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John Brumfield (1768 - 1845)

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John Brumfield
Born in Orange County, North Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of and [half]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Washington Parish, Louisianamap
Profile last modified | Created 25 Oct 2011 | Last significant change: 11 Mar 2019
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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.[1]

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.[2]

….. 1 John Brumfield b: Abt. 1768 ….. + Margaret Kelly b: 1772 NC

Children of John and Margaret Kelly Brumfield

  1. William Brumfield b: 1790 SC
  2. Lucy Brumfield b: 1792 York, South Carolina + Barksdale Statham
  3. Willis Brumfield b: 1794 York, South Carolina + Nancy Virginia Holmes b: 1797 Georgia, USA
  4. David Brumfield b: 1795 York, SC+ Cynthia Holmes
  5. Charles Brumfield b: 01 Jan 1796 SC +Harriet Knight
  6. Ridley Brumfield b: 1798 SC+ Susanna Statham
  7. Isaac Brumfield b: 09 March 1801 SC + Elizabeth Holmes
  8. James Brumfield b: 1803 SC + Leah
  9. Elijah Brumfield b: 1805 SC+ Charlotte Temple Ott b: 1815 LA
  10. Jesse Brumfield b: 01 March 1807 SC+ Hannah Youngblood b: Abt. 1807 Georgia
  11. Alexander Brumfield b: 1811 York, SC + Anna
  12. Nathaniel Brumfield b: 1813 LA+ Charlotte Temple Ott b: 1815 LA
  13. John Wilson Brumfield b: 1816 LA + Cindyrella Lanier


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.

Further research:

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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  1. Potter, Dorothy Williams. Passports of Southeastern Pioneers 1770 – 1823
  3. Entered by Dorothy McCardle, Oct 25, 2011

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