Davis Brumfield 1795 – 1863

Davis Brumfield was the son of John Brumfield & Margaret Kelly. Davis was born 1795 in York, SC. He married Cynthia Holmes, daughter of Elisha Holmes, Sr. from GA, on 23 Nov 1823. In 1850 Davis Brumfield, farmer, and family were in Police District #2 in Pike, MS. 10 children were at home. In 1860 the family was in Holmesville, MS. Davis was 65; Cynthia 56 and 4 children were at home.

Davis Brumfield served in the War of 1812 as a private in the 12th & 13th Consolidated Regiment of the LA Militia. He enlisted 23 December 1814 and was discharged 10 March 1815.

Cynthia’s Obituary:

“Cinthia Brumfeild was born in the state of Georgia on Dec. 12, 1804 and moved to Pike County, Miss. At the age of 8 years and remained there until death. She married Davis Brumfield in 1824 and reared a large family. He died in 1864. She united with the Union Church in June 1850 and remained a faithful member of that church until her death. She died July 10, 1884. She leaves 7 children, 1 brother, 2 sisters, and many grand-children and great grand-children. “

From:  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, page 6.

1 Davis Brumfield b: 1795 in York, SC, d: 23 Apr 1863 MS
… + Cynthia Holmes b: 12 Dec 1804 GA, m: 23 Nov 1823 MS, d: 10 Jul 1884 MS
……2 Elijah Brumfield b: Abt. 1826 MS
……2 John Brumfield b: Abt. 1830 MS
……2 William Brumfield b: Abt. 1833 MS
……2 Emily Brumfield b: Abt. 1834 MS
……2 Angeline Brumfield b: Abt. 1839 MS
……2 Eveline Brumfield b: Abt. 1839 MS
……2 Elisha Brumfield b: Abt. 1840 MS
……2 Isaac K. Brumfield b: Abt. 1843 MS
……2 Jesse Brumfield b: Abt. 1845 MS
……2 Louise Brumfield b: Abt. 1847 MS

Selected Sources:

  • 1850 US Census, MS, Pike, Police District #2; Davis Brumfield family.
  • 1860 US Census, MS, Pike, Holmesville; Davis Brumfield family, page 6.
  • Conerly, Luke Ward, Source Records from Pike County, Mississippi 1798-1910; 1798-1910; South Carolina, Southern Historical Press, 1989.
  • 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.
  • War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812 – 1815; Application from Cynthia Holmes Brumfield, widow of Davis Brumfield.
  • 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, page 6.

 

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