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

Thursday, January 13, 2011

January 13, 2011 Grave Matters Weatherford Cemetery Sycamore, Va

Yesterday I didn't complete a post because I have been busy compiling documents about the Tory uprising at the Lead mines 1779/1780 which involved Charles Lynch, Robert Adams, James Calloway and many others.  I have also been working on becoming a Daughter of the American Revolution.  It is one thing to say that you have a relative that participated in the revolution.  It is another thing to prove it.  Marriage Licenses, Birth Certificates and published articles are some of the evidence that is needed.    But today is Thursday and as I have promised more pictures of Grave Markers.

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.  


  1. Hi Janice, I'm new here and just posted a comment elsewhere. I noticed that you are applying to the DAR and I am also in the DAR through another line. If you go to the DAR website, you will find Robert Adams, A000555, in the database. If you look through the descendant line, perhaps you will connect to someone who has already made the direct link. I did things the hard way in my research and then I found out that my cousin had already blazed the trail and made the connection! Hopefully, you might get lucky and save some time. it's just a thought. Anyone doing genealogy research would do well to start on the DAR website. Good luck to you! Paula

  2. Thank you, Paula. I appreciate all the help I can get. I saw your comment about the Lewis family and I really want to know about Mourning too. I believe that is going to be a field trip. Thank you so much for reading and please be a follower. I need all the support I can get. Thanks again for the DAR number. I am working on Captain Robert Adams and Charles Lynch at the Lead Mines. Once I get everything together, I hope you enjoy.