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

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.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Thomas Henry Brumfield




This is a picture of Thomas Henry Brumfield.  My Aunt Judy sent this to me.  It was given to her by Virginia Brumfield and by the article (I don't know what publication.)  it was contributed by Dean Ab-Hough of North Carolina.

He is buried in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, but I don't know where.  Apparently his wife is buried in the same place.  He is the brother of Vincent Brumfield.  They are the sons of Isaac Brumfield.  He married Eliza Ann Midkiff.  I checked the census of 1850 and he was at home with his mother Letty and his sisters and brothers which included Vincent and Henry.  I can't find him in the 1860 census.  He would have been 24.  Could he have moved with his family to Ohio.  I will check and see.  He is the younger brother of Vincent.
I found a Thomas H. Brumfield and Byrd Brumfield that enlisted in the US Army during the civil war.  They were living in Russian River, Northern District of California.  I don't think this is him.  I found a 1860 Federal Census for a George Brumfield living with his wife Ann in California.  They had two older boys that were Thomas and Byrd Brumfield.  I think these are the two that enlisted in US Army.  They may have been cousins.  George Brumfield was from Virginia and his wife Ann was from Ohio.  You can't beat that coincidence

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Grave Matters Montpelier Home of President James Madison and his wife Dolley.

It's been a long time since my last post and I hope that I can once again regularly blog to you about family matters and history.
I have recently returned to Virginia and I am certainly glad to be back.  Tennessee was nice, but Virginia is home.
Last Sunday my husband and I visited the home of President James Madison.  We visited over ten years ago and they had just started the renovations.  There was just a couple of rooms that they were in the process of renovating and some duplicates of Dolley Madison's dress.  Imagine my surprise with the newly renovated rooms, visitor center and Dupont Gallery.  It is becoming quite a place to visit and I hardily encourage anyone that has not been to go and if you have been, go again.  According to other visitors, every visit brings something new.  Everyone knows that President Madison was one of the main architects of our glorious Constitution.
"For the rest of his life he would be explaining and expounding the new Constitution-in congress, as President of the United States, and years later at Montpelier, answering letters from all over the country."
Catherine Drinker Bowen   Miracle at Philadelphia

I was thrilled to walk through the room that once housed his library, the dining room where so many personages visited, discussed and decided the nation's policies, and his bedroom- the place where a man for the ages drew his last breathe.


The Cemetery where James Madison is  buried is located where his father's first home once stood.   It is just a short walk from Montpelier.  Below are some pictures of the graves.


Fannie W Madison  wife of Jas A Madison born April 12, 1842 died October 28, 1899


In Memory of James A Madison born July 14, 1828  Died June 28, 1901


Our Mother Lucy M Madison  Born January 24, 1830  Died July 27, 1886



Ambrose G son of Dr. James A and Lucy Hiden Madison  Died February 28, 1928 age 81 years


Ambrose Madison born March 12, 1796 Died December 23, 1855


In Memory of Mary F Marye  born April 12, 1822  Died November 13, 1856

Alfred Madison  Born August 10, 1861  Died May 12, 1880


James Madison  Born November 26, 1855  Died  February 16, 1916

Susan Daniel  Daughter of Dr. James A Madison and Lucy Maria Hiden   1854-1938

J Madison Macon  born July 3, 1791  Died February 3, 1877
Lucetta T Newman his wife born January 9, 1799 Died  January 1, 1878

 Sarah C Macon  wife of Thomas Macon  daughter of James Madison Sr.  I couldn't read the birthdate.  Died October 17, 1843
 Thomas Macon  Born June 11  1765  Died  February 26, 1838
 Lucy H. Macon  Wife of Reuben Conway  Born February 21, 1794 Died May 13, 1871
 Reuben Conway  Born March 11, 1788 Died Regretted by all January 3, 1838
Did anybody notice that Lucy Macon's father Thomas died just one month later.
 D. John Willis Born at White Hall in Gloucester  on October 24, 1774 Died at Woodbury in Orange April 1, 1811
My wife Mary W Lee born September 8, 1805 married March 2, 1826 died March 29, 1836  Also her two sons Ambrose Madison  born February ?, 1822 died March 26, 1826 and John Willis  born March 21, 1836.  I could not read the death date.  I'm a little curious as to what happened here.


There are a few more pictures.  I will post them soon.


Friday, April 26, 2013

Back to Virginia

For eleven years my husband and I have been traveling like nomads through Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and finally Tennessee.  We have been living in Nashville for the last three years, but now we are going back to Virginia.  In the next week, I will be posting memorable pictures for Nashville and the surrounding areas.  I hope you enjoy.






My husband and I took the tour of the grounds and house last year.  We found the tour of the house to be very interesting and some say that the character of Scarlet O'Hara was based on the lady that owned this house during the Civil War.  If you are ever in Nashville and have plenty of time to visit this house stop off for a trip.  It is right in Nashville so there is no travel time to a adjacent town or a country estate.