John was born in 1768. John Brumfield ... He passed away in 1835.
John Brumfield was born c 1768. John’s father was Charles Brumfield. John Brumfield married Margaret Kelly. They had 13 children born in South Carolina and Louisiana.
On November 11, 1811 a passport was issued by the governor of Georgia to John Brumfield with his wife, 11 children and 3 Negroes from York District, South Carolina to travel through the Indian Nations to the Western Country. This indicates that they traveled overland to their destination, the Bogue Chitto River in Saint Tammany (later Washington) Parish, Louisiana. Their youngest son Alexander was less than a year old. They traveled with the families of Benjamin Youngblood and Major Benjamin Bickham. Probably widow Elizabeth Gaulden Boatner and her two children were in the caravan.
John and Peggy settled on the west bank of the Bogue Chitto River, just north of Bonner's Creek. John received Patent or Headright to 641 acres at Section 43, Township 3 South, Range 10 East. This is 3 miles south of the Franklinton Bridge, approximately 2 miles south of the Historical Marker noting the location of the first school house in Washington Parish.
The 1820 census of Washington Parish, Louisiana lists: JOHN BRUMFIELD: Males 0-10 (4), Males 10-16 (2), Males 16-26 (3), Males 45 & up (1), Females 26-45 (1), Slaves (14).
The 1830 census of Washington Parish, Louisiana lists: JOHN BRUMFIELD: Males 20-30 (3), Males 60-70 (1), Females 60-70 (1), Slaves (24).
John Brumfield died in 1834, and the place was sold to cousin FLEMING BRUMFIELD, evidenced by Fleming's 1835 mortgage, among the Lyman Briggs Papers in the Covington, Louisiana courthouse. In the 1840 census, NATHANIEL BRUMFIELD had living in his home a female age 70-80, who surely was Peggy. We assume John and Peggy are buried near where they lived.
….. 1 John Brumfield b: Abt. 1768 ….. + Margaret Kelly b: 1772 NC
Children of John and Margaret Kelly Brumfield
Burial: John Brumfield Homestead Cemetery Franklinton Washington Parish Louisiana, USA Plot: West Bank of the Bogue Chitto River, just north of Bonner Creek. Section 43, Township 3 South, Range 10 East. This is 3 miles South of the Franklinton Bridge approximately 2 miles South of the Historical Marker noting location of the first school house.
Whitman Smith, Elisabeth. "Occupants of Catawba Indian Land of York District, South Carolina Taken from Deed Books A - F 1786 - 1807." South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research. XIII.No. 1 (Winter 1985): 76 - 82. 19 October 1802; Andrew Townsend purchased land from Thomas Knox adjoining land owned by Charles Brumfield.
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