Tuesday, March 13, 2012
More Brumfield news
I am checking out the Pension Applications for the Revolutionary War for any Brumfields that I might find and abstracting them.
Robert Brumfield of King William County, Virginia National Archives Catalogue No. 300022
He was eighty years old at the time of the application on January 28, 1832
He first enlisted in 1776 or 1777. He doesn't remember exactly which year. The first time he enlisted at Major Burheel's Mill under Captain William Quarles of King William County, Virginia. They started out a Little York, then New Kent County, Virginia and then Hillsborough, NC. He was present at Gate's defeat and marched back to Little York. He was discharged after that and he returned home, but he was drafted again in to the militia under Captain Richard Dabney on January 5, 1781. They marched to Holt's Ferry, Williamsburg and then Portsmouth. He returned home after a few months and was drafted again on May 5, 1781 under Captain William Quarles. They marched to Four Mile Creek below Richmond City, Malvern Hills on the James River then Charles City. He then went home again and was drafted again under Captain Abrahams. They met at Frazier's Ferry went on to New Kent County and then Ware Church in Gloucester County. He served under the following Major and Colonels. Major Armistead, Colonel Holt Richeson, Colonel Taylor, Colonel Ennis and Colonel Dabney.
He states that his brother William enlisted before he did, but they served in the same regiment together. Robert was born in Cumberland County, Virginia and moved to King William County, Virginia when he was six years old.
Pension Application witnessed and notarized by Richard Willeroy who was also the Justice of the Peace of King William County, Thomas W. S. Gregory and Robert Myrick.