Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Missing facts

I have been searching for a while trying to find out where Major Brumfield died and how to connect Major Brumfield and his son William.

The genealogy is supposedly this.

James Brumfield married to Peshee Sutton
his son
James Brumfield married to Elizabeth Watson
his son
Major Brumfield married to Ann.  Some say Cobb or Cobbs, but I have not found proof of her last name.
his son
William Brumfield married to Polly Butler
his son
Isaac Brumfield married to Letitia Mayhew
his son
Vincent Brumfield married to Mildred Bobbitt
his son
John Foreman Brumfield married to Eliza Dalton
his daughter
Velma Brumfield married to Ira Lee Dalton

I have no documentation for the first two Brumfield's connection.  I have a  copy of a deed connecting Major as James's son which was recorded in Amelia County.  I have no documentation proving that William is Major's son.  I have no documentation proving that Isaac is William's son.  Everything is proved after Isaac.  I have all the proof of Vincent, John and Velma.  This looks pretty pitiful, but there has to be proof out there somewhere.  It just will take longer than I thought.   All this information has been documented in several family stories, but I will need the right documents not just heresay.  I think that I will back track and start with Isaac.  I know that he is buried in Pittsylvania County.  I believe that there may be a chance that both William and Major moved to Kentucky or Tennessee.  Several members of their family had moved there earlier and Major may have sold all his property in Pittsylvania County before moving away.

More later.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

More Amelia County, Virginia Deeds

Amelia County Deed Book 11 Page 144
This indenture made this twenty seventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty nine between Henry Yarborough of the County of Buckingham of the one part and Major Brumfield of the County of Amelia of the other part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds current money of Virginia to be paid in hand to the said Henry Yarborough and his heirs the receipt whereof he the said Henry Yarborough and his heirs hath bargained and sold and by these present doth bargain sell confirm and forever make over unto the aforesaid Major Brumfield and his heirs forever one certain Tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres more or less situate and being in the County of Amelia lying on the Branches of Sandy Creek bounded as follows beginning at a corner White Oak at William Farley’s line, thence along Seays line to the head of the Spring Branch, thence along Sowel’s line down the said Branch as it meanders to Sandy Creek, thence along Holt’s (could be Hall) line up Sandy Creek as it meanders to Forster’s line thence along Forsters line to Jarrett Johnson’s line, thence along Johnson’s line to Farley line, thence along Farley’s line to the Beginning.  To have and to hold to possess and enjoy the said land and premises in fee simple and all the appurtenances  there unto belonging and he the said Henry Yarborough and his Heirs forever the said land and premises to the said Major Brumfield and his Heirs forever doth warrant and defend from the claim of any person or persons whomsoever to the said Major Brumfield and his Heirs.  In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year above written.
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presents of William Pillow, Gerrard Johnson and Peter Farley  Signed  Henry L Yarborough

Memo that on the twenty seventh day of November 1769 peaceable and quiet possession of the within land and premises were given by the within named Henry Yarborough to the within mentioned Henry Brumfield  (I believed that this was in error and should have said Major.  Maybe there is a chance that his name was Major Henry Brumfield.  I don’t know. Signed Henry L. Yarborough his mark in presence of William Pillow, Gerrard Johnson and Peter Farly. 
At Court held for Amelia County the 22nd Day of March 1770 this indenture and the memorandum thereon endorsed were proved by the solemn affirmation of Gerrard Johnson a Quaker and the oath of Peter Farley two of the Witnesses thereto and at another court held for the said county the 28th day of June following the same was fully proved by the oath of William Pillow another witness thereto and ordered to be recorded.

Test John Pride DC

Friday, November 1, 2013

Thomas Henry Brumfield

This is a picture of Thomas Henry Brumfield.  My Aunt Judy sent this to me.  It was given to her by Virginia Brumfield and by the article (I don't know what publication.)  it was contributed by Dean Ab-Hough of North Carolina.

He is buried in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, but I don't know where.  Apparently his wife is buried in the same place.  He is the brother of Vincent Brumfield.  They are the sons of Isaac Brumfield.  He married Eliza Ann Midkiff.  I checked the census of 1850 and he was at home with his mother Letty and his sisters and brothers which included Vincent and Henry.  I can't find him in the 1860 census.  He would have been 24.  Could he have moved with his family to Ohio.  I will check and see.  He is the younger brother of Vincent.
I found a Thomas H. Brumfield and Byrd Brumfield that enlisted in the US Army during the civil war.  They were living in Russian River, Northern District of California.  I don't think this is him.  I found a 1860 Federal Census for a George Brumfield living with his wife Ann in California.  They had two older boys that were Thomas and Byrd Brumfield.  I think these are the two that enlisted in US Army.  They may have been cousins.  George Brumfield was from Virginia and his wife Ann was from Ohio.  You can't beat that coincidence.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Major Brumfields and others

This week I went to Culpeper County Va Courthouse to look for information about Major Brumfield's marriage to Ann Cobbs.  I am sorry to say I could not find a thing.  I looked in will books, deed books, minute books.  If there was an old book out there I looked at it.  So I think it is safe to say that I will have to look elsewhere for Major Brumfield's marriage.  I just hope I can find it.  I also visited the Culpeper County Museum and the Culpeper County Library.  I didn't find any information at the Museum, but I did buy three books.   The books were An 18th Century Perspective:Culpeper County Compiled and Edited by Mary Stevens Jones, Early Churches of Culpeper County, Virginia: Colonial and Ante-Bellum Congregations by Arthur Dicken Thomas Jr, and Angus McDonald Green and Culpeper A Virginia County's History through 1920 by Eugene M. Scheel.  While they might not help with my Brumfield family genealogy; hopefully, they will help with another.
Culpeper County was cut off from Orange County in 1748.  There is a possibility that he might be there.  But first I want to visit Amelia Courthouse where I know he lived for several years.

