Name: Kendall VanHook Bumpass 1
Name: Kendal V. Bumpas
Birth: 6 NOV 1809 in Tennessee 1
Residence: 1870 Paynes Creek, Tehama, California 2 1
_HEIG: 6 ft. 1 in.
Medical Information: Slender build
Death: 1885 1
Name: K V Bumpass 2
Birth: 1814 in Tennessee 2
Resided near Lassen Volcanic National Park,
CA. In Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA there is a Bumpass mountai n and a hot
spring area also known as Bumpass Hell. The mountain and the hot sprin g area was
named for Kendall VanHook Bumpass, a cowboy and early settler in tha t region who is
reputed to have discovered the hot springs area.
The story of its discovery has been related as follows: One day whil e searching
for strayed cattle, Bumpass rode into the small valley containing th e boiling pools and
mud pots. Dismounting to examine the phenomena, Bumpass broke throug h the crust at
the edge of the pool and scalded his foot. He was late returning to th e cow camp andupon being
questioned as to where he had been, Bumpass is reputed to have
replied, "Boys, I have been to Hell", hence the name Bumpass Hell.
Near Little Hot Springs Valley is Bumpass Hell, which is a hydrotherma lly altered geothermal area that spans 16 acres (65,000 mē) and has ho t springs, fumaroles, and mud pots. Never part of Mount Tehema's mai n vent, Bumpass Hell is the result of fissures that tap the volcanic h eat (which is thought to be a cooling mass of andesite, perhaps thre e miles (5 km) below the surface).
It is named after Kendall Vanbook Bumpass, a cowboy who worked in th e Lassen area in the 1860s. One day Bumpass stumbled upon the area an d his leg was badly scalded when it broke though a thin crust abov e a mud pot. He told his friends and townspeople about it, describin g it as "hell." A newspaper editor was interested in the story and con vinced Bumpass to take him to this place. Unfortunately, Bumpass' le g broke through the crust again - this time it had to be amputated.
Father: Augustine Bumpass b: 12 APR 1768 in North Carolina
Mother: Eunice Morse b: 24 DEC 1780 in North Carolina, United States
Pamela b: 1817 in Tennessee, USA
- Thomas Bumpas
- Amanda Bumpass b: 1835 in Tennessee
- Zula S Bumpass
- Linnie Bumpass
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Text: Record for Kendall V Bumpass
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Title: 1870 United States Federal Census
Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2 009;
<ul><li>1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA micro film publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archive s and Records Administration, n.d.</li><li>Minnesota censu s schedules for 1870. NARA microfilm publication T132, 13 rolls. Washi ngton, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.</li ></ul>
Text: Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [ database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003 .Original data - 1870.<li>United States. Ninth Census of the Uni ted States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Admin istration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. <li>Minnesota. Minnesota Cen sus Schedules for 1870. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Record s Administration. T132, RG29, 13 rolls. Paynes Creek, Tehama, Californ ia, post office Red Bluff, roll 92, page 167, image 333.