Charles Brumfield 1796 – 1870

Charles Brumfield was born 1 January 1796 in York, South Carolina.[i], [ii]Charles was still a teenager when he served in the War of 1812. He was a private in the 12/13 Consolidated Regiment of the Louisiana Militia.[iii]

         On 22 August 1820 Charles married Harriet Knight, daughter of John Knight.[iv],[v]They had seven children: John Brumfield, Margaret Sisley (Brumfield) Bradshaw, Lucy (Brumfield) Sandidge, Thomas Meredith Brumfield, George Davis Brumfield, Oscar Hope Brumfield and Jesse Marion Brumfield.[vi]

Charles purchased land in Yazoo County, Mississippi. In February 1832 he bought 79.84 acres which included a section of Indian Creek[vii], [viii]and in September 1835 he bought another 80.03 acres which were located adjacent to his original land and south west of the town of Dover.[ix], [x]The 1850 US Census shows Charles, Harriet and children living in the same county.[xi]In 1860 Charles was shown as a planter in Yazoo County with sons, Thomas and George, as overseers and sons, Oscar and Jesse, still at home.[xii]

Oldest son, John Brumfield was Chancery Clerk in Yazoo County in 1859, Clerk of the Probate Court in 1860 and Circuit Clerk 1863 – 1864.[xiii]

All five sons of Charles and Harriet served during the Civil War. John Brumfield enlisted 15 March 1862 in Yazoo City, Mississippi as a Sergeant in Company E, 30 Regiment of the Mississippi Infantry. He became a 2nd Lieutenant on 25 August 1862. However, he had to resign in November 1862 due to illness. He was unfit for duty.[xiv]Thomas Meredith Brumfield enlisted 4 February 1862 as a private in the 1stMississippi Light Artillery. He was discharged 4 May 1865.[xv]His brother, Oscar enlisted on the same day. Oscar Hope Brumfield was a sergeant in Company E of the 46thRegiment of the Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War. He enlisted 4 February 1862 and was discharged 4 May 1865.[xvi],[xvii]George Davis Brumfield “served as Pvt. Co. E 38th MS Cav. and later as Pvt. Co B 1st MS Lt Art (CSA)”[xviii]Their youngest brother, Jesse Marion Brumfield was a private in Company K, 10thRegiment of the Mississippi Infantry. He enlisted 27 February 1862 and was discharged 26 April 1865.[xix],[xx]

Charles died 29 July 1870.

Died at his residence in Yazoo county, on 29thJuly 1870 Charles Brumfield, a native of York District, South Carolina, for the last 60 years a resident of this state and for the last 40 years of Yazoo county, where he has reared a large and respectable family – a man of the strictest integrity – just and true in all the relations of life.[xxi]

[i]Randolph, Ruth Brumfield, and Nell Brumfield Jacobs Smith. Brumfields Revisited: Ancestors and Descendants of George Y. and Martha Penny Brumfield.(Privately printed, 1995).

[ii]Vinson, Christopher V, Brumfield Family Research, 2016; email communication with author.

[iii]Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812; digital image, fold3 (fold3.com: accessed June 2017).

[iv]Upton, Mrs. Robert Chester. Marriage Records Marion County, Mississippi 1812 – 1860. 1958.

[v]Stewart, Charlotte J., Brumfield(Ocean Springs, Mississippi: Blossman Printing, Inc., 1972).

[vi]Stewart, Charlotte J., Brumfield(Ocean Springs, Mississippi: Blossman Printing, Inc., 1972).

[vii]Land Patent, 2/1/1832; Accession #MS0200.433; General Land Office Records, Bureau of Land Management, U. S. Department of the Interior; digital image (glorecords.bim.gov: accessed October 2017).

[viii]Boyd, Gregory A., Family Maps of Yazoo County, Mississippi(Norman, OK: Arphax Publishing Co., 2010) 298-309, Charles Brumfield.

[ix]Land Patent, 9/21/1835; Accession #MS0250.152; General Land Office Records, Bureau of Land Management, U. S. Department of the Interior; digital image (glorecords.bim.gov: accessed October 2017).

[x]Boyd, Gregory A., Family Maps of Yazoo County, Mississippi(Norman, OK: Arphax Publishing Co., 2010) 298-309, Charles Brumfield.

[xi]1850 US Census, MS, Yazoo; digital image, Ancestry(ancestry.com: accessed 2016) Charles Brumfield.

[xii]1860 US Census, MS, Yazoo; digital image, Ancestry(ancestry.com: accessed 2016) C Brumfield.

[xiii]Thomas, Winnie Knight, Earle W. Knight, LaVada Knight Dykes, and Martha Kaye Dykes Lowrey. The Family of John ‘Jackie’ Knight and Zeziah Davis Knight; 1773 – 1985. (Magee, Mississippi: Robert and Delores Knight Venison, 1985).

[xiv]Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers from Mississippi Units, NARA, 39 MS Volunteers;Fold 3(fold3.com:accessed October 2017).

