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William Wirt Brumfield Sr (1786 - 1833)

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William Wirt Brumfield Sr
Born in Stoney Creek, Montgomery, Virginiamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Wolf Creek, Cabell, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Aug 2012
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Contents

Biography

William Wirt BRUMFIELD was born about 1781 in Virginia[1] or about 1786 in Stone Creek, Montgomery County, Virginia. He wrote his will on 9 November 1833 and it was proven on 24 November 1833 in Cabell County, Virginia[2] so it is believed he died within those two dates.

Marriage:

He is thought to have been married about 1808 in Virginia to Eleanor HOOVER.[1]

Children of William Wirt BRUMFIELD and Eleanor HOOVER:

  1. John Humphrey BRUMFIELD
  2. Jordon BRUMFIELD
  3. Henderson P BRUMFIELD
  4. Susannah BRUMFIELD
  5. Allen T. BRUMFIELD
  6. Bostick Brumfield
  7. Milton D BRUMFIELD
  8. William W BRUMFIELD
  9. Margaret Ann BRUMFIELD
  10. Kathren Kitt Ann BRUMFIELD

Research Progress

check war of 1812 ?
Possible Parents: Susanah "Sugar" Lnu and James Brumfield IV of Giles County, Virginia, USA.

William married Eleanor ‘Nellie" Hoover in 1808, the daughter of Thomas and Peggy O’Bryan Hoover. Eleanor was born 1786-87 in Montgomery City, Virginia, USA, as per census readings. Thomas Hoover was a wealthy planter and slave holder in Giles County, Virginia, USA as written by Bostic Brumfield, grandson of William Wirt Brumfield. Bostic further stated that William married "Nellie" Hoover. They were listed as the parents on their son’s Milton’s second marriage record. William and Eleanor left Giles County about 1808, and rode horseback to then Kanawha County. Some say they settled first on big ugly Creek of today’s Lincoln County, West Virginia (Kanawha County in 1809 changed to Cabell County, Virginia), some say he came directly to today’s Wolf Creek of Shoals of Wayne County, and that he followed an Aunt, Fanny Brumfield Napier, wife of Patrick Napier Jr. William Brumfield (Broomfield) appeared on the 1809 Tax List of Cabell County, along with Widow Brumfield (Broomfield). On 2 June 1809 in Cabell County the Commissioner’s Report Showed that notes and accounts were owed by William Brumfield along with several others on the Cabell County Deeds Book. In 1810 William, George and Byrd Brumfield were included on the Cabell County Tax List. On 15 August 1814, an indenture was made to William Brumfield from Paul Spears and wife Charity for land on Alford Creek listed on Cabell County Deeds Book. An Indenture is a legal contract between two parties, particularly for indentured labor or a term of apprenticeship but also for certain land transactions. An Indenture was commonly used as a form of sealed contract or agreement for land and buildings. In the early history of the United States, many European immigrants served a period of indentured labor in order to pay the cost of their transportation. Back to gallery Pioneers From Wayne County In Wars of 1812 Posted 23 Sep 2008 by dghensley1962 A company of cavalry being organized in the War of 1812 by Captain William Brumfield,who was the grandfather of Bostic Brumfield SR., OF Wayne. Many of Captain Brumfield's men died of disease at Norfolk. William Wirt Brumfield Sr. Family Story Posted 23 Nov 2009 by dghensley1962 William Wirt Brumfield Sr. Family Story William Wirt Brumfield was born 1785 in Stoney Creek, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA. Although he was forty-five years old in the 1830 Cabell County Census, some researchers have projected his date of birth to be 1781. He was the pioneer settler and ancestor of most of the Brumfield’s in Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln and Logan Counties. He was the son of Susanah "Sugar" Lnu and James Brumfield IV of Giles County, Virginia, USA. William married Eleanor ‘Nellie" Hoover in 1808, the daughter of Thomas and Peggy O’Bryan Hoover. Eleanor was born 1786-87 in Montgomery City, Virginia, USA, as per census readings. Thomas Hoover was a wealthy planter and slave holder in Giles County, Virginia, USA as written by Bostic Brumfield, grandson of William Wirt Brumfield. Bostic further stated that William married "Nellie" Hoover. They were listed as the parents on their son’s Milton’s second marriage record. William and Eleanor left Giles County about 1808, and rode horseback to then Kanawha County. Some say they settled first on big ugly Creek of today’s Lincoln County, West Virginia (Kanawha County in 1809 changed to Cabell County, Virginia), some say he came directly to today’s Wolf Creek of Shoals of Wayne County, and that he followed an Aunt, Fanny Brumfield Napier, wife of Patrick Napier Jr. William Brumfield (Broomfield) appeared on the 1809 Tax List of Cabell County, along with Widow Brumfield (Broomfield). On 2 June 1809 in Cabell County the Commissioner’s Report Showed that notes and accounts were owed by William Brumfield along with several others on the Cabell County Deeds Book. In 1810 William, George and Byrd Brumfield were included on the Cabell County Tax List. On 15 August 1814, an indenture was made to William Brumfield from Paul Spears and wife Charity for land on Alford Creek listed on Cabell County Deeds Book. An Indenture is a legal contract between two parties, particularly for indentured labor or a term of apprenticeship but also for certain land transactions. An Indenture was commonly used as a form of sealed contract or agreement for land and buildings. In the early history of the United States, many European immigrants served a period of indentured labor in order to pay the cost of their transportation. This practice was common during the 17th and 18th centuries, where over half of immigrants worked off an average of three years servitude. In 1815 both William and Byrd were again taxpayers in Cabell County. By 1818 William became one of the Gentlemen Justices , these men were like our present day juries, of the Cabell County Court and his name appeared on numerous deeds in Cabell County. Sims Index 1819 lists William Brumfield with 75 acres on Waters of Guyandotte. He was not included in the Census of Cabell County in 1820, but his brother Byrd was. About 1823 William moved to the mouth of Wolf Creek, below what was called Iverson (Shoals) in today's Wayne County. In 1828, he paid James Watson $50.00 cash for a 100-acre tract on Wolf Creek of Shoals in Wayne County. His Household was included in the 1830 Cabell County Census. In January 1833, he purchased 150-acre tract for $400.00 cash from John and Mary Allison, "beginning where James Fuller Now lives, corner of John P. Duvall and Anthony Pymale" as stated in the Cabell County Deed Book. In September 1833, he was an appraiser for the estate of Samuel Ferguson Jr. Two months later he signed his will, 9 November 1833, and it was prohibited 24 November that same year as stated in the Cabell County Deed Book. The will named sons; John, Henderson, Allen, Bostic, Milton, William, and Jourdan. The Daughters were Margaret, Catherine and Susannah. In the 1840 Census of Cabell County two Eleanor Brumfields were named as head of households--one was the widow of William Wirt (the older one), and the other the widow of Byrd. ( In 1850 an Eleanor Brumfield was head of household in Wayne County. Some have mistaken this Eleanor to be the widow of William Wirt. Her household included two males: William R. Brumfield 23 and Byrd, 19 (assumed to be Byrd Jr.), Emeretta Wilson (assumed to be a daughter) was also a resident, as well as two young Wilson boys. Who was the William R.? You will note that William Wirt and Eleanor had a son William Wirt Jr. who was listed in this 1850 census with brother Milton. So this seems to prove that this household was not William Wirt’s widow and children, but Byrd’s. Please note also that neither Emeretta nor Byrd were listed as heirs in William Wirt’s Will. At the age of 68 years old Eleanor Brumfield was a resident of Wayne County, living in the household of Emeretta Wilson, widow of Joseph Wilson. These records facts strongly suggested that this is the young Eleanor, widow of Byrd rather than the widow of William Wirt, is the one included in the 1850 and 1860 Census of Wayne County.) William Wirt died on 1 November 1833 in Wolf Creek, Monroe County, Virginia, USA. Eleanor died on 9 November 1833 in Wayne, Augusta County, Virginia, USA. It is believed that they are both buried at Dock’s Creek Cemetery, 2421 Dock’s Creek Road, Kenova, Wayne County, West Virginia, USA.

