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Mumpowers of Grainger Co Tenn

Mumpowers of Grainger Co Tenn

imharrison_1 (View posts)
Posted: 28 Dec 1999 6:17AM GMT
Edited: 23 Jul 2002 5:46PM GMT
I have been researching the family of Jonathan and Jane Mumpower of Grainger Tenn ca 1810. There were several other Mumpowers in this area, Benjamin for one. They came to Tenn from Virginia, perhaps from Washington County. There are some related families, like Gray, from the same area. Jonathan's daughter Mary married a Robert Willis and moved to Randolph Co Indiana. Jane Mumpower is buried there. Is this family familiar to anyone?

Re: Mumpowers of Grainger Co Tenn

Barbara Shine (View posts)
Posted: 26 Nov 2002 9:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mumpower, Gray, Willis, Lamb
Just now checking this site.
Yes, I am a direct descendant of Jonathon Mumpower and Jane Gray. Their daughter Polly (Mary Magdalene) married Robert Willis, their son Thomas married Rebecca Lamb in Randolph co Indiana, etc. etc. They had several children. One son, Benjamin, died in military service in 1815. Would be happy to provide help to any of my interested "cousins".

Re: Mumpowers of Grainger Co Tenn

imharrison11 (View posts)
Posted: 27 Nov 2002 12:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Feb 2003 9:23PM GMT
I would like to have the information you know. I expected that Jane's name was Gray but did not have proof. I have more information on the families that moved to Randolph county, most of it on Benjamin Willis' family. So relieved to know someone else is interested in this family!

Glenna

Re: Mumpowers, Gray, Willis, Lamb family ties

Barbara Shine (View posts)
Posted: 27 Nov 2002 2:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Jane Gray was the daughter of Joseph Gray Sr and wife Mary. They lived in Washington county Virginia. Jonathon was from there as well before moving to Grainger co TN after he and Jane married. No marriage record available, but Peter Mumpower family very prominent in the area at the time with eldest son Henry Mumpower witness to Joseph's will. I recently made contact with a lady who has done extensive genealogy on Gray family and is willing to share. She and husband live in NC. I believe Jonathon may be the son John of Peter Mumpower and mentioned in Peter's will. Joseph's will (d. between Aug 1818 and Aug 1819) mentions daughter Jane Mumpower. Joseph had other children also. One daughter, Catherine, married John Lebow and lived next to Jonathon and Jane in Grainger co TN. What info are you looking for? I've been working on this family line for quite some time. Have Jonathon's military records, will, etc.

Re: Mumpowers of Grainger Co Tenn

John Willis (View posts)
Posted: 29 Nov 2002 3:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Willis
Barbara - I too am interested in your information. I'm descended from Robert Willis. Would you happen to be from the William Shine/Rebecca Willis side of the family?

Re: Mumpowers of Grainger Co Tenn

Barbara Shine (View posts)
Posted: 29 Nov 2002 2:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
John: I sure am. William and Rebecca Shine were my great grandparents. Their son, Jesse was my grandfather, and Jesse and Sarah (Woods) son Luther was my father. Looks like we're cousins. What info are you looking for? My email is b.j.shine@worldnet.att.net. I'd be happy to exchange info.

Re: Mumpowers of Grainger Co Tenn

David Mumbower (View posts)
Posted: 31 Jan 2003 2:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
I too am a direct descendent of Jonathon and Jane Mumpower Their son William Anderson Mumpower was my great,great grandfather David Mumbower

Re: Mumpowers of Grainger Co Tenn

imharrison11 (View posts)
Posted: 10 Feb 2003 3:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Feb 2003 9:23PM GMT
Glad to hear from another cousin. I am glad to trade information with you if you like. Do you know anything of the other children of Jonathan Mumpower and Jane Gray? I am still trying to find proof that their daughter Mary, who married Robert Willis, was the mother of my ggg grandfather Benjamin Willis..

Re: Mumpowers of Grainger Co Tenn

Barbara Shine (View posts)
Posted: 10 Feb 2003 2:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, I have some information on the other children of Jonathon and Jane Mumpower. From Census records, I show your Benjamin was born about 1817 in TN. Since Robert married Mary Mumpower 14 Feb 1816, I assume she is Benjamin's mother. Mary Magdaline (Polly) Mumpower was Robert's second wife. Mary is shown as the mother of my Thomas Willis born in 1828 so that's a pretty good indication that Benjamin and Thomas had the same mother. Ironcially Robert's first wife's name was Mary (Blair) also, however she was the widow of Eli McVey and died duriing childbirth while married to Robert, when she gave birth to Eli Willis 24 Jan 1815. Feel free to email me if you have other questions. By the way, I lost track of Benjamin after the 1880 census in Randolph county Indiana. What happened to him from there? Thanks.

Re: Mumpowers of Grainger Co Tenn

John Willis (View posts)
Posted: 12 Feb 2003 12:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Willis, Mumpower, Gray, McVay, McVeigh
Barbara - my long lost cousin - you've made my day/month/year.

Robert Willis was my GGGGG GrandFather. I knew that he was married to Mary (Blair) but didn't know what happened to her or her first? husband. In one posting you answered several questions.

Thank you so much.

By the way, you wouldn't happen to know who Robert's father was do you?

Thank
John Willis
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