What could be more romantic than a
St. Valentine’s Day wedding?
How about having a bride named Cinderella?
John Wilson Brumfield
30 Jun 1811 LA - 19 Jun 1889
Son of John Brumfield & Margaret Kelly
My 4th great uncle
Circa 1817 LA - 30 Dec 1884
14 February 1839 LA
They were married for 45 years.
Frances Jane Brumfield
Melissa L. Brumfield
John Zekiel Brumfield
William C. Brumfield
Claretta M. Brumfield
Uriah V. Brumfield
Samantha V. Brumfield
Rosa Edna Brumfield
Milton Tynes Brumfield
John & Cinderella. Photo from Ancestry
They lived in Washington Parish, Louisiana where John was a farmer. In 1850 John was 39 years old. Cinderella was 33 years old and already the mother of seven children.[i]In 1860 ten children lived at home.[ii]In 1870 seven children remained at home[iii]and in 1880 only their youngest son was still living with John and Cinderella.[iv]
John and Cinderella belonged to the Magee’s Creek Baptist Church. Cinderella died 30 December 1884.
Cinderella Brumfield was born in Washington parish, La., about the year 1820; she died Dec. 30, 1884, aged about 65 years. She was married to J. W. Brumfield Feb. 14, 1839. She was baptized into the fellowship of Mt. Pisgah Church in July 1861 and moved her membership to Bethany church and remained there a few years, when again she moved her membership to Mt. Pisgah Church. She remained a faithful member there until her death. She was a true Christian, a good companion, and loved by all those around her. She leaves a husband and eight children.[v]
John Wilson Brumfield died 19 June 1889. His obituary follows:
John W. Brumfield died June 19, 1889 - - aged 77 years, 11 months and 19 days, was born in Washington parish, La., June 30, 1811, was married to Cinderella Lamer, Feb. 14, 1839. Three sons and five daughters survived him to mourn their loss. He joined Bethany church and was baptized July 24, 1869 - - moved his membership to Mt. Pisgah church, June 14, 1884 where he remained a consistent member until his death. Bro. Brumfield’s last illness was very severe and of long duration, but was borne with patience and humble submission to Him who rules all things. The funeral services were conducted by Elders F. M. Easley and J. N. Fortenberry.[vi]
[iii]1870 US Census, LA, Washington, Ward 2; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com: accessed November 2017). John Brumfield.
[iv]1880 US Census, LA, Washington, David Magee Mill; digital image, Ancestry(ancestry.com: accessed November 2017) John W Brumfield.
[v]Williams, E. Russ. Abstracts of Obituaries from the Minutes of the Magee's Creek Baptist Association (Mississippi and Louisiana), 1882 – 1924(Monroe, Louisiana: Privately printed, 1978) 8.
[vi]Williams, E. Russ. Abstracts of Obituaries from the Minutes of the Magee's Creek Baptist Association (Mississippi and Louisiana), 1882 – 1924(Monroe, Louisiana: Privately printed, 1978) 18.