Monday, August 27, 2012

James Brumfield

It has been quite a long while since I last wrote, but it is my intention to write three posts a week for the next few months and hopefully more.  I began searching my Brumfield relatives this spring.  In my past posts I was working my way backwards, but now I would like to begin with my first direct Brumfield relative James Brumfield that settled in the New World.  Now this does not mean that there were no Brumfields before he came.  This only is the one that I believe to be a direct descendant.  There was a young James Brumfield that came to Jamestown in 1607, but there is no positive proof as to what happened to him.

1.  James Brumfield married to Peshee Sutton.  Immigrants from England to Virginia on March 17, 1672.  They were transported here by Robert Taliaferro to Old Rappahannock County.
Lived in Gloucester County.
Possible Children:
Robert, Martha, Isabel, James, Ann, William

Can I prove these facts, I don't know.

First I went to the Library of Virginia in their Digital Memory Collection.  I found the land patent given to Robert Taliaferro March 17, 1672 conveying acreage to him for transporting colonist to the new world.  Lo and behold, they named  the colonist and in it was the name Peshee Sutton and below her name was James Brumfield.  Another Brumfield is also listed.  I could not distinquish the first name, though.
You can find this patent in the Digital Memory Collection Virginia Land Patents.

So here we have proof that James Brumfield and Peshee Sutton knew each other and they were here in 1672.
The Land was located in Rappahannock County.  There is a possibility that James and Peshee lived in Old Rappahannock when they first arrived.  That county is now extinct and the records are held at Essex County, Virginia.  Old Rappahanock was formed from Lancaster County in 1656 and became extinct in 1692,_Virginia_Genealogy
I looked on this page for information about the Brumfield family and did not find their name listed.

While searching for family ancestry I also looked for the history of the era.  I have attached a link for 1672 below.
During that year England and France declared War on the Netherlands.

Friday, April 27, 2012

George W Brumfield notes

Last year a member of the Brumfield family passed away.  He was George William Brumfield 93.  A native of Jessamine County, Kentucky.  Below is his obituary.

He use to write my Aunt Judy all the time and he would always talk about the Brumfield Genealogy.  She has generously given me his letters and I am going to transcribe them to the best of my ability.

From George Brumfield Letter
John born 1740 son of William left Virginia in 1789 and came to Fayette County, Kentucky with him was the balance of his and Elizabeth Morton's(Elizabeth Morton was the daugher of Samuel and Delphia Morton that lived near Farmville, Va, somewhere around Round Pond.   children:  Obediah  1774,  Sarah Elizabeth 1777, Moses 1783, and John Jr. 1786.  Their two older sons William 1769 and Joel 1771 had already come to Fayette County, Kentucky in 1787.  Only two of the family died here Joel died 1850 and Moses died 1860.  Sarah had married J Gritton.  She died 1806 in Mercer County, Kentucky.
Only Moses' grave is known all the others are buried in unknown graves.
Mercer County, Kentucky
Robert Brumfield's family and descendants.
Obediah b 1785 and wife Nancy Crowe bried in old union graved at Doctor's Fork   near Perryville.  His son James born 1806 buried in Perryville, Kentucky.  These are the cousins to Abraham Lincoln the President the the William 1778 and Nancy Lincoln marriage 1780   of 1801 in Mercer County, Kentucky.

It is believed that Thomas Brumfield came to Jamestown, Virginia in search of his uncle James Brumfield born 1592, who stole his way on Capt John Smith's boat in 1609.  This James(1592) is known as the Cabin Boy and in Jamestown, Capt. John and James applied  for a land grant.  James(1592) was killed by an Indian in 1640

In another letter he stated that the family started in 1672 in Jamestown, Virginia.  James Brumfield born 1647 married Patience Sutton born 1651 in Jamestown and Thomas Brumfield was their only witness to the wedding.  There is no date of death or location.  Robert Brumfield married Susannah Coatran and  James Brumfield married Elizabeth Watson.  Daughter of John watson of Virginia.   John Watson died 1742 and Robt. Brumfield died 1745.  James Brumfield died 1755 near Farmville, Virginia on Sailor Creek.
James and Elizabeth Watson Brumfield had four sons William  (1718-1799) James (1722-1803)  West Virginia, Robert (1724-1794) in Mercer Kentucky and Major Brumfield (1730-1815) Virginia.

More Next Week

Thursday, April 26, 2012

More Brumfield information

More about the Brumfields

Well, I have been searching for Vincent Brumfield in the Civil War and I have got to say that we probably have already found him

I found a Vincent Broomfield in the following site and I have been
researching the 53rd at the following sites:  This is Company G.  There is no mention of a Brumfield or Broomfield in this list.  This article refers to Company I and a notebook kept by Robert Ferguson and some information on Chatham Greys.
While looking for the 53rd information, I found a list of the dead from Pittsylvania County and Danville, Va.  It a terrible long list.

I must admit that I may be spending too much time on this.  If anyone should know for certain what confederate   regiment Vincent Brumfield served, please write.

Also, I am attaching a photo of James Brumfield and his wife.  He went to Ohio and returned, but she did not.