Nathaniel Brumfield b. 1813

The Nathaniel Brumfield Family

Nathaniel Brumfield was born in 1813 in Louisiana. Nathaniel was the son of John Brumfield & Margaret Kelly. He married Charlotte Temple Ott. Nathaniel was a farmer in 1850. By 1860 he had died and Charlotte was married to Nathaniel’s brother, Elijah Brumfield.

Martin Penn Brumfield b. 15 March 1837 in Louisiana, the oldest son of Nathaniel & Charlotte Temple (Ott) Brumfield, enlisted 7 July 1861. He was a Private in the 9th Louisiana Infantry, Company I. He later became a 2nd Lieutenant. On 21 July 1861 the 9th Infantry arrived in Manassas, Virginia just after the fighting there. They went to Camp Florida, near Centerville, Virginia. In camp the former farm boys were exposed to many diseases for the first time. By August over 100 men had died or been discharged medically. In January 1862 the 9th Infantry was in Camp Carondelet in Manassas. In April 1862 Martin P. Brumfield was in the General Receiving Hospital in Gordonsville, Virginia. He died there of disease.

Soon after Martin’s death his two brothers enlisted. Jessie Alexander Brumfield, b. 27 September 1838, and John D. Brumfield, b. 29 July 1842, enlisted in the 3rd LA Calvary on 14 May 1862. Both were living in Franklinton, Louisiana at the time they enlisted. Their regiment was called Colonel James H. Wingfield’s Regiment. The brothers were paid a bounty of $50 for enlisting for the duration of the war. Each brother was paid 40 cents a day for the care of their horse.

….. 1 Nathaniel Brumfield b: 1813 LA
….. + Charlotte Temple Ott b: 1815 LA
……….. 2 Martin Penn Brumfield b: 15 March 1837 LA
……….. 2 Jessie Alexander Brumfield b: 27 Sept 1838 LA
……….. + Martha Elizabeth Alford b: 08 August 1846 MS
…………….. 3 Martin Ellis Brumfield b: Sept 1865 MS
…………….. + Dollie King b: June 1877 Louisiana
…………….. 3 Rose Ella Brumfield b: 18 July 1867 MS
…………….. + Jasper Pascal Brown b: 15 May 1865 MS
…………….. 3 John Edward Brumfield b: Nov 1869 MS
…………….. + Ada Beatrice Fortenberry b: 1893
…………….. 3 Fletcher Boyd Brumfield b: 28 June 1875 MS
…………….. + Mattie Burmfield b: MS
…………….. 3 Lily E. Brumfield b: 1876 MS
…………….. + Julius Alford b: 25 October 1869 LA
…………….. 3 Daisy L. Brumfield b: July 1879 MS
…………….. + Cornelius Alford
…………….. 3 Lucy May Brumfield b: 12 April 1881 MS
…………….. 3 Sallie Joy Brumfield b: 31 May 1884 MS
…………….. + Joseph Ed Brumfield b: Abt. 1873 MS
……….. 2 John D. Brumfield b: 29 July 1842 LA
……….. + Zadie Martin
…………….. 3 John D. T. Brumfield b: Sept 1890 LA
…………….. 3 James H. Brumfield b: July 1892 LA
……….. 2 Sarah Lucy Brumfield b: 21 Nov 1845 LA
……….. + Isaac Roberts
……….. 2 Laura Brumfield b: 19 April 1851 LA
……….. + Needham Alford

Selected Sources:

  • 1850 US Census, Louisiana
  • 1860 US Census, Washington County, Louisiana, Page 3.
  • Clawson, Alma Dell Magee.  Fields of Bloom.  Privately printed. 1972.
  • Wallis, Ruth Temple. Descendants of Jacob Ott of South Carolina and Louisiana. 1967. Bogalusa, Louisiana. Privately printed.

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