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