Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Brumfields and more dividing line
This is a picture of my Grandmother Velma Brumfield Dalton's mother and father. Eliza Dalton Brumfield born Febuary 12, 1867 died October 22, 1941 and John Foreman Brumfield born April 9, 1860 died February 12, 1934.
More information about their family.
Their oldest son's name was David McDowell Brumfield. He was born February19, 1885 and died September 27, 1945. Eliza Brumfield had just turned eighteen a week before he was born. John Foreman Brumfield was 24. Eliza Brumfield gave birth to her last child Velma on August 6, 1913. She was the last of eleven children.
In 1913 a war was beginning to brew in Europe. The lst and 2nd Balkan Wars began and ended in 1913. The 16th Amendment for Federal Income Tax took effect on March 1st, 1913. Woodrow Wilson began his presidency. The 17th Amendment to elect senators by popular vote was ratified in 1913. The Panama Canal opened in this year and Stainless Steel was invented. The lst drive up gasoline station opened and the lst movie serial debuted in Chicago, "The Adventures of Kathlyn". Velma Brumfield was born in the beginning of the century and the world was beginning to change. She would live through World War I, World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam, and the lst Gulf War. The automobile would replace the horse and buggy and air travel would change the way we travel across the world.
More birthdates for the children:
David McDowell Born February 9, 1885 Died Septempber 27, 1945
Wife: Mary Dalton
James Morgan died January 4, 1963 He married a Dove.
Annie Mildred married a Ward. She died on April 17, 1960.
Carrie died on October 11, 1964. Her husband's name was Opie.
Lundy died on May 3, 1960. He married a Worley.
Albert Clyde died on March 24, 1966.
Dewey Winchester died on April 1, 1961. He was marrried to Roberta Worley.
Ollie R. (Doc) died on March 29, 1979. He was married to Ruby Dalton.
Oscar died on January 19,1964. He was married to Ethel Dalton. Ethel was the sister of Ira Dalton.
Odell died on November 19, 1984. He was married to Adell Dove.
Velma was born on August 6, 1913. She died on November 3, 2001. She was married to Ira Lee Dalton.
I searched through ancestry.com, but I didn't find anything that I didn't already know or that Billie Brumfield hadn't provided.
I searched for names and read through more of the History of the Dividing Line. They were still in the Dismal Swamp when I left last time and they were still measuring. They stopped at Peter Brinkley's home which was about 5 miles from the Dismal. They needed to stop there because they were out of provisions and very hungry. The dog that was traveling with them was starting to look like dinner rather than a traveling companion. I must say that William Byrd did not think a lot of the men of North Carolina. He accused them of being lazy and left most of the work for the women. Many of the people of the Dividing Line were also worried that their property would be found to be in Virginia. They did not want that because the Virginians had laws and standards to be followed and the North Carolina natives lived like savages.
The other people that they met on the way besides Peter Brinkley were.
Mr.Parker living further down the Dismal.
Charles Anderson lived on the western banks of the Meherin River. Further down the Meherin River was Mr. Kinchin and ten miles from Mr. Kinchin was Mr. Kindred.
They finished measuring the Dismal Swamp and stopped their adventure for later in the fall. They visited the Notoway Indian Town and crossed the Blackwater Bridge to Colonel Henry Harrison's house and ended their journey.