Note: William Wirt Brumfield
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=421929a5-1443-4eca-9d1a-21be5b44720a&tid=37950418&pid=199
Note: William Wirt Brumfield Sr. Family Story
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=66aeb026-3385-49c3-bd70-e12365f46ac9&tid=37950418&pid=199

Negative Searches

Marriages of Giles County, Virginia were checked on Family History Library microfilm 31740, images 153 and 154 covering years 1806 - 1813, no marriage found for William Wirt BRUMFIELD and Eleanor HOWARD.

Marriage

The U. S. and International Marriage Records, 1560 - 1900 database over at Ancestry.com is a derivative source with questionable information due to its data collection from various sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Unfortunately as of 27 October 2018, I have been unable to find a valid marriage document that proves the information included for William Wirt BRUMFIELD listed below:[1]
Name: William Wirt BRUMFIELD
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Virginia
Birth Year: 1785
Spouse Name: Eleanor HOOVER
Spouse Birth Year: 1786
Marriage Year: 1808
Number of Pages: 1

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004); William Wirt Brumfield and Eleanor Hoover, 1808; Source number: 50.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: SB2.
  2. "West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2QM-BLV1 : 12 March 2018), William Brumfield, ; citing Cabell, West Virginia, United States, Will book, v. 001 1820-1848, page 141, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 1,822,622.


  • See the Changes page for the details of edits by Lynn and others.
  • Source: S-1392647798 Repository: #R-1570721433 Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived Note: APID: 1,7836::0
  • Repository: R-1570721433 Name: Ancestry.com Address: http://www.Ancestry.com Note:

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Acknowledgements

  • WikiTree profile Brumfield-264 created through the import of BASHEIN_CARPER.ged on Aug 4, 2012 by Lynn Vizdos.


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On 25 Sep 2018 at 19:09 GMT Jeanne Howell wrote:

Brumfield-462 and Brumfield-264 appear to represent the same person because: I think these 2 profiles are same individual, same father, same wife.

On 25 Sep 2018 at 19:09 GMT Jeanne Howell wrote:

Brumfield-462 and Brumfield-264 appear to represent the same person because: I think these 2 profiles are same individual, same father, same wife.



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