Friday, June 17, 2022

Timeline: The Brumfield Family

 Here's another fun timeline from my book in progress, 'Our Brown Roots.' Timelines are useful tools when trying to understand the lives & movements of a family. They are also very useful for understanding a family in relation to local and world events. I am currently writing a book, 'Our Brown Roots.' At the beginning of each surname section I have included a timeline like the one below. 

Click on the links to learn more about the people in this timeline.

Timeline of the Brumfield Family

1699                            Williamsburg was established in VA

c 1714                         John Watson Brumfield born VA

1732                            George Washington born VA

c 1745                         Charles Brumfield, son of John, born VA

1754 - 1763                 French & Indian War. British won control over eastern North America

1768                            Birth of John Brumfield, son of Charles Brumfield, NC

1770s                           John Watson Brumfield was living in Craven Co., NC

1775 - 1783                 Revolutionary War; Charles & John Brumfield served

1788                            23 Oct. John Brumfield married Margaret Kelly in Wake, NC

1789                            21 November. North Carolina became the 12th state of the United States

1799                            18 Sept. George Washington laid the cornerstone of the Capitol bldg.

c 1799                         Nathaniel Brumfield, son of John Brumfield, born LA

1801 – 1809                Thomas Jefferson President of the USA

1804                            Lewis & Clark set out from MO to explore the West

1810                            Charles Watson Brumfield & wife were living in York, SC 

1811                            John Brumfield & family traveled from SC through tribal nations to LA

1812 - 1815                 War of 1812. Many Brumfields fought, including: 

Charles, Davis, Fleming, Ridley, William & Willis Brumfield

1820                            Charleston, SC reached a population of 23,300

c 1820                         Charles Brumfield died in SC

1825                            The Erie Canal in NY opened to traffic

1829                            27 June. The Smithsonian Institute was founded

1831                            John James Audubon arrived in SC to work on his ‘Birds of America’

1835                            Nathaniel Brumfield married Charlotte Temple Ott

1843                            22 May. The 1st major wagon train headed for the northwest on the Oregon Trail

1850                            Nathaniel & Charlotte Brumfield & 5 children living in Louisiana

1850 – 1853                Millard Fillmore President of the USA

1852                            Feb. 8. Death of Nathaniel Brumfield

1838                           27 Sept. Jessie A. Brumfield born LA

1846 - 1848              Mexican War

1849                          Baton Rogue became the capital of Louisiana

1852                          8 Feb. Nathaniel Brumfield, father of Jessie, died in LA

1853                          Louisiana endured yellow fever epidemic. Killed more than 11,000 people in       New Orleans alone.

1856                         11 Aug. Hurricane hit Louisiana. Killed more than 200 people, Lost Is. resort.

1860                        Jessie living with his mother & stepfather/uncle in Washington Parish, LA

1861 – 1865           Civil War; many Brumfields served in Confederate Army in MS & LA units

1863                         11 May. Jessie A. Brumfield enlisted in the 3rd Louisiana Calvary 

c 1865                        Jessie Alexander Brumfield married Martha Elizabeth Alford

1867                          18 July. Daughter, Rose Ella Brumfield, born in MS

1868                          Louisiana was readmitted to the Union

1870                          Jessie A. Brumfield & family lived in Osyka, Pike County, MS

1874                          Spring. Great Mississippi Flood. 2.5 million acres submerged in Mississippi, 8 million acres in Louisiana and 2 million acres in Arkansas 

1876                          Invention of the telephone. 3,000 telephones by the end of the year

1886                          The Statue of Liberty was dedicated

1887                           21 Dec. Rose Ella Brumfield married Jasper Pascal Brown, Pike, MS

1895                          Mother of Jessie, Charlotte Temple (Ott) Brumfield, died

1895                            The Time Machine written by H. G. Wells

1898                           Spanish – American War; Dudley, Henry S., Jr. & William Brumfield served

This Chart shows the Brumfield line in relation to my paternal grandfather.

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1 comment:

  1. I like the way you colored the boxes in this chart for better readability! Also found the timeline inspiring. Usually I write a narrative but the timeline might be more accessible for some readers.


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