Martha E (Alford) Brumfield 1846 – c1910

Martha Elizabeth (Alford) Brumfield was born 8 August 1846 in Pike County, Mississippi. She was the daughter of Edwin Barksdale Alford and Martha P Smith.  She was one of 13 children. Her siblings were: Warren Jackson, Cynthia Ann, Ira Payne, William H., Harriet Jane, Lacey A., Jeptha J., Julia Ann, Seaborn S., Elijah H., Julius Newton & Julia Ann Alford. The Edwin Alfords were in MS from the early 1800’s onwards.

She married Jessie Alexander Brumfield.  In 1870 they were living in Osyka, Pike, MS with three children. Jessie was a farmer. In 1878 those three children were attending school in Pike, MS. By 1880 Jessie & Martha had 6 children, ages 11 months to 13 years old. The family lived on Walkers Bridge Road in 1900. Jessie owned his farm without a mortgage. Three children were still at home. In the 1910 census Martha was the mother of ten children; seven living.

Martha died c 1910.

1 Martha Elizabeth Alford b: 08 Aug 1846 in Pike, MS, d: Aft. 1910
…… + Jessie Alexander Brumfield b: 27 Sept 1838 in LA, d: Aft. 1910
…………2 Martin Ellis Brumfield b: September 1865 in MS, d: Aft. 1920
………… + Dollie King b: June 1877 in LA
………………3 Lola Brumfield b: September 1890 in LA
………………3 Jewel Brumfield b: Abt. 1901 in LA
………………3 Jesse Alton Brumfield b: Abt. 1905 in LA
………………3 Ayleen Brumfield b: Abt. 1908 in LA
………………3 Dora Lee Brumfield b: Abt. 1915 in LA
………………3 Lola Brumfield b: Abt. 1891 in LA
…………2 Rose Ella Brumfield b: 18 July 1867 MS, d: 2 Oct 1948 Pike, MS
………… + Jasper Pascal Brown b: 15 May 1865 in Pike, MS, m: 21 Dec 1887 in Pike, MS, d: 08 June 1950 in McComb, Pike, MS
………………3 Lucy Viola Brown b: 16 Oct 1888 in MS, d: 23 March 1942
……………… + Tate Edward Fortenberry b: 14 Jan 1885 MS, m: 17 Dec 1908 MS
………………3 Ina Lucille Brown b: 29 Dec 1890 in MS, d: 25 July 1972
……………… + Dewitt W Alford b: 29 Oct 1874 LA, m: 8 Dec 1910 LA, d: 24 May 1942
………………3 Junius Earl Brown b: 12 May 1892 in MS, d: Jan 1956
……………… + Armetha Brown
………………3 Hubert Allen Brown b: 01 Oct 1894 MS, d: 25 Nov 1971 Hinds, MS
……………… + Freddie Smith b: 19 Nov 1899, m: 10 Jan 1920 in Pike, MS, d: 21 April 1988 in MS
………………3 Mavis Marie Brown b: 18 Aug 1897 MS, d: 28 June 1928 MS
……………… + Denny Herbert Smith b: 3 March 1892 in Tylertown, Walthall, MS, d: 18 March 1966 in MS
………………3 Lyda Mearl Brown b: 24 Dec 1900 Pike, MS, d: 6 Dec 1979 MS
……………… + Arlie Pierce b: 27 Jan 1898 in Walthall, MS, d: 1993
………………3 Roy Jesse Brown b: 8 March 1902 in Osyka, Pike, MS, d: 12 May 1956 in Magnolia, Pike, MS
……………… + Ivy Regina Mark b: 08 June 1908 Medina, Ohio, m: 2 Aug 1927 in Seville, Medina, Ohio, d: 18 Sept 2003 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, NY
……………… + Mary Thelma Ellzey b: 22 Feb 1906 in Pike, MS, d: Jan 1974 in Magnolia, Pike, MS
………………3 Mildred Olga Brown b: 23 June 1904 in MS
……………… + James Alton Ball b: 22 March 1902 in Angie, Washington, LA, m: 24 Dec 1921 in Vernado, LA
………………3 Thelma Lady Brown b: 27 Feb 1908 in MS, d: 15 Nov 1979
……………… + Reynolds
…………2 John Edward Brumfield b: Nov 1869 in MS, d: 1933
………… + Ada Beatrice Fortenberry b: 1893, d: 1956
………………3 Baxter Edwin Brumfield b: 13 June 1912
………………3 Fannie Chelottie Brumfield b: 28 Aug 1913
………………3 James Albert Brumfield b: 28 Dec 1914
………………3 John Edward Brumfield b: Feb 1915
………………3 Claudia Martha Brumfield b: 27 Dec 1917
………………3 Selwyn Alex Brumfield b: 31 Oct 1919, d: 08 Sept 1981
………………3 Olgee Shelina Brumfield b: 07 Aug 1921
………………3 Oliver Wendell Brumfield b: 21 Aug 1923
…………2 Fletcher Boyd Brumfield b: 28 June 1875 in MS
………… + Mattie Burmfield b: MS, m: Abt. 1908
………………3 Mead Brumfield b: Abt. 1913 in MS
………………3 Francis Brumfield b: Abt. 1916 in MS
………………3 Courtney Jane Brumfield b: Abt. 1919 in MS
………………3 Ed H. Brumfield b: Abt. 1924 in MS
…………2 Lily E. Brumfield b: 1876 in MS, d: 1959
………… + Julius Alford b: 25 Oct 1869 in LA
………………3 Lillian Alford b: 1900 in LA, d: 1969
……………… + William Archie Simmons b: 1897
…………2 Daisy L. Brumfield b: July 1879 in MS
………… + Cornelius Alford
…………2 Lucy May Brumfield b: 12 April 1881 in MS
…………2 Sallie Joy Brumfield b: 31 May 1884 in MS
………… + Joseph Ed Brumfield b: Abt. 1873 in MS
………………3 Alex Brumfield b: Abt. 1906 in MS
………………3 Philip Brumfield b: Abt. 1909 in MS
………………3 Donald Brumfield b: Abt. 1912 in MS
………………3 David Brumfield b: Abt. 1915 in MS

Selected Sources:

  • 1870 US Census,  Holmesville, Pike Co., Mississippi.  Township 2. Range 10. Page 3. Jessie Brumfield, 34
  • 1880 US Census.  MS, Pike Co.,  ED 37 SD 3 Page 54. J Alek & Martha E. Brumfield & family.
  • 1900 US Census, MS, Pike, south of Magnolia at Walkers Bridge Rd., SD 7, ED 104, Sheet 31A. Jesse A. & Martha E. Brumfield & family.
  • 1910 US Census, MS, Pike, SD 7, ED 95, Sheet 8A. Jessie A. & Martha E. Brumfield
  • Conerly, Luke Ward, SOURCE RECORDS FROM PIKE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, 1798-1910; 1798-1910; South Carolina, Southern Historical Press, 1989.
  • Creel, Bevin J. A Patriot’s Legacy: The Family of Richard Dillon and Ann Lawrence From Bertie County, North Carolina To Southern Mississippi and Louisiana. Franklinton, Louisiana: Privately Printed, 2002.
  •  Death Certificate State File #16010, Registrar’s # 264, Mississippi. “Rosa Ella Brown” White Female. Aged 81 Years, 2 months, 13 days.  Born 18 July 1867.  Father: Alex Brumfield  and  Mother:  Martha Alford who was born in MS

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