Aug 1934 
    Last Modified  1 Sep 2005 
    Family ID  F1510  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Aug 1853 - , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 19 Jul 1860 - , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 23 Aug 1870 - , Mulberry Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1871 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 8 Jun 1880 - , Reddies River Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Aug 1934 - , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Journal-Patriot - 23 Aug 1934 - , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Aug 1934 - Friendship Church Cemetery, Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] A Genealogy of Stephen Bumgarner 1811-1901, Flora B. Friend, (Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Hunter Publishing Company, 1983), 313-316.

    2. [S142] The Journal-Patriot, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, on microfilm, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M 071.756 Jou., obituary for William A. Bumgarner, 23 Aug 1934, page 5.

    3. [S734] 1860 U.S. census, Wilkes County, North Carolina, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), Stephen Bumgarner household, Upper Division - Wilkesboro, dwelling 595, family 592; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M653, roll 918.

    4. [S637] 1870 U.S. census, Wilkes County, North Carolina, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), Stephen Bumgarner household, Mulberry Township, dwelling & family 36, page 336; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M593, roll 1165.

    5. [S70] 1880 U.S. census, Wilkes County, North Carolina, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), Wm. A. Bumgarner household, Reddies River, district 21, dwelling & family 64, page 197D; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T9, roll 987.