Today I am at the Weatherford Cemetery in Sycamore, Virginia. It is right beside Weatherford Primitive Baptist Church.
Millie Brumfield Born 1836 Died March 30, 1894
V. H. Brumfield Born 1836 Died March 31, 1894
The story goes that Vincent and Millie Brumfield had migrated to Ohio, but they were unhappy there. On the way back to Virginia, my great great grandfather was born in a covered wagon on September 9, 1860.
On March 30, 1894, Millie passed away and a day later while Vincent was shaving to prepare for Millie's funeral, Vincent died too. It must have broken his heart.
John Foreman Brumfield Born September 9, 1860 Died February 12, 1934
Eliza Dalton Brumfield Born February 12, 1867 Died October 22, 1941
This is my great grandfather- the one born on a covered wagon. Born just before the beginning of the Civil War in a covered wagon. What a change life must have been for people that were born during this era. There were no automobiles or planes and factories were practically unheard of in this part of the country. If you visit this cemetery, it is still quite the same way as before. An occasional car passes by and sometimes a plane can be seen in the distance. There are a few houses in the area, much of the land is still covered with timber and farms. It is quiet at night and the sky is still bright with stars unblemished by light pollution.