Tuesday, April 24, 2012
More about the Brumfields
Vincent H Brumfield was the son of Isaac Brumfield. He was born around 1834 and he married Millie Bobbitt. During the 1850's Vincent and his wife moved to Indiana where they lived until 1860. In 1860, they moved back to Pittsylvania County and there they lived and died.
He served in the Confederacy, but I am having a problem finding him. I believe that his name could be misspelled. I have tried Brumfield, but I have not found a Vincent in the list. I have also tried Bromfield and Broomfield. The only Vincent I found was Vincent Broomfield that enlisted in the 53rd Virginia Regiment. I found him at this link http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm. I also looked in this website http://www.victorianvilla.com/sims-mitchell/local/war/cw/roster/53/g/01/. He wasn't in Company G of the 53rd. There were many men from Pittsylvania County in that regiment, but he wasn't on the website list.
I also looked at http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/ancestorcomments.aspx?id=708&state=Virginia&type=4&rid=2689. No mention on that website either. As I keep plodding through different websites, I keep getting shot down. I looked up the Pittsylvania County, Virginia genealogy website and it had nothing about a Brumfield in the Civil War. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vapittsy/civilwar.html
Could I have been mistaken about their residence during the Civil War. Everyone said that he fought in the war. Could it be that he fought for the North? I really don't think so. It was told to me that he was back in Virginia before 1861. However, the 1860 census has him living in Ohio.
Okay. So I went to the Library of Virginia Digital Collection and looked under the confederate disability pension collection. I found no Vincent Brumfield, Broomfield or Bromfield located in that collection either.
And for good measure I also searched the Digital Collection and came up empty.
Now I must move on the Ancestor.com. Someone else may have found something that I have been unable to locate. Now remember I have found a Vincent Bromfield in the 53rd Va Regiment. This could be our relative, but I am not sure. So far I have had no luck finding anyone that has Vincent Brumfield's military record in their tree.
I suppose I should try Fold 3 and Mocavo next. More tomorrow.