Frederick was born in May of 1764, Cornwall, Sharon, CT to Edward Bumpus and Susannah Dean. Frederick was a 5th generation American. His Bumpus ancestors descended from Edouad Bompasse, who came to America in 1621 on the Ship Fortune the first ship after the Mayflower.
Frederick's education was likely minimal, as he could spell his name but not well.
Frederick's marriage location is not known,nor is the name of his wife, but he was likely married in Rensselaerville where his first three known children were born. These children were:
- James D. Bumpus (b. 1792, Rensselaerville)
- Reuben Bumpus (b. abt 1800 Rensselaerville)
- Mariah Bumpus (b. 1803 Rensselaerville)
In June of 1781, Frederick was drafted into the Continental Army for 1 month and again in April of 1882. He served under Marinas Willott in the Mohawk Valley until the end of 1882, primarily as a scout. His brother Reuben served five hitches in the Revolutionary War and was in the battles of Bennington and Saratoga.
Frederick moved to Rensselaerville with his brother, Reuben, from their fathers farm at Little Hoosick, now Petersburg in East Manor, Rensselaer County, NY. where they lived from 1773. In Rensselaerville he leased Lot 250 consisting of 159 1/2 acres, on November 7, 1783 and again November 29, 1797, where he farmed. In 1807, Frederick moved on, working as a farm hand around upstate New York until he settled in Richland County, Ohio.
- Bible Records of Selastial Bumpus
- Rev War Pension Records
- New York State Militia records
- Daughters of the American Revolution
- U.S. Census Records
- Rensselaerwick Manor Lease Records.