||John Brumfield II settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.|
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John was born circa 1750 in Virginia, son of Watson Brumfield. His family lived in Virginia, North Carolina and the High Hills of Santee, South Carolina.
Not to be confused with the John Brumfield] (his nephew) that settled a few miles NE of him on the Bogue Chitto River circa 1812 via GA
He enlisted in 1777, he furnished his own arms and he lost two horses in the Revolution and received no pay
He served under Col. Thompson, Capt. Edward Richardson, Col. Nathaniel Singleton, Col. Richardson and a General Richardson. He fought at Snowy Camp on the Reedy River, Sullivan's Island ; the Battle of Scott's Lake Fort; and the Battle of Begings Church. This John also served under General Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox in SC. It appears that John was later deployed and stationed among the Catalba (Catawba) Indians, probably in their main village, Rock Hill, SC, at their treaty reservation in York Co., SC. John married (Susannah Statham?) and started raising a family in that vicinity. 
Note: According to the book "They Came West" compiled by the Washington Parish Oushola Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, "During the Revolution John served in General Francis Marion's Brigade." This was also reprinted in an article, "John Brumfield slept in a field for five years during Revolution", July 9th,1976 Daily News, Bogalusa, LA
His discharge was signed in 1882 by a Capt. WIlson, following his discharge he lived for a while in Sumpter (Sumter) County, South Carolina.
John & family moved to Spanish West Florida (Louisiana) in 1808, apparently landing at Bayou Sara on the Miss. River where his nephew, Isaac Brumfield was a Spanish land agent with Ira C. Kneeland and John Barclay, first and second Assistant Surveyors General 
They moved to the Tchefuncte River, about 7 miles North of Folsom, La. Sons Ezekiel & Ridley claimed sections of land there. Ezekiel died a soldier after the Battle of New Orleans, & Ridley died before the 1830 Census
Children (maybe more?):
1. Ezekiel BRUMFIELD b: 1785-1790 d: Feb-Mar 1815 in Camp Morgan, LA
2. Ridley BRUMFIELD b: 1798 in York Co, SC d: 1830 in Washington Parish, LA Ridley served three months in the War of 1812 as Corporal i n the 12th and 13th Consolidated Regiment, Louisiana Militia, apparently guarding the Navy Yard at Madisonville, LA.
3. Cornelius "Neely" BRUMFIELD , b: Aug 1821 in Washington Parish, LA d: 18 Jun 1912 in Rankin Co, Ms. Cornelius "Neely" Broomfield raised a large family there.
4. Charles S. BRUMFIELD, moved to Oldfield, Livingston Parish, La, & raised a family
5. Margaret Frances BRUMFIELD, m. _____ Croft, & moved to West Texas, raised a family there.
6. George W. BRUMFIELD
(?) Flemming Tynes BRUMFIELD Birth: 1790-1800 Death: 10 Dec 1843 in Washington Parish, LA Lived 3 mil S of Franklinton, LA. Private in Battle of New Orleans.
(?) William BRUMFIELD Birth: 1790 in York Co, SC Death: 1868 in Washington Parish, LA "Unconfirmed"
Next to John Brumfield on the 1820 census for Washington Parish, Louisiana, is a young Ridley Brumfield who might be John's son. One entry farther on is "Widow Brumfield" who could conceivably be the widow of another son. This John's census (and other) records are not to be confused with those of his nephew, also named John Brumfield, about 18 years his junior. (The younger John was a large slave owner; this older John was not.)
John Brumfield appears on the 1840 census for Washington Parish, Louisiana, in the household of Fleming Brumfield. His name is shown in the column for Revolutionary War pensioners, and his age is given as 93. (The birthdate of 27 June 1750 comes from Glenn Brumfield; I don't know what his sources are.)
Family stories relate that during the Revolutionary War, John was sent to the Catawba Indian territory to try to recruit this tribe to the American cause. John's wife's name is unknown, but she may have been a Catawba, since John visited the tribe on several occasions after the war. (Beverley Dowdy)
"BRUMFIELD, Watson, Patriot, SC, b ca 1720, d bef 1790, York Co, SC, m unk; ch,
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On 9 Nov 2015 at 15:38 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:
I haven't read through the bio - just skimmed...A whole group of this family, my two of Susannah B. Gauldens children included, migrated to LA from SC.
On 9 Nov 2015 at 04:16 GMT Allan Thomas wrote:
John R. Burch, Jr. was an active member of Franklinton Masonic Lodge 101for many years. He was Worshipful Master of the Lodge in 1880. His wife was Melissa Brumfield (1843-1923). She was a daughter of John W. Brumfield and a granddaughter of Ezekiel Brumfield who died at Camp Morgan (near Madisonville) during the Battle of New Orleans Campaign in the winter of 1814-1815. She was a great granddaughter of John Brumfield, Sr., a Revolutionary War Veteran who settled in Washington Parish.
On 2 Feb 2015 at 04:01 GMT Ruth (Cattles) Cottrell wrote: