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

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.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Crawley Family

My grandmother was Kizzie Mae Crawley.  She was the daughter of William Crawley and Margret Bennett Crawley.  In the 1900 Federal Census they were living in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Pigg River District.  The enumerator was William T. Jefferson and the date the census was taken was June 19, 1900.
This enumerator was probably Eros Gray Bailey's grandfather.  Eros Gray Bailey would go on to marry William and Margaret Bennett Crawley's  daughter Kizzie Mae.

In the 1900 census the following information is available

William Crawley Head of the household, white, male, born March 1856, 44 years old, married for 18 years.  He was born in Virginia and so was his parents.  He was a farmer that could not read or write.
William Crawley was married to Margaret E.  She was white, born May 1864, 36 years old.  She had nine children, eight of which were still living.  She was also born in Virginia as were her parents.  It looks like they were married in 1882.  William would have been 26 and Margaret would have been eighteen.

They had the following children living with them in 1900.  The following pictures were generously donated by Melody Margrave.

Noel E son born August, 1882.  He was seventeen and single. According to the 1910 census, he was still living at home.   He was married to Ora Mae Yeatts.  Could be Ola.  He is buried at Gretna Burial Park in Gretna, Va.  He died on November 30, 1951

Nannie daughter born October 31, 1885. In the 1900 census. She was fourteen and single.  She later married Theophilus J. Payne known as Thee.  Here she is with her husband, mother and children.

This is a picture of her at a younger age.
 Nannie Crawley Payne died on August 3, 1948.  Her husband Thee died on November 30, 1961.

Samuel Crawley was born  January, 1889.  He was eleven years old in 1900.  He later married to Irene S.  At this time I have not verified his date of death, but some family tree information has him as dying on December 25, 1942.

Sallie K  daughter born February, 1891.  She was nine at the time of the 1900 census.  She married George Russell Bishop.  He was the son of Sam and Ella Bennett Bishop.  I found an obituary for him in the Danville Bee dated November 14, 1962.  He was still in Gretna, Virginia and his wife Sally was still alive.  He had died the day before.  I cannot find where Russell and Sally Bishop are Buried.

Kizzie M. daughter born January, 1892.  She was eight in the 1900 census.  She married Eros Gray Bailey on September 17, 1927 in Henry County, Virginia. They had two sons Clarence and Harold.  Kizzie died on July 14, 1966.  I remember it well.  She died at Lynchburg General Hospital in Lynchburg, Virginia.  She had been having heart attacks and back then they gave you a nitroglycerin tablet.  She would take one of those, but she kept having them so the doctor sent her to the hospital.  She died that night.  We said goodbye to her and she to us before Daddy took her.  That was the last time I saw her.  They woke us up that night to let us know.  Granddaddy died at Roman Eagle Nursing Home in Danville, Virginia on March 6, 1974.

Jennie L. daughter born February, 1895.  She was five in 1900.    She married James L. Goard and they lived in Newport News, Virginia.  She died on April 5, 1971.

This is a picture of Laura M Crawley ,daughter.  Her sister Jennie is the one sitting.  She was born  February, 1896.  She was four at the time of the 1900 census.  I thought that she had married a George, but I can't find anything to confirm this.  Will look further.

James W. Crawly son born June, 1898.  He was one in 1900 census. This picture is James W and his wife Amy.  They lived in Gretna.

George Crawley and Ethel Crawley were born after the 1900 census.

George Crawley was seven in the 1910 census which puts his birthdate on or near 1903.   I believe he died in July of 1964.  I have found no obituary or grave stone to prove the fact.  He was married to Myrtle West.  She was the daughter of Daniel David and Virgie West.  The picture below is of George, Myrtle and their son Herman.

Ethel Crawley was three at the time of the 1910 census.  She died on November 18, 1977.  She married Willie Price and they had a daughter Janice.

Pictures contributed by Melody Crawley Margrave.