Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace

Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace
This house and property belonged to John Ward, Jr At his death he willed the property to his nephew William Ward

Monday, July 14, 2014

Found some new research books

Last weekend my husband and I went antiquing in downtown Fredericksburg, Va.  Sometimes the antique stores carry old books that can be valuable for researchers.  This weekend I found Marriage Records of the City of Fredericksburg, and of Orange, Spotsylvania, and Stafford Counties, Virginia 1722-1850. Compiled and Edited by Therese A. Fisher, for only $8.00, Marriages of Louisa County, Virginia 1766-1815 compiled by Kathleen Booth Williams for only10.00.  This was two great finds.  Now maybe nobody in my family happened to live or marry in those counties, but if I am helping someone else, I might be able to use these.

I also found the book Martin's Hundred by Ivor Noel Hume.  This book is about an early settlement by the Virginia Company which in later years became part of Carter's Grove.  I hope to find references about early settlers in my attempt to connect family members to Jamestown.

I find that reading  histories about the areas where your families may have lived helps a genealogist understand why they left or why they may have died.    It can explain relationships between families and how they traveled together.  Where they worshiped could play a large factor in migration or relatonships.
So here's to reading and how it can be the center of your research.

Friday, May 30, 2014

A few more Crawley pictures from the 20th century.

Harold Bailey, Mae Crawley Bailey, Eros Gray Bailey

The only person I know on the front row is Clarence Bailey.  He looks a lot like a young Ricky Nelson.  Behind Uncle Clarence is Jennie Crawley Goard. Beside her is Ethel Crawley Price, Mae Crawley Bailey and Eros Gray Bailey.   I can only identify my daddy in the middle of the back row.

This is Clarence Bailey and Eros Bailey on their front porch.

Harold Gray Bailey

Harold Gray Bailey with his cowlick.

From left to right.  I don't know the identity of the first lady, but the lady in the middle is Janice Price Sigmon and next is Atha Dalton Bailey, Harold's wife.

These pictures belonged to Kissie Mae Crawley.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Crawley Post

Last Sunday I attended Gretna Christian Church for the Easter Service.  While I was there I asked Pete Crawley, if he had any pictures or information about the Crawley Family.  He directed me to his daughter Melody Crawley Margrave.  She kindly allowed me access to her pictures on Facebook.  Without her wonderful contribution, I would not be able to show you the pictures I will be posting in the next few weeks.
Thank you Melody Margrave for this amazing collection of pictures.

From Melody Margrave Picture Collection

Back Row

Thee Payne, Nannie Crawley Payne, Sally Crawley Bishop, Noe Crawley, Laura Crawley George, Jenny Crawley Goard, Mae Crawley Bailey, Sam Crawley, Irene Crawley

Front Row

Elmore Payne, G Crawley Margaret Bennett Crawley, Ethel Crawley Price, William Crawley, Jim Crawley, Thomas Crawley

You can also see this on OurAstoundingCrawleyPast

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I have been searching for a while trying to find out where Major Brumfield died and how to connect Major Brumfield and his son William.

The genealogy is supposedly this.

James Brumfield married to Peshee Sutton
his son
James Brumfield married to Elizabeth Watson
his son
Major Brumfield married to Ann.  Some say Cobb or Cobbs, but I have not found proof of her last name.
his son
William Brumfield married to Polly Butler
his son
Isaac Brumfield married to Letitia Mayhew
his son
Vincent Brumfield married to Mildred Bobbitt
his son
John Foreman Brumfield married to Eliza Dalton
his daughter
Velma Brumfield married to Ira Lee Dalton

I have no documentation for the first two Brumfield's connection.  I have a  copy of a deed connecting Major as James's son which was recorded in Amelia County.  I have no documentation proving that William is Major's son.  I have no documentation proving that Isaac is William's son.  Everything is proved after Isaac.  I have all the proof of Vincent, John and Velma.  This looks pretty pitiful, but there has to be proof out there somewhere.  It just will take longer than I thought.   All this information has been documented in several family stories, but I will need the right documents not just heresay.  I think that I will back track and start with Isaac.  I know that he is buried in Pittsylvania County.  I believe that there may be a chance that both William and Major moved to Kentucky or Tennessee.  Several members of their family had moved there earlier and Major may have sold all his property in Pittsylvania County before moving away.