[xv]Sons of Confederate Veterans, Confederate Graves Registry Public Interface (cgr.scv.org: accessed August 2017.)

[xvi]National Park Service, US Civil War Soldiers, 1861- 1865; Ancestry(ancestry.com; accessed 2017).

[xvii]12. Sons of Confederate Veterans, Confederate Graves Registry Public Interface (cgr.scv.org: accessed August 2017.)

[xviii]Thomas, Winnie Knight, Earle W. Knight, LaVada Knight Dykes, and Martha Kaye Dykes Lowrey. The Family of John ‘Jackie’ Knight and Zeziah Davis Knight; 1773 – 1985. (Magee, Mississippi: Robert and Delores Knight Venison, 1985).

[xix]National Park Service, US Civil War Soldiers, 1861- 1865; Ancestry(ancestry.com; accessed 2017).

[xx]Sons of Confederate Veterans, Confederate Graves Registry Public Interface (cgr.scv.org: accessed August 2017.)

[xxi]Obituary. (Jackson, MS: The Semi-Weekly Clarion, 19 Aug 1870) 3; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed July 2017.

1 Charles Brumfield b: 1 Jan 1796 York, SC, d: 07 Aug 1870 MS
… + Harriet Knight b: 22 Aug 1804 GA, m: 22 Aug 1820 Marion, MS d: 18 Mar 1870 MS
……2 John Brumfield b: Nov 1829, d: 1901
…… + Margaret Elizabeth HIgh m: 03 Aug 1858, d: 04 Dec 1867
………3 Lucy Brumfield b: 04 Sep 1859 Dover, Yazoo, MS
………3 Mary Brumfield b: 18 Dec 1861 Dover, Yazoo, MS
………3 Lelia Brumfield b: 02 Dec 1863 Dover, Yazoo, MS
………3 Baby girl Brumfield b: 25 Aug 1866 MS, d: 25 Aug 1866 Yazoo, MS
………3 Baby Boy Brumfield b: 04 Dec 1867 MS, d: 04 Dec 1867 Yazoo, MS
……2 Margaret Sisley Brumfield b: 15 Dec 1832, d: 12 Nov 1904 Yazoo, MS
…… + Thomas E Bradshaw b: 18 Mar 1814 VA, m: 7 Jan 1851, d: 19 Jan 1911 MS
………3 John Thomas Bradshaw b: 1 Sep 1854, d: 13 Jun 1922
………3 William Edward Bradshaw b: 21 Mar 1856, d: 11 Aug 1873 M
………3 Oscar Washington Bradshaw b: 25 Nov 1857, d: 05 Sep 1900
………3 Jesse Payton Bradshaw b: 05 Jul 1859, d: 05 Aug 1887
………3 Charles Davis Bradshaw b: 25 Feb 1861, d: 12 Aug 1914
………3 Elizabeth Keturah Bradshaw b: 18 Aug 1862, d: 28 Mar 1933
………3 Mary Ann Bradshaw b: 25 Dec 1864, d: 29 Oct 1886
………3 Robert Sidney Bradshaw b: 01 Oct 1866, d: 08 Sep 1875
………3 James Archer Bradshaw b: 03 Oct 1868, d: 03 Dec 1947
………3 Lewis Richard Bradshaw b: 30 Jun 1870, d: 17 Jun 1871
………3 Sallie Alberta Bradshaw b: 22 Dec 1871, d: 26 Oct 1872
………3 Groege Daniel Bradshaw b: 04 May 1873, d: 06 May 1961
……2 Lucy Brumfield b: Abt. 1834 MS
…… + Benjamin L. Sandidge
………3 Nick Sandidge
………3 Hattie Sandidge b: 1860, d: 7 Aug 1935
………3 Myrtis Sandidge b: 1874, d: 1940
……2 Thomas M. Brumfield b: 13 Jan 1837 MS, d: 20 Nov 1923
……2 George Davis Brumfield b: 29 Sep 1839, d: 11 Mar 1870
……2 Oscar Hope Brumfield b: Abt. 1841 MS
……2 Jesse Marion Brumfield b: 22 Sep 1845 MS, d: 8 Jan 1896

Selected Sources:

  • 1850 US Census, MS, Yazoo Co; Charles Brumfield family.
  • Randolph, Ruth Brumfield, and Nell Brumfield Jacobs Smith. Brumfields Revisited: Ancestors and Descendants of George Y. and Martha Penny Brumfield. Privately printed, 1995.
  • Stewart, Charlotte J. Brumfield. Ocean Springs, Mississippi: Blossman Printing, Inc., 1972.
  • Thomas, Winnie Knight, Earle W. Knight, LaVada Knight Dykes, and Martha Kaye Dykes Lowrey. The Family of John ‘Jackie’ Knight and Zeziah Davis Knight; 1773 – 1985. Magee, Mississippi: Robert and Delores Knight Venison, 1985.
  • Upton, Mrs. Robert Chester. Marriage Records Marion County, Mississippi 1812 – 1860. 1958.

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