Reuben Bumpus b. 1860 in Sharon,CT. He was a descendant of Edouad Bompasse, known as Edward Bumpas in the Colonies, who came as a French Huguenot from England on the Ship Fortune in 1621, first ship after the Mayflower.
Reuben singed his name with an X.
Reuben married Phoebe Gibbs, probably in Burn, but had no issue.
Reuben Bumpus served 5 hitches in the Rev War and saw action in the battles of Bennington and Saratoga.
He lived in Little Hoosic NY, (now Petersburg) which was in East Manor, prior to moving to Berne. His Brother, Frederick moved to lot 250, Rensselaerville NY, which is also in West Manor. He moved to PA shortly after 1800 and founded the town of Bumpville PA.
He died in 1849.
Sources: History of Bradford County, PA National archives Rev War muster roles and Pension application.