Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday: A Great Find at Find A Grave

Find A Grave can yield valuable information about our ancestors. Sometimes only information from the tombstone is available but occasionally there are facts about other family members with birth, marriage and death dates. You’ll want to verify those facts but they give you a place to begin.

Recently I was searching for my 3x great grand uncle, Jesse Kelly Brumfield (1807 – 1884), son of John & Margaret (Kelly) Brumfield at Find A Grave. I found him at Brumfield Cemetery, Pike County, Mississippi. The cemetery has a large plaque with information about Jesse, his wife and their children. It says:

Jesse Kelly Brumfield
Born March 12, 1807
York District, South Carolina
Died July 25, 1884
Amite Co., Mississippi
Hannah Youngblood Brumfield
Born October 22, 1808
Died March 25, 1885
Amite Co., Mississippi
Jesse & Hannah married July 1, 1830
Parents of
George Washington Brumfield Born 1831
Andrew Jackson Brumfield Born 1831
Benjamin Kelly Brumfield Born 1832
Henry Sims Brumfield Born 1835
Mary Luezer Brumfield Born 1837
Jesse Alexander Brumfield Born 1839
Joseph Warren Brumfield Born 1841
James Monroe Born 1843
Susan Lucinda Brumfield Born 1845
John Richard Brumfield Born 1848
Leah Elizabeth Brumfield Born 1851

The plaque was erected by his great grandsons, George R Brumfield & Earl P Moore. Thanks goes out to them for the plaque! Thanks also to Connie G Lozier who added the photograph of the plaque to the website! Thanks to Find A Grave! This was a great find.