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.
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