Wednesday, October 25, 2017

4 Generations in one Source! A Brumfield Bonanza!

Sometimes we get lucky and discover an obituary or history that gives information on a couple generations of our families. I got very lucky when I found this book through Genealogy Gophers. This sketch of Daniel C. Brumfield gives information on four generations of the family.

Daniel C. Brumfield, MD
b 13 March 1870 MS
Son of Jesse Kelly Brumfield & Elizabeth Jane Harvey
My 2nd Cousin 3x Removed

Brumfield, Daniel C., M. D., of Darrow, Ascension parish, was born Dec. 13, 1870, in Pike county, Miss. His parents were Jesse K. Brumfield, a native of Mississippi, and Jane (Harvey) Brumfield. The family records show that the Brumfields were among the early settlers in York district, S.C., the first of the name to remove to Washington parish about 1813, were John and Margaret (Kelly) Brumfield [generation#1 John B. Brumfield b c 1768 NC]. Their son, Jesse, married Hannah Youngblood of Washington parish, and went to reside on Union Creek, in Pike county. Their son, also named Jesse, settled near Bogue Chito, on a plantation south of Holmesville, formerly owned by William Love in 1809. He became a popular citizen, was elected sheriff for 4 years; a member of the state legislature in 1848, and was parish supervisor for a long time.

Isaac Brumfield, his son, married Elizabeth Holmes. [generation #2 Isaac Brumfield 1801- 1862]

 Jesse K. Brumfield (father of Dr. D. C. Brumfield) [generation #3 Jesse K. Brumfield 1836 – 1928] was in the Confederate army during the Civil War, with 2 brothers, one of whom was killed in battle, while they were soldiers in Co. K, South Mississippi regiment. The surviving veteran of the great struggle between North and South is a resident, with his wife, of Tylertown, Miss, living in comfortable retirement after having spent many years in farming.

Four children were born to Jesse K. Brumfield and wife: Daniel C., Claude Isaac, merchant in Tylertown; Lovie, wife of Dr. Jesse N. Ball, of Tylertown; and Jessie, who married Charles Davis, a cotton dealer at Chickasha, Ok.

Dr. Brumfield [generation #4 Daniel C. Brumfield b 1870] who is the subject of this sketch, went through the preliminary studies in public schools before attending the University of Mississippi, at Clinton, graduating in 1894, and then matriculating in the medical department of Tulane University, New Orleans, which granted his degree of M. D. in 1900. Since that year, Dr. Brumfield has been practicing his profession at Darrow. From 1905 to the present time he has been a member of the board of health, and in 1912 was elected coroner of the parish of Ascension. He is a member of the Louisiana state and parish medical societies. In the ranks of fraternal orders, the doctor is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias, the Red Men, the Elks, and the Red Cross society, of Donaldsonville, Ascension parish; also with the Masons, of which order he is a member in high standing, belonging to the Chapter and Commandery. Dr. Brumfield is a bachelor.

Source: Fortier, A., Louisiana: Comprising Sketches of Parishes, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, arranged in Cyclopedic Form, Vol. 3 (Madison, WI: Century Historical Assoc., 1914) 597-8; digital image, Genealogy Gophers ( accessed July 2017).

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  1. Wow! I've had a bit of luck filling out my husband's family tree through town and county historical volumes, but you really hit a gold mine.

  2. Wow Colleen! The best I’ve found so far was the burial register for a grave, in Dublin, where three generations of my family were interred. It ‘proved’ my third great-grandparents. I’ll have to check out that web-site, thanks for the link.

    1. Dara, I've had some good luck at Genealogy Gophers. I hope it holds information for you too.

  3. What an awesome find; 4 generations. Sad to see that Jesse lost two brothers in the Civil War.

    1. Thanks, Charlie. I was very happy with this discovery. As we learn about past lives we find both happiness and sorrows. Although many years have passed we can still feel those emotions.


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