1871 - 1951 (80 years)
||Dora Bumstead |
||Feb 10, 1871
||Hardin county, Texas, USA
||Mar 26, 1951
||Silsbee, Hardin county, Texas, USA 
- Death certificate: Dora WIESS; parents: M.W. BUMSTEAD (NY) and Jane CRAVEY (GA); informant: W.S. WIESS (her son).
||Bumstead Cemetery, East Walton Road, Lumberton, Hardin county, Texas, USA
- William died two years after they married, leaving Jessie 14 months old and William Simon Jr. yet unborn. Dora's mother, Jane Cravey Bumstead, was still living but she was also widowed, so Dora's brother, Henry, helped Dora care for her two infant children. Even though he only had one arm, he would come and plow the fields for Dora and help her with the cows.
1900 Census Hardin county, Texas, 2nd pct, p. 256B dwelling household 221/230
Wiess, Dora, head, W, F, Feby, 1871, 28 yrs old, widowed, TX, , NT, FL
" , Jessie, daughter, W, F, Sept, 1892, 7, TX, TX, TX
" , Willie S., son, M, W, May, 1894, 6, TX, TX, TX
Living with her is her mother, Jane Cravey Bumstead, listed as dwelling 221, household 229. Jane is listed as W, F, 71, b. Florida with no birth dates and no place of birth for her parents.
Living next to her on one side is her brother, Henry Bumstead and on the other side is Richard Call (40, b. MO) and wife Mary with son Toni and daughters Allie and Beulah. Next door to Henry Bumstead and family is the family of their sister Olia Bumstead Fairchild and next door to that is the household (218/226) of another sister, Ella Bumstead Mitchell.
1910 census, Hardin county, Texas, e.d. 26, sheet 1-B
enumerated April 16, 1910, lines 66-69
Wise, Dora, head, F, W, 39, widowed, 2 children, 2 living, TX, NJ, SC
" , Jessie, dau, 17, single, TX, TX, TX
" , Willie S., son, 15, single, TX, TX, TX
Bumstead, Jane, mother, 83, widowed, 1 child, 1 living, SC, SC, SC
||Apr 26, 2016 |
||Mourad Whitfield Bumstead, b. Feb 12, 1811, Hempstead, Queens county, Long Island, New York, USA , d. May 17, 1887, Fletcher, Hardin county, Texas, USA (Age 76 years) |
||Jane Cravey, b. Jul 03, 1829, Georgia, USA , d. Jul 11, 1912, Hardin county, Texas, USA (Age 83 years) |
||May 11, 1848
||Jefferson county, Texas, USA
- They were on the 1860 Hardin county census, p. 338, Concord P.O..
In 1908, T.J. Russell, a long-time resident of Jefferson County, wrote that "Murad W. Bumstead lived on the west side of Village Creek, near Cook's ferry". Later, in the same piece, he wrote "Down on Village creek lived at the old Cook Ferry, Capt. James Chesher; then Murad W. Bumstead on the West side of the creek and near him was Job Foster".
Byron and Ezra died in a diphtheria epidemic in 1869.
1860, TX, Hardin cty, Concord PO, (M653-1296, 338)
June 28, 1860, lines 29-35, HH 67
Morad BUMSTEAD, 49, M, farmer, 830, 290, NJ
Jane BUMSTEAD, 30, F, Geo
Joseph BUMSTEAD, 10, M, Texas
Jacob BUMSTEAD, 8, M, do
Morad BUMSTEAD, 4, M, do
Byron BUMSTEAD, 2, M, do
Ezra BUMSTEAD, 11/12, M, do
1870 census, Hardin county, Concord, TX, pct 2; p. 460B, (M593-1589, p.460)
July 8, 1870, HH 130/130
BUMSTEAD, M.W., 59, M, W, Farmer, NJ
BUMSTEAD, Jane, 40, F, W, Keeping House, Georgia
BUMSTEAD, Joseph, 20, M, W, Farm Hand, Texas
BUMSTEAD, Jacob, 18, M, W, Farm Hand, Texas
BUMSTEAD, Morad, 14, M, W, Farm Hand, Texas
BUMSTEAD, Henry, 4, M, W, Texas
BUMSTEAD, Olia, 7, F, W, Texas
BUMSTEAD, Ella, 1, F, W, Texas
1880 census, TX, Hardin cty ,e.d. 29 p. 15, (T9-1308,422C)
June 18, 1880, lines 10-22, HH 113/119
Bumstead, M.W., W, M, 69, farmer, NJ, NY, NY
BUMSTEAD, Jane, W, F, 50, wife, keepinghouse, GA, GA, GA
BUMSTEAD, Joseph P, 30, son, farmer, TX, NJ, GA
BUMSTEAD, Henry, 15, son, farmer
BUMSTEAD, Ellen, 10, daughter, at home
BUMSTEAD, Dora, 8, daughter
BUMSTEAD, Mary E, 28, dau-in-law, at home (Mary Johnson, wife of Joseph, above)
BUMSTEAD, Beulah E, 9, g-dau
BUMSTEAD, ?Joseph?, 8, g-son
BUMSTEAD, Cave J, 9, g-son
BUMSTEAD, Olia, 4, g-dau
BUMSTEAD, Margret J, 3, d-dau
BUMSTEAD, Ida G?, ?/12, b. Oct, g-dau
lines 23-24, same home, different family HH 113/121
FAIRCHILD, Henry, W, M, 28, lumberman, TX, MS, LA
FAIRCHILD, Olia, 19, wife, keepinghouse, TX, NJ, GA
Mourad died in 1887. In 1900, Jane is living with her daughter, Dora Wiess (dwelling 221, households 229 and 230, 1900 Census Hardin county, Texas, 2nd pct, p. 256B). Next door is her son Herman.
||Willie Simon Wiess, b. Jun 20, 1862, Wiess Bluff, Jasper county, Texas, USA , d. Nov 14, 1893, Hooks Switch, Hardin county, Texas, USA (Age 31 years) |
||Dec 21, 1891
||Sharon, Hardin county, Texas, USA 
- Notation in their family Bible: "Married Dec. 23rd 1891 at Sharon Hardin Co. Tex Dora Bumstead to Willie S. Wiess of Beaumont Texas"
|+||1. Jessie Wiess, b. Sep 24, 1892, Hooks Switch, Hardin county, Texas, USA , d. Nov 30, 1970, Port Arthur, Jefferson county, Texas, USA (Age 78 years)|
|+||2. Willie Simon Wiess, II, b. May 14, 1894, Hardin county, Texas, USA , d. Oct 03, 1952, Kountze, Hardin county, Texas, USA (Age 58 years)|
- [S79] Gedcom - Bennett, Lynn.
- [S561] Death Certificate.
- [S83] Pioneer Reminiscences of Jefferson County, GC 976.514506 RUS.
- [S143] Bible of Dora Bumstead and Willie W. Wiess.