Charles Brumfield

Charles Brumfield (aft. 1745 - 1826)

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Charles Brumfield
Born after in Prince Edward Co., Virginiamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Fishing Creek, York Co., South Carolinamap
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Biography Charles Brumfield birth 1745 Prince Edward, Virginia death September 26 1826 Fishing Creek York District, South Carolina Charles is in Orange County, North Carolina circa 1759 with his parents. Marriage Lucy (Smith / unknown) birth 1745 marriage 1764 near Orange, North Carolina death 1786 - 1800 York County, South Carolina census.

Charles Brumfield served North Carolina Revolution Wake County North Carolina

Charles 2nd marriage was to Elizabeth Patton (the same name of Charles's mother)

Children (8) Charles Brumfield 1766 - 1835 John Brumfield 1769 – 1835 m/Margaret Kelly Mary Brumfield 1770 – m/ Captain George Massey James Brumfield c1775 - 1823 Charity Brumfield 1777 – 1853-60 m/Thomas Neely Isaac Brumfield 1780 – 1810 m/Elizabeth (Gaugh or Barkley) Elizabeth Brumfield 1780 – 1876 m/ _McCorkle Jesse Brumfield 1786 – 1852 m/ Mary _

"Will of Charles Brumfield, York District, South Carolina Will Book G, pp. 203-206: Will of Charles Brumfield of District of York. To my beloved wife Elizabeth Brumfield all that tract of land whereon I now live on Fishing Creek in the district aforesaid, with all the appurtenances, and a Negro slave named Roary and a slave named Tom, a Negro woman slave named Hannah and a Negro woman slave Sue, which slaves belonged to her before our intermarriage, also my two mares old Bet, young Bet and young Bet's two colts. A plantation on Fishing Creek adj. the land whereon I now reside and James BRIANT, George DAVIS, being the tract which I lately purchased from William Martin, 330acres, to be sold at publick sale to the highest bidder. To my son son JAMES BRUMFIELD of the state of George #300, from the sales of the land, etc. To my granddaughter the daughter of my late son ISACC BRUMFIELD deceased, the Christian name of which said child I understand to be Caroline, $600 when she arrives at the age of 21 or marries. All the rest of my estate to be divided amongst my children Elizabeth MCCOKLE, John BRUMFIELD, Charity NEELY, James Brumfield, Mary Massey, and Jesse BRUMFIELD. I appoint my son Charles BRUMFIELD (LS).WIT: Robert CLENDINEN< John FEEMSTER, Hugh B. DAVIDSON. The above will was dated 1815 and probated 24 April 1826. Since Charles appears in the 1820 census, he would have had to die after the census and before April 24, 1826.

Addition Research by Barbara Carter, Christopher Beard and Dell Magee Clawson after the publication of Clawson's book "Fields of broom - John Brumfield and Margaret Kelly their ancestors and descendants.



Charles was born after 1745. Charles Brumfield ... He passed away before 1815. [1]

Charles Brumfield was born circa 1745-1755, probably in Prince Edward County, Virginia. He died in early 1826 in York County, South Carolina. His will was dated 1815 and probated April 24, 1826. Charles married 1) Lucy or Lucinda _________, mother of the children listed. Before November 1781, Charles married 2) Elizabeth Patton, sister of John and David Patton, by whom he had no children.

On at least 2 occasions, Charles sold supplies to the North Carolina Military. See Revolutionary War Accounts in the North Carolina Department of Archives and History: Volume XIV, page 13, folio 1, and Volume V, page 2, folio 1.

Charles was living in Wake County, North Carolina, when his father, (John) Watson Brumfield died in November 1781. Apparently he lived in North Carolina until 1789, at which time he, some of his children, and the Kellys, moved to York County, South Carolina.

His home was on Fishing Creek, York County, South Carolina, which was purchased from William Martin in 1807, adjoining land that he already owned. His second wife Elizabeth left a will that was probated 7-2-1834, leaving her estate to her side of the family, indicating that none of the Brumfield children were her own.[2]

Charles was a member of the Catawba Baptist Church, located between Catawba and Rock Hill, South Carolina. The church was aso called Ellison's Creek or Catawba River in its early years. Charles was a church messenger to the association meetings in 1796 and 1797. In one of the meetings, Charles presented the recommendations of his congregation, that a certain minister be censured because of subject matter in his sermons. [3]

Revolutionary War Service

"BRUMFIELD, Charles, Patriot, NC, b ca 1745, Prince Edw. Co, VA, d aft 26 Sep 1815, m (1) Lucy, (2) Elizabeth; ch, James; Isaac, b ca 1780, prob York Co, SC, d bef 1815, Washington Parish, LA, m bef 23 Dec 1807, wf Elizabeth; ch, Elizabeth, m McCorkle; John, m Margaret Kelly; Charity, m Thomas Neely; Mary Jesse, m Mary."[4]


  1. Entered by Dorothy McCardle, Oct 25, 2011
  2. extracted from BRUMFIELD HISTORIES by Albert Ray Brumfield and Dell Magee Clawson
  3. From "South Carolina Baptists, 1670-1805" by Leah Townsend.
  4. Fairfield Genealogical Society Newsletter, p. 4, 1995, Vol. 8, No. 2. Abstracts from Mississippi DAR Application Records.[1]

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