John Wilson Brumfield was born 30 June 1811 in Washington Parish, Louisiana. He married Cinderella Lanier on 14 February 1839.[i]Their children’s names can be pieced together from various census reports: Frances Jane Brumfield, Melissa L. Brumfield, John Zekiel Brumfield, William C. Brumfield, Louisiana Brumfield, Candacia Brumfield, Claretta M. (Brumfield) Alford, Uriah V. Brumfield, Samantha V. Brumfield, Rosa Edna Brumfield and Milton Tynes Brumfield.
They lived in Washington Parish, Louisiana where John was a farmer. In 1850 John was 39 years old. Cinderella was 33 years old and already the mother of seven children.[ii]In 1860 ten children lived at home.[iii]In 1870 seven children remained at home[iv]and in 1880 only their youngest son was still living with John and Cinderella.[v]
John and Cinderella belonged to the Magee’s Creek Baptist Church. Cinderella died 30 December 1884.
Cinderella Brumfield was born in Washington parish, La., about the year 1820; she died Dec. 30, 1884, aged about 65 years. She was married to J. W. Brumfield Feb. 14, 1839. She was baptized into the fellowship of Mt. Pisgah Church in July 1861 and moved her membership to Bethany church and remained there a few years, when again she moved her membership to Mt. Pisgah Church. She remained a faithful member there until her death. She was a true Christian, a good companion, and loved by all those around her. She leaves a husband and eight children.[vi]
John Wilson Brumfield died 19 June 1889. His obituary follows:
John W. Brumfield died June 19, 1889 – – aged 77 years, 11 months and 19 days, was born in Washington parish, La., June 30, 1811, was married to Cinderella Lamer, Feb. 14, 1839. Three sons and five daughters survived him to mourn their loss. He joined Bethany church and was baptized July 24, 1869 – – moved his membership to Mt. Pisgah church, June 14, 1884 where he remained a consistent member until his death. Bro. Brumfield’s last illness was very severe and of long duration, but was borne with patience and humble submission to Him who rules all things. The funeral services were conducted by Elders F. M. Easley and J. N. Fortenberry.[vii]
[ii]1850 US Census, LA, Washington; digital image, Ancestry(ancestry.com: accessed June 2017) John Bromfield.
[iii]1860 US Census, LA, Washington; digital image, Ancestry(ancestry.com: accessed June 2017) John W. Brumfield.
1 John Wilson Brumfield b: 30 Jun 1811 in Washington, LA, d: 19 Jun 1889
… + Cindyrella Lanier b: c 1817 LA, m: 14 Feb 1839, d: 30 Dec 1884
……2 Zekel Brumfield b: Abt. 1839 Washington Parish, LA
……2 Frances Brumfield b: Abt. 1841 Washington Parish, LA
……2 Malissa Brumfield b: Abt. 1842 Washington Parish, LA
……2 John T. Brumfield b: Abt. 1844 Washington Parish, LA
……2 William C. Brumfield b: Abt. 1845 Washington Parish, LA
……2 Louisiana Brumfield b: Abt. 1848 Washington Parish, LA
……2 Candasia Brumfield b: Abt. 1850 Washington Parish, LA
……2 Clarissa M. Brumfield b: Abt. 1852 Washington Parish, LA
……2 Uriah V. Brumfield b: Abt. 1853 Washington Parish, LA
……2 Samantha E. Brumfield b: Abt. 1854 Washington Parish, LA
……2 Rosa E. Brumfield b: Abt. 1857 Washington Parish, LA
- 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.
- Williams, Jr., Ernest Russ. A Potpourri of Historical Data concerning the Founding Families and Individuals of Washington Parish, Louisiana, 1798 – 1860. Monroe, LA: Northeast Louisiana University, 1990.