Harvey, Clarissa 1

Birth Name Harvey, Clarissa
Gender female
Age at Death 88 years, 2 months, 17 days


Long thought that her maiden name was Weaver based on Mary Smith Orcutt's listed parents in her death certificate, informant her son. I find this highly unlikely and cannot connect her to any known Weaver family in Cortland or Chautauqua. Instead, she marries Lyman Bumpus, widower, whose first wife was Content Ferrin. Her mother, Clarissa Harvey, lives with them in 1860. In the 1855 State Census Clarissa Smith says she was born in Cortland Co, NY and came to Chautauqua in 1823. In the same census, her mother says she came to Chautauqua in 1824. I conclude she was a Harvey. Confirmed that a descendant has DNA matches to Harvey/Gardner descendants.

Living in:
1840 Arkwright, NY
1850 Arkwright, NY (as C Smith)
1860 Hanover, NY (as Clarrissa Bumpas)
1870 Northwood, Worth, IA (living with William Smith as "C Bumpas")
1880 Grant, Cerro Gordo Co, IA



Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1808-05-21 Cortland, NY    
Death 1896-08-07 Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa   2a
Burial   Grant Township, Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Ia    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Harvey, Bethuel1775-09-001843-12-28
Mother Gardner, Clarissa1777-04-191861
         Harvey, Clarissa 1808-05-21 1896-08-07


Family of Smith, William C and Harvey, Clarissa

Married Husband Smith, William C ( * 1814-11-13 + 1848-09-01 )

Home in 1840 : Arkwright, Chautauqua, New York
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1850 United States Federal Census > New York > Chautauqua > Arkwright
C Smith 41 F
Mary A 12 F
Bethuel 10 M
Warren H 8 M
Lucina 5 M
Wm L 3 M
==> Note: No Ephraim!

New York, State Census, 1855 about Ephraim B Smith
Residence: Arkwright, Chautauqua, New York, USA
Clarisa Smith 46
Mary Ann Smith 17
Ephraim B Smith 15
Warren H Smith 12
Lucina Smith 10
William L Smith 8
Warren F Rundel 2

The family seems to have split up by 1860:
Clarissa marries Lyman Bumpas - no children in 1860
William and Mary in Worth County, IA
Warren's in Cortland Co, NY were already there in 1850.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Smith, Mary Ann1837-05-171906-05-24
Smith, Ephraim Bethuelabout 18401864-05-01
Smith, Warren H.about 18421882
Smith, Lucinda Aabout 1845-06-00between 1920 and 1930
Smith, William Lester1847-03-251891-07-09

Family of Bumpus, Lyman and Harvey, Clarissa

Married Husband Bumpus, Lyman ( * 1804 + ... )

Home in 1860: Hanover, Chautauqua, New York
Clarissa is not with Lyman who is still in Hanover, NY


Type Value Notes Sources
AFN 496T-M3

Source References

  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Ancestral File (R)
  2. various: Find A Grave
      • Citation:

        Tombstone does NOT say Orcutt. 2 Find A Grave entries - this is the more correct one: