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John Watson Brumfield (1717 - 1781)

John Watson Brumfield
Born in Virginiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 64 in York Co., South Carolinamap
Profile last modified | Created 25 Oct 2011
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John Brumfield was a Virginia colonist.

John Watson Brumfield was born about 1720 and died about November 22, 1781.

1746 - "He patented 400 acres of land in Goochland County, Virginia...1746 Tithe List for Goochland County, Virginia...On 1-31-1752, (John) Watson Brumfield bought 400 acres of land in Amelia County, Virginia where he resided.

1759 - In 1759 Prince Edward County, Virginia April court, JOHN WATSON BRUMFIELD was sued by George Lumpkin for trespass...

1761 - On 3-6-1761, Watson sold his 400 acre home place in Prince Edward County, Virginia to William Penix for 50 pounds current money. P.E. Co. DB 2:3...

1769 - In 1769, Watson Brumfield, Sr. moved to adjoining Johnston County, North Carolina, apparently to one of his properties that was by then part of that county. Watson and his son Charles both owned land on Beaver Dam Creek in Wake County, North Carolina...

1770 - In 1770...was charged in Orange County with owing 25 pounds to Edmund Fanning... His former 200 acre tract in Orange County was seized, and sold at auction...

1772 - On July 3, 1772, (John) Watson Brumfield received a land grant in Craven County, South Carolina in the High Hills of Santee, later Sumpter County, consisting of 200 acres on both sides of Green Swamp, branch of Black River...

1775 - Watson Brumfield, Sr. - Signer of the list Members of The Revolutionary Ass. for the Public Defense, South Carolina Association...

(John) Watson Brumfield died before 11-22-1781, the date Charles Brumfield applied to Camden District, South Carolina court to be administrator of succession."[1][2]

"BRUMFIELD, Watson, Patriot, SC, b ca 1720, d bef 1790, York Co, SC, m unk; ch, Watson, Jr, b ca 1767; Ezekial, b ca 1774; Richard, b 1779; Charles, m Lucy; Jesse; John, b 27 Jun 1750; Susamah, b 1743, m John Gaulden, 1759."[3]

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  1. John Watson Brumfield on Tripod
  2. John watson Brumfield, extracted from Brumfield Histories, by Albert Ray Brumfield and Dell Magee Clawson[1].
  3. Fairfield Genealogical Society Newlsetter, p. 4, 1995, Vol. 8, No. 2. Abstracts from Mississippi DAR Application Records. [2]


Research Notes

  • Possible brother and grandfather, "Tithe List 1749 same county, shows MOSES BRUMFIELD listed in or with the household of Captain John Watson, (Jr.) who perhaps was his grandfather. Prior to 1746, neither the Brumfields nor the Watsons appear on the Tithe Lists for Goochland County. Moses Brumfield continues to appear on the Tithe Lists with Captain John Watson's household thru 1749. We had long considered Moses Brumfield to be our ancestor,but now feel that he and our ancestor (John) Watson Brumfield were brothers, perhaps grandsons of Captain John Watson, Jr. Moses's will, dated 8-29-1758, shows his son Watson to be very young, too young to be the same (John) Watson Brumfield, father of our Revolutionary War ancestor, Charles Brumfield." John watson Brumfield, extracted from Brumfield Histories, by Albert Ray Brumfield and Dell Magee Clawson[3]

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Brumfield-9 and Brumfield-176 are not ready to be merged because: More research required
posted by Michael McCook
Hey Dorothy,

One of the Brumfield Profile managers is going to be at a conference over the weekend where her will see quite a few of our distant Brumfield cousins. He will be sharing WikiTree with them, so I am doing a little work to make some of our profiles a little easier to read.

ANY changes that I do, that you want to change, can be by clicking on the Changes tab at the top of page and reverting the changes.


posted by Mags Gaulden

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