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Welcome to all of you family members, genealogists and internet wanderers. My family tree is actually a forest of assorted names and locations. Check out the branches to discover if you share a leaf or two.

Surnames (above and to the right). Here are the main family trees. My goal is to include names, dates, descendants, photographs, documents  & sources for my information. These names link to locations & cemeteries. Related? Contact me to share & compare.

Locations (above and to the right). Here you can find my family names associated with each location, useful websites and blogs, books, maps and other resources that are helpful for research there. Do you have a favorite resource:  archive, book, website to share? Let me know.

Cemeteries (above). The final resting places of my ancestors. Names, dates, maps & photographs are here.

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  • August 20, 2017: Sunday's Obituary: Another Pioneer 'Crosses the River' - Leaves & Branches
    Thomas M. Brumfield

    13 Jan 1837 MS - 20 Nov 1923 MS
    Son of Charles & Harriet Brumfield
    My 1st cousin, 4x removed



    Another Pioneer ‘Crosses the River’
    Tom Brumfield, Veteran of the Civil War, Passes Away near Concord



    One by one the pioneers of Yazoo County are answering the call of another land. On November 20, Tom Brumfield, who was one of the few Confederate veterans that had stood the winter’s cold and the summer’s heat for 87 years, all of which were spent in this county, passed to his reward. He was born near Dover and after his marriage bought a farm and settled near Concord church, where he and his family became part of the institution, attending the services and giving their names for its support. When the call came for the defence of the principals for which the south contended Mr. Brumfield was young and his soul became fired with the justice of the cause, so he, like the true southerner that he was, enlisted and took his stand with the Confederate army. Mr. Brumfield was injured in a railroad wreck which made him practically an invalid for the past 60 years, but his spirit never failed and he stuck to his post and worked until death claimed him. Besides his wife he is survived by six children, all of whom are grown and settled in life. They are Mrs. Mollie Compton, of Belzoni, Mrs. E. S. Manor, of Yazoo City, Route One, Willie Brumfield, who makes his home in the delta, and Tom, Joe and Todd, whom live near Anding. The funeral, which took place at Concord church on Nov. 21, was largely attended.


    from:  
    Another Pioneer ‘Crosses the River’ (1923, Dec. 28). The Yazoo Herald, p. 4. Retrieved March 7, 2017. Yazoo City, MS. Tom Broomfield.




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