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John D. Brumfield B 1842 lA

John D. Brumfield B 1842 lA

 John D. Brumfield was born 29 July 1842 In Louisiana. In 1850[i]and 1860[ii]he lived at home. In 1860 he owned 15 slaves.[iii]Like his brothers, he served during the Civil War. He served in Wingfield’s Company C of the 3rdRegiment of the Louisiana Calvary with his brother, Jessie Alexander Brumfield, and several other family members.[iv]

In 1870 he farmed his mother’s land in Washington Parish. His mother was, once again, a widow. His half sisters, Charlotte Angelina (Brumfield) Brock and Courtney Rebecca (Brumfield) Tate also lived with them.[v]In 1880 he still lived with his mother, farming her land.[vi]

John married Zadie Martin. Their sons were John D. T. Brumfield and James H. Brumfield.[vii]They lived in Washington Parish, Louisiana. In 1900 he was a widower with two young sons.[viii]  His death is unknown at this time.

[i]1850 US Census, LA; digital image, Ancestry(ancestry.com: accessed 2015) N Bromfield Brumfield.

[ii]1860 US Census, LA, Washington; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com: accessed 2015) Elijah Brumfield.

[iii]Kerns, Gloria Lambert. Washington Parish, Louisiana Records, 1810 – 1898. (Baker, Louisiana: Folk Finders, 1983) 23.

[iv]National Park Service, US Civil War Soldiers, 1861 – 1865; digital image, Ancestry(ancestry.com; Retrieved April 2017) John D. Brumfield.

[v]1870 US Census, LA, Washington, Ward 2; digital image, Ancestry(ancestry.com: accessed October 2017) Charlotte Brumfield.

[vi]1880 US Census, Washington, Louisiana; SD 1, ED 194; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com: accessed 2017) Charlotte Brumfield.

[vii]Wallis, Ruth Temple. Descendants of Jacob Ott of South Carolina and Louisiana (Bogalusa, LA: Privately printed) 97.

[viii]1900 US Census, LA, Washington; SD6, ED 97; digital image, Ancestry(ancestry.com: accessed 2017) John D. Brumfield.

1 John D. Brumfield b: 29 July 1842 in Louisiana, d: 01 April 1903
…… + Zadie Martin
…………2 John D. T. Brumfield b: September 1890 in Louisiana
…………2 James H. Brumfield b: July 1892 in Louisiana

Selected Sources:

  • Wallis, Ruth Temple. Descendants of Jacob Ott of South Carolina and Louisiana. Privately printed.
  • 1850 Census.  Louisiana. taken 31 Oct. 1850.  Line 28.  N. Bromfield
  • 1860 US Census, Washington Parish, Louisiana. Elijah Brumfiel, Martin Brumfield, Josiah Brumfield
  • 1880 US Census, Washington, Louisiana SD 1, ED 194, Page 35
    Charlotte Brumfield
  • 1900 US Census, Washington, Louisiana SD 6, ED 97, Sheet 21
    John D. Brumfield

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