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Virginia Nancy (Holmes) Brumfield (1797 - aft. 1885)

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Virginia Nancy (Jenny) Brumfield formerly Holmes
Born in Lincoln Co., Georgiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Old Pike Co., Mississippimap
Profile last modified | Created 5 May 2011
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She married Willis Brumfield January 25, 1818 in Mississippi. Nancy was the daughter of Elisha and Sarah Stovall Holmes. She married (2nd) Nazareth Faust birth 1810; on August 24, 1844.

On 25 Jan 1818, Willis married Jenny Holmes (1797-after 1880), the daughter of Elisha Warren Holmes and Sarah “Sally” Stovall.

Children of Willis Brumfield and Jane "Jennie" Holmes:

  1. Margaret "Peggy" Brumfield 9 Feb 1819 former Pike County, Mississippi 8 Sep 1885 Washington Parish Louisiana married John Seaborn Alford (twin of Rev. Seaborn John Alford, both sons of Jacob Alford & Frances Seaborn). They are buried in the Seaborn Alford Cemetery, Mt. Hermon, Louisiana. 16 children
  2. John Griffin Brumfield 11 Sep 1920 former Pike County, Mississippi - 12 Oct 1849 former Pike County, Mississippi (pneumonia) married Louisa Bullock (daughter of Hugh Bullock & Caroline Brumfield (a daughter of Isaac & Elizabeth Brumfield (he was son of John & Peggy Kelly Brumfield) ; 2 children; She married 2nd Newland Jack Ginn. She is buried Magee's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Walthall County, Mississippi
  3. Elisha Brumfield 23 May 1822 former Pike County, Mississippi before 1860 (probably former Pike County) married Salena Arvozena Jane Warner (daughter of Rev. Thomas Coalter Warner & Jane Smith (a daughter. of Jeremiah & JoAnna Dillon Smith); 2 children. She married 2nd Elbert Green Haley and she is buried in the Warner Cemetery, Warnerton, Washington Parish, Louisiana
  4. Isaac Nelson Brumfield (my ancestor) 10 Nov 1823 Washington Parish, Louisiana - 6 Oct 1909 former Pike County, Mississippi married Sarah JoAnn Smith (daughter of Eli & Janie Crews Smith) ; 10 children; They are buried Foil Cemetery, Walthall County, Mississippi
  5. Sarah Brumfield 9 April 1825 Washington Parish, Louisiana 3 Sep 1873 Washington, Parish Louisiana married Calvin Smith (son of Jeremiah & Joanna Dillon Smith) as his 2nd wife (he had 1st married Janie Crews widow of his brother Eli); 13 children; Both buried Bankston Cemetery, Washington. Parish, Louisiana
  6. Josiah W. Brumfield 2 March 1827 Washington Parish, Louisiana - 4 Aug 1897 Washington Parish, Louisiana married Margaret Amanda Burch (daughter of Charles Edward Burch & Permelia Lanier) 10 children; both buried Brumfield Cemetery, Washington Parish, Louisiana
  7. William L. Brumfield 5 Jan 1829 Wash., P., LA - between 1900-1910 Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana married Sarah Ann Lewis (daughter. of William Lewis & Elizabeth "Betsy" Morris) 6 children ; She is buried Spring Creek Bapt. Church Cemetery, Tangipahoa Parish. He is most likely there also, but no proof.
  8. Axa Jane "Nannie" Brumfield 2 May 1831 Washington, Parish, Louisiana - (c1832)never married; no further info
  9. Charles Dawson Brumfield 27 March 1832 Washington, Parish, Louisiana - (c1849) no further info
  10. Willis Nathaniel Brumfield 31 March 1834 Washington Parish, Louisiana - 21 Dec 1895 former Pike County, Mississippi married Nancy Elizabeth Haley (sister of Elbert Green Haley above and daughter of Elbert Haley & Priscilla Rimes) 12 Children; both buried Rev. Jesse Crawford Cemetery., Walthall County, Mississippi.

Willis died 16 Oct 1833 in Washington Parish, Louisiana Jenny m/ Nazareth Faust on 24 Aug 1844, and they made their home in Pike County, Mississippi. [1]

Jenny went by Jane as found in census records Lincoln County, Georgia

  • 1817 Morgan County, Georgia
  • 1818-1824 Pike County, Mississippi
  • 1824- Washington Parish, Louisiana
  • 1830 Census, Washington Parish, Louisiana

Jane and Nazareth Faust can be found in the following censuses of Pike Co., MS:

  • 1850 with Jennie’s son Willis Nathaniel Brumfield (age 16) and granddaughter Ellin (age 10) - Pike County Mississippi[2]
  • 1860- Pike County Mississippi Nazareth died between 1861 and 1869. [3]

Jenny is in the following censuses of Pike Co:

  • 1870 with Nancy Brumfield (age 22) and William Collins (age 8)
  • 1880 with granddaughter Nancy Brumfield (age 32)

The 1870 and 1880 censuses. The granddaughter was Nancy L Brumfield Find A Grave Memorial# 22474956 daughter of Elisha and Salena Warner Brumfield. (Nancy is buried in the Warner Cemetery in Washington Parish She died in 1885.[4]


  1. “FIELD OF BROOM” by Dell Magee Clawson. “Know Your Ancestry” by Dell Magee Clawson published Tylertown Times, Tylertown Mississippi
  2. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2014), Nazereth Faust, Pike county, Pike, Mississippi, United States; citing family 249, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2015), Jane Faust in entry for Nazarath Faust, 1860.

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