More later.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

More Amelia County Deeds

Amelia County Deed Book 11 Page 144
This indenture made this twenty seventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty nine between Henry Yarborough of the County of Buckingham of the one part and Major Brumfield of the County of Amelia of the other part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds current money of Virginia to be paid in hand to the said Henry Yarborough and his heirs the receipt whereof he the said Henry Yarborough and his heirs hath bargained and sold and by these present doth bargain sell confirm and forever make over unto the aforesaid Major Brumfield and his heirs forever one certain Tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres more or less situate and being in the County of Amelia lying on the Branches of Sandy Creek bounded as follows beginning at a corner White Oak at William Farley’s line, thence along Seays line to the head of the Spring Branch, thence along Sowel’s line down the said Branch as it meanders to Sandy Creek, thence along Holt’s (could be Hall) line up Sandy Creek as it meanders to Forster’s line thence along Forsters line to Jarrett Johnson’s line, thence along Johnson’s line to Farley line, thence along Farley’s line to the Beginning.  To have and to hold to possess and enjoy the said land and premises in fee simple and all the appurtenances  there unto belonging and he the said Henry Yarborough and his Heirs forever the said land and premises to the said Major Brumfield and his Heirs forever doth warrant and defend from the claim of any person or persons whomsoever to the said Major Brumfield and his Heirs.  In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year above written.
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presents of William Pillow, Gerrard Johnson and Peter Farley  Signed  Henry L Yarborough

Memo that on the twenty seventh day of November 1769 peaceable and quiet possession of the within land and premises were given by the within named Henry Yarborough to the within mentioned Henry Brumfield  (I believed that this was in error and should have said Major.  Maybe there is a chance that his name was Major Henry Brumfield.  I don’t know. Signed Henry L. Yarborough his mark in presence of William Pillow, Gerrard Johnson and Peter Farly. 
At Court held for Amelia County the 22nd Day of March 1770 this indenture and the memorandum thereon endorsed were proved by the solemn affirmation of Gerrard Johnson a Quaker and the oath of Peter Farley two of the Witnesses thereto and at another court held for the said county the 28th day of June following the same was fully proved by the oath of William Pillow another witness thereto and ordered to be recorded.

Test John Pride DC

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Amelia County Deeds

Amelia County Virginia Deed Book 5 page 356
This indenture made the 25th day of September , 1755 between James Brumfield of Amelia County of the one part and Major Brumfield of the above said County of the other part Witnesseth that the said James Brumfield for and in consideration of the fatherly love and affection that the said James Brumfield bears to his well beloved son and for some other good causes and considerations heir thereunto moving given granted assigned released and confirmed and by these presents himself his heirs and or assignee doth give grant and assign release and confirm unto the said Major Brumfield his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres situate lying and being in the County aforesaid it being part of a tract of four hundred acres of land granted by patent to James Henderick and is the upper most end of the said tract lying and being on the branches of Flat Creek and was confirmed by the said James to the said James Brumfield and the reversion remainder and remainders thereof and all the Estate Right Title Interest Claim and Dowry whatsoever of him the said James Brumfield of in or to the same or any part thereof To have and to hold the tract or parcel of land of premises together with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Major Brumfield his heirs and assigns forever to the only use and behalf of him the said Major Brumfield his heirs and assigns forever and the said James Brumfield for himself and his heirs doth promise and agree to and with the said Major Brumfield that he the said James the above granted land to him the said Major will warrant and forever defend from the claim of any person or person whatsoever.  In Witness whereof he the said James Brumfield hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of us  William Farley, William Jackson Francis Jackson
James Brumfield   his mark seal
Memorandum that on the 25 day of September 1755 peaceable and quiet possession and seisen  of within granted lands and premises was made done and delivered by the within James Brumfield to the within Major Brumfield according to form and estate of the within written Deed.
The Court held for Amelia County the 23rd day of October 1755.  This deed from James Brumfield to Major Brumfield with the memorandum thereon endorsed was presented and proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and order to be recorded.

Samuel Cobbs   Clerk

This Deed proves that Major Brumfield was the son of James Brumfield.  He had to be least 21 years of age to receive property.  

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Kizzie Mae Crawley

This is a picture of my grandmother Kizzie Mae Crawley.

This is my grandmother and her sister Ethel Price.